Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joss & Main

Hey guys!  Happy day before April Fools' Day!  I am ready....no one will get me this year!!!  ;-)

And that is why I decided to do this post today, and not wait for tomorrow.  I don't want you all thinking I was trying to pull your leg with the major discounts Joss & Main are offering. 

If you have not heard of Joss & Main before, click here to sign up and check out the fabulous finds for the home, often at prices up to 70% off!!!!  Seriously.  Seriously good stuff. 

I am pretty certain I have to have these sweet sparrow salt and pepper shakers....um, for less than $8?  Yes, please.  They are oh so cute!!!! 

And I am really excited for the KidKraft sale that begins tomorrow.  Pretty sure Layla and her friends could use this this summer.


Like I said, I highly suggest that you CLICK RIGHT HERE and sign up {it's free} and go check out the wonderful site for yourself. 

And don't be the fool tomorrow. 

You will be if you don't sign up! 

Just laugh...

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

~ E E. Cummings
 
 
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.



~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs;


he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.


~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.


~ Mark Twain

A smile starts on the lips,


A grin spreads to the eyes,


A chuckle comes from the belly;


But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.




~ Carolyn Birmingham
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{Semi} Wordless Wednesday - Ruidoso, NM - Ski Apache

{On my way up to Ski Apache}


{views = spectacular}

{moi and baby girl}

{my parentals}



{gondola ride}

{the ride up}



{testing out the timer}

{snowball fight with Layla}

{pulling my calf muscle, thanks for catching that, mom}

{me and baby girl again}

{me at the summit}

{the way down}


{get ready for your close up}

{my baby girl.  my daddy.  'nuff said,}

{ski trails}



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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Layla's 1st dental visit

Don't judge.  Layla is 3.5 years old and I just took her to her 1st dental exam.  Don't judge.  {feels guilty}


That was her before the appointment, excited and ready to go! 

She even got bribed a new baby doll, with teeth, to accompany "the big girl who acts right at the dentist."


She looks perplexed in the photo...that's because she is.  She said, "But, I want the white one." 

Made me sad. 

But, she welcomed "Reagan" into our family anyway...

I think I have mentioned before on my lil ole blog that color is a hot topic between Layla and her 3 year old friends.  I think it even started a year ago...crazy, I know!  I was hoping all of this started at elementary school...not the PRE-pre-school!!!!!!   

Layla came home and said, "I'm white, not brown, right, mommy?!"  And I explained to her that she is both.  But, that is not what is important.  Yada, yada, yada....she has even been told she has "clown hair!"  {mommy's heart was damn near crushed by that}

Well, "color" is obviously still a topic at school.  A very diverse school, I might add. 

I have a ton of thoughts regarding all that, but, um, okay....moving on....

As you can see, she was a little apprehensive sitting in the waiting room, but all in all, she was good. 


But, all hell broke loose once she hit that chair!  Specifically when the dental assistant went to take x-rays of her teeth.  This is all I got before the consoling went into full effect!


And it got worse.  First, they couldn't get the x-rays because she was crying so hard.  Then, once the dentist came in, she went as straight as a board.  She would NOT lay down on the dental chair again.  So, guess what came next?  Picture this...

ME. sitting on the dental chair.  Sideways. 

Layla straddling me.  With both her legs wrap around my body.

She then leaned back on my thighs, with her head resting in the dentists lap. 

Yeah. 

And then her teeth were "cleaned." 

With a tooth brush.  Because the mechanical device, they thought, would be too much.  Right.

But, good news is....NO CAVATIES!!!!  That's a great thing and made this mommy feel better about not taking her sooner. 

This was Layla in the car.  With her balloon.  And Reagan.


After she finished spitting out and gagging over the flouride treatment.  Yes, my friends.  My drama baby actually GAGGED while we were checking out!  Seriously!?! 

I text her dad and it read...."She has ur dental anxieties!"

Lord help us all. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Juny...I miss you!

My dear friend should be celebrating his 33 years of life down here with us today.  Instead, he is in Heaven celebrating....and I still miss him. 

I thought it got easier as time went on? 

Not the case here.

I have mentioned him numerous times on my blog.  And unfortunately, you can find the majority of the posts under The Circle of Life tag.  Today I am going to remember him and SMILE.  Because that is what he did best. 

His smile radiates. 


His smile radiates. 




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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
~ Jean Paul Richter


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My 1st Photography Session

Hello, hello!  I am excited to share with you all - my 1st engagement photo session.  I would love to hear any and all feedback.  I'm an amateur photographer so any tips, advice, suggestions, I would love to hear! 

Date:  03/26/11
Location:  Discovery Green Houston
Subjects:  Jamie + Lettie = Engaged











{all images are MINE, so please give credit where credit is due, thanks!}
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