Friday, 29 November 2013


My husband has spent all of November growing a mustache. It might seem (and look) silly at first glance, but beneath the visual ridiculousness there is a seriousness.

He is part of a campaign that is raising awareness and money for men's health issues from prostate cancer to mental health. So far he has raised more than he would have hoped for considering it's his first year at it, but there is still one day left in November to raise more before he shaves it off.

We Boyds ask you to support this cause, and one of the ways you can do this is through the link below:

There are also many other ways you can contribute and support men's health issues and research: volunteer, join an annual run, donate to a specific charity, help a neighbour, friend, brother, father, cousin, who may be suffering from a health issue by cooking a meal or paying a visit.

But failing any of those go to Mr. Boyd's MOvember site and toss in a couple of dollars. The money raised gets filtered out to various important and necessary programs and organization that help men across our country.

Wishing you all health, happiness and a wonderful November 30th!

Love the Boyds

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Four Weeks

We survived the first month! There have been highs and lows, and not ever enough sleep, but we made it.

Things that have helped make this month easier than I could have ever imagined: Good weather, lots of help, visitors, preschool, many free dinners.

Oma came to rescue us for a week. We miss her.

Cousin Margaret singing my girl to sleep

Amelia: 4 Weeks

Monday, 11 November 2013

Our new baby and a few other things

Does it go without saying that it has been a crazy couple of weeks around here?

It hasn't been easy, but I didn't expect it to be. I can't complain though since I have had a lot of help and support in the form of mother's, cousins, husband, and a sister who always texts back when I am having a postpartum crisis. Plus my mama is arriving tonight for a week, so despite the tired I feel right now, and the overwhelmed I feel often, I feel loved more. And that's nice.

Anyway, moving on. Amelia is lovely. So different and similar from her brother, if that makes sense. She loves sleeping on someone, can pass out for hours (similar), she doesn't cry too often (yet) unless she needs something (different), she's snuggly and smells good (similar), and she can eat like it's going out of style (similar). 

Here she is:

He loves her. It makes my heart glad.

In other business around here, these guys are back in our yard fattening up for winter.

And our Christmas cactus is in full bloom, which to me signals that it is game on for Decking the Halls!  Something to do while I am up three times a night....  bright side, right?

Love from the Boyds