Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Fun at the Farm

A little over a month ago a very talented friend of mine did a photo shoot for me; the special occasion was my son's first birthday but we threw in some family shots and, of course, a few of my Li'l Diva! For those of you that don't know, my hubby was raised on a farm. I just had to do a farm theme (complete with the little red tractor AND the little red wagon!) as I knew he would love it. I just wish he could have been here to be a part of the shoot. Ah, such is the life of a military family!

Anyways, I have finally gotten around to putting the pictures on my computer. They are just way too adorable not to share even if I am rather late in doing so!


This just melts my heart every time!

My Handsome Little Man is ONE!!!!

Happy Little Family (minus Daddy)

My Beautiful Little Diva

Chasing after the kitty



Little Country Boy!

So sweet...

Mr. Smiley on his Tractor!

Too Beautiful!

Monday, October 17, 2011

My New Love Affair

Pinterest, oh, Pinterest, how do I love thee! How my heart quickeneth at the thought of you and my visage doth glow at the sight of you. You hath filled a void in mine life that I did not know existed until you entered my life. When we are apart I await, with bated breath, our next encounter. You are, to me, better than all the websites in all of the World Wide Web. Even the great Facebook doth not hold a candle to your wonders. You hold my interests, my fascination, my heart, and much too much of my time. You are my hero and I, your most humble slave.

All kidding aside - Pinterest truly is my newest and fondest addiction. I first heard of it a few months back but, after seeing how many of my friends claimed addiction to it, I decided I didn't want to get "involved." No matter how much toting of what a wonderful website it was could make me give in; I already have my too-much-time-consuming addiction to Facebook, I so did not need another addiction!

And then a friend sent me an invitation. I debated just deleting the email but after seeing a super cute project she had done with her son and finding out that she got the idea from Pinterest, I decided I had to check it out for myself.

It was love at first sight

A virtual pinboard to share ideas and recipes and personal styles and decorating ideas and craft ideas and funny sayings and awesome pictures and so, so much more - all in these perfectly compartmentalized labeled personalized boards. A way for me to save the websites and pictures of things that I adore without putting a bookmark on my computer toolbar and having to worry about losing it.  ::Insert hysterical squealing here::

The best part? They have an app for that!!! Thank you, iPhone. Now, I can spend hours on my phone browsing my friends pins and searching for anything and everything I can think of.

My poor facebook account has taken a back seat as my time is suddenly consumed with pinning. Within two weeks of getting addicted joining Pinterest, I had both of my sisters on and loving it and my mom even asked me to send her an invite. It is merely too wonderful to resist!

And now, I'll have to ask you to please excuse me as I see that there are new pins that I am simply compelled to check out!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Wild Child's Moms Day Out

So today we, the Wild Childs Mom Daycare and Homeschool (ok, so I totally made that up), got several moms and kiddos together and went to a very hands-on children's museum, The Building for Kids and with 24 plus kids and 10 moms we were able to get in at an awesome discount. Total and absolute blast!

My silly Kiddos!

Playing around

Most of our group

Playing the nursery...with some rather "detailed" babies :-/

Going down the slide

Hiding in the Pumpkin

Happy, everyone???

Cousins :-)

Lunch Time!

My Beautiful Little Diva

They loved the falling balls!

Water Room!

They LOVE playing in the water!

One of the Favorite Rooms!

My oldest sister and my baby boy :-)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Confessions: The Dark Places of My Mind

There are few places so dark and mysterious as my mind. Traveling it is like trying to find your way through one of those life size mazes that I'm forever getting lost in. In the dark. With no map. And only a pen light to guide you.

For real. It's no wonder that my husband is always saying that he can't figure me out!

Anything that enters my mind is pretty much destined to get lost. It's a miracle when anything finds it's way out correctly.

Yesterday is a prime (and slightly embarrassing) example of this. I was so excited about a Girls Day Out that I was having with a couple of gal friends of mine that I've known since...well, forever, but haven't been able to see much over the last 10 years. Starbucks, pedicures and then lunch - all child-free!!!

I was terribly proud of myself for arriving at Starbucks not even a full five minutes late. This is an incredible feat for me as I am horrible at time management; usually I'm about ten to fifteen minutes behind schedule. I like to blame this on my children. I was even more pleased to see that I had arrived before my friends so they wouldn't even realize that I was late.

I rushed in, used the restroom, then stood in line, ordered my drink and waited. By this time it was almost 10 minutes past our agreed on meeting time and I hadn't heard from either of my friends. I started having a sinking feeling that I was at the wrong Starbucks. A quick check on my phone confirmed that I was supposed to be at the Murdock St. Starbucks and I was at the Koeller St. Starbucks. Whoops!

I called Jen telling her that she was going to laugh at me.

"Ok?" she said

"I'm here at Starbucks...I just came to the wrong one."

"Did you think that that was this weekend?"

::More of that sinking feeling:: "Umm...yes?"

"It's next weekend - I'm out of town helping decorate for a wedding right now."

Yeah... "You're really going to laugh at me then because I'm not only at the wrong Starbucks - I'm here at the wrong week!!!"

Needless to say, she did  laugh at me. And we got it clarified that next Saturday was our Girls Day Out! My poor feet are still pedicure-less but I greatly enjoyed my Starbucks White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha and a little unexpected alone time shopping!

And? I get to look forward to another Starbucks coffee and a pedicure and lunch with friends!!!