Nothing Gold

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

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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Friday, February 13, 2009

What's in a Name?

Choosing a name for a baby seems like such a huge responsibility. She's going to be called that forever. Our favorite names change pretty much every week. Right now, though, I really love the name Ivy. Schuyler likes it too. The problem is that Levi and Ivy sounds pretty cutesy and precious. It's kind of Levi backwards, without the L. That's a major deal breaker for Schuyler, but I'm not sure. Also disturbing is the look of this trend. We don't want to end up with a really popular and trendy name. So what do you think, keeping in mind that we don't really like cutesy, precious things?

Fuzzibunz giveaway

I stumbled across a blog called Annie's Home and she is holding a giveaway for a one size fuzzibunz. Here's the giveaway. I'm so excited about this cloth diapering adventure.

Friday, February 06, 2009

A pretty day

So today is one of those sunny days that has everyone smiling and commenting to each other on how nice it is. Levi played outside after school with his friends for 45 minutes. It was warm and nice for playing. Here's the thing, though. The high today was 31. I guess you just get used to it.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I'm getting so excited!

This baby keeps getting closer and closer. Just 7 more weeks, and the time is really flying. I am really getting excited.

I'm planning on cloth diapering this time and I am really excited about it. I'm kind of getting obsessed with all the adorable options there are. It's way different than it was when my mom did it. If anyone that reads this does it, I'd love your advice.

I've been entering giveaways to try and win some fancy cloth diapers. So far no luck, I'm going to have to buy what I can.

The cloth diaper whisperer has giveaways every week and I really really want to win this week. Here's the link to their giveaway.

Piece of Me is giving away some Fuzzi Bunz. Here's the link to their giveaway.

Cloth baby planet is giving away a tiny tush diaper. Here's the link to their giveaway.

Yeah, I get extra entries for blogging about the giveaways, but I am really excited about this whole cloth diapering adventure in general, and I'd love to hear your thoughts.