Sunday, February 28, 2010

i can't even fathom

how this family is coping. god. coping doesn't even seem like the right word. they are on the verge of losing their precious baby girl to fucking cancer and my heart ( MY heart and i don't even know them) is breaking.

if you pray, please. please set aside some for layla grace. for her peace. for her family's long road to healing. her parents, her sisters. for their strength. for love to continue to surround them, to help them survive this nightmare.

and at the same time, please take a second to be thankful for every breath you have, for the moments you are lucky enough to share with your families. with your beautiful children. i certainly will.

marsh family, we are sending you our love.

fucking cancer.

Monday, February 15, 2010

oh, i forgot!

happy valentine's day!!!

seven months, one week and two whole days old!!


to go shopping and not come home with a little treat for my girl...

oh janie and jack. thank you for sales.

Friday, February 12, 2010

my girl and her naked feet

olivia has never met a sock she couldn't houdini her way out of. and her feet... they are positively EDIBLE, but it's 25 degrees outside and well, she really needs those pigs covered.

i've tried every kind of sock imaginable... even the kind with a velcro strap on the ankle to keep them snug and NO DICE. i've tried robeez. no luck.

so we've pulled out the big guns. (no, not duct tape, but so help me that is NEXT)...

she should be the proud little owner of these cutie shoes by next weekend:


courtesy of our new bffs at pediped! to be honest, i liked this pair a lot more because of the darker brown, but hey. i'm on a budget, people.

cross your fingers that this does the trick.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

makin over our mudroom...

i always want to post and i always forget. but i'm going to hold myself to posting about this project. DAMN IT. of course, it would be best to start with pictures of our current mudroom so you can see the makeover from start to finish, but i don't have any so this is whatcha get. it's this or no post. and i want to post more so COME ON.

my inspiration is this droooooooooooooooooooolly samantha set from pottery barn:

but in black. but it's a little out of my price range, unfortunately at $560 for the bench and shelf (no cushion or baskets included). so i did a little research and found this set from overstock for a total of $210 (no cushions or baskets included here either):

so this is what we're going with. i'm not sure i'll get a seat cushion for now, but i'll definitely score some baskets probably at the christmas tree shop or something. i'm also moving our desk down there, and getting some hanging mail organizers and some hooks down low for olivia's stuff (i know. she's a baby. but just yesterday she was five days old in the nicu on a feeding tube and now she's seven months old, 18 pounds and eating me out of house and home. she'll be a big girl by next week.) and an area rug.

i'm also thinking of getting a chalkboard, too, to write miscellaneous notes, but we'll see how much space i have. OH! and a new mat to wipe feet and a big basket for shoes.

i am on a mission to get a FEW projects done in this house this year! this is the first one, painting our front door and getting THAT entryway done is next!

stay tuned... or don't. i wouldn't trust me because i'm the worst updater ever. but i'll try!!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

nearly seven months old. WHAT?!?!?!?

how did this happen? my teeny, tiny baybay:

got all growed UP:


Lord help me.