no matter what i did on friday night, i still felt like i bombed the whole day. and i hate that feeling. i love reading the very last page at bedtime, squeezing my grip around those bodies nice and tight, and drawing them in for some cheeky love.  cheeky love is a hug that is so tight that cheeks rub one another- stopping you from going any further...just to clarify some of my made up terminology.  then, we say our prayers, pass out kisses and i love yous, and we meet again in the morning. that is the time of day i walk away from their bedrooms and realize that it's only 7 pm and my duties are pretty much complete for the day-except for packing the husband a lunch (which i still need to do tonight), and tidying up a bit.  after that, i'm just on-call...you know, in case of a night ...

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anyone want to help me down from these clouds? anyone....? it's cool, i'll just stay up here.  i'm on a major i-just-found-out-that-i'm-having-another-little-GIRL high.  i felt so guilty this whole pregnancy for having a preference.  people would ask me what i preferred and i so badly wanted to say, "as long as it's healthy, it doesn't matter."  actually, i did say that when people would ask...and ultimately, i meant every bit of it.  however, i would just add a little more to my reply, "as long as it's healthy, it doesn't matter...but, i kinda want another girl." then guilt would settle for having a preference.  because the truth...i wanted THIS baby.  be it pink.  be it blue.  and quite frankly, the only reason i preferred pink was because i love these children so deep and i'm afraid of having daughter-in-law's someday.  some chica-bonita will come in and marry my son.  she will then tell me ...

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in the eyes of a stay-at-home-mom, TGIF isn't really a term that makes a difference in our world.  we don't get saturday's and sunday's off.  it's just a continuation of the same ole', same ole'.  but hold up...not this stay-at-home momma. we love us a weekend.  there is just something extra delicious about a saturday, as opposed to a wednesday.  you add in an extra friday that i don't have to take my son to school...and we have ourselves a spicy three day weekend. and we rocked it. friday was kicked off with a double-header of play dates.  one in the morning, and another one immediately following naps.  we survived on the crock pot this weekend and i sorda want to marry that sucker.  it's one of my favorite things, fo sho. our morning playdate on friday was plum perfect.  i met this little family at carrabbas about six months back.  i stopped this lady in ...

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King. on monday, our nation took observance to a very deserving man.  i am not proud of the ignorance of our nation in the past-the hatred, the foulness of injustice that went on.  i have always loved the mentioned quote.  hatred wasn't driving out hate. no, it was only bringing up more of the same kind.  it wasn't until someone was willing to risk their life-who was solely driven out of determination and love. way to go, america, for shutting down schools, banks, and other businesses to remember and honor such a fighter.  rest in peace, MLK. it's really hard to think about the segregation that took place.  it blows my mind that someone with a darker pigment on their skin was considered any less of a human than a white man. i like to ...

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i left off friday mornings blog post with a super awesome stay-tuned-to-hear-all-about-our-day-of-celebration-because-i'm-about-to-find-out-what-is-in-my-belly. drum rolll, please......IT'S........A.......BABY!!!  and a healthy little person at that. and for that alone, i am tremendously grateful. don't get me wrong, i was majorly bummed when my modest little person wouldn't show the goods.  i had a hard time falling asleep the night before due to the excitement of finding out.  i knew it was a possibility and i promised myself that i wasn't going to get my hopes up.  well, guess who got her hopes up?  thankfully, this wasn't the routine ultrasound that is given at 20 weeks.  that one is scheduled in just 9 days.  my days run together and fly by so fast, so it will be here lickidy-split. i still woke up friday morning with celebration deep in my bones.  i had a special day planned and i wasn't about to be all bummed out and ditch my plans.  heck-to-the-no, ...

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this ole' bloggidy blog has been a creative outlet for me to jot down our sweet little life.  and it has turned into quite a little story book.  my mind is blown at the number of people it has inspired along the way.  all the e-mails, comments, and messages have meant the world to me.  just simply learning that this blog has served to inspire other women has been such a great honor. so, from the bottom of my heart...i thank you for sharing with me the many, (and often intimate) ways that this little blog has inspired you.  i cherish your words, truly.  and would you believe that i actually need them?  because i do.  we all need to be encouraged along the way and i am no different.   i am mainly driven to write through my deep passion for motherhood.  but, being on the receiving end of such kind words drives ...

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i welcomed saturday morning with a horrible nights rest.  being a mother, you are never guaranteed a full nights sleep.  and it somehow always falls on the night that you were really counting on some serious rest. this is when your little people have some sort of a night-waking issue.  be it a nightmare, a fever, a horrid cough, or in my recent case-a diaper blow out at 4:30 am that is so extremely blown out that you are to change her clothes, her crib bedding, and take a warm, soapy wash rag to the rest of her body.  after you compile those series of events together, you are wide awake...and so is your little peanut butter cup-just a smiling away. with my fingers and toes crossed, i place her happy, seemingly well rested, and squeaky clean self right back in her crib with high hopes that she would find it in her little biological ...

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we will miss you, precious CHRISTmas tree. but, you were buckets of fun taking down. the holidays are special.  and they are supposed to be just that.  a special time of year because lord knows that i couldn't handle that much fun year round.  i reckon a good ten month break from all the bustle is deemed appropriate.  however, come august...i'll be itching in a major way for all the bustle to start back up. but for now, i'm at peace knowing that we executed a groovy season.  and we have welcomed this new year with a week that was full of laze and nothingness.  and i couldn't have asked for anything more. a low key week to really soak in a brand new year.  yeah buddy. we played board games, pitched indoor tents, played hard with all our new presents, and ate ice cream in the middle of the day more than usual.  what? ...

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we turned our home into a comedy club for a wicked awesome NYE party. here is the "club" before any of our guests arrived. edible centerpieces...delish! countdown toasting glasses. our first comedian of the night. the second comedian had me drying my eyes from laughing so hard. karaoke anyone? we turned my living room into a dance club.  i only got one pic and i snagged this one off a friends facebook album. counting down the new year by the fire pit.  CHEERS!! (pardon the blur...momma no likey) doesn't my friend in the pink shirt look so pretty?  i just love this picture of her. i love our smiles in this picture.  :) what a great night with some great friends. i even got sparkly for church the next morning...on just four measly hours of sleep.   see, i can still hang!! happy 2012...hollah. pause button please!! christy *PLEASE 'LIKE' MY BUSINESS PAGE OF FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulHabits

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