August 19, 2010

This happened today.

I had the crazy idea of taking my very pregnant friend and her toddler - and all my kids - to a new beach today, one that had parking, oh, like, a mile away. (I'm probably exaggerating.) (But really I'm not.) And also the sand was so hot that Gray and I literally burned the bottoms of our feet.

Why the others were spared? I do not know. But we have blisters. Blisters! I tell you.

And truth be told,

Love is... :)

(while the beach was awesome and the kids had a blast swimming and throwing playing with sand and rocks),

le chapeau de bon chance

The biggest hit was the wash your feet thingy, by our cars, in the parking lot, like a mile from the beach.

love, hands, butterlfly on his hat

And while we were at the wash your feet thingy, a butterfly hitched a ride on Asher's hat- do you see it?


And she stayed on a long time, until she realized what she was getting into, with all the splashing and such.

wash your feet thingy

Isn't that just like life?

I love it.

Tomorrow (Friday) I'm heading to Indianapolis for the Blog Indiana conference. I'm speaking about Mom Blogging on Saturday morning 10:15 EST and I do believe you can catch my session live somewhere- try here.

I have a favor, could you let me know in the comments if there's a question you might have about Mom Blogging? If you would rather keep it between us, please feel free to email me at stephanie.precourt [@]

I'll be staying at Chez Moosh In Indy and Emily of DesignHER Momma is so generously watching Ivy for me during my session!!

I'm so thankful.


  1. Have a wonderful time! I wish I lived closer, I'd be there in a heartbeat. And you have just about the coolest friends around. Obviously...You are the coolest person around :)

  2. Ouch! I've had burned feets from sand & pavement alike, one too many times actually, so I feel your pain. Hope the blisters go away soon!

    Looks like the kiddos had a wonderful time regardless though; great pictures!

  3. Ouch! Burned feetsies, never good!

    I do have a question, one that I am struggling with. Although my blog is more of a cooking blog, I think the same question would apply. How do you find the time? I have a 4,2, and 4 month old. As I type this I am holding my last while my middle one points at the computer and tries to push every button.

    And now the baby is crying...gotta run!

  4. I didn't know Sarah was "Very pregnant"! I need to catch up with her, it seems.

    Love the pictures. Looks like the best day possible. Even with the burnt tootsies!

    I'll think about the blogging question and email ya privately.


  5. Your pictures told such a wonderful story. The look on Asher's face was so indicitive of the moment. :) Sounds like you had such a fun day.

  6. Love your blog. Was hoping to get to the conference this weekend, but my husband's away on business. My question would be what advice you might give to someone just starting out (my blog is about 2 months old). Most of the resources I have found are full of techie jargon that this rookie mom blogger doesn't even come close to understanding. I'll definitely try to catch your session online.

  7. Those pics are too darling!
    Sunburned feet hurt SO badly!

    Please share giant hugs with Casey and Emily from me to y'all

    xoxo <3

  8. your making me wish it was summer here in australia.
    Miss it so much, not the burning your feet on the sand part (or the road!)

  9. Thanks all & keep 'em coming! I totally plan to post answers to these questions as well as the ones I'm asked at the conference!


  10. I wish I'd known about it before (I'm in Indiana). I should pay attention to these things.

    My question would be ... suggestions for building blog readership. I have kindof a "niche" blog - I write mostly about cloth diapers and our day-to-day lives. I'm also a single mother by choice, so I have a bit of a following in that group. I have joined a couple of groups, but I'm having a hard time building up numbers on readers and followers.

  11. good luck for the speaking thing :-)

  12. that first pic of ivy, she looks just like cute. i love baby laughs.

  13. We did that not too long ago and had blisters. I never thought the sand could get so hot.

    Looks like fun was had though, made the walking worth it. ;)

  14. Can't wait to see you (and Ivy)!

    Question: At what point in your "blogging" career did you feel that you met that tipping point? The point where you realized that others were reading, not just your mom and closest friends. What was the main contributor to getting to that point?

    Does this make sense?

  15. Okay, question. A few mo. ago you did a post on blogging. It mentioned something about followers and such. I was lost...Very new to blogging and I have my followers turned off. Should I turn it on if I indeed want more to stop by?? (Also, It would be so fun to meet up and run while you are in indy!!)

  16. LOVE the butterfly on the hat! Such great camouflage, the butterfly blends right in :-)

    Hope your feet feel better asap!

  17. i love ivy's belly laugh in that first picture :-)

    have fun at the conference!

  18. Love Asher's Hat and the feet wash thingy IS so fun! :) Do great at the conference. I know you will.

  19. Oh I feel for your burned and blistered feet. I hope you and Ivy soaked them a good long time in cold, cold Lake Michigan. I think the ocean is warmer than Lake Michigan. When I was a little girl I burned and blistered my feet on the exhaust pipe of Papa's tractor. Oh did that hurt!!

  20. hope you had tons of fun at the conference, at Casey's and with Emily! Can't wait to read an update from the conference!

  21. Yes. That is just like life.

    And PS. Ivy {who has always been exceptionally cute} is getting more so by the day.

  22. suddenly, i wish i lived in the midwest :)

    beautiful pictures, and great story...

  23. I'm late to the blog party, are my questions for you:
    1. How do you monetize your blog?
    2. How did you get your blogging position with the newspaper (and does it pay well)?
    3. Do you have a FB page for Adventures in Babywearing? Why or why not?

    I bet you rocked your talk at the conference. :)


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