Saturday, January 30, 2010

My trip to Marshalls . . .

Yesterday I was able to go out-and-about all alone!  Imagine that, time to myself outside of this house.  It was nice.  I went to Marshall's and tried on a bunch of clothes.  And truth be told I have the weirdest thoughts in my head when I am in the dressing room.  I'm constantly saying to myself, "Oh what a cute dress/shirt - I hope it looks cute on!" And then a few seconds later as I am slipping it on I adamantly say to myself, "Don't fit, don't look good!"  I don't have the luxury of buying new clothes, as cute as they might be!  So I settle for trying them on for fun - just to see what it looks like; but every-so-often I find something that I am in love with and I just can't resist!  And then I have to battle it out in my head, "Buy it, just get it, it's so cute on, you really do need something else other than the same clothes you're wearing . . . "  And then instantly I hear another voice in my head that's much more practical, much more in-tune with my reality as a stay-at-home mom, "Seriously Misty, where will you wear this, to pick Nicholas up from school, go grocery shopping, walk around the house?  Be real, put it back.  It's not fair of you to buy something and not getting anything for Jay.  And you know good and well you can't afford to get something for the both of you."  So in the end, I put whatever it is back . . . and hope that the person who buys it appreciates it as much as I would if I had made the choice to buy it.  I walk over to the children's section and sift through all the cool and cute clothes they have.  Cool for Nicholas and cute for Noah.  Immediately I select one item each for Nicholas and Noah.  I walk straight to the register and pay for it!  I do this without a second thought, and although it isn't in my budget to do this nor do the boys really need these items I get them anyway . . .  because I never feel guilty about stretching my budget for them.

Nicholas got a Hurley t-shirt and Noah got a pair of plaid Ecko shorts! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A love of Blogs . . .

I am easily inspired by the blog I come across . . . and it's true, I will admit, I have a fettish for surfing the net and looking at blogs.  I love photography blogs, food blogs, and crafty blogs.  I could spent ALOT of time just browsing through, what I believe to be a talented bunch of strangers.  Strangers that so openly share their life in the form of photos, recipies, and the things that they create.  I am a homemaker and I find that these blogs have helped me and encouraged me to be better at what I do everyday.  Especially the food blogs, I get tons of recipies and ideas that now have become a favorite in our home.  So now I'd like to share with you the links that have so inspired me . . .

Joy the Baker - a cooking blog
Becky Higgins Recipies - a cooking blog/ scrapbooking blog
Gourmet Mom on-the-Go - cooking blog
Savoring the Details
Memories on Clover Lane
Beneath My Heart

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Project Life Tuesday Photos

As I was editting and gathering the photos for my project life album I realized it was a very "filled" week, despite the rain.  It felt like we were couped up most of the week, but somehow we managed to squeeze in good times with our family . . . enjoy the pics!

Monday Jan. 18 Went to the movies with my cousins.  The big kids watched Avatar and the lil' ones watched Alvin & The Chipmunks!

Tuesday Jan. 19 Noah eating fresh oranges.  Lucky us, one of the guys at Jay's work is generous enough to have given us bagfuls of oranges and tangerines.  Does he know that our boys LOVE fruit!

Wednesday Jan. 20 Minimum day for Nicholas.  And Noah was so happy to see his brother home earlier than usual!

Thursday Jan. 21 Congratulations to my awesome husband!  He surprised us when he came home and handed us his insert for his helmet with his new title!  We are so PROUD of you!

Friday Jan. 22 Bleh, Bleh, Bleh . . . 5th day in a row that it rained.  Started to get cabin fever!

Saturday Jan. 23 For an impromtu trip to the mountains, it sured turned out to be a blast!  Noah awoke from his nap to snow galore!  We had a good time with the family once again!  Lots of snowball fights, snow angels, and sledding!

Sunday Jan.24 Our tradition after church is to go to mum-mum's house.  I was hanging out with my mom in the living room when I realized it was quiet (this is unusual with my two boys).  Went to go check on the boys and this is where I found them.  Hangin' with their "cool" uncle!  This photo warms my heart, I know how much my brother loves these two boys, and they love him just as much!

