Having created a site for my daughter and my family and seeing all of the cool things people are doing with their blogs I am inspired to keep a blog of my own. I am a mommy - it's true - I am defined much more by that than I realized. But there is more - I am still a wife, friend, daughter, sister, francophile, wannabe gourmet chef, foodie, reader, writer (journal keeper), amateur photographer, scrapbooker, seamstress, yogi, musician, marathoner, triathelete, doodler and more. All those things I try to do during her naps and after bedtime when the house is quiet and I have uninterrupted time to think. To paraphase Buzz Lightyear - 'To Mommy and BEYOND!'