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Monday, March 29, 2010


Two Sunday's ago, I thought Scarlett looked so cute in her cropped sweater and hat that I had her pose for a picture.

It reminded me of when she was a baby and I would take pictures of her in her cute church clothes almost weekly.
Dear Time: SLOW DOWN!!

While we're at it, here's my guy now and then:

And now if you'll excuse me, I need to go sneak some Easter candy, get under the covers and sing "Sunrise, Sunset".

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break

I'm afraid that if I don't post about Spring Break soon, I might completely forget what we did.

Except actually I won't go over every day, because honestly I HAVE already forgotten lots of what was done...but I'm just going over the "highlights" -and yes, I am using that term very loosely.

Monday and Tuesday we spent lots of time with my mom. She has been kind of displaced because they are renovating their kitchen-which has turned into more than just the kitchen (think whole downstairs!) so since the workers have been coming over around 7:30 every morning she's had nothing to do. We've gone furniture shopping, made a trip to Stein Mart and one to Garden Ridge where I had an unfortunate incident with a mouse and might now be scarred for life.

Wednesday I got a night out with some girlfriends. Jenn, Jaime and Gena and I got together for some yummy Mexican food. Gena was in town with her family visiting for Spring Break. I feel like I've known her for a while because I read her blog, but it was nice to meet her in person! Plus, she's even sweeter and prettier in real life :)

Thursday night was a treat! Brody and I took Scarlett to see Disney on Ice. I'm sure it seems mean that we didn't take Clark but it started after his bedtime, and he has the attention span of a typical 2 year old. After going to the show I really think it may have been too loud for him! Plus, he got some one on one time with Mimi, which is always special!!

Saturday Jaime and I went out to breakfast and to get manicures. (We missed you Maegan!) Spring Break's not just for kids, you know~

I think that about wraps it all up! I know we didn't do too much, but it was a fun relaxing week. Brody was home more than normal and that's always special. Jaime mentioned to me that next year, we will be like most typical "spring breakers" since we will have kids in school...but I just can't think about that yet! I'm already thinking I should have some "appointments" in the middle of the day just so that I can have some time with her during school hours. Ha!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Big 3-5!

I love birthdays...even my own :) I know that I'm not getting any younger, and things aren't quite in the same place as when I was 25. ha! BUT...when I was 25 I was teaching, single, and had just broken up with my boyfriend. I don't know what I did to celebrate my birthday that year (in my old age I guess I've forgotten). This year I spent it having a play date in the morning and by that evening had 1/2 a glass of wine and fell asleep to Golden Girls :) I have to tell you though-35 is so much better than 25. The boyfriend that broke up with me ended up marrying me and giving me 2 precious kids. A lot can happen in 10 years, and I have so much to be thankful for. Here are a few things that cause me to give thanks:

Clark and Briggs in the sandbox
sweet Annie B
Scarlett, Beck and Henry in the fort
yummy cake my sister made for me
Jaime and me

some of my birthday gifts
the darling necklace Jaime MADE for me
date night with Brody
Clark trying to sing happy birthday to me
(he sings with food in his mouth so don't watch it if you get grossed out easily-ha!)
(and..Scarlett told him to call me "aunt Jill". I guess they were still singing it like they did when the boys were here)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I love kids and their imaginations. Scarlett (in my opinion) is pretty creative with some of the things she comes up with while playing. For example:

a mouse in a "boat" reading a book
(I can't remember what the sunglasses are supposed to be)
Playing school

I wish I had a hidden video in her room just to hear all the things she pretends. I know I won't remember all she does at this age, but I wanted to have these memories. I'm sure Clark will be coming up with his own little "pretend world" soon!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Siblings enjoying Sonic sweets under the sun. Suddenly, it seems like Spring!!