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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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cousins are kind of my favorite.

can I just tell you how much I love my adorable cousins? they are growing up… it’s insane. my cousin, sloan has her first boyfriend! it’s baffling! I remember changing her poopy diapers… her mom would realize she’d pooped and she’d giggle and shout, go find sara! funny part? sloan would come find me… I was pretty much the master of poopy diaper disposal at the ripe ole’ age of 12. sloan, now in high school… won’t even look at g’s little tush! haha…

now reaganne on the other hand, is in heaven with little g. she’s been my little shadow… grabbing bottles when I need them, taking photos for me with my camera… matter of fact, as I type this, she’s got g on her lap and she’s talking to him and feeding him so he’ll go to sleep. I’ve already told her I’m going to stuff her in my carry-on… because I’m pretty sure after having her help for the last two days… I simply cannot go back to living without her. reaganne was always the baby that was glued to me… I will never forget the second summer I came to see her, she couldn’t have been more than two years old… she saw me… stood up and took off running… I was shocked that she remembered me… and even more shocked when she attached herself to my leg and hugged so tight I thought she was going to cut off the circulation! she was MY baby… I don’t care if my aunt did carry her for nine months. ::silly face::

garrett, sloan’s twin… (literally)… doesn’t know what to think 0f g. I’m sure he loves him, but he’s a teenage boy. he’s more interested in defcon 5 or whatever game he’s playing. he’s the sweetest boy I know though… so considerate of others. I have to hand it to my aunt and uncle… they’ve raised quite the bunch. garrett as a baby had the most contagious laugh you have ever heard in your life, I guarantee it. I was telling him about it today. it was a straight up belly laugh. and it would go on and on. I’m laughing right now just thinking about it…

I know they’re my cousins… and I’ll be the first to admit how redonkulously partial I am… but they have turned out to be quite the amazing bunch. beautiful, smart, HILARIOUS, fun… outgoing… just fun kids. seeing them and remembering them when they were g’s age just gets me even more excited to watch him grow and see what kind of person he’s going to become. on the other hand though, this¬† visit has also reminded me… how truly fast they grow. I’m going to try and enjoy every minute I can… poopy diapers and crying fits included… what? I did use the word try… heh. going to go back to enjoying these little… I mean uh, all grown up, cutie cousins of mine…. toodloo…

oh and p.s…. here’s a total mama win I would like to share with you…

baby g sleeps on vacation… in his own little porta crib thing. kind of makes me love him even more… haha.

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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: my personality and comfort food…

project 31: day 18 ::day 4::

describe your personality

okay, so I’m gonna answer this in two parts. I know, I know… I never answer her questions the way she writes them. I can’t help it! just the way my brain works.

things I like about my personality:

– I’m kind-hearted. I really do wish/hope for the best for others.
– I’m loud. I love that I’m never ashamed to be loud.
– I’m easy-going. guess it’s the california girl in me.
– I’m silly. poop jokes make me laugh for dayyyyyyssss. what? it’s funny!
– I am a good friend. I’m loyal. especially to my favorites.
– I’m dependable.
– I love hard.
– I care about the little things (this can be good and bad.)
– I’m a talker, but I also like to listen.
– I can usually find the positive in almost any situation.

things I don’t like about my personality:

– I gossip. too much.
– I can be judgemental. (I’m really working on this one.)
– I can be sensitive sometimes. take things to heart.
– I am wishy washy about my future. (HATE THIS.) I have no idea what I’m going to do with my life. time passes, whether you do something with it or not… time just keeps passing!
– I am so emotional. I’m really working on not being so emotional. I am kind of over crying when I’m happy/sad/indifferent.
– I get intimidated easily. which is redonk because most of the things/people that intimidate me are really not that intimidating. (I know, I totally just contradicted myself.)

so there you have it. I have to say I’m much more comfortable with who I am as a person these days… but I’m still young… and there’s still work to be done. overall, I’d call myself a sensitive outgoing crazy person. sound about right? hahaha.

project 31: day 19 ::day 5::

Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)

I have lots of comfort foods. when I was pregnant it was macaroni and cheese… because some days it was the only thing I could keep down… and most days it was just the easiest thing to throw up. now though, you couldn’t pay me to eat the stuff. it makes my stomach turn just thinking about it. my go-to comfort food… is peanut-butter toast. I LOVE melted peanut butter on bread. to die. it’s making my mouth water just typing it! thankthelordjesus I’ve already had my lunch. teehee.

