Sunday, January 8, 2012

Life: Via My iPhone

I'm compelled to take a picture every time I see hearts in the clouds

 Me and my Lilly Pad Spencer

The result of my new Chi hair straightener I got for Christmas.

 Look at this one from 2009.  She's growing up so fast!

Last week I had bronchitis and a sinus infection, which was actually a blessing since I start back to school this week and I had yet to be sick all year- better to get sick when I don't have 12 hour clinical days!  But, last week also happened to be the Quadrantids Meteor Shower, which coincided with the coldest night of the year- about 18 degrees with the wind chill.  That didn't stop me and so at 2:30 AM Wednesday morning, I bundled up in two coats, a hood, hat, and blanket and headed outside to watch.  It was freezing, freezing cold, but wow! It was a pretty amazing sight. (The meteors-not me.  Well, I was definitely a sight, just in the fright kind of way, haha)

 Spencer got roller skates for Christmas and we took her to the roller skating rink one afternoon.  I didn't know those places still existed, but let me tell you- it was like walking into a time warp- nothing has changed since 1989.  Spence loved it and she's actually pretty good.

New Year's 2012

The above sequence is entitled- 

The Behavioral Breakdown of Spencer at the Biltmore

It's a crazy, but beautiful life we have.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Spencer and Lila
Little Katie and Little Sara

(Circa 1996)


How did they (and we) grow up so fast?

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Black Hole

I was looking at the camera roll on my phone tonight when I discovered these gems that I'd never seen before.  I found quite a few, all just like the ones below.  (There were about 30)  Before I get to the next part- I need to preface this- Spencer has broken every single cell phone I've had since she was born.  Every.  Single.  One.  (Plus two computers and many other electronics)  Okay, so when I got my new phone two weeks ago, I became the meanest mommy on the planet and said she couldn't play with it.  I didn't even download Angry Birds because I knew if she saw it, or saw me playing it, I would never be able to keep my phone out of her hands.

Which brings me to tonight when I found on it an extensive photo-docudrama of me hunting through my purse, aka, the black hole, for who-knows-what.

The search begins...  I look relatively calm.

                                                                    Still can't find it. Starting to look annoyed.

 And, I still can't find it.  I'm looking quite determined now.

 At last, I found the coveted object!  
I know it looks like I'm looking at the camera, or at least that I should have been aware that "someone" was taking a picture(s) of me, but I really didn't.  I have absolutely no recollection of this entire episode of events.  Which is actually kinda frightening... so I won't think about that part.

So when I got to this picture of me on the camera roll, I stopped for a minute and laughed and tried to figure out when it was and what I was searching for.  Then I swiped my finger across the phone's screen to see what picture was going to pop up next.  To my "surprise," the very next photo was a self-portrait of the guilty party! 

And who do you think should appear?  

The culprit:

Miss Spencer.

I'm not sure how she got my phone and I'm not sure how I didn't notice her taking a zillion pictures of me.  When I asked her about it, she said "Huh?  What did you say?" and then she repeated it each time I asked her, all the while laughing harder and harder.  It was ridiculously cute.  Clearly, I need to watch either my phone or Spencer more carefully.  (Kidding!) 

All of this brings me to my final thought:  Apple needs to make a kid-friendly, indestructible, unbreakable, waterproof iPhone/iTouch/iPad.  It would be a best seller, I guarantee it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thirty, Flirty and Thriving

(Above title is a quote from one of my favorite movies- anyone else a fan like me?)

So my 30th birthday has come and gone and I have to say it was one of the best birthday/birthday weekends I can remember.

 On Saturday morning I got 30 roses from parents.

Saturday evening a friend took me out for dinner, drinks and a little dancing.  At the restaurant they brought out different desserts with candles on them and champagne- it was very nice!  I didn't take a picture of that though, which I can't believe... but I'll still remember it.

Sunday afternoon I celebrated with my family.  My dad made my favorite meal and we all went over to my aunt's house to eat. Spencer got a little cranky when she found out mac n' cheese wasn't on the birthday menu!

Yes, that's 30 candles!

 And yes, I did blow out every single one of them!  I haven't missed a year yet :)  Isn't that just the cutest picture of me, ever? ha!

My mom ordered me cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake- of TLC's DC Cupcake- and they were SO good.  Definitely the best cupcake I've ever had, so all the hype is must be true because they were amazing.

I couldn't have asked for a better birthday and I'm just so grateful for everything.  I really am a lucky, lucky girl

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Twenty-Something Pictures

One picture each year 






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