Scenes from our life as of late...

The newest addition in my childcare brood.


It's heeeeerre......

Oh, what it does to me.

BFF's :)

Pizza and movie with Daddy (someone needs a diaper change, and I'm pretty sure it's not Daddy...)

Sneak preview of Tessa's Halloween costume in the works.


Just a bunch of stuff 'n fluff.

Yeah, I gave up on the shred stuff a long time ago. Just to let you know.

James is still in Kuwait....but only for 10 more weeks. Then he'll be home FOR GOOD. RIGHT, JAMES?

Tessa's awful. Just kidding. She's cuter than Suri Cruise and her stupid haircut. Granted, she's already into her "terrible twos" and she's not quite 1 1/2. Parenting is hard, guys. Not that I thought it wouldn't be, but you just can't possibly know until you're thrown into it. Constant, constant, constant, constant, constant. That's what life with a toddler is like; nothing in moderation. Everything is done with the greatest of conviction, and then repeat that 94 times.

But every once in a while you get moments like *this :

Me: Hide it under a bushel..
Tessa: No
Me: I'm gonna let it..
Tessa: chine
Me: Hide it under a bushel..
Tessa: NO
Me: I'm gonna let it..
Tessa: N..ine...
Me: Hide it under a bushel..
Tessa: CHINE
Me: I'm gonna let it..
Tessa: Pooh.

....and moments like this:

....and a little of this:

..and they're just so freaking cute.

*singing one of the verses to "This little light of mine"


I'm back.

I'm alive. I just have not been motivated to keep up this blog. Not that I want to get rid of it or anything. I haven't really been taking many pictures...and my brain...well, it's pretty much fried.

So, let me just give you an update.
James came home in January and was home for a month. It was amazing having him back home. And to see him playing with Tessa who had changed so much since he saw her last....it was THE BEST.

James left for Kuwait at the beginning of March and he'll be there for another 6 months. Sigh. Here we go again.

But here's some more photo updates :)


Ahh! I'm posting!

This was fun to me:
  1. Rock Star name (first pet name, current car): Sarah Pontiac
  2. Gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite shoe): Caramel Pumps
  3. Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal): Yellow Dog
  4. Soap Star name (your middle name, city you were born in): Anne Clinton
  5. Star Wars name (first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name): Harje
  6. Superhero name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Teal Pepsi
  7. NASCAR name (first names of your grandfathers): Barry James
  8. Dancer name (favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Inis Snickers
  9. TV news anchor name (Last name of 5th grade teacher, major city starting with the same letter): Basset Boston
  10. Spy name (favorite season/holiday, favorite flower): Spring Daffodil
  11. Cartoon character name (favorite fruit, article of clothing you are currently wearing): Pineapple Sweater
  12. Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast this morning, favorite tree): Waffle Willow
  13. Movie star name (name of first pet, first street you lived on): Sarah Bromley

James is home, by the way :)


This bothers me

This morning I came across this.
I'm not a fan of mormonism, but I've got nothing against people who are mormons. Just to put that out there.
Mormon of the year? Really? I don't care what your faith is.....that just seems wrong.
Christian of the year....yeah, that weirds me out just as much.
What makes someone "mormon of the year"?
"I nominate Susie because she did the most mormony things this year."
Am I missing something? Please, someone help me understand.