Friday, September 16, 2011


Six years ago today....this boy....

...met THIS girl....

at the alter of a sweet church...and the two became man and wife!!!

Happy, Happy Anniversary to my son and his beautiful bride....WE love you both! You guys light up a room when you enter alone...but when you are's as though the whole world lights up! I have been enamored watching your love for one another grow deeper over the past 6 years.

Happy, Happy Anniversary...Marcus and Emily...or as we affectionately call you...our own...M & EM!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's been FOREVER...

Oh my! I just know I have LOST any followers I've ever had due to my lack of updating my blog! I have been so busy...what with moving across country, becoming a first time grandma...(LOLLY for those of you who don't know that is what I want to be called)...and remodeling a house from the ground up...which of course required us to move out of our home of 6 months into a very tiny rental for almost a year!! WE are back in our newly remodeled home. I hope to have pictures sorted soon to show you some before and afters. It was a L-O-N-G progress...and I was more than ready to get back to a normal life.'s been about 4 months since we moved back in...I've been working hard "organizing" myself and our home. It has been my goal to be in ALMOST alphabetical order around here...I'm close, but of course I'm not that kind of person normally, so I'm sure it will be short-lived! The crazy thing is, now that it is ALL done (except for the re-landscaping which should take place sometime in the late winter or early spring)...I MISS it! YEP...folks I'm bored!!! I think I have found something I LOVE doing, but I don't have an outlet for it yet! I'm looking...I'm hoping it won't be long before we can do this again...from scratch! Building my forever home seems even more exciting than what we just finished. While I LOVE the end product, some of the things I did i.e. timeless style, colors I used and fixtures; where done for re-sell purposes...but don't get me wrong IT is ALL things I LOVE and would most likely do again...I just might add some more permanent "quirky" here and there. My quirky has been added with non permanent additions...such as paintings, pillows, furniture, etc! It was our thought when first undertaking this task that we would stay here for 3 to 5 years (not knowing how the market was going to be), then sell and move to wherever it is we are meant to be!! Well, we have been here for a little over 2 years...but only about 1 year of that time has been spent in the new about LIMBO!! I am actually very excited about "nesting" once again...but am also rather restless. I suppose I need to find a "nitch" somewhere in town where I can help others...that seems to be when I am at my BEST!

So that's my past year or so in a nutshell...the other news of course is...being a Lolly to the most adorable little boy a woman could ask for...he is almost 20 months old...CAN you believe it...20 months old! Makes my heart sink a little.

Here are some great pictures of our lil is amazing to me how much he has changed since birth. Born with a head full of dark, dark brown hair...he is now a tall, slender BLOND...with those same amazing eyes! He is so funny, so energetic and so inquisitive about life. I ADORE watching the world through his eyes and how he approaches situations...please enjoy a little glimpse into the life of our precious gift...

Here's our lil man with his mommy on a hike near their home...he LOVES being outdoors.

Here he is opening up his first stocking on Christmas morning...his very first Christmas was spent up in the mountains with all of us at his Auntie Em's and Uncle M's snow covered home...I think this could have been my first WHITE CHRISTMAS!!

Lil Man loves his peanut butter, he's even been known to use it as a hair styling product!!

This is an older picture of lil man on his first trip to the beach...I think he was about 5 to 6 months old then...we had a blast with him and look forward to taking him again, now that he is older and LOVES sand!!

This is one of my ALL time favorite pictures of lil man and his mama...this was also taken at the beach...I loved that I was able to capture a few of these sweet moments of my baby with her baby...nothing makes my heart soar more that seeing this! I love it so much...I still have it framed in a collection of pictures of our lil man...even though he has grown into a toddler and still LOVE looking at this picture every day and can't bear to replace it...oh but don't you worry...I have added plenty others!

Here he is with his Auntie Em and Uncle M...don't they just look adorable? These two are the aunt and uncle we ALL loved growing up...they love to have fun with him...and he adores them both!! They will be the BEST parents when they choose to have their own lil punkin!!

Here he is with his beautiful mama...he is one lucky lil boy!!

NOW...doncha wish you were this limber...and look how LONG his legs are...I think he is gonna be tall...just like his daddy!!

Thanks for indulging me...sorry it's been so long since posting last...and that the pictures are in such random order...that's one area where I am not completely alphabetized as of yet...and who am I fooling...I most likely will never be that organized...I'm not "techie" enough!