Jan 1, 2013

Go To My New Blog!

My new blog Waking Up Happy is now live! Go ahead and add it to your RSS feed and change your bookmarks as I will no longer be posting to this one. If the link above doesn't work you can always type in the web address, www.MeganAlton.com

See you at Waking Up Happy!

Dec 31, 2012

Last Tender Life Post & Top 6 Posts of 2012

Snow Kitty

Whoo, whoo.

What?! Last post? Yes, you read that correctly. But don't fret, it only means that better things are to come. Starting tomorrow I will be blogging from my BRAND NEW BLOG! I'll have a redirecting link tomorrow and it'll be easier to remember, fo' sho'.

You see, I started Tender Life a few months before I had Porter with the hopes of keeping up with family and friends once the wee babe came along. And this blog has done that really well. What I didn't anticipate was how much I would enjoy blogging, which turns out to be a lot. I want to bring my blogging to the next level and open it up to a larger audience, because I have so much more to share.

Don't worry, it will still include all the wonderful updates and pictures of my sweet family and all my previously written posts. The new blog will have more content about my own personal interests, be easier to use, and hopefully easier to leave comments on. After all, blogging is a form of social media, and if Blogger is going to make it difficult for you to leave comments then it's not very social at all. New year, new blog. Rest assured, Porter will still be very much a part of it all. He is after all much of the inspiration.

For the final real post of Tender Life and of 2012 I want to share the top 6 posts of the last year, in case you missed out. I hope your 2012 was lovely and wonderful and everything you hoped!

Top 6 Posts of 2012!

Africa: Rock the Casbah
Real Food Just Got More Real
Spain: Rhonda
Spain: Marbella Sick Day
Bucket List #13 Epiphony


Bucket List #6

Dec 30, 2012

Photo & Quote #25 Snowman

What do you know? I'm even ticklish. In fact, I'm all livin'! 
I am alive! What a neat thing to happen to a nice guy like me.
~Frosty The Snowman

Porter's first snowman!! Aptly named, Frosty.

For the last month, Porter has had a minor obsession with snowmen. We finally got enough snow and energy to build a small one in our front yard. He's oddly shaped because the snow here is really dry and doesn't stick very well. We ended up making 3 small mounds and letting them "gel" for a little bit and then stacking them. It worked like a charm!

4pm Sky

Got snow spin?

Nobody can see you Olive.

We made our snowman double sided so we can see him from inside the house too.

Science kitty! Using a magnifying glass with lights.

Dec 29, 2012

Photo & Quote #24 Family

As the family goes, so goes the nation
and so goes the whole world in which we live.
~Pope John Paul II

If every person in the world had a family like Porter's,
it would be a very very happy place to live.


I believe the exact quote for this pictures is, "Go mama!"

Photo & Quote #23 Travelling Home

There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.
~Wizard of Oz

This is actually a photo from a couple weeks ago, but a bird eating cake is pretty cool.


Also from a few weeks ago.

Tonight, however, we traveled home from our holiday visit to California. What's been lacking from these posts is that Porter's been REALLY sick for the entire last week. It started with fever and culminated with a horrible head cold and cough. 

Normally it's no big deal, but being away from home and massive altitude changes in an airplane caused him serious head pain today. Compounded with a late flight...made for a very long day week. Thankfully we made it home and he's sleeping tight in his own bed tonight. 

It was a wild and wonderful adventure to visit all the grandparents. We love them all and can't get nearly enough of them. For those of you who have Grandparents who live nearby, give them hugs and tell them you love them. Life with children is always easier when OUR parents are around.  

Dec 27, 2012

Photo & Quote #22 Nature

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
~Robert Frost

Dec 25, 2012

Photo & Quote #21 Christmas Eve

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? 
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. 
It came without packages, boxes or bags. 
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. 
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? 
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more? 


Decorating the "Kimiss Chree"

Santa has left the building.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!