Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Francesca Battistelli - Free To Be Me

LOVE this song! It reminds me that God has a plan, we may not see it but we will get where we are suppose to be :) Perfection is not for me, and this song reminds me that its ok!
P.S. I tried to share the music video but it would not let me.... oh well!

Happy Tuesday friends!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Winter Solstice at the Farm

A little late on this one but better late then never! Here are a few pictures from our celebration of the winter solstice at the farm with the Cusicks! Oh how I love our winter trip to the farm :)

Thanksgiving 2010

I am only one holiday behind..... ;) Here are a few pics from our family Thanksgiving at my sisters new house!

Grandparents and Aunt Marian :)

Me and the Bubs taking it easy. (I had a terrible cold so wanted to stay away from the food prep)
Enjoying a meal together :)

Brody mid-bite ....

The other side of the table...

These were from my mom's camera... I am not sure why they look so blurry though.... oh well you get the point! Perfection is no concern of mine :)

Happy Holidays!

A few days late (that's how we roll) I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Prep!

Life is SO HECTIC! Making gifts and wrapping them will be my life for the next few days :) Yes i am the princess of procrastinating :) But here is a little something to fuel your Christmas prep fire....

Aunt Bef and Da Bubs!

Me and my boy hammin it up! Dont you love the giant stocking! :) Hope your christmas prep is going well!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Life is flying by...

Quick snap shot in our lives... Bubs got a little tummy virus thing/teething tummy (also known as ria :() Sorry if that is T.M.I for people! His little butt is so raw and chapped that he screams every time we change his diaper :( But besides that he is acting fine. And the good new of the day is..... No poop in the diaper when he woke up this morning! So hopefully we are on the downward end of this thing, whatever it may be!
On to better news. . . tomorrow we will be heading to the family farm in Salina for a Solstice celebration with the Cusicks! I love this time of year at the farm, lots of family and good laughs :) This year it will only be us and the Salina Cusicks but it will be as magical as ever! I am excited for Brody to get to play with his second cousins!!! :)
And last but not least today I have a cookie exchange at work! YAY COOKIES! :) I mad Monster cookies, and somewhat improvised on the ingredients, I ran out of oats and brown sugar.... added a little wheat germ, whole wheat flour and powdered sugar.... Voila!!

Happy Thursday friends! :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

O' Christmas Tree

We started decorating the tree Friday evening but Brody was a little sleepy .....
So we saved some fun ornaments for Saturday morning!
He loved taking the ornaments off the tree and bringing them to me:)

And there she blows! A beautiful tree in our new home :) We have more fun pics to come in front of the tree.... oh yes we got our Christmas pictures taken Sunday morning! Hopefully I will have some of them to share soon!

Girls Brunch!

To show off the new house, and just a good excuse to get together I had the girls over for brunch and some crafts!

Good Friends!
A nice set table....
Homemade pumpkin truffles (not so pretty but they tasted good!)
And great food! My first quiche ever! And trust me I will be making it again. This was DELISH! I used bacon, spinach (from the garden), onion and cheese.... Needless to say it was gone by the end of the day.

What a wonderful morning that turned into afternoon with the girls :) Great company and good food.... could you ask for anything more on your Saturday?

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas!

Let me just start by saying how much I love Fridays! We had a great day at work followed by a wonderful evening at home. My little fam went and picked up a Christmas tree after work! We got a great deal on a lovely tree! By the time we got home though our little man was pooped! He ate dinner and it was about bedtime. So we decided to save decorating for tomorrow morning when the bubs is fresh :) We did however get our wonderful tree in position for the morning. That coupled with a glass of red wine made for a wonderful evening at home with my boys! Oh and I decorated our mantel!....


You can hardly see the garland and red balls in the picture but they are there! We eventually plan on replacing the tile and mirror with stone or if we are lucky restoring the original brick underneath. This art deco huge tile is not really our style. But hey, I am SO NOT complaining :) Its beginning to feel a little more like home :) I also spent some time in the kitchen preparing some goodies for my girls brunch tomorrow. A few girlfriends are coming over for brunch and some crafts :) I am SO EXCITED to show off the new digs :) Happy Friday friends!!! :) Tis the season!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Home

So its official. We have moved into our new house. I have to admit i did shed a few tears as we stood outside our old house taking in the last few mins.... That house was the perfect house for us to start our family in. I will remember it fondly :) Now we are in a house that is twice the size and sometimes it feels a bit.... empty? I know that it takes time to make a new house feel like home. So we are just taking it a day at a time. I think I was just use to everything being close and the cozy feel of a small ranch style house. In time this house will feel like home I just know it :) Its beautiful and open and has more room then i ever thought we would have. Brody LOVES the carpet and has already been walking ALOT more then on the hardwoods. OH and he get actual wagon rides around the house! He loves that too :) I know that this will eventually feel like home to me :)
I think I will show you all a picture of a room at the new house with each post! This is obviously my kitchen. Its a little messy and not all the way unpacked yet (and a horrible picture that I took with my phone) ... but you get the idea! There is a little breakfast nook (you can see one of the chairs here) where a little 4 person round table fit perfectly! We still have lots of customizing to do as you can tell! Have a great day everyone!!!