Monthly Archives: January 2011


This is the day I wogged* 5 miles. FIVE. WHOLE. MILES. for the first time ever! A beautiful day at the park + 1 misplaced car key = really funny story and 5 whole miles! As I was reminiscing today … Continue reading

Posted in a day in the life, run for it! | 1 Comment

j’adore chapeaux!

I love hats! My love for hats began at a young age and I haven’t really outgrown it. I’ve been told I’m a hat person so I’ll take the proverbial money and run with it. Here are a few of … Continue reading

Posted in odds and ends | 2 Comments

a few of my favorite things

my new kindle (source) my first kindle purchase   my new boots Star Wars Cookies (i have a love/hate relationship with these cookies) Sunsets watching the American Robin just outside my window tweeting and flitting about   (source) my new … Continue reading

Posted in cool stuff, Gratitude, odds and ends | 1 Comment

letter to myself

Dear Amber, Tomorrow begins a new year for you. It’s your birthday! I wanted to tell you a few things to keep in mind over the next year. First of all, lighten up. You’ve been far too serious, over analyzing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Colin, You are:

Mister inquisitive A hide-n-seeker My smarty pants A sensitive soul Teller of knock knock jokes My little spy Lego builder My mathematician Self-Discipline Student of the Month Social Butterfly Dairy eater My giggling goose My History Channel watcher Seeker of … Continue reading

Posted in Colin, Photos | Leave a comment

today i’m thankful for

early morning snuggles {taken with iPhone hipstamatic app} a clean bathroom encouraging words Isaiah 40:31 English Standard Version (ESV) but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall … Continue reading

Posted in a day in the life, Gratitude, quotables, words to live by | Leave a comment

in a kitchen far far away…

a jedi master known as mommy-o set to baking cookies of epic proportion the cast of characters the mission the journey the victory all for her young padawan   *cookie cutters may be found at Williams-Sonoma *i used a sugar … Continue reading

Posted in Colin, cool stuff, Food and beverage | 2 Comments

first snow

We had our first snow of 2011 on Monday. The kids had a heyday while it lasted.   Especially gathering up bits of snow And throwing snowballs at mommio   And then I put my camera down and fought back!!!!

Posted in a day in the life, Colin, Kate, Photos | Leave a comment

one little word : 2011

FOCUS defines focus as the following –noun a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity –verb (used with object) to bring to a focus or into focus: to focus the lens of a camera. to concentrate: to focus … Continue reading

Posted in quotables, word of the year, words to live by | 1 Comment

one little word from 2010

CHANGE check out the link above and stay tuned for my word for 2011. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~Andy Warhol shirt from

Posted in quotables, word of the year | 2 Comments