Friday, December 16, 2011

Remember me?

Remember me? No, nothing? I guess not, seeing that it has been well over a month since I posted.
I promise to be back..sometime....eventually.....hopefully not too many more absent days on here.

In the meantime, here are my precious little ones. You know, the ones who create the too busy to blog area of my life :)

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Little Miss Frosty

Isn't this Little Miss Frosty get up darling?! And, it comes with the scarf, leg warmers, and essential mini top hat!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Stand Up Dress

For a long time now Grace has used the term "stand-up dress". It is a phrase she came up with and it is heard in my home every. single. day. Grace likes to wear dresses. But not just any dress, it must be a "stand-up dress" A stand up dress twirls. It passes the stand up have to be able to lift the dress so your arm is horizontal and the fabric stands up. See photo below:

This dress from Doll Up My Doll passes the stand up dress test for sure.

Oh silly Mulan. You do NOT pass the stand up dress test. You are hardly a princess.

This Slice of Heaven Dress is a pass!

Grace would welcome this Rose Garden dress from Francoise Lama-Solet Studio

and this stand up dress from Sweetie Pie Design is sweet indeed. :)

My mom and I were cracking up at Grace last week. My mom was kind enough to be offering a new dress or two from Target for Grace, and Grace would not give a second glance to one single dress. She would perform the "stand up" arm test, the dress would fail, and Grace would walk away.

Here is Grace about 2 years ago...already doing the stand-up dress check

This one passed :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Pocahontas and Spider Man had a great night! Thank you aunt Shannon for the darling, darling costumes! We had so much fun!

Friday, October 28, 2011

I Love me Some Baby Gap

Guess what? Baby Gap contacted me and offered me a free shopping spree for my kids!
Ok, well not really.
Not really at all.

But if they did......

Love Love Love!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Life is Surrounded by Cuteness

Lately I have been feeling so THANKFUL for the little joys that fill my everyday. It is in the little finding matchbox cars in my shoes, showering in a shower covered in foam letters and numbers, a bedside table that holds a video monitor with a picture of my sleeping son.
I am doing what I dreamed of doing as a little girl. I am a mommy. Sometimes Often I am exhausted. Sometimes I am overwhelmed.
But I am thankful. I am living my dream.

My days are filled with super heroes. Dean is constantly fighting the bad guys,Yoda, Anakin, or Captain Hook.

I get to kiss my little ones all day, as much as I want. This photo was taken by miss Grace Parker.

Every night Jeremy puts Grace down for bed. Here he had just returned from a hunting trip. You can't tell because of my flash, but  they are reading in a dark room with the cap light on Jeremy's hat. This girl loves her daddy.
                              Be still my heart.

My Dean buddy has really started to cheese it up for the camera. We have a photo shoot coming up for the kids....should be entertaining :)

We are missing our sweet friends , but thankful we had a fun day at the pumpkin patch with these little ones before they left.

          My sweet girl. She loves all things princess and her days are filled with dresses, glass slippers, costumes, twirling, and a general fairy tail outlook on life.

Thankful for beautiful weather and picnic lunches outside with these guys

My boys. LOVE them both so much. My children totally lucked out with Jeremy for a daddy. They have so much respect for him, and he is absolutely their favorite playmate. He is just a big kid.

and miss Grace Parker. This girl knows how to pose for the camera.

We have been taking a lot of joy rides in the princess cruiser.

umm.......yes. My kids have serious personality.

      This picture kills me. Look at her face!
           See? Seriously knows how to work a camera.

                  We had a FUN day yesterday at Dewberry Farm! The kids had a blast. There is so much to do there, I don't think we even covered half of the activities.

I guess this is all just to say, that even though my days can be draining, and sometimes I feel like I can't balance it all and I am falling short of my own expectations, at the end of the day I am still surrounded by joy, blessings, and purpose. I am doing what I have always wanted to do....and it is even better then I had imagined. I mean....I couldn't have thought up this extreme level of cute :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

For that Baby Gift you have been Meaning to Buy

Icing on the Cupcake   makes these adorable Elephant Lovies. This is such a sweet alternative to the standard square lovey. Plus, it has different fabrics and taggies to love!

You can purchase these little guys here!