If I were...
I got this from my mom's blog - I think it's a fun way to show you a little bit about me.
If I were a month, I’d be April. (I love rainy days)
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Thursday.
If I were a time of day, I’d be 6 am.
If I were a planet, I’d be Earth.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be an angelfish.
If I were a direction, I’d be forward.
If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be a china cabinet.
If I were a liquid, I’d be italian soda. (sweet, fun & fizzy)
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a diamond. (classic and goes with everything)
If I were a tree, I’d be a magnolia. (Southern and sweet smelling)
If I were a tool, I’d be a pressure washer. (high-powered, efficient, gets the job done)
If I were a flower, I’d be a peony.
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be sunny.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a flute.
If I were a color, I’d be rosy pink.
If I were an emotion, I’d be love.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a kiwi.
If I were a sound, I’d be a wind chime.
If I were an element, I’d be water.
If I were a car, I’d be a Bentley.
If I were a food, I’d be a fresh baked cookie.
If I were a place, I’d be a beach house.
If I were a material, I’d be cashmere.
If I were a taste, I’d be sweet.
If I were a scent, I'd be the smell of rain.
If I were an object, I'd be an heirloom.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
If I were...
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 8:36 AM
Monday, March 29, 2010
On this day 7 years ago we said "I Do". Our beautiful wedding was held at Pebble Hill Plantation and it was only the beginning. I can't wait to see what the next 7 years will bring!
(This is not one of our "official" wedding pics but I couldn't put my hands on those quickly)
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 7:27 AM
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We had a happy weekend! Addison had her first dip in the pool and she loved it. My favorite part was putting her in the bathing suit I had ordered from Janie & Jack before she was even born. I had intended it to be for the 4th of July but I was a bit off in my size estimate. Luckily we live in a place that calls for bathing suits year-round!
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 8:59 PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Last weekend I went to a Dr. Suess themed baby shower. It was super cute! The mom-to-be is using this theme in her nursery and they aren't finding out the sex of the baby until he/she arrives. I think it sounds very exciting but I honestly don't think I'd be able to do it. I have heard it's a fun thing to do for the second baby if you found out ahead of time for the first but I still think I'd have to know. I admire the sense of spontaniety it takes but don't have it myself. Anyway, it was a fun party with lots of special details. I really love parties that are planned with such attention to detail!!
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 10:01 AM
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I haven't been able to hear properly for a week. I blogged last week about how I was getting over a cold. Yep, one week later and I'm still getting over it. The cold itself is long gone but I still sound congested and my ears won't pop. It's one of the most frustrating experiences ever - there is only one voice I can hear clearly and it's my own (very loudly in my head). Anyway, other than that major annoyance life is good. I went and played Bunco with some of my favorite girls Friday night, it was a pajama party and lots of fun! The rest of the weekend was relaxing and happy. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I am alive and well (or kinda sick). The last time I blogged I was feeling tired and overwhelmed. Well, since then we've all gotten a cold which we are still trying to kick to the curb, but despite that I'm feeling good this week! I had a great weekend that consisted of several fun activities (pictures coming in another post) including cleaning my house. No, I'm not crazy - I actually think it's fun to clean my house. We moved several big baby items into storage. It was bittersweet to see the swing and bouncy seat go - Addison is getting big! The good news is that it made things feel less cluttered and that has done great things for my motivation levels. I am suddenly getting a few other looming projects out of the way and I feel better each time I cross one off of the list. My desk at work is getting cleaner and cleaner and my list at home is getting shorter. That is gooood stuff.
In other news, you've probably noticed that in my last couple of posts I have referred to the baby by her name instead of Rosebud. I have felt conflicted about this. I don't use my first or last name on this blog so I feel like it's pretty safe to use her name. The biggest reason I am probably going to start using it is that as cute as the name "Rosebud" is, I don't really want that to become her nickname and more and more people in real life have been calling her that. Do you have any opinions on using real names on blogs? I'd like to know ...
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I was all set to blog about fun things like fluffy towels and scented soaps but that will have to wait for another day. To say I am tired doesn't even begin to cover it. Last night was difficult - Addison has a cold (I think) and woke up fussy in the middle of the night. I could not get her back to sleep (that's the first time that has ever happened) so I finally gave in and put her in my bed where she rolled around and grabbed my face until she finally surrendered to slumber. I slept lightly and was all stiff when I finally put her back in her crib at 5 am. She's having a tough day of fighting sleep again today and I feel guilty, guilty, guilty that she is at daycare. I had a torturous 3 hour meeting this morning and although my desk looks more like a paper mountain than a desk, I can't focus this afternoon. I just want to sleep. I want to feel caught up. I want my house to be organized and peaceful so I can write that blog post about everyday bliss. But today is not the day. It would be very fake of me to write that post today.
