Monday, February 18, 2013

blog what?

i miss my blog. 
i think i am back because i miss the journal in the blog life. 
in recent weeks, months, even years... i have come to many realizations in life, due to experiences and just simply growing up. 
i miss having a place to share those things. 
and i have been neglecting my camera as well. 
in 2013 i have vowed to pick up my camera more.
learn my third baby. 
photog my other tow monsters i mean babies. 

this morning i decided that i have HUGE plans to sort through over the next 9 or 10 years. 
maybe even less. 

when my children decide that some day, they want to sleep in, i will set my alarm for 6, maybe 5 am... and have a mean jam session of karaoke outside their doors, vacuum, maybe borrow the neighbors dog, set of the smoke detector, do a little step aerobics in the hall... whatever i need to do to get their asses out of bed.

payback is a bitch. fools! 
i recently saw another blogger refer to her child as "the loud one". 
i am stealing that idea. 
because quite frankly, my  loud one far out does hers. 
hands down. 
i even had his hearing checked once because i was worried he was so loud. 
no. such. luck. 
he hears perfect! 
he just likes to be loud. 
i say, many times a day, "i am 2 feet away, i can hear you". 
his feet have bricks on the bottom, i swear. 
he is just so. so. sooooo. loud. 

im working on a name for the other kid of mine. 
today is not the day to do that. 
i didn't like him very much today. 
he tortured me. 

and for good measure... and old time sakes
i present some photos of recent days

my book worm

little snuggles.

crazy boy at stratton. 

this happened. at 530 pm. cute right? 
not. so. much. 

this is also happening officially in a few days. 
the loud one {he! he!} wont stop growing. 

ready for his par-tay

Thursday, January 12, 2012


my favorite color for as long as i can remember was red. 
my girls wore the most perfect shade of red for our fall wedding. 
i have big regrets about not wearing red shoes at my wedding. at the time, almost 10 years ago, it was too risky. now its in. i was almost ahead of the fashion time just once in my life! but i chickened out and batted my eyes at my dad to buy the most inappropriately priced pair of perfect diamond white shoes for one day! wished they were red! 
i had a red kitchen once.
i love all things red! 

i had boys. 
two of them. 
i am outnumbered. 
everything in my life is BOY! 
i do not relate to boys. 
everything is blue {or actually my oldests favorite color is "beige"... not a joke}

so my favorite color is now becoming a few shades lighter and i dream of pink. 

boys are.... 

rough. messy. intense. physical. obnoxious. they find potty humor far funnier than i ever can. they get dirty. they smell... STINK! 
they don't care what they look like. 
there is not a single solitary thing dainty about them. 
they leave stuff everywhere. 
then there is the bathroom. 
isn't it bad enough that I have to clean up from their misaiming? 
this morning, in a cold half sleepy stumble i ran into the bathroom to pee really fast and run back to my warm cozy bed. 
the pee'er before me MISSED... and that meant not only did i have to sit on a cold seat... it was a WET seat. 

so i spent my day today dreaming of pink. 
some day i will have a pink bathroom all to my own. 
pinterest has allowed me to dream even bigger! 
it will say "girls only" on the door. 

in the meantime, while i save for my very own pink bathroom... 
and in the words of the boys' preschool teacher "watch your pee'ers!" BOYS! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

busy brain.

i have words in my brain. 
a LOT of them.
and no pictures to post.... so its appropriate! 

do you get busy brain? 
you know, when you literally can not stop thinking of things.
things you want to do, change, see, try, organize, buy, fix, etc.... 
your thoughts are a runonsenctencethatkeepsyouupatnight? 

i do!!!!! 
so here it goes, in an effort to cleanse my brain and acquire a good nights sleep! 

first... and most fun, i am obsessed with pinterest. have you tried it? you should. well, you shouldn't, and your list of to-do's & feeling of productivity will thank me later! 
i can not get away from it! recipes, crafts, words, ideas, decorations, inspirations... oh it is so fun! 
i wake up thinking about it! it is a problem. 