*I've discovered a few tricks that have allowed me to use vertical photos that will fit into my project life album, I have also discovered a few other nifty tricks that I am so enjoying!  Happy Tuesday . . . and for now there is no rain!  Yay!

Friday, January 22, 2010

rounded corners

learning photoshop elements . . . and i finally figured out how to do rounded corners on my photos. yay!!!

another pic. of noah - the soldier boy!

Simple Joys

This photo is one of the many pictures included in my slideshow once my screensaver mode kicks in.  I love this picture . . . it reminds me of the simple joys in life.  It reminds me of how much I love summer, the beach, and the fresh ocean breeze.

Noah boy

It's another day of rain . . . ugh!  One whole week of it and now I'm ready for it to be DONE!  I'm dying to take a walk outside - get some fresh air.  Until then, it's indoor activites for us.

Lastnight, right before bedtime, Noah comes out of his room and asks his dad to help him put his uniform on. All of a sudden Noah was chanting, "Present Arms - Forward March!" Too Cute . . .

He definitely keeps us laughing on a daily basis.  Some of the things he says are so funny & witty.  Sometimes it's hard to believe he's only 2 years old. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away . . .

It has been raining here in so. Cal. since Sunday evening.  With the exception of Monday and taking Nicholas to and from school everyday this week I have not left my house.  Do I have cabin fever . . . sort of.  But I like to stay home during this kind of weather and I'm in the middle of a good book, so I'm perfectly fine with being home.

I just sent Jay off to pick up a few groceries.  Yikes - that kinda makes me nervous.  Usually I'm the one that takes care of that, or at least we go together.  But again, I don't like to go out in the rain.  So I just have to cross my fingers that Jay does a good job shopping!

I was looking at my last post . . . you know the one with the yummy andes mint cookie :-)  And yes I will post the recipe.  It is a delicious cookie and I'm so proud that I can make that for my family.  In fact, it makes me pretty darn happy that I bake most of my kids "sweet treats."  Being a stay at home mom has forced me to be more cautious in how we spend our money.  And that includes, even our grocery bill.  In the beginning, I'll admit, I baked because it was "a savings" to make it myself.  Now I actually love that I make things my kids love and look forward to for their treats.  The same goes with cooking dinner.  We don't eat out often - in fact very rarely do we get that luxury.  But guess what, it's okay.  In fact it's a good thing because we've discovered that for the most part we can cook a better meal here at home in comparasion to a meal we'd pay for.  We've all agreed that the best part about eating out isn't even the food, it's that someone else will clean up after.  And that's super nice!  I won't lie :-)  But there are so many advantages and so many good things that my kids are learning from our efforts and our ways of frugality.  They are more grateful for the times we do get to splurge.  It's super neat to see my kids faces when they're able to order an appetizer, main meal, and a desert (although those are very rare occasions).  I am glad to be teaching them and setting the example of appreciating how hard their dad works for us, for me . . . for me to be able to stay home with them.  I know that in the end of all this sacrificing and sometimes even struggles . . . I will have two very fine young men that will value so much more than material things. 

Just thought I'd share.  Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


All the boys in my house love these cookies! I'm not a huge fan of mint cookies, but I have to say that these are pretty darn good. Just as good, if not better than the girlscout mint cookies. And they're pretty easy to make too!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Project Life Tuesday

Photos for my Project Life Album

day 15: Finally made it over to Barnes & Noble to use my giftcards.  These are the two books that I bought and I am so excited about starting "The Help"  I've heard such good reviews on this book.  Thank you Kelly for giving me the giftcard for Christmas - oh how I love giftcards

day 16: We finally openned up your Elefun game.  What fun!  We played a few times before nap and then played a few more times after dinner with bo-bo.  What a fun game for all of us to enjoy with you, Noah!

day 17: Lately it has been nothing but love for mommy!  And I love it, I do.  It's hard though because sometimes I feel like I can't do too much because all you want to do is have me hold you.  But I remind myself, it won't be long before the days come and you won't want to snuggle so much anymore.  I, truly, love that you are a mama's boy.

day 18: How nice that Nicholas chose to buy pizza for us.  It was what he wanted for dinner on this particular night.  It wasn't in my budget but it all worked out because we were out-and-about doing grocery errands after school.  Me and my crazy, loveable boys enjoying some good ole' Pizza Hut!

