Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Life in Bullet Points

  • My thoughts are unorganized more than usual today. So I'm going to use bullet points to insure this post is more like arranged words than word vomit.
  • Ev is still adorable. My gay friend Cam told me she could definitely "go Gerber." (If you get that joke, you are awesome!)

  • My parents came down to see our place and celebrate my birthdayness. Since everybody knows that birthdayness can last as long as you want it to. (Once December hits, I usually concede to the holiday fever)
  • Ev still loves "football."

  • I think this is proof that Evelyn loves her Grandpa Puffy more than she loves football.

  • We drove up to Portland to see the rug rats at the Zoo again. Seeing those kiddos never gets old - we just have too much fun.
  • Case in point:

  • Peter Parker who? Cole Burnett is the REAL Spiderman!

  • Evie looks good in hats too.

  • Ohhhhhh the Face! Need I say more?

  • On my birthday, I made Evie wear this shirt. She practically begged me to let her wear it again on Thanksgiving. I obliged, of course.

  • Simply Lush

  • Grandma Jordan and Aunt Jillian came to visit us too!

  • We also celebrated my birthdayness (no surprise there), shopped, took walks, played games, and snuggled with Evie. Ev had so much fun getting so much attention. She hardly wanted to nap the whole time.

  • Despite Ev's face in this picture, she loved just laying on Jillian's lap.

  • Melinda and Gram got me a jogging stroller for my birthdayness. IT IS AMAZING. I love it! We have been gone so much that I haven't had a chance to use it a ton, but I've had a blast this week learning how to use it.

  • Ev's first ride in "our" new jogging stroller.

  • Evie only has one ear that is pointy now. Strange, yeah? Here is a picture of the "normal" ear. She really is a good mix of Nick and I. She got the weird from me, the cute from Nick. You're welcome Ev!

  • Cardigan + Peter Pan collar = Adorbs!

  • Don't worry, Ev is still rockin' the fur vest.

  • Gymboree called, they need a model.

  • Evie is not a picky-eater. She will pretty much eat anything I give to her. I have also started giving her oatmeal in the mornings with a little bit of cinnamon. She LOVES it.

  • My sister Darcee helped me find this Cheetahlicious Kim K-inspired head bow at Marshalls for a couple bucks. I actually bought it for myself, but it looks cute on Evie too. Win-Win!
  • Also, Evie loved being squeezed on by Aunt D-Roll and Uncle Slim Shady during TG break.

  • Evie wore her Christmas dress the Sunday after TG. Seriously? If Gymboree actually does call someday, the Evster will be ready for her close-up. I cannot wait to see her in this dress for the next little while. (Thanks Grandma She-She)

  • Justin Bieber's Christmas album is off the hook! The Busta Rhymes cameo on Little Drummer Boy is just fab.
  • Michael Buble's Christmas album is also amazing. His voice is so buttery that he just made my Singers-that-aren't-really-hot-but-are-now-hot-because-their-voices-are-so-sexy list.
  • I've also made more pillows. I'm still sweating away on the Project Apartment details. Still got a lot to do, but hopefully I can post some pics soon.

  • Ev is STILL adorable in case you were wondering.

  • Found this recipe HERE and LOVE it. I've made a few changes here and there. (Add garlic, grilled chicken, occasionally whole wheat pasta when Nick doesn't notice, etc.)

  • I eat this for breakfast every morning. It looks nasty, but it's delish! 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1 tsp. brown sugar, sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. Pomegrantes are my new favorite fruit I think. I seriously love them.

  • Here we are! I wanted to use this for our Christmas card, but Nick didn't shave and I didn't really plan the outfits. So hopefully we can get someone to come over and snap a cute picture of us looking fly for our Christmas card.
  • PS Having a baby makes you care about a lot of things you didn't use to care about. IE: when it was just Snick, we couldn't have cared less about a CC. Why is that?

A bientôt!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bright Star

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art-
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen Mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors-
No-yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to her her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.
- John Keats

Thanksgiving was so good to us. Such a wonderful day full of gratitude for all we have. Like John Keats, I have a bright star. Sometimes I find myself wishing that she won't change, especially when I read poems like Keats'. Somedays I just want her to stop growing forever and just stay chubby and squishy.
I guess I just want her sweetness and innocence to "live ever" unchanged. That said, I look forward to next Thanksgiving and the one following that etc., because I know that wherever we will be and despite the trials we may be given, that we will have so much to be thankful for.

And it wouldn't be a gratitude post without my favorite Bright Star. He is the most steadfast of anyone I know and he inspires me to be better everyday - for that I am thankful.

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for faith and family.
Especially this guy:

I am so blessed to have him in my life.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Flashback Friday: L'Amour

Over three years ago, I stood beneath the Eiffel tower like this:

I went to Parc Disney on my 21st birthday with this guy:

And these girls:

And these girls:

I met a French-speaking Buzz Lightyear:

I stood in front of Sleeping Beauty's French chateau:

It was a good birthday:

I went to Versailles on a rainy day:

I sat on the sidewalk kissing this:

While I watched this:

I saw Quasimodo's bell tower:

And Notre Dame:

I walked Pont Neuf with these beauties:

And posed for pictures:

And posed for more pictures:

I ate pastries:

And saw Nike of Samothrace:

I visited the Louvre:

I walked the steps to Sacre Coeur:

And went inside:

And then posed for more pictures:

I ate macaroons from La Duree:

I saw the Arc de Triomphe:

Sometimes I can't believe I got to experience so many things with my best friends and love of my life.

Today I wish I was back in Paris.
Can you tell?