So just as I decide to take a blog break, I miss it. I didn't take a break at all. But I'm going to...after this one. Just had too much to talk about and what better thing to do than type it all out and let the whole world know what you're thinking!?
So to make things quick, and in order to sneak in a quick run before my kids and company emerge from their slumber, I'm going to tell you exactly what I'm thinking in two-word points...ready for this??
Have you ever been?! I went for the 2nd time in roughly 10 years on Friday. I've got juice boxes, yogurt, granola bars, meat, bread, English muffins, and fooood coming out my ears! I feel stocked up and prepared for company. It's good.
My Mother's Day request was getting a few flowers to set about. My front stoop and my balcony feel green and summery. I got some big ferns for $10 and a big Hibiscus tree for only $20! I was pretty excited. Mother's Day is totally a day for getting your family to help you with things...like plant flowers.
So another thing to do on Mother's Day is get your family to watch movies they don't want to watch....like the Sound of Music. Ok, actually they DID want to watch, they just didn't know it...they'd never seen it for crying out loud!! Sophia totally dug it. I project Sister will be performing "My Favorite Things" for weeks. I'm sure her performances will include the long cresendo notes and wrapping herself up in curtains and everything!
I adore this movie. J'adore! I love Julie Andrew's voice, it's so clear and strong and beautiful. I love that Maria is such a rebel. And oh, when Christopher Plummer sings Edelweiss, I blush just like Maria. ;)
So on Friday night, it was my responsible idea to sit together and read as a family. Well that was the plan until my darling husband spotted a rabbit nibbling clover as he was taking in some fresh evening air on the balcony. This spring boarded into a half and hour of trying to shoot the poor thing with a sling shot. As I so calmly remained on the couch reading my book, I heard things like, "FREE DINNER!!" "YEAH!!" and "This is SO MUCH MORE FUN THAN READING!!" Seriously!? Ok, I loose.
I totally made this. It's not perfect in any way, shape, or form but I love it all the same. I might wear it every day. I love it...I probably will not do a tutorial on this, but I'll post some tips sometime soon.
My sister got one too :)
Seriously look at this child...I know she's mine and I'm biased. What mother doesn't think their own children are the cutest things ever. But good lawd, this bird is a beautiful thing. I snapped this in a greasy body shop as my car was under deep analysis from hail damage. Greasy body shop, gorgeous girl. Baby Gap, are you reading this!?!
My sister got here around 11pm last night. My kids were in bed already but they could hardly sleep for anticipation. I love that feeling. I have not seen my sister in 8 months! The airport scene was like a movie. We are going to have a great week of memory making.