Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Most days, when I get a free second, this is how you'll find me. And...I'm loving it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

six months.

Can't believe this little dude is sitting up. Soon he'll be crawling, cruising and walking. I'm a little scared to have two mobile munchkins!!

Excuse the christmas bib. Some days it's just hard to get to the laundry :P

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

flip flops.

Kalli LOVES the three new pair of flip flops I bought her. She wears them around the house. Wears them with her PJ's. Wants to get in bed with them on. It's pretty darn cute. So, whether they go with her outfit or not, she's wearing them!

Monday, March 21, 2011


So glad we are finally getting some of it.


Some of my favorite bits. The cheeks. The long lashes. The little fat rolls on his neck. His little chubby worm toes. His hairy little ears. Love it all, each and every bit.

where I stand.

This was done for a class I'm taking. Where I stand and who I'm next to the most.

Friday, March 18, 2011

the pace of things.

I just love being in a city. The sights, the sounds, the energy. I also like a little peace and quiet. A safe haven. Somewhere that I can curl up with a good book and forget that just outside there's cars whizzing by. A place to light the fire (or in my case, turn it on :) and just savor a little family time.

We just returned from a whirlwind trip to Nashville. All the trees are beginning to bloom, there's flowers in the flower boxes, tulips in the gardens and I've never seen so many Bradford Pears in my life! The sight of about thirty of these in a perfect row had me scrambling for my camera...if only I would have had it.

We are exhausted, but feel positive. Hoping to find our own little safe haven in the madness of a city. A little corner to put our stamp on. A home for our little ones. A place to grow, play, love and just enjoy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

i can't stand it...'s just too cute.

it really is simple.

As I sit here and listen to the rain hit the roof over my office and listen to the delighted squeals of Parker playing with his favorite toy, I'm reminded of the joy of simplicity. I cannot stop thinking about the people in Japan - the images of that tsunami crashing through fields, taking barns, houses, roadways....and people, with it. One scene I saw online shows the wave heading for a road, on which you can clearly see people driving. I bet they didn't even see it coming.

It's sad that it takes a health scare, a tragedy, a death, some life changing event, to remind us of the beauty of simplicity. I'm guilty of this. I get so tied up in my own troubles that I forget how much sadness there is in the world. And, I'm reminded, that my troubles aren't really troubles at all. They're complaints. A real problem would be finding out you had cancer. Losing a loved one. A sick child. A disaster.

Even during this time when people are losing their homes, their life savings, their everything. They really haven't lost. If you are healthy and alive, then you've got it all. Really. Just ask a sick person.

Anyway, I don't want to make this post too depressing. But as my mother always says, "You don't have to look very far to see someone worse off than you."

A quote, taken from another blog, which I find to be the truth:

"And as for our ordinary days: they are quicked with silver, bright and brief - and if you are snug as a beetle and free as a leaf - then shout thanks to heaven, and breathe relief, for: our happiness is sewn in delicate threads. Use a thimble and sew, sew, sew."

Friday, March 11, 2011


My little Parker is in full on teething mode. He'll chew anything he can get a hold of, but usually there's no need for anything besides a few fingers. And bibs. Lots of bibs.