A Tuesday

6:05 am : rise and shine 
6:09 am : load the dishwasher (baby bottles, etc.)
6:15 am : good morning spongebob
6:19 am : in the shower
6:26 am : out of the shower
6:32 am : beauty time
6:37 am : check the weather
6:38 am : wardrobe
6:40 am : bottle for Eli
6:44 am : put a load in to wash
6:59 am : iron
6:59 am : forgot to start the dishwasher : Patrick gets Alston out of bed
7:01 am : running late ponytail : Alston pitches a fit
7:13 am : get Eli ready to go
7:15 : Alston still mad

 7:17 am : Alston’s breakfast : look for my rings for 5 minutes

 7:22 am : start to panic because I can’t find rings : fix my breakfast

7:23 am : remember where I put my rings

7:25 am : see the boys off : Alston still mad
7:26 am : wait for Patrick to retrieve lost sippy cup

7:30 am : on the interstate

7:41 am : listen to one year Bible

7:54 am : off the interstate
8:03 : glad I cleaned my ring

8:04 am : Pandora love

8:05 am : pass the bag lady on the corner
8:08 am : my favorite view

8:13 am : on the elevator

8:18 am : get to business
9:54 am : vocab lesson

11:36 am : Chez Lu Lu with the girls

1:00 pm – 3:46 pm : off the grid : lost in meetings
5:03 pm : leaving work : clock is fast

5:12 pm : fill up

5:31 pm : on the interstate
5:34 pm : more Pandora love

5:54 pm : off the interstate

5:57 pm : home : hubs working late

6:10 pm : Alston builds robots

6:18 pm : Eli swings
6:19 pm : rogue dino

6:20 pm : refrigerator art complete

6:22 pm : dinner

6:23 pm : dino visit

6:32 pm : take out the trash

6:38 pm : water the houseplants

6:42 pm : download Roby for Alston

6:42 pm : portrait of mom

7:11 pm : play time with little

7:54 pm : bedtime stories with big

8:18 pm : prep for night feedings

8:21 pm : put a load in the dryer

8:27 pm : unload the dishwasher

8:29 pm : goodnight spongebob

8:35 pm : tuck in big
8:36 pm : tuck in little

8:44 pm : in bed
9:01 pm : big asleep

9:03 pm : little asleep

9:15 pm : the end

Wrapping Up 2011

Well, what can I say? I’ve gotten a little behind on my blogging. To my defense, we’ve been very busy around here! What’s happened in the last two months? Let’s catch up…

Poppa Joe, “Grandmother” Kelli and Aunt Anna Belle came for a Thanksgiving visit…

I started my new graphic design position at Children’s on December 5th. My new office is right down the hall from my old one, and I’ve been having way too much fun at work.

Eli also turned 2 months old on December 5th. At his 8 week check-up he was 22″ long, weighed 11 pounds & 13 ounces, and his head measured 15.25″. He was in 0-3 mos clothing and a size 1 diaper.

Alston had his first Christmas program at school (video to come)…
We went to see Santa…

These two boys spent lots of bonding time together over Christmas break…

We celebrated with family…
We waited on Santa…

And he finally came…
And left a really big surprise in the back yard…
We spent time with family…
And had a very merry holiday!

iPhone Dump

3 day old fries that I found in the diaper bag

I Love My Job

Blue Moon

Shooting a Pumkin with a BB Gun

My New Work Computer

Illuminations Festival of Trees at Children’s

Alston and Eli’s Newborn Jammies

Berkley Illustrations from Etsy

Girls Night with Stacy

At Work with Mommy


I’ve been too busy to think. (Thankfully the dreaded pregnant brain keeps me from doing too much of that anyways.) Busy schedule and brain fog aside, here’s a little of bit of what we’ve been up to recently…
We’ve enjoyed a few gorgeous sunsets…

I dragged the fam with me for an out-of-town work weekend in Fairhope.
Here they are enjoying the band at the event I was working…

We went to Ella’s pool party…

I got the idea to use empty easy squeeze ketchup bottles for waffle and pancake batter from this pin…

And I made Alston some yummy berry waffles…
Here he is enjoying them at our new breakfast bar.
As an added bonus, you get a little sneak peek of the kitchen (in all its messy glory)…
I had seriously hoped to snap some pictures of the kitchen this weekend, but the weather has been terrible which makes for very poor lighting. Hopefully, I’ll have some to share very soon!


I know I’ve been terribly bad about posting here lately. We have been so super busy working on the house, mainly in the kitchen and nursery. And I’ve also been super swamped at work trying to wrap up a couple of big projects. I am so behind and have so many pictures to share! Slowly but surely, I know things will start to slow down and I’ll get back on track. I have decided to wait to share kitchen pictures until we are finished- I don’t want to ruin the big reveal! Until then, let’s catch up on the fun we’ve been having…

We celebrated Westin’s 1st Birthday

Daddy made the World’s Best Burger…

Yes, it had a fried egg and it was delicious!!!

We went to a pool party…
Aunt Stacy, Carson, & Alston


Carson and his mommy, Robin


Aunt Emily giving Alston a ride.

We discovered a new neighbor…

We’ve had a very busy and eventful, fun-filled summer! Now school is back in session, so I’ll have pictures from Alston’s first day of 2-year-old kindergarten soon…

Daddy’s Day

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