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14 Mar

Looking for: My mojo to write a little bit more. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to create and write more and I have definitely been keeping with that on the creative side. I have been really busy with mobiles over the last few months. My sewing machine has found a permanent place on the dining room table where I sit at nightly and sew birdies. It has been good to stay busy and see business better than ever.

Feeling: Luckily on the mend! We have all been a little under the weather lately. Luckily Lila experienced the least of it. I got the flu and that put me down for a good 5 days and since then I have been left with the longest cold ever. I wake up each day hoping it will be gone but it is just lingering about. Josh felt pretty bad for a few days but he is convinced it wasn’t the flu. Lila spent about 3 days with my parents as we were trying to survive. We wanted her away from all the germs and to stay as well as possible. She managed to escape the whole thing with only a runny nose, so she wins!

Anticipating: Lila’s second birthday! Lila turns 2 on Saturday and I can’t wait. Well, that’s a lie. I can wait and it kinda breaks my heart she is growing up so fast. She will be excited when she see’s her birthday cake, though. We are trying to do a Charlotte’s Web theme so she is going to have a cute little pig cake with pig cupcakes. When I was growing up my mom always had the same person make our birthday cakes and they were the best ever:) They had the most unique flavor and it was always one of the high points of my birthday. Since I have gotten older and life has been busier I haven’t had one of those birthday cakes in years. I called my mom to see if she could get the lady to do a special cake for Lila and she agreed! I hope she loves it as much as I always did.

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Running: I have been keeping up with my running since the first of the year and I feel so much better. My friend Jamie and I try and run about 4 days a week and we have been training for the Nashville Half Marathon at the end of April. After last year’s half marathon I said I was done but here I am again. I might be crazy. I find that I do best when I have a goal to work towards and scheduling a big race helps keep me on track and dedicated to working out. The flu put a little halt on training for several days but I am back at it and trying to get my endurance back up. I got some spiffy new running shoes that I love:) They make running a bit more fun if that is possible. I have really enjoyed having Jamie as my running buddy. I used to love working out by myself but here lately it seems a lot more fun when you have someone to do it with. We push and encourage each other to do more even if we aren’t feeling it!

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Watching: Well, you know I am always up on my tv so I have lots of shows that I love. One of my new favorites is Scandal and Duck Dynasty! Scandal keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time and I love Kerry Washington. Josh and I have both gotten really into Duck Dynasty which is something I didn’t think I would ever say. It’s just hilarious and Si is the best. You know what I mean, Jack!

Looking forward to: Spring! I am over the cold weather and mother nature’s fickle ways. We have had a few days where we have gotten a tease of the warm weather, only to be followed by freezing temps and lots of wind.

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Eating: Thin Mints! Someone take them away.

Making me happy: Cuddles on the couch, coffee, sunshine, and quality time with the family.

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-Inspired by Danielle at www.sometimessweet.com

Weekend Wrap-Up

4 Jun

The weather this week-end was perfect. I wish it felt like autumn year-round. It gave us lots of opportunities to get outside, run errands, and play. Most of the weekend was really low-key, except for the part where I got a tattoo!

Yes, you read that right….and it was painful but definitely worth it.

This post is gonna be really picture heavy but who doesn’t love a good picture, right?

No sitting down on the job, up and at em!

Walk it off!

It wasn’t long before she was drenched from playing in the water table. She usually doesn’t splash in it a whole lot but of course she did on the day she didn’t have her swimsuit on. So, off with the shirt!

This picture is one of my new favorites, I think because I feel like it makes her look so little in the big yard.

“Hiking through the yard is exhausting, let’s take a breather.”

Sitting on the front porch naked, we keep things classy at our house πŸ™‚

“Hey mom, did you know there is a swing over here?”

“And, I want to test it out immediately!” Also, one of my new favorites. The look on her face and the way she is holding her stomach cracks me up.

She looks so sad but I swear she was having a good time!

“You’re going to put this on Facebook aren’t you?”

Ok, now that we are caught up on cuteness I have a few tattoo shots.

This was right after the first break, outline only.

Outline and shading are complete. It still has color left to be added but I couldn’t take anymore for the day. I am going back in about 4 weeks to have it finished.

Bandages are off and the healing has begun. There is some bruising and tenderness but I am feeling pretty good.

One more, without the glaring flash.

I’m not gonna lie, it hurt….alot.

But, I love it and it means the world to me.

I was showing Lila this morning and pointing out Mama, Daddy and Baby. Then she immediately wanted to touch it. I let her and she pointed directey at her owl and said, “baby!” I melted on the floor.

That was our weekend, hope yours was wonderful too.