Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Riley: I met up with a friend at a flower field so we could snaps a few photos of our kids...it was fun! 
Luke: going through a hard core super hero phase.
Dominic: future baseball player? The kid loves baseballs.    


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Riley: I played this game with her called. "let's see how long you can look at the camera with a straight face before I can make you laugh!" This is probably one of my favorite pictures of her throughout this whole series. It's authentically her. I love it! I told her a (imaginary) story about Ryan dancing in the street wearing a pink tutu, and had her laughing so hard. I was laughing too which is why this picture unintentionally ended up out of focus. 

Luke: This is an iPhone photo. I took several photos with my Canon but this iPhone photo ended up being my favorite photo of the week because it shows how much fun he had swigging from this tree.

Dominic: Another week I feel lost for words to describe just how cute he is...those little expressions he gives me, his little legs and feet...I can't get enough. He turns 9 months this week (and has 7 teeth...he got 5 all at once)     

Brain Dump: List Style + some iPhone snaps

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday Night, we meet again! Truth be told, I'm way too tired to do the usual 7 Quick Takes Post, so this little list will have to do. Happy Weekend!  

making cinnamon raisin ezekial bread toast with kerrygold butter :)   
cooking nothing with meat in it today since it's the first Friday of lent and we're fasting from it.
drinking coffee, kombucha, apple cider vinegar, emergenc-C, coffee, wine & water are my regulars during the day.

reading Bread and Wine | Readings for Lent and Easter....and it's been really good so far.
wanting new chairs for my dining table.
looking at Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.
playing The Adele station on Pandora.
wasting is a mango on top of my fridge. 
sewing Ha!
wishing to go back to Spain for a long visit.
enjoying the stage Dominic is in...who doesn't love a smiley, happy, baby?!
waiting for Dominic to wake up so I can nurse him before I go to sleep.
liking this glass of wine I'm drinking.
wondering where we'll be living a year from now.
loving that our home is currently filled with fresh flowers.
hoping for a productive and joy filled weekend.
marveling at what the Holy Spirit is revealing to me about what it means to "die to self."
needing to put the laundry in the washing machine in the dryer.
smelling the wine in my wine glass.
wearing a tank top, yoga pants, and a blanket my great grandma crochet'd. 
following Jesus
noticing how sensitive my children are.
knowing that love means sacrifice.

thinking that Jimmy Fallon is really funny. Thankful for laughter at the end of a stressful day. 
bookmarking well, I don't really bookmark stuff....but I did just read this fascinating interview Martha Stewart did for reddit. 
opening another bottle of wine. I promise I'm not a lush. 
giggling  at Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes"
feeling that happy feeling that accompanies a glass of wine. Again, I promise I'm not a lush. Also, feeling happy Spring is almost here.

(spring is coming!!!)

(3 Things that aid in my sanity: laptop, wine, Jimmy Fallon)

(day in the life: out doing errands and the kids always have to go to the bathroom at the WORST times)

(those little Flinstone Feet kill me)

(yep, real life right here!) 

(running errands with Peter Pan)


Thursday, March 6, 2014

"A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2014"

Riley: She recently got her haircut...and she was sad because it was shorter than she wanted.  
Luke: Now that he isn't sick anymore, he has been much more pleasant to be around and pretty darn sweet. It was a rough couple weeks with him.
Dominic: Doing a little untraditional portrait with him this week and just showing his chubby little baby feet! 

7 Quick Takes

Saturday, March 1, 2014
This weeks (very random!) 7 Quick Takes are short and sweet....here we go! To see more, see the linkup at Jen's blog. 

1.) We've got big plans this weekend; Ryan and I are going out without kids!! Sure, it's to our parish's crab feed, but finally, a whole evening without any kids interrupting...cue a chorus of angels singing!  In the past year, I think we've been on 2 dates and only 1 of them was just the 2 of us. It's hard not having family close, and our long time sitter moved away a couple years ago. So I've been looking forward to the good ol' crab feed for weeks now and am thrilled it's finally here! 

2.) Here's Riley with Sr. Maria Kolbe and Sr. Maria Rosario (her teachers) after she received the Sacrament of First reconciliation! It was such a beautiful evening filled with so much joy.

3.) Luke is still going strong with his Peter Pan infatuation

4.) Best article I've read in a long time on Depression and Anxiety: 5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety.  

5.) Any Walking Dead fans out there?  I'm usually anxiously waiting for Sunday night to come so I can watch the latest episode, but I'm having trouble getting into this season. Is it just me? I watched the mid season premier but haven't been motivated to catch up...does it get better?!

6.) Dominic will turn 9 months old in about a week and I think he's finally adjusting to the world and discovering that it can be a pretty fun place! He's in a great stage...super playful and smiling a lot! 


7.) The blogging challenge to post every day has been a lot harder than I thought it would be. Both of my boys were sick this week which left little time for blogging...but still, my brain felt like such mush at the end of the night and I could hardly put together a sentence. I also realized how self-conscious I am about things like grammar (seriously, is there a place online I can get some grammar help?) and just writing in general. I much prefer to tell stories in pictures! It's been fun though and I still have a lot of ideas of things I'd like to eventually share in this space....until then! 

Pax Christi, Kelli  
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