Thursday, May 25, 2006
A girl after her mom's own heart
So... I'm getting ready the other day, and I notice the house is especially quiet.

Too quiet.

My mommy alarm IMMEDIATELY begins blaring its sirens, and I go off in search of Emerson (and whatever harm she may be inflicting on either Atticus or the house or herself. Or all of the above.).

This is what I see.

Apparently, the little ribbon ends hanging out of my ribbon organizer in my scrap area were just too appealing to her little hands to pass up.

Oh, and that last pic: that's her trying to share the ribbons with Atticus.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Attempt number 2

Did a few more quick little photos today on the front porch... and I had more success with these! Woohoo!

Going to hang out tomorrow with Delilah. Roomies in college, married the same year- lots of shared life experiences. Haven't gotten to hang out in a while due to work and kids and life, so looking forward to some simple connecting and chilling out.

Get to go out to eat tomorrow night with the girlies from the Inspiration Team at Scrap Etc. It's to say goodbye to our sweetie Tonya. :( Gonna miss that girl and all the love she shows to my kiddo. And also going to miss hearing "Temperature" by Sean Paul every time her phone rings. ;) LOL
Friday, May 19, 2006
Tagged by Karen ...

I Want...more time to scrapbook.
I Wish...I was the same size I was during my freshmen year in college!
I when people are fake- but I find myself doing it way too often.
I Am...surprised that I am a mom of two kids already!
I time with my husband (sans kids)
I Hear...Dave Ramsey on the radio, my little guy making tiny sounds, and Emerson's sound machine
I Wonder...what next summer will hold for our family
I Can't Imagine...what my kids' personalities will be like as they grow
I Am Not... a good cook.
I the car. Really loud. Very embarressing.
I a white girl! (NO rhythm at all! LOL)
I the silliest things. And at scrapbooking events. ;)
I Am not Always...patient.
I Do have...cute feet.
I to have a full night's rest & be able to sleep in on a Saturday
I do lists, the occasional email, and blog entries.
I Make...lots of scrapbooking related stuff
I Confuse...reality with my imagination
I Know... I am soooo blessed by my family & friends
I dinner & enjoy the evening with my husband (once I take care of the fussy little guy)
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Photo shoot.

I tried to do a little photo shoot with the kids today... but they weren't exactly cooperating. Here's what I came up with. :) Next weekend I'm going to the extremely talented Christine Ousley's house to have photos taken of Atticus- I'm going to bet that they turn out a MILLION times better than these did! ;)
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Things I said today...
"Emerson, get the shoe off of your brother's head."

"What the heck... what is bunched around your ankle, Em? .... Oh. Your diaper. Nice."

"Emerson, it's time to go night night."

"Emerson, it's time to go night night."

"Go to sleep, Emerson."

"*Sigh* Here's Lambie. Now go to sleep."

"I love you, Emerson."

It's definitely taking some adjusting to being the mommy of two... but it's nice, in those rare moments, when your kids are both snuggled up to you in bed, first thing in the morning. :)
Monday, May 15, 2006
I'm bAAAAAaaack.
Because there is WAY too much life to try to cover from the last month, I think I'm going to just summarize with pictures.

Me & Elsie Flannigan at the Scrap Etc. Event.

Oh my word, it was freaking amazing. Even in the midst of working the event and staying up to 3 in the morning (note the lack of makeup) and being waaaaay too pregnant to be doing this kind of stuff (note the puffy face), I was totally inspired by these awesome women. I caught classes from Cathy Zielske, Heidi Swapp, and Elsie Flannigan... they were so inspiring. It was all about the thought process behind your art- why you do what you do. And I'm totally pumped to do some creating & playing now.

Also, the other chics on the Inspiration Team at Scrap Etc. were a joy to work with. I am so blessed to be a part of this team... I just love it! We are all about to start circle journals together, and I can't wait to get to know each of them better through this (and how LUCKY am I to get to have a piece of art from each of them?!?!)

We moved into our new home... or rather our new "old" home. It was built in 1925 and has tons of character. I'm in love. :) It's got hardwood floors and tongue-in-groove walls... we are in the process of painting the interior and making it "ours." So far, we've got the living room & den painted ("punk rock" green from Glidden) and the master bedroom ("sunny" yellow from Glidden). The dining room is going to be red and the kitchen will be yellow when it's all done. Oh, and Emerson's room is pink & Atticus' is blue, of course. :)

I have a scrap room/play room for me & the kids... which is awesome. The best part of the house is the screened in front porch. We have used it soooo much already. It's perfect for swinging on the swing and enjoying the breeze from the ceiling fan while Em plays. I feel like the perfect little southern belle.

The bigge st news ... our little guy Atticus made his appearance in the world on May 4th at 10:46 am. I was induced a little bit early- and I'm glad my doctor made that call. Atticus weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz (1 oz more than Em did at birth- and she was 2 weeks past her due date!) and was 21 inches long. Labor & delivery was absolutely amazing. I got my epidural and hour after the induction started, so I barely felt a thing. I even took a nap! We watched "Batman Returns" and I started pushing around 10 am. It was a close call- my doctor didn't think I would deliver as fast as I did and they had to tell me to stop pushing so that we would have a doctor in there to deliver him!! I actually really enjoyed the whole thing. LOL Thought I would NEVER say that!

This gorgeous pic was taken by my friend Adrienne... it takes a talented photographer to make a post-partum mom in the hospital look this good! ;)

Our happy little family... :)

Anyways, folks. I'm back in the blogging world once again. Look for frequent updates on my crazy life!