Saturday, May 22, 2010


Our morning routine goes something like this:

Ben wakes up mommy way too early.
Mommy feeds Ben, then drinks cup #1 of coffee.
Mommy puts Ben back down and gets dressed - really fast.
Mommy and Ben go upstairs and wake up Lily by singing obnoxious morning songs. It makes her crazy (but she loves it).
Mommy gets Ben dressed. Then he starts to cry.
Lily runs around house. Mommy threatens time out 100 times. Finally, Lily is dressed. 
Lily tries to soothe her brother - usually by cramming a pacifier in to his mouth.
Mom ignores all this and tries to pick out a pair of shoes.
We all brush teeth. Why, because I still have another cup of coffee to drink!
Quick breakfast. A few minutes of Nick Jr.
Then we all load up. Down the stairs we go. Please no one trip.
Set alarm. Never enough time to get me and two kids out the door in 30 seconds!
Crap, Izzy ran out the door. 
Do over. Set alarm again.
Two kids in to car seats. 
Damn, Ben is heavy.
Mom cursing to herself because it is way too hot.
Key in ignition.
AC kickin.
Radio on.
Morning prayers.
Put lipstick on.
Don't run into crazy drivers going the wrong way on the one-way street.
Drop kids off at school. Im sure I forgot something.
Mom back in car. 
Drive to parking garage. Park on a lower level than I should hoping I dont get in trouble.
Hustle into office.
Hmmmm- a few minutes late.
Grab co-worker and wallet -- off to get third and final cup of coffee.
Seriously? How did I get so many emails over night?

I love weekends.

Friday, May 21, 2010

So Good To Be A Girl

There is nothing like fun jewelry to make you glad to be a girl! Last night, I hosted a trunk show for a great line of jewelry called Stella & Dot. I fell in love with all of it. So did Lily. It was so hard for her to keep her little fingers off of it. Thankfully they have a girl's line that is equally as cute, and of course I cannot say no to buying something for my little princess-in-training.

I just had to share some photos of my favorites. I have not make my own purchase yet and I need some help. What do you think?
If you want to take a look at more of this eye candy, check out
And if you do make a purchase, enter in my name at check out and get free shipping (for the next five days only)! Who-hoo!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

mothers day x 2

I loved celebrating mothers day with two children! I am blessed x 2. Here are a few new pictures of the kiddos. Ben and his classmates threw a fabulous party at school for all the moms and grandmas. And, we enjoyed a relaxing day pool-side at Mimis. Being a mother is as good as it gets....thank you to my mom, and all the special women in my life! You inspire me every day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Say Cheese!

For Christmas, Santa brought Papa a membership to a cheese club. So every so often we get a big box of cheese to try out. Last night, Papa hosted a cheese tasting party for us so we could sample the newest delivery. Lily loved all of the cheeses - fancy gouda and a sage-infused white cheese were her favorites. Funny little kid!

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