Friday, March 23, 2012

insta-ing it up and not letting this blog die.

--Upwards Bball Closing Celebration--
jon had a blast and won a $25 movie theater gift card.
justin and i were on the balcony level with the younger 3
charity's lack of enthusiasm for all things bball had us leaving early.
peeps tell me stuff like this gets easier as the kids get older.
 { it better. }
i pinterested up a handful of fun ideas for St. Patty's Day
homemade cupcakes, rainbow stuff......
it came down to green apple juice, lucky charms and store bought shamrock cookies
{ i heart reality. }

these 2 are double trouble in the mornings
matt climbs into char's crib and they jump and dump toys in every.where.
i get like 12 extra minutes to get ready in the morning.
this routine is not changing anytime soon. 

matthias was so excited to find these mcqueen cookies and got me to buy them.
it says "easter" in bold red letters on the box
excuse me while i raise the question,
what a race car has to do with the resurrection of Jesus?!
caleb is not our biggest sports guy of the fam
but he does love a good competition, esp involving numbers
so march madness brackets have been exciting
justin's been pulling some late nights for the love of basketball

i would like to congratulate toppers pizza for 2 things:
*AMAZING breadsticks
*a slogan that entertained caleb for the whole meal
"spank your buds"
{justin and i agreed sometimes literacy with our children is not a blessing}

on the way to MOPS matthias asked if i would hold him
i really wanted to stop the car right there on I-94 and snuggle
but i made it to the church parkling lot and i held him tight
can i please freeze him at this age?
he said on the way, 'mommy, you are super pretty'
 {precious, i tell ya }


i left the house tuesday night with 5 heaping baskets of laundry to be folded
and came home to this
my mom tucked charity into bed and went to town
 { moms rock. }

tuesday night must've been my night
because on the way to my meeting i got a call from my friend, sarah,
letting me know she made my fam dinner
and was wondering where she could drop it off
i'm so blessed.
this has been a crazy and fun week of prepping for our church's womens retreat
and i've had friends praying for no headaches for me
others sending encouraging texts
and these delicious sandwiches made for me.
wow.  thank You, God!

this girl here
my little baby who's (gasp) turning 2 next month
now thinks that drinking from a cup and straw is so very sophisticated
and a sippy is just....not.
please stop this whole 'growing up thing'
warning:  i'm so not going to be okay on april 13th!

captured on camera
proof that my kiddos all like to hang out
hi-ho-cherry-o style
{charity's got her daddy wrapped......and she knows it!}

happy weekend, all!
i'm retreating it up with the women from my church
 and justin's doing the solo dad thing
til the wee hours saturday night.
so grateful for a husband that is cool like that.
{thanks, babe.  love you tons!}
linking up HERE


  1. love your comment about pinterest and hearting reality. It's so true...I pin so much but never do a thing..ha

  2. you ARE a pretty mama!!!
    i am not jealous at all of your 85 degree day.