24 September, 2010

The ideal family picture attempt AGAIN...

and it NEVER turns out how I imagine it in my mind

I have decided it just doesn't work to use a timer now that we have two kids and AJ doesn't care about the flashing timer light anymore. When I do get behind the camera, I do enjoy some of the shots that turn out, but my 2 & a half year old just isn't thrilled to have her picture taken all the time like she used to. I am quite annoyed that we are going to have to pay for future family shots....(and then the whole hassle of trying to find a local one I like; that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.) :(

In the meantime, here are a few good ones I did manage to take, with some help from the hubby, {who by the way, took the pics of Turtle and I while holding Monkey!}

My favorite are the ones of the boys, (because I am not in them) ;)My daughter, full of attitude and not cooperating, (I have no idea where she gets it from!)

Can't believe this little guy is going to be 3 months old in a matter of days!
And the only halfway decent one of the whole family, it was going to be our Christmas card, but alas....its NOT going to be!

22 September, 2010

Anniversary surprise!

So hubby and I both knew we wouldn't be able to do a night out for our anniversary this year with having two young children and not having anyone to watch them here yet, so I figured it would be kind of a low key anniversary this year with something simple at home.

The day before I finally asked him what our plan was and he said I had an appointment late morning.

 I started doing calculations in my head and asked what I needed to pack for the kids, how long we were going to be gone, and when we needed to leave. He then informed me it was just for me and that he would be staying at home with them ALL DAY!!

I admit this scared me at first as he had yet to watch Monkey, yet let alone both the kids by himself.....and to watch them by himself all day??????

But none the less, I was intrigued, a little excited, and I decided to put my fears aside! {Its not like he didn't have a ton of time to make up for anyway!} ;)

So the next morning, I made a big breakfast, gave hubby his measly (boring) gift of a book and a gift card, and excitedly and nervously took of on my own with just an address in my possession!
This was the surprise at the end of my journey: http://www.entouragesalon.com/
And for 5 and a half hours I was treated like a princess {well sort of, I have a few complaints, but really it was relaxing}!

My day off included:
a pedi:

A mani:
And since my hubby loves a particular hair color, my hair!:
This is the before:
and tada......the after!!: {in case you couldn't tell, Josh loves redheads!} ;)
Please excuse the lack of makeup and the huge bags...I kinda missed my nap that day! ;)

Unfortunately my hair doesn't absorb color well anymore and 11 days later its more copper, but hey, it still was an afternoon off!!!


....in motherhood!

This is what I wanted right???? I gave up a career and a life of "sophistication" and "glamor" for this! ;) ;)

"This too shall pass" has been my quote to live by the last 3 months and right now I can't mentally get past it. "Consider it pure JOY my brothers....." It's gonna make me stronger right??????

The dust buildup has started receiving its own mail here, I don't even want to know what's under the couch cushions, I have to look forever to find a shirt without a major amount of spitup or drool on it, and my extra weight is laughing at me in the mirror!

SOMEDAY....someday when they are older I will miss these sights around my house.....someday I will look back and wish I could snuggle them again....someday she'll be potty trained and stop whining.....someday he'll want to be put down right?????

 In the mean time, will someone make this baby stop CRYING!!