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weekday getaway to cloth diaper heaven… and g’s new tricks!

last night, katherine and I decided the time had come to venture to the sustainablebabyish studio in mass. I scurried as fast as I could to my keyboard, typed erin a facebook post… and when she didn’t respond within her usual two seconds, I emailed her… she got back to us and hooray! it was on! katherine and I decided to head out around lunch time – aka nap time… to have a nice ride… this was a complete success… everly and grayson were both passed out until we arrived… there was a hiccup or two… it rained today and my windshield wipers decided to break – LAME… so we had to stop by the vw dealer to get them replaced… luckily it was a quick in and out… holler!

it was an awesome day… being surrounded by that amount of fluff… and not just any fluff… SBISH fluff… was overwhelming for me. I’m glad I limited my amount of spending before I got there because honestly? I was a kid in a candy store. I did, however, end up leaving with a nice surprise… a cutie patootie go go baby diaper bag. I got it for two reasons a) it has GIGANTIC G’s all over it… g for grayson of course! (ha, yes… nerd here.) … and b) it’s green and I’m pretty sure john will prefer wearing it over my fabulous cherry juju be… katherine got to add to her sbish stash… I know she was stoked on that… I can’t wait to see miss everly in her new wool…

oh yes and erin! just as nice and helpful in person… she did a lanolizing demo… ON MY WOOL. all kinds of awesome. they are drying as we speak. can’t wait to use them… I now own every color of wool sbish has other than berry…. and everly has those… I’m ADDICTED. there. I said it. moving on…

here’s g… looking almost unrecognizable to me! he never looks like this… I’m pretty sure he was getting sleepy at this point… poor little guy… it ended up being a long day for him and an even longer night for me! he just got to sleep and it’s 11:00!!! not kosher!

here’s everly being her cute little sociable self… she told erin’s five year old son she wanted to kiss him. she’s kind of adorable. that one.

here’s g-man during one of his ninethousand wardrobe changes… the kid was on a ROLL with spit up today. seriously. he’s lucky he’s cute…

here’s the group at the end of the day. hi erin! can I just say? this pic is total motivation to continue dieting. ::cough, cough:: grayson isn’t pictured… he was already in his car seat…

all in all? awesome day. the car ride was loads of fun chatting with the always enjoyable katherine… and making it through a day trip with a four and a half month old and a toddler? I’m feeling a lot more confident about having more one of these days… just a thought. haha.

in other news… g has taken to rolling over… ALL THE TIME. which has officially put me on serious edge at night time. he rolls on his belly and shoves his face into the mattress… it scares the crap out of me! I hate it. seriously. I keep trying to roll him back over and two seconds later he’s back on his belly. he’s obviously ok… but it scares me. I’m super stoked he’s hitting all his milestones on time though… I can’t complain about that one.

oh and p.s. have a couple of adorable videos I need to post from tonight. he was SO happy to see john. they had a full on conversation where grayson exclaimed, “DADA!” I’m pretty sure I died from pure baby cuteness…

that’s all for now… gotta go check on that rolling baby of mine. see you laterrrrrrrr… oh and p.p.s. check out sustainablebabyish … they’re kind of amazing. nighty night!

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week 14ish: iphone photos…

this has been a really insane week… I’m exhausted… but I will tell you, it ended on a good note. john and I had date night last night… thanks to katherine and jon… holler! but we’ll get into that farther down in the post… sorry we’re late this week!

sunday was awesome. it was our second full day with our family and we got to go to fatz… have you been there? FREAKING DELISH. as you can see, I had to take pics. calabash chicken? um, yes please… cinnamon bread? um, heck yes. it was delightful… dieting while in south caroline? FAIL. but I’m totally ok with that…

monday was full of hanging out with the fam… including tuna (I’m highly allergic to cats, if you didn’t know…) who I call frito… doesn’t he look more like a frito? anyway… this cat is HILARIOUS.

tuesday ap and I went shopping… it was our last full day in south carolina… so we went out to dinner that night… you can tell by her face in this pic we are DEFINITELY related… I am a super goober, just like her. love her… I miss them all so much already.

wednesday I didn’t take any pics… it just ended up being an awful day. between flying home, finding out arrow had died, and getting a gnarly stomach bug… you should be happy… thursday was more of the bug… so, I skipped the pics that day… too….

friday it was back to work… this kitty? highly adorable. made me very sad I was allergic. I wanted to snuggle him… and the flowers were a condolensce for arrow. my boss didn’t want them hanging around so I got to bring them home… I thought that was so nice! our clients loved arrow, too. the bottom pics are from g and I’s trip to target… he was not super stoked about it… as you can see… but, it was worth the fits here and there. target makes me happy inside.

oh and this? I came home on my lunchtime… gooberlicious family of mine (notice the fact john has the same face on in every picture. thanks for playing along love… hahah)…

saturday this week was a bit of a hallelujar we made it! kind of day… I went to work in the morning and came home to g’s fabulous new eye patches thanks to emily bilbrey over at uff da designs on etsy! don’t you love it? I could die from cuteness alone… best part? g totally doesn’t mind them!

saturday night was ALL KINDS of amazing… john and I got to go on a date… what? yeah… thanks to the fabulous katherine and jon who watched g-man for us, we went to a comedy club and saw the always hilarious tommy johnagin… seriously funny… and jessi campbell (female pictured next to tommy and me photo) HILARIOUS… I’d never seen her before… but she was so funny I had to buy her cd. I literally almost peed myself laughing so hard at one of her bits… seriously. bottom photos are of me and katherine. she’s one of my favorites… (but I think you already knew that…)

so that’s it for our week! did you take photos with your camera phone this week? join in on the fun over at amy’s blog (the linky thing HATES me…)… the more the merrier!

