Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Well, hello there, blog enthusiasts. Long time no see!
I'm making a comeback. I promise.
Here's the thing. Since getting my iPad last July, I haven't been using my laptop very much. And I hate blogging on my iPad. So no laptop = no blogging.
Anywho... I'm back, if only for this one post. At least it's a good one.

Nate -
Happy Father's Day! I hope you've had a great day - from finishing your kitchen to spending all day with Paisley to playing soccer (and scoring! and winning!) - I hope it's been perfect.
I just want to take a quick second to say thanks.
Thanks for being the absolute best daddy to our sweet baby girl. She adores you.
Thanks for working hard so I can stay home with her - you don't know how much this means to me.
Thanks for loving us both unconditionally.
Thanks for putting up with me and my crazy (this includes, but is not limited to, driving 15 minutes to Chili's just to get one small container of sauce that they forgot to put in our order and going to 3 different Braum's (I don't know how to make this plural?) to get me a chocolate mix while I was pregnant.).
Thanks for reading books, being silly and dancing with Paisley.
Thanks for letting me be me and for loving me in all of my sweatpants, bun and no-makeup glory.
Thanks for taking care of us - there is not one thing we need other than you.

You are the most important thing in my life. I love you more than you will ever know, and I know Paisley feels the same way. When Paisley was born, we had been together 8 years and I didn't think I could love you any more than I already did. Seeing you with her when she was just minutes old - my love for you exploded. Paisley is the luckiest little girl in the whole world. There isn't one thing I could ask for that you don't already provide. You are everything I have ever wanted, and everything Paisley needs.
I know I don't say thank you enough. Know that I will never feel like you understand how much we need and love you. Know that we are forever grateful for you.

And just a few of my favorite early pictures ...

Happy Father's Day to all the dads in my life - especially my dad (who I am fairly certain will never see this, as I am sure he doesn't even know what a blog is) and my father in law (for raising Nathan to be the perfect father/husband)! I love you both!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photo February - I. Am. Done.

I know I said I was going to post each picture on the correct day for the rest of the month, but 2 nights ago Paisley got sick so all my attention has been on keeping her happy and comfy. I did take the pictures each day, I just didn't get to post them.

Photo February, day 29 (happy leap day!): Something You're Listening To

Usually during the day P and I listen to Pandora all day (either John Mayer radio or Toddler Tunes). Since she was sick, I put on some Band of Horses to keep the mood mellow - no shaking her sillies out or hokey pokeying. BOH is one of my very favorite bands - if you don't know them, you're missing out. Big time.

Photo February, day 28: Money

Just the usual coins in the bottom of my purse. No matter how hard I try, I cant keep the coins in my wallet.

So there you have it. The most boring month-in-pictures ever documented. Ever. To those of you doing Photo March, I wish you luck.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Something I Ate Today

Photo February, day 27: Something I Ate Today

Oreo crust. Cookies and cream ice cream. Hot fudge.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Photo February, day 26: Night

This is my view each night when I crawl into bed. A black kitty, curled up on my electric blanket, and my kindle. What more can you ask for? 

Photo February x 4

My promise to you: I will post the remaining pictures each day until the end of the month (I realize it is only 4 days worth, but it's the little things...)

Photo February, day 25: Green

This is the print on the glider in my living room. While shopping for baby furniture, we came across these amazing gliders and I kind of had to have one... If you've sat in it, you know why. I spent many nights in that chair during the first few weeks of Paisley's life. It's green and wild and doesn't match a thing in my house, but I think that's what makes it awesome.

Photo February, day 24: Inside Your Bathroom Cabinet

I bet you thought the cabinet under my sink would be a lot messier, didn't you? Ha! (don't worry, this is only one half of it, and there is plenty of stuff hiding behind this stuff)

Photo February, day 23: Your Shoes

I got some new kicks last weekend and I really love them. Not much else to say about them.

Photo February, day 22: Where You Work

Lame picture, but it was a late evening at Baby Gap doing markdowns. I absolutely love my job. It's fun, the people are great and the clothes... well, you know. The clothes are great.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Photo February x 3 !

Photo February, day 21: A Favorite Photo of You

Yes, I realize it says "photo" and not "photos," but this is my blog so I make the rules here. I couldn't pick from these two. They're both on my fridge and they're both great. They were taken on graduation day (which is why Nate looks like a graduate), way back in 2009. I love the black and white one for the obvious exposure reasons (it was taken with a film camera), and the bottom one is us in front of our house in Stillwater. Photo credit goes to D for both of these.

Photo February, day 20: Handwriting

My husband has awesome handwriting. He went to school for Landscape Architecture and they teach you to write this way. His handwriting is better than mine (unless I'm trying really, really hard), so he is always stuck with addressing any and all cards, sorry babe.

Photo February, day 19: Something You Hate to Do

I hate unloading the dishwasher. Like, really, really hate it. I have recently learned that my mom also hates this chore, which would explain why it was always given to us as kids. Veerrrry sneaky, mom. I would much rather wash all of the dishes by hand (which I do a lot of the time), but when I tried to initiate the "hand washing only" rule, he said no. It's not like he unloads it anyway! I'm kidding, of course. He loves to unload it. And I'm sure as soon as Paisley can handle it, she will love it, too.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Photo February... playing catch up.

Photo February, day 18: Drink

I love wine and tequila, I'll drink vodka and scotch, I can tolerate a beer, but my heart will always be full of gin. I more than love gin. I really, really love it (that's a lot, guys!). My default drink, one that I can drink at any given time with any food, in any setting. It's very versatile. It's easy and it's yummy. Most importantly, I can't drink it without thinking of one of my very favorite people in the whole wide world, the very fabulous Jamie, who left me for a beautiful life in Colorado (she says she reads my blog every now and then... we'll see! call me if you love gin, Jamie!). Anywho. That's it. 

Photo February, day 17: Time

One day while shopping, I came across a super cool giant old school timer. The sand is bright green and it's super cool. It lives on my fireplace and I love it. (I made it black and white because I took this picture late in the evening and the light in my living room is awful and orange (not that I don't love orange...) but there was no saving the picture)

Photo February, day 16: Something New

I bought this ball from Baby Gap for $1.50! Always good deals to be found at Baby Gap.