Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This Week

Hi everyone, how has your week been? I planned on doing a Vlog today answering all of your amazing questions, but I have to put it off a day or two. My husband is home sick, so we were up most of the night and I am exhausted. My precious niece had major surgery yesterday on her back. She had scoliosis so drastically that they had to put rods in her back. She's out of ICU now and doing well--she has a way to go but she is on her way!

So instead of the Vlog, I'm just going to share a few pictures of what has been happening in the last week, and the first and foremost coolest, sweetest, most precious thing----you guessed it!


Babies! All three have hatched as of today, and it couldn't be more exciting, yet scary around here. The Momma and Daddy Robin are very protective, we literally have to go around the back to get out of our house; they almost attacked my husband. So we have to be very careful! But glory glory, they are here!


I also spent time with two of my nearest and dearest friends. Above I am at the beach with Amy at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, what a sweet day. We went out for lunch and dessert too--what a treat.
I met Amy at the ad agency that I used to work at for 5 years. We have been friends for 13 years and have a blast together:)

Can you believe the desserts we had!?!


The other Amy and I are 23 years and going strong! We've been best friends since High School, and I couldn't love her more. She's been very very sick for a long time now, so spending the evening with her was beyond special.


It was also this wonderful woman's birthday--my Mom!


And the hubby and I after my Mom's birthday lunch.


I've been making Popsicle recipes with my new molds--here I have greek yogurt, blackberry, vanilla and just a tad of sugar.


We had movie night, just the 3 of us, and that is to be cherished! It will be few and far between--it already is actually as Madelynn is growing up and not around as much:(


I made a fresh, delicious past dish that, again, just the 3 of us were at the table for, we inhaled it. At least I did anyway.


Some of you were asking about the banner I made myself in Michigan last month, so here it is, hung in my room!!!


My new photo wall in my bedroom I created! I had to find a way to use my favorite photos and my decorative tapes--isn't it cute!? I keep adding to it.


And this pretty lady left for camp over the weekend. I miss her already. She will be a camp counselor to middle school-ers, and I couldn't be prouder. She was so excited to see how God was going to use her!


And this little nerd got a haircut!!!


And for me? Besides hittin the beach with my girlfriend and getting good quality time in with my best friends I've been well rested, and trying to sit outside more to read. I've been taking my boy Nells for walks and doing a little organizing around the house. I can only do a little at a time, but it sure feels good when I do!


Have a super duper day you guys--a new blog design is coming soon, and I will see you Friday for a Vlog!


30 comments:

Elisha(: said...

Yay for a vlog coming! And you are one gorgeous girl! (:

Xoxo. Love you!

Mary said...

love all of these pics!
your wavy hair is so gorgeous! love it!
so much beauty all around....and yay! you made popsicles! ;)
xoxoxo

Mary said...

love all of these pics!
your wavy hair is so gorgeous! love it!
so much beauty all around....and yay! you made popsicles! ;)
xoxoxo

Natalie said...

mmm! yummy desserts!

ruthy ann said...

hope the hubs feels better soon. I still can't get over those sweet little robins eggs...amazing!

Daisy said...

I can't believe they finally hatched!!!! Beautiful. I have been wanting to make a photo wall... maybe ill copy you.

oomph. said...

we have been making tons of popsicles this summer. i never thought to add vanilla!

[oomph.]

engineer's wife said...

i am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see and hear you live sister. seriously you have no idea how excited I am. I need to blog more..ugh. Pray for me please. I am going through alot right now. I need to email you.

I love you be blessed

Kate said...

So glad I hear everyone in the family is doing/recovering well. You look stunning in your photos! Me time at the beach sounds pretty amazing, you definitely had a great week... So happy for you xx

Sarah said...

oH my goodness, glad to hear your nieces is ok poor thing. I have scoliosis, but not that severely. I didn't even need a back brace growing up, but it still affects certain things in my day to day. All your pictures look lovely as always =)

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Jenna Grace said...

So exciting that they hatched! And great work getting a photo of it. I wonder how long you'll have to be careful around the nest...

~Jenna

http://nwnightingale.blogspot.com/

Autumn said...

Those baby birds are precious :) the eggs I had on my blog are from my Mom's house...I used to get them all of the time outside my window when I was little.

Looks like you have been getting really good family time!

Hannah said...

So glad to hear things are going well on your end! Though I hope your hubby gets better and your neice!

I love watching baby birds hatch and grow :) Me and my room mates had some mockingbird babies hatch in our bougainvillea recently. They flew the nest before I could see them.

BARBIE said...

I love baby birds! And how wonderful that you have such beautiful relationships over the years with your precious friends. What a treasure! Have a beautiful tomorrow!

thais said...

awwww.... they hatched ♥
happy bday to your mom, and nells look so summery and adorable.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

LOVE this post! Love that cute banner you made, SO FUN! Love that you got to spend some quality time with friends :) Sorry your husband was sick :( Movie nights are THE best, love your photo collage in the background too, so fun. And I can't believe how cute of a couple you and your hubby are!

his little lady said...

aw, so excited to see your vlog. you will be just too cute. so sorry to hear about your hubby. hope he feels better soon. but yay for the babies being hatched!
xo TJ

Krista said...

Glad you got some special time this week with your friends and your family. Sometimes I wish I could have some time to myself but I know that my boys will be growing up and around less WAY TO SOON!

Can't wait to see you on your vlog! I love getting to see people in a new way, what your voice sounds like, little mannerisms, etc. Makes the friendships that much cooler ;)

Blessings Gina!

Christi Lynn said...

oh my goodness! that baby bird!! that is precious!!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Thank you my dear for sharing your week...you certainly had a full one!

Chrissy said...

They hatched, how cute! I absolutely love all your precious photos! And look at Nells - such a charmer!
Happy weekend! xxx

christina said...

hello sweets! We have a dessert party every fall...I love them :)

loved your photos :)!

Mrs. Baker said...

that first pic-how cool!!

http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com/

Chantel said...

Oh, that first photo is just precious!

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

I always enjoy your photography so much! Sounds like an amazing summer so far :)

Stephanie said...

These are such great photos! The pictures of your and your friend Amy are so beautiful! And the desserts?! I hope you ate every last bite!

I LOVE how the banner turned out. So cute! Hope you had a great weekend!

Benlovesting said...

Ah thats so lovely!

jennifer blair said...

Oh my gosh!!! They hatched!!! Amazing! I love your bunting too!

jennifer blair said...

Oh my gosh!!! They hatched!!! Amazing! I love your bunting too!

Julie Marie said...

you are so pretty. love all these pics.. so glad i got to meet your daughter =)