day 19: Pieces of Noah all over our house.  This is what our house looks like on a daily basis.  I can become overwhelmed sometimes, and on this particular day I felt just that.  Overwhelmed.  Instead of getting upset about all the things left for "mom" to pick-up and clean-up I decided to grap my camera and snap away.  In the blink of an eye these days will be gone . . . my house will be clean and in order just how I like.  And I know that instead of feeling content with my clean house, I'll feel lonely.  So when it's all said and done, it's okay that it's messy, there's plenty of time for clean :-)

day 20: Stayed home all day and rested.  Jay went to Asan Fiesta and the boys and I opted to stay home.  It was such a nice, lazy day.  Jay even went out and bought me Cherry 7-Up for my upset stomach.  I love Cherry 7-Up . . .reminds me of "treat drinks" Shirley Temples!

day 21: I love when we can go to church as a family and although it's difficult for the boys to sit still during mass, I always feel complete when we are all there together.  Jay only gets to join us twice of month because of his work schedule.  When Jay can attend with us . . . it's always a treat after church - donuts!  All three boys love donuts!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Complete Randomness

I am extremely disappointed that the Chargers lost.  I really am.  But I can only imagine how the players feel.  I woke up this morning and thought, UGH, I wish they would've won. 

Noah is napping right now and I am a little ahead of the game as far as my household chores.  As soon as he wakes up we're heading down to Oceanside (yes, eek in the rain!) I'm meeting Nicholas and his cousins at the movie theater; they'll be watching Avatar and I'm gonna take Noah to see Alvin and the Chipmunks.  It's definitely a nice way to spend the day . . . watching moives.

Today while eating breakfast with Noah, I started to make out my menu for this weeks meals.  We've started creating our meals based on the sale ads.  I realize that many people probably do it that way . . . but we've always bought in bulk (Sam's club) and then created our meal menus from there.  I think we were spending way too much money that way.  So I'm doing things a bit different now.  Here's our menu,

Tuesday: Chicken Curry (stew style) and Ham & Bean Soup and green beans (this is really two meals but some in my family aren't crazy for japanese curry.)
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: KFC (yay for coupons!) and all sides will be homemade, red rice, baked beans and/or scalloped potatos, and coleslaw
Friday: Leftovers

Lately we've been only cooking once or twice a week and then using the rest of the days for leftovers.  It's been working out fairly well . . . and not to mention we're not wasting food or money.  And I am very big on not wasting.  I am interested to see how much I will spend this week on my groceries. 

I know that this is such a random post.  But today that's just how I'm feeling - random.  Tomorrow is the day that I post my Project Life pictures so stay tuned :-)

And here's a picture just because I don't want to post without sharing this picture of my "sweetheart"

Noah, you have my heart always!  I love you!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thoughts . . . and it's a long post!

Today I went to the bank to pay our mortgage.  Every month when I walk in there I always ask if they're hiring - I ask this because I have banking experience and because they're closed on weekends.  I know that sounds weird but I'm not flexible enough to work the weekends.  Every time I ask they're never hiring, everytime but today.  Today they're hiring a loan officer - a full time loan officer.  The teller discloses the hours to me and I instantly start doing the math and start thinking up what time I'd have to drop Noah off at childcare.  And then it hits me, I'd go literally from spending just about every moment of the day with Noah to missing him about 50 hours a week.  50 hours - 50 hours is a long time to be away from Noah.  And although Nicholas is a bit older and he could walk to and from school on his own, I'd be away from him too for the same length of time.  I don't know if I am ready for something like that.  But on the drive home from the bank I kept calculating how much it would help financially, (and yes I'm doing all this and I haven't even applied - much less get an interview.  You see what a planner I am!).  Working outside of the home and being a mom is such a give and take and I'm so scared to give away these precious times that I'll never get back with Noah.  And this is all coming from a stressed out overwhelmed mom who, in this past week, has felt like a break away from all this would be so nice.  I feel this way even now as I type this, I feel this way because currently Noah is at a stage where he is so clingy to me.  He wants to sit on my lap in the mornings when I'm having my coffee, sit next to me at dinner, sit on my lap during relaxing time when we're all watching television.  He's hugging me when I jump on the computer, he walks around hollering for where I am in the house - when he finds me he says, " I wuv you mommy, where you at? I calling you."  And yes it is so super sweet that my son adores me this much, that he wants to love on me ALL THE TIME!  But naturally I feel overwhelmed.  I mean, I can't even go to the restroom without him knocking on the door and asking if I'm coming out now.  Oh but please, don't get me wrong because I'm blessed, I know that I am so truly blessed for all that he is to me.  And I also know that one day he won't want to hug so much, much less sit next to me at dinner.  Maybe I just need a night out, a movie night with Jay.  And I just thought to share this picture of us taken last weekend . . . isn't it appropriate for my post.

