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Finally a moment to breath and somewhat gather my thoughts! What a week it has been! This past week (leading up to Memorial Day) was a busy one if there ever was one as I was working OT for 5 days straight to get our productivity level to where it needed to be to have that extra day off work. Sweet Pea left to venture off to good old Katy, Texas with my mom to meet her cousins for the first time. She had a BLAST of course. After a minor 'kerfluffle" with the afternoon pick up from school, my mom got Sweet Pea on Thursday afternoon so they could head out to the Big T later that evening. After an uneventful flight they arrived safely in Houston and were ready to play! My dear cousin Damon, has a daughter that is 6 months younger than my Sweet Pea and the girls already talk to each other on the phone, however, they had never met so both were JAZZED about seeing each other face to face. I happen to think my cousin is the bee's knee's so I was pretty jazzed about the kid getting …
It's been awhile since I've written here. Not for lack of things to say or thoughts but more like a lack of .....inspiration perhaps?  Or just some cohesion. It's hard somedays/times for me to find an ending place to all my ramblings and musings and come here to get them out.  somedays (like today) they are better done in list form the past few weeks have been amazing. not for any particular reason other than I am just really enjoying my time. time spent with Sweet Pea, time with Babe and time with my girlfriends. It makes me wholemy birthday is exactly 3 weeks from today. I'll be 32. that doesn't even sound right.I haven't bought shoes in almost a month. got a few cute dresses though. but no shoes. this saddens me. I have few things in the works in progressing toward my dreams that are making me very excited. Forcing myself to just DO them is a whole other story. working on that though. letting go of fears and just going forth with grace.this lady once again made i…

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It's almost time!!

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Our 1 year wedding anniversary is coming up quicker than I'd ever imagined it would. Can you believe it's almost been a year since this happened? I certainly can't. I spent most of 2010 wishing it would speed by and get to July and then it happened and now it seems like it was just yesterday!
We've been trying to decide how to celebrate for a little while, where to go (if anywhere) and what to do.
How do you mark one year of marriage, 13 years of friendship and 9 years as parents?
We tossed around many an idea.
Go back to Cabo? Try someplace new? Stay local?
We definitely didn't want to spend a ton as summer will be in full swing and it gets pretty busy with all the birthdays and family activities that happen.
And we did want to go somewhere
( my only requirement is that there is a pool so I can lay out and relax)
I wasn't too particular about where exactly so long as it was he & I for at least 3 days.
Well, the verdict is in and it's official!
Come July…

mothers day 2011

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Being a mother is the greatest job in the world. I am so blessed to have my Sweet Pea and thankful that she changed my life when and how she did. I don't know what or where I'd be without her. This year was Mother's Day was a bit different. My girlfriends and I decided a few months back to take a day off and indulge in a spa day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. I invited a slew of my "mommy friends" to come and hang out at the Spa for the day and just RELAX. Something most of us women fail to do on a consistent basis what with all the mothering we have to do. The lovely thing about Glen Ivy is that because it's a hot springs you don't necessarily have to have any treatments done to enjoy your day! However they were offering some great specials and thanks to my wonderful Babe and my dad I was able to book a  Spa Detox package!! 80 glorious minutes filled with a Swedish massage, a sugar scrub and a body wrap plus a visit to the Grotto. D-VINE!!
ahhh!  I enjoyed every minute …

royally entertained

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whew! I am a whipped sister! This past weekend we had the pleasure of watching two sweet young'ns and they wore your girl OUT! As the mother of an independent, self-entertained 9 yr. old I was not at all prepared for what it would be like to have a 15month old and a 3 month old for 3.5 days. OH.BOY.
Cute aren't they? Yeah I was duped by those angelic little faces as well. Sweetest little ones ever and I was happy to do a favor for our dear friends the Pierre's so they could celebrate their anniversary sans kids but I forgot about that whole babies and not-sleeping-through-the-night thing. Fun for me. Kingston (the oldest) was a great sleeper. Puts himself down when he's good and tired and I dig that. Although  I  we didn't get a whole lot of "rest" for the weekend we had a blast "refreshing" our baby skillz. It's been a while since our Sweet Pea was just a wee one and I realized a few things 1) I totally take her self sufficiency for granted 2) sleepi…