Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Taylor Tuesday

It is not uncommon to see Despicable Me on our TV, so Taylor had me cracking up the other day pretending to be a minion.  If you haven't seen the movie, go watch it.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012


For a little girl that can go-go-go she crashed while running errands the other day.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Tickle Cutie

If you visit our house, don’t think that we have a resident flasher.  She is actually one of the cutest little tickle monsters and you can’t resist her sweet little way of saying ‘tickle’.  Also don’t be surprised if she tries to lift up your shirt, pant leg, or pulls at the neck of your shirt to try and tickle you.(you have now been warned Smile

And because I know my Mom can’t get enough of these videos in between her visits, here is another.  Lizzie may not know how to say many words, but she is working on the important ones.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Taylor Tuesday

Taylor: "Momma, can you text Jefe and Shelly and tell them I'm driving to their house?"

Me: "Sure sweetie, but it might take you a while to get there."

text back from Jefe: "With the pace of traffic right now she will not have any problems." 


Thursday, January 19, 2012


I have to say that Elizabeth is quite the little ham lately and provides many photos ops for me.  Choosing your photo for this week was pretty hard but I think you'll enjoy our sweet girl.  Lizzie loves to stand/sit in the recliner and thinks she's hot stuff when she's in there.  She even kicked Chris out of the chair last night and was pretty proud of herself. 


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Taylor Tuesday

I know, check your calendar.  It is actually Tuesday and I’m getting this out on time.  How could I not when I have such a cute picture?  Have I mentioned how much fun I have dressing up my girls?


Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 goals

So we are 14 days into the new year and I’ve been reading everyone’s resolutions and I’ve been thinking about what my resolutions should be.  I always have areas of my life where I feel like I could improve, but I also have areas that I love about my life.  So here is a little bit about who I am(in case you don’t know me and only know my kids from this blog), what I hope to accomplish this year, and what I hope doesn’t change.

I am a mother who lets her kids eat french fries on a regular basis, probably watch too many cartoons, play on my iPad/iPhone, use the 5 second rule for dropped food sometimes, stay in pjs all day, kisses my kids every chance I get, yells more than I would like, and often gives in on pasta for dinner.  I am a wife that loves my husband, wonders if we can manage a date night more than once every four months, and gets frustrated when he has to work late and I have to manage the kids alone.(even though I appreciate him working so I can stay home)  I am a woman who loves chocolate, crafting, avoiding exercise, organization, making to-do list, cartoons, reading, being a mother, spending time with family, shopping without kids, dreads the piles that accumulate on our kitchen counter, hates washing dishes and unloading the dishwasher, loves cooking, and is learning to be a teacher to my kids.

I want to:

  • Stay more current on my yearly books of the girls
  • Remember that my plate can only hold so much and not take on too many projects at once
  • Catch up on Project Life and continue with it in 2012 digitally (love this format for a quick document of our lives!)
  • Have one date night a month with Chris – we need to take time for the two of us
  • Take a few classes to learn more about digital designing
  • Learn to how to take photos with my camera in manual mode
  • Finish some of the stacks of sewing projects to free up more room for new fabric
  • Remember to not plant cucumbers and squash in the same section of my garden unless I want another viney mess.
  • Stick with using my Life Planner bc life goes a bit smoother when I don’t let it get buried in my stack

I don’t want to change: my love for our Lord, that our kids snuggle in our bed to watch cartoons, Chinese delivery as a go-to ‘I don’t want to cook’ option, that sometimes I don’t get a picture of the moment bc I’m too busy enjoying it, Taylor beating us to prayers before each meal, we laugh so hard that my sides hurt and the girls and Chris get the hiccups, Taylor loves to rock out to Cyndi Lauper, Aqua, and Lady Gaga in the car,  Legos are all over our house, my slight obsession with books for the kids, my love for a cup of coffee in the morning with lots of creamer, that I have a hidden stash of toys and books for the kids, that Chris gets me little things that he thinks will make my life easier, that I have a pile of pictures or invitations that Taylor has made for me and I can’t bear to throw out, and that I also have a to-do list or two going.

I may know what you want to change for the new year, but what DON’T you want to change?

Friday, January 13, 2012


Elizabeth provides plenty of Kodak moments each day that it's often hard to pick which one to use.  Our lil' one takes off anytime she sees the cat.  She even tries to go through the cat door if that means she can find the kitty.  Once she finds the kitty, for some reason she tries to lay down on the kitty.  It is the funniest site to see her trying to use the cat as a pillow and thankfully our cat is sweet enough to tolerate her loving ways.(yes our cat truly is large enough to be a pillow)


Taylor Tuesday

We are back in business and I can blog again!!!

It's funny that in most parts of the country they are playing with snow.  Here in Texas... we enjoy all the leaves that finally made their way off the trees.  Taylor was having a blast on a warm day recently.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Technical Issues

I promise I had great intentions for being on time for posts this week until the laptop AND my photo editing software decided to be difficult. Both problems are almost finished and I see a weekend of blogging ahead of me. Hope to be back soon!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


This cutie loves her food and we love her!
ps.  check out all those teeth!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Taylor Tuesday

This floor is awfully lumpy, either that or Taylor was trying out the princess and the pea theory.



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