Friday, July 29, 2011

Blankety-blank Friday

 The heat that this picture embodies is currently my world... It is crazy hot outside with no sign of cooling down! I kinda despise when people say, "Well, that's summer, of course it gets hot, it gets hot every year." Yeah, well, my car thermometer should NEVER say 113 let alone for two weeks straight. ANYWAY. I've been pretty good about not complaining, so I better get right back aboard on the Positive Express. 

I've been living life lately, so not so much blogging life. I need to focus on documenting Daphne soon, but for now, here are some fun blanks! Thanks to Lauren who is always so kind to provide these!
1.   My favorite color is    purple. I pretty much think colors are God's best creation, but all shades of purple are my favorite  .

2.  My travel destination of choice is   currently the beach. I desperately want to see the ocean sometime in my life. I would also like to see some cool manmade stuff in Europe, but I really prefer God-made stuff, i.e. nature  .

3.  My favorite  food is    ohhh man. I love mannnnny foods. I love coconut chicken, rarish steaks, cheesy anything, savory and rich sauces, mostly things that are heart-deadly and delicious  .

4.  My happy place is  in my bed reading a delightful novel.

5.  My favorite saying is     I have no idea. I'm not much for sayings I guess. Man, that's not very fun, though. I do like Nirvana song lyrics a lot...

6.  My dirty little secret is   ha! I have such a big mouth that I mostly don't have secrets. Secretly, I wish that everyone else was really fat so that I didn't feel so self-conscious all the time.

7.  Something friends might say about me is that I    huh. I just pondered this for wayyy too long. I have no idea what they would say. I don't actually like thinking about it much, because it makes me wonder!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I am getting excited for Daphne's first birthday! She turned 11 months today - can'
Today, I printed out the invitations for her party. This is the color version, but because printing them in black and white was a million times cheaper, they are black and white. Actually, I like the silhouettes in black and white, and for 77 cents (!) total, nbd!
Also? I got these. Bam.
Cutest. Ever. Sooo excited!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday Fun!

1.   I am a (morning, evening, middle of the day person)    evening person, fo sho. I am a grumpy groo in the mornings, but I thrive in the evenings.

2.  My favorite Pandora stations are     nonexistent. I don't know what "Pandora stations" are. I can tell you that lately I've liked listening to these songs: Mad World, Rolling in the Deep, Heartless (The Fray Cover), and Jar of Hearts.

3.  3 of my "must-have" songs for a road trip playlist are     Sublime's Summertime, Tori Amos's A Sorta Fairytale, and every Janis Joplin song .

4.  My favorite pattern is  DAMASK. Word.

5.  My favorite perfume is      Shi by Alfred Sung. Oh, man, my college roommate, Liz, had all kinds of boyfriends who bought her jewelry and perfume and phones and cars (no, for real. A car.) I had boyfriends, but they always borrowed money from me. Anyway, one of these boyfriends bought her Shi and she didn't love it so she gave it to me and I DID LOVE IT AND STILL DO. Someone needs to remind my husband of this, because I haven't worn it in years. :)

6.  Rules are  the most important part of life. Seriously, sometimes, I really feel like that. Not just like "laws rules" but like unspoken "rules" like, "Everyone in our social group likes these particular colors and YOU BETTER LIKE THEM TOO!" I don't know, weird, definitely, but I feel stifled by these rules I perceive.      .

7.  My most overused phrase or punctuation is     definitely and ummmm
Two things: 1. I love that tree in the above picture and I *might* try to make it and 2. Play along at Lauren's blog and fill in yo' own blanks! Have a great weekend! 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fairy Fun!

I am getting excited to plan Daphne's first birthday! Here are some of my inspirations:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

10 month old doll baby

Ten months she's been on this earth. 

She has taken her first steps this month, though she is stubborn about who sees (only Jon) and when she walks (hardly ever). 

She has six teeth and I believe two others are popping through.

Mimicking Mommy and Daddy is a new past time. She is good at "B" words like 'ball' and 'button.'
Speaking of the word ball, she has learned to throw them! She is actually quite adept, and she erupts in giggles when she sees how excited I am by her successful throws.

Giggles are my favorite form of her communication. Piercing screams are my least fave. For some reason, these screams always happen at the grocery store. Passersby are then treated to seeing me whisper in her face, "Use your quiet voice, sweetie!" Inside, I'm freaking out but what can you do?

She eats lots of fruit and is particularly fond of peaches.

Even though our doll baby is still super social, she has been doing this adorable bashful head tilt when others address her. She kind of snuggles her head into my shoulder and smiles shyly at her new friend.

She is starting to be more interested in books, finally! Daddy and Mommy are both such readers that she really doesn't have a choice. :)

Lately, when I look at her, I feel so in love. It's like when you have a crush as a teenager and all you can think about is that person. I am infatuated with her and my heart is fragile with hope for her.