Tuesday, September 29, 2009

be thou humble

our new home. 

although this is not our exact house, this is what our new neighborhood looks like.
all duplexes built in the 1950's.

do you love the car ports, lucious lawns, storage by the kitchen window,
and electric boxes pasted right to the front of the house? 

me too.

i'm definitely being humbled at this point in my life, but can't complain
 because it is a roof over our head. 

it's slowly becoming "home"

kitchen curtain

i love windows.
i love the light that shines through them.

but i also love me some curtains.
when i saw this fabric, i had to have it my kitchen.
so here's the outrageous curtain i made for my dish doing days:)



this fabric is paula prass' new line called summer soiree.
it is divine.
check it out here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

a winner and a dampened ego

out of the 3
 people that entered 
the giveaway, 
#1 was randomly chosen from random.org.
 the winner is stephanie
who by the way, is like the cutest thing that ever walked 
this earth. 
for real.
so congrats girl 
and email me 
and what you would like.

Monday, September 21, 2009

the boy and his birthday

he helped me make his chocolate cake

and let me tickle him

and blew out his candle

then devoured his creation.

happy boy. happy day.

             and i chowed down on this          

32 cloves of garlic, mushrooms, goat cheese, & basil.
need i say more?

Friday, September 18, 2009

friday freebie

i have finally updated my etsy shop and want 
to CelEbrAte with a giveaway!

thanks to kara for more amazing pics

i need to get the word out, so in order to enter, please post one of these pictures to
 your blog with a link to my shop and tell people about this giveaway.
don't forget to link back to my blog as well.
 a random winner will be picked on wednesday. they will get ANY item of their 
choosing from the shop fo free!

oh, and leave a comment telling me you did so:)

if you don't have a blog, you can still enter by 
leaving me a comment telling me 
how much you adore me. 


thanks and good luck!

i dont believe it

this is my boy.
today he turns 3.
that's too old.
i don't know if i can bear it.

kavi is a piss ant.
kavi is sweet.
kavi is quirky.
kavi is hilarious.
kavi is sensitive.

kavi is elated about turning 3 today.
that means he got captain crunch for breakfast 
and will get a chocolate cake tonight.

thank you for coming into my life 3 years ago my boy.
you bring me such joy and laughter 
(like peeing my pants laughter.)

i love you kavers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

first day at the beach

have i mentioned that i live a mile 
from the ocean?

because i do.

are you jealous?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

i'm alive. and the route.

our travels included:

14 fast food meals
1 puking baby girl
8+ diet cokes for nana
11 gas stations 
counting crows on pandora
1,933.5 miles through 6 states.

from missouri 

and finally to

this took us 6 days,
27+ hours of driving,
and we took our time. 

during these 6 long days, i couldn't help but think of my ancestors.
the pioneers who crossed this country on foot.
i figured out that my journey would have taken me
26 days and 4 hours on foot.
that's without stopping.

every night i unpacked my van while my mom watched the kids.
i complained about lugging heavy luggage & a portable crib,losing sleep at night in hotel rooms, entertaining my grumpy kids (with modern day technology might i add) and eating gross fast food for 6 days. and all this without a 
husband. i felt so sorry for myself.
i'm such a baby.

but we ARE here.
safe and sound.

and i am so grateful.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We are here and all is well.
(except that I have no Internet yet, but my iPhone.)
I just watched my husband change the boys diaper and then he tickled him to death.
This is why I am here; for those moments.
Smiles are aplenty around here:)
TONS more to come as soon as I am " hooked up" to the real world.
Thanks for all your well wishes.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

destination california: part three

stop 3:

our halfway point.
a visit was made to my SIL parents house since she was there visiting with my brother and kids from hawaii. 
molly has a million sisters. 
all of whom are freaking adorable!
i had the pleasure of hanging out with 5 of them:

ummm yeah...AdOraBlE!

we then got to spend the night at grandma's house 
and see aunt jackie and brittny.
(who are equally as adorable)

1 stop, tons of family.