Friday, June 22, 2012

Project 52:24 & 25... Oops

So, the last two weeks have been JAM PACKED for us... and it's been wonderful! We had a wedding and birthday parties and lots of family fun. There have been sunburns from swimming and lots of great food.

I love this.

However, that just means I hadn't had time to edit photos or post them. So, here are two Project 52's.
Sorry for the delay.

The guys took on a project at my in-laws that, because of a sudden thunderstorm, turned the yard into a bit of a muddy mess. Fortunately, there was good moods all around and lots of smiles in the process. The little mister sure loved the skid steer. And, Nana got to build a fire! What's not to love?

Some other big changes in the family are that my hubby's cousin got married and his brother got a puppy!

The hubby and I are so grateful for our marriage and wish his cousin and her new husband the best. It's hard, it can be frustrating, but it's so rewarding. There is something indescribably terrifying and comforting in having someone so close to you. I adore my hubby, and I think that is because I get to see him at his best AND his worst. I get to see his character shine through in the hard moments, see him humble himself when he screws up, show him grace in those moments (and receive it when I need it), and see him succeed in so many things. I get to see him be tender, thoughtful, loving, kind. I get to be the one to benefit from the man he is. I get the privilege of raising his babies. I get to see that I'm not the only one to have a bad day now and then. I get to learn from him. He's taught me that being happy is a much better default than being crabby (my usual tendency). We get to be a team. I don't want to spend my life with anyone else.

We hope all these things for his cousin and new husband.

And, we have a new puppy in the family! My hubby's brother and wife got a new little man. He is just precious.

I put this under the title of "lifelong" because once you have a pet, they stick with you forever. No, they don't usually live as long as we do, but we always have the stories, the memories and the companionship.

They become part of our story. And, we love it.

We're gonna be on the road for a lot of next week. I'm gonna do my best to have week 26 up on time. Can't believe this project will be half-way done!


This is part of my Project 52. To see more, head over to The Styleberry Blog.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Project 52:23 Change is...

Once upon a time, the little mister let me take pictures like this:

Now, I usually only get pictures like this:

I wasn't ready for that.

Maybe someday he'll sit for a picture and NOT make it look like this:

I can dream can't I?

At least for now the little miss still lets me take pictures like this:

Hope you have better luck photographing 2 year olds.  :)


This is my Project 52, to see more head over to The Styleberry Blog.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Project 52:22 Change is...

Last weekend we said good-bye to an old friend.

My brother affectionately referred to our old basketball hoop as: a hazard. Poor thing. She's given us so many great memories. Thankfully, the guys are planning on replacing her.

My mom noted her demise on Facebook and received SO MANY comments so quickly! My favorites were the comments between the family members who used this hoop as a kid. It's been on the garage since my dad and his siblings were kids. Many great games were played on that hoop. Trick shots of all kinds. Even games late into the night with the spot light attached to Gma and Gpa's porch upstairs. You knew it was time to end the game when Gpa came out and just turned the light off. Game over. :)

Anyway, my uncle and aunt had my favorite convo:

Aunt: I am so sad! I remember all of my brothers playing basketball.
Uncle: You shoulda been out there with us... You had a good shot!
Aunt: Actually I remember all my brothers cute friends !!!!!!
Uncle: Oh boy!

And, that's the truth! I remember all my brother's cute friends, too  ;)


I guess I figured my little cutie would get to play on it, too. I'm VERY glad they're going to replace it! Some good things shouldn't come to an end.

And, just for kicks, here's a newer pict of my and my kiddos. We can't wait to see daddy!


This is my Project 52. To see more, head over to The Styleberry Blog.