Saturday, January 09, 2010

The Weekend...

This past week has felt like the first "normal" one in a really long time.

Like since October.

We were home. The kids were back at school.

I didn't get as much organizing done as I'd wanted.

Or as much exercise. Okay, I didn't exercise at all.

But I did get more relaxing done.

That's always good.

I may or may not have kept the kids home from school a day because it was just too cold to go outside. *ahem*

We may or may not have stayed in our pajamas and ate junk food all day.

School staff, pretend you didn't see that part.

We got the kids a new computer of their own for Christmas.

So much nicer! Now I don't have to give up mine for things like Playhouse Disney or Harry Potter videos on YouTube.

I wonder why my followers box over on the right isn't working.

Do you see it? I don't.

Many of you have noticed that the blog got a new look.

My friend Gina did it for me. Because she rocks.

She always has the best finds on her blog.

The Baby isn't Bad Baby anymore. That's right, I just said that out loud.

He's just so enjoyable these days!

Snuggly, adorable, hilarious, ornery, irresistable.

I've boxed him up to send him out to my readers. I'm a sharer.

You can each have him for a week, then send him on.

He requires lots of popcorn and chicken nuggets.

And he likes coffee.

I assure you he'll end up in your bed in the middle of the night.

But he's so warm and snuggly you won't mind.

And in the morning when he leans over and kisses your cheek and says, "Wake up! Morning time!" you won't be able to do anything except smile.

And maybe tear up a little.

Any takers?


Trasie Bressler said...

Yep! I'll take him......I don't have a Monkey in the middle anymore in our bed. Ellee will have no part of sleeping anywhere but her own bed. My boys were always with us.....I miss that sometimes. I miss the nights they use to come in yelling Monkey in the middle and hop right in!

So box him up and ship him right here....He will fit perfectly among the noise, chaos, kids,...well you know my family and the chaos that we are....LOL!!!!

Have a great weekend and I'm glad you got some time to relax!

Carrie said...

Love the new look of your blog... VERY NICE!

And yep, I'll take him! My kids are growing up TOO fast.. I miss the kid in the middle of my bed wanting to snuggle... and somebody climbing in my laundry baskets. Send him off to very WARM and sunny Arizona....
:) Carrie

Bailey said...

Love the new look! I do see the followers box.

Cute kiddos!

gina said...

I'm not sure what I'd do with a boy at this point , lol. Thanks for the shout out- it was fun to do! And speaking of great finds. Did you all notice who's featured at

(one thing.)


it's a good theme for the dsay.

be grateful.


amy said...

he probably wouldn't like our house too much. it's all princess, animal baby rescuing, american girl dolls, & lots of singing. now that i think of it...the girls named their jump rope, cooper, and he is an onery "snake" who is always getting in trouble. ;) maybe, he would fit right in... and yes, i do see the followers box. i'm an anon. follower. you are on my blog, but, i don't like the "web people" to track who i follow. does that make sense. :)

amy said...


i meant...

amy :)

Erica said...

i can see your followers box :)

and you can send him this way... he would have WAY too much fun with sean!!

Mommy Bear said...

I will take him for a week. The bed may get a little crowded though because I have my own little guy sneaking in my bed.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

He is just precious! Love the new look. I can see your followers box. =D

Artsnark said...

sounds like you had a much needed semi-break . Hope next week is fab

Kelly said...

sounds good! although I am not sure what my husband will think about it. And sometimes it is just too cold!

paige said...

love your new look
& the little fella...such a cutie

happy new year!

Rachel said...

Love the new look! That header is DIVINE! Your little tikes are adorable! :) So glad you had a relaxing weekend. Well deserved, I'm sure. Enjoy!

Melinda said...

I'd take him but I think you'll miss him-especially in the mornings.
New look looks great. Do we need to change the name on our blog list?
Have a Sunday.


kraftykash said...

You take some of the best pictures of your kids! I love them :)
Im having a Yarn Swap on my blog. Come check it out and tell your readers about it. The more the better! :D

Martha said...

