Friday, July 22, 2011

Pink sequin bow heels

Source: via Marina on Pinterest

I know this photo is a bit old, but I love everything about these shoes.










Wishing you a fabulous weekend.

P.S. Will be finally getting my camera cord back today.
So much to post.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Practice makes . . .

What does it make?

I'm sure you are familiar with the usual saying. A few nights ago when Husband was reading a book to Miss M, he said, "Practice makes . . ." and Miss M said, "Fun!" I love that idea.

Practice makes fun.

Practice should make fun. It doesn't mean it's easy. It doesn't mean it's not down right hard, frustrating, and grueling at times. But why are we practicing if there is no element of fun involved? Being perfect does not mean you had a good time. It does not mean you enjoyed getting there or even the end result. When practice is fun, the result is fun. Going to try remember this. It's a tough one for me.

Love the lessons I learn from my kiddos.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Big Changes, New Adventures

There are some big changes taking place in our little world right now.

I am excited and a little nervous.

First up - Today is Husband's last day of work at a job he has worked at for the past two years. It was supposed to be "the one" and we were really excited about it when he started. He's learned a great deal in the past two years. It's been tough, though. Really tough. Most weeks he has worked 60+ hours, and that doesn't include the after-hours at home or the weekend hours. He's been one busy guy.

We decided it is time to say goodbye.

Second - New job is exciting. Very exciting. Still a lot of work, but we will be working on it together. We'll set our own schedule and work our tails off. Husband will also be home more. We actually had dinner last night as a family. I've mentioned that is a rare thing around here, and I'm thrilled it will be happening more frequently. Probably on a daily basis!

Third - Sold my car. Decided we didn't need the car payment with the new job, just to be on the safe side. Also, Husband will be based at home. We'll survive with just one car again for now. Best part, got more out of it than we owe. Miss M will be getting her grass shortly. We are all thrilled about this. Oh, and her first bike.

Why the changes? Husband was no longer happy, which was also affecting me, and the kids weren't seeing their daddy nearly enough. All those work hours were stressing everyone out. We are fortunate enough that we can do something about. We will now be in more control of our lives, and we could not be more excited about it.

We have big dreams in this house.
Huge goals we want to accomplish.
We are off on a new adventure.

And we are just crazy enough to go for it.

Have you ever walked away from a sure thing for something you really wanted?
Were you excited, scared, or both?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lovely Weekend: Not much of a weekend

This weekend was not much of a weekend. Husband was at a conference the entire day on Saturday. He left at 8:30 am and came back at 7:45 pm. Not too different from a normal work day, but simply lame for a Saturday.

I took the kiddos to a friend's birthday party at a waterpark Saturday morning. We had a blast, but it is far from relaxing watching a 1 1/2 year old try keep his face out of the water. Luckily, I had nice friends there to help me out a bit. They all have kids of their own, and we had a wonderful time playing.

When it was time to go, we helped birthday girl's mom load up the car and then headed home. We had a quick lunch, washed the pool water off, and put Mr. T in bed. I tried very hard to convince Miss M to have a nap because I was beat. Literally about to fall asleep standing up. She politely declined. Thankfully, Mr. T had a three hour nap! Once he woke up, we had a snack and headed to the grocery store.

Going to the grocery store with two kids at the end of a long day is one of my least favorite activities. Miss M complained the whole way about how tired she was and that Mr. T was being too noisy so she couldn't sleep. Luckily, once we were in the store, both kids were happy. It still took forever, but they were happy. Sucess.

Headed home to put things away, make a quick dinner, and put the kids in bed asap. Husband came home just in time to play with the kids and put them in bed. Sweet relief.

On Sunday, we had dinner with a family in our neighborhood. A few weeks ago, we found out the husband served a mission in Taiwan just like Husband. We made plans to get together to cook some delicious Taiwanese food. The food was amazing and the company was delightful.

Now it's back to the grind. Crazy, busy week up ahead. Husband is leaving on Thursday for a quick business trip, and there is much to get done before.

Wishing you a wonderfully productive start to your week!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posting the last few weeks. I went to California to visit my family for a week. Then came the wonderful Fourth of July festivities. Finally, there have been some big changes around here the last few days. Lots of thinking, talking, and major decision making. Things should be back to normal fairly soon.

I'll leave you drooling over this gorgeous pair of Dior heels.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kid-size Silverware

I love this mini silverware set I picked up from IKEA a few months ago for Miss M. She absolutely loves it. She no longer wants to eat on any plastic "baby" forks and spoons. I need to pick up another set after a couple spoons took a spin in the disposal (thanks to Husband). It's a bargain at $6.99.
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