Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Madonna - Spanish Lesson (FULL HQ ALBUM VERSION)

Close your eyes! Don't look at the racy cover or who sings it!

Just listen.

I love it!

Guess Who's Back? Back Again?

Jellyfish on the beach
Feet on the beach
Matt and I
Kraig and a Jellyfish
I am back from a Memorial Day in Southport, North Carolina! It seems such a charmed life to go to such neat towns and travel. And it is! I am grateful for the ability to travel and have trusted care for my Samuel, but I promise that it's not all roses!

Matt has been on a working streak for the last three weeks and has been in Southport for the last week and a half. I was able to drive (approximately 7.5 hours) to see him for a few days. No, the work did not stop while I was there! But it was time for me to hang out, read and go with the flow. We had about 1/2 a day to go out and Matt and Kraig (his co-worker) were able to ski and wake board that day. My job was to spot while I took a break from reading my book. :)

I was able to listen to two audio books on the way there and back. That is what entertained me for the long car drive and it was really fun! I listened to 2 books that I was not likely to pick up and read. They are The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella and The Second Assistant by Mimi Hare and Clare Naylor. Definitely light reading. And I don't feel guilty. For 2 reasons: One, I have done my time in school and enjoy light reading once in a while. Two, it's audio listening on the way to the beach!

For my more serious novel reading I read The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers. I am still in the heat of reading this one, but I definitely find it entertaining and would likely recommend it.

Well, I am back to getting settled in the duties of life and home. Again, there is no place like home, no matter what! I hope to share some home improvements and sewing projects soon. ;)


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Actually, there are more of us...

One more shot from Chicago...this is a picture of all the cousins that were at the Mother's Day celebration.

Read that again. All that were at the celebration.

Count it. NINE (Plus a goofy Uncle Joe peeking in).

There are more of us! I am the oldest...isn't that fun?

And where have you been?

Sam and Mita
Kiersten and Sam
Marissa K. and Sam (Marissa and I have been buddies since 8th grade and we graduated from 8th Grade, High School and College together!)
Sam and Titi Lugu, Uncle Joe and Kiersten
Lola Rosado. She is an infamous Rosado and an addition that is s-l-o-w-l-y growing on me. She's cute, though, right?

I am back!

We have been going pretty full force this spring. I have been spring cleaning, pondering a move, visiting with family and taking care of little Sambo...

Spring Cleaning has been going well - it has involved cleaning out extra stuff that we don't need or use and also has incorporated moving through Sam's baby stuff.

It's bittersweet, that is for sure. I can't believe how quickly time has passed. Last year at this time he was just a helpless baby!

Through my spring cleaning mission I have encountered a book recommended by my friend Jen. It's called It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, by Peter Walsh. I am going to read it this weekend and I am sure that it will give me more fuel to clean. The fun part of this all is that at the end I get to participate in a garage sale with my girlfriends and make a little extra cash for home improvement efforts! I can't wait.

Considering a move has been quite the ordeal and I am glad to put that out of mind. I don't want to go into the details here on the blog, but let's just say it was a roller coaster ride that couldn't end soon enough! I am glad to stay here in Knoxville - which is a hilarious statement to my friends who saw me through getting adjusted to living here.

Anyway, we were in Chicago last week celebrating Mother's Day and visiting with family and friends. It was so great to catch up with everyone and eat, eat, eat! There is nothing like Jay's Italian Beef, Pete's Pizza and Mom's Rice and Beans!!!

As you can see, there were many fun moments in Chicago.

There is much more to share, but I will piece it all together in time!

I will be back soon...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Baby where'd you get those cute shorts from?

For those of you who know the song, "I Got it From My Mama" by Will.I.Am, you can sing that tune to the title of this post. This song has recently landed in my running play list on my Shuffle. ;)

To those who don't know the lyrics, here is my (cleaner) modification:

Baby where'd you get those cute shorts from?
Tell me, where'd you get those cute shorts from?
Baby where'd you get those cute shorts from?
Tell me, where'd you get those cute shorts from?

I got 'em from my mama!
I got 'em from my mama!
I got 'em from my mama!
I got 'em, got 'em g-got em from my mama!

I made some shorts for my little man last week and thought I would show you my progress. It is progress because I would like to make matching shirts to go with those cute little shorts and I am holding myself accountable to sharing those with you at a later date!

Please note that the seersucker shorts are just like his pop's. We will see if I can get Matt to wear them and take a picture with Sam...

Oh. And props to the other bloggers out there who post pictures of their children wearing their creations - all with their children standing still! I never realized that could be challenging...hmm.

Happy Day!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The old is new again

I hate to brag, but this may be incentive for you family and friends to come visit us in Knoxville! We have this really neat store called McKay Used Books and it is a warehouse full of used books, CD's and DVD's. It is soo cool!

We traded in some books today and as a reward we each took some time to pick out some new books that we were interested in.

Check out what I got! A Singer sewing book from 1972. Pretty cool for $1.50! It's pretty neat and since so much is "retro" these days it has some neat ideas.

It's always a blast to visit McKay's. If you visit me I will take you there...