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!