Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{ I want to remember::volume 2}


my girl at her finest {please ignore the huge pile of laundry...I hate folding}

I want to remember...
 
...this girl exclaiming in a voice full of price and accomplishment, "All for one! Look I'm a mousukteer!"
 
...those sweet moments after my dear Sawyer wakes up from his nap and all me wants to do is cuddle...my little cuddle bug.
 
...Shane's face, full of accomplishment, as he served us his first dinner made from a recipe he picked all my himself.
...how excited Shane was when I gave him the apron I sewed for him...he wore it all night, even after he was done cooking.
 
...how Sawyer snuggles down in the new comforter I made him...his smile hidden behind his pacifier, but his face aglow with comfort and peace.
 
...the hundreds of times Reagan changes her dolly's diaper because she is obsessed with the diapers and wipes I made her.
 
What do you want to remember?
 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

{currently::volume 1}



 
Currently...
 
-I've been sick and in bed....I'm so sick of being sick. it seems that just when I start to feel better a few days later I'm sick again.
 
-there have been lots of sleepless nights...our little princess has decided to boycott sleep...I know! who boycotts sleep?!?!
 
-our little guy has been teething for what feels like months and yet still no molars. but don't be dismayed that does not stop him from eating anything that is placed in front of him.
 
-family life has been a big jumble as of late as we try out new dinner and bedtime routines to make life flow a bit easier...earlier bedtimes for the kiddos + early bedtime for me = more sleep= a win, win
 
-the turn of the new year is my busy season...it's always better to be drowning in work than bored with none.
 
-a new year is a clean slate. I'm using this month to figure out what worked in 2014 and what didn't. I'm brainstorming, planning, experimenting---I want to make the best of this year...this year I want to move mountains both in personal and professional life.
 
-I've been on a cooking high as of late...trying new recipes and experimenting with new ingredients.
 
-the "Endless love" and Taylor Swifts "1989" have been on repeat on my ipod....to say I'm obsessed is a bit understated.
 
-I've been addicted to audio books, so much so, I've got Shane addicted to them too...it's been great...instead of listening to the radio on the way to school we listen to our audio book.
 
-we've been making a big effort to have a lot more family time and it's been great. the other night over dinner the husband came up with an idea to have theme dinners...it's going to be fun.
 
-I feel is it's very important for Shane to know how to cook. he took over the cooking a couple times while I was sick in bed. and let me tell you it was pretty good. so, I've decided that Friday night is Shane's night to cook. he gets to plan it all out...this should be interesting.
 
What have you been up too lately?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

{I want to remember...}



 
with kids every day is a memory. it can be a good memory or a bad memory, regardless its origin every day is memory.
 
 schedules, routines, the busyness of the life can make the days run into each other and cause us to forget the special or minute moments of the day. and it is in those smallest of moments which hold the most precious of memories. it is those moments of which I do not want to forget.
I want to remember...
 
...the morning that Reagan buried Sawyer is mound of toys and he smiled in glee.
 
...the endless typing of the Shane's typewriter.
 
...the other night when I just cradled Reagan in my arms because she just needed to feel loved.
 
...the simplicity and excitement  of dinner picnics on the living room floor.
 
...how time just seems to pause when we're all outside playing and having fun.
 
...the sound of laughter when one crazy kid is chasing another in the hallway.
 
...how excited Sawyer gets when I tell him it's time for oils.
 
...how Reagan will do almost anything for a gummy bear and then take hours to eat the said gummy bear.
 
...the type written notes that Shane leaves on my desk asking if he can watch a movie in his room.
 
...how on New Year's Ever we all squeezed into the car, covered in blankets to drive around and see the Christmas lights.
 
...how on a bad day we dropped everything and went get some much needed froyo.
 
what do you want to remember?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

{my not so favorite books of 2014}


 
 
Yesterday I shared my favorite books of 2014 now for my not so favorite books.
 
- The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais :: I had high hopes for the this book. I anxiously read this book in anticipation of the upcoming movie--the movie previews had me hooked and dying to see it.  The writing was at times weak, and very slow. In the midst of the book, I wanted to shut it and throw it in the donate box; however the fact that it was an e-book all I could do was delete it. So delete I did.
 
-The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion :: While this book was well-written I just feel it lacked substance. There was nothing about this book that engaged me. In fact, the only reason I read it so fast was so that I could start my next book.
 
Three Wishes by Liane Moriaty :: Last year I quickly became a Liane Moriaty fan when I read What Alice Forgot  followed by The Husband's Secret. So, I was a little let down when I read this book. It was well-written with a decent cast of characters but I guess it just didn't have that edge and that you-can't-put-it-down feeling like her other two books I read.  
 
What were some of your not so favorite books of last year?

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