And right now I'm just feeling so purpose - less.  And surely that isn't even a word.  But that completely describes how I'm feeling these days.  I know I am a mother to, two wonderful, energetic, and healthy boys and I couldn't be happier to have the role as their mother.  And yet sometimes when I'm driving around town doing "mom errands" I see these woman driving as well - all dressed up, all doed up going somewhere because, in my mind their off to a paying purpose.  And sometimes I think that all my concern over purpose and whatnot stems from helping Jay on the financial front.  I don't know.  Because at the same time this is also the girl that did all those calculations in her head regarding how long Noah would be in childcare and away from me if I applied for the banking position (which by the way, one should know I, so, dislike banking!).  I keep thinking in my head . . . I want a job that revolves around my need to still be here for Noah during these precious times.  And I say need loosely because to me and to my heart it feels like a need.

It's nice to release these thoughts from my head, because seriously if I tried to express it to Jay I'd probably become so extremely frustrated I'd just cry. 

Okay, well thank goodness for Jay being home tomorrow and Sunday.  And I look forward to church on Sunday and the Charger game.  I always look forward to going to Oceanside for church and to see my family.  All my cares and concerns literally are washed away by the faces of family and being in church.

Have a good weekend.  I'm sure I'll be stopping in during this long weekend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

{I Wish You Enough}

I Wish You Enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good- bye.

Just wanted to share. I'm printing this out and hanging it in our kitchen - it's the wishes I wish for Nicholas and Noah.

{1 month til' v-day}

Yes, can you believe it! Valentine's is exactly one month away. I, so, need to put my heart's up. Noah and I painted hearts last week and I need to get them up and hanging! Every year I have ideas to decorate for every season and I never follow through with it. This year, because my word of the year is do I really want to get the house decorated. Not gonna do too much, but I have a few ideas that will add a little love touch around here!

I love his smile - it melts my heart a million times a day! How lucky am I!!! To be able to spend these days with him.

Noah's little fingers painting the hearts. He loves to paint and he's great at it too!

I've been discovering these awesome crafty websites lately and I love sharing! Here's one that I found that has some super cool ideas. I love the baby burp cloths - how chic and very useful. I'm all about that! Go here to check it out!

Happy Thursday to each of you.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

{cool website}

Just wanted to add this link - it's fantastic and I've found myself browsing and getting ideas since I've found the site. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tues. Project Life

i've decided to join in on jessica's project life tuesdays. i started my project life dec. 28 so that means my week will be from mon - sun. some of my photos are repeats as i have started to share in previous posts. enjoy!

day 8: morning routine. breakfast before school. noah still in his jammies - nicholas in his school clothes. the transition back to school from a holiday break is always tough for nicholas.
day 9: coffee dates . . . i always look forward to when jay comes home and we can sit and have our morning cup of coffee together. it's our time, sometimes quiet, sometimes not, nonetheless it's our time to "catch-up" after his shift.

