April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday {Itty-Bitty}

I've been feeling really verklempt about how big my sweet girl is getting. I can't believe how she runs and jumps and talks. Where did my itty bitty go?!

These amazing pics were taken by the crazy talented Maura Roberts of Maura Roberts Photography when Pie was 10 days old. She was still all wrinkly and so, so tiny. Love them! Just look at the little bumper!

April 28, 2011

What Happens When You Buy on eBay

**I warn you in advance that there are some dirty words here (that warning is mostly for you mom)...I edited somewhat, but it's all totally worth it. Promise.**

So when you buy from eBay you run the risk of getting an iPod that looks like this...note the middle of the second row. You'll see the hot girls and braless apps. Good stuff. But it gets so much better.
Let's check out the playlists shall we? Bedroom mix, check. Bumperz? What's that? Yup, another get it on mix. Party Tunez...how sad that it's unfinished. I wonder what the difference between the right now and good sh*t is...hmmmm.

And in the bedroom mix you ask? All kinds of sweet and romantic songs. There's nothing that says I love you like a song called Boing.

I mean at least dude is willing to drive the closet freak home right? That's got to count for something after the Bow Chicka Wow Wow.

Maybe he's so willing to drive her home because of the Gonorrhea? That and he has to get back to work so he can listen to his Office Musik.
I just think it's so sweet he already has his Father's Day presents picked out. 5th song down...check the song title and record name. Holy cow did I laugh at that one.

It's good to keep your music taste wide ranging. Yeah...the same iPod that has Sex Room on it also houses a rather extensive collection of Michael Jackson's greatest hits.

And from Michael Jackson to I Can't Feel My Face...does any better transition in the world exist? I think not.

NOTE: Many, many germs were harmed in the creation of this post. Approximately 3/4 of a container of Clorex wipes were used to make this item safe to be handled. But if I'm announcing in the next few weeks some bizarre, never before documented STD we all know where it came from...the Bedroom mix.

April 27, 2011

PYHO {Wanting}

Life has left me wanting lately. Wanting more than I can really process. Wanting more than, in all honesty, I think I should or can have...

Wanting to do something I love every day instead of something that I have to do to supports us.

Wanting to know exactly what that would be.

Wanting the opportunity to find out.

Wanting my stupid body to work like it's supposed to.

Wanting to feel victorious over my weight issues instead of always, always defeated.

Wanting to know what it's like to have control over the size of my family.

Wanting to know what it feels like to have a baby nestled safely inside me.

Wanting more time with my sweet girl.

Wanting to be there with her for every spin, every jump, every giggle.

Wanting to be there with her to kiss every boo-boo all better, to soothe every upset.

Wanting not to feel so exhausted and beaten down all the time.

Wanting desperately to take away the heartache that a dear blog friend is dealing with due to a recent, terrible loss.

Wanting to be closer so I could offer her and her family more than just moral support. (xoxox J, J & I)

Wanting to feel joyful and passionate about my life instead of resigned to trudge through another day.

And there's so much more. So much more that I want, that I long for, that I dream and think and wish for. I am hating that my life is primarily wanting with wonderful moments of contentment thrown in. It should be the other way around. And I feel so ungrateful to want so much when I have so much already. I have more than so many people and I cherish it all, but...there's always that damn wanting.

April 26, 2011

A Peace Offering...A Really, Really Good One

A couple of days ago I was talking about my new purse from BagEnvy. I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on it. The longer I have it the more I love it.

Well the lovely Antionette of BagEnvy wants to offer you guys a little something awesome! From now through May 15th, you can get 10% off. Just mention Unofficial Mom in the message to seller, and enter BlogLove in the Coupon Code! 

That's it and then you can get anything on the site for 10% off. ANYTHING! Including this bag that I almost got...

Or this gorgeous one...
...or this sleek and simple one...
...or this fantastic number...
...or a clutch or wallet. You can even design your own as gifts to your besties!
...or a Ninetendo DS case...
...or an iPod/Kindle/Nook case...

I've already got several things favorited (yeah that's totally a word)! So go...go get something awesome, you won't be sorry!! And I promise to catch up with everyone when this stupid internet business is resolved.


April 25, 2011

Awesome Day

It was gorgeous here yesterday so we spent lots of time outside. And Pie looked adorable playing in her sweet Easter dress made by Grammy.
Just wandering around look for eggs...
What's that? I have something on my face? And my dress? No, I wasn't eating chocolate...not me!

April 22, 2011

It's the Easter Bunny...Bawk Bawk

We took Pie to see the Easter Bunny. We were a little worried that she would be afraid this year (she slept through it last year), but no...she thought the Easter Bunny was a great time.

EB made her laugh...

And be a little diva-y...check that chunky hand poking out...

Notice the word at the top right of the pic. I think it's a sign that Pie will have a particularly awesome Easter basket.
Here's a close up so you can see the whole outfit. Especially her rocking sandals.

Hope whatever you do this weekend, it's a great one!

April 21, 2011

Mama's Got A Brand New Bag

I've been using the same purse for about the last 3 years. It was a birthday gift from my sisters and I love it, but it was time for a change. Of course I did what anybody would and went directly to Etsy.

There I came across this gorgeous number.
With its matching inside... 
Now full of an incredible amount of my junk... 
I am beyond thrilled! I ordered this purse on Friday and it was in my hands on Wednesday. And it is made so well. You should really go check it out! Just look at all the cool stuff you can get at this store...
*BagEnvy on Etsy*

April 20, 2011

Lost footing

I'm not sure, but lately I've lost a step...or 15...I think I've veered away from what this blog was at one point. As a result I think I've lost followers/readership/whathaveyou.

And it's not the numbers that bother me, it's the idea that I'm losing what drew people in the first place. I don't know that I write much that's meaningful, or helpful, or impactful anymore.

So I'm coming to you...my loyal lovies...what do you want to see? What do you want me to write about? Infertility? Adoption? Pie? Being a working mom? Crafts? Tell me and we'll see what happens.

While you think about it, I leave you with pictures of what happens in our house when the toilet paper doesn't do as it's told.

April 19, 2011

Ruffle-y Bum

I'm still having ridiculous internet problems. GRRRRRR! So it may be a photo heavy week. I'm sure you're all sad about that. :D To hold you over until I'm back here are some more shots from the cake smash session we had. You'll note my sweet, dainty girl is hanging onto her football. I fear for the boys she plays with in the future. Hehehe.