Friday, February 24, 2012

if you think being a stay at home mom is uneventful, think again.

Rea has been teething and wakeful at night. I think she is getting 4 new ones. She also recently dropped her morning nap...she only takes one! So grown up. I have felt a little tired and unproductive during the day and was starting to think negatively about all the things I didn't do that are on "my list." In situations like this I try to pull a cindyvalutis (my mama) and get all positive. So I made a list of what I did get done. It helped. Happy Friday. This week I... Spent time with my friends. Made homemade chicken stock and two yummy dinners.

Hosted two sets of guests in the evenings. Read Reagan at least 50 stories. Dumpster dived for one of Rea's sparkly pink Toms after questioning if she threw it out the day before (she is in love with throwing away). Sure enough. In the trash.

Watched the finale of downton abbey with my wonderful jd. Cleaned the bathroom (but not my floors). Started a painting project. Prayed more than usual. Had at least ten dance parties with Reagan. Sent a care package and letter to my dad in Afghanistan. Enjoyed leftover french silk pie for breakfast....mmmmm.

Friday, February 17, 2012

it's the little things.

i wish you could have seen my face when i saw this yesterday afternoon. pure joy.

sitting on the top shelf in the new products area. i have been dreaming of tomato paste in a tube for so long. i was just discussing it with a friend 2 weeks ago, and then of course, those trader joe's geniuses read our minds. tomato paste is called for in many recipes and always just a tablespoon or two. this results in a half thrown away can because you won't be using it anytime soon...BUT you will need it again in a month. it's the little things in life.

reagan enjoyed the marinara i made with the 99cent tube. this is her cheesin' smile. it almost gives me goosebumps i love it so much. my little cousins tell me she does it because i do it. haha do i really do that?!?!! these babes pick up every little thing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

be mine.

finally a little more snow on valentines day.

happy birthday to hudson & rebecca mary. we love you!!!!!!!! we hope everyone's day if full of little surprises and amazing dessert.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

little d...ebussy.

I guess listening to Claude Debussy in the morning has paid off.

YouTube Video

Monday, February 6, 2012

the wedding. 2.4.12

 the husband and the wife.
the sisters.
 the seating arrangement.
 the candy.
 the daughter.
 the stunning bride.
 the first dunham i met besides my groom.
 the niece.
 the most perfect february weather.
the gorgeous north dakota sky.