Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's Summer 2012, which means...

The London Olympics have begun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life under the sea is better than what they have up there

There was a meetup today at the Georgia Aquarium that Voni and I hosted for the local Atlanta Lolita community. Even with the disappointing turn out, the day was great family outing excuse. To any visiting the Atlanta area, I high recommend making a stop by the Georgia Aquarium. The exhibits are breathtaking, it's very much geared towards family education, and while hokey, the dolphin show is worth the watch.
(Yes, to add to my dorkiness, I am a Lolita. For more info on the fashion, visit here). 

Holly, a local lolita , enjoying the Tropical reef display.

Her favorite pillow.

Back in January, during Abbie's first visit to the aquarium, Voni shot and made a fun little short film for her campus film contest. Go check out the film HERE on Youtube.

Friday, July 20, 2012


I was uploading pictures today from my camera when I came across this picture I took of Owlfish back at the beginning of June:

Now remember this picture I posted of Daniel of few days ago?

Daniel may not be Abbie's biological father, but they have a similar quirky smirk. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So maybe-

So maybe I have issues waking up in the morning, 
even though I'm now a mom

Maybe it takes near pulling teeth for me to clean my room,
 let alone fold clothes

Maybe I have way too many art blocks for my like

Maybe I prefer skirts to pants or shorts

Maybe I get frustrated (angry) easily with parenting,
and later regret it

Maybe I miss drinking soda

Maybe I wish I had the willpower to be a vegetarian

Maybe I'm still in a roadblock on my life,
and not sure when I'll get around it

Maybe I hate when my boyfriend pays for everything

Maybe I hate depending on people

Maybe I wish I could still fence frequently

Maybe I don't always clean my baby's bottles right away

Maybe I wish said baby would stop growing so fast,
even for a bit

Maybe I have tons of canvas and quality paper that
I haven't even touched since forever

Maybe I know I should be getting better
at photography

Maybe I wish I was as dedicated or willing to work at things
like other around me are

Maybe I want to be back in Hilton Head right now



Maybe it's about the little things,
like the little girl smiling at me right now
holding her butterfly toy in her mouth

(picture from pintrest)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

There's this guy...

...and I'm in love with him.
And today, we've been together seven months.
(yes, we are one of those couples who celebrate the months)

I love you sweetheart!

(picture from this year's fourth of july)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Happy Nine Months, Owlfish!

Nine months ago, this little goofball came into my life. Nine months ago, she turned my world upside down and right side up at the same time. Every day is a wonder and every new milestone she makes makes me just as sad as I am happy. My baby girl is getting big and beautiful.

Yes, we spent the day watching this move for the 124567534 time. Owlfish absolutely adores it and likes dancing along to it in her bouncer. I may be getting a wee bit sick of hearing it, but she certainly is not!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

rocket's red glare

Today mark's Owlfish's very first Fourth of July celebration. Today was also was very very hot! Temperatures were near triple digits here in Georgia. And a certain 8 month old wasn't having any of it. But we didn't let the heat get us down. Daniel and I grabbed Voni and spent the afternoon with Daniel's sister and brother in law, Brittany and Chris.  

 Now before anyone panics about a wild animal being near my baby, THIS DEER WAS VACCINATED. Yes, it is a REAL baby doe. Brittany is a vet tech and was taking care of this doe that had been injured by a car. Abbie loved it and the rest of us just couldn't believe that there was a deer walking around the house. Quite an experience.

My weird self making funny faces due to camera flash...

 The boys' favorite part...fireworks.

Happy Birthday America!

Love, Owlfish and Family

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A baby lives here

Today has been "one of those days". I broke down and cried a lot. Days like today, where everything seems to be going wrong, aren't easy to deal with. The brief rain today helped some, but it didn't deter this awful heatwave traveling through the South. But what makes everything all the more bearable when these down days decided to show up uninvited is glancing around and reminding myself, "A baby girl lives here." The little messes, the unfolded clothes, the left open bottles of shampoo. It's all become a comfort, knowing there are sign of a baby, my baby, still crawling about the house.