Faux Hawk

Sunday, June 17, 2012
It may be a couple years post the Beckham boys era, but I think the faux hawk hardly goes out of style for little boys....

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Biggest & Littlest

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My Mighty Life List - Phase 1

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Is this a bucket list? Maybe...although I would like to *think* I can cross everything off at some point, I think my personal goal of this little life challenge is to learn more about me  - the silly, the frivolous, the absurd;  my dreams, wishes, and goals, and many many different ways to capture that elusive happiness.

I was inspired by one of my favorite blogs  {Little Miss Momma} and she was inspired by {PetiteElefant} and her by {Mighty Girl}. Like everyone else who has tired to accomplish this, its not that easy to write down 100. I got to 35 before I started really thinking and stretching. I realized that I have a lot of things I want to do - most Dan will say NO. ha.

Here is number ONE

1. Adopt a baby girl from Russia

Ok - you all knew that. Here is 1 more...

2. Live in Italy

Stay tuned for the rest. Do you have a bucket list of a life list??! share with me!!

dreams be dreams

Pimp Fly Boy

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Yeah, yeah
When I walk on by
girls be looking like damn he fly
I pimp to the beat
walking on the street in my new laValco
yeah This is how I roll
palid print, overalls outta control
It's Lukey with the light blond hair
And like Nicky & B I got the glow
Ah... Girl look at that body
Ah... I work out Ah...
Girl look at that body
Ah... I work out

A Patio!

Monday, June 11, 2012
The new patio is being installed as we speak. I love the way it looks, but it is a big toe stub waiting to happen until its shaved down and set. I'm getting inspiration for my new space in the backyard on Pinterest! Follow my Patio Board now. do it. you'll love it. xo

Longest Texts in the World

I just texted Tiffany and asked how the boys where
Longest TEXT ever.
she is so cute.
so are my boys.

Hello Monday in June

Hello What Not To Wear
I went shopping with my girlfriend Molly.
We walked into Bebe
we liked these jumpsuits and thought they would be cute
they weren't
I wish I could delete this picture from my mind
Hello boys toys
When summer hits we do a lot of swimming
and it tires them out
and as long as we have our guns, swords
and pal, Rango...
we can rule the World
or at least have really sweet dreams.

Hello tiny boxes
The cutest lunchboxes from frecklebox
birthday gifts from Auntie Amy and Uncle Frank

hello puppies and baby boys
It's very hard to be a puppy...

...and a little boy.

Hello rest spot
We all went for a walk...
but didn't get to far
basically around the corner and had to stop for a rest
hello TAN!
My neighbor across the street has amazing legs
and she makes me jealous
I cant come close
but at least my toes are sparkly and gold!
Hello dear sweet pea
Luke's "due date twin" and future little Miss
turned O N E
we went to celebrate with her and her amazing parents
I captured this moment
one that goes by way too fast

Hello three boys in the bath
This moment will also go by too quickly.
for now they all will take a bath together
for now.
Hello silly pup
This is a what a happy Zeus looks like
Hello you have something on your face
Brandon went a little crazy with some stamps
he decorated all his arms, legs, and face
Hello color blocking Plant
One of the prettiest plants in Austin
The Pride of Barbados
Hello Rango 
Rango helps out with the landscaping
He is on quality control


Inside the Head of Master Nicholas

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Its been a while but we're back for another round - and now he is FOUR!

SCENE: boys in the bathtub
Nicky: Mommy, what are you doing
Mommy: I am working out.
Nicky: why?
Mommy: so I can be thin and healthy
Nicky: Oooooh, like your other friends

Scene: Bathtime again
Nicky: Who is that singing?
Mommy: Britney Spears
Nicky: Ewww, that sounds like a baby

Scene: In the car driving to the HEB
Nicky: Mommy, will Mario, Eleanore, and Roxy ever come back from "kevan"
Mommy: UM
Nicky: Why did they go to kevan?
Mommy: UH
Nicky: Do they like it there?
Mommy: AH
Nicky: I bet they do if there are toy stores
Mommy: Yes! Exactly

Scene: Playing in the backyard
Mommy: Look Nicky, there is your stegosaurus!
Nicky: No, that's a spineasaurous
Mommy: Oh sorry
Nicky: That's Oh-Kay Mooom-ah. I still love you.

