Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

If you dig deep into my maternal grandfather's side of the family, you'll find some Irish around there somewhere. That's good enough for us to celebrate this pseudo-holiday-turned-excuse-to-drink in our family.

But I'm currently counting my calories, so no mixed drinks for me! And Brian is having a non-green beer as I type this. Looks like only Piglet had fun at the pub today.

Or something like that.

At least we have a cute little kid to wear green with!

Although the big kids had a free dress day at their uniformed charter school, Jaina was a spoilsport and didn't even attempt to wear green today.

Jayce picked out his old Green Lantern shirt that he made Brian buy him all the way back in 2011. It was worn as a night shirt back then because it was huge. It fits him now!

Wasn't he stinkin' cute??

Jocelyn had fun at preschool today when a mischievous leprechaun visited their school and made a mess in Miss Lisa's classroom! Unfortunately, their traps didn't work so no one got to see him. But he left some chocolate gold coins, so it was okay :)

No family picture this year, but that's okay. :)

I listened to Jump, Little Children and ate Irish Stew from Costco. Those are *my* own personal traditions for St. Patrick's Day.

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring in the Middle of Winter

So, February in South Carolina tends to be a bit finicky.

Thank goodness for Time Hop, which will let me know if I commented or took a picture of the weather on a particular day in the past. And I usually did.

Last year it was thunderstorms:

But the year before, it actually snowed!

And the year before, it was warm enough for outside sidewalk chalk.

And 8 years ago, it was freezing. Literally.

We've been cautiously enjoying this year's beautiful weather all while waiting for the other shoe to drop. We don't dare put away our boots, scarves, and long pajamas. That's a sure fire way to guarantee that it will freeze again, or even snow.

So we drag out our Spring/Summer clothing out of storage and wear lots and lots of layers that can be taken off as the temperature rises 30 degrees in 6 hours.

And we play outside. A lot :)

This Florida-born Summer-lovin' mom isn't complaining one bit :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Thank goodness for still having a preschooler around! The big kids are too old for Valentine's day parties at school, but I still get to celebrate with Jocelyn :)

I let Brian off the hook this year and told him that Costco flowers were just fine. They smelled so heavenly!

We went out to dinner at Cribb's Kitchen. I actually can't remember the last time we've been out on a date just the two of us!

And I ate an entire bag of Lindor Truffles. It was heavenly!

Oh, and I got a chance to wear my Valentine's day LuLaRoe leggings :)

I'm a little obsessed. But that's for another post :)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Best Photo Size

Excuse me while I take care of some blog housekeeping.

The majority of my readers now come to my blog from their phone. I've noticed that my pictures are sized for optimal viewing on a PC or laptop, not a mobile device.

So, I'm putting some pictures to the test.

Off to go view on my phone!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10 on 10 :: February 2017

The goal is to take a picture every hour for 10 hours on the 10th day of the month to document your life and find the beauty in the every day. I usually fail this assignment in some way, but still enjoy the challenge of it. Sometimes it's the only time I pick up my DSLR all month except for paid sessions.