Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday In the Park.

Saturday in the park.  

A flower, a story, a walk together, a swing, a laugh, a glance at his future, and family time.
A wonderfully warm, bright and sunny Saturday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No plan was the plan.

No plan was our plan for today. 
Windows were open, breeze was blowing, the birds were chirping.

 I could feel a little bit of that spring that we love so much.
Half was because of the sunshine, the other half was because of my sunshine.

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Life Lately.

A night out to a concert & my first painting. I didn't follow the directions at all.
The painting was originally yellow and stippled. With small birds. With Straight Lines.
I think directions are for the birds. 

   It's been quite a while since I've blogged. We've been in hibernating mode. January is the time where it's too cold to enjoy the sunshine, comfort food (lots, may I add) finds its way into our tummy, and work, and home are the only two places we seem to find ourselves. This week, our house has been in shambles, which has completely tested my patience. And got the best of me. We've replaced our windows and we're finally finished. Not to rest...OH, no. It would only be time to start another project. This one is definitely a fun one. We're completely making over our living room. With paint. Probably a few new accessories (definitely) but everything will be changed with paint. It's exciting, challenging, and...just plain exciting. Change is always welcome this way.
     Brady has been wild, as always! He has four bright white teeth now. He's running. He calls Lilly a "ga ga".. (good girl) and isn't afraid at all of Diesel. He loves all over you, which is the most heart-melting thing a little boy can do to his mommy. Today I told him "Please love me forever, Brady." And tears came to my eyes when he grabbed my face...with his mouth wide open to give me a kiss. Kissed all OVER my face. I'm wrapped. This boy has my heart like you wouldn't believe.

    That's life lately, folks. I promise to blog more frequently. Updates on the project of the week.
Updates on the little heart-melter, of course, and all these wild days we share together.
Bundle up, it's COLD out there!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our One Year Old Buddy.

Brady J's First Birthday Bash.

His day was so special because everyone he loves was right beside him!
It was his First Birthday Party and a warm, gorgeous day at that.
The day couldn't have been any brighter!
Brady Jameson, you've brought so much joy into all of our lives.
You are so loved, little one.
Happy First Birthday!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

His Birth Week.

This picture was taken on Sunday. 
Not today.
Because today, we didn't leave the house.
It was just too chilly.

It's his birth week! His birthday is Friday the 6th. He'll be a whole year old.
It's obvious I'm in love with the boy, but everyday I find something new about him to fall in love with.
He's growing up. And talking back. Today, he screamed back at me when I said "no."
I held back my laugh.
He tried brushing my hair with a big wooden spoon.
We made cupcakes to celebrate his birth-week. We sat in the kitchen floor and ate one together. 
He's playing more often with Lilly and Diesel. They are so funny to watch.
He kept peeking into his new toy box.
We played with blocks and built a house.
He giggled a lot today.

I love this boy with all my heart and soul. 
Tomorrow he spends all day with his daddy.
Betcha they'll go out to play!

We're making sweet memories each day.
I always knew this is when life would really begin. 
When we had this precious soul to share it with.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Breath Of Fresh Air.

Every year, most of us make at least one resolution to better ourselves for the new year to come. Maybe eating better, making the gym a routine, saving money... And these all might last a month if we're motivated enough! I know these things are important, but if we dont have them down by now, well...

In 2011, I lost 40 lbs after the baby, I've practiced a cleaning and organizing routine day by day since September, and I successfully cut back my hours at work. I'm spending most Saturday's with my family, now. Every single thing I'm proud to have accomplished in this year is all because of Brady Jameson.
Every day, I think of my blessings, but lately I've been thinking of a little more. With Christmas just passing, receiving gift after gift after gift really made me think... when will it end? I've got everything I could ever want. Things are things, and in the end, who remembers the things?

 This is my Big New Years resolution just for myself. My gift to me. This year, I'm going to actually BE thankful for everything I have. I had a great conversation with a special client about her visit to another country and seeing how the people have next to nothing. I've seen it for myself. These people are happy and truly thankful. That's what we need. We need simplicity, and a grateful heart. This is my resolution for myself. What I feel like is long overdue. I've got all I need. And that's all that matters to me. So my resolution does somewhat revolve around money and time. I plan to spend both very wisely in the year ahead. I want most to focus on what really and truly matters.

    2012 will be a wonderful year. Here are a few things I can't wait to do...

Picking back up my love for thrift stores, I've found many treasures this way.
Riding bikes with mom, dad & Ellie.
Picnics with Brady (maybe he'll pick another flower for me).
A date night or two with Brian.
Playing between houses with the neighbors in the summertime.
Saturdays spent with the boys.
Learning more about cooking.
Many trips to the library.
Cutting my hair.
Making memories we'll never forget.

Happy New Year to you all!!
 "If you want to be happy, be." L.T.

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Living with intention. Life in the south as a wife, mama, hairstylist, and food lover.