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Saturday, April 17, 2010


While Matt is in his recovery class...I took Syd on a drive up Mt. Hopkins Road.
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A few more Spring Shots of Sydney...

Friday, April 16, 2010


Today was quite a crazy day here at the care fell thru, managed to puncture 2 of the 3 inner tubes on the stroller, and Matt and I somehow managed to stay on Mountain time, when in fact we are on Pacific we were up much earlier than usual wondering why no one else was up...all in all its been an experience. Syd FINALLY crashed and now I am sipping a corona, taking in the Arizona breeze. Looking forward to sharing more soon...
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Another Birthday shoutout goes to Matt's Grandmother Lora...
or who Sydney knows at 'GiGi'. . . she turns 89 today!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

YOUcapture - FRESH

This week {FRESH} was the flowers I bought for the Open House we didn't have to have...and the {FRESH} blooms I have found all over my yard as Spring quietly creeps in! The weather is beautiful in KC this week, which of course meant it was vacation time for Matt and I.
We are headed down to Arizona as we speak...gearing up for the 2nd Annual Overland Journal Expo just south of Tuscon. I have never been to this part of the US and can't wait for the {FRESH} new scenery to surround me as I snap away with my camera. So...believe you me...I will have lots to post about upon our return!

For more {FRESH} ideas check out Beth's YOU-CAPTURE post of the week!


BIG shout out to me'mum today as she celebrates her 56th Birthday!
Yep . . . she is a TAX DAY BABY!
She is ALWAYS the life of the party...and we LOVE you LOTS!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here are a few

Spring Shots of Sydney...

Say that 3x as fast as you can!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Lilacs are my all time FAVORITE flower!
I love the way they smell and look.
Growing up we had, and my parents still have
a few LARGE bushes in their yard.
I have enjoyed the few that are in my current backyard.
And when they bloom, they adorn my house in Spring.
So I was OVERLY excited the other day while visiting
the soon to be new house, when I discovered
that the front porch is also adorned with
the same lovely Lilacs I have here...
Just another thing I LOVE about the new space...

Monday, April 12, 2010

23 Months

What a MONTH! Let's I log in to my brain and recap what Syd has been up to the past month these are some of the things that come to mind . . .

"No" has become a favorite word and we use it ALOT - We like to have Mom or Dad's FULL attention on us at all times if possible - We cut a few more teeth . . . and are cutting another one now - LOVE the outdoors, P A R K is a magic word . . . don't say it unless you mean it! - I like to SING to myself - A few times a week, I won't take a nap . . . just cause I don't want to. - My hair is getting so LONG . . . Mom might have to cut it - My imagination is starting to show . . . I try to feed and give my milk to my dolls and stuffed animals - I am RUNNING - I throw tantrums . . . sometimes even over the slightest thing - My vocabulary has QUADRUPLED in just 4 weeks and now I am repeating everything I hear . . . literally EVERYTHING! - I showed interest in my potty chair on and off . . . Mom and Dad hope to get serious about it once we are in our new house! - Still a picky eater - I like to get 'dirty', and then tell my parents that I am 'dirty' and then complain that I am 'dirty' until they do something about it - I make funny faces - AND funny noises - I can make noises you didn't think were real! - I LOVE to read books - But I also LOVE to 'D'raw' with pens, pencils, crayons, markers, and anything else I can find - When I see Fire Trucks I immediately say Daddy - I am speaking in broken sentences to get my points across - I LOVE to spend time with my friends and my favorite babysitter is SAMMIE - I adore my shoes and will take them on and off over and over again - I also try to dress and undress myself - Still can't leave home without my blankets - I wake up and like to chill on the couch with my waffle and milk watching my morning PBS shows! - I LOVE the slides at the Park - I am nosey and get in to everything . . . my ears work . . . just not when Mom and Dad ask me to do certain stuff!

Her personality shines through everyday and as frustrating as it is at times to not understand your toddler . . . she's made the overall experience pretty wonderful! Hard to believe that we are only one month away from celebrating that 2nd Birthday! Where did the time go? Next month she'll probably be driving!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Here is the Vase that we purchased at the recent Auction,
made locally by Four Staves Studio
that I talked about sharing with all of you . . .
when I had some flowers to display in it . . .
SO here is the vase . . .
With the Flowers . . .
And the little helper who photographed it with me!