day 10: nicholas and jay were home sick. we all lounged around the house and it wasn't until later in the evening that the two "sick boys" started to feel a little better. well, better enough for ice-cream after dinner. here are our handsome guys chummin' it up for the camera. noah, of course is such a hoot!
day 11: we dropped the boys off at mum-mum's and went to our tax appt. as a trade (wink, wink - babysitting for dinner)! i brought lasagna, garlic bread, and a tossed salad for our dinner. nice to see everyone during the weekday, even if it was for a short visit!
day 12: i caught nicholas reading on a FRIDAY night! Yay, yay, yay!!! This is huge because nicholas dislikes reading. He's reading LT & Me, it was a christmas gift to my mom & kelly boy. They each finished it within a week's time. such a good and inspiring book - so glad that nicholas is enjoying it too!
day 13: let's go chargers! this is my wonderful, happy world! we were on our way out to a birthday party (theme: wear ur favorite team jersey/colors!) i was all over this, as i'm sure anyone would guess! we had such a great time - and it was fun to walk into the party sportin' our favorite nfl team - especially since they're doing so well this season and in the play-offs! good luck to them this sunday!
day 14: ahh! my coach person. i love it! it was a christmas present from mom & poly. i finally got to exchange it and i couldn't wait to get home and switch out my purses. problem is, it's so gorgeous inside i was so reluctant to put my stuff in it, for fear i'd get the beautiful lining inside (it's pastel turquoise) dirty. have i mentioned how grateful i am and how much i love it! even though the purse is worth far more than the contents inside! hehehe!

Friday, January 8, 2010

{updates and some new things}

i wonder, often, if anyone even reads my blog. and after some thought about it, i've decided it really doesn't matter. it's nice if both family and friends stop in from time-to-time to check in and it's okay if they don't. because although i'm using this blog as a tool to communicate and share photos and news of my family, it has become an outlet for me. it has, at times, served as a memeory keeper (of sorts). i've been able to look back, since i've started this blog, and review photos and things i've written about my family/kids that i would have otherwise forgotten. this, in many ways, is a scrapbook journal for me . . .a place to express, write about, and post photos of my life as i choose and as it happens!

word of the year ~ i've read about this idea a few years ago on this website and thought it was a neat concept, in terms of resolutions and goals for the year. the idea of choosing a word of the year to focus on and implement into your life can be really effective. it's a word that you should select that you'd like to apply into your life this year. for me, i've thought about what things i'd like to improve on this year, some things about myself i think could be changed to myself and my surroundings better. so much of the time i say things i'd like to do, i express my ideas and dreams, but that's it. nothing. i don't do anything about it. it can be big things/ideas or it can be the littlest things - but nothing ever comes of it. this year want to focus on the word {do} much the same as the nike logo - just do it! sometimes i overthink things, over analyze situations and this has paralyzed my ability to {do} things. well this year . . . i will focus more on the {do}ing!

day 9: coffee dates . . . i always look forward to when jay comes home and we can sit and have our morning cup of coffee together. it's our time, sometimes quiet, sometimes not, nonetheless it's our time to "catch-up" after his shift.
day 10: nicholas and jay were home sick. we all lounged around the house and it wasn't until later in the evening that the two "sick boys" started to feel a little better. well, better enough for ice-cream after dinner. here are our handsome guys chummin' it up for the camera. noah, of course is such a hoot!
> day 11: we dropped the boys off at mum-mum's and went to our tax appt. as a trade (wink, wink - babysitting for dinner)! i brought lasagna, garlic bread, and a tossed salad for our dinner. nice to see everyone during the weekday, even if it was for a short visit!

i wanted to share this really cute idea for a sign at the door. i am going to try and do this! check it out!

happy friday!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

{cool finds}

the boys (jay & nicholas) were home sick today from work and school. and although i had plans to run errands today, i decided to stick around with noah to nurse them back to good health. they're both feeling much better. i, on the other hand, am starting to feel a little of the body aches that jay was experiencing. ugh!

on a somewhat productive note, i was able to steam clean the carpet in the family room and, of course, surf the net. i found some cool ideas and thought i'd share . . .

homemade heart shaped cookies in a homemade box! i'd love to try this!

i thought this was pretty clever. a cd envelope with a single cookie inside. what an awesome way to pass out valentines!
who doesn't love candy. and what a nice way to package them up!