next... i have taken a self-imposed break from facebook. i make the rules. but the jist of it is i have had some conversations recently that have turned me away from it. without thought, on facebook, i focus on the people who respond to my posts with comments or likes. i often will post something... maybe a thought or question, and i have an idea of who will respond and communicate with me in regards to my post or update. what throws me off, and has turned me away, are those that do NOT comment. that read, file it in their heads, and make comments in person later. often times harmless comments... a simple "oh yea, i saw that on facebook". and in my head im thinking, stalker!!! i didn't know you saw that. and then i remind myself there people who read and don't comment. hence, the self imposed break. if you want to see my kids... come visit! if you want to know whats shaking, give a call! just sayin'! and so far, 4 days into my self-imposed break... it feels good!!!! i feel free. i have redirected my thoughts i shared on facebook to the people i want to share them with. the "mobile uploads" get sent to the people i WANT to see it {mainly my hubby}. and it feels nice to redirect my connection to people. 

and moving on.... new year. resolutions. i don't really like them. its a set up for failure. who actually follows through with them?? 
BUT.... i do find the new year a huge time for nesting in my house. assessing what has happened in your previous year. 
the highs.
the lows. 
lessons learned.
memories made. 
goals accomplished.
and then, my friends, it is a good time to press the reset button and start anew! 
that is what i plan to do in twenty-twelve. 

i will share some throughout the year here on my blog and some ... well, ill keep those to myself. 
i feel like i have a thousand blog posts in my head right now. 
ideas for our house. 
things with the kids.
photography thoughts and learnings. 
life changes. 

stay tuned my little pretties!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

i miss my blog!

well, it has been a long time since i wrote on this blog. 
life got busy... and i lost track of it some how. 
but it is always in the back of my head... tugging at me. 
i like to share things, i'm sort of a "public" person- where my feelings on my sleeve kind of girl. 
and this blog was a type of outlet for me... me thinks i shall begin dabbling again! 

this time of year brings such time of reflection.
of what the year gave to me, us, our family. what things we accomplished, the trials we hurdled, and the memories we have made. with this year marking the "year of firsts" after my dads passing, some how i find myself somewhat... correction... very emotional this holiday. it has caught me off guard. i miss him terribly. 

my family has done great things this year... despite what seems like the most unhealthy year of our lives with our family of 4... we have purchased a home, settled in to make it feel like our own, the tooth fairy has come twice, a new talker has entered the family {with quite an opinion i may add}, we have learned things and grown, we are blessed. i love looking through our pictures, its such a time of reflection. of all we have done. it some how reminds me of the things i didn't get done too... there is always next year! maybe instead of a summer to do list i should make a 2012 to do list. not a new years resolution... but just things we'd like to do. a check list! 

i have begun working on our annual yearbook album i make every year. 
here is a peek at my favorite pictures from our 2011 {in no particular order}... 
me & my main squeeze on our way to charlotte to visit my bff 

my boys!

my three loves

i love this kid. he is so spirited... full of life!

a halloween trick... snow!

watch out momma!

first day of school for sammy!

first tooth!

summertime fun & memories

rainy days

christmas tree ligthing 2011

one of my favorite pictures. unedited. my monkey in a beautiful fall tree. 

this is what it is all about!

what i look like all the time to others!

tooth fairy prep!


HUGE snow storm... and that baby face! 

fall love.

batman & robin

miss you dad... 

sam picking a perfect one

my new obsession!

sam at my sisters house



tired fireman

the perfect night. 

summtime fun

brotherly love

keeping busy during the long months of winter

silly boy

crazy boy!!

god bless america.

my love.

a future fashionista

first day of kindergarten!


a beautiful day  in avalon

happy 5th birthday to my baby



too cute

me and my sammy

our family. vacation. avalon. 2011