Friday, October 30, 2009

hey...I know you



So these two have finally noticed each other and they're quite happy about it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

self portrait


this is Marlo on a horse, wearing a cowboy hat. The black things along each side are cacti.

Friday, October 23, 2009

one year.
my dad died one year ago today.
my only dad.
I'm trying not to think
of how much pain he was in,
of how little we talked
in the year before he died,
of all the drama and disrespect
that went on in the last week of his life,
perpetrated by his own family, no less.
I'm thinking of the things I learned from him
and the good times we had together.
Like camping.
My dad had everything
you could ever imagine you'd need.
We lived like kings
(only in tents).
His love of music.
Singing Joe Cocker, Ray Charles
and Creedence as he took me
to high school in the morning.
His cooking
and his gardening.
what I wouldn't do
for a tomato from his garden
or his pickled green beans.
Or how
when I was a very little girl,
he would run his fingers through my hair
and put me right to sleep.
How he thought I was so
smart and funny and beautiful
and a much greater person
than I'll ever be.
And what I almost forgot
in those last few years:
how much he loved me.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Brick or treat


still working out the kinks on Marlo's costume so she wore one of her dress ups to Legoland.

like weeds

Graham on left, Cash on right

Cash on left, Graham on right

Graham in front

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

what do you think?



not looking so identical in these to me.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

pumpkin patch.....



Usually I'm not that into Halloween because it gets in the way of my Christmas decorating, but today I found myself getting a smidge excited. I guess because Marlo was. Maybe this year we will decorate before the Day Of.

Friday, October 02, 2009

what's going on

well, I don't really know. Everything is a blur lately. I feel so out of touch.

  • Cash is sick. He has a cold, an eye infection and an ear infection, prompting us to cancel our photoshoot scheduled for tomorrow with sarah. So bummed.
  • Marlo had preschool photos today. I get teary-eyed looking at her because she's growing way too fast.
  • I miss talking to everybody!!! I'm texting & facebooking my best friends at midnight because that's the only time I have. And sister...I miss you. And I forgot to call my grandma today because I was caught up cleaning house. I'm looking at a shiny floor and thinking it was sooo not worth it. Damn OCD.
  • Reconnected with a friend I've been looking for for years on facebook. So happy.
  • I've lost 35 pounds since delivery. Still got 20 to go. Get your chin off the floor. I know it's a lot but it was bed rest, for pete's sake.
  • We are loving our new neighborhood.
  • I'm no longer breastfeeding. I agonized over if it was even worth pumping to only give them 3 oz a day...and then I pumped and nothing happened. I cried, but I'm okay. (sorry if it's TMI)
  • Mark and I are going to Las Vegas for a friend's wedding while his parents babysit, for which I am SO GRATEFUL. I plan on sleeping the whole trip.