Friday, June 27, 2014

This week in pictures and some momfessionals

We went to a Durham Bulls game this week, and the highlight of the baseball game (in Lucy's opinion) were 1) the free bouncy house...

2) meeting Wooly Bull. Once the game started she kept repeating "woolly woolly woolly woolly" and some (not pictured) cotton candy. 

This girl loves wearing "glashes" .

Loves to help make dinner. See this? I'm working on my non-staged photography skills. Keeping it real.

And going to the pool pool pool. (When she gets excited, the words are on repeat, y'all.)

 And we discovered that she eats Oreos like her daddy. Cream-first.

I also decided this is what she would look like as a boy. Still cute.

And I will end this week with a few Momfessionals...

1- I wear yoga pants (when I'm not working) all day every day but haven't worked out in months. (Because who wants snot/yogurt/etc on their cute clothes? Not me.)

2-Sometimes we have snacktime at Harris Teeter. Now that we are down to 1 nap per day, if I have grocery shopping to do, after nap, we head to HT and eat a cookie, some deli meat, and some cheese and bread (all of which are out for free sampling). Thank you HT for providing snack so I can multitask.

3-It is summer-yay! But that also means bathing suit season. I have days where I feel skinny, and days where all I see is leftover baby belly. I'm starting to get why people hate being in bathing suits. I read this post today called Put on That Swimsuit, and I don't know about you, but I needed to hear that. Playing on the beach/at the pool is more important than my insecurities. And I refuse to let my self image ruin my children's. More of Jesus and less of me... (John 3:30)

So...let's hear them. What are your momfessionals this week?

Thursday, June 19, 2014


So I took a little hiatus from blogging for a while... because...well the whole blogging world comes across as so polished, so perfect. (Professional food photos and our children's perfect & polished stats for all the world to see.)

I'm guilty of blogging only the polished, perfect things. But my real life? It's full of messy imperfection, temper-tantrums, and meals that are a giant disaster.

So I decided to share with you my "Momfessionals". A collection of my imperfections that I've learned to laugh at and embrace, because, they are the salt of life, these imperfections.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'" 2 Corinthians 12:9

  • Sometimes I buy organic food for my daughter. Sometimes that organic food falls on the floor and I don't have the energy to make a new batch, so it is called dinner, and it is served.
  • Lucy loves to help with everything right now, including feeding the animals. This is a great activity for her to do while I am cooking. It also may or may not make the animals fat.
  • My favorite time this week has been snuggling with her while she watches Elmo. This girl is crazy for Elmo (and Abby Dabby), and I am so thankful she found something on TV that holds her attention. And gives us a chance to snuggle. And rest.
  • I bought a time-out timer this week. Time outs are a JOKE right now, but I am persevering. When she has to go into timeout, she thinks its comical and has a smirk on her face. Then I put on my most serious face & tone and tell her she has to sit there until the timer beeps. Then I walk away. Then she walks away. She pretends to find something very interesting outside and peeks through the blinds. I put her BACK in timeout, and the cycle repeats. (All in under 1 minute.) 
I'd love to hear your Momfessionals. Because, let's be honest people; that saying "it takes a village to raise a child" no joke.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A mountain wedding and Fathers Day

We went to a beautiful wedding in West Jefferson , NC over the weekend and had a much needed date night to ourselves. Beautiful scenery, venue , wine and a chance to chat with adults all night long was exactly what parents of a busy toddler need! And it was 55 degrees on the top of the mountain, a refreshing break from the 90s. 

The beautiful bride:

We finished the weekend off celebrating Father's Day for this sweet guy. Bagels for breakfast, lazy lounging in his new hammock, a food truck festival and finished it off with a few beers with our friends. 

Me and the Mr. have Christmas birthdays, and it sure is fun celebrating each other mid-year (without the getting older part of birthdays!)