Wordless Wednesday

Too busy to stop….

We sure have been awfully busy lately, Not sure with what exactly but I know I’ve been doing something.  I have to be doing something to be this exhausted.  Actually, I haven’t been feeling well at all and am constantly achey.  I am afraid I might be experiencing early onset of arthritis and am totally frustrated with the effect it has on my desire to get back in shape or even to get out of bed some mornings.   Ah well, gotta keep on keepin’ on.   I just hope all my friends and family remain patient with me and my bemoaning.  My motivation is really low right now.  Hopefully, there will be tons of fun and exciting news coming up (potentially a new studio space, maybe ((please God)) a vacation and a new business venture… bla bla bla:-))


Snap crackle and popping






Wordless Wednesday – Wedding Montage

Thank you Eric and Bre for allowing me to capture your day

Word-full Wednesday



Maybe  the concept of Wordless Wednesday escapes me OR maybe I can’t keep my mouth shut long enough to let pictures speak for themselves.  Either way, I must shout out to the masses about the enormous gratitude I have for the men in my life.  More-so now than any other time, I have come to realize the value of good role models and teachers for our boys.

I am seeing glimpses of the man Parker is to become not only in his appearance (he has already shot up way past my 5’7″ self and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon), but also in the sophistication of his thought processes as well.  Of course, that was in between all the eye rolling and begging for a candy bar at the store, but it is there, ready for emergence and being put to test as he takes up a role of protector and teacher to baby brother Jude.  It makes my heart sing to see how natural it is for the two to interact.  Big brother is now the role model and he does it effortlessly.  It also speaks well about the men who have had influence in Parker’s life.

They are both very lucky to have strong uncles, grandfathers, and a wonderful father as a powerful launching pad to the men they will become. and for that I am eternally grateful.  That is not to say mothers and women are not equally important, and there are a dazzling amount of amazing women in their lives as well, but the man teaches a boy how to be a man.  Today, that is what I am grateful for.  I believe that one of the most important things a mother can do for her children is to surround them with the people who have the qualities she want’s them to have.





With love and joy,


Wordfull Wednesday: Hey Jude, It’s your Birthday

For the benefit of Mr. Kite
There will be a show tonight on trampoline
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo-Fanques is there, what a scene
Over men and horses hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!

Being for the The Benefit of Mr. Kite~ Beatles

I can’t believe that one year ago I was blessed to look into the beautiful eyes of my Jude Micheul.  It has been a whirlwind ever since.  HE has been a whirlwind!  We celebrated his one year birthday is style this weeked.  We had a Beatles themed extravaganza and so may of our wonderful family and friends joined us in celebaration.

The party was a huge success and a splendid time was guaranteed for all.

Especially for this little guy!  He loved every second of it and had a blast having so many people in the house to entertain him and feed him goodies.  The cake was a great hit.  We had it “commissioned” by the wonderful and fabulous people at The Cake Stand in McKinney, TX.  It was by far the most beautiful and tasty cake I have ever had…. Pretty sure Jude agreed.

We put so much time and effort into the decorations that the house looked amazing.  Honestly, it looks so lovely I didn’t want to take any of it down. I will definitely post more pics later when I have more time.

We also had tons of fun with our very own Yellow Submarine.

What a celebration!  We seriously partied all day!




After it was all said and done, I can’t help but reflect on some of my favorite highlights from pregnancy, birth and this magicaly exhausting year.



Thoughts about Jude.

~It was such a quick and uneventful pregnancy.  Once he started moving around in my tummy he never stopped.  I haven’t slept in well over a year!

~I was sad that I couldn’t deliver naturally and had to have Jude by scheduled C-section, but it was a fleeting sadness as I have a beautiful and healthy child and that is all that matters in the end.

~Going into Labor and delivery was a fun and happy ocasion.  I was fun to watch Simon freak out.  We prepared a playlist on the ipod to have playing in the OR and at aprox 1:07, while the Dr.s and Nurses were belting out “Na Na NaNaNa…Heeey Jude” (song #2 on play list), Jude made his grand entrance.  He was born to his name and that is one of the best memories of my life.

The nurses wouldn’t keep him in the nursery very long because he never stopped screaming.  He wouldn’t sleep unless he was breast feeding or being held…..he still will not sleep unless he is breast feeding or being held…..We are still VERY tired.

The following months were some of the most intense and happy months of my life.  Jude has a spark that is blinding at times. Jude has a determination that is stronger than most adults.  He doesn’t go around anything.  He either barels over or through whatever obstacle is in his way. That includes sleeping or not sleeping, eating or not eating, and furniture.

He is notably very serious and studies everything.  It is hard to get a picture of him smiling, yet he smiles and laughs all the time. He already shows he has whit and sense of humor.

Jude is a tiny little thing at just over 18lbs, but there is nothing delicate about him. He has grace and is well coordinated.  I am reminded of this constantly when I find him on top of tables and chairs, standing up in his highchair or balancing on the edge of anything he can.

Jude likes to french kiss pit bulls.  (Much to our dog Magners’ delight and my exasperation)

I have so many more thoughts about our life with Jude but I must go rescue the little booger, who has managed to climb inside his dresser drawer and is stuck…..

All you need is Love and


Wordless Wednesday: My Sweetness

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