Friday, May 20, 2011


A Mommy's Daybook

outside my window...
the sun is out! We haven't seen much of it all week so I'm happy it's decided to make an appearance, especially for Friday!

i am thinking...
that 4:30 cannot get here fast enough today.

i am learning...
that I just can't 'like' everybody.
{I may not show it all the time, but you really do bug me!!}

i am wearing...
dress clothes for work. I'd wish they would adapt the casual friday/jeans thing!

i am creating...
a pile of things for the party next week!

i am going...
to have a FANTASTIC 4-day WEEKEND!!!

i am reading...
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
{I just finished Plan B by Jenny O'Connell last night... very cute story!}

i am hoping...
this guy claiming the world is ending on Saturday night gets egged on his way to his car. Silly man.

i am hearing...
the printer spitting out page after page.

around the house...
there are piles of clean clothes on the dressers that need put away. I need to sort through the girls clothes & take out all the long sleeved stuff. Organization is needed very soon! Like, now!

one of my favorite things...
right now is hearing Jaelyn & Abbie say their last name. ♥

a few plans for the weekend...
dance class with Jaelyn Saturday morning.
my cousin, Terry's birthday party on Saturday.
Planting some garden stuff with the girls
(Daddy made us our own special garden box!)
Lancaster with my wonderful Hubby on Monday for my birthday!
Cape May Zoo and some other fun stuff on Tuesday with my babies!

a picture...
i've been learning LOTS of things in photography the past month...
just a sample!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Word{ish} Wednesday

My precious princess. haha! ♥
I sure hope she doesn't make this face on stage at her first dance recital... then again, she'd sure make everyone laugh with her cuteness!!

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Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Favorite Things

I'm always browsing etsy looking for new & different things. I'm amazed at all of the creative people who come up with the most adorable stuff! I thought I'd start sharing some of the cute things I find with you.

*I am not being paid by any website or artist for any promotions mentioned here. I am simply sharing my favorite things*

Well, I don't know about you but I am soooooo ready for summer and flip flop weather! I love me some flip flops! (which also means a pedicure very soon.. woohooo!). Just look at the cute flip flop stuff I found. I think I need that bracelet! and those address labels? Seriously cute! Bring on the flip flops!!

Please feel free to stop by any of these shops to check out these adorable items. And why not let them know Tammy @ Don't Blink sent you!? Etsy has all sorts of neat things to check out... I could spend hours on there just shopping.

Do you have some cool finds you want to share? Please leave me a message! I can't wait to see what you've been shopping for!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 13, 2011

As most of you know, our adoption was finalized on Friday, May 13th (yay for Friday the 13th being a GOOD day for once!). It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, our faces were all smiles and everything went smoothly. We weren't really sure what to expect having never been thru this before so everything was new. The 'ceremony' itself only took about 15 minutes but for some reason it felt like we were in there for an hour!

They went thru the legal stuff, then asked each of us to tell what the girls have meant to us for the past 2 years. After some tears, a few deep breaths and some tissues - I finally was able to get out exactly how much they have changed my life. Then of course, there were more tears! Our witnesses and dear friends, Markie & Liz both spoke about each of us as parents and then our social worker also spoke to the judge about us. It was a very heartfelt & emotional day. I was literally drained by the time we got done.

We all went out for a bite to eat afterwards and just enjoyed the rest of the afternoon with each other. I love my family. ♥

This day was truly special and one I will never forget.

There were MANY, MANY pictures taken... without ovewhelming you with all of them here is a collage. I didn't really edit the pictures or anything so they aren't perfect (but they are perfect to me!).