Monday, June 28, 2010

Let's make it happen...

Today was the BIG day...Michael got his first paycheck from the new job.  wait...don't get too excited.  We were quite disappointed when we realized how much would be taken right away with taxes, retirement, and insurance.  It made me question if I could really do the whole SAHM thing.  It was almost like a punch in the stomach...I am having the best summer ever being home with Anne everyday.  I took this and #1 panicked #2 cried a little #3 DECIDED to get MOTIVATED!!!  I can either get a job and pretty much work to put Anne in daycare OR work my tush off to create things for hello dearie.   I am choosing the latter.  Up to this point, hello dearie has pretty much been for fun or a creative outlet, whereas now I will need to rely more on the little income it brings.  I do know that God has always provided for us, and trust that we have made the right choice.  It really feels great to walk in faith :)

With all that said...I have to make myself a schedule of some sort...make a list and check things off.  I know so many of you are productive do you do it???  One thing I have got to do is get off this dang computer.  I am so addicted to reading blogs, facebook, twitter, google, and whatever my mind can think of and before I know it ALL of my free time is I alone in this? 

Anyway...sorry to dump all that out there.  I really am excited to have a little push to get back into "creative mode" :)  

good night


Sunday, June 27, 2010


If you can make it past the intense summer heat, Mississippi really is beautiful.  
Fields are one of my most favorite things to look at during any season, but aren't these hay bails perfect?  I just wanted to run out there and jump on one...


Friday, June 25, 2010


(photo via Adam's phone)

hello there!  

I am really excited about the Farmer's Market this afternoon...all you Laurel folks should come out and support this wonderful event!  ...not to mention the amazing bread I purchased last week, hoping there will be more where that came from :)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

wonderful wednesday

 (photo by Adam Trest)
Anne and I decided this was reason enough to join Adam for lunch :)

When we left there at around 2, I was thinking to myself, "what are we going to do until 6:30?"  (remember we are about 25 minutes away from everything, and I didn't really want to drive home and back again)

Then I remembered that I had been wanting to go to the Nasa Exhibit at the Lauren Roger's Museum.  As we drove there, I am explaining to Anne that we can't touch anything or run around, etc...  I was just a little nervous about taking a very active 3 year old into the museum.  When we got there, we ran into one of my previous students that reminded us of the family art class the museum offers on Wednesday...we were very excited to have found something else to fill our time!  

  Anne loved was so funny, when the teacher commented that she was using so many pretty colors, Anne said "when it's white, you gotta color it."  I loved this philosophy.  

When she was all done with her picture, we enjoyed a snack on the front lawn.


We finally made it into the museum to see the exhibit....


...making a solar system

..we ran into Ms. LeAnn and Anne's class from daycare. She was excited to see them, but very proud to be with her mommy!

We spent the rest of our time looking for the paintings on our scavenger hunt.  Anne took this pretty serious.

Once we left the museum, it was only 3 o'clock, which meant we still had around 3 hours to kill.  We decided to go see Toy Story 3.  It was a great movie, but definitely bring a tissue for all you mommies out there.   
I was so thankful to have a fun day with Anne.  I think I could get used to these kinds of outings :)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

random thoughts...

#1 It feels like this is the view I have been seeing a lot lately...although I am so so thankful for Michael's parents for letting us stay with them, I will be glad not to have to do all the driving we're doing now.  (We are at least 20 minutes away from everything, and Michael is commuting an hour to work.)  Hopefully our apartment will be ready mid July and this will be better.

#2 I got so overwhelmed last night with how much Anne is growing up.  She is such a big girl now...nothing like a baby.  It made me so sad to think about and just about got the best of me.  I am very thankful to have this opportunity to stay home with her.  I will make the best of every day.

july 4, 2007
june 10, 2010

#3 I am finally making some progress with some sewing projects that I have been wanting to finish for the past couple of weeks.  I will share pics soon!  Also, I am about to start a quilt...I haven't made one in years and have really gotten the bug...  so excited!!!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cruisin' Main Street

Michael and I offered to help with the classic car show in downtown this morning...we had a blast minus the HEAT.  It was crazy hot, and we were sweating like pigs.  It was totally worth it to see all the amazing cars that came rolling in...'58 corvette, '71 VW bug, and the list goes on.  I think there were around 85 cars in all, which I thought was great for our first show!  I am so proud of downtown Laurel, and think it's a pretty cool place :)'s a few pictures from the day.

 captain awesome

I seriously LOVE this car.

loved hanging with this gal today :)

we couldn't understand the dolls...anyone???
cute Brookie

Michael got to enjoy his early Father's day present for the first time :)

When we got home tonight I made french toast with our awesome bread from the Farmer's Market...It was soooooooooooo gooooooooood!!!!!!!! thankful for days like today.  We also made a feast to celebrate Father's day tomorrow...very excited!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

back in the swing of things...

 that's what I'm hoping is going to happen after this week...

we have been taking somewhat of a break since May when our lives were so's been hard to get back into the groove of making things.  Today I renewed a few items on etsy and listed a new one, within 10 minutes we had a sale!!!  *talk about a boost of confidence* are a few pics from the rest of our beach trip last week...It was sooooo relaxing!!!

okay...I seriously have to go do laundry now...busy week=no clean clothes :)
Hope you all have a fantabulous day!!!


Friday, June 11, 2010

fun at Lulu's

Great night with great friends!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

beach trip day 1-2

 picture via my blackberry

sooo...we are at the beach!!!  We are loving our little girls' getaway!  We arrived yesterday around 6pm and got settled into our condo and quickly went to grab some FOOD.  

Tonight we went to Lulu's in Gulf Shores.  It was my first time, and it was didn't even seem like we waited an hour :)  I loved how we all had pink cheeks and slightly sunburned shoulders. I have lots of pictures to come....too lazy to put them on my computer tonight.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!


Monday, June 7, 2010


I heart her.