Saturday, June 27, 2009

Long Time - No Post

As many of you know I just had a baby. I say just but it has been 7 weeks. With 3 kids life has been very hectic. Here are some pictures to catch everyone up on the happenings.

Here is a 1 month picture of A.L.

Here is a picture of the 3 year old I have been keeping up with - L.D.

As this picture might depict - she is a lot to keep up with. Right now she is acting like a puppy and wants to curl up in my lap - only she is not lap sized! While helping me with some yard work today she informed me she is a genius. She is right she is a genius! I am sure all parents say this but sometimes I wonder....

Also if you look close in the above picture you will notice a pouty A.M. - the 13 year old. She is pouting because she remained on the computer even though I told her we were leaving and than I said let's go. She did not have her hair or makeup ready for the mall - tragedy! It was a super fun trip!

Here is a picture of A.M. the 13 year old I am keeping up with. This job is more emotionally taxing than physically taxing.

She recently got her makeup back. I think she is gorgeous without it but she is 13 so she has not wasted a moment being without makeup. *sigh*

I graduated two weeks ago. I am now the proud owner of a bachelors degree...actually I don't own it, but unlike a title to a house or car the bank let's me keep the title (diploma) at home.

I am sure you can tell in this picture, A.M. is really proud of her mom. This is very exciting to me and makes the work worth it!

Also for my graduation my dad and step mom came into town and took us out to dinner. No longer being pregnant or nursing - I was able to partake in some adult beverages. I had a (several) Ruby Red Martinis. Unfortunately I don't think the bartender got the memo because there were untraceable amounts of liqueur in my drink. Oh well it was fun!

We also put up a pool in the backyard. Of course here in Colorado it has not gotten above the 80's so I have yet to be in the pool. It has been a rainy cold summer here. The summer I am home. Imagine that.

I have also made the kids work in the yard. ;) Just kidding L.D. loves to put on crazy ensembles. She had sunglasses on, lollipop jammies, and her princess high heels. She also had her watering can and wanted to fill it with water - so out to the backyard she went.

I have also made some great meals. Here are pictures of my favorites.

Mexican Bean Salad

Chicken Kebabs

Things are settling down in our house. A.L. is sleeping through the night most nights, which is really nice. L.D. is almost night time potty trained. And A.M. is deciding her mom is her favorite - which I love!! haha (more like muahahah). The hubby and I leave for Mexico on Friday. This is for my besties wedding. Whom I threw a fab bridal shower for. I will post all of the wedding activity photos this week or after we get back. We are really looking forward to the trip but I have a lot of prep work. Like cleaning the guest room (stamp stuff everywhere), writing up care docs and washing clothes and packing.

On a side note, when we get back my main priority (aside from my fam) will be getting my Etsy site up and running.



  1. You have been busy! It is exciting to see what you are up to. I can only imagine what you have been trying to "keep up with." Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you later!

  2. So I think that Chris has dominant facial traits because both Lilly and Abby have his eyes. She is such a cutie pie. I need to get to Co to see her before she grows up too much. I miss ya. I love your blog!

  3. How come you didn't invite me over for the kabobs and bean salad? I could have been there "toot sweet"....24 hours, give or take a few hours for chit chatting with the state police with respect to speeding.
    What a good looking family you all make. Love and miss you!

  4. Adrienne, you do have a beautiful family and can't wait to spend time with them tomorrow. Sorry this is kind of late, but I couldn't get the site to come up and cooperate with me. *sigh* is right. Unlike Aunt Tammi, I could have gotten there for the food in less than 24 hours and without a state police escort! I know you will have loads of fun (and work) in Mexico. Hope you left the stress home!!! Love you!