Saturday, September 22, 2012

linked 52: Autumn

What!!???  I'm late again.  Yep.  I've been having a problem getting things done on time.

Autumn is my favorite season.  I don't love that it's the gateway to winter but I adore the colors and the feeling of it.  Yes, the feeling.  Do you know the feeling I'm talking about?  I don't have the words to describe it, but I love it.  The smell, the crispness in the air, the excitement about school starting, apples orchard, pumpkin patches . . . ♥.

I found this tree that is in perfect autumn bloom but have not had the opportunity to take pics.  I did take a couple out my car window but that's about it.  You may see one on instagram later.  I just didn't feel like posting those pics for this linked.  I had another idea.  That hasn't worked out yet.  On to plan C. . . the apple orchard.  I already had plans to go with a friend today so it was perfect.  James had his BFF Malik (remember, from last spring) overnight last night so he joined us at the orchard.  Too tired to edit so this is what you get.  :)

Man, they're cute.  Happy Autumn, everyone!

Check out these ladies and see what they have to say about "autumn":  Stacey, Heather, Jenn, Jessica, Kristin, Janet, Amanda, Tracy, Rhonda, Lena, Heather, Heidi, Liza, Jean, Kristi, Hanne, and Andrea

Friday, September 14, 2012

linked 52: Kitchen

I'm backed for linked.  Yay!!

It's a little late in the day, but I was too lazy to get it done last night.

Here it is.  A corner of my kitchen:

Let's be honest here -- that corner is never that clean.  I just wanted to show you all my sugar and flour containers.  No, I did not get the idea off of pinterest.  I thought this one up all on my own.  I bought these a couple of years ago and when I brought them home they just seemed kind of plain.  Enter scrapbook letters.  I get creative every now and again. 

Another confession:  I could only show you the corner because I was embarrassed at the state of the rest of my kitchen.  I never cleaned up after making banana bread last night and don't even get me started on the kitchen table.  :)

Check out these ladies and their interpretation of "kitchen":  Stacey, Heather, Jenn, Jessica, Kristin, Janet, Amanda, Tracy, Rhonda, Lena, Heather, Heidi, Liza, Jean, Kristi, Hanne, and Andrea

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Little P-Pod

Summer flew by and I did not get a chance to chronicle all of the things that happened.  Now I'm playing catch up.  Today I'm sharing an event from August.  My birthday.  Ok, maybe not my birthday, but it was close.  The event happened the day after my birthday.  The birth of my dear friend April's baby.

All summer I told her to keep that baby in until I returned from my birthday vacation to Chicago.  Baby P couldn't wait.  I was so sad that I wasn't going to be there.  She went into labor on Tuesday night ( I was not returning until Thursday).  I was attached to my phone all day Wednesday, anxiously awaiting news of the little guy's arrival.  It happened Wednesday night -- Preston had arrived!  I was so excited that I didn't even go home after my trip - I drove straight to the hospital to see him.  :)  He's perfect.  I had to make sure that I got some pictures of him too. 

Introducing Preston (aka my new boyfriend):

Adorable, right?

Yep . . . still cute.  :)

And my uterus just skipped a beat.

Congratulations April!  The boys and I are so excited for you and this new chapter in your life.  We love him already.  ♥

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The first of first

Hello there.  Did you miss me?  I've taken a break from blogging and my "linked" project for awhile.  I think I'm back now.  I just needed a little time.  Now that the school year has started and things are settling down around here, it's time for me to start back again. 

Speaking of the school year . . . here is my first grader on his first day of school.

He has been visiting this shirt in his closet for a month.  "When can I wear the pink shirt with the skull?"  It made him excited to get dressed this morning.  :)

We don't want to forget James.  He goes to preschool year round, but I guess it was technically his first day of Pre-K for the school year.  He even decided he needed to have a backpack today too. 

I know that I'm biased, but aren't they cute??  I ♥ them.

Happy school year everyone!