Monday, January 17, 2011

monday, monday

Days mesh together lately and, to be honest, I never really know what day it is.
Except Mondays. Mondays are like going to the cupboard to sneak an E.L. Fudge when no one is looking and you open the package and there's none left. Tragic. ;P Actually Mondays aren't that bad but since the cookie scenario just happened I thought it would be a perfect illustration to our day. ha. Seriously though, it's amazing the bliss that comes from something as simple as the kids playing quietly, Lola is sleeping and you can eat a cookie in peace. Please tell me I'm not the only one?!
But here we are the start of the week, getting back into our groove and singing 'The Mamas and The Papas' along the way... Bah-da bah-da-da-da Bah-da bah-da-da-da. Monday, monday.
Wow, I think the lack of sleep is getting to me. No one actually reads blogs right? You just look at the pictures, I hope.

Sweater, Bow belt: Ruche
Dress: F21

46 comments:

Julie said...

Your daughters are beautiful! (I hardly even noticed what you wrote!)

sophie said...

of course I don't read your posts, ever I mean!!!I hardly ever look at the pictures too!! and that is why I come back every day!! haha!! don't worr we all go through these days and your reaction to the cookie episode just shows you nnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeed more sleep!! everyone knows sleep deprived mothers just become cookie monsters!!
love from an equally sleepdeprived cookismonstermum !!

Deanna said...

I am not gonna lie, I rarely read only gather inspiration from photos however I have a 3 month old baby girl so when the words cookie, tragic and peace caught my eye... I had to read! Sadly I have had your monday today except my cookie was the last triable of my fruit and nut toberlone from christmas! :)

Enjoy the peaceful moments as they give us the strength to get through the rest!

Colleen said...

I had those days of fuzzyness many years ago when my babies were babies! Time flies! An elderly friend once told me when mine were little - the days drag on but the years fly by. I didn't get it then but now that my baby is headed off to college this summer - I absolutely get it!!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Colleen, that is so true. I can tell already how true that statement is. :)

liz

Ellie A. said...

LOL.. I love reading your blog because well I live in a busy every moment of the day mama world w/kiddies all about too.. for me there is nothing like 10 pm.. My house is quiet and wonderful & so peaceful. THAT is my time for my treat of 2 Kit Kat bars.. BLISS :)

Lora Oliver said...

Oh no dear, I definitely read the blogs, but it is okay, I am totally getting what you are saying. Have a fabulous Monday!

HeatherOz said...

I save a sweet treat to eat ALL BY MYSELF after my kids have gone to bed. EVERY DAY!

Bridget said...

i totally need to get back into a routine! we had two snow days last week, then mlk day today... i want my time with my e.l. fudges (or for me, its really chocolate haagen dazs ice cream) and some routine. amen.

Anonymous said...

I read every word you write (type)! The pics are always wonderful, as well as the layouts.

Pat for OK

Jami Nato said...

the pics are sweet. enjoy those little moments...you know the craziness is right around the corner. :)

Silsine said...

i read, but today im not hahaha.

Lola is so cute!! She is beautiful

Griffin and Gretchen said...

great! now that song is stuck in my head haha
cute little girlies

kimi said...

I love the grocery store because my husband always stays with the kids when I go. He seriously thinks it takes me 2 hours to buy bananas, bread and milk! Ha! Quiet time is so precious! So are your kiddos!

Melissa said...

Lola is just so cute! I don't blame you for wanting to eat a cookie in peace. I just hope next time there's one in the cupboard for you! :)

Nancy W said...

I must confess that there are some blogs that I simply take in all of the photos. But, you my friend always have such inspiring and sweet stories that I can't help myself but read them sometimes twice. And of course the hijacked posts by Collin also must be read!! I have a friend who has a crush on Collin and when I told her that I got to take a photo with him at Spark and that he sat and visited with us after a meal she squeeled, she was so jealous. So cute! Anywho, keep the amazing photos and posts coming!! Hugs!! xoxo from conroe, tx!

Jaimie said...

haha I read the blogs that have good writing. And yours does, so don't worry about that. You're honest and that's good. The pictures are great too though and your kiddos are beautiful.

Grace Tolman said...

I love Mondays too and another thing I love is your style and the 52 more challenges book that you wrote. Thanks for the inspiration. I've goaled myself to follow along with your challenges from the book this year.
If you have the time, check out my first post for the challenge-
http://tolmanchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/01/52-scrapbooking-challenges.html

Take care and hope you can get some needed sleep soon.

jendcnguyen said...

Confession: I read or check your blog everyday! And the photos are bonuses! =)
Tell me about it!? The days are meshing together...i'm on maternity leave too with 5 month old girl & crazy 4 year old boy! Everyday is the same. Too cold to go out as much as we'd like. Enjoy the day!

Loralai's Mommy said...

I love reading your blog...and your pictures are always so beautiful!

Loralai (my daughter) has the same shirt as Avery in the 2nd photo...love it!

*reyanna klein* said...

