Tuesday, September 23, 2008

locks layout

here is the locks of love layout some of you were asking for. i used almost all pink paislee product. i wanted to post it on their web site so i tried to use their stuff. and really it wasn’t hard as they have such perfect products. if you haven’t bought anything pink paislee you need to. they are becoming one of my favs.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

an awesome summer week...

someone told me that “the greatest gift a parent can give their child is a sibling.” so i got lucky because i have two of them. my older sister and family came out to see us at the end of the summer and we had an absolute blast. even though we see each other maybe, once a year… when we are together it feels like we have never been apart. how many people in your life can you say that about? not many.
here are some of my favorite pics of our week together.

i can’t believe we’ve never gone to the aquarium of the pacific. it was awesome! the kids got to touch sharks. o.k. they were little, tiny sharks…but still, they were sharks. one thing we learned…don’t say your husbands in the bathroom when he’s not actually present. (inside joke).

noah’s ark at the skirbal center is totally amazing. my jaw dropped at some of the art. one thing we learned…you need to make reservations to get in.

the american girl store and tea room were just about the cutest place to celebrate my irsh twin nieces b-days. one thing we learned…you are never too old for a bitty baby doll.

oh… the swimming pool…we spent a lot of time in the pool. well at least more than i have done in a long time. and amory and maelee could both swim using floaties! if you know anything about my little guys…you know that is quite an accomplishment. one thing we learned… forget the advice “don’t give your kids a false sense of security with floatation devises”.

the main thing i learned that week: my sister and her family are so incredibly special to me. they make the world a better place and I can’t wait to see them again. thanks guys for a wonderful week! we can’t wait to see all of you again. xxxxxxxxx

Thursday, September 11, 2008

1st day...

here we are in september of ’08 and my little ones are heading out to school. for the past 4 years amory and maelee and have been in our own little world. it was just us all day long. we woke up together. had a leisurely breakfast together. thought about what we wanted for lunch and quietly ate small bites together. then we would sit and wait for daddy to come home. we have been cocooned by each other, while the earth whizzed around us at lightening speed. it’s been such a precious time together, like nothing i could have imagined. so here we are in september and the first day of school has passed for both of them and for me too in a way. things have changed. not in a bad way, but they have changed. we move on together to the next part of our lives. we’ve jumped into a big pool together…a pool called school. and the only words I can mutter are “thank god for floaties”!