Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A random list from my vacation thus far...

1. My husband's family has no chance. I have fully and completely taken them as my own. I love them to pieces.

2. Pastor Mike was the guy who called out my man 14 years ago. Four days later, at a Black Crows concert the Music Man surrendered his life to Christ. He's never looked back. Finally I got to meet Pastor Mike. And it thrilled my heart to do so.

3. Where do I begin with #3? It really deserves a post in and of itself. Actually, I could write an entire book about #3, but then that would turn into a 4-book series that would eventually be bought by a production studio to be made into a movie which would then be turned into a tv show which would run for 10 seasons before going into syndication for the rest of time. Of course there'd be the spinoffs and reruns and reunions. It would be crazy. So I'll just keep #3 as simple as I can for this post.

Through the magic that is Facebook, I have my BFF from junior high securely back in my life. Our friendship was fast and furious but cut waaaaay too short. NOW!!! It's like nothing ever changed except now we're married with kids and mortgages and all sorts of adult things. The best part of all of this is that we've spent just about every day with her and her husband because the live 20 minutes away from my inlaws!!!!! And have been here for 4 years. I never knew!

But that's not even the best part.


In a few very short weeks she will live only 45 minutes from me AT HOME!!!!!!! We've already begun planning the weekly lunch dates and play dates and shopping trips and daycations into the City.

I feel like I've been given the most precious gift. A second chance at a friendship I always knew got cut short. Maybe we just weren't ready for each other when we were 12. Twenty years later we ARE. SO. READY.

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Friday, July 09, 2010

My Bay-Bay!

He has refused to wear a bib since forever ago, but for some reason today was the day he decided to wear one. At least he chose a good one.

He hasn't taken a pacifier since he got the ol' snipity-snip on his little man parts when he was a few hours old. I mean to say that he has never taken a pacifier or even a bottle for that matter.  And what I mean by never is actually... NEH. EH. VER. ER.  But again, there must have been something in the yogurt or pediasure this morning because look at this... 

My Bay-Bay!    


I love him so!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Birthday Dinner of Champions: Fried Bananas topped with Rice and Sausage

The other night I had a dream about my brother. It was bizarre. To say the least.

You see it's been THREE YEARS since I've seen my brother.  ***GASP!!!*** How can that be!?!?!  It truly is a tragedy. Life has made if difficult for both of our families to get together.  We live a thousand miles apart. Literally. And both he and my husband have demanding jobs that don't allow for a whole lot of vacation time.  The times that we do get we all spend it visiting parental units.  Siblings get pushed to the back burner.  It is what it is.

BUUUUUUUTTTTTTT!!!  In just a few very short, and fast approaching weeks, we are road-tripping it to see my awesome bro and fabulous sister-in-love and amazing niece and nephews.  





I'm not the only one either.  I got this cute text from my SIL...

My baby girl cannot wait to hang out with her Uncle Josh! She even put it on our Summer To-Do List along with hug cousins!

Anyhoo...there's excitement a-plenty coursing through our homes! And what better way to say...


...than a post devoted to how much we miss him, love him, and are so excited to see him?  I can't think of any. 

Unless perhaps this is better...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Is it me, or do your days seem to all run together after a while?  I had the hardest time trying to remember which outfit wen with which day and what I did that day.  After about five minutes of this struggle, it dawned on me that iPhoto has this handy dandy little date thing attached to each picture. Wow.  Wish I would have thought about that before I hurt my brain for five minutes.

So without further ado...

Thursday, we did something so special that I can't even remember what it was. I do remember that the weather was GORGEOUS and I had the windows open all day.
Sweater: TJ Maxx $14.99
Tank: Old Navy $7
Cheap Flower: ???  $??? (Someone please teach me how to make those really cool fabric flowers!)
Jeans: Target $20
Bracelets: Glossy Bands from The Girl $Priceless (until it breaks)
Friday was again beautiful!
Top: Old Navy $10
Jeans (again!): Target
Flippies: Ebay $14
Saturday was a big day! (Props go to the Music Man for this shot.) It was Awesome Girls' Day. We spent the entire day shopping! Blissful!
Tank: The Walmarts $5 (Cute little Miley Cyrus thing. Did you know her dad is the achey breaky heart dude!? I just found that out a few months ago. Also...she and Hannah Montana are one in the same. Whodathunkit?)
Jeans (AGAIN! Why mess with a good thing?): Target
Flippies: Gap $20
Sunday was the Fourth of July as you can clearly see by my uber patriotic ensemble!
Dress: Kohls $33 (and apparently this dress is so popular that it's not even on their website for me to link to. I promise that I just got it on Saturday. Your Kohls might still have some.)
Sandals: TJ Maxx $40
(Trust me when I say that my babes were head to toe red, white, and blue stars and stripes!)

