Friday, January 28, 2011

Howdy Y'all!

So I'm planning Jack-Jack's first birthday party.



Outfit (for Jack):

Cowboy Hat
Cowboy Boots

"Pin the Tail on the Donkey"


Gift Bags:
Sheriff Star
Cowboy Candy (?)

I have only gotten this far because my great friend Bernadette has helped me...a lot (like 90% of these ideas were from her). But my dilemma??

I do not own a single piece of western/cowgirl clothing.

And since I'm encouraging everyone to dress up, then I better be. But where in the world can I find boots and a cowboy hat? And what kind of shirt?? Flannel? I know this sounds ridiculous.....but I'm in need of some help here. Western is completely out of my sphere.

Any suggestions?

Also, any tips/ideas to go along with the party theme would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Days

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

-Annie Dillard

Sometimes it's hard for me to remember that these individual days that go by, string together to make up my life.

For example: My Jack.

Day by day I have seen him sleep, play, roll over, scoot, crawl, stand, walk. String those together and I have an 11 month old boy who I can hardly keep up with now. I think about how fast he is growing up and these thoughts roll through my mind: did I spend enough quality time with him today? Does he know how much I love him? Does he know how much I love his daddy? Did he see me happy today?

Unfortunately....he hasn't seen this lately.

Sometimes I get caught up in the day-to-day routine that I don't enjoy the life around me. So, this next week I am going to try and enjoy my life and the things I do, instead of feeling guilty and frustrated about the things I don't do. Let's see how I do.