Friday, January 31, 2014

It is a Fantastic Friday!

There are too many link ups today to even try to think of a fancy, or fun title. 
Today is Friday so that means we will have a link up with Lauren for High Five for Friday and


1. It is Super Bowl weekend people! 
See more about my excitement and such below in my link up with Sarah :)

2. X took all his medicine and seems to be without a cold or cough anymore! 
This is huge in our house! 
(Fingers crossed as I type this-well you get the idea)

3. My Dietbet weigh in is this Sunday morning!
Thank God it is before the Super Bowl! lol!

4. PLL was A-mazing this week! 
I know that some of you watch the show too....can't wait to discuss :)

5. X slept in his bed until 5am (normally he is out it by 2:45am)! 
Again I am crossing my fingers, and again this is HUGE! 
Please God tell me we have turned a corner with this kid :)


Next on the agenda is linking up with Lisa and Kristen for
Showered With Design

The final topic is...

Reflect on how 2014 has been so far.

2014 has really been great so far and I am looking forward to see what other wonderful things are ahead for our little family. We are eating healthy most of the time, enjoying time with each other, are busy at work, and trying to take each day one at a time :)


My next link up (I said there were a lot of them today) is with Shay, Sheaffer, and Mel for



I got my Pin-spiration from Sheaffer this month :)
http://www.pinteresttoldmeto.blogspot.com/2013/11/operation-cover-your-crotchal-area.html

Sheaffer listens to Pinterest a lot!
And I listen to Sheaffer A LOT!
Of course I jumped on Nordstrom.com once I received my gift cards for Christmas and picked up this soft and oh so comfy sweatshirt/tunic (currently sold out) she featured :)
Oh and I have those must have leggings too!
It is seriously the easiest outfit in the world to put together whether you are hanging out at home or running errands.
In my case, it was a lazy Friday night...

See my other Pin-spired looks for AugustSeptemberOctoberNovember, and January



And my FINAL link up for today is with Sarah for
Venus Trapped in Mars

This might just be my favorite of the day :)

I honestly don't think I have enough time to truly write everything I would love to say, 
but I will give it a try!
Sarah gave some great ideas on what you could include in your post, as well as basically telling you everything you need to know and more about the Super Bowl on a silver platter! You must check out her posts from this week! You won't be sorry :)

First and foremost I am a die hard Cleveland Browns fan!

Yes, that above image is the truth!
With that said, my obvious choice on the best colors in football have to be 
Orange, Brown, and White!
(If we were talking High School or college that would be a different story)


I mean seriously...those other colors don't stand a chance!

Now yes, my team hasn't come close very close to a Super Bowl appearance in all my years as a fan but I am still a fan!
I can't help it, I truly love them! I will be loyal til the day I die!

Since my team isn't in the big game :(
I will be rooting for the only option available in my opinion...

This guy! If you don't know this guy...please stop reading..seriously.
Peyton Manning might just be the greatest QB of my time!
As a Browns fan it is really hard to cheer on the Broncos, but as a Peyton fan it is a piece of cake!
I will be sporting some orange and navy this weekend like a true fan!

I also understand the game.
Funny Sports Ecard: I love NFL football  no, I dont watch to see men in tight pants. I watch to see what the offense does when they expect a 3-4 defense and get a Tampa 2. Questions?

I have grown up with the game.
I have been known to correct other females people when they can't figure out the difference between offense and defense, or when they don't know the position of a player based on his number. Not Sorry, I can't help it!

And don't get me started on how much I wished that the Cleveland Browns had cheerleaders! 
I would have been at those tryouts faster than who knows what!

What it boils down to is that I really love the NFL!
love
Must have this sweatshirt!

As far as food and drink go for the big game I posted some recipes I will be making here.
And check out one of my biggest pet peeves here ~ game related.

Who are you cheering for on Sunday?
Are you making any special foods for the game?

So that is all for today folks!
Thanks for sticking with me today :)
Don't forget to check out all the link up hosts and send them some love :)

Have a great Super Bowl weekend!




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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Family Photos

In my post here I gave you all a preview of our family/X turning 2 photos. 
We have all the photos now and I couldn't be more pleased! 
I just love the faces and color that Christy Rice is able to capture! 
We have worked with her for the last year and she is just so sweet and nice to work with. 
I feel like a gained a real friend :)

WARNING!!! Heavy photo post ahead!

If you are in the Columbus area you need to check her out!

Here are some from our first & second sessions...







 X was 1 in the above photos ~ taken at Franklin Park Conservatory





X was 18 months in the above photos ~ taken at Highbanks in the Metro Parks

And here are our photos from just this past December...































X is 2 in the above photos ~ taken in downtown Canal Winchester and the Slate Run Living Farm.

Christy really did an excellent job dealing with a on-the-go 2 year old 
and factoring in how cold it was outside.
She sent me over 100 images too!
It truly is great to work with her and have her capture special moments of our little family :)
I wish I was half as talented as her!

Again sorry for the picture overload today...at least I didn't include all 100+ photos :)

Do you get family photos taken each year?
Do you go somewhere or do them yourself?
If you are a DIYer....what kind of camera do you use?



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