Friday, May 21, 2010


Am I 28 already? How did that get here so quick? All week I've had to keep reminding myself that this week is birthday week, not next week. And now, there is a HUGE birthday sign hanging in my cube blocking my view of the calendar so I can't verify the actual day. You know, cause the signs, balloons, streamers, cookie cake, lunch outing, text messages and Facebook comments aren't enough to actually convince me what today is. I must be getting old or something.

I did treat myself to some birthday shoes yesterday, since my flip flops are getting small and I was having a ginormous foot day. I found a pair of sandals that are adjustable! Thank you Addis for making my summer a little less scary. So in honor of my birthday, I'm going to show some of the shoes that I would love to own, but my feet wouldn't even be able to look at...

I don't know why I need these, I just do.

The perfect everyday pump.

But these are a good back-up plan.

I don't know when, I don't know where, but I will find an excuse to wear these.

Don't these just scream my name??

And these. I need these. If only you weren't Coach, then maybe I could afford you.

What is more practical then a red shoe??

My jeans want me to own these.
Whoops. How did that get in there.
See I can be reasonable too.
I'd probably NEVER wear these, but aren't they fun?
But these, these are a must.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Project 365

I'm starting a new project. It's the 365 project, some of you may have heard of it before. The goal is to take at least one picture every single day and post it for an entire year. It doesn't matter what the subject of these photos is. But I'm thinking I might throw in an occasional weekly theme, like landscapes or green. I realize this might be a difficult time to try this, especially in August and September, but is there ever really going to be a perfect year to do this? Nope. Never. Besides I will have a great subject in August. So why wait? Plus, I have the perfect day to start this project, this Friday, May 21st. Which should give me plenty of time to find the right site to host this project and it should also distract me from being yet another year older. I'm hoping this will also help to push me to further develop my technique and push my creativity. Not to mention get me back into the habit of taking pictures and finding inspiration instead of just waiting for it. Which means, (in theory) I'm going to take pictures of almost EVERYTHING, because you never know what is going to turn out awesome.

Oh, and in case you were wondering... I have seen some of our bunnies grazing in the yard and tempting fate in the back yard. You will be happy to know, not only are they nice and big (almost full grown) but they are also now fast enough to not get caught by Koby.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Normally Don't Like Eggplants

We are now 26 weeks (27 tomorrow), the size of an eggplant, and a VERY strong kicker. Every now and then, out of the corner of my eye, I can see my whole stomach move. Mason got to feel the first one of these belly shakers last Friday. He thought he had felt it and argued with me when I moved his hand. Until she punched again. Let's just say he was in shock. I read a blog not that long ago where her son had kicked her so hard he had broken her rib. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that happened to me. She clearly is going to be a soccer player like her Dad. Which is my least favorite sport by the way. Way too much running involved if you ask me.

We also only have 3 more fruit sizes to go before she's here! I can't wait to meet her, to see her sweet face and dress her up in the cute little turtle outfit I bought her last night. I can't wait to take a thousand pictures of her in her white little tutu outfit from Grandma with Miss O's giant flower head band. And I can't wait to get my artsy groove on with that teeny tiny little baby. This hat would work perfectly for a color tint picture, but I have absolutely no outfits that it matches. But, the picture would be great, and that's all that matters.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Top 10 Signs Your Scale Isn't Lying

10. Your feet look like they belong on a cabbage patch kid instead of your body.

9. You can't even see those feet unless you lean forward.

8. When you do finally see your toes, you sigh because they need to be painted and you can't even reach them anymore.

7. There are new stretch marks to be found every time you dare to look.

6. You have to buy new underwear, because the love handles created by your old pairs can no longer be ignored.

5. You have a hard time not getting food on yourself when you eat because you just can't get close enough to the table anymore.

4. Your laptop now sits precariously close to the edge of the desk, because your belly stops your chair from being pushed in any further.

3. You look at a the spot your husband has left open for you on the couch and your pretty sure you can only fit one cheek in there.

2. Even a pair of flip flops get rejected because they painfully don't fit.

And the number 1 sign your scale isn't lying...

1. Your niece goes to hug the back of your leg and instead her face bounces off your butt and sends her flying to the floor.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Can't Even Watch The ASPCA Commercials

Maybe it's because we are expecting our own child, or maybe it's just because we have bleeding hearts when it comes to poor, sweet, defenseless creatures. But we have become very attached to the little bunnies in our yard. And very heart broken over the two we had to rescue from the death trap of Koby's mouth.

The first one was harder to witness. We watched as the bunny hopped toward the fence practically right into Koby's mouth. I yelled for him to drop it as I heard the little bunny scream, knowing it was already too late. I cried when he finally released the lifeless body from his jaws. And I'm not gonna lie, I still cry when I hear that little bunny's scream replaying in my head.

The second one, we didn't see it happen. We just saw another lifeless bunny dangling from Koby's mouth. Slightly more mangled then the first, but still just a toy to be caught and carried around. And I know what my dad would say, how that's just the facts of life and all that. But these were my baby bunnies. Sure I didn't feed them or produce them, but I made sure they were safe and getting fed. I ushered them to a safe bush so Mason could mow the lawn without giving them a hair cut. I cared for them the best I could without interfering with their own mothers duties. So yes, that is part of nature, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

Dear Bunnies,
Please stay away from the fence. Do not try to go through the fence into the back yard. That is certain death. There is a big red monster who would like nothing more then to make you his new toy. The front yard and the side yard are yours to use as you please. Again, do not go near the fence.
The Giant Creatures Who Keep Bugging You.