Tuesday, September 16, 2014

halliegirl + art






hallie and i love to create in the afternoon while the baby sleeps. her favorite is when we paint. watercolors are fun! have you tried them lately?

something about september makes me compulsively buy a bunch of school supplies we don't really need. yes, we need new watercolors, crayons, markers, construction paper and glue all in the same trip to walmart! just a regular day coming home with only the necessities. ;)

Monday, September 15, 2014

a fall book, because dry heaving is never fun.


last fall i was pregnant and nauseated about 98 percent of the time.

i love fall. buuuut to be honest, every time i think about last year's autumn, i wanna barf. i can't even look at the pictures i took, blog posts, or if i hear one measure from "royal" i am almost positive i will lose my lunch.

long siiiiiigh.

so last week i made a fall book using the photos i took to see if i could make them less disgusting to me. :) maybe if i look at them enough, my brain will attach new memories to them and forget about the nauseousness??? it makes complete sense in my head. what? you think i'm crazy?

some of my favorite pages:





in other news, all that nauseousness brought me this:
completely worth it.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

marry her anyway



the other day this song came on the radio and when it was over, people were calling in to tell funny stories about asking a dad's permission to marry his daughter.

i asked mark what he would've done if my dad said no when he asked.

and he was like, "oh, there was no way your dad would've said no to me,"

he's right. i love that my dad and husband get along so well. i mean really, when we go to leave my parent's house, it's always hard breaking up their many conversations about cars, car parts, football, basketball, WWII, snowmobiles, the list goes on and on and i love it.

it makes me happy because i know if my husband is anything like my dad, i did alright. :)

i also love the lead singer's dance moves in this video. he looks like a jellyfish and it's awesome.


ps mark does not like this song because it's over played and he's a radio snob. dah well. i like it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

baby fix.

i know. these pictures are all basically the same.... unless you are his mother. then they are compleeeeetely different. :) enjoying time with baby is my favorite thing in the world right now.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

a list of things life is too short for.


^^^i have made so many prints with beatles lyrics. it's a little ridiculous.^^^

ahem, life is too short for:
+grudges
+diets
+fake maple syrup
+regret
+waiting for your iphone to sync
+wearing boring shoes
+worrying
+fake butter
+bad music
+not saying i love you
+being anything but happy

13 years ago, people woke up thinking it would be a day like any other. and then so many never made it home to their families that evening. that makes me so sad. this list is to remind me how very short life can be.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

off she goes to preschool! and i didn't even cry!

a few months back when i was trying to decide whether or not to put hallie in preschool, i was struggling with the decision. on the one hand, i want to keep hallie home with me as long as possible, because i know once she goes to public school, it sorta never ends. on the other hand, hallie was an only child for a long time and i felt like she needed the social interaction. i was torn. i couldn't decide!

finally what made me decide is the fact that hallie can be very stubborn. when i tried to sit down with her to work on her letters and numbers, if she wasn't in the mood or if it wasn't her idea, she would fight it in the worst way. (the chalkboard wall helped, but not enough) sooooo that made my decision easier. i finally decided that if it keeps the peace to have a cute preschool teacher help out with that stuff, it tipped the scales enough to send her to preschool. 

finally the day came! she has been soooo excited. it sure is fun watching her little world expand. when i dropped her off on the first day, i was like, "do you want me to come downstairs to your class with you??" and she said, "nope, i'm all good." she did however, turn around and wave and say "love you!" on her way down, so that made up for it. :) hallie has always had an independent spirit, and there have been times i have had a hard time letting her show it. sometimes a mama just wants to take care of her babies, even when they don't need it. it made me happy that i haven't completely squashed her independence. :)

enough rambling! to the photos!




 then i was left alone with this little guy, and we missed her, but we did okay. :)

Monday, September 8, 2014

he drives and i passenger.


by far, the best part of peach days weekend is when we get to take my dad's car out for a spin. i've said it once, i'll say it again, there are few experiences as exhilarating as going for a ride in a fast muscle car on warm september evening.