Friday, September 18, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

In my house:

My new(ish) sign hanging up over my entertainment center

My latest project (excuse the glare)

One of my very favorite fall decorations on the shelf under one of my other very fav decorations, in general (it's simplicity at its best).
(ps-this picture makes my shelf look bowed; it's actually not)

mmmmm...isn't it lovely?

The mod podged shabby chic "S" for Scarlett in the girls' room. The mini ric-rac isn't my fav, but I had it on hand.

With the In-Laws:
(Spencer's twin brother and sister came out to visit at the beginning of August, with his parents following at the end)

Trips to Sonic for slushes
(horrible picture, I know, but it was the only one where you could see all of us)

Free change from fountains

Chillin' while Kim and Kyle run a big ol' trail race
(Kim came in 3rd for the womens division and Kyle came in 5th for the mens. This was particularly impressive because it was their first hard-core trail run and they were competing again much more experienced trail runners, not to mention their bodies weren't used to the humidity at all. yay! yay! Kim and Kyle!)

Taking a long stroll around the Plaza

Georgia sportin' the homeless man look at the Plaza (heaven knows, she wasn't the only one ;)

With my side in Amarillo:
Cadillac Ranch...

Scarlett hangin' in the sling

Diva Georgia

Aren't they the coolest [cue the dreamy sigh]

Bedhead, in general...

Back home again:


Newly discovered curls

The rare occasion when my two oldest aren't trying to kill each other

This would be my offical not favorite thing...
The scene of the crime.
(This picture doesn't even do it justice. It was so, so bad. The ink didn't even all come out...that green is a killer.)

The evidence.

The culprit.
(Lest you think she worked alone, she didn't. Ezra was the real mastermind behind it, he just wasn't caught purple handed.)

19 comments:

Amber and Jon said...

Whitney,
I love the house decor, you and I have similar style big bold, yet simple design. By the way I love the Plaza in KC, especially in December. And your kids are adorable even when they've been caught.

The DeVito's said...

I love your house! I can wait for the day when Bella does such things to the carpet!

Zachary said...

Your kids are some of my favorite things...as well as you and your husband.

But what the heck is Ric-Rac?

Triana said...

Love your decor!!! So cute! And Ezra's bed-head is what Gav's hair looks like PERMANENTLY!!! Silly cowlicks! I feel your pain about the carpet, G and the boy I used to nanny got gold tole paint in my carpet, then the next week got marker in the exact same spot! Kids I tell ya! Your kids are gorgeous! Great job lady!

Zachary said...

You are quick and kind! Thank you!

Alabama Apples said...

So-your posts always make me smile and laugh! Little purple-handed diva...bed hair...everything!!!

I LOVE your decorations! I can't wait to come see them in person...not sure when, but we WILL. You did fabulously on the silhouettes. Beautiful Georgia curls.

I can't believe how much hair Scarlie has! Crazy-I haven't seen you all for so long. Give your beautiful, well-loved family kisses from me!

Alabama Apples said...

PS-How much did your organized crime ring gather from the fountain? Maybe I want to get in on the biz and I'll send my disarmingly cute beasties up to add to my personal coffers. ;)

Gretch said...

Such cute decor! Did you do the silhouettes by printing the picture and then cutting and painting it. They turned out fabulous!

Love when family visit! Your kiddos are A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! Can you really get mad at the cute purple handed Georgia? :-) Doesn't that sweet sweet smile make it all go away?

Adrienne said...

You have the funniest kids!

And you're a super mom cleaning up that stuff. What most people don't realize is that while you're cleaning up that emergency, the kids are creating another one somewhere else most likely. Sneaky little buggers. That's what I call my kids all the time.

Keep the pic coming!

Steph said...

Ahhhh, THIS post was one of my favorite things!!! It was all fantastic! It was so much fun seeing your decor. I luu-uuv the sillouttes!! You did a fabulous job! I am so impressed at your modge-podging skills. The "s" was super-cute!
So. Georgia made Phillip and me seriously laugh-out-loud and her homeless man getup. Oh my heck those hair pictures were hilarious. Ella was like, "I am sooo over this"...but then again what's new. ;) We loved it.
Naughty, naughty, naughty little inkers. Ahhh, I would've have skinned them! So naughty! I'm sure you kept your cool. ;) You're good like that. :)

Nathan and Esther said...

your poor carpet...at least you got it all on camera for blackmailing later!

I love your decorations!!!

Aubrey said...

Yay for cute decorations - I might just feel inspired enough to decorate my house. And your kids are hilarious.

Coty said...

I love it all -so fun!

Coty said...

I love it all -so fun!

Steph said...

Your new background is so fabulous!! Fallish (check), shabby-chic (check), super-duper cute (check)...I think all your bases are covered. :)

Natalie said...

I am not at all surprised that Georgia did that, lol. Not that she does anything like that in nursery. She's so cute. Thanks for finding me!

Caldwell Family said...

Hey Whitney!

I have something I need to send you if you would email me your address. thanks! My email is: bmcaldwell@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Kayla

Aubrey said...

P.S. - I really like your music. Can I just steal your playlist?

Chrissy said...

Wow I didn't know Kim and Kyle ran, and did so well.
sorry about the ink mess, your kids are adorable.