Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Yesterday, I went shopping and it was wonderful. Now, I am not your average shopper. I am the ultimate cheapo. It hurts me to pay full price, because in most situations there is no need.
I did a little shopping on my lunch break at the J Crew outlet. I love J Crew, but it is usually out of my price range, even when stuff is on sale. Luckily they have an outlet, that to me is even better then the regular stores.
This is what I got. Some new shorts. For some reason my but or belly hangs over or out of my old shorts. These soft fun tees and this adorable navy blue skirt. It is hard to see how cute everything is so just wait till I post a picture of me wearing these cute outfits and you will see.
I also went into the Strasburg outlet store. They have the cutest stuff, but it is ridiculously expensive, but I shop the sale racks when they are doing additional 30% off the sale price. They are only doing an additional 20% now so I have some things I am eying. I found some amazing deals last summer on the Christmas outfits Gates wore last Christmas.
He had one other cute holiday outfit that I can't find pictures of but all of these outfits were around $10! $10 for a nice Strasburg smocked outfit is unheard of normally. I get high off stuff like this! I haven't been able to find any Christmas '10 outfits for cheap but it's still early.
These are a couple of the things I am eying and waiting to get marked down even farther for Gates wardrobe next summer.Chris had class in the evening so after work Gates and I went out for some more shopping. I told you I like shopping. Gates didn't seem to mind either, he just sat in the buggy and did some people watching. I went to Ross, which is not one of my usual shopping locations, but they are a great place for baby basics.
Here is what we got at Ross all for less then $20.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Do they make baby helmets? Would you think I was crazy if Gates wore one around the house? He needs a helmet! Since he is climbing onto everything he also bumps his head into everything. Most the time it doesn't even faze him but he does have little purple dots on his forehead.
Luckily Chris joined me in this challenge of trying to capture a smiling picture of Gates. The only way Chris was able to help was by dropping Gates into his marshmallow chair. Don't call child protection services on us! The chair really is a giant marshmallow and Gates was laughing like crazy.
I had the camera set on the action setting which is suppose to catch movement but as you can tell Gates was to fast for that. I kept trying to capture the moments anyways and did get lots or really cute blurry pictures of Gates. I am still working on my camera skills, that might be a small part of the blurry pictures.
The whole time I was taking these pictures I was either prepared at any moment to catch Gates from jumping or I was holding his leg or foot.
I am telling you this child is hyper active, thanks to Chris' genes.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I don't think I have mentioned this in the past but our house is for sale. So, we have to find baby and dog friendly places to go every once in a while when some one wants to look at our house. Today was one of those days so we went to Grant Park. Gates really enjoyed swinging while Sam whined the whole time because we wouldn't let him run around sniffing and peeing on everything.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
-Praising God for the privilege to live in America
-Thanking God for the rich Christian history of America
-Petitioning God for His blessing on America
-Praying to God for wisdom and discernment for elected officials
-Asking God for boldness and strength to share truth with friends and neighbors
If this has caught your interest and you share these feelings please join me by going to this web site and make this covenant to pray.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Behind this cliff is the resort where we hiked from.
Went to a luai and got layed.
I drank every form of frozen cocktails.
Chris went deep sea fishing and caught this fish. I went to the spa and was pampered.
We took a ferry over to Maui for the day.
We went for the Mustang convertible this time to switch it up.
Ate lots of yummy meals.
Went horse back riding.
And most importantly, we enjoyed our time together.
We also went snorkeling. I took pictures with one of those throw away underwater cameras that I have to remember to get developed.