Love your new look too...and sounds fun your weekend...cutie pies you have!!!!

Annie said...

I'll take him!! He will fit in nicely in this home of boys!! Please send ASAP!!! Such a cutie pie!!! Enjoy him while you can because you know those dreaded teen years are right around the corner!

Christina said...

Oh my goodness...I love when I get to the end of one of your posts and there is something I'm not expecting! And I laugh out loud. It's so much fun!
Your blog looks GREAT! Hope this week is good for you guys!

Joyce said...

We love little boys------got 4 little grandsons, so he would fit right in. Glad your kids got their own computer, bet they are too. Love your jewelry.

Gill said...

hi beki
love your jewellery! andthe pic of your son in a box - my boys used to do just the same when they were small
i've come from the awesome v

Unknown said...

...been just trying to catch up with everything after the holidays!
LOVE the new name!
I'm thinking about it too...My old "jewelry" and the new Wedding pieces are a completely different vibe...I was thinking about all the hassle to change everything too or make a separate shop since getting my personal shop isn't going anywhere.
Well, Happy New year!

Debbie said...

Apparently I have to say what great hair you have on something like that. So here goes.... You have great hair and you are a great jewelry maker.

Widge said...

hey :) I've just found you via V and co. new follower and yip you have great hair and jewels :)

KaHolly said...

Love the "kid in a box". Love your jewelry!

Kathleen Grace said...

Cute kid! Can I borrow him really?:>) I just popped over from V&Co. to say that your jewelry is beautiful and your hair is the best,or so i've heard. Thanks for offering a beautiful giveaway!

Carrie said...

Coming over from V&Co. Cute pics of your "package" but I have two....I'd lose my mind with THREE boys and a hubby! Too much testosterone as it is in my house. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deanne said...

I found you on fabulous k 's blog...I love your work! keep it up and I will be telling a;;; my friends!

Kandi said...

V and Co. sent me. I love your jewelry. It's very classy. :)

sam said...

Here via V&Co. Love the pictures on your blog!

Stacey said...

came to say hello, vanessa sent me!! thanks

Peggy said...

Coming over from V&Co's I love your jewelry and your blog!

SewsCute said...

Hi, I came over to check you out from V&Co's blog. Your jewelery is lovely. And your kids are cute too!

Dawn said...

Cute picture!! My son just did the same thing last week and we took some pictures! Stopping by from V and Co's blog :)

Kristi said...

visiting from v&co.
your jewelry is amazing!
and isn't it great when kids go from rotten to so sweet! yay for the boy!

Alayne said...

Found your blog via V&Co. You have some georgeous photos here on our blog--I'm seriously jealous of your talent :)

C Trimble said...

Hi! I'm here from awesome V's blog, and I just want you to know how talented I think you are. And I don't think keeping kids home every once in a while for a "free" day is a bad thing. Did it with mine! THat's how memories are made!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure that you are." Isn't that a great quote? "Normal" days are wonderful. Of course, I read your blog all the time, but today I am visiting from V&Co and her jewelry give away. I love all your creations. Some day I may have to splurge. For now I will enter the give away and see what happens. Thanks!

LeAnn said...

Wow, I'm glad I found you. Your jewelry is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway on V & Co. I hope I win!!!

Jodi said...

Just came over from the fabulous V's site. Your jewelry is beautiful! Thank you for the fingers are crossed.

Mom, Mommy, Mama said...

I just found you from V and Co love your jewels:) I wish my little one would still be our monkey in the middle

Lori Allberry said...

Hi Becki!!!

*I'll take him for a week if you are still boxing him up and sharing him! =)

*Your followers box is there - I can see it, anyway, who knows if I'm imagining it?

*I will most certainly let you know how P90X is going! We are on our 9th day now, and my husband is shedding quite a few lbs already!


Denise said...

Coming over from V & Co. I love your jewelry. Your blog about your 8 year old touched me. I have a boy myself and they can surprise you with their sweetness.

tara said...

you are hilarious, maybe we can swap little ones!! :) I love the new look and the new name, so cool!