Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Teacher Kindness is the one of the best friends anyone could ask for and be lucky to have. I have the honor of being a bridesmaid in her upcoming June wedding! Her bridal shower is the weekend and I am so looking forward to it. I cannot wait to help with this shower because it will be honoring her.
She is someone who deserves a day that is all about her. The maid of honor is amazing, creative, and crafty which means the decorations are going to be fabulous. I'm so excited to share picture details with you! For now, I leave you with a few google color collages featuring Teacher Kindness's awesome and modern wedding colors.
This quote inspired this post:
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. -Elisabeth Foley
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
|Patio Set I'm *loving* right now. I'm liking the way the apple green pops and of course the durability of wicker||.|
While I'm dreaming- how about a back yard movie package! Complete with projector and inflatable screen. L.O.V.E.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Today I let Little C hold my phone while talking to his Nana. This was a mistake. You see, Little C put the phone in his mouth then banged it on the ground all while I cleaned up the mess that is his room. In the time that it took me to put those toys in the basket my phone went black.
-Lessons of this mama
Why do you torture me with ringtones when I can't see who is calling. Why do you alert me to text messages when I can't view them. Phone, I will miss my cardio trainer app, the ability to blog, check tweets and facebook all from my phone. The first time I drive to an unknown destination I will miss your google maps app. Phone you were so good to me. I apologize.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I promised more pictures from our park day and here they are:
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I wish I could have been there with my family for my dad’s birthday celebration, but my parents live 1,393 miles away. Yes, I counted them. It’s a days drive and a four hour plane trip. Not too bad and we go as often as we can.
Despite not being there I called my dad early in the morning and several more times over the course of the day to catch up and see what was happening. I can be annoying like that.
I am truly grateful for everything my dad did and continues to do for our family; working long hard hours so my mom could be a stay at home mom to myself and three sisters. Even though my dad worked hard I never realized it because he always put us first. He was at sporting events, dance recitals (only one year of dance for me!), and school awards ceremonies.
Here’s to my rancher dad! Thanks dad, I love you!
|Grandpa Horses and Superman|
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Have you been to Irvine Regional Park?
You need to go! I promise it's great for everyone and if you live in the area it's a must visit.
The Hunnel family went there today. We had a great picnic, saw some ponies, and Little C met the Easter Bunny!
More pictures from this family outing to come soon! Do you have any parks in the southern California are you recommend?
Friday, April 15, 2011
It's the book-a-month challenge. This will help me with my 101 in 1001 list and get me reading again. Where did I come up with this idea? I first heard about it at Nina Badzin's blog from Theta Moms. She is a writer and lover a books, through her blog I found the Friday Reads blog.
This is what I LOVE about blogs- there are so many out there! The entire blogosphere is connected and there are so many great people to meet.
Before Little C, I read numerous books and loved being immersed in new stories. For Christmas, MIL Beach (pretty much her favorite place *I could have also called her MIL style* bought me a Kindle
along with Sister Nicknames.
Since getting my kindle for Christmas, I have played numerous “every word” games and read zero books. Yes, zero. I know it’s sad. Hence, the book-a-month challenge.
This is officially my first Friday Reads. My books will be e-editions to encourage me to read on my kindle. This week I’m starting with a fun short novel I read awhile back. I’m re-reading Something Borrowed because the movie is coming out and I love The Office and Ginnifer Goodwin.
P.S. don’t expect book reviews- I’m no expert!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Hey Everyone! It's Monday again and that means it's time to menu plan! This week I'm linking up with Organizing Junkie. Here's my plan:
Monday: Grilled Cheese and Chicken Noodle Soup
Tuesday: Alaskan Cod, Asparagus, and Rice Pilaf
Wednesday: Baked Chicken, Green Beans, and Scalloped Potatoes
Thursday: Enchilada Casserole
Friday: Pumpkin Shallot Ravioli and Caesar Salad
Last week's TNC and grilled steak were delish!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
and afternoon and evenings too!
Last week, I talked about how a good Sunday Morning is watching the sunrise, getting to the gym and church before noon. Let me preface this post by saying that I also enjoy sleeping in and relaxing on Sunday too.
This Sunday morning I did two/three from last Sunday's list. For the third, well I didn't go to the gym this morning because instead it's C25k training day.
Confession about the sunrise- I totally went back to sleep. (Remember the sleeping in part?) Best of both worlds if you ask me!
My favorite thing about this morning was the confirmation ceremony at church for RCIA. One year ago, I participated in the last rite of initiation and it was very special for me. My sponsor gave me this symbolic locket.
What's your favorite thing about Sundays?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Little C, also known as Colinator and Superman had his 9 month check up Wednesday!
Just look at those chunker legs! I love them!! 7 months ago the nurses told me to make sure and take those band-aids off right away because they are a choking hazard. I thought, of course I will, but my little guy can't exactly peel stuff off and doesn't put things in his mouth.
weight- 24 lbs, 4 oz (85%)
height- 29 inches (75%)
head circumference- 19 inches (96%)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Secretly for awhile now I’ve wanted to run a half marathon- 26 miles is way to scary right now! I actually decided to get serious about this endeavor and luckily just moved in next door to an amazing person, mom of four, and someone who likes to run in the mornings! Well, I hopped right on that and asked if I could run with her. She runs at 5:45 am!! With a few other women about 4 miles! Umm, yeah I’m not quite ready for that. But being the awesome person she is she said she would run with me at my pace one day a week. Bless her. So, we run Friday mornings.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I love a good Sunday Morning where I have the opportunity to watch the sunrise. It's a plus when I can make it to the gym and church before noon. Today I accomplished one out of three. I'm writing this down today for two reasons. One, I am starting to blog again because I'm inspired by someone I know personally who is blogging very well (meaning one post per day). Two, I really want to go for three/three next week and with someone reading about it I know I will.
As you can see I started last August when Colin was one month old. Tomorrow, he'll be nine months old. I am determined to give blogging another try and in the process keep everyone entertained with hilarious Colin events, doctor updates, and a count down to his first birthday.
Next Sunday, I want to accomplish all three of my favorite Sunday Morning things. I also want to take Colin to see the Easter Bunny. So, pictures to come next Sunday and for this week pictures to come from the past 6 months I've been away.