Tuesday, February 23, 2010

every day should be full of love:

and that is precisely why I did not post our valentines post in a timely fashion.. who wants to give in to a hallmark kinda holiday anyway.. (yep.. that is totally the reason.) this picture above makes my so happy. like busting with joy kinda happy. my little girl is playing with other girls. I pretty much pulled away from the full schedule, play date and lunch dates every day of the week, dinners with friends, hosting parties, shopping trips,mom's groups, bible studies.. you name it , I was in it.. pulled out of it all in the last two years. God has taught me some valuable lessons through out all of this.. but now I am kinda lonely. and selfishly, I realize that my anti social skills will weigh heavily on her social skills. and I want the best, most happiest of times for my baby girl. (and my husband would like me to find a happy medium to my lack of "do nothing" life that I have become accustomed too.).. but really, folks.. its just safer this way. =P
OH... back to the picture.... we met some friends at chick fil a a couple of Friday's ago.. and my little girl had a ball with her "new" friends. My friend has a little boy her age, and they get along great.. but this was just to sweet to watch a pick up game of ring-around-the-rosy.. right there in the middle of chick fil a play land. AWE.
on to sweetest day.... (yeah, i know there is another day for that.. but this really should have been renamed for obvious reasons!)
exhibit A. made some yummy red velvet cup cakes for my lovies.
made some pink heart shaped rice krispie treats for Brigham to take to school, because he just happened to be "top dog" on the 12th.

made these super cute "pink tornado" cookies for Brigham's class party on the 13th.
We had a little Earth Science lesson, when he discovered the pink tornado, and decided to ask a zillion questions about the scariest natural disaster I know of.

I got to drop the littles off at grandma's so that I could actually go in and help with Brig's party. This is the 3rd party I have been able to help with, and I just love being a part of his class and seeing what his every day looks like!
so this was one of their games during the party.. make the biggest tower out of candy hearts.. fun was had by all, that is until it got a bit nutzo as the towers came crumbling down with a vengeance.

Brig taste testing the cookies....

and then the eating thru the holiday continued on Sunday... woke up and we skipped church.. (it was a holiday after all, and I am pretty sure JC would have understood that we needed to spend some extra time doing "what marriage was intended for".. to celebrate...
and then we got up and I sent A to the store to get stuff so we could make this:

of course we went with everything heart shaped... the kids love it..

and of course pink milk...
this is the first year in our marriage that I did not make heart shaped meat loaf..
My mom watched all the kids and sent us on a date night (er afternoonish getaway).. my hubby took me to the theatre. It had been a long time since either of us had been and we stood at the counter guessing at what any of the movies showing at that time would be about.. really had no idea about any of them.
well, we picked a winner. OH. MY.
So as we exited Dear John, I leaned to my hubby and said "I don't know who that guy was, but he is my new favorite. no man should be allowed to look that perfect".
and thanks to Facebook and a quick google search, my hubby has now downloaded every movie that Channing Tatum has ever been in.
Whew... besides the fact that his name is a bit odd.. he is everything as bit of perfect.
oh, and the movie was soooo good. for a chic flick, even Andrew liked it as it had 3 surprise twists in it. so yeah.. highly recommend it. Go get you a date night..
we also realized that we are very old. because the next day was President's day, and no school, every high school kid was there with their sig other .. and the college kids were there in groups. it was actually a bit amusing.
anyway... we went on to enjoy some great Italian dinner and then home to get the kids.

oh, and the kids got to open all their cards, and a few goodies that we got them, and a big bunch of goodies that grandma gave them. I love it when they come home with boxes full of every novelty "heart" item, for which I now need to find a home for. oy.

Beckham is starting to read... yay!!!

and then the kids were in bed, and my romantic guy brought me in these yummy things.
and a mudslide. what a combo right?

and earlier he was late coming back from the store, and after I voiced my dissatisfaction with that, he walked around the corner and revealed the source of his tardiness.
he had ordered these earlier in the week, and had to go all the way down town to get them.

I decided I would forgive him =)

and then he brought this into me as well.
my hubby is the best. I don't say it enough.. but I really and truly think God knew what he was doing when he brought us together that crazy drunken night in Ohio..
and three kids later, I love him more and more and he is more thoughtful and treats me way better than I ever feel deserving of.
thanks for making my heart day so awesome.
and I hope that you all were able to spend your heart day filled with your someones special.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

snow days:

tend to make you go a bit stir crazy.... and do things.. well.. I guess being stuck inside for 3 days made me realize just how fast my kids are growing up....

yes, I know what this looks like. he is five. and folks.. its just bubbles in the bath tub. I hope its a loooong way off in the future before we have that talk about using a similar looking contraption..lol

and my darling daughter is 2 and a half going on fifteen... seriously.. walked in and caught her catalog shopping from the new hanna andersson spring line.. and of course she has tight grip on the remote.. as its her show. or no shows.

( her only saving grace that she is still my little girl is the finger up her nose and pink sippy cup!)

and my little dude. doing what he does best. and lately (as of the last month) showing off his new trick. Yep. I haven't even posted about him sitting up. He started right before his 6 month bday. I had a whole post of pics edited too.... =(..

