Sunday, February 28, 2010


From yesterday, they LOVE to have the windows down. Annie waves at everyone and every animal she sees.

From today. What big sister does, little sister must try and imitate.

My get well soon "flowers" from Lucy. Such a sweet girl.

I am sick. Really sick. So sick that I broke down crying on the phone with my mom today and she called back a few minutes later to say that she had booked a ticket and would be here tonight. For the millionth time, I have the best mom. Ever. She is amazing. I haven't been really sick in years and years. This is by far the sickest I have been since a while before we had kids. I have never been home alone with the girls and felt like this. I started feeling kind of yucky a few days ago. Yesterday morning I was still doing okay. I knew I was far from 100%, but I was fine to be up and doing stuff. I even took the girls to a birthday party yesterday morning. But as the day went on, I got worse and worse. I went to bed early last night and woke up feeling like I had been run over.

The weather has been gorgeous here the past few days. I took the girls outside this morning and they played for hours while I sat in a heap on the front porch. I made them a little picnic and they ate outside, which they really did think was the greatest thing ever. And I had no mess to clean up. They took great naps and I seriously have thanked God about 200 times today for how good my two girls have been. Lucy has been nothing short of amazing. She could just tell how miserable I was and she stepped right up, like a little adult. She entertained Annie, she was so kind and caring, she cleaned up, and listened to every single thing that I asked of her. I am unbelievably proud of that child. Annie was great, too! So thankful for this because I could barely move today.

I am off to lay in bed until Lee Lee gets here. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to see her.

Friday, February 26, 2010



All of my ebay auctions for the girls clothes end this weekend. There are still lots of CUTE things for cheap prices. Check them out HERE!! Happy bidding.

We had a much better day today. Annie and I are both fighting off a nasty head cold, but the overall attitude of everyone improved dramatically today. Thank heavens.

Lucy had a serious case of the giggles in the bath tonight. She was hilarious and had us all cracking up. I am about to take some cold medicine and pray for a good nights sleep. Annie has been having a horrible time at night because she is having a hard time breathing. Poor baby. This morning when Lucy came in my room, I said something along the lines of being in disbelief that it was morning. I felt like I had never been to sleep. She told me how great she did last night and how she stayed nice and quiet in her bed all night long. She was right! Thanks baby girl.

Have a great weekend. Night night.


Annie eats the bubbles, in case you were wondering.




Thursday, February 25, 2010



Whenever Justin's schedule gets going, the girls get out of whack. Wow. Did that ever happen today. We did not have our best day. To top it off, Annie's nose is totally congested and she is not feeling her best. Lucy has literally disagreed with every single word out of my mouth. So frustrating.

Big glass of wine is in order for me tonight. I will say, my day dramatically improved when my best girlfriends from college kept me quite entertained tonight with an ongoing dialogue of hilarious emails. I get to play with a bunch of them for one night in about a month and it should be a whole lot of fun!

Our friends came over to play this morning and thank heavens that they did. It broke up our crazy morning and broke the pattern of our rotten day for at least a while. Thanks Katy, Ava, and Madeline. You save me for a few hours. Lucy and Ava played dress up and they were being so funny chasing one another around the house in their pettiskirts. Such cuties.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


We love you sweet Dada!

I forgot to write this on Monday, but I don't want to forget it. When I was carrying Lucy in to school on Monday, she squeezed my neck and says, "Momma, you are the very best momma in the world." I squeezed her back, fought back some tears, and told her that she and Annie were the best daughters in the world. This came out of nowhere. It is so great to hear your baby say things like this, especially when you have days like today when she and I just butted heads most of the day. Love my girls.

After I dropped off Lucy this morning, I met up with a dear photographer friend and chatted all things camera. Love that. Justin got to spend some qt with Annie. We let Lucy skip nap to spend some extra time with Dada. Lets just say she was tired by the end of the day. We had a showing on our house tonight from 6-7, so we played with our neighbors during that. I got the girls bathed and right to bed when we got home. I am going to enjoy some quiet time now that all babes are to bed. Can't wait to catch up on American Idol.

