Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Difference a Year can Make

November 29, 2010

November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Adoption Day

One year ago today...

Was the longest morning of my life.
The longest car ride of my life.
The most life-changing day of my life.

One year ago today I became a mom.  No, my children are not one year old.  They are 16 and 18 months to be precise, but one year ago I became their mom and one year ago my life forever changed for the better.

It's been one whole year and life couldn't be more amazing, challenging, rewarding, frustrating, or awe inspiring.  Being a parent is like no other experience I've ever had and it keeps shifting and changing as the boys grow.

So today we are celebrating Baxter and Atticus' homecoming.  It's pretty fitting that it happened around Thanksgiving, because I couldn't be more thankful for the two most precious boys I've ever met in my entire life.

And I can't wait to see what life is like next year and every year after.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend Wears

It's been some time, but I mustered up the motivation to have my photograph taken, which is now resulting in a long overdue weekend wears post.  On Friday night Eric and I had an overnight date, and then had Saturday all to ourselves.  It was truly glorious.  We got breakfast and pretty much thrifted the day away.  A real dream come true in my book.

Tank: Anthro // Cardigan: Target // Jeans: Levi's // Boots: Aldo

Then Sunday was our usual family filled day, which generally calls for very comfy clothes since the afternoon is spent watching football and then a movie.  And besides, I had made an awesome thrift find and had to wear it right away.

Sweater: Thrifted // Jeans: BDG // Shoes: Thrifted

I really can't believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday.  Which also means it's almost the one year anniversary of the boys coming home.  I believe this even less.  Where has this year gone?!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As of Late

This is a little peak into what has been happening as of late.

I've been spending lots and lots of time with my boys, which isn't that unusual, but we've been stuck indoors more often and Eric has been working a lot, so it's been the three of us lately.  Although, I did go away overnight last weekend for a girls weekend.  It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed hanging out with all the girls there.

I've also been working on getting my Christmas shopping done.  I think I am about half way, with several ideas that just need time in order to finish them, both purchasing and crafting.  I have decided that love crafting gifts.  Any time I've spent crafting this season has been for Christmas related things and it's so much fun.  Especially when you have a really good idea.

In less exciting news, I still plug away at homework during most of the boys' nap time, and have a research paper due in a couple of weeks, which has yet to begin (oops...).  I guess I know how I'll be spending my Thanksgiving break next week.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Our Halloween consisted of the Wonder Pets, a kitten, a couple of lumberjacks and a hot dog.  One Wonder Pet, who may or may not be named Atticus, was very uncooperative on this particular evening, making group photos an impossibility without massive amounts of tears.  Despite the lack of enthusiasm about getting photos taken, the kiddos all had a great time.

I managed to snap some pictures of Baxter in his costume.  Atticus didn't even give me 30 seconds for photographs.  Any attempt to put on his hat literally resulted in intense screaming.  Apparently wearing a sailor hat is as close to death as one can get.

One of my best friends dressed up with her little guy and were a little lumberjack family, mustaches and all!

Our third Wonder Pet was very willing to remain in costume, but didn't stand still long enough to get good photos.  Overjoyed is how I would have to describe his feeling that night and the speed at which he moved would confirm this.

Wonder Pet #3's little brother was a hot dog, and was surprisingly very happy to be so.  Usually 12 weeks old babies don't generally enjoy being put in an all-encompassing hot dog suit, but this little guy had a grand 'ole time.

And then there was our kitten, and a very smart-looking kitten at that.  Her mom is the craftiest of us all and whipped together her outfit last minute.  She definitely had the most fun handing out candy to all the other kids and was quick to point out anyone else dressed as some sort of cat.

For their first Halloween, I think the boys did pretty well.  I didn't have very high expectations, which probably saved me some disappointment, although it would have been nice to get a group picture.  Maybe next time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Swooning Over Anthro

Today, literally today, I found Anthropologie's new winter catalog in my mailbox.  And oh how pretty it is.  If only I had inexhaustible funds, my entire wardrobe would be from there.  Here are a few of my favorites looks.

Seriously, could their clothes get any more beautiful?!  I just want to wear their clothes in every scenario they produce, a foreign market, a cozy kitchen, a comforting bedroom, an exotic boat or anything else they create.  I don't think I've ever wanted to be in a picture more than I want to wear the clothes, but Anthro does that to me and I love/hate them for it.