Thursday, January 27, 2011


Once or twice a week you can find the girls and me and my parents house. Last Monday we came a little earlier than planned and so Grandpa took on both girls until Grandma came home. It was such a cute picture I couldn't resist pulling the iphone out and taking this picture. 

This is a frequent sight, lately... Lillias in her princess dress watching a princess movie and Addy drinking her bottle.

One more kinda random thing, but really cool if your a mall loving mom like me....

Horrible picture, but it has everything a mom could need... diapers, wipes, bottles, binkies, etc. Placed strategically by the play-place. Genius! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Intentions

I have heard all my life that everyone has some talent, it may be playing basketball or painting or singing, etc. I always left these discussions feeling bad because I have no obvious talents. Over the years however, I found that I could be placed with pretty much any personality and get along with them. So I chalked this up to being my "talent." I'm the "yes" girl, the one who takes almost anything on, or agrees even if I don't agree, because why hurt someone's feelings over nothing...  I lately, however, have been feeling like even at this, I have been failing. I remember once raising my hand in my 7th grade class thinking that I had the PERFECT answer  only to open my mouth and not be able to express my thoughts in a way that made the perfect sense it did in my head. {kinda like that sentence, haha} I have left a lot of conversations lately feeling like I had the best of intentions and my words came out all wrong. I honestly try REALLY hard to make people feel good about themselves and to be uplifted. Not sure if any of this makes any sense, but I guess my overall point to this post, is to just admit that I have short comings and that I want my friends and family to know that I really do have the best of intentions... I am SO grateful to have such good people in my life and appreciate you all and your patience with me!

**Picture taken from an etsy listing**

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas 2010 Part 2

Christmas morning we hosted a brunch with both Shawn's parents and mine. I really enjoyed staying home but still having family there to participate in the morning events! 

Shawn doesn't see me in the kitchen like this much so I guess he wanted to document it! HA!

Lillias woke up at 2 a.m. and then again at 3 a.m. and then for good at 6:45 a.m. So she played with her Santa gifts until Addy woke up at 9:00 {my kinda sleeper!} Addy got lots of practical things for Christmas, baby food, baby tooth brush, and a few little toys mixed in like this H&M  kello kitty doll. She likes it a lot I think because of the tag on the back.

Opening her mountain of gifts!

Addy on her belly as usual, on her princess blanket from the Texas Cochran's!

Later Christmas day we headed over to Grammy and Papa's house for more present and food action!

Kristian, Amy, Dylanie and Lucus joined us for dinner. It was so fun to have them share the day with us, they really are like family!

Grammy got Lillias lots of new books for Christmas. Right before we left that evening Lillias climbed up in Grammy's lap and asked her to read one of the books, such a sweet picture!

We really missed some of the family we normally share the holiday with, but overall it was a really great Christmas!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kitchen Re-Do

Well, this project started with me just wanting to redo the flooring on the 1st floor with dark wood... and turned into new flooring, trim, door trim, window trim, redoing the fireplace surround, new kitchen backsplash, counter tops, painting the cabinets and painting the kitchen walls. My husband and his friend Kristian did all of the work in record time and I painted the cabinets. 

This is a picture of the poor kitchen when we moved in:

And after:

A HUGE thanks to Kristian {and his family who let us borrow him} who did the counter tops and backsplash! I am SO in love with this kitchen, it almost inspires me to cook ;o)
I was talking to Kristian and his wife Amy about it, and the only problem with the redo is that Shawn and I would love to move into a larger home in the next couple years, and this kitchen is the kitchen I'd want in the house we live in forever! Oh well, I'll enjoy as long as I live here!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

iPhone Cases

On January 20th I can upgrade to the iPhone 4... I am SO excited!

I have been looking around at some potential cases and can't decide...

How cool is this one, I am constantly running into stores with just my phone and wallet.. this would make that a little easier! It's a case-mate with an original price $34.99 but today on it's $27.

Like the one above, this would be nice because it is a 2 for 1, and oh so stylish. Michael Kors designed this and you can get it on for $79.95.

This is probably my favorite, can't go wrong with classic Kate Spade. This is the polka dot version on and on the Kate Spade website they have this same case but opposite colors with white background and black dots. This one goes for $39.95.

This is the incase, case I have now on my iPhone 3Gs only I have it in white. It fit's it perfectly and is really functional but functional is no fun, right!? Priced pretty good at $34.95 also on

Decisions, Decisions...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010 Part 1

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the cards!!  I always leave the mail for Shawn to get, but not this time of year, I actually enjoy going to the mailbox. Lillias loved them too, if you don't see yours in the picture below it's because Lillias took a particular liking to it! ;o)

This year I designed our Christmas card using my sweet CS5 desgin skills {written with a sarcastic smirk} I still have A LOT to learn, but this is the first project where I felt like I was beginning to know what I'm doing!
I used photoshop to edit the picture just so I could add a b&w action, then I created the card using indesign. I called the printer and when he "talked shop" I actually knew what he was talking about!

Here is the front:

and, the back:

A fun labor of love!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years 2011

2010 brought many changes, the biggest and best was the addition of Adelaide Ann. She has made the past 6 months fly by. Of course she made the first 6 months of the year drag on forever {pregnancy woes} but all the heartburn, throwing up, no energy, sleepless nights, and all over body aches was SO worth it! Thank you Addy Ann for coming into my life and making my 2010 happy and memorable!

I love the potential of New Years and the opportunity it is to reflect back on the good and bad of the previous year and make goals to improve coming into the new year. 

We celebrated New Years Eve with some good friends, funny games and some {a lot} of yummy food!

The above mentioned yummy food!!

Goo Goo and her buddy Dylanie

Mommy and goo goo

Daddy and goo goo {have you caught on that Addy has turned into goo goo ;)}

The girls

Shawn trying to look up the definition of "a loaded question" his definition was different than everyone else, so of course the thing to do it look it up... haha!

Watching the Ball Drop... Happy New Year 2011!

Lillias kept Grandma and Grandpa Adams company for the evening, G + G said she she celebrated until the late hour of 9p.m. and then crashed like it was 2010 :o)