Tuesday, December 25, 2012

When Owen met Santa...

Just so we have it save some where for posterity. Not sure of OR a fan of the bearded man.

Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

sugar and spice

Just had to share this darling pic of SJP with her 2 sweet girls.  OMG pig tails and sweet coats and shoes... I die.  Little girls clothes are so much cuter than guys.  Although my boy can rock some overalls and a sweet sweater and cords like no other.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

i belong with you, you belong with me

everyone knows and loves The Lumineers.  this song took over my summer playlist and now the radios are playing it as well.  this morning while driving o to school i heard it and tears stung my eyes. 

"i belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweeeethearttt".  

i really just need to have a good cry for those sweet babies but haven't yet. i catch myself tearing up and the lump coming up my throat but i fight it back down.  i am scared if i start i might not be able to stop. 

Lord, help those families and heal their hearts.  bring something good to their lives to help fill the void that was left during this time that is suppose to be filled with children's laughter and delight in the magic of it all... i will never be able to wrap my brain around it all. and the teachers, who were just going to work to teach and protected those children to the fullest extent. If anything, we have been affected by this to the point of change. I hope.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

hey santa - i left something off my list...

it's over at the FURBISH...do you mind?

a few of my favorite things...

so having a child in daycare [or school as we like to call it] means i have to make / buy things for the teachers to show my utter gratitude for taking care of my wonderful child [i.e. making sure he naps/eats/doesn't sit in poop all day and maybe sing him a song or two while your at it]. 

it is hard enough for me to hangout with my guy for one full day and keep him happy so big props to this ladies who bust it out with 8 babies at their knees.  these ladies are seriously amazing and i know it takes special SPECIAL people to take care of others with the love and care they show my guy every day.

to show them my unwavering gratitude i plan to do something i have not yet truly embraced - the art of baking... so here are a few of my favs on the Pinterest i plan to wip up over the weekend for these lovlies...

salted caramels YES PLEASE

peppermint bark Bells to the Yeah 

Buckeyes Get in my belly

i just hope the hubs keeps his paws off so they actually make it to the school.. hope they love them!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fra la la la laaaaa

Just a few haps around case de Archer for the holidays...

owen's fab advent calendar created by his gramma, aunts and uncle

our tree, a little hazy but so perfect

lights on the mantel.  new for 2012 but added the perfect touch.