The Year in Review!

2011.  A lot of good things happened to our family in 2011.  Likewise, a lot of not so great things happened in 2011.  I can't believe that it has almost been a year since we resigned our positions as houseparents at the children's home.  In some ways, it seems like just yesterday that we were there, but in other ways, it seems like it was YEARS ago.  We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish always from our time there.   2011 was also the year that our boss from the children's home, Danny, died in a [...]

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Spongeables Pedi-Scrub – A Spa for Your Feet! Review & Giveaway!

    I was able to try out the Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer in Citron-Eucalyptus.  I really like the idea behind this product.  The Pedi-Scrub cleanses, exfoliates, massages, and moisturizes, all in one!  One side of the Pedi-Scrub is textured, so it massages and exfoliates dry skin.  The other, soft side, cleanses and soothes.   I really liked this product.  The scent wasn't too overwhelming, it was nice and subtle.  The rough side was textured just enough to do what it promises….massage and exfoliate.  It was [...]

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Getting Sick Kids to Cooperate

It seems like we've had a rough couple of months here at the Fussybuckets House.  First, a stomach virus that hit the Captain right before his birthday party, then a cold that affected both boys, then another stomach virus that affected 3/4 of us for a few days, and now, here we are in the midst of a double ear/sinus infection for Baby D and a sinus infection for Captain Fussybuckets.  And if you're like me, you want to soothe and console your sick child, but you also want the sickness to be OVER so the whining will stop. [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Faceplant

There's a popular post in the mommy blogging world:  Wordless Wednesday.  I have been avoiding this because a) I feel that I can never truly be "wordless" and b) I am not "with it" enough to keep up with a weekly post.  (Notice how "The Week In Pictures" has fallen by the wayside for the past couple of weeks?)  Anyway, I'm admitting my faults and just going with it.  And forgive me if I post some words on Wordless Wednesday.  :)  So here is Life With Captain Fussybuckets' first ever Wordless Wednesday post…..   Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Faceplant

A Few of our Favorite Gifts!

We all had a pretty great Christmas!  We were blessed to be able to give and get some good stuff!  Here are just a few of our “favorite things!” First up…Baby D.  He was hard to shop for, because he had a birthday just a week before.  But, we got him this ADORABLE owl hat from Yarnaholics!   Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Gifts!

Our Christmas Weekend!

We had a great Christmas Eve at Grandma's and then Christmas Day here at home.  The boys got to wear their jammies to church and we had a great lunch with some great friends!  Here's hoping that you and yours had and continue to have an awesome holiday!   Christmas The cousins (minus sleeping Baby D) wait for gifts! baby


Christmas morning


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Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop 12/30 US @Kudzoom @Hulabye

The Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop, hosted by Planet Weidknecht and co-hosted by Going Crazy! Wanna Go?

runs from December 26 @ 12:01 a.m. EST to December 30 @ 11:59 p.m. EST.  Each blog on the linky list below has a giveaway worth at least $20.00.  You can hop from blog to blog and enter to win prizes on every single one! Good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Captain Fussybuckets and Baby D! We hope that your Christmas is full of love and joy! toddlers


Baby D’s Big Day!

Baby D turned 1 on Saturday!  We were visiting family for an early Christmas celebration, but we squeezed in time for cupcakes, gifts, and birthday fun!  He loved it all, even though the poor guy was sick!   first birthday balloon birthday

Kudzoom Sponsor Spotlight {Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop} + get 10 extra entries!

  **Update 10/19/12  Kudzoom is no longer in business**   I'm happy to announce that Kudzoom is our other sponsor in the Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop!  Have you heard about Kudzoom?  It's this awesome online store that launches new events every day at 7 AM CST. The items for moms-to-be, kids, tweens, babies, and more are drastically marked down and high quality products!   Kudzoom has a great loyalty and referral program, as well!   Visit Kudzoom today and check out their great stuff!  If you like what you see, grab it quick, because it probably [...]

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