Archive for January, 2010

January 27, 2010

some disney pics…

i uploaded most of these to Facebook, so that makes me lazy to put them on my blog, but i know there could be someone out there (Dad) who wants to see them but isn’t on FB.  here goes:

January 27, 2010

every day is a winding road.

  • something i accomplished today:  quite a bit, actually.  for some unknown reason i had all kinds of energy and didn’t get as sore halfway through the day.  i deep-cleaned both bathrooms, did dishes, laundry, cleaned/vaccumed the kids room, got gas, went to the bank, costco, sorted through some baby boy clothes, sorted through the girls’ shoes, sat down with harper and did play-doh (a very rare occurance), and made a real dinner (that means i didn’t use anything out of the freezer – oh wait, yes i did but it was spinich).
  • something i screwed up today:  bought the wrong kind of water filter at costco.  i hate returning things.
  • something fun i did with the kids:  chick-fil-a is fun for all of us!!
  • something funny or cute one of my kids did or said:  layne loves the girl who works afternoons at the gym and has started greeting her when we get there (“Tetta!!” for Tessa).  i think it’s so cute because she really doesn’t do that to anyone else.  for the record, tessa loves her right back.
  • something yummy i ate today:   had CFA chicken soup for the first time and it was delicious!!
  • something i read today:  nothing yet (it’s only 8:00…)
  • a tv show or movie i watched today:  layne took a 3 hour nap so harper and i watched some TLC together…on 13 Kids and Counting they had an episode where the Duggars rode on a float in a parade in Tenn. and michelle duggar was nursing a baby while standing on the float during the parade.  it was crazy.  yes, she was very covered, but i still couldn’t believe it.  not sure i’d do that even if i got paid!
  • something i did today that i hardly ever do:  like i said, i deep-cleaned the bathrooms.  and did play-doh with harper.
  • something i did today that i do every day:  repeated myself quite a bit.  UGH.
  • something i am thankful for right now:  at this second, i am very thankful for my computer.
  • January 26, 2010

    pork sundae

    i have seriously got to get back on the ball with this blog thing. just remember always to check here, because if there’s not a new post on this blog, alot of times there is one on the other.

    the title of this post is what i had for lunch on sunday.  i can’t stop thinking about it.  it was so so good.  looked like the picture except it wasn’t in a cute mason jar and the layers were in a different order…mine had the coleslaw on top and the pork on the bottom.  i usually hate my food to even touch on my plate, but for some reason when i saw this thing on the specials board, i HAD to have it.  so glad i did.

    layne has been watching tv for like 45 minutes while i waste time on the computer.  i had my glucose test this morning so ryan watched the kids.  when i got home from taking harper to school i noticed that the computer was conveniently already turned on.  an hour later, with the dishwasher still full of clean dishes, the bed still unmade, and laundry calling my name, i’m remembering why i try really hard not to turn the computer on until much later in the day.  i could’ve at least spent the time working on some of the “work” i have on my plate right now (editing, design, etc)…

    we did disney this weekend and it was a total blast.  later tonight or tomorrow i want to post some pictures.  i insisted on bringing the 50D because i wanted “to get some really amazing pictures”, but i’m actually a little disappointed in the shots i did get. 

    gotta go make a grocery list.  oh, and “pay the babysitter” (turn off the tv).

    January 18, 2010

    never met her…

    probably never will, but i wish meg was my friend.  i love it when i pretty much think someone is the coolest person/gal/mom ever and that they have no problems or insecurities and then they just come right out and say they DO!  it might be wrong that i’m encouraged by other people’s “issues”, but i am.  i’m glad it’s not just me.  i get nervous about phonecalls to people i don’t know and parties where i know i have to make small talk and i still get really nervous before every photo session.  it’s nice to know i’m not the only one.

    January 13, 2010

    happy happy joy joy

    this picture is a representation of what i’ve been feeling lately.  my business website it FINALLY live!  take a look!!   tell your friends!!  i bought and designed the site 6 months ago and then had all kinds of trouble and confusion trying to figure out how to redirect my domain name from the old host.  i was close to giving up, accepting that my $200 had been thrown in the trash, and then i finally talked to the right person.  thank you, sweet samantha.

    January 8, 2010

    i need to pee (what’s new?).

