Tuesday, May 29

a glimpse

just a couple photos from our adventure. 
(still needing to sort through the 457 i took, but sorting emails for work and laundry at home come first)

i believe that get aways are a must for healthy living, at least for my personal sake. 
i come back energized yet exhausted. 
overwhelmed yet ready to take on the world. 
i love the energy of nyc, it always gives me the desire to do more.
as if i don't have enough on my plate. 
that's another post in itself. 

but i do have to say that seeing the mr.was a happy reunion. 
you may laugh, but it was the longest we've spent apart in over two years. 

since being married we've only spent one night at a time apart.
so i anxiously waited for him to return from his get.a.way. to LP
it was fireworks all over again, 
but i'll spare you the details. 

happy tuesday, short weeks are always a delight. 

Sunday, May 27

"i'm the king of new york"

it doesn't matter how many times i've been to the big apple, i always come back amazed
i'll share more thoughts later with you, a time where i am not so completely exhausted.
i can't recall a time in my life where my feet hurt worse, i really can't.
funny stories to tell and memories to relive over and over again.

but for now we are at the jfk airport, waiting for our flight to board
while downloading newsies the movie on the computer.
because we were lucky duckies and won lottery tickets for newsies broadway and now we are obsessed to say the least.

i'm dreaming of it right now and can't stop singing the tunes out loud
(and we may or may have not been dancing on the streets of nyc ever since) 
which is a good thing considering i have a 5.5 hour flight ahead with the sissy club.

Tuesday, May 22

two things that have nothing to do with another but i'll tell you anyways

oh my heck! 
this week is slipping out of my hands. 
i don't know where the time has gone from yesterday morning until now and i feel as though i'm going to find myself in a melt down in a few hours. 

i have only a bajillion things to get done before my sissy club and i leave for a new york adventure with our mama. 
i get to go to new york to see my besties with besties, what could be better?
it's come so quickly, and now if i could only grant myself an extra five hours before midnight this could all go smooth. 
so i have no time, i feel like the bunny in alice in wonderland. isn't' it the bunny in that movie? 
i'm late, I'm late for a very important date, no time to waste...

so i'm off to get a pile of to dos done before i go, which i can already tell is not going to happen. 

in the meantime check out this event that i helped put together for the weekend. i know, lame i won't be there but you should most definitely go if you are around. these gals are amaze and i'm so happy to be part of something so great, it's going to be funnnn i'm telling you really fun. so go for me and let me knowhow it all goes. you will not regret it so go spread some shine. 

next time i'm on here i'll be in the city! 

Friday, May 18

rain day

rainy days are secretly a favorite of mine. it's an excuse to be a little lazy and cozy up in the house. perhaps pop a favorite flick in, or head to the theaters for a new show. oversized sweaters and comfy blankets. it doesn't hurt that i got to work from home today and that the husband doesn't' have school. yay for friday and for the rain. the smell of the rain, as i've said before is my absolute favorite. 

happy friday. 

Thursday, May 17

a little long thought

life's happiness can easily be altered by the world around us.
you may feel as i do sometimes, 
living with racing thoughts flourishing your mind of things you must accomplish and become.

i'm grateful for the world we live in today
 it's a modern marvel that we live with such technology developments and continuing discoveries.
rapid forms of communication connect us with loved ones and new acquaintances.
those dreams you had of traveling afar become a reality.
answers to nearly any question are given, making life simple in one way or another.
creative outlets provide ideas for your home, a party, your hair, clothing, children, church, the list goes on.
each day and every day.

it's a blessing, yet there is an opposing downside.
we expect people to answer phone calls immeadetly, 
respond to texts and email in the timeliest manner, 
and give no excuse to being late due to taking a wrong turn.

everything we create has an expected level of creativity and originality.
we have the answers at our fingertips, literally.
becoming more concerned about what is going on in others lives
  (those you may not even know) 
then the life you call your own
leaving thoughts of comparisons and sometimes criticism.

it can be overwhelming to think you aren't:
creative enough nor do you dress the part, 
your meals aren't magazine cover worthy
your body doesn't look ready for summer,
and you don't have time to do the two hours worth of exercise you just discovered.
your home doesn't smell like fresh laundry,
your fridge is stocked with foods less then worthy of healthy
family night does not consist of cut outs and brownies
nor does your sunday lesson have a tablecloth and flowers.

although all of these would be nice,
it's not a reality for us to become everything we merely see around us.
there is only so much that can be said with out actually being done.
and what you do, is who you become. 

lucky for us, we live in a time where chasing after your dreams,
and aspiring to what you ultimately want to become is accepted. 
the options are endless, there are not limitations. 
and even with the wild obsessions and crazy expectations
of daily life around us:

today you are you.
and no one alive is youer then you. 

Wednesday, May 16

2 things

1. i finally found my one true love carrot karma smoothie at jamba juice. can't believe i've lived without it.  it was a magical moment that i'm reliving daily.

2. i'm collaborating with some darling gals on "wardrobes i met and liked."  if you would like to check it out click here. i feel lucky to be working on a project with these gals, it's going to be fun, so be sure to stop by.


Tuesday, May 15

life according to the iphone

 i have attempted to take more photos with our trusty camera, but nothing is more convenient nor trusty as yours truly the iPhone. 

so here you have it the iPhone dump of our life in pictures. now if only they could shrink my not so small canon to be the size of the iPhone, all matters would be reconciled. that'll be the day i tell you.

