Sunday, May 25, 2014

{ sunday currently :: volume 4 }

I found out that our favorite park (Nicollet Commons Park) had finally opened up on Friday.  The boys were more than happy to spend the evening after pizza night splashing in the water until I had to drag them away for bed time.  We will defiantly be spending a good portion of our summer there.

I'm once again joining Lauren to catch up what's currently happening here.


READING ::  I actually have read quite a bit this week.  I'll probably finish my third book of the week sometime this evening.  I read The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern, and now I'm pretty much going to read everything she's written.  Maybe not right away, but as I go, she'll be an author that I follow.  I also read Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen.  I've been trying to keep some of my choices of the Rory Gilmore Book Challenge as part of my 30 by 30.  And lastly I'm almost finished with The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida.  It's written by an autistic 13 year old and it's pretty fascinating.  I have a nephew who was diagnosed 3 years ago, and I'm hoping that this will help me better understand his perspective on life and what my sister in law deals with everyday.
WRITING ::  I'm not really writing anything right now.  I have plans for keeping up with my journal better and writing here more.
LISTENING ::  Right now the quiet of our apartment.  Both boys are in bed and the dishwasher is running.  It's peaceful and calm.  However I've had "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore and "Birthday" by Katy Perry stuck in my head for days now.
THINKING :: I'm so glad to have another day off!  As long as the weather holds, we're headed to the MN Zoo in the morning and then off to a BBQ with my sisters.
SMELLING :: The Ooey Gooey Butter Cake I made yesterday.  It didn't quite turn out the way that I thought it would, but it was delicious!
WISHING :: The boys would sleep in tomorrow.  While I personally plan to be up early so I can do a couple loads of laundry and pack things for the day, it would be nice if they were asleep for a good portion of that.
HOPING :: That Mike's bid this week goes well at work.  Mike's company has to rebid for their schedules since a new schedule is being put out from the county.  This could be good news if he gets a good bid and his hours go up, but it could also go very badly quickly.  Especially since he was promised 35 hours last time and he barely got 20 if we were lucky.
WEARING :: An emerald dress my sister found for me when we went shopping recently.  She was pretty pleased with herself since both dresses I bought that day, she had found.
LOVING ::  Tazo Passion tea...I'm not quite sure why I haven't been drinking tea recently but it's the best way to end my day!
WANTING ::  To take a photography class.  Early this year my husband bought me my first Nikon dslr camera.  I can remember a few things from when I took photography class in high school, but I'm thinking that I may check out a community class or a class at the local community college.
NEEDING ::  A foot rub - I spent a good portion of the day cleaning our apartment.
FEELING ::  Content.  It was a rough week last week since I felt like Mike and I were on different pages, but we figured it out and it seems like we both are headed in the same direction now.

What are you currently up to?

Friday, May 16, 2014

{ insta-friday }

I'm joining Jeannett for instafriday.  Here's what we've been up to instagram style.
You can follow me @emilyacarver

life rearranged

We went on our first bike ride with the boys last week - Alex gave up on the way home because I asked him to keep his feet up instead of dragging them on the sidewalk.  Lesson learned - put his old shoes on so we don't have to carry both a trike and a screaming tot.

I often forget how tall Mike is compared to our boys - but these two have one of the sweetest father/son relationships

I love Alex's messy curls.

Alex has been obsessed with this picture of Ellie.  He carries it around and give it kisses.  How much we miss her and I think that she would have gotten a kick out of Alex

I found this picture in my camera roll.  I guess the boys were playing with my phone and taking pictures.  It's one of the few I have of Evan since normally tries to hide his face when I take pictures.

This morning we woke up at 4 AM.  All Alex wanted was to walk around with his sunglasses on.  Yep they are from the dollar bin at Target and are meant to be for girls...but hey he wanted them and I never get to buy girly things anyways!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

{ happy mothers day }

Happy Mothers Day to Everyone!
I'm so blessed to be the mom to these two boys and to the one we lost.
They are the reason I get up in the morning and will do everything I can to be a better person.
Even when I want to pull my hair out because they are driving me up a wall.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

{ the sunday currently :: volume 2 }

{ husband totally photo bombing }
Joining Lauren  again for "The Sunday Currently"
READING ::  I'm still working on Angela's Ashes.  I'm hoping to finish it early this week so I can move on to something else...
WRITING :: lists of ideas for a joint 30th birthday/10 year anniversary party for next year.  Mike and I both turn 30 and will celebrate our 10 years of marriage in the Fall.  We've just started planning...I'm really excited though.
LISTENING ::  This Will Be Our Year by the Zombies.  I ran across this song while on pinterest and I love it.
THINKING :: I should be going to bed was a really long but good weekend.  But I'm sure I should hit the hay soon since I need to be up early for work.
WISHING :: This week was already done and it was the weekend.  I can't wait to be done with this work week and able to just "be" this weekend. 
LOVING ::  The fact we got to celebrate our friends getting married last night.  It was a long time in the works, but they finally tied the knot and we had a blast celebrating with them last night. 
WANTING ::  this!  We took the boys out for their first bike ride of the spring (since it was finally nice enough here)  But I totally want my own bike to cruise along with the boys...except we would have to put a toddler seat on the back of the bike...but it would totally be worth it.
NEEDING :: the drive to finish my spring cleaning.  I've done a little but my new schedule at work has blown my drive to get everything done that I hope to before summer is in full swing.
FEELING ::  blessed and tired...
what have you been up to this week?