Friday, April 30, 2010

to know HER is to....

love her dearly......

Dear God, 
We are praying for specifics AGAIN.....
A little extra TLC and a whole lotta PEACE, COMFORT, & UNDERSTANDING for us all in the ways of dealing with cancer.   
Depending on YOU, 

we love you mom!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

if only...

i had a big enough yard.... i feel sure daddyc would install one of these

or if i knew how to sew, i could save a boat load of money but lose a boat load of time...which is more valuable? 


via mintdesignblog
if only my biggest chocolate puppy was in fact STILL A PUPPY would be dreamy, he was this stinkn' cute too! 
still is in a old man kinda way...
OR whatif only i put the camera DOWN....would i enjoy the moment MORE or would you miss the moment by not having it to recall upon time and time again when my memory is failing me?

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if only i was HERE, would i EVER come home ? you are right i just got home from the beach....must RELAX....rinse and repeat... 
relaxing is NOT easy for me to do but it sure does help me knock out house and family chores...i will admit, its good to be home, all things clean, be back on 
our" task (whatever that may be for the week) and put back to "normal" bedtimes, etc. included....i wish that organized staple (or ocd nature) was NOT ingrained so deeply in my being, i really really do....
Cabo San Lucas 038
on a whole nother LESS peachy note....

 my mom is BACK in the hospital AGAIN.... Dad took her yesterday morning and she will stay put for a couple days.... same ole' story of blood loss.....where, why?  same ole' answers unfortunately...... say some prayers!  Brookwood is taking good care of her.

I am off to take boys to school (2 of the three anyway) and head to a 9 am meeting and then gym and then back to a 11 am meeting.....I am already tired of meeting!!!! THe overcast weather deflates my motivation times 100!  Hopefully i can muster up some? wish me luck.

Monday, April 26, 2010

traveln' LIGHT

while its NOT the ONLY way to go...... it is for sure the lighter, less stressful way to go NO DOUT!!  Daddyc and i packed our bags and got away this past weekend leaving the whole village in charge of our 3 boys and 2 dogs..... IT TAKES THAT!  But this is the FIRST time i have ever left them with anyone but my parents and GUESS WHAT, i was happy for them as well as myself, everyONE had a wonderfully filled fun weekend!!!   And i feel for sure our Allie & our Mimi will enjoy time ALONE........
Seaside is a great place for anyone looking to get away!  highly recommended by me.

We wasted NO time getting to the beach......some grabbed a mile high stack of magazines and others.....had more important things on their mind.....
NO NOT beer, although; that did NOT fall far behind......
'cause we would HATE to be out of touch, wouldn't we?  i pretended he was phone OBSESSED just in case our boys needed us. wink wink.  NO, TRUTH be told he was playing good music through the iphone not chatting.....i think we enjoyed our first 4 hours in is a good thing!

while we did NOT have our own cabana man, shoot! next time. i think we both enjoyed the time away from being our boys and dogs life long cabana men more than anything....

we enjoyed the cutest seaside cottage, perfectly made for TWO.

we loved seeing the wedding events going on, wait.... I enjoyed seeing the wedding events going on.  Daddyc was so very glad he wasn't having to attend ONE!  

Great food.

great drinks

FABULOUS charm that was endless....
And LOOK NO BABIES to disrupt our train of thought..... LIFE WAS iS GOOD!!

while the red bar IS NOT charming in the very least.... its good food and GREAT ole' memories!!!

we were thrilled to get back home and see our brood.... I think the boys are glad we are back, i KNOW the dogs are glad we came back!  Hope you got to enjoy the weekend with your PLUS ONE....I hear the sea side in general was "going on" this past weekend with a wine festival on one side and mullet toss on another BOTH of which i would have loved in a yuppy & redneck kinda way...Next trip. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

miss me

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while i don't have to think very hard cause' i am counting days until i VACATE with my plus one this week....and will be cruising around seaside with my significant other NO boys in tow on one of these i hope!

so fun if it actually has a cute basket like this... i will stow something away there i feel for sure!

So i think i will end my week today with you all!  I am a busy bee and have things to get DONE before i take my beach bag and RUN!!! Have great weekends and MISS ME WHILE I AM GONE.... 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the house that NEVER sleeps

on sunday; after a sick day at our house for some, we CELEBRATED my littlest niece's christening.....
we were thrilled to be there and watch this very, very special moment in her life.....
i edited out the specifics so that no one manages to sneak over and put this little pumpkin in their pocket or WORSE, their car!  so the invite was quite beautiful but my editing makes it appear off a little..... 
FYI:  i took the above photos with my phone so there was NO flash and I DIDN't take my camera into the church....don't hate, appreciate that you can NOW see how beautiful my tiny weeny niece in her gown!
And after we were so blessed to see her being presented and accepted to the Lord himself, who i feel for sure already loves her more than anyone else and who is with her ALL the time ("living in her heart" as my monkey would say) and helping her to grow graciously with all HIS tender, love, and care and her parents good guidance.
Dear baby caroline,
we love you and are so very proud of you.  
you continue to amaze us everyday!
all our love,
the smith clan
we headed to shoal creek for a most fabulous luncheon in this angel's honor..... i even love the GUARD GATE at shoal creek, so detailed, so "kept up" as us southern gals would say..... 
NO ONE slept on the way out, all 45 minutes out there were PURE JOY for two of my sleepiest/teething babies, a sick daddyc, and a "WAY OVER IT MAMA"
but i knew we had a treat in store so we stuck it out and braved the screaming and i wasn't about to miss baby caroline's special day for anything, not screams, crying, losing one baby in the woods.... NOTHING Was going to ruin my enjoyment for caroline.... EVERythING as i imagined was PERFECT!!!!
the house details had me at the front stairs..... drool baby drool!  
we all drooled over different things...
for some it was the WOODS, the endless WOODS!!!
and luckily we dressed for tree climbing, no dout!
others drooled over their BIG DADDY...
the rest of us DROOLED over the star of the show, miss caroline elizabeth herself!
i was not about to LOSE my TURN with her.... PRECIOUS and PERFECT in all her glory!
how perfect to cover the water glasses when set up outdoors? always thinking.....
every little detail was just fabulous and PErfect placed just as i imagined!!!!
and y'all know I LOVED the ruffle on the throw sucker for a pleated ruffle!
Me & symmetry are two peas in a even, so tailored... YES, please!
i love the large windows and elegant moulding for a fancy room like this...
this was my most favorite room of all, the FOYER... it had wonderful lighting from the warm sun, and i love all the doors!!!
the cake... lACE & pearls, what more could a girl want on her cake?
i just loved these serving pieces... whats better than silver? SILVER & WOOD MIXED.  i'll take two (sets that is!)

our uncle chris holding one of my babies and about to do a DEAD SPRINT to find the oldest baby out in the still my heart, he is just being a boy???
these two sported this SICK look the whole time....and stuck to that chair!

this guy was a wild man NO LESS....
and as we pulled away we stopped and daddyc let our little hornet take a closer look at what he loves most..... A HEEEESSSEEE (thats horse)
somewhat perfect ending to a very special day..... about 5 second later my middle baby threw up EVERYWHERE!!!!