Sunday, February 8, 2009

Come, Let's Take A Picture Walk

Some of you may have noticed (okay, maybe just my sis Sal Gal) that I took a little blogging break last week. I had fully intended one taking a week off but here I am five days later, two days short of a full week. But that's as long as I could go. And although I didn't blog, I definitely still took tons of random photos to share.


So in order to do a little catching up, I decided to post more pics than words on this one.

Here's Kate reminding me that the blogging world is up and running and that I am not in the game this week. I could have sworn that I heard a "nah nah nannah boo boo" coming from underneath her paci.



Now, the next pictures melt my heart. Since it's been cold here lately and Kate actually has hair now ('bout time), I've noticed that after her bath every night Matt blow dries her hair so that she want be cold with a wet head. I was determined to get pictures of it and Wednesday night I did just that!







She's okay with having someone do her hair but prefers to do her own makeup. I can't blame her.


Thursday night after Kate went to bed, M to the Izz-A and I watched the movie Fireproof.

Now I understand what all the hype has been about. It was a tear-jerker of a movie and just a sweet blessing to watch. No, the actors will probably not be up for any Oscars but it didn't really take away from the movie, believe it or not.


Friday night Sal Gal invited us over for tacos and Wii.








Actually the boys played Wii and Wii ate brownies and ice cream!








Saturday Kate and I spent the day together while Matt helped a friend with a home improvement project. She let me put pigtails in her hair again which is worthy of documentation in itself.






We even managed to paint her toenails. Although I thought the color was a little lighter and a little more pink than it turned out to be, we were both pretty proud of the outcome.



Six more weeks of winter? Who says? Spring has sprung around here!



Saturday night Kerri and I planned a last minute trip for shopping and dinner. I left in such a hurry that I forgot my camera but we had such a good time. We shopped until the stores made their announcement that they were closing. That's the sign of a truly successful shopping trip!


And today after church we pretty much just hung around the house TV.


Here's M to the Izz A doing his I'mgonnapretendlikeIdon'tseeyoutakingmypicture face.



And here's Kate and me doing our IdefinitelyseeyoutakingmypictureandI'mgonnacheeseitup face.



You can see the new throw pillows I bought last night on our shopping trip...a long overdue purchase.

So what was the point in me taking some time off if I end up doing a day by day play by play???

Who knows.

I'd like to say I skipped a few days of blogging for deep meditation or to do volunteer work to help my community, but really it was more along the lines of mile-high laundry piles and dried on dishes.

Either way, it's over, and I'm back!
Happy Sunday!



37 comments:

Kristy said...

Precious pictures!!

And I DID notice that you were missing- prolly cause I'm your long lost (shorter and fatter) sis. Ha ha.

I want to watch Fireproof SO BAD, but each time we go to the movie store it is gone. =(

Mrs. Cup said...

I love all of the pictures! Glad you're back!!

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh what a precious family you have!! My heart seriously melted at the pictures of your hubs blow drying Kate's hair. How stinkin' cute! And I loved her puttin' on her makeup :)

Elizabeth said...

My daughter, Ella won't let me even touch her toes. I'm hoping as she gets older though that will change. I can't wait to paint hers. That is too cute!

Carolina Girl said...

My goodness, we missed you! Love the pictures as always! :)

sassytimes said...

I LOVE the pics of Kate doing her makeup while getting her hair done. SO CUTE!!

MiMi said...

Glad that you're back and thanks for sharing all the precious pictures! Looks like you had 5 fun-filled days while you were missing from the blogging world!

Hope you have a blessed week!

Rebecca Jo said...

How cute with those pig tails & painted toes... such a girl!!!

And wasnt Fireproof great!!!

Abbi said...

glad your back on the band wagon! i missed reading your blog!
cute pics! love her toe nails!! question is....how did you keep her still enough to paint them? i need to know the secret...!

love the pillows!! it's amazing how it brightens up the room! sooo cute!

Megan said...

Love those blow drying pics! So cute! Glad you are back - I did notice your little break! Your not allowed to do that again unless you give us a little warning! :-)

Vineyard Vogue said...