I have a really cool photo session coming up next weekend with a musician that I am so excited about. It is going to be something totally different and new for me. I think some awesome things could come of it if it turns out the way I am hoping. The point of the session is his new album artwork and his promo stuff - like the posters posted at venues advertising that he is coming. I am off to start doing some research of things that I like when it comes to a session like this. Justin is going to be so helpful in my inspiration for this session. How cool would it be to get to photograph musicians?!?! Pretty freaking awesome if you ask me. It make me nervous, which is actually really exciting to me to be totally challenged to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself. Fun stuff.





Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Sorry for the lack of pictures from today. I am so sick of being on the computer. I have listed 72 items on Ebay the past few days. Seriously people. That is a lot of things. I really hope that some of you win a whole bunch of the items so that I can ship batches of stuff together!!!!! Go and find something really cute for really cheap right HERE!! You know you want this stuff. My ridiculous shopping habits for the girls are your lucky treasures! Happy bidding!!

I am done with the computer for the night. Peace out.

Monday, February 22, 2010




Sorry for no post yesterday. I tried to get it done earlier in the day, but ran out of time. First of all, yesterday was my dad, Papa's, birthday. So a big huge birthday shout out to Papa. Wish we could have celebrated with you. Lucy made you a few of her famous pretend birthday cakes yesterday, so we did celebrate. You really are such a super duper dad and I am so thankful that you are my Dad!! We all love you so much.

We went to dinner with our neighbors last night because tomorrow is Steve's birthday. We had a lot of fun, but I was way too tired to post last night when I got in. The pictures outside are from yesterday.

I know you guys think that I am crazy for letting Annie have that paci in the pictures from today, but just look at how happy she is about it. Lucy actually gave her that this afternoon when she found it in the cabinet. I let her play with one last week that I found in the bathroom. She was really happy about it. She wasn't really sucking on them, but kind of playing with them. She did get annoyed with it today and threw it down, so I am not worried that we are going to make her really want a paci.

I have been working on a HUGE project all day today. I have started the process of listing the girls' clothes on Ebay that we don't need anymore. Things that they have outgrown are getting out of here. I have gotten 35 things listed so far, and I have stacks of stuff still left to list. I am going to be working on it tonight and some tomorrow. It is so much work, but if I want to get the most out of it, I think Ebay is the way to go. For those of you that love the girls' clothes, here is your chance to get your hands on it!! You can view what I have listed so far HERE. My seller id is klf0929 if that makes it easier to see what I have listed so far. This is all really, really nice boutique clothing for dirt cheap, so check it out and tell your friends about it. I wish that I would have bought more of their stuff in places like ebay because honestly, most of the things I have listed have been worn 3 times or less and I have paid a small fortune for this stuff. I am working on some of the super cute stuff - like Misha Lulu dresses - right now. I am sure some day we will have another little girl and I am going to be so sad that I sold this stuff, but I just can't justify keeping it any longer. It will be nice to earn some money from it.

So yesterday we were outside barefoot, and today it is freezing and tonight we are supposed to get snow again. This has been the most bizarre winter ever.





Saturday, February 20, 2010


This is her. Laughing the most awesome laugh in the entire world. She was so tickled. Wish you could actually hear the joy that I did when this was captured.

Lots of pictures today. Just having fun outside before dinner because it was about 65 degrees and the girls got bubbles at a birthday party this morning. I have to give Justin huge props for taking both girls by himself to a birthday party this morning while I had the Matilda Jane show at the house. Lets face it, birthday parties are exhausting and Justin has certainly never done one alone with both girls. Lucy sometimes gets really overwhelmed at birthday parties, so you just never know how she is going to do. She truly has such a hard time knowing that there is cake and that she has to wait until the very end of the party for it. So funny to me, but so true. She and I are a lot alike with our love of sweets. By the way, I am doing great with not cheating, but I am still craving sweets big time. Hopefully that will go away soon! Anyway, the party went well and both girls apparently had a great time.

The MJ show was great. Lots of people came and I am beyond excited about the new goodies that will be coming for the girls. Oh my it is the cutest stuff. As always, I want it all!!!! The girls are going to be looking precious this spring/summer.






I know I am biased, but I swear, they are beyond beautiful. They really are.






She was just in the best mood. Giggling the entire time.

Admiring the neighbor's dog. She is such an animal lover.

Those long toes come in handy when she needs a little boost.

A couple of the images of Lucy are just really killing me today.

She laid down and told me she was going to watch the clouds for a minute. Love.


