Sunday, December 29, 2013

My boot envy

I am on the eternal hunt for a beautiful pair of leather boots.  Anyone else feel like nothing quenches the craving?  My very sweet mother-in-law said to me the other day "I don't mean to be rude, but don't you have enough boots?"  My constant struggle - they were all a good deal, but not the best.  I am loving on these however...

Cavalier dress riding boot
 Sam Edelman 'Penny' Boot Womens Black

Sam Edelman penny boot

Frye Paige Tall Riding Women's Pull-on Boots Black Calf Leather : ...

It's always fun to look.  A want not a need (to quote my


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday = adventure day

Today we packed up our sleepy selves and got outside despite the rain and cold weather.  When I was little we used to meet my grandparents or breakfast on some spontaneous Saturday mornings. It was such a wonderful memory no matter where we were, a little diner or the Pancake House near Buffalo it was always fun.  This has stuck with me growing up and going out to breakfast is still one of my favorite things to do.
Since T has been out of town I decided the girls and I needed some adventure - so out we trounced rain boots and all to our local cafe for some yumm-o pancakes and E's favorite scrambled eggs.  There was nothing amazing or earth shattering about our morning, just the everyday wonderful gift of being together my girls and I making memories.  Lulu slept while E and I stacked creamer towers and made jelly trains while having conversations only a two year old can have.  As we walked out you could see people watching our little crew trounce out.  I was so proud of my little ladies and proud of us for getting outside of out everyday norm.
I have to thank Jen - from jenloveskev for changing my mindset from the daunting outlook of never ending housework to the joy of living in the moment while you have the moments.  Check out her story about their excursion to the ADK's for a hot air balloon fest with two babies in tow. 

It's definitely not always the easiest job, but I am so thankful for what I am being taught as a mom - about myself and how to see the outside world.  Slow down, have a seat and really soak in what this day has to offer you.

xxx, jnm

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Welcome to the new life.

We're back!  Welcome to the new normal, and it only took two years to get back behind the scenes.  The holidays are in full swing and my heart is full of thankfulness for everything and everyone around us.  Christmas makes me remember family both near and far and the friends we have made that are close like family.  Moving away is never thought we would find as good of people around us as we had. 
I wanted to introduce our two little balls of spunk, energy and lots of love to spread around.  Meet E and Lu.  My life would not be as much fun, as rich, or nearly as exhausting with out you girls.


She's a little excited Christmas is coming if you can't tell already.  Happy December 4th.