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 2:17 PM
Sunday, March 7, 2010
We went to Miami this weekend for a baby shower that was being held for one of my very best friends from college. Before the shower, we went to Fairchild Gardens to walk around and have lunch. It was beautiful! I did not have my camera with me and I was so sad because there were so many great photo opportunities. However, it's probably better that I didn't, that way we could just talk and I wasn't distracted with my camera. After the Gardens we did a mad dash back to my friend's house to get ready and leave for the shower (again, I forgot my camera in the hurry!). The shower was great and I had the unexpected surprise of seeing another sorority sister that I had not seen in more than 5 years. I was nervous because Addison had not had a good nap all day, just little cat naps. She did great though! She was smiley and social all afternoon. She finally crashed at the end of the shower, she just laid her head on my shoulder and fell asleep. I was so thankful that she was so easygoing. It was great to get to be there to celebrate with Melissa and spend some time with her before she becomes a mommy. I put together a really fun basket of lots of my favorite baby items for her but I was obviously not in photography mode this weekend because I forgot to take a pic of that too!
I got back in the mood to take pics today though, I took some cute pics of the baby outside this afternoon when we got home. I'll post some this week!
Photo of Fairchild Gardens via Flickr
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We had a playdate on Friday with the twins. It was so funny watching them interact with "Baby Addison", as they call her. They have this adorable thing where if you ask them how much they love Baby Addison, they say "To the moon & back!" in their tiny voices. Melts my heart every time! We have "I love you to the moon & back again" on the wall of her nursery so I especially love that saying. The boys also thought it was funny to walk over and touch her head. They cracked me up! We took a walk at the end of the afternoon and let me just say, Jody has her hands FULL! I don't know how she handles it - just on the way back from the park we had a lost shoe in the middle of the road, one standing up in the stroller, another trying to pull the awnings off to get snacks ... can someone say energy?!? They are very well behaved and sweet little boys- Rosebud is so lucky to have such cute little friends. Already, they've been trick or treating together, to the polo matches, and there many more adventures to come I'm sure.
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 7:34 AM
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It's all his fault. I was going to start working out today but Jake had to pick Vienna and now instead of exercising, I feel the need to eat cookies to cope with my grief. Okay, so maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to eat some of these ...
Yes, there are 32 cases of Girl Scout Cookies sitting in the hallway outside of my office. That is 384 boxes of cookies calling out to me every single time I walk by. One can only ignore the call for so long.
Monday, March 1, 2010
This post is something I have been pondering as a result of reading a few other related posts (like this one) and a few recent conversations with friends. It's about "ifs" and "whens". You see, like many others I have always looked forward to the next big thing - college, grad school, marriage, home ownership, motherhood. Well, now that all of the big things have occured - what's next? Don't get me wrong, I am not struggling with discontenment (who has time for that?! lol), I am merely sharing some thoughts. These past few months have gone by in a flash but it's the ordinary days we've been busy with. No big trips, new jobs or fabulous events. Just dinnertime, morning snuggles, groceries and baby food. It's wonderful and I have never been happier, but I do find myself feeling a little lame when I see someone I haven't talked to in awhile and they say "what have you been up to?" As much as these things are time consuming and great to me, they don't sound very exciting when you verbalize them. That said, I have realized something about myself. I am perfectly content with "non-excitement" right now.
For a long time I would say "If only I had this ..." or "When this happens, then ..." but today I am embracing the here and now. It's wonderful to have goals and dreams (I've got plenty) but it's also important to be in the present. If you spend your days wishing for the next big thing, you'll blink and realize it was the little moments you want back. Sometime the little things are the best things. Sure, I want trips, a bigger house, and more money in the bank but wanting those things is not what I choose to focus on today. I truly have more than enough (in the words of Dave Ramsey - I'm better than I deserve). I am blessed to have a healthy little girl and a loving husband but even if I didn't have that, I'd focus on what was good about today. Whether it be tiny smiles, or lunch with a friend - a delicious meal, or a long talk with someone beloved - a favorite tv show or a good laugh -- these are all the gifts of every day that pass us by if we don't stop and unwrap them. So for now, I am working on throwing the ifs and whens out the door. I'm going to focus on enjoying every day and making the most of what I have... which is a lot.