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project 31: beautiful cousins and things that make sara happy.

project 31: day 16 ::day 2::

Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life. Tell her what beauty means.

this one is hard for me. I was thinking about it all day yesterday and just could not even begin to sum up what beauty means. I knew who I was going to write to… my beautiful cousins sloan and reaganne… but what does beauty mean? I’m not even sure I know. I know what beauty is defined as… but what does it mean? well, here’s what I came up with…

dear sloanie and rea rea

I was about your age when your mama had you. your mama wanted the both of you (and garrett) so much. she prayed for you everyday… and when she finally got you, she was so beautiful! she was glowing with pride and love… and she was so happy. you were here. beautiful, healthy, babies. and rea rea, you were such a lovely surprise! I spent my summers back then visiting with you… getting to know you… changing your diapers, feeding you, cleaning! (your mama was such a chore enforcer! she was hardcore!)… I was in love. what am I saying? I’m still in love… with the both of you!

to me, beauty radiates. it’s not always instantly visible… but it’s in ones actions and words. you can make yourself an incredibly ugly person just with your words. guard them. use them wisely…. treat people well. treat animals well. treat the earth well. this will only enhance your beauty… because let’s face it… you both are incredibly beautiful girls… and I’m looking forward to watching you grow into beautiful and kind women.

I love you both very much… and I cannot wait to see you this weekend! (g’s super excited too!)

Sara… who smells like strawberries. (reads with a lisp…)

project 31: day 17 ::day 3::

Write about 3 things that make you happy.

1. this guy, right here.

baxter makes me incredibly happy. I feel like this guy is my little furry soulmate. this dog was meant to be my dog. he’s been the best dog I’ve ever had by a long shot… and I’ll tell you, he’s lucky I feel this way… because he’s not a well-behaved dog… AT ALL. ::bows head in shame:: when I got him, I was going through a rough patch… so, instead of focusing on training him, I took advantage of all the cuddles he was willing to give. regardless, I will have this dog until the day he (we don’t say that word about baxter.)… and I’ll love him like crazy until then.

2. driving.

sounds weird, right? I blame my dad. from the time I was about thirteen, he had me driving on back roads. it was a big time bonding time for me and him… we would talk about everything… so now… if I’m bumming or need to think or need to TALK… I jump in the car and drive. it’s relaxing for me. detox, if you will. I know, I’m a weirdo. but on the other hand, I suppose there are worse things. I also really enjoy cars in general… random fact about me: classic car shows kind of make my heart flutter with excitement. I even like the smell of them…

3. converse and the beach

okay okay… so, I am cheating a tad, but it’s a combination of both. I used to go to the beach in northern california with my friends all the time. I miss it. I miss the smell… I miss the sounds of the seagulls (they are CRAZY hardcore about food, fyi…) I miss being able to just get out of bed and decide to go to the beach… but converse… well, they are pretty much the only shoes I wear (have been since forever… I’m a jeans and tshirt kinda girl.)… and they sometimes remind of me of just waking up, throwing on some clothes… and heading to the beach. ah, love. dreams. ::sigh::

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missing you on valentines day.

okay, so obviously john hasn’t gone anywhere… but I miss him. badddddd. I would not trade grayson for anything in the world… and john working nights has saved us money and given me peace of mind… seeing as he’s home with g when I’m working… but we never see each other. I mean never.

if you know my husband at all… you know he works six, sometimes seven days a week. he works 10-14 hour days (nights)… and then he comes home, watches g… and when I get home, he has to go to sleep. oh yeah, and he’s working on his mba… which means on mondays and wednesdays, he goes to school and then goes straight to work. we see each other in passing… but that’s really, about it. it’s hard. harder than I could have ever possibly imagined. and military wives, I have to give you serious kudos… because honestly, I don’t know how you do it. at least I know he’s coming home every morning.

I spend many, if not all of my nights alone. it sounds nice for a loner-esque type chick like me… but the problem is, when you don’t want to be alone one night… tough. he still has to go to work… and you’re still left sleeping alone and tending to your infant son at 2, 3, 4, 5 in the morning. I’m not complaining… because there are so many families in the united states struggling without jobs… and here I am, working part time because his job affords me that luxury.

I guess all it comes down to is, it’s valentines day. I miss my husband. enough said.

oh and p.s. john, I hecka love you… and fortunately, you’re way worth the occasional bout of loneliness.

happy valentines day, lovey.

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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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lazy sunday.

lazy sundays are rad.

that is all.

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iphone photos: week 12ish…

monday was bumbo impersonator extravaganza… little man sat in this thing for what felt like forever! it was tons of fun watching him. he was cracking up… and baxter kept walking up to him… I could see his little doggy brain trying to work out what was going on… what is this? why is he sitting up? I’m not sure I like this. that was pretty much the highlight of the day. we did lots of just hanging out.

this is so so cute. I heard them on the monitor while I was getting ready for work. I walk in, john’s got the teddy bear we built grayson at build-a-bear when he was still in the belly… he was making it dance and grayson was holding his head up just laughing away. plus, I think g is uber cute in just a diaper. this happens to be a bumgenius elemental aio. I used to hate them, but they’ve grown on me… and ribbit is the color he’s wearing, it’s my fav bg color…

wednesday was my day for organizing! holler. I finally got around to cleaning my poor neglected caboodle and makeup brushes. I LOVE that caboodle. when john and I first got back together I talked about it all the time… he took me to macy’s one day… told the girl at the mac counter, I’ll get her whatever she wants. make it fun for her. I didn’t know this until we were checking out and the girl said, you’ve got a keeper. john’s not huge on romantic gestures… but I’d say that one hit the spot.

thursday was g’s four month birthday… and the day for him to visit the dreaded eye specialist. all in all, it ended up being not a bad day… until I tried to fold laundry with g on my lap… he was NOT enthused! (but of course he cooed all over his daddy.)

friday was my long day at work… the second I got home, I couldn’t strap that baby on me fast enough. I love my beco… it’s my favorite of my babywearing gear. not to mention, the cutest… john ended up going out for dinner with a friend, and g fell asleep pretty quick in the beco… so, I got to spend my night happily perched in front of the tv to catch up on all my girly shows. it was a whole lot of fantastic.

here’s daddy’s photo of the week… day one of eye patching. john said it lasted all of about twenty minutes (it’s supposed to be an hour a day…) it’s definitely gonna take some getting used to. john sent me this photo to make sure I got to see him with his first patch on ::big sigh:: I need to find a patch that’s a tad more fashionable though, there is nothing cute about a boring band aid! (other than the little baby underneath it, hehee)

that’s all I’ve got for this week… see you next week!

oh and p.s. did you take photos with your camera phone this week? you should join in on the fun and link up at amy’s blog… it’s fun to see all the other mama’s photos… and as amy says, the more kids that come out to play, the more fun, right?

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g-hawk to the eye doctor… and beyond!

actually, we didn’t go anywhere “beyond” the eye doctor today considering they put drops in g’s eyes to make them dilate… but it sounded cute… in my head anyway. anywho, here’s what took place…

we got to the RUDEST, most unhappy doctor’s office on the planet, twenty minutes early. so, of course, g got hungry. I was anxious so I asked john to feed him… I didn’t want to pass that tense energy (she’s a hippie!) onto g… especially when I was anticipating that it may intensify as the appointment when on. so, john made jokes, I laughed… and we took this photo.

we were then moved, like a small herd of cattle (I was afraid someone was going to pull out a whip or a border collie to make sure we moved fast enough.) down a teeny hallway to the exam room. the nervous nancy nurse checked us in… so you’re the parents? is this grayson? grayson, right? she then cooed a little at grayson and disappeared.

two seconds later, the most self-absorbed doctor I’ve ever met walked in. he introduced himself (didn’t even shake our hands, I HATE that.)… grabbed some tools, opened g’s eyes as wide as they would go. g was not a happy camper, to say the least. g doesn’t make much noise, he’s a pretty content baby… even at the regular peed’s office, but he was screaming. oh you’re fine, mr smartiepants inlovewithhimself doctor kept saying. it was taking every ounce in me to not stand up and rip his hair out. (as I type this, I am envisioning it… awh.) he then yanked the chart from the nurse (who was writing in it at the time…) and told her to put drops in g’s eyes… I’ll see you in fifteen minutes. and with that, he was gone.

we waited our fifteen minutes. john finished g’s feeding while I tried to be patient… fifteen minutes came and went. we went back into the exam room… and dr smartiepants told us the dealio. he’s farsighted, which is normal for babies… but his eyes are not the same on each side. one is 3.25 and one is 5… so, anything above 1 point difference, we consider substantial. I’m going to have you patch his good eye (right eye) for one hour everyday. I’ll see you back in four months. the good news? worst case scenario, he’ll have to wear glasses. should correct itself though with the patching since your peed caught it so early. (he then explained that if we don’t do the patching, the bad eye will probably turn lazy, and then we have bigger issues.) ::happiest dance ever:: have to patch his eye for four months and may possibly in the future have to wear glasses? that’s a “worst case scenario” I’m more than happy to live with… much better than I was expecting.

as you can see, grayson was not very affected by the appointment. haha. by the end, he was sound asleep and ready to be on our way. so, long story short… our baby is going to be just fine. hooray.

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