Tuesday, July 30, 2013

BOUGHT A NEW CAR LAST NIGHT.

pretty happy about it still today.
 
i love it.
 
we saved our pennies. a lot of pennies. so many pennies, but it was worth it, because i got the car i wanted!
 
yippee!
 
it is a 2013 toyota highlander. it's nautica blue. yes. blue. i....wasn't sure about blue, and even in my head it was bright, bright blue. but when i saw it again last night it is more of a midnight blue.
 
perfectly acceptable.
 
anyway, i love it.
 
 
see, it's not so bad.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LEFT MY HEART IN COLORADO.

okay, so that's pretty dramatic and not at all true.
 
but man do i love colorado. it put on quite a show, what with its insanely beautiful weather, fabulous friends and amazing family.
 
and i already miss this joker:
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 19, 2013

VACATION: THE LAKE, PART 4

oh my gravy.
 
i'm going to combine my remaining pictures.
 
so, so many.
 
we always go to the dogpatch, arcade and go-karting. it can get stressful with a sleepy baby, but this year was just perfect. it wasn't too hot and i didn't get in a huge wreck on the go-karts. win.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 we also celebrated hallie, vinnie and henry's birthday (poor maggie!) and the fourth of july. the fireworks were INSANE this year, and we were able to enjoy them from the comfort of our screened-in porch. fabulous.
 
 
 
 so there you go! i didn't want to leave. i kept pushing back our departure date. and i already want to go back.
 
the end.
 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

VACATION: THE LAKE, PART 3

LAKE TIME
 
my favorite.
 
i love tubing. hallie loves tubing...in a perfectly straight line minimal, gentle waves. i spend the majority of the time talking about HOW MUCH FUN we are having and to ENJOY IT, WHEEEE! sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
 
so much fun.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

VACATION: THE LAKE, PART 2

we always get in a great routine when we're at the lake. sleep in, late breakfast, tube/jetski, pool, lunch, nap (henry)/school work (me)/chillout (kids), more pool/lake, supper, pool, bed.
 
perfection.
 
henry did great in the pool and hallie is a little fish.
 
i'm not sure how to split the pictures up, so i'm just going to wing it.
 
prepare for lots and lots of pictures.
 
POOL TIME:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

VACATION: LAKE OF THE OZARKS, PART 1

here we go again.
 
yes, another week of vacation.
 
one week apart.
 
we always go to the lake the first week of july to celebrate the fourth and hallie and vinnie's birthdays with my mom.
 
and it is always awesome. i get to sleep in, cook absolutely nothing and spend my time in the pool and the lake. this year was no exception.
 
except that i had to fit in my school work too. which i was able to do while i sunned myself on "big mama." it was pretty awesome.
 
the kids always play so well together and henry is just along for the ride.
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 15, 2013

MY BABY IS TWO.

back in june, henry turned two.

*sob*

it was actually sorta hard.
 
my baby is two.

we ignored his actual birthday and waited for dave to come home to celebrate. we did a small family party on a tuesday evening. i made cupcakes right before everyone showed up and we sat around and visited.

it was low key. it was perfect. it was henry.
 
this boy is our sunshine. he is so precious and was well worth the wait.
 
he loves elmo and baby einstein
 
he loves being tickled and tossed around on the bed
 
he is obsessed with tractors and anything with wheels
 
he is a fabulous sleeper - sleeps all night and takes a monster nap in the afternoon.
 
he looooves to be outside to throw rocks
 
he never eats. except for fruit snacks and granola bars. this morning he ate half a pancake, a piece of turkey sausage and two grapes and i was like, YEEHAW - FIST PUMP!!!!!!!!!!! it was a huge moment.
 
he throws his sippy cup on the floor after each sip. no joke. it makes me want to claw my eyes out.
 
his favorite people are dave, lucille, irma, me and hallie. probably in that order.
 
happy birthday, my sweet son.
 
now excuse me while i go cry.

 
 
 
 
 
video
 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

VACATION: GULF SHORES, PART A MILLION

beach, beach, more beach and deep sea fishing.
 
during which hallie and max barfed a lot and slept.
 
but still had fun!
 
 (our house)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and then we drove home and i wanted to die.
 
THE END.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

VACA: GULF SHORES, PART 4

moar a da beach
 
 
 
 
 
picked up dave from the airport - yay!
 
 
beans!
 
 
and go-karts!
 
 
 
the picture above was right before i was wrecked and tried not to bawl. for realz. i got majorly crashed into and had a bruised back and knee for a week.
 
i am so lame.