*update on my project life endeavor - it's going very well. i've had it on my mind alot these past few days and i'm really enjoying the process, and enjoying the little journaling part of it too! i'm contemplating doing something similar with all the photos i took last year, 2009, but in a monthly format.
i'll post my updated "daily pictures" tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

{some random thoughts}

today while i was standing in line at wal-mart the lady checking out in front of me pulled out her "go green" reusable shopping bags. and i thought to myself . . . now that is something i need to commit to this year - bringing in my reusable bags instead of having the stores use their plastic ones. so that's one thing i resolve to do this year; think green alittle more when i walk out the door!

while at wal-mart i picked up the first batch of my photos for my project life album. and truth be told . . . i was a little disappointed in how they turned out. the quality (some were from my cell phone camera) and some were just plain dark. oh well. i'm have to resist the urge to "fix" it because it is what it is; besides i'm hoping that through this picture a day process for an entire year, i will become a better photographer.

and just a quick share because it had me smiling each time i thought about it today. a conversation between noah & his dad:

jay to noah, "noah you need to start being a better listener when we are talking to you. if you listen then you won't get in trouble. but if you choose not to listen then you'll get yourself into trouble. so what's it gonna be noah? what are you going to choose?" noah looks right at jay and says, "i choose the blue one daddy." oh for the love of a 2 1/2 yer old :0) needless to say, i bursted out in a laughter that has kept a smile on my face all day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

{happy new year!}

the boys are finally down for the evening and i have some downtime. or some time to jump on here and "catch up!"

all day today i have been so excited about my new project life album. i was able to put together the first week - i still have to print the pictures out. but i feel so happy about having done the journaling and inserting them into the album. so yay for that!!!

i can hardly believe that it's the year 2010! time/life goes by so quickly - too quickly. i always have this urgency to hold on to the moment, yet i contradict myself because i can be an obsessive planner. hmmm. crazy i know!

i'm a bit reluctant to make resolutions. only because i don't do well with upholding to them. but in everything there is always room to improve yourself - and what better time than the start of a fresh new year. i think, though, i'll ponder what changes i'd like to implement into my life this year - especially before sharing.

but let me catch up a bit on how we spent our new year's eve and the beginning of 2010:

we spent almost 4 days in oceanside. we left new year's eve afternoon. we went straight to selm's so that i could spend some quality time with her and the kids could hang out! i did my baking and selm and i just chatted away! it was so nice! once i finished up my baking the boys and i loaded up and headed to the firestation to visit jay and drop off some baked goods. then we were off to ring in the new year at auntie bea's house. lots of fun and laughter there! we then spent the next few days drifting back and forth between my mom's house, auntie bea's house, and selma's house. it was fun and we even snuck in some impromtu visits to the firehouse while jay was on duty. that was so nice! noah loved seeing his daddy at work :0)

and it was fun to come home to our house - but as usual the transition back to school was rough - but not as bad as before. at least there were no tears about getting back into the routine of things.

on another quick note . . . i can't seems to retreive my day 4 photo and i'm super bummed. it was of jay and the boys at the firestation while we were there for a visit. hmmm. but so far i've been enjoying the process of taking a photo a day! i'll have to post what an actual finished week's worth of photos looks like. in otherwords, what an actual project life photo album layout looks like.

okay so i'm gonna wrap it up!

project life photos

i have tons i want to write about; catch up on what we've done this past week. but i have little time because i'm playing catch up with housework, laundry, my project life album, and just things around here. so for now i'll post these photos that are a part of my project life album. i'm so excited to do this!

day 2: dinner with the santiago's! so nice to have them over! we had a great time chattin' it up, laughing, and letting the kids run around and act crazy. def. need to that more often!

day 3: woke up and decided that i needed to get a haircut. jay really couldn't tell, but i got 2 inches cut off and had the stylist layer my hair. i love it! it feels lighter, and so much healthier!

day 5: woke up to a lazy day. had breakfast at mom's and then headed over to auntie beas for round 2 of may-i! of course i just donated my money, as we all know i'm much more of a talker at the card table than i am a strategizer :0)

day 6: spent the afternoon at selm's and then headed over to make rosketti with rose. here's a photo of my swirly twirly rosketti and rose's stick rosketti. good times! it was nice to hang out with rose and "catch up"

day 7: came home from oceanside to find my project life kit on my doorstep! woohoo! so happy and so excited to put it all together and start fillin' it up with "my life's" photos. here i am checkin' out all the contents!

day 8: morning routine. breakfast before school. noah still in his jammies - nicholas in his school clothes. the transition back to school from a holiday break is always tough for nicholas.

*i'm having trouble retreiving my day 4 photo from my mobile phone. but i'll post it as soon as i can figure out what's going on with that.
gotta go take care of the kiddies!