Sunday, October 31, 2010

Clap your hands!

Ok, PLEASE ignore my voice in this video... it was too cute not to share.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Harvest!!!

Tonight we went over and celebrated Harvest with Mitch's parents (Lolly & Pop) and all of Scarlett's little Uncles and 1 of her Aunts. It was a wild time, but a fun time!! The little ones dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Our little owl turned out DARLING!!! A BIG, HUGE thank you to Nonni (my mama) for working so hard and making Scarlett's first costume so special. Here is our little, chubby, feathered doll...

Here are all of our little characters...
A Cupcake Princess (Isabella), Anakin (Kavin), Puppy Dog (Jack) and Owlet (Scarlett)

Hootie hooooo!!!

Ghouls just wanna have fun!

1st Family "Harvest" Picture.

The pumpkin carving crew.

Isabella was cracking us up because she was SO grossed out by the pumpkin insides.

Hard at work on their designs...

Scarlett and Daddy with their finished product (which Kavin designed and Mitch carved).
Scarlett's 1st jack-o-lantern!

Happy Fall Y'all...xoxo,

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Thursday, October 28, 2010


No teeth in this sweet little mouth yet... but you can find almost anything else you are looking for! A cell phone, baby hands, baby toes, paper, a rubber giraffe and most often a paci, of course.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

whistle while you work...

I have not posted in almost a week! ah! Things just kept coming up... So, I will just pick up with today. I have been working hard storing up some of nature's bounty for my little Scarlett. I LOVE this Beaba BabyCook. It is so neat. I think they are sold at Williams Sonoma, but I ended up finding mine for a good price online somewhere. This thing does a lot of the work for you. You can cook (technically, steam which locks in more nutrients) and purees all in the same spot. I have had a running list of veggies and fruits to prepare, so I got started today. I made runner beans, baby carrots and green peas. Someone suggested to me to just pour the food into ice cube trays to freeze them and then pop them out and put them in a ziplock freezer bag in the freezer. It is great because then you have just the right portion ready to go. I realized while I was making all of these healthy items for Scarlett that I should be eating like this... she gets a rainbow of food each time she eats. Which, she is now eating 2 solid meals a day (morning and evening) and then just nurses at a different time.

Here is the cuteness herself, playing in the kitchen while I cook.

I hope you are having a great week. I am a little bummed about something that happened today... Mitch lost his Columbia fleece jacket on his commute (which is by bike) home today. The worst part is that his keys were in the pocket of his jacket. ugh. There are FAR worse things that could happen, but it is just frustrating. The one saving thing is that his Kroger Plus card was on his key ring, so hopefully someone will turn them in. Please say a little prayer about that if you think of it.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thanksgiving garb.

Scarlett and I had a fruitful trip to the fabric store yesterday. I think fabric stores are so fun. The options are endless... tons of neat materials are begging to be turned into curtains or skirts or pillows or purses. I cannot say I have always loved going to the fabric store. My mom used to take Ryan and I all the time and it was like the clock stopped ticking when we were in there! My mom is an amazing seamstress so it is especially fun to go with her because she can read a pattern in an instant and know exactly what you need to execute a project in one afternoon. It seems like no project is too difficult for her. Well, I cannot say I am at that point yet. Actually, I am far from it. I took home-ec in high school, got a sewing machine one Christmas and voila! I guess you could say I concoct more than I read a pattern.

So, I have been thinking about a thanksgiving outfit for my little doll. Well, in a perfect world I would love to get her this:

My obsession with smocking continues! Okay, so we definitely know that it is NOT a perfect world and therefore I will not be purchasing this $80 dress :)

So, I saw an idea of something called a "t-shirt dress" the other day and thought maybe even my mediocre sewing skills could produce this end product... (this picture is not totally what I am thinking of doing... it is close though. Found this on

I think I can do this for about 1/8 of what the (coveted) smocked dress sells for. Here is the fabric and trim I found...

I am thinking this could turn out really cute or really NOT cute. HA!! I will be sure to let y'all know!

Also, found this accessory that I thought would be a fun addition for the Holiday Season that is quickly approaching...

I hope you are having a great Tuesday thus far.


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Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday has been deemed laundry day.

This mound of (clean) laundry depicts about 1/4 of the laundry I must tackle today. Oh my.

I don't know about you, but Mitch and I have something that we call the "Sunday Night Blues" that always seem to show up around 4:00 in the afternoon on Sunday. It is that feeling that the weekend is over and it is time to begin another week of busy tasks. I was feeling especially that way last night (mostly because my Monday begins around 1:00 am with my little night owl). Mitch always says that there is no better way to end a bad day than with scripture... specifically the gospels. Reading about Jesus makes Him all the more real in our life. So, Mitch pointed me to John 6: 52-69. It is not an easy passage to understand, but basically the "bottom line" came for me in verse 68 when Peter said," Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know you are the Holy One of God." This spoke volumes to me simply because I feel like I have a horrible habit of going to other people or myself in order to find strength... but this passage brings it right back to Jesus -- who else do we have to go to that will never let us down? No one. He is IT. So, as you begin this week I hope you might find confidence in knowing that Jesus is SO the one you can go to... He is who is says He is and will never let you down.

Now, Scarlett and I are off to the fabric store... I have been itching to go because I have a little sewing project in mind for a Thanksgiving outfit for my girl. I will share all about it tomorrow!!!


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Simplicity

With an afternoon as beautiful as today we had to soak up the little bit of warmth left this fall. We laid out a quilt and enjoyed the crunchy leaves and sunshine....

Hope you have a great week!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

A visit to WKU and the Phi Gamma Delta House

We packed up today and headed to Bowling Green to visit my darling little brother Chaz. He is a Senior at WKU and it was parent/family weekend. It was a beautiful, fall day so we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity for a fun road trip. My parents and Ryan (and our cousin Daja because our other cousin Nick is a FIJI!) made the trip too. Chaz is the president of his fraternity and they just got a new (to them) Fraternity House so it was so exciting to see the house unveiled and all of the work they had done. We had a lot of fun...

Here we are in the drive thru at Chick-fil-A before hitting the road. Mitch kept laughing at me because I totally wore my hot rollers in my hair the whole way down... what is a girl to do?

Our hunky chauffeur.
Here we are with Chaz. Love him. (Everyone kept asking me why I was wearing blue... duh... The Cats played today and BEAT South Carolina... holla!!)

Peepaw :)

Here we are posing in Chaz's room. Ryan is so gorgeous!

Peepaw pretty much has an afternoon nap everyday, so his schedule works well with a 6 month old! Ha! Nap time.

Chaz's room. My mom helped him decorate... it is really nice.
(I spy a little baby girl on the bed!)

These two are crazy.

Hail, hail... the gang is all HERE!

And finally, the House. It is really old and SO neat. I could really get used to the huge front porch and back deck. Way to go FIJI boys!

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