I read! Nice try though. ;-) Mmm.... cookies. I hope you get some EL Fudges soon! :-D

You'll be feeling much better (less tired, more motivation, etc) in a few months, and then you'll be like, "What?!?! Lola is WALKING!? What happened? I wanna go back to that baby stage again... maybe... " LOL. :-)

Hang in there, Lovely! Keep your chin up. We're all here for you... whenever and how much or how little you post. We're here. :-)

p.s. I do admit though... if it's a manufacturer's blog... I usually just look at the pictures. ;-)

Laurie said...

That baby of yours is the sweetest! Love the hair flower! My fave quiet time snack is hot cocoa with lots of whip cream on top and sprinkles with a bowl of cinnamon sugar kettle corn. I have this every day during my three year old's nap time and head to my studio in the freezing cold basement...can't wait for it to warm up...it's nice down there in the summer. :)

Laura Beth said...

I love the way you write so I ALWAYS read! Haha love your pictures too though. They are fabulous :)

Hannie C said...

Unfortunate I do read ur blog, ha!
Yup, definitely love those pictures and those lovely pics make me regret that I didn't take enough photos of my kiddos when they are still very little.

Heather said...

I am loving Kimi's comment...I, too, love the grocery store. Ours has a Starbucks at the entrance, and there is nothing like sipping my pumpkin spice latte while strolling through the aisles and enjoying a kid-free hour.

ps. I do read the words, but the sweetness of your adorable babies makes up for any part of the post that doesn't make sense :)

Anonymous said...

I do, I do!!!I read ur blog and look all the cute smuchi pictures, jiji xD

MJ said...

We all read, you're hilarious! :) Adorable little baby girl...

Wendy said...

Seriously...who looks as good as you do on a Monday after so many sleepless nights? Love ELFudge, too!

Joanie said...

YES....I love the pictures BUT the words are the bonus that tie those gorgeous pictures together!

molly said...

Your words, I can totally relate. I have three (boys), the youngest a new babe of 11 weeks. But your pictures are a treat too!

ps how do you edit your photos?

Philarney said...

VERY occasionally I wake up before my children wake me by standing right in my face and asking me to change their bubba's nappy or "where is my DS?" - and I get up and enjoy the silence of the house. I sneak around the kitchen, make myself a cup of tea and just enjoy the peace. those moments are a gift...

Kim Woods said...

That little Lola makes me want to come for a visit with a big purse and just snatch her up :) I mean that with the best intentions of not ACTUALLY steal her. My 9 yr old daughter and I ogle babies constantly. I'll tell her "shoot I wish I had my big purse and we could just sneak the baby out of here" she always giggles at the thought but we both have seriously incurable baby fever :) oxoxo that sweet thing!

Traveling Mama said...

We read and we totally understand!

Beth M said...

Thanks, now I have that song stuck in my head. :) Love the photos!

artfuljourneys said...

Lizzie...Just lool at your Beautiful Daughters. I do enjoy reading when Collin highjacks your site. have a wonderful week.

Tabitha said...

Love this post! You make random things so beautiful! There are a lot of blogs I look at just for pics, but I do read your posts. You guys are so creative and funny, how could I not read them? Thanks for sharing a bit of inspiration always! You rock!

Little Mahnsters said...

I LOVE reading your blog... check daily. Not only are your pictures luciously beautiful (as are the subjects) but you always write about honest feelings. Your blog reminds me of how things used to be. My life is different with an 18yo boy,14yo boy, 12 yo girl and 6yo boy with special needs. There used to be such peace when kids where little sitting down coloring. now life is filled with driving to volleyball, soccer, basketball, kids houses, birthday parties etc. I, too love colin's highjacks... he's pretty humorous! two things... i now share your blog with my 12 yo daughter because I wanted her to see how good friends can make a beautiful marriage and the other day you shared the idea of love being like confetti...and my sister just had her second child on 1/11/11 (16 years after her first) and used your analogy to explain how holding that newborn was like...she totally agreed. Now "confetti" is a code word for love in our family! Thanks for your blog...it makes my day!

sweetcaroline said...

Lola looks sooo much like her daddy!
I was wondering if you were coming out with a line for cha w 2011? I love your work and can't wait to see what you come up with.

And U Jest said...

Thanks... for the post... now I have the mommas and the poppas in my head... LOVE IT! Girls are so cute...

Sheila said...

Lola looks like a Sugar Cupcake!
I can smell that pink sugar from here.

Gabi said...

Not only do I admire lovely pictures, but when I have the time I read blogs too :) I love shop ruche, and well I don't know if you've seen their emails yet, but they just got the cutest stuff in the store, and well... I am going to get a few things!! Ugh...I shouldn't but I think I HAVE too. My birthday is next month after all!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Melissa said...

Lola looks wonderful! More pictures of her please!

Andrea said...

Nope! Sorry, but I read your blog.....every word of it.....and find it quite entertaining actually. You have a beautiful family and are truly blessed. Enjoy those sweet little ones while you can, before you know what hit you....they're grown and gone!!! Trust me, I know from experience!!

Pam's Place said...

hahaha, sorry Liz, i really DO READ your blog! Love it!

Gabriella said...

No, I DO read your blog and it always makes me happy. I think your daughters are lucky to have a mom who shows them what happy looks like. Go you. :)

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I am insanely jealous of your hair!