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WordPress is a thief

I wrote a very long, witty, detailed post about (finally) oiling our butcher block counter on the kitchen island last week. And then? I did the unthinkable and proof read it. For serious. I even corrected phone keyboard typos! And then? WordPress ate it.

Booooo.

So now, no lovely post full of humor and lessons learned and blah blah blah. Just pictures so there is proof I actually cleaned off the island. And pictures of my cute kids. WordPress, don’t eat this, too please.

Oh, and no promises about proof reading anything in the future. ­čÖé

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I forgot the island pictures. See what writing before dawn will do to one’s brain? Anyway, gets the pretty counter now that it has finally gotten a coat of mineral oil.

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Really long curtains (really)

Our windows are huge. Like, door sized huge. All of them except the two next to the fireplace are over 5 feet tall! We inherited nice honeycomb shades for them, but took them down during last years demo. The south facing windows got then reinstalled right away (thanks mom!) because they face the street & I am a nursing mom. I think the neighbors and other passers by appreciate that a lot. ­čÖé

Here’s the thing though. The blinds have zero character, have to be mounted to the front of the window trim which is ugly, and have uber long cords that are a safety hazard for the little ones. So while great for blocking heat, i really don’t love them.

For the girls room we hung beautiful curtains with my grandmas old quilt squares, and some new ones made from her fabric pile ( thanks mom!). The rest of the house is still sporting blut (pronounced “bluet”.grandmas Alsatian word for naked) windows. This is mostly only a problem in our bedroom and playroom where I often nurse. I’ve been on a hunt for curtains or fabric, but 100″+ long curtains are crazy expensive! So when I stumbled across some tan plaid ones online for $12.99/ panel I jumped on them like they were chocolate. Tan plaid?! Yes. At that price I was willing to risk it. Turns out they’re awesome! Country, rustic, lovely. Yay!

We hung then in the playroom’s east facing windows from homemade curtain Ross. Really long curtain rods are also super nutso expensive! Joe bought cheapy cheap dowels & used dowel screws to get the length we needed. I have to go back & stain or paying them, but that’ll happen when we get around to the trim someday.

Mostly, I am thrilled with having real curtains in this room & it’s nice to not worry about the neighbors when Lily wants to nurse. Now we are 2 windows down with 27 to go! ­čśë

In completely unrelated events, Lily is one! Her first birthday was yesterday and it was awesome. We ride the train in Brackenridge park, a new family birthday tradition, met Joe for lunch, visited my grandma (dads mom) in the hospital, and had a Christmas party.

Yes I did just say Christmas. Yes it’s summer. Christmas is my favorite. Even more than chocolate (maybe because it involves lots of chocolate?). So since my baby’s birthday landed on 7/25, it’s going to be Christmas in July birthday extravaganzas every year! Until the “mooo-oooom. That’s lame.” starts. While she can’t talk though and I get to plan her parties, pink trees, snow covered cake, and carols it will be!

Chances I scar her for life & she converts to Judaism?

Anyway, Lily it’s amazing, loving, smart, so funny, and a pure joy. Being her mom is a true honor and we are so blessed to have such a beautiful girl in our family. Love you my little Lily love!

Here are some pictures of our playroom curtains (person the post birthday craziness in the room… Even though her party was at a dear family friends house…), and of the birthday girl.

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It only took 8 months

for us to get a picture of Lily up in our house (for more than just Christmas). Sorry dear second child. I love you just as much as your big sister. It’s just a bit harder to find the time to print/frame photos of the second child than the first, especially when we used to live with free babysitters (hi mom and dad!). I also threw a photo of my dad and baby me on the mantel since I was way cuter as a baby. ­čÖé So who thinks Lily looks like me? Like Joe? Like neither? Both?
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Lets Rodeo San Antonio!

It’s stockshow and rodeo time! We took the girls last week and had awesome fun. We’re going again over the weekend since we didn’t get to ride ponies, get Go Texan samples or see a number of fun looking exhibits. We also have to hit up the petting zoo next time. The kids (all 3 of them) love petting zoos. ­čśë

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Patsy Lou was so excited she could hardly sit still!
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imagePatsy Lou insisted on getting her photo at every one of these we saw.
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Lily was checking out the other baby competition. The chicks were cute, but no match for Lily’s adorableness. I may be biased, but only slightly.

imageI don’t know what part of this picture I love most. My baby eating fun squeeze food, the awesome fajitas, or Joe and the pig ears.
imageWaiting for the pig races. Joe insisted on wearing those pig ears the rest of the night. Patsy Lou was our section’s cheerleader, and since our pig won his race, she got a pig nose and cookies!
imageShe and Joe loved trading the pig nose back and forth, and we all loved those cookies.
imageThe Texas tent is really great this year. Highly recommend it. Bug LOVED milking the fake cow. So did Joe. Again, I have 3 kids.
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Planting “seeds” in rocks was fun until bug realized it was a total sham and the fake coins┬áperpetration┬áthemselves as seeds and the rocks instead of soil wouldn’t grow. She’s still convinced her silk roses she planted in Aunt MarMar’s parking lot at the flower shop are growing though.

So that’s the fun from our first rodeo trip of the year. Thanks to groupon and the season pass, we’ll be back a few more times. So much fun, such tired kids, such good sleep for me since they crash for many hours after a trip to the┬ástock show. ­čÖé

Growing up

My little girl is almost THREE years old! The toddler bed was quickly becoming too small for Patsy Lou. Conveniently, Lily us now too big for the pack n play & we really need to get her into the crib. Since the crib mattress is no longer being used by Patsy’s toddler bed, we can finally assemble the crib! Hopefully that gets done this afternoon someone between naps & bedtime. For now, wet least bug is in her much bigger bed. I think it desperately needs a headboard (Ana White most likely though I don’t know which plan yet), & lets not even get into the lack of decorations on the walls.

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My loves

Except for chocolate, this picture has all of my favirites. My little family (surrounded by lots & lots of other family) in front of the tree at Grandma’s farm on Christmas eve. It’s where I’ve been every Christmas eve of my life, & it’s my absolute favorite day at my favorite place. To be able to take my own family now is just awesome. I think this picture must be what heaven is like. Except with chocolate.

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Favorite things

Sweet (kool aid or good southern sweet tea level sweet) red wine, chocolate, too big jeans (even if i bought them that way), Christmas, old junk treasures, family, NAPTIME. Today is one of those days where you’re sure it’s a Monday, but it’s not. Or that you were really awful & the karma bus just hit you & flattened you like Kansas. But both girls napping AT THE SAME TIME giving me the chance to drool over all the pretty things that pop up on a search for “vintage jadite” for my yet-to-collect collection on etsy? Favoritest of all.

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