Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter 2014

Easter this year was pretty low key.    Jolie opened the goodies in her basket, we snacked on some candy and then we headed to my grandparent's for lunch.



Since the boys are too big for the Bunny, Jolie and I put together a little good basket so they don't feel left out on Easter morning.  This year, they got candy (duh!) and Sports Illustrated Greatest Moments coffee table books.



We also celebrated Nathan's birthday with family.  He asked for money instead of a party so that's what we did.




Friday, April 18, 2014

Five on Friday



one



Divergent--
FINALLY went to see this movie with THIS GIRL and it did NOT disappoint.  The set, the cast (um, Theo James as Four?  SWOON)-- all perfect.  It's been so long since I read this book, it's hard for me to do a true comparison, but I noticed a few changes.  Nothing that changed the story line though and it still worked.
two




Easter clothes-- maybe it's a Southern thing, but even as a kid, I would get new dress clothes--particularly shoes-- in my Easter basket every year.   And one I have continued with my own kids. 

three


President of the "I Love/Hate Jillian" club-- what is it about this woman that keeps me coming back? Oh yeah,  she's effective at kicking my ass.  

four



All of Me-- this song by John Legend gets me all weepy every time I hear it.  I made Joe dance with me at the wedding we were in last month and whenever it's on the radio, I turn it up and sing like I actually have talent. 

five


Book Club-- I love my little book club.  We just finished Lovely Bones, which I know many have already read because it's been out awhile and had an amazing movie.   It was still on all of our to-read lists and now I can't wait to discuss it with the group.





Now excuse me while I go have a chat with the Easter Bunny and make sure he has enough goodies for Sunday. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

fifteen

 Nathan, 

Turning 15 isn't necessarily a milestone birthday.  It's not one that is often celebrated as one of the BIG ones.  But to me?  Every year I get to celebrate being your mother is special.  


I'm not sure if I will be able to express how much I love you.  


Even when you're driving me crazy

Pushing me to my very limits

And making me question everything I ever thought I knew about parenting.  


your actual Birth Day










Because even in those moments you are my little boy.  

And every day you surprise me with just how amazing you are.  

I love you to the moon and back and deeper than the ocean.  

I hope your birthday is one of the happiest.