Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scary Mommy Confession

My brother in law posted this picture on Facebook a few months ago, and I laughed so hard...and it has stuck with me.  So Much TRUTH!

And it kept replaying over and over and over in my head these past two days.  Because as my beautiful and precious toddler spent 85% of her awake time either squawking or screaming or throwing a fit or misbehaving or arching her back or kicking or refusing to obey....there were times when my patience ran thin!

But right as my mind was about to be lost, she would do something incredibly adorable or snuggle on my shoulder or ask for me to hold her or give me a hug or simply smile a most beautiful smile at me...and all my tensed emotions just seemed to melt away...

Ohhhh, she's lucky she's so dern cute.

love your babies; even when they make you crazy.

love, angie

Sunday, August 25, 2013

l'amour, amore, amor

Six years I've been lucky enough to be married to that stud of mine.  He is one cool cat who stole my heart immediately.  That big ole frame just houses my big ole teddy bear, who's strong for me all the time but also tender with the hearts of those he loves.  And giggle--oh he can make me giggle!

We just fit.  Like two peas in a pod.  Like cheese in macaroni.  Like perfection.

Here's to six years, my love!  And so many more that we almost lose count...almost...

 6 years of blessed marriage
5 parents' love and support
4 cars purchased and surgeries had
3 homes lived in and countries visited
2 church families and Saints games
1 beautiful daughter
0 regrets

you'll always be my favorite.
happy anniversary, babe!
love, angie

Friday, August 23, 2013

Long time no see, blogland

Hello, hello, hello??

I'm not sure if anyone ever read or "followed" my blog to begin with, but I'm sure I lost all two of them with my ridiculously long absence!

I cannot even begin to explain to you the craziness that our life has been.  We have been going non-s.t.o.p. since March...March, people!  It's August--that's six months without slowing down at all!  These past two weeks have been my hibernation phase and I'm finally starting to feel like a normal human being again.

I've thought of blogging again several times throughout those two weeks, but I could never settle on what direction I wanted to head after being gone for so long.  I still don't really know, but I had to make myself break my writer's block--I love this blog too much to just let it drift away!

First of all, let me remind you how cute my kid is...  That may sound pompous, but I'm her mama so I get to be :)

We had family pictures taken last month, and this one is our favorite...she's just perfect.
It has been so much to go through this age with her.  She is talking like nobody's business, learning new words and phrases daily (it seems hourly...) and we are constantly giggling at her little personality that's beginning to bloom.  It's just cool.

Second, I will be buying The Great Gatsby when it's released on Tuesday.  Because of that craziness I mentioned earlier, I wasn't able to go see it in the theaters; and the major English nerd inside of me was not happy about it.  I'm ready to get swept back into the world of literature--even if this time it's on the big screen.

Look at those characters--so much depth, even in a still shot.  Take me away Daisy; Nick; Gatsby...
Third, I am so ready for Fall that I can hardly stand it!  September through December is my absolute favorite time of year, hands down!  Granted, being in the deep south, we don't get to enjoy the full color and temperature changes that Fall brings in the more northern areas.  However, we still get our own version of cooler temps and I love em.  Plus it's FOOTBALL season, baby!  And the colors, and the smells, and the food, and the family gatherings, and the's just a time of joy...for months in a row!  And I just love it.

October really is a swell time...
So you better believe that come September 1, I will be busting out the full on Fall decor.  I. Can't. Wait!

Man it feels good to be back!  Hopefully my posting will find a regularity to it again now that I finally broke through my post-crazy writer's block.  I've missed you friends!

Until next time,
love, angie