My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Pit Stop

I had the pleasure of finally meeting a blog buddy... !!

Kelly, Matt, and Doran made a pit stop at my humble abode on their way back from Louisiana! I was SO excited when Kelly said that they could make it... I have known her for what feels like forever.

Back when Jef and I decided to have a baby, I joined a great information board where I met many other women who all had the same goal as I did. Kelly and I hit it off immediately- our cycles mirrored each other, as did many of our beliefs and opinions. We got pregnant within a month of each other.

That was way back in 2005.

Her little guy- Doran (who is a total cutie pie a la mode!) is almost one. Ava celebrated her big first birthday last month. Kelly and I have seen each other through a lot of ups and downs, been there to answer the whys and why nots of motherhood (when we've had any answers at all), and waited silently in the background on occasion knowing the other person needed positive thoughts sent their way, and that we were always on the other's mind amidst the chaos that is parenting and life.

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Doran, Kelly, Me, Ava, Faith

(Matt's hiding behind the camera)

In other news: Jef's new job seems to be going great! There is a lot to be done- as there usually is when a new manager comes to town-- but I know my Big J... he's raring and ready to take charge!

I wrote my first research paper in a looong time yesterday. No, not for school- for a pal, Konetta, who is a reflexologist. She is renting a new office and wanted to have a nice long "read" to explain what she did. It really didn't take a lot of time to write it, but man did my brain feel all sore afterwards. Whew- I guess I'd better practice that skill a bit more before I totally rust over.

--The Milk Maid says a bird in the hand is worth 2 Hannah Montana tickets in the bush.


Marcy "meg" said...

How exciting that you guys got to meet up and spend time together!!!!

singletracey said...

How exciting!!!! Work it Big J!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks yet again, dear friend! It was so great to meet you and I hope that our next meeting can involve more than just us passing through. And that I'll get to meet Big J! So glad all is going well with him and the new job.

Michell said...

That's cool that you got to meet Kelly in person. And the heck with hannah montana, I want to see her dad. Yumm.

B said...

Check out the hottie posse! Glad you got to meet each I'm jealous. I still like you both..but i'll be secretly bitter.

Milk Maid said...

B- u totally MUST be included next time!! :D

Ethansmama said...

The problem for me here all the way on the other side of the country is that to stop in and see you is never going to be on my way to or from anywhere. I guesswe have to be more deliberate about getting together. I still say Houston next spring.

Heather said...

I dido to Houston, I live in Texas that would be great!!

twondra said...

That is so awesome you guys got to see each other!! Really cool! Love the picture!!