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week 13ish: iphone photos

hello! we’re coming to you from sunny south carolina. I love it here. I would live here if I had the choice. it’s all kinds of fabulous… and don’t get me started on the food. I’m pretty positive I will gain at least five pounds this week. we had a pretty good week this past week. my schedule for work was weird because john was going on a business trip and I was going to south carolina… so, john ended up only sleeping three hours from mon-wed… bless him. I’m telling you right now, that guy’s a keeper.

here’s g on monday afternoon… there is no way! he was going to go to sleep… no naps for me, mama!

apparently, persistance paid off… I came back in the room about three minutes later and found this. love him.

happy valentines day! john brought home roses for me… but what got me was the card he addressed to me, from grayson. so weird I’m a MOM! it made my day… even though daddy was behind it. it’s nice to be reminded you’re loved and appreciated.

had to do some patch therapy later in the day… he’s getting better at tolerating it, thankthelordjesus… but he still didn’t last long. he was asleep in no time. (he’s wearing a bg elemental in the artist series, isn’t it cute?!)

tuesday ended up being my long day at work because I needed friday off so john could go on his business trip… john got bored, so he brought g to see me! it was definitely a highlight in my day!

poor baxter needed his butt squeezed (ewwwwwwwwwwww)… so john brought him with him. poor bax, looks like he’s being tortured…

apparently, his anal glands were redonkulously full… (aren’t you glad I’m sharing this with you…) so they had to hose him off. I’m not gonna lie, we were cracking up… like I said in a previous post… anything poop related cracks me up!

it was cutie-kitty day…. look at that face!

these kittys are brothers and they got neutered on the same day… they wanted to recover together. tell me they aren’t the cutest things you’ve ever seen…

I don’t know what stage g is in… but it sure is a fun one. the kid is happy ALL THE TIME. the only time he grouches about is when he’s hungry or has pooped… I’m pretty sure I gripe during those times, too… hahaha

lots more smiles and errands filled wednesday… overall it was a pretty rad day.

thursday john flew out of state for a business trip… he sent me this pic via text once he got to his hotel. he’s so stinking cute. I love him.

we sent this photo to daddy later in the day… to show him what he’s missing… hehehe ::evil laugh::

this right here, my friends… was HILARIOUS. katherine was so kind to take g and I to jfk on friday night… what did I do? I locked my truck keys in the house. so, she had to four wheel it over into the neighbors driveway to get us out. um, can you say katherine is a rock star? yeah. I think so too.

oh, hi mama… I know it’s 3am and we’ve been traveling all night… but I’m pretty happy to see you.

daddy daycare pic of the week:

g has made it a habit to fall asleep on his playmat midmorning everyday… well, john thought it would be a great idea to make a baby tent. then he sent me this while I was working. I died. I’m pretty sure I’m still laughing right now… he’s hilarious.

pretty rad week. how was yours? you can link up with your photos too… the more, the merrier!

link up over at amy’s blog… (the linky thing pretty much hates me…) toodloo for now! see you next week!

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project 31: dear katherine.

project 31. day 15. ::day one::

write to encourage a friend. inspire her beauty.

the second I read this, I knew exactly who I was going to write to. katherine. it was no question. because to me, this post translates as: write to a friend you find beautiful. inside and out. I guess it’s different than that… but that’s where I’m taking it. so, there. if you’ve been following my blog at all, I’m sure you’ve heard me mention her, a time or twenty. and though I’m lucky enough to have more than one beautiful girlfriend in my life… this one has been such a breathe of fresh air for me. have you seen “I love you, man?” you need to. highly hilarious… my relationship with this amazing woman always reminds me of the relationship between paul rudd and jason segel in this movie… insta-friends. sometimes when you know, you just know… but I digress. get to posting already!

dear katherine,

I thought a lot about this post. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to express what you mean to me. you’ve been such an incredible friend to me this past year. you were one of the first people I told I was pregnant… and you kept me going as I puked my way through it. then, when g shocked us by coming a month early… you were right there to support me. reassuring me that nothing I think/thought/did would shock you. you were so real… so nonjudgemental… such a true friend. I cannot even begin to thank you for that.

there is something about you… that I can’t quite put my finger on. you’re obviously beautiful. you’ve created a beautiful little family. I cannot imagine you being married to anyone other than jon ::could you guys BE any cuter? I mean seriously::… and everly? don’t even get me started. I’m pretty sure she’s the most beautiful, smart, inquisitive little girl babycakes on the planet. no question. you did that.

you have the most contagious laugh. I’m pretty sure you could infect the friggin’ grinch with that laugh of yours. you know who you are… which I think is rare in our age group… and you never apologize for that. which I love. you are the easiest person to be around… fun, relaxed, HILARIOUS… you are such an amazing mother. you should be so proud of yourself for that alone. you’re always there for everly, but you also take time to take care of you… which I think is essential in being the best mama you can be. but honestly, I’m pretty sure you’re the one that taught me that. your blog is so much fun to read because you write how you talk… which cracks me up. I can literally hear you when I’m reading your posts. oh, and our tmi talks… they provide a much needed daily dose of comic relief!

there is no need to inspire you’re beauty… you are easily one of the most beautiful women I know. inside and out… but I thought I would let you know just how incredibly grateful I am to have you in my life. I’m totally looking forward to what our futures bring. I hope you know, I’ll be right here, giggling along with you.

I love you, brosef…


katherine is a twenty something wife to a husband of many years, stay at home mom to a sassy little girl, sarcastic, burrito loving, tattooed woman who loves her family, friends and a glass of wine… go visit her at: the flowers in her hair.

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