Friday, February 19, 2010



I don't think I ever mentioned on here, but I am having my Matilda Jane spring trunk show tomorrow from 10-12. If you are interested in ordering some of this DARLING clothing for your little ones, email me at You can only get this line through trunk shows, so if you want, your order can go in with my show. To view the spring line, go to - and the new line is Hammond Bay.

We had a good day. Not much to report. I got a lot of work stuff done and the girls were in great moods for the most part. Yay for us! Annie's sleep is still way off, but getting a tad better. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!



Thursday, February 18, 2010



We had a MUCH better day today. The weather was gorgeous. We spent almost all day outside. Nana and Grandy, you will be so happy to know that Justin and I got the yard all cleaned up today. I had the hedge trimmers going like no one's business. We got all of the broken branches cleaned out and it really looks so much better. It felt so great to be outside in such beautiful weather and we all enjoyed it so much. Lucy LOVES to help in the yard. She was carrying big branches to our giant pile to be picked up. She would drag them to the pile and come running back for more. Annie was so happy the whole time. She just wandered around and played in everything. It was such a great morning. And we headed right back out after very short naps.

The girls were so worn out after a big day outside and such short naps, that Lucy asked to go to bed at 7:05. That never happens. Annie went to bed right after her. Annie was up at 8:45 with an upset tummy. Really yucky diaper and she was hysterical. I brought her to our room so that she would settle down. She laid with me for 30 minutes without wiggling even a bit. Annie is NEVER still when she is awake, so this was a special treat for me. She calmly went back down. I truly love snuggling with my babies.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010



This is me pushing through the blogging rut. I gave up sweets for Lent today. Really people, this is a HUGE deal. I am a sweets, candy, cookie, cake, brownie, CHOCOLATE kind of girl. I crave it all of the time it feels like. I swear I didn't used to be like this. So last night I ate a chocolate bar with almonds that was about as big as me. I savored it and thought how sad I was that I wasn't getting it again until April 4th. The next few days are going to be not easy until I get used to not craving sugar all of the time.

On top of the missing sweets, Annie is getting up a minimum of 8 times a night right now. And when she is awake, things are really not pretty. She is just a wreck most of the day. We finally have just had to laugh about it. The only thing that I can think could possibly be making her this nutty again is 2 year molars. She will be two April 1st (what?!?!?!), so maybe they are forming and making her crazy. It is such a sad day when you can no longer blame your child's behavior on their teeth. 4 more to go for Annie and then she is out of luck. I took this picture tonight because I was so overjoyed that she was happy for a minute.

Need. More. Rest.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



I think the reason I have been in a rut is because we have had a touchy past three days. Annie is especially off. She has been very fussy, whiny, and super needy. We all know how exhausting that is, so Justin and I have just been worn a little thin. And Lucy isn't so fussy, but she isn't quite 100% either. We drove all the way to gymnastics today and made it about 5 minutes and headed back home. Lucy just did not want to do it and kept saying that she wanted to go home, even though I was sitting with her in her class - which is not how it works on a normal day. So, I told her she could just sit with Justin and watch and I would do Annie's class with her. When I joined Annie, she only wanted to sit in my lap, so we said we would see them next week. Lucy has told me that she still wants to go to gymnastics, so I might see if we can do a makeup class for her later this week. We'll see how the next few days go.

Watching American Idol. I can't wait to see who makes the top 24.


Monday, February 15, 2010



I am in a blogging rut. The past few days I have just not wanted to do it. And even though I haven't committed to blogging every day this year, I still feel the need to do it a lot. I really love having the pictures to look back on. So until I snap out of it, here are just a few quick pictures.


Sunday, February 14, 2010



Happy Tet (Lunar New Year) and Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your loved ones. I know I did and I am off to enjoy the evening with my sweetheart!! More tomorrow.

Aunt Holly, the girls were SOOOOOOO darling in the dresses you gave them. They finally fit them and they were perfect Valentine dresses. Yes, they are a tad spring-ish for as cold as it is, but again, they were perfect for V day. Precious!

The girls took awesome naps today. Annie was down for so long that Lucy and I headed down to decorate our Valentines cookies and snap a few pictures. I always love the images when I get the chance to have time with each girl one on one, and the ones of Lucy with the apple are too cute to me.

This one is my favorite. I didn't set this up, which is why I love it so much. She didn't want to hold her apple while she looked out the window, so the floor seemed like a great place for it. I LOVE the tiny little nibble out of it. Kills me.