(this is one of my favorite outfits that Brigham wore.. its a hedgehog line from Gymboree)

and just a quick snap shot of my cuties all playing well together.
We were ALL ready to go back to school on Thursday (even if it was after a 2hour delay).. actually I quite enjoyed the slower pace to getting out the door that day, but I lost some valuable time to get stuff done.
wait , who am I kidding.. the delay just gave me an extra 2 hours to sleep!! =)
Brigham loves school so much, that it really was the worst news, when I had to tell him school was cancelled each day. We tried to keep busy with projects, but it still seemed to be a bit much.
I will never comprehend why (or how ) a mom would want to home school. After the second day,
Andrew came home and jokingly, said "so have you decided which homeschool group you're joining? a big fat HA.
well.. I am off to watch LOST.. and perhaps I'll post again about our Love day festivities..

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I don't lie.....

and here is proof !!! lol I know many of you thought I was just blowing smoke when I said that I had been scrapping!! No really, I have been here and there, and the mess around my scrap table is proof enough. But since I'm not going to show you that disastrous looking space, you'll have to believe some of the end results: a page from Fall (2008) for Tatum's book
and YES.. Beckham has his first page for his album!! gosh, he did just turn seven months last week, so its about stinking time. I have a goal to whip up 5 pages a week for his album.. I know his will (sadly) not be as bulging as Brigham's(first baby) or Tatum's (first chance to use all the girly stuff)
. BUT I still need to have his complete by his first birthday. At least I have all the pictures.. just need to print them out. I think I am actually going to scrap them in time line fashion..
WHOAH. If you know me.. than you know that is a foreign concept.
need proof?
right here... this is one that is for Brigham's 3 yr old book. um, yeah..
just wanted to go back and make sure certain friends, and events were in there..

and this was for his 4th birthday.. (and I haven't even scrapped his 4th bday yet! LOL)

this was his PreK Christmas program last year. So not totally that far behind.. lol

and his PRE school graduation

Tatum's first Easter... right before she turned one. Luckily, I do almost have her first year finished.. just a few more random pages to stick in there!

here is the first page of her First Year Album

Gotta love this page. I know I scrapped one of these for Brig too.. those little exersaucers are a mom's saving grace for mobile (or almost ) mobile little ones. Mine would jump and jump and jump, til they just conked out! She was about 13 or 14 months old here.

Took this picture last April and I just loved it. Was inspired by Darcy's page to do one like this. Thought it worked great with this pic of Tatum.
And so there you have it.. I still have 3 pages that are in progress. and a whole heap of photos to get onto pages..
I am totally random. I get that. My pages, years, events.. all sporadic. That is just how I roll.
But I often wonder if it his hindering my speed???
So for all you scrappers out there... how do you do it?
Scrap in Order, By Kid, or totally random like me?
I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Well, we are enjoying a snow day.. there have been stories read, spankings, valentine garland made, and tears, and cookies made, time outs, and games played, screaming, cartoons watched, I'm Sorry's......
its 5 o'clock somewhere right??

Sunday, February 07, 2010


Pretty stinking excited for this guy, and the Saints, and the city of New Orleans!!
the Colts had their time and they are a solid club, I am sure they'll get another turn again soon.
This is just a really happy ending.. and how about baby brees?? is he not the absolute CUT-EST thing??
Hard to believe I hung around this guy during my college days. He was (not the typical college FB player, believe me.. lol) .. a class act then and so deserving of this W and MPV award!!
Congratualations Saints!!!

Monday, February 01, 2010

its been a week...

so I guess I will try at posting again. well, the absence is due again, in part to the fact that blogger is not playing nicely and does not wish to post my pictures.. and as my husband says " a post is worthless without pictures."..
thanks hon... I (the picture taking queen) do know that, and that is why I have not posted lately.. its been so frustrating to not be able to upload anything. ugh.
we had an awesome weekend full of fun with friends and family. celebrated my birthday again at my 2nd most favorite Mexican restaurant.. My first love, (of course) is Little Mexico. but since everyone in my family loves that.. its not much of a Happy Birthday Treat to me.. eh?
so once a year I get to drag my family ( mostly my husband) to PEPE's.. I get the same thing. (since I was in high school) and pig out on chips and salsa. and I got the most amazing strawberry colada. I seriously, could have sucked down 3 or 4 of those. Andrew said we need to pick a night of the week where we just make drinks. I * Like* that idea!!=)
Brigham was totally excited that clapping and singing and sombrero wearing was involved. I however, didn't care as long as there was fried ice cream. LOVE that stuff.
got some scrapping done the last few days too, which I did take pics of and they are all ready to show.. just waiting on blogger.. or (admittedly it could be our lousy router).. just waiting until next week to get a new one! YAY!
I had 3 photo sessions last week and am busy editing... fun stuff I tell you. Got something fun to share hopefully in a few days.. stay tuned.
in the mean time.. I'll send you to a place where there ARE in fact pictures.. lol
drum roll........................ introducing......................................
my new website !!
I have been live for a few weeks now, but kept forgetting to say anything on here.. my calendar is filling and I am so thrilled that I am meeting new people. My head is just spinning with ideas for the future. I can not wait.
So go check it out.. and I'd love to hear what you think!!


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