Sunday, July 31, 2011
I was determined to have a relaxing weekend as I have a problem with doing too much. And so far, it's been very relaxing. Here's my Saturday broken down in words and pictures.
I started off making breakfast for the family.
Later, Andy went to the movies with my parents while Carter and I ran errands. I had to pick up some essentials at CVS so I took Carter (while he napped) and I felt like a crazy coupon lady. I had a 25% off everything coupon good for the 30th only, and two $5 off coupons, I ended up buying $90 worth of stuff for $50! Yay! I'm usually bad about coupons, but that felt pretty good. I need to work on that!
We returned home and I put on a movie and made us some lunch. After Andy returned, I went upstairs and tried to nap, but it wasn't possible. I was really tired but only because I hadn't done much (already this was the laziest day I've had in months, and this would probably be considered a busy day to others!)
We wanted to do something fun for dinner, and Andy suggested we drive to Malibu. It was a little late at that point so I rushed to get ready because I knew I wanted to get some pictures in before the sun went down. I think the sun is at its prettiest right before it goes down when it's low enough to get some gorgeous sun flare pictures. And it was.
My mom and Roxanne also came, and we ended up at the Sunset Restaurant overlooking the beach where Andy proposed to me. It was just lovely.
I'm really happy with how the pictures turned out. Andy took the pictures of Carter and I, I set the settings how I wanted, found the perfect spot, and handed my camera off to Andy. Love them!
Dinner was good, yummy food, but the service was crappy (there's nothing worse than an arrogant waiter who is rude and argues with you).
But overall, it was another beautiful Saturday. I'm truly blessed.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
There are so many "things" that I find on a weekly basis that I just flat out love, and I want to start sharing them with you each week. I'll do my best to keep this up if I can. I hope you love these just as much as I do.
This week I love:
- This post on Look at the Birds: Good Mom, Bad Mom. She has two daughters, the oldest being the exact same age as Carter (to the day I think). She was able to articulate exactly how I feel about never judging another parent again (although I did see a father yelling and then spanking his two kids outside of a wine store at 11am this past Sunday, and I did judge him). So let me re-phrase that, it takes a lot for me to judge another parent. Thanks for writing this!
- These E Cards, found here.
- This blog post from Kristen Duke Photography with pictures from the workshop I went to over the weekend. Here's a taste:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I've been doing an OPK project this cycle. It involves glue and cardstock, but only because I couldn't find tape and regular paper. So yea...Andy made fun of me and asked what kind of new art project I was doing. My friend Roxanne saw thjs and thought they were pregnancy tests so she asked if I had something to tell her. No, no I do not. I actually get excited to get off work to take my daily OPK and glue it to this:
I have yet to get a positive OPK this month, which should be okay as long as I get one today. I could have gotten one already but missed it on the OPK because I'm taking these babies around 5:30pm everyday when they suggest that you take them late morning, or early afternoon. LH (Lutenizing Hormone) is secreted during the night, and wouldn't show up in your FMU so they suggest testing late morning. I could be missing my LH surge altogether by testing so late in the day, but it's doubtful.
Wanna chart stalk? My Ovulation Chart
I think it's purty. I'm kinda obsessed and keep looking at my chart just to start at it, as if I'll get some new magical fertility dust by looking at it long enough. Oh and I did end up getting a VIP membership (but only for three months). I hope I won't need to use it much longer, but it's fun so far.