Sunday, January 31, 2010

that's my girl

Maya announced quite proudly today that when she grows up she wants to be a dirt bike long as she can wear a pink helmet. That sums up my sweet girl right there...a mix of brave daredevil and frilly princess.

Monday, January 25, 2010

little happies

Here are a few things recently added to our comfy home that just make me happy every time I look at them:

I bought these cuties over the weekend. What are they? Salt and pepper shakers! I have been on the lookout for some unique ones (and can't seem to get my sister's awesome ones out of my mind), and my search is finally over. Don't they look so happy snuggled up next to each other? I feel like I will just have to smile every time I use them, especially knowing that I only paid $3 for the pair. Little darlings.
My sister got me this Anthro spice jar for Christmas. She got me the "5" since we have 5 people in our family right now. Also because when I was young every story started with, "When I was 5...". Thanks B, I love it. The white jar, the black number, and the cork. Perfection.
My Mom got me this large white pitcher for Christmas. I love it and it makes me feel loved knowing that she can pick the perfect gift for me! It looks so yummy up on my shelf. Don't you just want to pour something?
I also picked up this small monogrammed plate over the weekend. I love it nestled into the shelf in our living room. Kate, thanks for being my voice of reason and saying, "Buy it, it's a DOLLAR". I'm a little cheap. :) So glad I scraped up that dollar, I'm loving it.
My Mom also got me this white crock for Christmas. I initially thought I'd use it in the kitchen but then plopped this plant into it one day and loved the way it looked. I'm sure this baby will move all around my house at some point. For now, I like it on this little table. If you are a clean freak ignore the dust. Also feel free to never come to my house.

I love making our house feel like a home!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

blame facebook

Every single day, sometimes multiple times a day, I think about sitting down and writing a blog post. And it just doesn't happen. It's not for lack of things to say, but rather that there is so much to catch up on that I don't even know where to start. I like to blame facebook. I write little snippets about our day and funny things the kids say, and upload a lot of our photos there. Then I come to this little corner of the web and feel like I'm repeating myself! I want to do better though.
I'd love to catch you up on our Christmas happenings, but it just feels too far gone now.
So, here's to getting back in the swing of things! But don't hold me to it, I can't take that kind of pressure. :)
Some photos of the oldest 2 from a few days ago...

I finally got a few good shots of her eyes. She has the most gorgeous hazel eyes. The iris has a dark blue rim, then a wide circle of beautiful green with golden flecks and then brown surrounding the pupil. Oh, and eyelashes to die for.
I just love these pictures of Gib. They capture his joyful, silly disposition perfectly. He is simply wonderful.