Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Small Craft

I'm doing it...another online craft class taught by Rachel Denbow and Elsie Flannigan....they are truly two of my favorite bloggers out there....so inspirational! This time it is crafts for the little ones...Some you make for them and some involve their little hands too...I am so excited! You can still sign up here

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I've been thinking a lot about HOPE lately. Hope is defined as: to cherish a desire with anticipation. I have become consumed with hope lately as I am hoping for something so much right now. I am not only hoping, but praying about it every night....but then I start to wonder, am I hoping too much that I am not enjoying this moment that I am living in this very minute? My hopefulness has consumed me and it seems as though that is all I can think about lately. When does hope become too much and at what point do you give up hope? Do you ever or do you just keep hoping forever? Believe me, I am very optimistic and try to stay positive, but I really do wonder, is there such thing as too much hope???

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whipped cream on top....

Yes, you see it, sitting there among my wallet and a couple of diapers is my first caramel frappacino of the day...yes you heard it, my first of the day. I had another one in the late afternoon to give me that burst of energy I needed to go shopping to find a dress for my cousin's wedding.
You see, I love caramel frappacinos, but usually I have enough self restraint to not drink them but once a month. Well this week I have had one everyday and two today...its the end of the summer and I am frankly just burnt out of entertaining my kiddos all day long (they don't start preschool until after labor day) and its been hot and I have been working out my booty everyday and mother nature called this week and well, frankly, I deserve a little blended delight with whip cream and caramel sauce on top....and yes I licked the lid too and enjoyed every minute of it!!!

oh and on another note, just wondering if anyone reads this blog and if so, would any of you be interested in a giveaway in September???....hello are you out there??? please post a comment if you are interested???

Father & Sons

A few weekends ago I photographed a 70th birthday party. It was a lot of fun and the family was so wonderful. This is a photograph of Robert (in the middle) who was the birthday boy and his four sons. They seemed to have so much love for each other...it was a very neat relationship to see and so inspiring!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An afternoon at the library

(This picture was taken using the Hipstamatic app on my i-phone)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We did it...

We got rid of the cable box today on all of our TV's in the house. We now have an antenna (do you remember what that is?) So that means we only get local channels and with no TIVO (OMG!)
We do have a Roku box and are able to watch Netflix and listen to Pandora via our TV, but our kids are only allowed to watch 1 hour of TV a day. If they can watch no TV, that is even better.
Why you ask?
Well, we found ourselves having the TV on almost all day as background noise and we would let the kids watch it whenever they wanted as to not have a major meltdown. At nighttime after the kids were in bed my husband and I would just watch it to watch it. There would be nothing interesting on, but we would just be staring blankly into the screen. Our neighbors did it a few weeks ago and inspired us. We were talking with them the other night about how WE as parents need to be the role models for our children and show them other alternatives to TV such as reading, painting or just playing. We tend to do what is easiest and that is turn on the TV....so today we listened to the Eddie Veder channel on Pandora and the kiddos helped me clean the house,we read, we did some watercolor painting and they helped me make a smoothie. It was such a simple day, but it had so much more meaning than any other day and now sitting here tonight, I actually feel like I accomplished something. Maybe your reading this now shaking your head thinking I am a crazy person, but honestly, you should try it....you will feel so free....

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sweet Stella

I snapped a few photos of my friends youngest daughter last week for her upcoming 2nd birthday...she is so stinkin' cute and such a little sweetheart. She is my son's little girlfriend. We sometimes joke that we should set up an arranged marriage...well, until she stuck her finger up her nose...ha, ha!!!!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Smile and Wave

Smile and Wave is by far one of my most favorite blog sites. Rachel truly inspires me everyday. She featured the pictures of my kiddos holding her Chalkboard thought bubble...yay...thank you...you just made my day!!!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

I Heart You

Yesterday I snapped a few photos of my kiddos with this adorable little chalkboard bubble from RVA...I've had it for a few months now, but finally got the chance to have some fun with it...I love it!!! I can't wait to have more fun with it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

uno, dos, tres, quatro...

A fun time was had by all...Mexico was a blast despite the fact that my husband got pooped on by a bird the minute we arrived in Ensenada. We shared many laughs, many beers a few shots of Tequila and had a memorable time with our friends. Also, I scored some killer knock off Pink Ray Bans for only $10...