Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

She's a Spunky One!


"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."
— Maya Angelou

Man, this totally sums up my little girl! She is so full of life, confidence, freedom, Independence, joy, and just spunk. She is certainly a force to be reckoned with, and I love this about her. I will admit that it certainly makes life *challenging* at times, but damn she knows what she wants and that is SUCH a good thing!

She doesn't hold back and her spirit is incredible. She knows no limits and the world is definitely her stage. I do believe she is filled with greatness and will kick all the ass necessary to make sure her life is good. I will help her along the way to make sure my baby remains filled with confidence, joy, and certainly lots of spunk.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I've been feeling somewhat idle lately. I've also been feeling a bit melancholy. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that I'll soon be entering into a new decade of my life. For so long I've focused on the well-being of others and neglected myself. So now as I cross the bridge into the 4th decade of my life it is creeping up on me that I really need to broaden my focus and acknowledge my own needs. As a woman, as a mom, and as someone with, well, less than stellar self-esteem this is something that is incredibly hard for me to admit, let alone act on.

But I'm making an effort to be more authentic and more kind to myself. I won't lie; this requires constant effort and finding balance is so not my strong suit. It is much easier for me to be sarcastic and self depreciating. Yet this is something that I know is essential for my health so as I transition from my 30's into my 40's, I'm {slowly} transitioning my mindset.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blink of an Eye

My baby turned 2 the other day. TWO! Where did the time go???

I can't believe how fast these two years have gone by and wish I could stop time. This little angel is so amazing, so happy, so sweet, and so much my everything. He has developed such a fantastic personality and I love watching him enjoy his world.

I hope the next two years, heck the next 10 or 20 years, don't go by in the blink of an eye.

Happy Birthday Beautiful Baby.