April 25, 2014

Top 10 Things I've Recently Learned About Myself

Top 10 Things I've Recently Learned About Myself
(or should have known all along)

10. Garlic really does make me sick.

9. Sometimes I feel extremely awkward and immature and box-shaped.

8. Other times, I just feel old. So this is what it feels like...

7. I like to hear, "Thank you" just as much as the next person. Things like:
Thank you, mom.
Thank you, wife.
Thank you, co-worker

6. I cannot hold a decent conversation while trying to navigate a large vehicle through downtown, in rush over, during a downpour.

5.  Rainy evenings, although not my favorite, are a welcome excuse to stay inside and be completely unproductive. Plus, you know, I've had a long day and I'm just too tired to do laundry.

4. I say that I like pizza, but sometimes I'm not sure it's worth it. It is getting harder and harder to successfully pick off all the cheese.

3. White kitchen cabinets, when made of quality materials, really aren't so bad.

2. If I would invest in some Breathe Right strips, my life would be forever changed by my ability to... breathe right.

1. Iron supplements are still necessary, even though it has been 20 months since Ryan was born.

April 15, 2014

Little to big...

I was cleaning out my inbox this afternoon and came across a picture of Rachel that was taken over two years ago. She's so little. And adorable. And Little. 

I can't believe that we have already gone from this little lady...

To this...

Just kidding.

Although some days it does feel like we are living with a teenager who no longer thinks we are cool. 

At least I still have one little person. May he stay this little for a bit longer...

Thanks to my aunt Sylvia for the pictures. 

April 1, 2014

I dress like a mom, and that's okay...

While waiting in line for my coffee this morning I noticed the woman next to me was extremely well dressed. Despite the massive windstorm that raged outside, her hair was pulled into a neat, tidy bun, and every single thing on her person perfectly matched. Even her cell phone was the same glittery silver as her earrings.

Much like this...

I, myself, wasn't dressed too terribly. You know, the standard sweater and dresspants combo that comes out when the weather turns cold, again.

Sort of along the lines of this...

Not so bad, right?

Almost immediately I felt frumpy and immature.

Like I was sporting this instead...

I looked at the lady, at how well dressed she was, and wondered...what is this woman bad at? Certainly she has a flaw. Right? But, what could her flaw possibly be? She's perfect!

And then, it happened.

I found her flaw, right there in the Starbucks line. Suddenly she wasn't so perfect anymore.

And neither was her matching purse.

Because, most, if not all, "perfect purses" do not hold...
items that are not paid for.

Thanks, well-dressed lady, for making us "sweater-wearing-moms" feel not so bad about ourselves.