Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Significant Brother :)

Spent the evening pulling some things together to send to Brasil to the cutest missionary ever:
One of the highlights from Christmas was chatting with Marshall for a few minutes--I miss having him around and hearing his funny stories. I'd tease Marshall about being my "significant brother" whenever we were out in public, and you could just tell he would be so annoyed with me! I miss looking over during church and see him drawing all over the program for the meeting. I love getting his emails every week and hearing about all his amazing experiences...and funny stories, like this one. I'm excited that he's coming home this year! :)

I'm trying to find single serving little things of peanut butter like they have at hotels to include in the package. If you know where I could find some, let me know!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Card Swaps!

I loved participating in a couple swaps over the holiday season, so it was fun when I came across more card swaps for Valentine's Day! Several people asked me about the swaps I participated in over the holiday season, but by the time they asked, it was too late to sign up...SO...if you want to get in on the Valentine Card swaps that I'm participating in, sign up now! :)

The first swap is over at The Stationery Place. Lyndsey is a friend of mine who formerly worked at American Crafts. Her blog always has inspiring paper-slash-stationery related inspiration from around the web. Be sure and add her blog to your reader! Sign up deadline: January 20th. Visit her blog for more details.

Crow and Canary is also hosting a Valentine's Card swap! I just recently found this blog, and it's a super fun blog showcasing all-things stationery. Love it! Sign up deadline: January 21st. Click here for more details.

Unrelated, I saw these pics of kitchens on My Happy Little Life today and totally fell in love.

Someday my kitchen will be as awesome as these kitchens! ♥

Images via My Happy Little Life.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Just a thought.

via here.

ps...I've spent too much time on this tumblr it!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Made Me Laugh

I really laughed-out-loud when I watched this! Enjoy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Looking Into The Past

I found this blogpost saved in my posts from August, but it was never posted! Oops.

Loved this photoset on Flickr by photographer Jason Powell.

All photos from Jason Powell's Looking Into The Past collection on Flickr.

On Being Perfect.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome, 2011!

Let me (and Claire, Bubba and Katie!) be the last ones to wish you a Happy New Year! It totally made my whole year when the trio showed up this afternoon! I happily drop whatever I'm doing when those kiddos come for a visit and get a few good laughs in. Love them.

I think this year, more than any previous new year, I've been so excited about the idea of a new beginning, a fresh start, new opportunities, and big dreams. This is going to be my year. So many things on my list of things to accomplish in 2011.

2010 was an amazing year:
• story of Jack the Snowman
• katie and I attempted to "scrapbook"
Michael Buble concert with Sarah!
• learning that Katie would be having a baby with "outdoor plumbing"
• spending time at home for my birthday
BSB concert with Katie, Michelle and Gina!
• CHA in Chicago and then spending a little extra time with Mom and Sarah in Chi-Town and driving back to St Louis
• Baby Caleb aka Bubba was born
• mom gave my room some much needed attention and left behind some beautiful sunflowers :)
• another trip home and flying solo with Claire
• falling in love with little Claire's smile all over again
• quick trip with mom to Houston for the Quilt Festival and staying with Beth!
• our first white Christmas, spending time with the family, talking with Marshall on the phone, hearing stories of mom & dad's courtship, eating at The Peel, minute-to-win-it games, stories, playing Just Dance on the wii, laughing hysterically over nothing, getting a visit from the "Christmas man"...basically the best Christmas ever!

Lots of ups, a few downs, and everything between. It was a good year. High hopes for an amazing year!

Much love, me

(ps...story about the top right pic: we told Claire to make a face like Bubba, and that's what she came up with. Love her!)