in layouts this month!
(i asked els if she looked different here and she said, yes. my hair is longer now and i used to eat more food back then.) wah, she's officially lost her babyfat :( makes me so sad!
for two peas:
(another baby/toddler picture!)
this one's title work was copied from a wells fargo ad. i guess it's supposed to be about saving money and retirement, i like mine better. -gosh that pic is horrible though. can you tell cali is starting to get some grey weather?!
and a halloween one of the boys from a few years ago. you know i love me some themed product :)
i cannot believe halloween is in a few weeks! i am a big fan of recycling costumes so i am HOPING the kids are gonna go for that too :) kira was jessi when she was 4 and i am so mad that we got rid of it as elsie is requesting jessi this year. ugh. out of the 15 princess dresses she has, she has to pick the cowgirl?
last weekend. he's been traveling quite a bit lately and it's good to have my other half back home with me! he walks and drives the kids to school for me in the morning so that i can stay indoors with elsie in our jammies. and while he was gone, racing to get everyone out the door- not an easy task. i always pack lunches in the morning, even though the night before would be more practical. i am not a morning person. i will tell you that i drive in my pajamas :) just getting out the door on time is good enough for me. and of course we happened to run out of coffee and instead of just ordering some online, i did the thing that we haven't done since july- go to starbucks! we got this machine and it has been so wonderful for us to just make our own coffee at home and not spend a fortune at starbucks every week. my week was just off. besides being exhausted in general- i tend to stay up till the wee hours and then have to wake up for school in the morning- vicious cycle...i found myself missing conversations. it's just not the same to converse over email and texting. i miss my daily need to unload every detail of my life and our kids lives to my husband. it was emotionally exhausting as well. thank goodness for my inlaws, who live nearby, i frequently visit them to keep my loneliness to a minimum. and to let elsie unload some of her energy and chattiness onto other family members :)
but ahhh all is well back in our household. we are complete.
that our new jac website and jac blog are live now. many days and nights were spent pouring over this project. happy to share now. the new blog will start to fill up as we post some shoots we've been saving up. and this one will too, as thoughts of the future of this blog are starting to emerge. :)
i wasn't going to put any pics up but blog posts always look lonely without them. she really was on the phone here. it's blurry because she moves alot when she talks. kinda like in a little dance way. she's genuinely happy here and that makes me happy.
the boots have returned.
the current hype with the new toy story movie coming out has our girl digging through the boy's toy story toys for jessi the cowgirl. much to her sadness, her pink cowgirl boots no longer fit, but she tells me these pink ones do. they are from the end of 2007! it's the end of 2009 now! they were big before so i am guessing they must still fit? whatever, they were the best $11.00 i've ever spent.
toy story brings back all kinds of memories for me! we own about 3 or 4 of those big buzz lightyears that talk. and nuuumerous other toy story memorabilia. the boys were born during the 1st and 2nd movie releases. i have vivid memories of sitting in our east coast apartment, watching them over and over as the weather was horrible and we only owned one car. i could still pretty much recite the movies by heart. :) i miss my boys being so little! sometimes :) they are turning into these little social and sporty boys these days, but neither of them never outgrowing giving mom and dad a hug and kiss. love that. :)
i'm sorta embarrassed to say elsie found this easter bunny in the freezer today. :)
and she ate it :)
not the whole thing, though she really wanted to! i had to portion him out for the next few days! :)
i also wanted to update y'all and say that i am temporarily saying goodbye to twitter and facebook. i think twitter will be completely gone but facebook will make it's way back in my life in a week or so?? i just found them to suck so much time out of my day and i was feeling horribly guilty. i'm hoping to not have my phone attached to my hip-- just be free of it and use it for what it's really for! i knew even BEFORE i got the iphone it'd be addicting and i was right! it's been allllmost a week and it's felt wonderful :) i realize that facebook can be a great tool- if i can keep a realistic balance. twitter, i find a hard time envisioning a balance as i am the kind of person to have all my emails read and unchecked within minutes of receiving them. with twitter, i can't stand to have more than a few 'tweets' that i haven't read. see the addiction? i'll have to break it to cam's teacher (who is trying twitter for the first time with his class' parents) that one of his 2 followers will no longer be following him, LOL.... chris and i felt so hip when we raised our hands in class that we knew what twitter was. :)
so there should be lots of updates via blog and scrapbooking from me, with all that free time and all :) and perhaps it's time to start sending letters in the mail, like real mail through the postal system- everyone loves happy mail for no reason, right?
ps: isn't it sad that it's october and we are still sporting sundresses and tank tops?! wah!