Monday, May 14

life's one big picnic

in the summertime when the weather is nice. and when the weather is nice we like to go on picnics with our friends. these fun friends ran, yes they are fit and ran over to our house, and then we went to the local grocer and skipped off to the park with lucy girl for a picnic. i wanna kiss the sun for being so lovely to us lately. it just makes the days sweeter and a little more pleasant. 

these last few days we celebrated our moms this weekend and feel beyond blessed to have such great ones. my little (big) brother turned the big eighteen this weekend, we ate lots of yummy food basically the entire weekend long, attended a hoppin wedding reception, "showered" one of favorite engaged couples, aaaand got play with our high school friends for a night. it was a significantly busy but delightful weekend for us. at one point i felt overwhelmed with how social we had been. that's what happens when you are old and married and don't see a social seen too often. 

on another note, we are back in the grind. the husband starts school today so his two week summer break has come to an end. but we plan on pretending we still get a summer to play, we'll figure something out between work, school, work, and our other responsibilities. i'm not going to pretend that we won't play, because we will. i think that having grown up responsibilities will make us appreciate our time off, or so we hope! 

Thursday, May 10

take me out to the ball game

yesterday we celebrated the beginning of summer. you see the mr. has been out of school for about a week, but oh so sadly will be beginning yet another semester on monday. i'm proud of that man i tell you, i know he is duhhreading the fact that he will be in school during summertime but he is being quite pleasant about it. so back to summer, we celebrated with class and style with baseball and ice cream and somewhere in there was a very mustachey mustache. welcome to may in our family ladies and gents. 

such is the love i have for my husband that i have agreed to attend baseball games and allow hairy faces, oh the grandeur. when the mr. asked if ice cream was necessary, i responded politely with a firm yes and gallivanted off to buy my $5.75 cone, in which i could purchase two gallons of ice cream at the store. but its all it the celebration. ice cream at a ball game for me is about as necessary as mustaches for the husband in may. tomato, tomatah.

we had a grand old time, take me out to the ball game at seventh inning stretch and all. oh and they won, yes they won in the very last moment of the ninth inning. happy summer husband. 

Wednesday, May 9


we celebrated the fifth of may, with these babes. don't you wish you had a fiesta for cinco de mayo too? we ate our little hearts out and really heated up the festivities. cafe rio salads, nacho libre, uno, and required dress ups. i think jake was fearful that i would start wearing my costume on a daily basis. don't worry i will not, at least not now, you never know what i may do when i'm a looney madre. spanish because it is cinco de mayo. 

somehow glittery grey sweaters became "mexico" clothes to lucy and we may have pretended that hawaiian hats work too. it's an international festivity for all countries in our book. and somehow we went from two kids to about ten, but we felt pretty cool that everyone wanted to come to our party. husbands homemade churros were quite the hit, and i think i may have found a new guilty obsession: pina coladas. i mean i knew i loved them, but having them accessible at all times including late in the night (early in the a.m.) is maybe not best. but i won't decide that now. 

Tuesday, May 8

boys will be boys and here is my case study to prove it

point number one: 
this photo. need i say more? to be honest this is actually what i would consider a "good" photo. the rest usually consist of faces that just look uncomfortable 

point number two: 
the fact that i asked jake to help me clean the bathrooms yesterday is verification of my insanity as of late. sweetly, he obliged and when i came home the house it screamed clean. a happy day in my book. but oh my larry we need to have a bathroom cleaning 101 intervention in our home. our versions are very very different in terms of a clean bathroom. 

i'll just share his: comet in the toilet bowl. ta daaaa. 
smells good though right? 

point number three:
this little happening from the a.m. 

i wish i could post the little photo i took this morning while i was headed out the door, but due to the indecent exposure of the husband i will not. but i am going to tell you what i saw: 

my twenty three year old husband sitting on a chair staring out the window. and our conversation went a little like this: 

me: whatcha lookin at?
husband: a coy little smile...nothin
me: oh really?
husband: a bigger smile. 
husband: just these trucks outside 

concrete trucks. big trucks dumping new concrete. and he didn't even care to move after i gave him a little laugh, I'm almost positive he stayed there until the job was finished. 

oh i love the man. i swear he is still three years old. i can't wait to have little truck obsessed face pulling boys running around our house just like him. 
really can't wait. 

Thursday, May 3

the darndest things

kids say them, they do. i've been playing mom this week after work, i wasn't thinking right when i agreed but i can't say no because i miss my nannying days. being a grown up is fun, it is but some days it's just happiness to not take life so seriously and play like kids do. 

kids play, and they know how to play hard. i had to call husband to bring me a change of clothes because a dress just wasn't cutting it for chalking and water fights. i found myself giggling when i saw baby dallin with a fistful of dirt in is mouth, only to hear older brother tell me i was crazy for laughing. or how about when he looked at me appalled that i would think it was ok to not take shoes to the park, again called me crazy and i laughed, again. 

what would you do to go back to age five? or even eleven? what would you tell yourself? i would tell myself that everything works out and that it's ok to slow down and not try to grow up so fast, that forgetting to brush your hair and having stains on your clothes isn't a bad thing, and being barefoot in the summertime is really best, and that the boy who is being mean to you in mrs. lewis' class won't always be mean, he will turn out to be your very best friend and you will marry him one day. 

but ironically those aren't bad words of wisdom for any age. everything does work out, and it's silly to try to grow up faster then needed, and we can still let loose for a moment, and the boy from mrs. lewis' class loves that girl more then anything even when there are bad days, because let's face it we all have them. 

Wednesday, May 2

life is not allowing me to blog

for a plethora of reasons. 
which i will not submit you to suffer through. just kidding they are not so terrible, but just no time and not much motivation. so this is a blah post, to remind me of a blah day unfortunately. it's one of those days where i just want to crawl back into bed, throw the covers over my head and disappear for a moment. but tomorrow will be better just get me there already. 

happy hump day, the week is half way over. hooray! 

p.s. i love this photo, it's titled: lost in thought