Friday, September 25, 2009

Just because I like them...

I have been taking a few photos of my dreads lately... some other mamas were curious about things, so I was documenting the care for them... so here are a few photos of my dreads.

My beads are all beads that have been given to me, quite a few are cool recycled glass beads from my mother-in-law. I put beads in my hair as reminders to pray and think about those around me who need support and uplifting.

They are super tight and after cutting out about a foot of length in May, the ends are locking up again.

To answer a few basic questions:

YES I do wash my hair, regularly in fact ;) You have to have clean hair to get locs.
No, they are not dirty nor do they have bugs.
Yup, that is my hair.
They are easy to care for.
I got them for me, not because I am a rasta or anything of that sort. They are my view of beauty. It is nice to be/feel beautiful without having to modify myself to society's version of beauty.

I'm here, I promise!

I have seriously been thinking about blogging, but man, with three boys who are all VERY energetic and busy, I can't seem to find the time. I have so many funny stories to tell over the next week or so!

That being said, I am going to try to make the effort to get on here more and get you all fresh photos!


Rory is LOVING school and doing great. He has made a ton of friends and really likes to go every day. He still struggles with not getting enough sleep, but we are working on that and getting more used to having a schedule. We got his school photos back yesterday. It is AMAZING how much like Carl he looks. I will scan them in and show you guys later in the week.

Arden is... well... Arden! He is a riot. He has lately gotten VERY independent and will tell Carl "I don't want you here, get out." Or he will refuse to let Carl help him with things. So far (knock on wood) he is still my little mama's boy and hasn't been mean to me yet!

His hair is getting longer and longer. The longer it gets, the more sure he is that he doesn't want it cut. He tells us that "I like my big hair. It doesn't need a cut, it is BIG hair!" And he is right, it is BIG hair! I figure at some point he will get tired of fighting about his gender and will want a cut.

This brings us to Canyon. Canyon is doing GREAT!!! He has been off his tube for about 2 weeks now, and has continued with a good weight gain, and is EATING FOOD, not just drinking enough formula/breastmilk to make his calories, but EATING anything and everything he can get his hands on! He will throw a fit and go to his chair when he gets hungry.

My wonderful hubbie celebrated his 40th birthday this past weekend. He took the milestone in stride and is still the young man I knew years ago. Carl's dad recently brought the Ghia down from WV, it is such a cool little car. I added a few pics in our photos of it.

Me, well I have been super busy chasing my boys around, knitting, and doing some home studies. I have been taking a few photos here and there.

We went to the fair last week, had a blast. The kids were of course thrilled to go. Even Canyon was amazed with the lights and noises.

Here are a few photos that are recent, I plan on taking some more this week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just me...

Just a pic of me that a friend grabbed at LAAFF:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

LAAFF and a few more shots.

We are working on our deck, going to the nature center, and hanging out at LAAFF:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rory's First Day of School...

It went great! He had a blast and can't wait for tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rory's last day of summer...

Rory starts to school in the morning... I am just amazed... how is it that my little baby, that I was just holding in my arms, is old enough to leave me for an entire day and go to school? All I did was blink an eye, and it has passed us by. He is no longer a little baby, but a school aged child.

I don't know that I am ready for this. I depend on Rory a lot. He is my little rock, my little cuddle bug, my little boy. I do have to say, Rory is incredibly excited, and in all honesty, so am I. However, I am also torn.

It is bittersweet to say goodbye to my baby and hello to my little man.

For his last day of summer, Rory got to choose what activities he wanted to do. His choice was to go to the Biltmore House, Nature Center, and to the park. We did all three and made the most of the last little bit of his "pre school aged childhood" that we had left. It rained a little, but was fun none-the-less.

Here are a few shots of Rory enjoying his last summer moments:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Giveaway: The Modern Baby Co.

Giveaway: The Modern Baby Co.


This is an awesome local company here in Asheville, the owner is an awesome mom, and the products are sewn locally too! Check it out! We have a few items and want more! She has a new line coming out next week, and a new web site that will be up! I can't wait to see!

(This is NOT the item for giveaway, but here is Canyon Sporting one of their shirts! I LOVE IT! This photo was taken by the owner of The Modern Baby Co.)

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Just Life...

A few more recent photos. I'll get back into blogging soon :) Sorry for the lag.