Thursday, August 25, 2011

just because it's been so long

I hate blogging. such a burden. But i do enjoy stalking everyone else's cute blogs.
One day i will catch on, have a creative background and header, but for now, here's a new picture to look at for 6 months :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Club!!

Yay for book club!!

The girls came over to my house this week for our discussion. Of course, book club is just another good excuse to get together and chat. We have such a cute group of girls in our neighborhood, and i'm excited that there will be even more of them joining us next time!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3 things i'm loving today

of course, my Mr. is #1
He has been sick the last couple of days and it has been so heartbreaking! I am finally starting to get my happy baby back. Love you Mr.!!!!!
ooh he is so gooey and yummy!! mwah

And Jake. love him! he won't read this, he hates when i make him look at blogs, but i still love him. Thanks for taking me on that hot date to the young men/young womens valentines dance!

And lately, I have been obsessed with popcorn!! I eat a bowl of plain, air popped popcorn every night. It may taste like styrofoam, but i love it!
I got a little fancy the other day and made this yummy sugared popcorn. (yes, this is like one of those nasty sugary treats that only kids enjoy, like peeps and conversation hearts, but don't diss it 'til you try it)

2 C sugar
2/3 C milk
1 T white karo syrup
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
food coloring
mix & cook until slightly soft ball-230 degrees. Pour over 6 qts (1 C uncooked popcorn) of popcorn.
*i don't like it too sugary, so i use about 3/4 of the sauce.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthday, oscars, and the best mom in the world!

You have never seen an oscar party like one thrown by my amazing mom! She was busy all day long, not missing any details. Right before the oscars started, we had an award ceremony of our own. . .

She and my dad made these darling trophies. And my mom came up with the most creative awards for each one of us!

She had a little wardrobe malfunction going on in the back ;)

Naturally, being the oldest child, Jaycie was given 'Best director'

and seeing as he's married to the director, Luke was given 'best supporting actor'

Joyce received the 'lifetime achievement award' for all of her hard work and making it all possible. Yep, jules gave her some pads for her prize. haha

Here she is with the coveted CLINIQUE bag. Each year for our birthdays, my grandma joyce gives us the latest makeup bag and sample from Clinique. You'd think it was a million dollars by the way we all lust over it!

And more importantly, it's my Mom's birthday!!!!!! She is the most amazing person i know. I feel so lucky to have been blessed to be her daughter and to have been taught and loved by her. She is constantly serving others and is such a good example to me. I have always known how special she is, but since i have become a mom, i have a whole new appreciation for her! I am in aw. Mom, you are my best friend and my greatest example. Thank you for always making me feel very special and always loved. Even now, raising Milo, i am constantly asking myself, 'what did my mom do?' I strive to be a mom just like you because you were an amazing parent and i had the happiest childhood i could ask for. I hope you know how much i look up to you and how much i love you! I hope you have a great day and a happy year! I LOOOOOVE YOU!!

This is how jake felt about the oscars. . .they were kind of boring. not the best i've seen.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Everything Girl

I had such a fun week! It was filled with three of my favorite things. . . hair, makeup, and nails!
To start my week off I visited my cute sister-in-law, Mckayla, at the salon. I have a new respect for her and all ethnic women! I had no idea the pain and process they go through to be so beautiful. It all pays off though! After 4 hours of yanking, tugging, and some tears, Miss Charolette gave Mckayla the princess hair she's always wanted.
Isn't she the most beautiful girl you've ever seen! Love you Kayla!!!

Next, field trip to Sephora with my Mom and Grandma. This place was amazing! I have never been a makeup junkie, but after seeing this place, i'm seriously considering it.

I was shopping around, and next thing I knew, Jules had weaseled her way into 'the chair!' Jealous!!

Isn't she gar-geous!? You would fall off your rocker if you knew her age.

people say they look alike, and that i look like my mom. . . I sure hope so!!

Time to play with our purchases!

finally, what better way to finish off the week than PEDICURES!
Gram took the girls out for pedicures to celebrate my mom's upcoming birthday!
We REALLY missed our other girl Jamie. It's not the same without you jam, we love you!!!!

we were laughing the whole time because we couldn't figure out how to controll our chairs. We were being kneaded, shook, and pushed in every direction haha.

Thanks girls for the fun week! I have the best family, I love you all!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Katie Oborn Photography

When Milo was 3 months old, my good friend Katie Oborn took these adorable pictures for us! She never fails to amaze me. I absolutely love all of the work she does. She is so good at capturing the best moments and has such a good eye for fun and creative photography. Thank you again Katie for these amazing pictures! I can hardly wait for our next shoot :)
Check out all of Katie's work here!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mr. is 5 months old!!

Milo is 5 months old and i can hardly believe it. He is getting cuter and cuter every day! I always ask myself, 'why did i take so many pictures when he was a newborn?', he's a lot cuter now :) haha there's my confession for the day.

Here's a list of all of his favorite things and talents so far. . .

1. he can drink a 5 ounce bottle in one commercial

2. he sleeps 12 hours a night, and has since he was 2 months

3. he loves tubbies

4. he is constantly reaching for, and holding onto his feet

5. he loves kisses and eating his mom and dad's face

6. he's already learned to 'fake cough' for attention

7. his favorite song is "the wheels on the bus"

8. he is very ticklish

9. he has the most rancid toots and poops because he has special meat-based formula. . . aka 'protein shakes' according to grandpa

10. and he LOVES his mama and dad, along with all of his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins!