Saturday, July 16, 2011

oh my god i'm getting old

so i am being "cool" chillin at home on a saturday night and i'm looking at facebook (don't be jeal). I came across this picture above - it is from the night Pat and I got engaged....I had just turned 22!!! I look so young....i was so young and i can't help but think how fun and easy this time in my life was

and then i saw this picture...which i will admit i thought was a flattering picture (in all of my spray tanned glory)...but Jesus H i look so old. I mean i have wrinkles...and that baby in the purple? oh yeah she is mine!?!?

i can't get over it. How are we 22, drinking beer, having New Years parties one day.... then, what seems like the next day -you are sitting at home on a saturday night looking at m-effing one piece bathing suits online while simultaneously checking the baby monitor and facebook???

i am kind of freaked out by how fast time goes by. This february will be our five year anniversary - the top picture was a little over six years ago. We have been dating for 10 years in October....Our baby is 7 months old already. I mean seriously! Stop! This is all going by way too fast.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

groundhog day

Apparently i am a total creature of habit....I have been coming up with all of these "new ideas" for blogs that i should write about things i am currently loving and every time i start, i realize i already wrote about that thing i loved last year.

For instance - whatever those golden cherries are called - I'm seriously obsessed with them. They are like tiny little peaches and the color is just to die for. i wanted to write about those but i have already been there and done that. Ummm i am also in love with my pink hydrangea bushes in my backyard. A friend of mine is having a baby girl any time now (she was due on tuesday) and i am dying to make a big pink bouquet for the new addition - BUT i already wrote about those last year when they bloomed and included pictures.

So what else? oh recipes. I'm pretty sure i make all of the same things from season to season, but just in case i haven't already posted on this...try it and you wont be sorry. I can't risk this amazingly blurry cell phone picture going to waste!
I went to our little local farm and bought: avocados, grape tomatoes, english cucumber and a red onion. I had fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil, and parmesan at home. I just chopped everything up and mixed it together in a bowl. I let it sit in the refrigerator for about an hour.....then i grilled chicken (with Lawry's, montreal chicken seasoning, a touch of cayenne, and a drizzle of olive oil.
i chunked up the chicken and mixed everything on my plate. Because i like sauciness and giant heaps of delicious food.... you could easily serve this as chicken with a side though.

it might be a repeat but whatever - pretty sure most people arent checking the archives.....actually i am pretty sure no one is really reading anymore since i hae been so lax with posts - but thats another issue.

and just to make sure that this post is sufficiently random is a picture of me making a REALLY stupid face trying to get Ashlyn to smile.

and you are welcome.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

6 months!

i started some big time rumors on facebook with this much as i would like to claim that ash is a baby athlete genius early bloomer (which she kind of is), she definitely can't walk yet. She can however stand when propped up against something and her ballerina form is pretty much amazing :)
here i am trying to be a baby photographer again. I seriously love these little blocks too. They were a gift from my lovely friend amanda and she got them at if you are interested.
my little ballerina, just loungin'
eating her shoe...

and just being sweet.

just getting back....

We went away to DC for the 4th of july t visit clint and tara (pats brother and his wife) and we had so much fun. I could 1o0% live in DC. We walked around old town, went crab picking, saw some fireworks, hung out at the pool, got tan, the boys golfed....It was an all around super fun weekend.
ash loves her gorgeous aunt tara...
I managed to pull of the "human babyshield" that blocks my humongousness pretty well in this picture. UGGGG - i love this dress but every time i wear it and then see pictures i want to die. I look like a linebacker.
and here we are on the couch just waking up. Ashlyn is totally shakin what her momma gave her. She has one caaaaaute little bubble butt.

and seriously is there anything better than a baby in just a diaper?...Yes.... A baby in a diaper taking a picture with their cute dad!

hope you all had a fabulous 4th of july.