Friday, April 29, 2011

He is Risen!

Izzy's third Easter was great. We started the day off with a great church service. And this was the first Sunday that Izzy walked right into her class without any tears. Hubs and I just looked at each other and then turned to run before she changed her mind. I love that she is starting to enjoy church and that's she is finally comfortable in her class.

This is the Easter craft she made at church. So sweet!
Love my girl!

We walked outside to find that our first flower of the year had bloomed. The cool thing is that these flowers were planted as a gift from Griff's coworkers after we lost Lily. They keep coming back, and how appropriate that a bloom would appear on Easter Sunday. He is risen indeed!

After church, Izzy took a nice nap, and then we headed to my Aunt and Uncle's house for Easter dinner and, of course, an egg hunt. Here is my sweet girl with her Papa.

All the cousins before the big hunt. Izzy is a bit of a drifter, so poor Mallory is always stuck with the task of keeping up with her for photos.

She had a blast. She wasn't so much in a hurry to move from egg to egg. Once she picked one up, she wanted it opened immediately.

Lane and Izzy checking out their loot from Papa and Meme.

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blog? What Blog?

It's no secret that I've been a touch lazy with the blog writing lately. Here's my attempt to redeem myself in a random and unorderly fashion. You're welcome.

1. Two of my favorite stores, Ann Taylor Loft and The Limited, were both running 40% off everything sales last weekend, and I may or may not have went a bit crazy. We had just dropped Izzy off with her Pop-Pop and Nana, and we had about an hour to kill before we met up with friends for dinner, so I flew through both stores at lightning speed and picked up these pretty little things:

got this tunic in white

love this sweater - the colors are reversed on mine

Still on the fence about this dress - whatcha think??

I got this comfy little top in coral.

love these shorts - perfect compromise between "mom" shorts and hoochie mama

I promise this shirt looks way cuter in person. I'm usually not a fan of "bat wing" type shirts, but I liked this one when I tried it on.

And I got this in white. The Limited could really use some help with their internet advertising. Their clothes look so much better in person...

I got all of this and another black top from Loft, but I couldn't find a picture for it. Can you imagine what kind of damage I could have done if Griff hadn't been waiting impatiently in the car?

2. Since my last post about my quest to lose 10 pounds, I've lost about 4. Yes, 4 pounds in 2 months. Couldn't be more frustrated. I've been working out almost every day and loosely following the Weight Watchers Points Plus plan. Well, it's on now. We have 3 little trips planned for this summer, the first of which is in less than 2 months, and all of which will require swimsuits. This is an emergency. The workouts will be stepped up, and every morsel of food that passes my lips will be counted. Hubs is on board too, and I'm currently trying not to hate him for the fact that he gets almost double the amount of WW points that I get. Jerk.

3. I've become a teensy bit obsessed with this video. I just love this hymn, and I've never heard it sound better than this. Homegirl can sang. Yes, I said sang. I've been a Carrie fan since her AI days, but this makes me like her so much more. And if she could share with the world the secret to getting her fabulous legs, I'd love to hear it.

4. I want to know which one of you told my baby girl she could grow up. I feel like she's 2 going on 16. Her attitude personality is shining through these days. She is definitely an opinionated little lady. I haven't a clue where she got that. Good thing she's cute. Look at that sweet little ponytail. We're toast.

5. You have NO idea how much trouble I had with this stupid post. Apparently the video was throwing everything off. Stupid blogger.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Izzy Lately

I realize I've let you guys down. If there is one thing you should know as a blogger, it's your audience, and 99.9% of my audience comes here for one thing: Izzy. It's been awhile since I've posted about my sweet girl, so here are some recent pictures of her. This should tide you over for another month or so...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Facebook Parenting

Hubs just sent me this hilarious link, and I had to share. I'm actually supposed to give credit to Blayne. Clearly they are working hard today. I may not have this parenting thing down just yet, but anytime I doubt myself, I can just look at these facebook conversations and know that it could always be worse...