Monday, February 10, 2014

Currently I am...

Looking at this sneak peak from a photo shoot that our good friend Jesse Wride did for us recently. He is the singer of J.Wride (the band that Sam plays guitar for), Klair's surrogate uncle, and an awesome photographer. If this photo is any indication of what the other pictures are going to look like, I'm excited. I am in love with my husband's face and my baby's hair in this photo. And those blue eyes? To die for.

Feeling Sick. Klair has been teething for over a week now. Molars. They are nasty, relentless little buggers. Then, to top it off, she came down with a cold. There was one night where she didn't sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time-- consider my heart officially broken. With the lack of sleep and abundance of stress from a teething, sick baby my immune system didn't stand a chance. She's better now (thank goodness!) but it's lingering for me. Therefore I am...

Sitting by the fire, enjoying the fact that I am all warm and cozy despite the cold.

Wearing sweat pants. And a t-shirt. And glasses. And a very high, messy bun. In fact, this has been my wardrobe for several days now. The few times I've ventured out of the house I've simply changed into (stretchy-comfy) jeans and called it good. least my nails are painted? That ought to count for something.

Eating mandarin oranges. I figure it's a good way to get some extra vitamin C. I know, I know. Oranges don't have nearly as much vitamin C as broccoli. Sam loves to remind me of this. But who wants to eat broccoli when they're sick? These little beauties are so addicting--even Klair likes loves them. If she knew I was eating them right now after making her go to sleep, she would be upset. And awake. And begging for some. Aw I almost wish it was true! Is it strange that I often miss her after she's gone to bed? I like my alone time as much as the next mama, but she is just so darn cute...

case and point. I just want to squeeze her!

Watching Parks and Recreation. I love this show! I'm not usually the type to laugh out loud. I don't particularly like this about myself, but it's true nonetheless. Something might strike me as funny, but I'll usually just sort of feel amused on the inside. This show, however, makes me literally "lol"... constantly. I love it. And I love Amy Poehler. Not only is she a hilarious actress (something that I think is hard to come by-- I really do think women have a much harder time making it in comedy) but she's also a great person who speaks out for women constantly. Girls rock, and so does she.
(I follow Beauty Redefined and so should you. They are a positive force for good in the fight that women everywhere are already facing.)

Reading lots of blogs posts. I have gained a number of followers in the past few days and I'm thrilled to pieces to be connected in some way to these ladies. I've followed every one of them back--not because I felt obligated to, but because I genuinely wanted to. Each of these bloggers is an inspiration. You are all so amazing and I'm feeling inspired on multiple levels right now! 

Feeling grateful. Katie from For Lauren and Lauren featured me on her blog, and she has been an angel to work with. I really love her. If you haven't already, go here and enter the giveaway for a $30 target gift card (scroll to the bottom and click on the rafflecopter link to enter). I'm hopeful we can give it to someone who needs a good splurge for herself. 

If you won, what would you spend it on? 


  1. She is adorable!!!! And I love, love that family photo!! :)

  2. beautiful family photo! parks and rec is on my husband and i's list of shows to watch haha several of my family members are obsessed and always tell us to watch it.

    1. Do it! You won't be disappointed. Although I'll admit the first season ain't as good... It really takes off in season 2. Also, thank you! :)


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