April 28, 2011

Royal Fever

I tried to resist the ‘Royal Fever’ as much as I could but I am such a lover of pomp and ceremony that I can’t help it…where is the bandwagon because I am not just jumping on board, I’m launching myself on board. I am currently planning a “Royal Play date” with my girlfriends and their kids to watch the festivities. I sent out a royal evite from the Ladies Char and Brie and Baron JD. Our esteemed guests will be enjoying a plethora of teas, scones and cucumber sandwiches (courtesy of my girlfriend Laura who has been beating herself up for joining the festivities so whole heartedly. She is imagining her Scottish ancestors rolling in their graves as she celebrates with the British monarchy). I will be providing tiaras and crowns for all of my assembled guests to help get them in the mood so that they can get their royal groove on! So, turn on the tube in your home and join us as we watch Will and Kate tie the knot!

April 26, 2011

Our Epic Easter Adventure

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April 23, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray…I got an Award!!!

As you might have read in my blog post 5 Love Languages, I’m a sucker for words of affirmation.  So you can imagine my utter excitement to realize that I got an award!  So I’m sending a shout out to Yankee Texas Mom http://yankeeturnedtexan.blogspot.com/ to say thanks a bunch for the Versatile Blog Award!
This award is to recognize and appreciate fellow bloggers and let your readers know about some new blogs they might not have visited before. Now, as some of you know, this award comes with a few rules. Here they are:
*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
*Tell us seven things about yourself.
*Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers.
*Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received their award.

So friends, here are seven things you didn’t know about me!
1. I am an utter romantic (I mean mushy, gooey, and all that corny stuff, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone)
2. I am an über tea granny (seriously, I love tea like some women like shoes)
3. I like shoes and every other accessory you could possibly imagine (you should see me rock a hat, it is a thing of beauty)
4. I am an avid reader
5. I took hypnobirthing classes when I was pregnant with my daughter but screamed for an epidural once the contractions got to be too much to bear (after all, it’s not like I was getting a trophy or anything)
6. I lived in the Caribbean on an island named Antigua (it has 365 gorgeous beaches, one for every day of the year)
7. I’m now learning to drive and have no clue why I waited this long because I love the freedom of it

Now, the Versatile Award goes to…
1. Ashley at Carolina Couponer: http://www.carolinacouponer.com/
2. Shannon at Her cup runs over: http://www.hercuprunsover.com/
3. Nneka at Life Reflexions: http://life-reflexions.blogspot.com/
4. Lisa at New York Chica: http://newyorkchica.com/
5. Joules at Lucid Lotus Life: http://lucidlotuslife.com/
6. Moms in venting: http://momsinvent.blogspot.com/
7. Jill at Skinny Bean: http://www.skinny-bean.blogspot.com/
8. Channa at Mamma Town: http://www.mammatown.blogspot.com/
9. Laugh with us: http://www.laughwithusblog.com/
10. Kassandra at Coffee and their kisses: http://coffeeandtheirkisses.blogspot.com/
11. Sharon at Mamas a Mess: http://www.mamasamess.blogspot.com/
12. Jenn at My Mixer for the Master: http://mymixerforthemaster.weebly.com/index.html
13. Caitlin at Pacifier in my pocket: http://pacifierinmypocket.com/
14. Patti at A Grateful Heart: http://www.pattihanan.com/
15. Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life: http://cindyswanslife.blogspot.com/
16. Lara at Sanctity in the City: http://www.sanctityinthecity.com/

April 21, 2011

5 Love Languages

Lately I’ve been interested in learning more about the 5 love languages of children. You see, my son is an open book; his love language is clearly physical touch. He is currently the reigning snuggle puppy champion for the entire Northern Hemisphere. However, my daughter is an enigma. She’s never been overly interested in snuggling like her brother and I want to make sure that I’m affirming her in the right way. Now, in order to do the official love language test for children, your wee ones have to be at least five years old and my baby girl is only two. So while I wait to crack the code of my little diva, I decided to figure out my own love language.

Turns out that my highest score is ‘words of affirmation’ closely followed by ‘quality time’ and ‘receiving gifts’. Now this isn’t news to me or my dear husband. He is awesome at telling me he loves me all the time and regularly shares the reasons behind his love for me. When it comes to quality time, nothing makes me happier than just hanging out with the people who I love the most in the world and connecting with them. Come on into the ‘epic time machine’ with me, to the first time Dave and I hung out together as “friends”. We went to a dessert cafe for brunch and talked so naturally that we didn’t realize that the place was empty except for the tired servers or that we had been sitting there talking for 12 hours straight – from 1pm till 1am. Clearly quality time is super high on our list.

As for receiving gifts, when we were first married, hubby used to surprise me with roses cut from our garden all the time. Since we’ve had kids we have both been so focused on them that some things have fallen by the wayside – like the roses. However, I am not downcast because spring is in the air and that means summer is just around the corner. Our roses will soon be in bloom and I can’t wait to see the beautiful buds unfurling on my bedside table cut by the hand of my beloved. As for my daughter, even though she can’t take the love language test yet, I have a hunch. If I keep showering her with all five of the love languages, she will feel cared for, special and loved.

You and your loved one can both take the love language test below. There are two widget boxes, one for each of you. May your relationship be blessed as you walk through this journey of discovery together.

April 20, 2011

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!

Wordless Wednesday