Thursday, July 29, 2010

Love this!

My New Favorite Quote and summer snack, especially when they were grown and picked with love by your mom and stepdad.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A little bit of life.

Two posts in two days, get out of town!
We all have those days where we feel sorry for ourselves and think about nothing but what we DO NOT have and whine over why life isn't fair.
Well, I know I do anyways!
I had one of those days last Friday, and Saturday if you want me to be honest. This happened and That and some more of That happened and I was just in a bad mood and feeling like life sucked quite frankly. But then when I got on the computer late Saturday and uploaded some pictures that I took recently of my little family I realized that these little moments that seemed so insignificant at the time, just like every other day doing what at times seems so mundane it really hit me and put it all in perspective.
 I really need to soak up the time I spend drawing  octopuses with sidewalk chalk with my healthy, smart, and sweet daughter and my beautiful twelve year old cat too. I need to take in take in those walks that we take every day around our apartments, and the little treasures Madi is sure to find and give me. I need to appreciate that my husband is a wonderful loving father and a supportive husband to me , because there are lots of fathers that are nothing like him, especially twenty one year old fathers.
Not that I have not appreciated these things, its just that sometimes life gets in the way of how truly blessed I am. No scratch that, I Let life get in the way of how truly blessed I am.
I use to hear this dreadful negative phrase all of the time growing up, "life sucks and then you die."  I think that is the crappiest saying, because you are doing nothing but setting yourself up for an unhappy and most likely unsuccessful life. I want to be on this earth for a long time and so I am going to do my very, very best to live life to the fullest each and every day. I am going to work hard to be a positive, appreciative, giving, helpful, loving woman, and daughter of our wonderful God.
So with all that said here are a whole bunch of pictures from the past week.

Monday, July 26, 2010

MIscellany Monday

It's that time again, everyone ready for some more random musings!
 Go link up with Carissa at lowercase letters so we can enjoy yours.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Why is that I always run out of every beauty and bath product I use at the same time! Why are they all so darn expensive? I guess I will just do without, except for the shampoo and conditioner, oh and maybe I should "splurge" and get some deodorant, ha, I think my husband would be okay with that.

2. My hubby is comes in from checking the mail on Saturday and tells me not to squeal every time I turn the page of my new mini boden magazine. Go take a look at their too cute autumn/fall clothes!  I love everything!  Be sure to check out  the clothes for you and your man too, they are just as fabulous! I must say the prices are not so fabulous, but hey a girl can dream of having nothing but boden in her closet, right ?!
Here are few of my faves for Madison, love this knit owl dress,  this bold birdie dress is to die for especially with cute tights and a cardigan, and this gray peacoat at to me a very reasonable price of $40 would go with everthing.

3. While typing number 1, I figured out where the poo smell my husband and I have been trying to "smell out" all weekend is coming from. My daughter must have spilled her milk in between 2 couch cushions, lovely.

4. I am addicted to gum, especially orbit sweet mint. Some people have to smoke when they get in their car, I must immediately insert a piece of gum into my mouth. Weird I know, but that would not be the first time I've been called that.

5. Lastly, if I never saw an ant again, it would still be too soon. Every time I think they are out of my kitchen and bathroom I see them again. Madison will now squish them and say "look mommy I squish it" , lets me just say I am not proud of that, but I guess after seeing me killing them time and time again she picked up on it, oh well.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

I cannot remember where I saw my first ten on Tuesday post, but I surely did not come up it. Since once again I forgot to link up to micellany monday yesterday I decided I'd do this today.
Here it goes...
  1. I am soooo excited I have a new pair of running shoes, they are wonderful! I went running last night with them and I swear it felt like I was floating. I have super high arches and really needed shoes with more support. I got these shoes and these insoles.                                                                           Lets hope these babies keep me as motivated to run as I was last night.
  2. I have been taking pictures of everything lately. I bring my camera with me EVERYWHERE now, I have captured so many special moments. I just need to take the time and go through and edit and delete and SHARE them. I think I am going to copy Meg from whatever and do some all picture posts, love those.
  3. We were planning on having Madis 2nd birthday at the "party room" at our apartments. I was very excited because it is right off of the pool, has a nice kitchenette, is right at our apt. and where we live is in the "middle" of all of our family in the state. BUT, when I went to the office to reserve it she told me that the old policy of just giving them a $200 check and they give it back to you if nothing is damaged has now changed to a $200 deposit AND a $200 fee! What!?! I have been searching and searching for a place to have it that does not cost more to rent than what I wanted to spent on the entire party. I am so frustrated and now Eric and I are now leaning toward not having a party and just taking a little trip somewhere just us three for a weekend.
  4. I got Madi an Ariel {The little Mermaid} nightgown on clearance last week and now she is in love with "aral". So yesterday at the mall her papa and nana got her a Ariel doll from the Disney store {aka the childhood paradise}.  She did not let go of her all night, she ate with her , told her a million times " I love you Aral"  and slept with her.  The only problem, Disney does not have the movie out right now and I cant find it anywhere. If anyone knows where you can buy a DVD please let me know.
  5. Okay so I'm going to cheat a little and add some pictures from the past few weeks to finish off my 10 on Tuesday.
 One more picture.......... Our new car! Eric's 92' Mitsubishi mirage finally broke down for good this time, I like to call it "the cockroach" haha, it seriously looks like one. He is now driving my car so I get the new car with all of the fancy features like LATCH which I am very happy about, I feel so much safer with Madi in the car now. After many test drives and weighing pros and cons we went with a 2010 Toyota Rav-4, it is has a lot of room {to us anyways}, but I feel comfortable driving it, I did not want a really big car since I have only driven small cars. One more plus, it is actually pretty darn good on gas.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Friday, July 9, 2010

A New Look!

I have made a lot of changes around here! I was in the process of designing a separate Photography website, but I decided (half way through) that I was going to just use  this blog as my site for the time being. I would rather wait to have a professional design a great website for me, instead of me never being happy with what I cannot can do. So click around and if you have problems with anything or have any suggestions please shoot me an email. 

I must say I am so glad today is Friday and my husband will be home this weekend, the terrible twos are here And we are working on potty training. Although I have been repeatedly telling myself to keep calm, that potty training takes time, lots of accidents, and patience on my part, it has really been stressing me out. This weekend I plan on working on my patience or lack there of.
 What have you been struggling with lately?