Sunday, September 25, 2016


my new favorite commercial.
get the kleenex out.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


and the smiles keep arriving on my iphone !
plus one upside down fire alarm pulling dude !


gotta share all the pictures !
no good sitting on my phone !
can't wait till my turn to hold savannah !


i love iphone users that send pictures instantly !
savannah is sleeping right through the excitement !
keep those smiles & photos coming !


because sometimes blog posts don't need any words.
(And yes, i am jealous)


todays goals:
wake guys up at 5am - check.
make sure nathan has packed deodorant.
(one quick trip upstairs by teenage boy)
make sure nathan has packed deodorant - check.
you're welcome all !

Friday, September 23, 2016


i must be stuck in the book category
"chefs and comedians" 
another ebook borrowed from the library
another ebook read during early morning insomnia.
another laugh out loud book.
slightly heavy language noted.
one college boy home for the weekend.
one senior boy at the stony point football game.
one freshman boy with an amazing progress report.
mighty fine burgers for dinner.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


yes, i still read real books you can hold and turn the pages.
yes, i had this book on reserve before it even arrived at the library.
yes, it was 571 pages thick.
yes, it was a beautifully written depressing novel.
yes, very heavy language noted.
yes, you will either love it or hate it kinda book.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


yes, we are back to the scene of the crime.
yes, the story has been confirmed.
yes, its true.
yes, william added some excitement to the first day of school last week.
yes, that is a fire alarm box in the photo.
yes, william is one curious nephew.
yes, his fingerprints can be identified on the red pull handle.
yes, he touched & pulled.
yes, he found out what happens next.
yes, we love this story !

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


savannah is getting bigger and so are her smiles !

Monday, September 19, 2016


savannah doing her best madonna 
"strike a pose" impression.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


just because there is a kid inside all of us !

Saturday, September 17, 2016


because pictures are the next best thing to being there !
how many smiles can you count ?
how many milk coma babies can you count ?
happy saturday y'all !


worlds best smile.
worlds cutest hat from grandma faith.
best way to start the weekend.
enjoy the sweet moments in everyday memories !

Friday, September 16, 2016


five pounds and eight ounces of love !!
savannah is growing like a weed.
keep up the good work !

Thursday, September 15, 2016


limes from the lime tree on the front porch.
one whole seasons harvest in
one cocktail !
heres to next years harvest !


my name is carol and i am addicted to 3x3 yellow square
post-it notes.
i had a small panic attack today when i realized 
i was down to my last pad.
i use them everywhere.
reminders on the front hall mirror for the boys.
reminders by the car keys for steve.
reminders everywhere for me.
i am obsessed.
reminds me of my obsession for lemons when i was
pregnant with justin....
i'll save that story for another day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


nothing better than receiving lego creation pictures
on my iphone tonight.
legos are the best toy in the world !
nice work hannah, owen & ethan !

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


thank you 3am insomnia.
thank you for letting me read two books this past week.
thank you round rock library for allowing me to 
search your shelves at any time of the day or night.
thank you kindle app for allowing me to borrow
an ebook in the middle of the night.
thank you ipad mini for allowing me to read books
in bed in the middle of the night 
without wearing a flashlight on my head.
must of been into books starting with YES this week !


great smile to start the day!
aren't baby pictures so much better than photos
of my latest dinner or recent book i have finished reading ?

Monday, September 12, 2016


happy 9th birthday video hannah !
so sorry i wasn't there in person to watch your busy year !
i'll be watching this over and over.
love, auntie carol

Sunday, September 11, 2016


colins newest lego creation.
i love the sound of the lego box as someone is in search for 
the perfect brick.
i love the creations that make their way from the game room
to the kitchen island.
i love that colin still enjoys legos -
way better than a video game !

Friday, September 9, 2016


no words needed !
dream away savannah !

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


savannah doing her best jackie o impression !!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


first day of school for hannah, owen & ethan !
love the pictures.
here's to a wonderful year ahead for all !
ps. i heard a rumor that william pulled the fire alarm at nursery school
on his first day.
i will follow up with details and pictures !


a birthday wish wrapped up and topped with a pink bow !!
thank you savannah !
love, auntie carol

Monday, September 5, 2016


a story of true love.
steve stood in the world's longest line today with me
at joanne's craft store just so i could use two 60% coupons -
one for each project life kit above.
the things he does for love !

Sunday, September 4, 2016


right from the field !
in the double overtime win !
we have connections !
we have a justin with an iphone !
102,315 people in attendance -
stadium only officially holds 100,119.
here's to shane buechele !
here's to beating the fighting irish !
here's to colt mccoys letter to the team !
here's to bevo XV !
here's to the stats on this game !
it's longhorn season in austin !


justin and i just sharing views
before the game !
i think he had a better seat !


its 3:30 pm.
we are ready for game night.
the flag is hanging.
the snacks are chilling.
the clothes are burnt orange.
we are gathered around the tv.
the pregame show is on the longhorn network.
we are ready for the game.
its 3:31pm now.
only 3 more hours to go !

Saturday, September 3, 2016


sleeping angel !
now, i know who knitted this hat !
fits perfectly !
miss you sweet niece !

Friday, September 2, 2016


once there was a hungry family on a friday night.
pizza order placed.
sent nathan and colin to pick up at the designated time.
boys arrived home 45 minutes later.
ha - sometimes life just does't go the way you planned.
(at least they didn't charge us for our food!)


just finished reading.
laugh out loud chapters.
i had no idea who jessi klein was
 before i borrowed this ebook from the library.
(answer: comedian )
warning: intense language.
but loved the chapter titled:
ha !

Thursday, September 1, 2016


savannah's first doctor checkup appointment.
hey, wait - i think i recognize that pediatrician !
so sweet - just sleeping through it !

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


look what arrived in todays mail for me !
really ?
i am not old enough to receive such invitations.
ha !
(no, i did not join - i'll let steve join next month)