Monday, July 31, 2006

making me so happy...

this photo of Estee... did i mention how much i love her?? Posted by Picasa

M.I.A




I have been out of my house so much lately. Estee is loving being with her cousins and i can't even tell you how darling they all are with her. So great to have all the cousins be together and bond and begin those life long friendships that they are sure to have. I just love all these kids so much, they are all growing so fast, and i must say i just love the chaos they bring... difficult at times but i wouldnt have it any other way. I will for sure miss it when they are all grown up. Posted by Picasa

layout...

just a layout about estees pointy ears, the journaling is tiny on the photo. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 28, 2006

fun with the cousins...

had a great time today spending the day with my in laws, chris' sister jenni and her kids are in town from washington for a couple of weeks. Estee is loving being with all of her cousins, they are all so cute with her and she just follows them around. The photo is of estee with her cousin megan who is a year older than her, very funny to watch these two because they are both fiesty little ones.  Posted by Picasa

thought i'd share




a couple from this morning (the top two) estee is doing what she does best, loving her doll and screaming! the bottom two are more from the other day. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

busy, busy, busy



but all good stuff. I have tons to do but kinda keep putting it off... thats okay it will all get done. Went to the park with Estee, only shot about 10 photos so here are the best of them. also went to anthropologie today... have i mentioned how much i love that store? so many darling things and such a source of inspiration for art of all kinds, and it helps that ann is an employee there so i get a discount! anyways, like i said a ton to do so i am going to get to it... and who knows maybe I'll be able to slip in to my scrapbooking room later!! I also want to note (so i never forget) how cute estee has been latley, just so cuddley and giving me tons of kisses and hugs, seriously melting my heart... could it get any better than that? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

playing in the backyard




we went out back and played in our new backyard today. I grabbed with my camera with the intention of taking photos of it but ended up shooting fancy and estee and didn't get one of the landscape. I have just been cleaning all day, i do not like the days when that seems to be an all day affair but this girl in her pigtails running around was enough to make it better... too cute!
*love the fact that you can see estee's pixie ear in these photos, my mom has the exact same ear and everytime i see it on estee i am reminded that she is a part of me, a part of my mother*
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takes some time

to get back into it. I don't like this layout too much but still thought i'd share. Posted by Picasa

takes some time

to get back into it. I don't like this layout too much but still thought i'd share. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 24, 2006

happy to report...


we are home safe. Feels good to be home, so great to see chris and he had a big surprise for me... our backyard is all landscaped and so gorgeous, so exciting. We had a great day of just relaxing (chris let me sleep in until noon, haven't done that in a looong time) and then went grocery shopping and out to dinner. Lots to do tomorrow, tons of laundry and alot of cleaning, but that is not stopping me from doing a little scrapbooking tonight (can't wait to dive back in).  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 23, 2006

I wasn't joking when i said




I took a ton of photos today, love these black and whites... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 22, 2006

some of my favorites




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from the day... we are still in california, we were almost to the airport last night when i got really sick, i mean really, really sick... we had to turn around and i missed my flight, good thing because i was sick all night long too. I think it was food poisoning, so horrible but I'm feeling better today and we are flying out early tomorrow morning, cant wait to see my chris, feels like i havent seen him in ages, missing him pretty bad. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to my family though after being together so long, i just love being with them and wish we were closer.

I have never been in such heat, the temp. here today is 115!!!! oh my gosh it is hot. We have been staying out of the heat and i have been playing with my camera alot, these are all from today. I have been just playing with my settings like crazy, trying to achieve some different looks, so much fun.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

my little artist...




We have been having way too much fun!!! Yesterday we went to nevada city, it is such a charming little town and we had so much fun (unfortunatly i forgot to put my memory card in my camera... so no photos) but we looked around in some shops, had lunch and looked at some property my aunt and uncle are thinking of purchasing, such a beautiful spot, so picturesque.

today Estee had her first foray in finger painting and LOVED it, she was covered from head to toe. Tomorrow my sister in law Erin and my little niece marlo are coming down for the day, so excited to see them.

I am heading home on Friday, missing my husband a ton but also thinking of how much both estee and i are going to miss my mom and dad. It has been such a great couple of weeks with so many memories to take home with us.
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