Feb 21, 2013


Let me catch up by dumping my iphone pictures...
these are so random, 
but such is life...

Instead of blogging, I have been sorting and organizing all of the girls' photos...
every baby, preschool, toddler, school, soccer, T ball, ballet and life portrait.

I got this in the mail...

and then went.
(just a little fun info...one of these girl's dad is a professional football payer)

One our favorite italian restaurants closed not too long ago.
The bad news is the couple who owned it divorced.
The good news is that the man opened another small restaurant very close to our house.

We have a new favorite!

I had a date with Jerry Sienfeld...

and he was great!

I have been stalking Instagram. 

Love seeing my girl!

My furry babies got haircuts...

and I made hair bows.

I dug through our cedar closet to find a dress for #3 to wear to a party.
At first she was disappointed  because I wouldn't buy her a new dress,


in the end...

she was gorgeous
I love hand me downs!
This red velvet dress is from my sister in law.

I have been searching for a rug for our bedroom. I cannot find anything I love enough to commit to.
I really wanted to get a sisal carpet, but I am so afraid of that natural material because 
Mr. Bubbles has several scratching posts that are made of the same material.
I can just see him thinking he had won the lottery when we unrolled a room size scratching post.
I think I have finally decided on getting a carpet cut and bound into a rug...
now I just have to pick the perfect color.

Another Valentine's Day has come and gone.
I am not a fan of Valentine's Day. I think it is so blown out of proportion.
I have girls.....trust me.
Art and I keep it simple.
He has been in and out of town for two weeks, but still took the time and picked out the most beautiful coral color roses.
(He is at the Charlotte airport as I type and will be home in a few hours!)

Lola wore one of the girls' old hairbows for Valentine's Day.
I am so glad I kept them all!

Barrett made Valentines for the first grade class she is an assistant in.
That was fun!
We haven't made Valentines in such a long time.

We have a mole in the yard and Charlie is determined to "get" it.
I am very very tired of washing doodle feet and mouths.

Bubbles is very very tired too....
the boy enjoys his sleep...
in front of the fire...
on the dog bed.

I guess he just gets so worn out from staring at things all day.

We had snow last weekend. 
It was beautiful.

We might have icy roads in the morning.
I know someone who would love a two hour delay!!

Feb 1, 2013


After twenty three years of having the job of driving three girls around...

I just got fired!

Here is #3 leaving for school on Monday...

after a good little lecture about the roads being wet, traffic, radio listening,
speed limits, school zones and so on (and on and on).

The rules are that when she gets to school she is to call me, so that I can stop worrying.

I texted her to remind her,
just in case she forgot. 
She didn't call, but  texted back... 

I didn't even get to hear how her first drive to school went until she got home!

I have never been the kind of parent that handed over car keys as soon as any of my girls got their driver's license. For now,  #3 will only be allowed to drive to school and back.
We will continue to build and add to that as the weeks go by.  
She also will not be allowed to have any one in the car with her for a while.....
I do not care what the law says.

Tuesday we had to drop the car off at the shop to have one of the windows replaced.
Although it looks like a new car, it is not. It was previously owned, but very well taken care of.
Like with all things used, there are a few little things that need to be adjusted and fixed.
The passenger window squeaked and popped when it was rolled down, the dealer just decided to replace the entire thing since the car is still under warranty. 
They had to keep the car for two days. 
 #3 was so disappointed.
Not so much.