Showing posts from May, 2013

The time that I painted curtains.

I hope your Memorial Day weekend was filled with fun, friends, family, food & any other good words you can come up with.  Preferably ones that start with F, I guess.  Mine was filled with all of those things.  I also declared it Carter Project Weekend.  We got several things done around the house and man does it feel GOOD.  It doesn't get much better than crossing things off your to-do list.  Ok....there are a lot of things better.  Like not having a to-do list to begin with.  Ahhh - a girl can dream.

The Carter Project Weekend consisted of installing under cabinet lighting, planting an herb garden, baking cookies for us co-workers & putting up curtains.

Curtains sound easy enough.  Except for I couldn't find any that fit the "vision."  You know, the ones you know will look SO good in your (insert room here).  I could have had them custom made, but I ain't got time for that!  This baby could come tomorrow & I just know they will be looking at the cu…

Coffee Date Friday

YAY, Friday!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you these 5 things...

I just heard that John Grisham is doing a sequel to A Time To Kill called Sycamore Row.  SO excited for this.  I can't wait to see what Carl Lee Hailey & Jake Brigance have been up to.  Free Carl Lee!

Kindergarten Graduation was this week.  Which meant speaking in front of hundreds of people.  Which meant major anxiety.  The stage, the lights, the microphone, the judging staring...I need a paper bag just thinking about it.  But, I made it through & my little graduates were precious!

I am in the market for a new coffee pot.  We got 9 of them for our wedding.  I guess that's what happens when you invite 517 people to watch you get married. We took back 8 & now I am regretting that.  I'm not regretting returning the kissing dolphins picture frame, though.

On Tuesday, I took an aerobics class.  On a trampoline.  Instant fun & I can't wait to do it again!

I am REALLY trying to d…

hello monday.

Hello, Monday.

Hello to the last Monday of school.
Hello to the last Monday of school.  That deserves two hellos.

Hello to a goal of making my bed everyday this week.  Starting tomorrow.  Sorry, today.

Hello to bike rides with the hubs.

Hello to talking & reading & dreaming outside on the porch until 10 pm. 

Hello to a nursery full of diapers & wipes, & even more full of love. 

Hello to colorful salad making.  With avocados. 

Hello to ice cream with a former student.  Who says she wants to be like me when she grows up.  #fullheart

Hello to a newly renovated closet.  Goodbye to one thing on my to-do list. 

Hello to a sweet card from a friend.  I love friends.

What are you saying hello to, today?

She gets it from her mama

I am surrounded by beautiful mamas.

Girlfriends who traded in their wine glasses & tube tops for sippy cups & burp cloths.
Kindergarten mamas who sneak in lunch box notes & hold hands at bus stops.
A step-mom who never had children of her own, but doesn't think of us as anything but.
A mother in-law who brought my love into this world.

And, my mama.
Beautiful on the inside, & out.  I usually hear one, two or all three of these things when people meet her.  "She looks so young."  "She has to be your sister."  "She must have had you when she was 14."  She grants her youthfulness on good genes & staying out of the sun.  Shoot.  Already lost that battle.

It's the small moments with her that I remember most from my childhood: Christmas baking, heart shaped sandwiches, warm blankets after playing in the snow, bedtime stories, beach walks.

Did she make mistakes?  Sure.  Like when she bought me windsuit outfits & took me for perms.  …


Dinner with friends this weekend sparked a fun conversation on college, cell phones, and social media. Two of which were not around much in my life between 2000-2004.  Which is a very good thing.  I can't imagine how my college experience would have been different if I had my iphone, facebook, twitter & whatever else is out there.  I would have done a lot less studying and way more stalking.  No...we just had good 'ol American AOL instant messenger "back then."  My screen name was abs402 & dev's highlite81.  Something to do with high school football, I think.  

Speaking of are some from my weekend!  1// my mini-marathon runner 2// cinco de mayo-ing 3// an Indiana county lesson.  Still couldn't tell you where we live. 4// wine & dine with my mama. 5// downtown brunch 6// encouragement from a friend.  I need to use the postal system more often. 7// libby sandwich  8// renting a movie.  last people on earth to do this, I believe.
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Granola Footballs

In the Fall, I am a football widow.  It really is nice stinks to be by myself every Friday night while Dev is at varsity games.  I wish I could be there to sit in the cold metal bleachers, judge stare at the snobby high school cheerleaders (that I used to be, #sorrynotsorry), & stuff my face with sodium-ladden popcorn.  Buuuuut....because I drive almost an hour to work + contain 26 5-year olds all day, I have a good excuse not to go to the games.  Now, when we have a baby I will be in the front row cheering them on in whatever they choose to do.  I just hope it involved tutus, glitter & dance routines to Thriller.   

Last spring, DC & his football-coaching buddies decided to compete in a Tough Mudder competition.  This involved diving into ice cold water, scaling walls & getting electrocuted while crawling through mud.  This also involved not inviting their wives.  But, you can better believe I quizzed him on who complained about their wife on the way down & that i…