Haha, welcome back! Great pictures!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Love the new pillows! They are the first thing I noticed. So pretty and bright!

Stephanie said...

I just love the hair drying pics!! I can't wait to see that around my house with Allie and painting toenails...ooh I'm so excited I can hardly wait!

Welcome back!

blueviolet said...

I definitely noticed that you were missing but everyone's entitled to a vacation from blogging now and then and it looks like you had a great time! Love the pillows...they make me get spring fever!

Pearls and Bows said...

These pictures are so cute! Love the painted toenails and the hair drying pics.

Holli said...

Love the pics! Kate is adorable!

Cindy said...

Cute pics! I love that your husband was drying her hair. That's sweet. And the little piggies are adorable!
Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering what type of camera you use... you take such beautiful pictures!

Mrs. Smith said...

Kate is so adorable! The photo of your husband blowdrying her hair while she's putting on makeup...priceless.

Amber Ellis said...

I'm so glad your back! I miss reading all your hilarious stories. You see, I could take a month long hiatus and no one would even know I was gone :) You though, my friend, you make my day! Love lil bit's pig tails and piggy polish.....SO CUTE! Wyatt would look kinda funny if I did that to him.

Jon and Steph said...

I absolutely love the pics of M to the Izza blow drying Kate's hair! So stinkin adorable! Loved the picture recap, sometimes those are the best posts ;) Glad you're back from your hiatus!

TheVanzants said...

I completely noticed your absence in the blog world! Glad you're back.

I LOVE your pictures and the pictures of Matt blowdrying Kate's hair are priceless. What a sweet daddy!

And wasn't Fireproof good? I think I used a box of tissues!

And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kate's pigtails - she looked adorable on Sunday :)

And I can't wait until I can paint Reese's toenails - what a sweet mommy/daughter time.

And...just kidding. I'm done! Love ya!

Shannon said...

Love the pictures, glad you're back!! Thanks for the comment - it's exactly what I need - some ME time! I plan on trying this out a lil more.

morewineplease said...

You are hilarious! pigtails are withoutadoubt worthy of documentation... Very exciting!!!

sal gal said...

thank you for giving us a glimpse of your "hammer toes" in the last pic ;)

petrii said...

YAY Hollie's back!! If the knee would allow, I'd so get up and do a dance for you, but since it won't I'm so dancing on the inside =)

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

petrii said...

Oh I was so excited you're back I forgot to comment on the incredibly cute, pigtailed, toenail painting, makeup putting on, hair getting done, sweet baby girl. She is adorable!!!

Dawn

April said...

So glad you're back!! So so sweet your husband blow drying that precious baby's hair! Great Daddy, for sure!! Adorable toes on that girl too. And you crack me up about the actors in Fireproof. Great movie yes, but no awards for great actors, you are correct! Your daughter gets cuter and cuter each day! LOVE the red on your walls too!

Legallyblondemel said...

OHMYWORD those photos of daddy blow-drying your girl's hair are too adorable. Makes me want to go out & obtain a few babies right this very minute.

Welcome back!

The Thompson's said...

That all looked like so much fun! We are so glad you are back Hollie! I have been guilty of the same thing with all my bunch incuding myslef having the flu.

If you liked Fireproof then you should get the couples bible study, its Fantastic! Carey and I are doing it and really enjoying everybit of it. Its so important that we keep him first in our marriage.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Southern Bride To Be said...

I just stumbled across your blog! So glad I did. What priceless picture!

Kerri said...

Love the pillows!!! So Cute! I love them, but not as much as you! We had so much fun...Can that become a weekly event? We'd be BROKE!

Heather said...

The piggies and toenails are precious!

Peyton just recently let me start blowdrying her hair. It makes it look crazy though, so I don't do it very often.

Thanks for sharing all the great pics!

Ashley said...

You have such cute jeans!! Where do you shop??

Abby said...
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Abby said...

aww those pics are so cute! what a darling little family

i just recently saw fireproof- i totally agree with you- good movie, great message, bad acting. I enjoyed it though.

writing4612 said...

I LOVE the pics of her pretending to do her makeup. Kids learn early these days, don't they?

Her toenails are too cute. I loved all that girly stuff when I was little.