  • something i accomplished today:  survived an OB appointment with both kids in tow (portable DVD players are seriously a gift from heaven above)
  • something i screwed up today:  let layne try to feed herself spaghetti-o’s.  big mistake on my part.
  • something fun i did with the kids:  walked to the playground and then played with them the whole time we were there instead of sitting on a bench.
  • something funny or cute one of my kids did or said:  harper saw an empty Glad trashbag box on the counter and said, “mommy, don’t get mad, get glad.”  and then she walked over to the full trashbag in the corner, lifted it up and said, “see mommy, it really works.”
  • something yummy i ate today:   two grapefruits for dessert
  • something i read today:  read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for 20 minutes while on the bike at the gym
  • a tv show or movie i watched today:  we just finished watching 500 Days of Summer.  it was wierd… a little depressing.
  • something i did today that i hardly ever do:  heard my sweet baby boy’s heartbeat…strong and quick (harper enjoyed it too)
  • something i did today that i do every day:  laid in my bed this morning for way too long
  • something i am thankful for right now:  i am so very thankful for my health.  my best friend from high school, sabrina, just found out she has cancer in her neck.  still not sure exactly how dire of a situation it is, but nevertheless, she has a 4 small kids and a husband who loves her dearly, so it is serious no matter what.  i feel like the Lord slaps me in the face sometimes with the simple truth that we are not guaranteed anything.  even though we don’t belong here, every day in this life on earth is still nothing but a GIFT.
  • January 4, 2010


    some new rules i’ve given myself for the new year:

    • in bed sun-thurs nights by 9:30 at the latest (i realize i’m breaking the rule as i type this…it’s 10:23).
    • read every day for at least 30 minutes, with my feet up, while the girls are napping.
    • no computer on Sundays (this isn’t a new rule, but i like it).
    • run the dishwasher every night and empty it every morning.
    • try really really hard to post on one of my blogs every other night.
    • say YES to my kids more often (on saturday i let harper wear her snow white dress to publix)
    • try my best to do something creative with my hands every day (yes, using a mouse counts)
    January 1, 2010

    happy new year!

    so, it’s 11:15 and i should really be in bed or unpacking the suitcase, but i really didn’t want the first day of the year to go by without sitting down to do a post.  i continue to look at blogging as a journal and well, a web LOG of my life, so i want to make it a priority.  first, i’ll answer my handy questionnaire to fill in a few of the gaps of what we did on our 10 days away.  then, a few pictures to honor the fun that was had.

  • something i accomplished [while we were gone]:  not a whole lot, thankfully.  if spending time with family is an acoomplishment, than i did well.  i did some laundry, dishes, and cooking, but it never feels like work when i’m not at home.
  • something i screwed up [while we were gone]:  i got a text from a client that the CD she’d gotten from me was blank.  OOPS.
  • something fun i did with the kids [while we were gone]:  we did get out quite a bit, but i think the most fun i had with them was just hanging out at the house[s], playing with new toys, and horsing around.
  • something funny or cute one of my kids did or said [while we were gone]:  my favorite thing from this Christmas was how genuinely harper showed thankfulness for her gifts.  she said several times on different days, very sincerely, how much she loved all her new presents…and it seemed like she really understood that they were GIFTS, not things that she deserved.
  • something yummy i ate [while we were gone]:   to name just a few: 2 great steaks, oreo peppermint pie, crumb coffee cake, sweet potato casserole, rutabaga, black-eyed peas, my mom’s spaghetti (reheated, but still DELICIOUS), roasted marshmallows, ETC… 
  • something i read [while we were gone]:  my sweet sis-in-law gave us several books, but i ended up starting A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is actually one she’d bought for herself but has already read several times.  i started it today in the car and i really love it so far.  i’m trying to set a goal for myself to be in bed by 9:00 every night to read for awhile….stuck to it last year for several months…hopefully this year it’ll be at least until baby boy is born.
  • a tv show or movie i watched [while we were gone]:   just watched “Funny People” with ryan on the couch…that’s why this post is so late, but it was worth it for once…actually a pretty good movie.
  • something i did [while we were gone] that i hardly ever do:  bought a pair of skinny jeans.  i’ve actually never done this before, but i was at goodwill and they fit so i went for it.  they’re not maternity jeans and i never sat down in them when i tried them on, so we’ll see if i actually wear them at all this winter…
  • something i did [while we were gone] that i do every day:  thank the Lord for my family
  • something i am thankful for right now:  so very thankful for such a long break from reality…and to be able to spend it with such amazing fun people made it even better.  i am so so blessed.
  • now for a few pictures…first of 3 Christmases for the kids was at our house…just our little family and a few gifts, but the girls loved it.

    ryan took this in orlando when we went to look at a light display.  i just love it.

    same night…we did get several shots where all of us were looking, but i thought this one was a little more…uh…honest.  🙂  please pardon the fact that i look like i’m homeless.  i was very comfortable and warm.

    Christmas tree bow courtesy of amy at Two Florida Girls…

    two shots from New Year’s Eve.  it was good practice for VERY low light…most of my shots turned out blurry, but these two weren’t and they were my favorite…

    i posted this one on my photo blog as well, but i love it so much i thought i would put it here too.  my sweet nephew justin was VERY excited about the fireworks.  he jumps when he’s excited.