Monday. Ah, Monday. Our floating holiday. I spent the day in my swim suit and cover up. I'm sorry, but the internet does NOT need to have a picture of me in my swim suit on it.  If you're really DYING to see it then you can go here and see a video of my kids that I may or may not be in.)
Tuesday was hotter than the sun, so we went no where and did nothing.
Green Tank: The Walmarts $7
Shorts: Peebles (or as The Girl calls it-Pebbles) $17
Flippies: DSW $19


On another fashion related note...I need help.  Big help!  I bought something last week at the neighborhood Goodwill that can only be described as a muu-muu.  I loved that fabric and knew that something lovely could be made from the hideous thing.  I just don't know what. Or how to do it. Or anything.  Any ideas???


I'm linked up here.


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

And this is what I found in my inbox...

As my long-time readers may remember, The Music Man sends me links from time to time.  Sometimes they are "informative" and other times they're "silly".  I never know what I'm going to get when I see an email from him with the subject line that says..."I thought of you when I saw this..."

This morning I got one of these emails.  This is the link I saw...

And this is what's at the end of that link...

The iPhone Fashion Shoot - Lee Morris Shoots With The 3GS from FStoppers on Vimeo.


How does he know me so well?

Thursday, July 01, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday...on Thursday

I'm not the kind of person to jump in with both feet without first testing the waters a bit with my toes.  Once my toes are damp I like to go back to my towel and check the world wide web for what others are saying about the water and if there's a better deal out there on water.  Then I sit and watch the water for a while.  THEN I'll ease in. Or get distracted with something else shiny.'s pretty!

That's kinda what I did with this here post.  I came across the Pleated Poppy a while back and instantly fell in love.  My favorite posts were the "what I wear Wednesday" ones, because, let's face it, I'm nosy and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE clothes, shoes and accessories.

It's an obsession really.

I thought, Self! You jump right into that water. It's the pool-o-joy you've been waiting for! So the very next day I took a picture of what I wore.  Just about every day since then I have taken a picture of what I wore.  Today-Thursday, July 1st- a mere three weeks after I started documenting my clothing choices each day-I've decided it's time to post.

So here's what I wore last week.  (I bet you thought I was going to show you all three weeks worth of pictures. Ha! I've decided to keep those early shots for days/weeks in the future when I'm too lazy to take a picture of that day. We all know that will happen.  It's only a matter of time. So come this December, when you see me in flip flops and a tank top you'll know what I wore two weeks ago.)

Wednesday-My 9th Anniversary!-The Music Man had to work 
ALL DAY so it was just me and the kids.
White Tank - H&M $5
Black Tank - The Walmarts $3
Skirt - Target $13
Sandals - Rugged Warehouse - $5

Thursday - This was the best I got!
Green Tank - Target $12
Bermudas - Banana Republic $35
Gold Flippies - TJ Maxx $15
Little Girl - My Womb $Priceless

I don't know what happened to Friday
We took the kids to see Toy Story 3.
Oh Lord, remind me to never take my son to 
another movie until he doesn't need a nap!

I can't find Saturday either. 
We stayed around the house so that we could 
RECOVER from the trauma of Friday. 
I wore my old yoga capris from Express circa 1997 and a tshirt.
Trust me when I say, you aren't missing anything by not seeing that in all it's glory!

Sunday was church.
Shirt - H&M $7
Black Linen Pants - Gap circa 2003 $???
Various necklaces and bracelets - Who Knows $???

I like Sunday's hair better on Monday, don't you?
Black Tank - Old Navy forever ago $5???
Skirt - H&M $10
Flippies - Gap $20

Black Tank - The Walmarts $5 
(That Miley Cyrus has some cute little things.)
Skirt - H&M $10
Gladiators - BCF $20
Necklace - Some shop at the beach $17
Little Boy - My Womb $Priceless or $Best Offer depending on the day

Well there you have it. My week in apparel. It was a loverly week despite it's struggles day-to-day. I'm going to apologize right now for my lack of photography skillz and the random placement of my full-length ghetto mirror. Three weeks ago when I began documenting my clothes I was using our nice Rebel, but then The Music Man needed it for something and I never took it back upstairs with me. So these shots are all from my phone.  I kept moving the mirror (that fell off my wall) to find the best light to get the best, a good, let's be real and say that I was just trying to get a shot in which I didn't look like a) a 400lb giant, and b) my face wasn't in a bazillion shadows. 

Hopefully I can get these issues figured out for the future.

It's a work in progress.

I'm a work in progress.

But then you already knew that, didn't you?

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