Thursday, December 16, 2010

So much to do little time.

Um so how is it already December 16th?
Since when are there just mere days left til Christmas?
Why does it always sneak up like that.
I'm hoping to get lots done here in the next few days,
so that I can relax, spend time with my family and
enjoy and remember the reason for this season.

There's so much I haven't posted
& so much I've slacked on.

I've gotta get back to addressing Christmas cards.
Get my child in bed.
do another load of laundry.
wrap many presents.
clean up this disaster of a house.
and find some time to sleep.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's been so long.

We've been busy.
My almost 3 year old has been crazy. CRAZY.
So I've neglected the blog a bit.

A few weeks ago David called me from work and asked 
how I'd feel about going to Florida.  
3 days later, we all hopped on a plane for Orlando.
Inbetween David's work schedule we fit in 4 Disney Parks
and Disney Quest/ Downtown Disney.
It was fun, crazy and wonderful.

Watching Toy Story on the plane.

We landed, checked in, and headed straight to our first Disney Park.
We stood in line forever for the Toy Story ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
So worth it. Great fun.

More to come.
I've got to attend to a cute
but very demanding little princess.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Card

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful on Paper.

Rachel had a wonderful idea of telling people
how thankful we are for them on paper.

I started with my husband.
He's here around me everyday
and more often than not, I forget to say thankyou
for all the small and big things he does for me and our little family.
I am thankful for the dedication he has to his job, 
all the hard work he does to 
move forward there.
Which in return is good for our family.

I am thankful for all that he does around the house.
I am thankful for the cooking that he does for our family most nights.
(and yes he enjoys cooking & baking)
I am thankful for the care he gives to our doggies.
I am thankful for the handywork he does around the house.
I am thankful for the help he gives in cleaning 
and occasionally doing laundry.

I am thankful for the kind of father he is.
He's a very hands on daddy.
And I know that not all are like that.
I am thankful for him doing his fair share of diaper changing.
I am thankful for the time he gives to our daughter.

I am thankful for all that he does for me.
I am thankful for the support he gives me 
to follow whatever dream or crazy idea I may have.
I am thankful for the love he shows me everyday.
I am thankful for his forgiveness and his patience.

I am a very lucky girl.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My little bumblebee.

We had a wonderful weekend with family and friends.
More to come...
as well as a much needed post or two maybe three...
on the awesome photography workshops 
that I have had the great pleasure to be a part of.  
I soaked in tons of inspiration.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Oh man oh man.
Those eyes of hers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On my doorstep.


They're so lovely,
and I know 
that as soon as I open up the pages of either one, 
I won't be able to put it down
until I've scoured through it at least two times.

Thanks to my mother in law
for the awesome amazon gift card.
The rest of it is burning a hole in my 
'virtual pocket', so more goodies 
may be showing up very soon :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Twenty Seven on the 7th.

It's my birthday.
I want to celebrate by eating these:

   Adorable cupcake pops via Bakerella

too bad that isn't possible, 
since I'm the one who makes cupcake pops around here.
And baking a bunch of cupcake pops on my birthday just for me, doesn't sound near
as fun as it would be to bake them for someone else.

Oh but just one of the awesome things to happen during my birthday month?
Bakerella will be signing her new book in Dallas.
And yes you will find me in line. Oh heck yes.

Happy 27th to me :)
I wanted to go backwards starting last year.
And end up being at 21 again for my 30th.
But I'm good with going forward.
I think we better with age. 
And I wouldn't want to take back anything.
I like right where I'm at.
It may have been a little bit of a rocky road.
But this is just what God had planned for me.
Looking forward to the next year.  
And where he's not only leading me...
but my family as well.
Cheers to that.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A little bit of this. A little of that.

A shot I got of my sister and Kenzie 
at my sister's rehearsal dinner.

Love McKenzie's little pink converse.
Shoes are 10 times cuter when they're tiny.

My sister in law's homecoming is today
and I did the garter and mum again this year.
Next year will be the last one for her, and it's going to be a little sad.

they're the mustangs, so every year I try to do something a little different 
using some sort of 'horse type' item on the mum and garter.

Next year Caitie will have a four flower mum....
I think it's possible that she'll tip over from the weight of the thing.
She's a tiny girl.

And for her special boy
who plays soccer and is a senior this year....

We got season passes for the Fair.
Cause we love it oh so very much.
And Hubby actually had to check in with some clients
and make sure things were going smoothly for them, there.
So we were able to go along with him that day as well.

They have different singers and bands who come and perform at the Fair.
Last weekend was Brooke White (former american idol contestant). 
 I liked her on the show, and I like her even more after seeing her perform.
{This Saturday is the Eli Young Band...
super excited for a date night with my hubby!}

Big Tex.
& crazy Kenzie faces.

We took kenzie on the Ferris Wheel.
She loved it.
And asked to go again when we got off.

{from our Camping at the lake trip awhile back}

We've been thinking about our family vision recently.
What we want for our family.
What our goals are.
We aren't sure where God is leading us.
But, we're praying and listening and talking about it.
There are two things I'm positive of and one of those 
is that some of it will involve being outside of our comfort zone.
It makes me a little nervous, and I get those little flutters in my stomach
just thinking about what God has in store for us.

In the past I've felt 'not good enough'
or 'not christian enough'
so I feel I've ignored some of the things 
I was supposed to be doing.
But, I'm wrestling with those feelings
and working on them.
So that those feelings don't interfere with
what God truly wants for us.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miss Rea's Birthday Party {The animals}

Birthday girl.

The mama of the birthday girl, The auntie and the grandma.

The hairiest bunny. EVER.