Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snowy Sunday (The sequel to Winter Wonderland)

Cue the Christmas music! It's still snowing- I love* it! It puts me in a great mood. It is totally worth driving 2 miles-per-hour on the road so you don't wreck, or walking carefully so you don't fall and injure your tailbone (not fun, trust me), or rushing so the snot doesn't freeze to your nose. Ahh, winter.

* By "I love it" I truly mean I LOVE IT, I wasn't being sarcastic. Just thought I would clarify that for you. (Thanks, Jared for your inspirations to use asterisks. And Beth for inspiring to me to take sideways pictures.)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I had wished that it would snow- specifically while Jared and Beth were her visiting. And it did snow. 2 days late. Here is the snow in all its wet, flaky glory:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Before & After, and A Very Big Boy

I did Beth's nails last night- here are the Before and After pics:



And I had to throw in a picture of one VERY large baby boy. (Notice how he is about to out grow his carseat. I am taking donations for a new one.)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Grammy knows

Grammy won! She saw Hansie hiding in the pillows (he likes sleeping under anything he can get under- clothes from the dryer, pillows, blankets, etc.). Congratulations Grammy, you didnt win anything, but you get the satisfaction of seeing your Granddog.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Can you spot the hidden object???

Can you find the hidden object in this picture?

Leave a comment (by clicking where it says 0 comments, duh) and tell me what you think it is. (You can do it anonymously by not signing in- but tell me who you are in the comment!) I will post the answer soon!


Carter has discovered faces! They are his new favorite toy. It is quite interesting when he grabs on to your lip and pulls as hard as he can (or you hair, or your nose, etc.). (And he can't wait to pull on his Aunt Beth and Uncle Jared's faces when he meets them for the first time!!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Cute chubby baby picture:

Power hat:

Courtney's new Gel nails (I did them last night):
The end.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Peaceful Baby Boy

I know a baby, such a baby,

Round blue eyes and cheeks of pink,

Such an elbow furrowed with dimples,

Such a wrist where creases sink.

"Cuddle and love me, cuddle and love me,"

Crows the mouth of coral pink.

Oh, the bald head, and, oh, the sweet lips,

And, oh, the sleepy eyes that wink!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I did my very first gel nail! Its kinda similar to acrylic, but without the smelliness. Its supposed to be a better product, so I was excited to start. Anyway, I decided I better practice on myself before I try it on someone else, and it turned out great! I sculpted a nail instead of using a tip (sculpting is manipulating the product to create a nail with a form and just the product, a tip is something you glue on). Sculpting is supposed to last longer because there is no glue to break down. Here is how it turned out:

I only did one because I can't stand to have long nails! I will just have to look silly for a few weeks.... Oh well. Who wants to be my next victim?

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Guest blogger!

Yay! I get to be a guest blogger on Function Loves Form. I know you are jealous! Keep checking on there to see what its all about!

Nap Time

I was talking to Beth on the phone today while Darek watched Carter for a little bit. I heard Carter start fussing, so I went to rescue Darek and I grabbed Carter. I continued talking on the phone while I tried to calm him down so I could put him in his swing to take a nap (that used to be the only place he would nap!). I sat down in the rocking chair and after a bit I looked down and Carter had crashed. Sometimes the best kind of naps are the ones in moms arms.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Giggly Man

This video is hilarious. If it doesn't make you smile, you are a grump. (This was the first time I have ever heard him laugh like that!)