Tuesday, June 30, 2009
J is wearing glasses full time now, she had a major growth spurt this last year, she is 5'3". She got her new glasses on Friday, they are cute and she is already asking for different ones for different outfits...I suppose that is my fault, the kid most def inherited my 80's matchy poo poo sense of style...this is why she has like 60 pairs of shoes and millions of earrings and accessories. I am going to look online for glasses on the cheap and see what I can do to accommodate her girlish desires. It's the least I can do after turning her into such a little freak! *wink* To me her glasses make her look lots younger...I will post pics soon.
She gets her braces on July 9th. The kid is headed for an awkward 8th grade, but she is super excited about it and is already talking about "the big reveal"....she figures her braces will be on for about 2 yrs (I am thinking it might be more like 3) so when she gets them removed she will be 16. She thinks she will want contact lenses by then so when the braces come off she plans on making the switch from glasses to lenses...hence the "big reveal". The kid pretty much cracks me up.
We went to Hollister this last weekend to soak up the goodness that is my niece and nephews. We had a blast! My niece Taylor, J, Big Daddy and my Brother in law Josh and I stayed up until 3am baking and playing games. THEN we got up at 6am to have a yard sale. We made some pretty good lettuce selling all of the clothes J has outgrown, clothes Big Daddy has shrunk out of, and baked goods. We also introduced Taylor to Simon Says via text message...she was a great sport and I am pretty sure she will carry the game on to her friends.
There is all kinds of Red, White and Blue goodness arriving on doorsteps all over the United States this week...and yeah I feel pretty awesome knowing that I organized that. I will have mister linky up for people to sign in to so y'all can bask in the awesomeness that is Mamarazzi's Red, White and blue Swap.
I fly to Colorado on Friday July 3, yep..I am running away from home, just me, on a plane outta here. I am super stoked to see my folks, who are on a mission there and who I have not seen since November 08. My brother Scotty and his wife Kristie also live in the area so I get to see them too...I haven't seen them in a couple years. AND my sister Meg and her adorable family will be driving from Arkansas so I get to see them too. It's going to be a week filled with little girl goodness, fresh baby boy smooches and good food, because my size zero sister is all about the eats...not kidding, food obsessed doesn't begin to cover it. She is planning her entire vacation around butterburgers, noodles, and cookies...seriously love her.
Of course this all works out just fine with my new plan....we got a family gym membership a couple weeks ago. Big Daddy has gone almost everyday. Jordan has gone at least 5 times a week. J has taken full advantage of the personal trainer that came with the 3 year membership. We decided she would get the best use out of it. I wanted her to learn how to use the exercise equipment so she wouldn't hurt herself working out. I have yet to go to the gym...I am planning on making some lifestyle changes when I get back from Colorado...honestly. I have been stressed beyond belief as our family has gone through some pretty heavy stuff. Now that things are BEGINNING to settle down I need to break up with my bad habits, face reality and get back to living. But first...good times and good food guilt free on my little vacation....I am soooooo excited!
Hmmm...I think that covers it, if you are still with me after a wordy post with no pictures, thank you...you are a true friend.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I am super excited to be flying to Colorado to see my folks and my brother Scotty and his wife Kristie. My sister Meg and her adorable little family including my brand new nephew Corbin and darling little girls Reese and Quincy are driving there from Arkansas so I am triple excited!! I have no idea what we will actually be doing but I know for sure that I will be getting my fill of smooching on those little cuties!!
What is your favorite dish to pass when attending a 4th of July party or summer barbecue?
People ask me to make my deviled eggs for most gatherings. I am also well known for a mean fruit salad...I really can cook, these are just requested most.
Do you have any July 4th traditions?
I feel like we do something different every year...so I guess not.
Share your favorite July 4th picture.
Here are a few from last year...
Here is Jordan and her BFF Emma ready to celebrate!cute red, white and blue and matching headbands I made for them
painting faces at the family BBQ
J and I waiting for the fireworks to start
Kasey, the creator of FMM is on vacation so Shawn is hosting this week....go see more FMM 4th of July goodness over on her blog HERE
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
After Big Daddy opened his card we hit the road to Jamestown where we explored Railtown State Historic Park. What a beautiful place, I cannot believe we have never been there with it so close to home. We have plans to go again and take the train ride and spend a day enjoying the park.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I have to say my favorite things in the bathroom besides the adorable shower curtain are the HUGE flowers on the towels and the darling BIG striped shag rug. J still wants a PINK toilet seat cover and a little PINK rug for in front of the toilet (i was going to skip both, not being a huge fan of such things) and since I truly am trying to give her what she wants for her space we will likely add those soon. We also found some cheap ($1.88 ea) bath accessories; toothbrush holder, soap dispenser and soap dish/toothpaste holder at WalMart and glued little daisy patches to them to make them match the decor...they turned out pretty cute, I think.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
taking pics w her cellphone to send to friends
Monday, June 15, 2009
(let me start with a few bloggy ones)
3. I host Mamarazzi's Swaparazzis because I love knowing that the hours of hard work organizing these swaps mean that women all over the United States are getting packages from other women all over the United States and making new friends through the process. THAT is a cool feeling...knowing I made it happen, spreading the L-O-V-E.
4. Speaking of Good Mail...I love sending it. It makes me happy...I especially love sending it to my nieces and nephews. I also love getting Good Mail...there is nothing better than going to the mail box and getting something other than junk or bills...makes my day every time.
5. See this pretty armoire? It is in my formal "sit and visit" front room. Oooooh I wonder what is inside?.....
....it's like Monica's closet on Friends...I cannot believe I am sharing this.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
She begged for this monkey themed bathroom a little over a year ago...BEGGED for it, I was not excited since her bathroom is also the guest bathroom, but it has grown on me...I don't think I will miss the monkeys as much as I will miss the soft pink touches of her bedroom. AND I loooove the choices she made for the bathroom redo...more to come later (I have no idea what I am going to do with the ugly 70's style "chain covered cord" lighting, time to get creative...the monkey vines were a crafty stretch). I am hoping to move the cuteness of the monkeys to my sister's boy's bathroom...so cute for them.
Friday, June 12, 2009
THIS is a very easy tag for me...it is often the little things that bring me pure bliss, you might recall THIS post about this very topic...while those little things i listed there aren't quite unimportant (in fact they could very well be the opposite) they are little things and often the little things are actually big things...but I digress...on to the UNIMPORTANT things...being unimportant they are obviously in no particular order...
Monday, June 8, 2009
1. Time for J to show off her amazing frog hunting skills
9. Jordan's Birthday (more about this BIG bash HERE)
10. CANNON BALLS!! And all day in the pool with friends!
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