Wednesday, April 22, 2009

this is how we do it

Does this look like anyone else's morning? I try to start my day by making lists. Looking at my calendar and figuring out my schedule for the week. It looks like i'm a busy girl, but dont be alarmed. I'm not. I just like to write down everything! My husband loves it too. There is no surprises when I'm not home for some reason. I make a list of all my To-Do's for the week too. Things that are silly like :
  • Clean Bathroom (tub, tile and floor)
  • Tanning
  • Grocery Shopping (with lists)
  • Clean off top of the dryer
  • Pack for Olive and I
  • Wash, hang, fold ALL laundry .. eek

Monday, we went on a beautiful walk over at Irene Rinehart Park. I love it there. I love it so much, we got married there. Crazy right? It was perfect. But it's our park. I think it will always be.


We taught Olivia how to throw rocks into the water. She loved it.
Of course! I always come prepared! Here is a quick peek at my shoes! My toes deserve a pedi but the shoes were cute anyways!

There really is no point to these photos. Just some eye candy for me! I love my husbands forearms. I could watch him do anything with his hands for hours. Yea.. he's still got it.


I'm gonna go finish off my pot of coffee and nuzzle my sweet girl.
♥ xo!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


we are trying.
what does that even mean? It means we are falling back in love with each other? Should that even be in the vocabulary of marriage? Maybe not. But for us, it is. We've both made mistakes. Maybe me more than him. But none that less, we are getting back to where we use to be.

Those butterflies and smile are back. I've never been happier. It's weird. You know that quote? You dont know what you've got til it's gone? That's such a true and honest statement. I almost lost him. He almost lost me. And we yearned to be back where we started. Back to the days of holding hands and making out in the cereal aisle at Fred Meyers. To the day of excitement and passion. We're back.

Maybe we aren't 100% percent, but I think where we are headed looks good to me. That comfy spot in the nape of his neck is mine again. That look, he is giving it to me. I'm in love with my husband. He will be my baby forever. And all because we are trying..

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter fun!

Happy Easter!!!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead"
1 Peter 1:3

(doesn't this make you wanna a bunny?
So you can pose them and walk them on a leash..)

Our Easter fun started on Saturday with Susan and Adrian. I boiled 2 dozens eggs! Susan brought over the dye and the mini crockpot to do chocolate fondue in :)

I knew that I couldnt hear Olivia in the kitchen while I was rinsing the eggs in a cold water bath. I found her in her bedroom playing and pulling things out of her closet.. *sigh*

The bright ones are Adrian's and mine.
The bottom ones are Mike's and Susan's.
Olivia wasn't really diggin' the whole egg dye thing.
I think she was overwhelmed and tired :(

We made hot wings and mashed potatos for dinner. The boys played video games and the girls watercolored in the princess coloring book :) It was great!
Sunday morning, we gave Olivia her easter basket. She didn't quite get it, but I think she likes seeing what would come out of the eggs. Her favorite part? Getting to eat jelly beans!
We all expected it to rain since it was so dreary out.
But mostly it was humid and cloudy!
We hid 5 eggs with snacks in them for Olivia. She loved it!
This picture makes me laugh because we put Olivia down and she booked it! And you can see how far away from the egg she really is..

When she was done, she handed me her basket and we went inside :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

you are my sunshine..

Olivia has been in an exceptionally good mood this morning. I even got her to smile at the camera while eating breakfast :)
This one is her super cheese smile. I love it. It makes me laugh!
Oh my goodness! God has blessed up with amazingly warm weather here! Olivia and I have been hanging out outside every minute we can! :) We lay on the blanket and read and eat munchies.

Look at that model stance! And those LEG ROLLS!! So yummy!
This is my new favorite view. shorts. a book and Olivia right next to me!

Daddy got home from work and immediatly joined us outside! It was ALOT of fun!

Warm weather means really cute outfits for Olivia! Thanks Aunty Tammy for getting me this outfit! I love capri's! Except i'm like aunty megs and my legs aren't quite long enough..
Olivia has been giving out kisses and she keeps her mouth closed now, which keeps it drool freee! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tribute Tuesday

Tuesday tribute is a day when you talk about someone else other than you. Technically my Daddy is the other half of me, but we'll just let it slide ;) Today, is Daddy's day. Maybe I should of saved this for fathers day, but nope! He deserves to be told every day how amazing and wonderful of a man he is. My Daddy, also known as Bingo, and Bing. He is known for words like disgruntles and cretin. (yup, i had to spell check those) Speaking of spellcheck, this man will call me in the middle of the day to ask me how to spell orange ;) I love that! I love that he picks up the phone and calls me. It means he is thinking about me..

When I lived at home, we would go to movies on Sunday afternoons. Just me and him. Those were the BEST days. We would go see whatever movie was playing and if there were no new ones, we would go see Lord of the Rings again! Which is explains why I saw the Two Towers 5 times at the theatre!! :) We got popcorn and peanut M&M's to put in the popcorn and soda. It was always the best day! We talked all the way there and all the way back. I could tell him anything.

To go back even farther, Daddy and I use to watch 8 o'clock TV together. Usually it was Buffy, Friends or X-Files. All included popcorn and Reese's peanut butter cups that he hide on the side of the bed for me and him. We love Buffy! :) That was our day. I look forward to that day all week. Not only to see the dreamy Angel, but to hang out with my daddy for an hour.

He is the very best. He is strong and hardworking. He makes me laugh and knows how to push my buttons!
Me: "Mom, he's touching me!"
Daddy: "Mom!!!"
Me: "Mooommmm"
Mom: "Alright you two.."
(We use to just do it to bug her.."
He calls me Smash. He is the only one. He is smart and loves to read. I give him all the credit for me being so smart and loving books. He is the best. Really he is. I couldn't have been more lucky to have my Daddy just the way he is.

I'm so thankful for Olivia to have a grandpa just the way he is! I cant wait for her to learn new and exciting facts from him.
Here are some randoms:
  • He collects Elephants. They resemble him, since he is so huge..
  • Round 2 Its
  • "Smash get me a Pepsi"
  • Whistles with his hands!! (I still cant do this)
  • Has the best gut busting laugh
  • Will always be my number 1 man.
  • Our song is "Time after Time" by Cindi Lauper

"Meddle Not In The Affair Of Dragons For You Are Crunchy And Taste Good With Ketchup"

Because of him, I cant listen to such songs as "You Can Let Go" and the end of "Cowgirls Don't Cry" doesn't matter what kind of mood I'm in. My eyes get wet and I start crying.

Here to you Daddy. I love you! Forever and ever

♥ Smash :)