Sunday, July 24, 2011

You're here, and I'm here, so I'll start talking...

I don't even know who I am anymore... I mean it.  I had the greatest day ever today, except I forgot my camera, (I know, right?!) and it's a shame because the entire day was sprinkled throughout with the following: My daughter, in her first ever, American Girl store, jumping up and down with the sheer bliss of the moment... My brother and sis (n-law) crashing our lunch date at PF Changs... school shopping with deals and fun galore... turning a corner at the mall and literally running into my brother and sis (n-law) again by accident...and treats at Red Mango.  When have you ever known me not to pack my camera?  I mean it?  When?  It's like I've become a different person all of a sudden. That said, I'm going to post random photos from our weekend when I actually had the camera in my hand. 

Some things I need to say and since you're here and I'm here, I'll say them to you.
 1) My little girl is growing up.  Way too soon, in fact.  I purchased several big girl items for her today and I don't think I'm ready.  My man and I locked eyes over one purchase in particular and then I think he went into denial.  Also, and this has nothing to do with what I just said, (when has that ever stopped me from saying it?) but I had to include this photo from early this morning... not one thing in life is sexier than a man doing dishes with his daughter.  Oh my word.  He is the only man in the world I'd do another six weeks of P90X with.  (Yes. We finally reached the half way mark. Heaven help me.)

2) I bought a big silk screening machine earlier this week for Etsy, and it's scaring the living daylights out of me.  My husband finds this funny.  Apparently I have a track record of not liking intimidating things, but warming up to them slowly over time.  Or so he says.  Whatever.  

3) I am going away for an overnight ALONE with my man this Friday night.  I really needed to share that since it's about all I can think about right now.  There will be BBQ pits, sunset walks along rocky shores, almond champagne, picnic time, ocean viewing, and possibly a kayak, if my man can convince me that we're not going to roll and then consequently drown and die.  I'm still holding out for a paddle boat instead.  Doesn't that seem like a safer choice?  You seldom hear about random couples drowning from paddle boat shipwrecks do you?  We'll see who wins.
 4) I will be temporarily closing my Etsy shop for the month of August only. (I will not be taking any more custom orders until September, but will have a wait list going if you want something added to it in the meantime.) It was a tough decision, as I've got a ton of ideas rolling around my brain, (when don't I?) but I had too much on my plate and something had to stop.  This will be the last week for July sales with all my remaining stock.  I will still be working on a bunch of fun things like those crates I showed a few posts back, along with a few other things for September, but I just need to breathe, and I know you guys totally get that.  I will also be spending this upcoming month working on getting myself organized.  Yahoo!
 5) Also... Alli, one of my BFF's is not moving afterall.  At the last minute (literally) they got a call that changed everything, and the heavens rejoiced.  (Or perhaps that was just me.)  This is me, tired from the weekend, but deliriously happy over this good news. 

What was your weekend full of?  

13 comments:

  1. Almond champagne????? Sounds de-licious!!!!

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  2. Yes, what is almond champagne?? Sounds yummy!

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  3. It's so bittersweet seeing our babies growing up...

    Glad you are taking a month off to regroup. You have your priorities right!

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  4. You brought fond memories back for me this morning talking about your little one seeing the American Girl Store.
    I will be sending my daughter off to college next month and it seems just like yesterday that I was giving her an American Girl birthday party. Yes, they grow too fast. Enjoy each step along the way.
    Enjoy your time off too. It's always nice to recharge especially when you can get some down time with your man.

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  5. I also forgot my camera this weekend while out and about and I'm so bummed. Maybe I was just meant to enjoy the moment and not be behind the camera. Love a man who does the dishes...my hubby helped me just last night with a major kitchen clean up. Good for you for taking some time off...think of all of the ideas that will come. Have fun on your trip with your man :)

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  6. I hope you have a wonderful time alone with the hubby! I vote paddle boat all the way! :o) Can you share where you got those individual letter stamps? I like their tall narrowness. I have the acrylic ones that you can peel and stick to a block. But these look quick and easy, and I'd love to pick up a set.

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  7. Overnight with your man alone? YOu lucky duck! :) Someday I'm gonna get me one of those!!

    I loved this post. How fun!

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  8. Elle Bee, I think I got the stamps at JoAnn Fabrics, but it was many years ago... I love them and use them all the time. If you can't find them in a store, you might try online?

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  9. love these pics as usual. i'm in awe at the changes in my big chick. she is so tall and beautiful. seriously jealous of her youthful glow;) btw you look like you have a youthful glow in that last pic. sun or not you're workin' it girlie:) love ya!

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  10. sounds like a great time. sometimes its okay to leave the camera at home and just live in the moment. its always so hard for me because i want to snap it all and then live it again with images but every once in a while i love not having had the camera.

    have fun on your night away. those are the best!

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  11. You are so tan! I want to be tan like you! Have fun on your little trip :)

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  12. Thanks! I like going to Joanne's so I'll check next time I'm near!

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  13. I have been through shopping for my daughter when she was turning into a young lady. Sad and happy all at the same time. Enjoy your getaway!

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