Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In Real Life

In real life laundry sits in the dryer for more than a few minutes, sometimes a few hours, sometimes a few days.

In real life there are crumbs on the living room carpet.

In real life there is cat hair on the couch.

In real life there are dishes in the sink.

In real life the bed doesn't always get made.

In real life the gas light comes on.

In real life kids watch tv.

In real life the hamper overflows.

In real life we have apple jacks for breakfast.

In real life bath night gets skipped.

In real life we have credit card debt.

In real life there is crying.

In real life there is laughing.

In real life there is smiling.

In real life there is love. 

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

2 Months Old

Our little Colin is 2 months old today!  I spent some time this morning taking way too many shots of him for his monthly photo, just enjoying his smiley, round face.  He is an incredible addition to our little family and we couldn't be more happy to watch him grow!
                                                               This one is my favorite!

but these are cute too...

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flashback Friday

Flashing back today to September 2004...taken on our honeymoon (part Disney World part Disney Cruise).  Headed back to Disney in 16 days....wooo hooo hooo hooo!!!
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Recent Obsession

I've recently become obsessed with redecorating our bedroom.  Our house was built in 1954 and somewhere along the line previous owners remodeled the attic into a living space.  We had always used it for storage and a guest room but now that we have 2 kids using the bedrooms downstairs, we've moved up and taken it as our own.  Luckily, my dad and brother helped us out and built a wall and a door to the room and made it more private and separate.  We still have to deal with slanted ceilings and the occasional bumps on the head but it truly is a big space and actually roomier than the bedroom we were in downstairs.  Only now, 7 weeks after our second little man was born am I finally getting around to organizing the chaos that was the aftermath of all the swapping.  It's a lot of junk really and it's been nice to go through some old stuff and just throw it away!  I am organizing everything else that we are keeping in a way that will hopefully keep me satisfied for at least a couple of years.  When we moved into the house we painted the room a neutral gray and it's stayed that way ever since.  I've been noticing a lot lately that gray and yellow are a hot color combo and I've decided those colors would be nice to work with upstairs.  I'd like to make the room light and bright since we only have one small window and yellow works well for that.  I am also going to try my hardest to stay on a tight budget and do a lot of the artwork/accessories on my own.  There are so many DIY options floating around that it shouldn't be a problem.  I'm excited to undertake this project and I will definitely post photos of the finished product (and possibly some along the way shots too).  A lot of my inspiration comes from as well as ideas I come up with at 3:30 in the morning when I should be sound asleep.  What are your favorite color combos?

all photos courtesy of
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Almost Time for Disney World!

and this is the way Scott is counting down...

March 4th is the big day!  Scott is only two, but he's figured it out already and asks to put a sticker on everyday!  We can't wait!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
James Baldwin
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Lazy Lazy Days

The boys and I have had some pretty lazy days lately.  This weekend takes the cake.  We did NOTHING.  Laying around watching Chuggington in my bedroom was our big accomplishment (see photos below).  This Mama needs to learn how to juggle a little better and actually wear something other than pj's on Saturdays and Sundays...(oh heck with it, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays too)  It's been fun for a while but we need to get out and see the world or at least the greater Harrisburg area.  I'm going to make a big effort to get out more with both of the boys and not take the easy route of staying in all the time.  I'll start just as soon as I'm finished with my nap. 


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Friday, February 10, 2012

Flashback Friday

Sometimes I miss college.  I miss the late nights with friends.  I miss Ripe Tomatoes Pizza.  I miss Roe Hall.  I miss the Lit house.  I miss late nights with friends.  I miss going to class.  I miss sleeping through class.  I miss dining hall french fries.  I miss late nights with friends.  I miss trips to the beach with my boyfriend (now husband).  I miss dates.  I miss Tae Bo.  I miss my red Geo.  I miss crazy plans.  I miss last minute research papers.  I miss movie nights.  I miss late nights with friends.  I miss my comfy dorm room.  I miss random trips to Manhattan.  I miss football games.  I miss Snood.  I miss dry erase boards.  I miss late nights with friends.  I miss Wishfest.  I miss trips home.  I miss NSYNC.  I miss NSYNC???  Well sort of.  College was a fun, memorable time in my life and I'll always remember those days.  It's fun to flashback once in a while.

This photo was taken from my 3rd floor dorm room on a day when we probably had no class.  Snow is catastrophic in Delaware!  There's my little red Geo Metro!
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