Secrets of Abelingland - Choose Happiness

Friday, June 8, 2012
We were driving home from our anniversary weekend and I started to feel sad and depressed
We had just stopped at Toys R Us to get the boys a present
and Dan looked at me and basically said
"what the F do you have to be sad about?#@!!"
No, just kidding, 
He said, "Vic look, you have to choose to be happy."
I sat there pouting.
I hate when he is right
But I did.
And its actually addicting and a therapy in its own right
Singing in the shower, listening to "spa" music, and complying with that promise I made weeks ago help too

So I choose Happiness

{insta.gram} Cuteness - My Trucker

Best looking Trucker boy in the World

Darth Vader & Son

Thursday, June 7, 2012
I bought this book for Luke
More Star Wars cliches
It's called Darth Vader and Son
and it is so funny.
I love it.
I am about to decorate his room all "From a Galaxy Far Far away..."


2 years ago we began a little tradition for our anniversary. A Staycation. In Austin. At the Four Seasons. The first year was AH-Mazing, primarily because it was our first time away from Nicky and Brandon and we slept in! ha.

Last year,  I had a 2 week old {Luke} and we stayed home, although I probably wished I was far far away.

This year we got lucky. We had help! Grandma Booba and Papa Bob signed up to watch all THREE! Yipee!! We booked another suite at the Seasons and got a jump start on our vacation.

We started off with a late lunch at Taverna, and walked around second street. We made it to the pool by 3 and spent the rest of the afternoon poolside. We had a great dinner at Second Street Bar and Grill, but the highlight of the day had to be the in-room movie we watched - 21 Jump Street - seriously. SO funny. We laughed for 2 hour straight. Highly recommend it.

Saturday morning, we got up and walked to Joe's for some coffee and eats. Tricia, my partner in crime, met us at the pool, and we proceeded to drink until 4 pm. It was a great day relaxing, making fun of Dan's new wool "eminem" hat and made some new friends visiting Austin.

Dinner was delicious at Vespaio on South Congress. Before we ate, there was a tiny flea market and  I randomly met a vendor I had previously found on Etsy!  How weird, right?? Plaid Pigeon, makes these awesome cool colorful Dinosaur succulent planters. I bought 4 of them for Nicky's party. They never made an appearance, but they are so neato.

We watched Contagion. Sunday morning, we had crepes that would have been perfect if they had real whip cream. but we survived.

My mom was planning on taking the boys to Ella's birthday , but we headed home to surprise them and took all three ourselves. It was a great anniversary, special anniversary weekend, and so special to celebrate it with the one I love.

Happy Seven Years and to 700 more! and special thanks to Grandma and Papa!!

Backyard Project

It was time to do something about the backyard
the draught killed our grass, and the weeds took over
I hated even spending time in the backyard and it reminded me of a sad little place
so we decided to make a space where we can bring our "playtime" and freetime into the backyard
while we arent doing a pool yet, our design gives us that option in a couple of years
We are putting in a new flagstone patio and a wide decomposed granite pathway to take you to the back of the house
Most of the landscape will be low maintenance or Xeriscape
We removed about 80% of our grass foot print
And you know, because Dan is a horticulturist, botanist, and natural Gardner  - We {Dan, the boys, and I} will spend the next couple of months doing all the planting and gardening projects together.
And you all know how much I adore manual labor.
Anyway, here are some pictures of the first phase of work!

Tantrum Glory!!

Tantrums meet Luke
Luke meet Tantrums
Tantrums come in all shapes and sizes
Everything can trigger it
but NO...
"NO" reigns supreme.
Behold Luke in all his tantrum glory

More Adventures coming

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
For Fathers Day. And it's the cutest, sweetest, most adorable gift ever. Just reason #430 why I love Tiffany. And why this may be Dan's best fathers day ever.

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