Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Like New Again

My sister gave me a bunch of hand me downs that I’ve been meaning to sort and finally did. There was a plain blue button up shirt that was still in good condition I just didn’t like the style anymore. I thought it could be updated a bit.

I took the 3/4 length sleeves off because it's just been so hot lately. I didn’t love the normal collar so I made a new one out of the sleeves I removed. My sister actually gave me two of these blue button ups but the other one can't be warn anymore so I used that one to make the ruffles. I had to take it in a bit (yeah!) but I thought it turned out pretty good. I totally wore it to work! Ha!

Big Day

Today was a big day for Con he had 6 teeth pulled. Yes, 6. No, that's not a typo. He, unfortunately, has my soft mushy teeth. When he was younger he had several pulpectomies (baby root canals), with no inner workings he teeth literally crumbled.

I felt like the worst parent ever taking him to the dentist! I don’t give him much candy or pop because he’s naturally so hyper. He brushes his teeth every morning and night. He wasn’t complaining that they hurt or anything. He just came to me one day and said, “I just lost another tooth!” Not realizing that he had a loose one (he usually shows me every five seconds how loose it is) I asked him where and he goes “Well, not the whole thing just part of it.” Hello red flag! The dentist looks at me and goes “It takes a lot of work to get them in this condition.” I just nod. I wanted to show him my family’s dental history; I can trace my crummy teeth back to England thank you very much!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Skittle Theory

I was lying in bed last night trying to fall asleep and had the most random thought. I was thinking that everyone is a little bit crazy (you laugh but you know it’s true) and when you’re dating you are trying to determine if that person’s crazy will mesh with your crazy. So what’s love then I think to myself? Love is embracing the crazy you discovered while dating. Hello light bulb moment!!
Found the beautiful back picture here.

Which brings me to my skittle theory:

You have a bag of skittles, which represent everyone (it’s a REALLY big bag). Now through the dating process you try a red, yellow, another red, and a blue. Then you try a green. And you’re like ‘This is by far my favorite color.’ And you marry it. There are a handful of perfect colors for you. Not just one. So don’t worry if you thought that blue was your soul mate. He was an idiot, your orange will show up when you least expect it. <3

Friday, July 23, 2010

Camping on Etsy

It’s been forever since I’ve been on Etsy. I haven’t updated my shop (or even visited it) in over a year. I decided to hop on today to see what’s going on. And lo-and-behold this is the first page awesomeness!

I <3 camping! A bunch of friends and I are heading up to camp and go tubing mid-August and I’m super excited! If it’s anything like last year, it’ll be a TON of fun. Maybe I should make everyone badges… you know, for surviving…

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ava Bean, the Dancin Queen

My niece had her first dance recital a few weeks back. Due to scheduling conflicts I was not able to attend but my sister filled me in on the highlights.

Seriously, how cute is she!?

She danced, she twirled, and she went the wrong way... It’s dizzying up there with the bright lights and all the spinning around, and then you’re supposed to remember which way to go! Ha! I remember dance class when I was little, all three of us girls had it; jazz, tap, and ballet. I was only in it for the tap shoes.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Going's on in July... So far...

Connor Turned 9!

Connor turned 9!!! I'm the mother of a 9 year old! It really hasn't sunk in yet. It's a rather odd feeling to know that my son will be going into 4th grade in September. Really, really odd... He's such a big boy! He went to his first sleep over camp this summer and had a blast (while I stressed out about him).
4th of July was at Addison Oaks. They had some really great fire works but I had my little camera and didn't even try to capture them :)
Swimming with friends.
Boys at the Splash Pad
(No, I have no idea what Jamie's doing with his arm)
Boating with friends. Good times, good times.

Wedding in Paradise

No, not my wedding! One of my girlfriends from high school decided that it would be a great idea to get married in St. Lucia. How could I turn down the opportunity to go to paradise? And why would I ever want to??? It was a whirlwind of activity and absolutely gorgeous!

Zip lining in the rain forest
Oh look, it's me matty's! Arrgg!

Playing Catch up!

Sorry! My slacking was completely unintentional this time. Scouts honnor! The family went up north in the beginning of June for my Grandpa's wake.
My Grandma and Dad

A bunch of the family but not even close to all
My little photography assistant.
My great grandparents headstone
Bonfire After!
Ava and Jamie
The boys and I went sailboating with my uncles and cousin. Not sure what's up with Jamie...
Connor in the bathroom!!! Suprise!

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