Friday, May 28, 2010
This little acorn cap fell form a mighty oak tree just outside the window of our studio. Just as this tiny insignificant acorn can turn into a great tree, remember that lives and dreams also start small but have the potential to become great. May this tiny treasure remind you that you are growing.
He always picks out the most perfect gifts.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Although, I still don’t know what I want to "do" when I grow up, I’m happy to say that I know the woman I want to become and I try to be that woman everyday. However, I hope that in my 30’s I can learn not to apologize for the person I am.
To some 30 is just another number. But to me it’s always been significant. And moving to Phoenix and Kayleigh starting kindergarten in the same time frame just solidifies the significance. I have this great opportunity to change and evolve which is very exciting. I have this mental checklist of things I want to accomplish after we move… All of which should just help me be the best me I can be.
So, tomorrow I’m going to wear flip-flops, torn jeans, a low-cut flowing shirt, and my hair in a messy bun on top of my head. I’m going to spend time outside, make my birthday dinner and cake and share it with my sisters, be silly with my precious girls, wake up with my husband, have a drink and a deep conversation(s).
Dave Matthews said it best in the Song Tripping Billies, “Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die.” (side note… that song is one of my favorites and was on our wedding cd.)
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I hope Prop 101 passes.
I hope to meet nice people/moms/kids/families soon after we move to Phoenix.
I hope Friday comes quickly.
I wish I could get the text spacing to work :)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
In the mean time.. Us girls are busy crafting, painting, packing, going to the gym, and when I'm not looking mini tornadoes go through the house.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
He made Mother's Day such a special day for me. He knows that I like to plan, so I got to plan the entire day! I had breakfast in bed (thanks to Kayleigh), a morning nap, home-made orange-blueberry muffins (thanks Dave and Zoe), recived a 4-in-1 cake stand, and a wonderful boquet of flowers, took the kids bowling and I kicked Dave's a$$, packed some boxes, watched an episode of Private Practice while the others took a nap, and ate a nice meal at a nice restaurant. At dinner, a grandma came over and complemented me on how well behaved my children were. SCORE!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I used this recipe as a guide. I made some shortcuts buy using store-bought pasta sauce (2) and the no boil lasagna noodles. Also add nutmeg to the ricotta..
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Everything is happening fast. Dave will begin work on the 17th of May, stay at a condo, and we will go back and forth until the end of June. I picked up boxes today and plan to pack a box or two a day. I promised the girls that their toys would be last. :)
Everyone asks us what Kayleigh thinks... She's very excited to live by Katie's dog and Shana's cat and have play dates with her cousin, Gunnar. Dave also has a neice and nephew who live in Phoenix so it will be nice to see them more.
When we bought this house our realtor asked how long it would be before we would move (the last house we were in for only 2 years) and we told her 2 or 3 years. Well, it's been 3. I guess we can't sit still!