Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Of all the Christmas presents the kids received...and they received a lot (which was not suppose to happen) I must say that I LOVE LEGO'S the most...Why? Because for the first time in a week my children have been playing quietly in their bedroom for 45 minutes - no arguing, no craziness, no "mom, can you do, I need some help with that..." Thank you LEGO'S

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nail Polish and a four year old...

I couldn't resist posting these photos...Olivia got a nail polish kit from my mom for Christmas...guess who she wanted to paint up first?
That's right...daddy! I must admit...I married a pretty good guy - she painted all ten toes multiple colors and he didn't complain once!

A little inspiration....

Still haven't gone through my Christmas photos...trying to get my house back in order from all the festivities! So in the meantime, here is a little inspiration for the day! Apron, glasses, egg carton(Anthropologie) Photograph (Mandy Lyons on Etsy) Watch (Fossil) Cupcake Shop (found at Oh Hello)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

Just wanted to wish all my family and friends a wonderful holiday! We've had a busy few days with travel and some sickness all thrown into the mix! I haven't gotten a chance to upload my photos, but I do have some great ones that involve a Nerf gun and a pink guitar! Hope you and yours had a blessed day!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Taking a little break...

Just gonna be taking a little break for a few heart is heavy today as we learned last night that Cole Puryear has gone on to be with his Heavenly Father. While that knowledge brings some comfort - knowing that he has gone home - our hearts hurt for Glen, Cayci, and Cade, his 10 year old brother, and the rest of their extended family. Please pray that God will give them comfort and strength during this time ...thank you to those who prayed this week - I know they truly appreciate it! As you go through this last week before Christmas, be mindful of what we are celebrating...His coming, the reason we have hope in situations like this! Because of His coming, the birth of Jesus, we know that this world is not the end! Hug your kids a little tighter today, thank God for their health, be a little more patient when things start to get crazy because we are never guaranteed tomorrow, so make today count! God bless! Sidenote: If you need mailing address for Glen or Cayci, or service info email me at

Thursday, December 17, 2009

An update...

Thank you to everyone who has been praying...thought I would post an update before I head off to bed. They almost lost Cole earlier today...he took a turn for the worse and had swelling on the brain as well as some other complications. I really have no words right has been a heavy day...thinking of our friends and what they are going through. Hope! Hope is what I am hanging on to as I go to sleep tonight. Hope that God is still going to do a miracle...that is what I continue to pray for. Give your kiddos some extra love and kisses tonight!

A simple request....

I have a simple request today...please pray for a little 7 year old boy named Cole Puryear...he had a massive stroke this week and is in Children's Hospital. His dad, Glen, was my husband's college roomate and Cole's mom, Cayci, was my next door neighbor growing up! They are holding fast to God's promises and trusting in him during this time! Cole is expected to go home around New Years but according to the doctors - has a very long recovery ahead of him! But we are praying for a miracle - that God will heal this little boy completely - so please pray with us!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Warning! Grandmothers avert your eyes...

Sorry for the lack of most of you...busy, busy, busy!!! So onto the point of this post...warning to grandmothers, you may want to look away...this is what I did last night I trimmed (okay, I CUT) a few inches off of my four year old's ever growing my defense it was reaching her lower back and becoming increasingly hard to comb with all the curls! Don't feel sorry for her, she doesn't even know I cut it...we were combing it out after bath time and I pulled it into a low ponytail and snip, snip, snip...while she was talking away!!! I can do that because it is curly and you can't really tell where it all begins and ends :) Anyway, I promise there are curls left, so no worries grandmommies!!! Have a blessed Wednesday!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Totally random item...

Okay, it has been a very busy week...lots of stuff going I don't really have anything productive or of great importance to I thought I would post these (just in case my husband decides to read this post, hint, the way - I wear a 6 1/2)
Reebok Easytone Reinspire in metallic gold...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow, gumdrops, and frosting!

Our weekend was really was filled with snow, gumdrops, and frosting!!! On Saturday we woke up to snow which was a "shocker" this time of year, can't remember the last time that happened! Sunday afternoon....a gingerbread house! The kids having been driving me crazy for weeks to do this...I kept telling them "we need to pace ourselves" "only one Christmas activity per day" ha! So here are the results!

Friday, December 4, 2009

In the kitchen...

This season everyone is in the kitchen....baking!!! So I thought I would post some of my favorite aprons from FUNKTION...they make the cutest stuff! I found this line while on vacation in Pawleys Island this past summer... a little shop called The Seawife! I wear mine while baking of course, but it is so pretty I wear it to dust and vaccum in makes me feel a little bit better about doing housework :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the mini BLUEPRINT

So, I finally got the mini BLUEPRINT up and going on my website here... go check it out!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back to the Blog Awards...

OK...a few days ago I posted about receiving my very first blog award from a sweet girl over at Pink Lace & Cupcakes... So today I am making good on it! Here's the deal...I have to list 10 facts about myself, then name 15 blogs I love and pass the award on to them!
  1. I am a VERY observant person...I can usually measure a person or situation up in no time's true, ask my husband!
  2. My favorite food is french fries...especially the crinkle cut kind!
  3. I eat ketchup with everything...
  4. I love horses and horseback riding...a trait I seem to have passed on to my four year old!
  5. My dad called me "Doolittle" as a child...still does sometimes!
  6. I secretly long to perform in a Broadway musical - sing, dance, etc...except I don't really sing all that well and I have terrible stage fright!
  7. I am a very emotional person...I cry at the drop of a hat - I tell my sister I could never do her work as a Nurse Practitioner bc I would be a sobbing mess all the time...
  8. I have green eyes...
  9. I have been married to my college sweet heart for almost 13 years now!
  10. I accepted Christ as my savior at 8 years of age...

So there you have it...10 facts about me! Enjoy! Now here are blogs I am passing along the award to:

and back at
Pink Lace & Cupcakes (so you can read her 10 facts)