Saturday, May 5, 2012


215edited My little sister got married. And I died when she asked me to be the photographer. Really. I fell over and died right there in my pajama bottoms. B walked in and there I was, on the floor, dead. With my tongue sticking out.

Now it's over and THANK HEAVENS I didn't ruin anything. I did trip a few times though.

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i know


{Photo shoot by me of the beautiful Garofolo family.}

"I know" is one of NieNie's favorite sayings right now. 
  Your'e dripping on your shirt. "I know." 
Wow. That's a stinky diaper. "I know." 
Mommy needs a nap. "I know." 
 Last week she stole B's chair during dinner. So he got to squeeze his man body into her little toddler sized one. "Man, this is uncomfortable," he moaned. "I know," she replied. "I sit dare."

You don't need to tell me that I'm super lucky to around so many beautiful families. I know. 225edited

Thursday, April 26, 2012

we're losing it

Oh yah... Blogging.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

stick a fork in me

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Looking over her eyebrows at me. Classic NieNie.

It was her berffff-day last week.
We had pancakes and strawberries, jumped in a mountain of balloons, and played several rounds of duck duck goose and button you must wonder. She was thrilled beyond measure.

I was joking with my mother about how different her life is compared to my first born. I believe Queenie's first sentence was "I see airplanes!". NieNie's was
"Don't do dat!"
They smother her. We all can't get enough, poor poor thing.

Blowing through the gap in her teeth, quite hilarious. I might light some candles for her again, just to secretly die inside.

Monday, January 9, 2012

priorites 2012

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Can you FEEL it? It's here my friend. That crispy new 2 at the end for your 201. I am a huge fan already.

Last year my overall goal of "back to the basics" was a big success! Basics in 2011 included:
less computer time (obviously)
homemade applesauce
no movies on school days
lots of books at bedtime- including Mrs. Frisby and Rats of NIMH, Witches, and Sarah Plain and Tall
a wheat grinder for my birthday
more time outside (thanks to the new playset in the backyard)
summer book camps
capping on photo shoots (that meant telling people "no", eeep!)
praise and loving words- a workout for your mouth when you're bitting your tongue
subscribing to a CSA box
making up lots of games to learn new things
recruting little bodies- as long as I am specific on expectations they are so good at helping

This year, 2012, I have a new theme. I'm pretty stoked.

Schedule My Priorities

That simply means that if something is important to me, I schedule it. And then I do it. Mad science, I know.

My goals for the new year reflect this, and believe me so does my calendar. But it's beautiful in it's simplicity too. I hope to document our year in photos of all our priorites. Big and small.

So tell me, what are your priorities and when do you schedule them?