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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lost in the archives.

<<this post was a draft from early 2012>>

Reading: I am actually not reading any book currently, I put the first book of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on hold at our local library, but then forgot to go in and get it. I read books SO FAST. I cannot ever put them down. If I dont have it done in one sitting, it will be finished the next day. The last two books I read are "The Reptile Room" by Lemony Snicket, and God in the Shadows by Ravi Zacharias. They were both good reads, God in the Shadows was AWESOME. Reading about his experience growing up in India, in a completely different culture with all of its expectations, was so very interesting. I loved it so much. I laughed out loud, I cried more than a few times. I can relate to his attempt at suicide- I tried the same thing. Its amazing what can unite us, when on the outside we can look and act so differently from one another.

Watching: Lately, I've been loving movies and videos about nature. It is so very facinating to me. We rented Disney's Oceans last Friday, and my son was enamored with it. My daughter LOVES penguins, and there was a short clip of some penguins so we all enjoyed that. I also found this video on youtube the other day and LOVE I mean LOVE the reaction this guy has to the gorillas. You have to see it!! Its only 3 1/2 minutes long. You won't regret it :)


Thinking About: The next couple of months. Worrying about it all. Baby #3 making her way into our lives, the uncertainty of work for Barry this summer. Little B starting Kindergarten this fall. Its all so crazy and going so fast and I just worry so much.


Anticipating: That sweet newborn baby smell. Cuddling and cherishing this new little addition to our family, seeing  B and I with their new little sister

Listening to: Future of Forestry. Travel 1. LOVELY LOVELY music that belongs in movies.

Eating: Lots of ciabatta sandwiches- they are TASTY! I also can't get enough pineapple. Baby #3 LOVES pinapple!!

Feeling Thankful For: Having minimal swelling and still being able to sleep pretty well. I like to sleep. I like to get enough sleep. When I don't, its so very hard for me to function. I think I need more sleep than the average person.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's the little things...

Like sitting on the docks at the lake.

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's the little things...

Like watching my kiddos be silly together.

Happy Thursday!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

So proud.

My dear sweet talented husband has teamed up
with a friend, and a few others, to launch:

From the website:
THREESIXTEES exists to connect people
who have a passion to turn the world around
with charities that already are.
And we do it with t-shirts.
Each shirt radically transforms someone's life.
It provides them with clean water.
More food.
Better health.
New shoes.
Fresh trees.
Or school books.
None of us can change the entire world by ourselves.
But each of us can change at least one person in it.
Whose life are you going to change today?

THREESIXTEES - Where heart meets sleeve.
My husband Barry has many designs featured on the tees.
Here are some I LOVE:

I'm so excited and proud!!
Happy Happy Sunday!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Finds

I've seen some super cute stuff floating around the old internet this week.

I'm itching to make some things, like this:

A bike bag- SO CUTE! Found on Elycia's blog.
Oh wait, that means I have to actually buy a bike first..
Man I need a bike. I haven't owned one since I was 12!

and this:

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee - Found on Food Coma.
YUM. Emma gave a tip for an easy way to cold brew coffee,
I REALLY want a french press so I can try it!! Click over to find out more :)

I also REALLY want one of these for Mother's Day.

(Like, really really really want!)
Farmer's Market Basket, in yellow. All the colors are so pretty though!
From Anthropologie. Ahh that store is just awesome.

and this would be fantastic to receive too:

Brownstones Tea Towel in Yellow by Claudia Pearson.
I usually gravitate towards green for my kitchen, but
lately I'm LOVING yellow! :)

A short but sweet list today.

Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's the little things...

Like watching my little family enjoying the outdoors.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Zany Zoo

Have you read that book, 1 Zany Zoo? My kids LOVE that book. My husband does an awesome voice for the zookeeper. Chances are, you probably haven't read it- I think it was a free in a box of Cheerios (that got passed down to us from a cousin- Thanks Aunt Julie!).. But still. Very cute. I had been wanting to take my kids to the zoo for what seems like FOREVER. Finally, FINALLY(!) we were able to go this year. We went on Barry's spring break. Nope, he's not in school, he works for a University. :)

Anywho, we all had a lot of fun, despite the weather being HOT, especially for springtime here in the good old Midwest.. But you know how wacky our weather has been this winter/spring, I'm sure. 

On to the pictures!! (In just a second..) Because- Ohmygoodness. My husband pet a shark. Yes that happened, and YES I was wayyy too chicken to do it. I had to document proof for that one!

The penguins were my absolute FAVORITE part of the trip. We spent a really good amount of time watching them dive and swim and jump out of the water. We were laughing so loud at them. They were just awesome! My daughter said "Wow" twice. Once, to the penguins. Another time, to the bats. I couldn't get a good picture of them, but there was an enormous bunch- they looked like a bunch of bananas!- all hanging upside down from the ceiling cuddling and sleeping together. They were actually kind of cute. (Never thought I'd say that about bats!)

And oh man. Lions. They are SO FREAKING LAZY!! We read that they sleep and/or rest about 20-22 hours a day. I never knew that before, but hey- you learn something new everyday. :)

Anyway, we all had a ton of fun at the Indianapolis Zoo, and if you have the chance to go- it is a great time. I even went there on my bday with my hubby before we were married. We saw a lot of younger people and couples with no kids this time around. :) Reminded me of us.

Have a great day! Thanks for letting me share.