i had an attitude adjustment this morning. it was part barton springs refreshment and part matthew 6 smack down.

as kevin was leaving this morning i started crying. i'm not totally sure why. just exhausted from days of worry and stress regarding work. feeling as though i sort of missed out on eve's birthday because i was so 'busy' with her party and the million things going on.

i had our babysitter coming this morning so that i could get work done, but missing my work computer means there's really no work to be done until it returns. i didn't want to cancel at the last minute and i reached out to see if a friend could do lunch, but left to my own devices i ended up driving to barton springs.

this will shock no one that really knows me. it has always been a place of peace and quiet for me. i love that darn pool. one jump and you get a serious shock to the system, your heart beats faster, and you just feel completely alive.

i brought my bible and sat down to matthew 6. i needed it.

For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


eve is one!! what a crazy weekend- we had lots of family in town. (love that they all wanted to celebrate with us!) her party was fun, but we were forced inside by the rain which didn't make for the best 'garden' party, but eve seemed to not mind. :)

i had an accident with my laptop and its at apple being fixed. thats the short version of the story, maybe another day i'll tell a more elaborate version involving white wine, the mcdonalds playscape at 9am, and two tired girls fighting off their naps at the apple store for their mom's sake.

until then, i'll enjoy this forced break from work and try not to stress out too much about it!


look out martha stewart... i made a birthday hat for eve this morning. after finding the CUTEST hats made of felt on ebay, i really wanted a cute hat for her to wear while eating her cake. of course knowing if i somehow rationalized the $25 price tag on etsy, she'd refuse to wear it, i wanted to figure out a way to make one on the cheap.

i am not handy with sewing or felt, etc so i made her a very very easy but cute one this morning. i even cheated by buying the $2 thomas the train uglyness at the grocery store as the hat form. i used spray glue to cover it in 4 layers of tissue paper so that thomas wasn't visible.

lily is a big fan, so she and i are going to make one for her when eve takes her nap.


poor eve isn't feeling so well. she has a viral infection and will be on antibiotics again :(

it cheers me up to look at happy pictures of my girl. hopefully she'll be back feeling like herself again soon.

i'd actually thought i accidentally deleted these images and was pretty sad about it because i remembered how BIG she was smiling- i was soooo happy when i realized i hadn't deleted them after all.


bedtime just went a little like this:

m: goodnight lil
l: want to hear a story first?
m: sure...
l: once upon a time there was just one little piggy left and he was saved by the cactus piggy and they had blankies.
m: wow, thats a great story, thanks! goodnight.
l: want to hear a song first?
m: sure...
l: let's sing the chair song.
m: i don't know that one, how does it go?
l: chair, chair, chair, chair, chair, chair,(dancing around in her bed) chair, chair, chair, chair!
m: wow, that was great lily. goodnight.
l: want to hear...
m: no! thanks lily! goodnight!!!!!!



as i was just spending my friday evening hard boiling eggs (oh the excitement of motherhood) i turned to kevin and said 'okay, so the story is, we're dying the eggs and leave them for the easter bunny and he comes and hides them and leaves the girls baskets with candy.'

he just looked at me and said 'what??'

i said, 'i'm getting our story straight for tomorrow, that's what happens right?'

seriously it sounded so absurd when i said it out loud that for a moment i thought maybe i had it wrong somehow...

i'll be back with a full report on monday with how many pieces of clothing or funiture we ruin with easter egg dye.