Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Holiday Card . . .

I don't know about you, but right before we hit Thanksgiving, I am thinking about the holiday cards. We usually don't do posed family snap shots only because we've never been able to capture it. So I usually pull something from family vacations or funny pictures that we have captured of Willsey over the course of the year.

We just so happen to use the Christmas photo cards at Shutterfly. They have such a great variety of cards, whether you want contemporary or more traditional. I just so happen to have found a card that was created by the American Lung Association which means so much to me in many ways. As you all know my mom died of lung cancer and this would be the perfect way to give back and honor her as well.
courtesy of Shutterfly

There were 8 different cards in the Lung Association section to pick from, but this one was definitely my favorite. I always go for the bright, yet simple design, this best describes us as a family. I like this card because I don't have to choose just one photo and with Willsey there are endless options to choose from!

I have tried to do a couple posed pictures of Willsey in different outfits but lately he has not been in the mood. What's new there. I find, like I said above that most of the pictures that turn out great are the ones that are just snapped randomly. Out of the 1000's of pictures I have taken this year, I know I will be able to find a couple that are just perfect for this year's holiday card from Shutterfly.

So go check out Shutterfly for your holiday card, I am sure there is one that will suit your family as well!

Many Thanks to Shutterfly for giving me 50 free holiday cards which definitely makes my life easier this time of year!

*** shutterfly is offering 50 free holiday cards to bloggers, so go check them out. Thanks Brandi! What are you waiting for?! They have so much to offer like, holiday cards, calendars, or even their personalized mugs!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful . . .

I am thankful for my wonderful husband, Lew even when I have to remind him to put his dish in the's kind of our thing. I am thankful he laughs with my silliness and goofiness, because I am both of those. Love you Lewcious!

I am thankful for my sweet, train loving Willsey. Without him I don't know really who I would be. That sounds strange, but this little guy really has defined my life and made me thankful for everyday. He is my little side kick and I love him so. Tomorrow he and I are going to venture out for black friday, that's how tight we are. haha..

I am thankful for my family, my Pape, my sisters and my brother. Although we live in different states, I could not pick a better family for me. We are fit nicely with each other. Very thankful that my Pape is coming today for Thanksgiving.

Lastly. I am thankful my mom. I have realized lately when I look at pictures that I am really beginning to look more and more like her, the older I get. Which is not a bad thing because she was beautiful. I find myself saying things that she said, like supper and pop. I even notice myself doing things like she did, twirling her hair at her neck, sometimes I stop myself because it is so weird. When Willsey and I snuggle on the couch I sometimes imagine that it is my mom and I because, we used to do that. She would scratch my arm or even brush my hair. We even did this tell the day that she passed.

So. I am very thankful that I am turning into my mom. There is no better mom to turn in to.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CSN Stores Review Preview !

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from hip and trendy hand bags to counter height stools which are perfect for entertaining this time of year! I just love this online store and have found many great items since I was introduced to it.

We recently were looking for a all terrain wagon for Willsey and when we could not find the one we wanted, I turned to CSN stores online and we found it! Go check them out, you will not be disappointed. Perfect for all that holiday shopping. I have told everyone I know about it, and now I am telling you all.

I was contacted by CSN Stores to do a review of one of their many products....stay tuned for that! Many thanks to CSN Stores.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Just Love Him So !

Random pictures of my Willsey taken from my phone. I have pictures in there from when he was 1, now my little guy is getting closer and closer to 3! So amazing!

What random pics do you have in your phone? I would love to see post of other phone pics!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Such a Big Boy ! ! !

Willsey decided he wanted to try the big potty without his potty seat...such a cutie!

He looks like he is doing some kind of gymnastics move!

Can we say this kid needs a haircut? We are letting it grow out again but he needs a major trim which he hates to have done.
Yeah Willsey! Such a big boy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What's Been Happening . . .

A lot. That's why there has been a lack of blogging on my part. Plus, sometimes I am in the mood and other times I am not. Still reading blogs, but everyone needs a little break from it every once in a while. Keeps things fresh.

  • We have been doing a lot of baking, which I should take some pictures of but I always forget. I have to man the mixer as Willsey is more than likely chomping up whatever is in there. Yes. He gets to lick the beaters/paddle because you only live once and I got to lick the wooden spoon when I was a kid.
  • He is doing so well as school and talking up a storm. It's so cool to actually have conversations with him! The other night we were driving home from one of my training sessions and he said, "Look mommy, banana moon!" I mean that is just too cute for words. We just got his class picture and pictures and they are so funny! All the kids look like they were crying or they were totally bored. Willsey, he had his chin up in the air, not looking at the camera, totally hilarious!
  • Still working on the second baby. We have been trying since May. Not getting disappointed yet because Lew works extremely long hours and baby making time sometimes takes the back burner to sleep. But hopefully it will happen soon. We would love for Willsey to have a sibling.
  • I am doing Thanksgiving this year! It will only be for us and my Pape (dad) but that is even better. I have only cooked a turkey one other time so, I am totally excited to test out my cooking skills on my boys. Hopefully I don't serve them raw turkey! Ha! I am more of a baker than a cook. Do you have any exciting Thanksgiving day plans?
  • Started Christmas shopping for friends, I figured I can get some of it out of the way now. I plan on going out on black friday, because you really do get some awesome deals. I am kind of hoping some Thomas the Train things will be on sale. Thomas is expensive! Every time we go to Target Willsey gets a train. I have to stop the madness!
  • I had a great birthday and got some wonderful gifts. My Pape sent me almost 4lbs of Godiva chocolate! I do have a major sweet tooth and I have been trying to just have one a day. Not so easy my friends.
  • Willsey has another cold. Second one this fall. I know kids will get colds and pick up more germs when they are in school but this is ridiculous. They sing a song at the end of school which is totally cute but then they kiss their neighbor, which I frankly don't want Willsey doing anymore. I told Lew, and he just laughed at me. But I really feel like he is getting sick from it. I thought about emailing his teacher, since I do know her from the gym that I managed but I don't know. What do you think, going to far?

Well...I am off. I have to go and work on some programs for clients.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday....

Yes. I am going to toot my own horn. It's my birthday!

I feel very special and honored to have been born on Veteran's Day. To celebrate and share this day with all of our veterans.

My husband, my dad, my father in law. To all who have served and are currently watching over our country. Thank you.

This day is special in so many ways.

Now I am off to celebrate with my boys.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Little Stinker . . .

No. Not this little stinker that we met at the farm. He definitely had a stink to him for sure!

But this one. My little stinker. Literally.
Yesterday we were out playing in the gorgeous fall weather when Bubsy came over to me and said, "I gotta poop."

I asked him if he wanted to go on the potty, his response, "Nope."

The little stinker then proceeded to squat next to me, grunt, and when asked what he was doing, "I pooping mommy." Lovely.

Then for some private time he headed over to his leaf pile and chilled for a bit in there. I am sure one day he will hate me talking about this but it is just too funny not to share.

When he seemed to be all done I said, "Can I change your diaper?"

Willsey's response, "Nope, all finished!"

Monday, November 1, 2010


I know. Creative title. You can tell by the first picture how exhausted this kid was.

He had no nap and but had tons of energy in the beginning walking around the neighborhood. But after 15 houses and lots of stairs, this Bubsy was pooped. He even stopped on a couple neighbors steps after he got his candy and said, "Willsey tired, he need a rest." Then he would lay down on their stairs. Too funny!

Thanks Willsey for making this a great Halloween. Can't wait to see what you want to be next year my little comedian!