Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday Awkward and Awesome

Awkward and Awesome.


- Taking my (fake) Niece to Starbucks this morning, I may have straightened her hair , got her a mini Starbucks cup of apple juice and a treat and she looked just like me, and all these older moms gave me the stink eye. I am thinking its because I look like I am 15 and she is 4 and they are trying to do the math (thinking I am her mom)  I think I need to get use to this because although I found a whole lot of wrinkle lines when I smile and gray hair yesterday I am destined to look like a teenager!
- Wrinkle lines....Yes lets chat about that. Was getting ready for church last night and was studying my self in the mirror, Husband made me laugh and I saw myself laughing.......There they were, plan as day, and sadly I think I am the last to know, and see them. My wrinkles (big Sigh) I strangely felt my age for a second...and not 19 any more. Not a fun feeling. 
- Finding gray hair . My hair dresser says it stress because its not true graying...but then lets think about that for a second. What in the world am I stressing about so much that its causing me to have gray hair and how do I stop...then that stress me out and I swear I feel another one popping up or sprouting up like weeds. Thank the Dear Lord for hair dressers! 
- Learning how to sew.....and realizing I am not so good at it. I got a jam up of thread and now can not get it re-loaded......I think I need my moms help. Also I have already got my finger stuck and punctured by the needle...oh boy,  "I want to do what? design and sew cloths" I have a lot of work ahead of me.  

Monday Outfit. Shirt- H&M , Belt -Thrifted. Pants- American Eagle, boat Shoes- Thrifted, Dog- Courtesy of Rosco the blood hound  and a lab named Lucy....Priceless.


-Today my mamma and I are headed out for a beach, shopping adventure. Much needed quality time with her and plus CLOTHS SHOPPING
 - Going out with a group of about 30 to see the new movie "the Help" and have some Fro-yo. What a great adventurous day for me. Then crying my eyes out at the movie - not sure if that should have gone on the awkward post but oh well. Some scene's in movies just hit a little to close to home, no I have never had a maid (sorry for any confusion in that last sentence) 
- We get to leave for an entire week...which we have not done since our honeymoon and head over to eastern Oregon to see Jim and Kathy! Forecast : SUNNY in the upper 90's and NO chance of rain. That means this girl will be out side soaking up every ounce (not sure if you can measure in ounces the amount of sun you get?!) of sun I can get. I am expecting great color and relaxation this next week. And they are excited to see Elliott, who will be making the trip with us!
- Only 41 days until we are off to Disneyland!!!!!! 
Sweater- Ann Taylor (from Sarah Closet, garage sale) , White shirt- American Eagle, Leggings - Nordstroms, Sandals -Target , Watch - Nordstroms
Happy Thursday, may your day be filled with A LOT of Awesome and not so much the Awkward. 

Nic & Cole

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekends go way fast

Weekend Joy

Double trouble sisters .                   Dixie Lou and Ellie Mae
*we actually had miss. Dixie Lou last weekend but I forgot to include this last bad!

Our Sunday Church Service was held out doors on our 188 acres. I didn't actually get a picture of me on the filed...surprise, surprise RIGHT?! but I went to a beautiful baby shower after for my Kinda Sister in Law ( I really like her so we will just say she is my sister in law) She is due Sep 4th and looks absolutely amazing! And luckily enough my sis in law grabbed a few pictures of me and so here is my outfit!
Dress- Target/ Hat - Urban Outfitters / Gold Watch- Nordstroms

 Sweet Baby John Martin...being adorable

Blast from the past- This is last years outdoor service!

 This is my sweet little Lobster...Elijah. I love this little man so much! Born only 3 months earlier, I got to snuggle him all morning during our outdoor church service.
And this year....

Not so much......He wore my hat, and is very much a big boy and loves to not be snuggled that close. But ohhhh how I love him so much.

Nic & Cole

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Webster defines this as:
v. par·ent·ed, par·ent·ing, par·ents
1. To act as a parent to; raise and nurture: "
2. To cause to come into existence; originate.
To act as a parent.
Any Parent would define it as:
Sleepless nights, midnight and 3 am bathroom breaks and feedings, play time that goes on and on, constant schedule, feedings and naps around the clock, teaching, training, learning, love, gratification, constant "No's" "Stop" "don't eat the shoes"  "don't chew on the curtains and floor" "put my cloths down". ... okay so maybe most normal parents to actual babies do not say the last few things!

We have almost hit the 2 week mark with our sweet puppy Elliott. I am not going to lie, the first week was HARD and challenging. There were potty accidents and 3 times up a night, she hates going in her doggy den to sleep, but sleeps just fine in our bed for a nap or on the floor with all 4 paws spread out. BUT HATES HER DEN! When we got her she was so little and basically a baby. Now she is turning into a toddler puppy. She chews, and plays with everything, she is sleeping through the night now, that is a BLESSING. . that means mom and dad are sleeping through the night and getting "adult time" But what that really means is , Training begins!!! 

The day we picked her out...only 3 weeks ago....she was so little.
Tired baby after her bath....slept for 4 hours like this

Day 1 of having her.

Chase playing with her. She LOVES kids

discovering our backyard

she loves cuddling with her daddy

Her "puppy" is almost bigger then her!

playing and meeting uncle Jeff

that old saying "when baby naps, parents nap" Its true with dogs too!

*please forgive the lack of make up and normal hair....It was a long drive home!

We left her for the weekend with Aunt Noelle and Uncle Isaac and she was so happy to be home !

please do not be deceived, I know there are a lot of pictures on here of her sleeping but she is awake and into everything too! But on a serious  note, I couldn't imagine not having her, I have turned into a dog person and we lover her so much. She is our baby until we have babies and will be in our family for a long long time! 

We just got back from Seattle, what  a great Britt Family vacation 

Jake, Cason, Jaxon, Sophia, Ellison, and Auntie Cole

sweet Baby Cason Thomas

My adorable Nephew Oliver James

I went for comfy this weekend, that and it being 62 degrees and cloudy made for a long sleeve and pants kind of weekend. I got 2 new outfits at H&M...ohhh how I love that store, this jean shirt (feels like I am wearing nothing- comfortable) and a floral skirt. Then a cute blue button down over sized shirt and leggings. 

The sisters : Sarah , Nicole, Sheena , Jenn

Our entire Brittingham Family 

Nic & Cole