Saturday, December 20, 2008


Okay, so instead of doing the things that need to be done before Christmas, I am pushing them further back into my the recesses of my mind and blogging instead. Not that it is completely my fault (that I'm behind). I am 7 months pregnant and have a two year old, and James hasn't been around for what feels like weeks (I know, excuses, excuses, but whatever makes me feel better, right?). I did get the opportunity to photograph a friend's girls this morning, and I got some precious pictures. A big thank you to all my friends who are letting me use their children for photography practice. Here are some of my favorites.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Is it Nap Time yet?

This is what happens when I try to make phone calls right before London's nap time.
Clothes are removed and London disappears into my closet to find consolation from the dog (luckily, I had the trail of clothes to find her).
Please don't look too closely at my closet, or do, maybe it will make you feel better about yours!

A Star is Born

We had our church Christmas banquet last weekend, and London sang some Christmas songs (along with the other children) up on stage. She was soooo excited, she practiced her songs that entire week leading up to her Christmas debut. And let me tell you, she had those hand motions down (and if I tried to practice them with her she would abruptly tell me to stop, because she was the one singing).

Sticker Fun

"Mommy, I'm putting stickers in the tent" translates to: "I got your two books of Christmas stamps that you were going to use for Christmas cards out of your purse and I am using them to make my tent more festive for the Holidays." I'll have to add 'stickers that look like stamps' to the Christmas list.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

She Plays us Like a Fiddle

I had to share this moment we had the other day. London was having a 'moment' as we were getting ready to sit down to dinner the other night. And for those of you with young children, you know how exasperating and exhausting these 'moments' can be (especially at the end of the day). Everything was "that's mine, mine, no MINE!" James finally looked at her and said "London, what's your favorite word?". She contemplated for a moment, and then with a smile and sugary sweetness only rivaled by Disney princesses, she said "Jesus". Needless to say, our hearts both melted. Like I said, totally plays on our weaknesses; oh how quickly they learn...

Friday, December 5, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Is it sad that getting tagged makes me excited?....maybe, but at least I feel loved (okay, that is sad too, but true). Thanks Mariah!

8 TV Shows I Watch

1. The Office
2. 30 Rock
3. Almost anything on HGTV, if we had that channel, I guess I don't watch a lot of tv, oh wait, unless you count
4. Clifford
5. Sesame Street
6. Calliou
7. Backyardigans
8. Super Why
And if you're thinking, "gee, what kind of mother lets her 2 year old watch all of those cartoons?" don't forget her Bride and Prejudice and Bella Dancerella DVDs.

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Fuji (in Edmond)
2. Red Rock
3. Sonic (you can't have to many vanilla cokes or cranberry limeades)
4. Teds (also in Edmond)
5. On the Border
6. Bella Luna (reminds me of lunch with the girls)
7. Ajante (in OKC)
8. McDonalds (okay, not really (although every once in a while a quarter pounder with fries sounds sooo good) but it's great to sit and have a conversation with my husband while London runs around the germ infested play place, without having to worry about her throwing sugar packets at the people behind us (yes, it has happened, more than once)).

8 Things That Happened Today
Disclaimer: this was an extremely rare and wonderful day, don't judge me.
1. I slept in until 8:30
2. I took London to school
3. I cleaned/prepared dinner/ran errands BY MYSELF.
4. I went into Marshmallow Kisses and browsed, yes browsed (for those of you who don't know, Marshmallow Kisses is a beautiful baby boutique store that I love (it is sooo pretty) that unfortunately may be going out of business, I had to check out the sales!)
5. I had a wonderful lunch with James
6. I picked up London/ stopped at Sonic for what else, a cranberry limeade
7. I put London down for a nap and addressed Christmas Cards
8. I blogged

8 Things I Look Forward To
1. James finishing his MBA
2. The birth of our son
3. Seeing London in her new big sister role
4. Traveling with James
5. Family vacations
6. Being in heaven with my family
7. The weekend
8. Watching our Netflix DVD tonight

8 Things I Wish For
1. James to finish his MBA
2. For a healthy baby boy
3. For our children to love Jesus, and love others
4. Continued realization of ALL of the many blessings God has given us
5. A desire to share those blessings and help others
6. Putting that desire into concrete actions that will bless others
7. A healthy, joyful family
8. To be an exceptional wife and mother

8 People I Tag
1. Beth
2. Miranda
3. Emily
4. Jenae
5. Mercedes
6. Kara
7. Stephanie
8. Mariah (it probably doesn't work to be tagged again, but I don't know many bloggers! So, think of it as a hug, unless you can get really creative and think of something to add.....)