Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A yellow polka dot bikini: "Enjoying Life"

If you follow on Instagram, you may be aware of The Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Avery's first {and Daddy says her last}.

She flaunted that thang all around the pool, sticking that belly out whenever someone walked by!

After "swimming" for at least an hour, it was time to get out and take a snack break. While she was hangin', I snapped this:

The extent of my photography skills lies heavily on my iPhone and Instagram filters, but I thought this was a perfect example of "Enjoying Life" in many ways.

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ABC's of Me...

ABC's of Me!

I saw this on Double the Fun's blog and ever since MySpace, I love me some 
questionnaires/surveys what-ever-you-want-to-call-them

A. Age: 32
B. Bed size: Queen, although Husband has been petitioning for a King for a while now, 
and I am sure when A starts to crawl into our bed at night, he will eventually win.

C. Chore you dislike: Dusting. And my house proves it. But I am terribly allergic to dust,
 so you would think I would maintain it better...nope.
D. Dogs:  3 fat, crazy, lazy pugs. Malcolm, 8, Parker, 7, and Grover Cleveland, 3. They were
 our babies before our baby. And I still try to remember that. 

E. Essential start to your day: Food. I have to eat as soon as I wake up, otherwise, 
I will not eat until dinner.
G. Gold or silver: I used to be straight up silver, but lately I have crossed over to the gold
 side now and then. As long as it is real and doesn't look all cheap and gaudy.
H. Height: 5'7" (although my Dr likes to say 5'6.5", I round up)
I. Instruments you play(ed): flute for a month or two, until I started having asthma 
attacks because I could not control my breathing. And the piano. 
J. Job title: In this order: Wife, Mama, and Color-data coordinator. 
K. Kids: 1 sweet girl 

L. Live: The Keystone state, in the suburbs of the city of brotherly love (yeah right)
M. Mom’s name: Margaret Mitchell - like the author of Gone With the Wind
N. Nicknames: Egg - real creative, I know. I do have a friend that calls me Schmegal.
 That is nice.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Tonsils out 3 years ago (hell on earth), and giving birth 
(a walk in the park compared to have my tonsils out)
P. Pet peeves: Oh, this could get long....wet strand of hair in the bathroom; people who 
drive slow in the fast lane causing you to pass them in the right lane; when people finish the 
ends of your sentences for you; people who do not RSVP or write Thank You notes - by hand,
 through snail mail; when there, their, and they're is not used properly, same with Your and 
You're and Too, to, Two; I'll stop there, but let's just say I can get annoyed very easily, 
something I am constantly working on ;-)
Q. Quote from a movie: "You Turd" - Chunk from The Goonies. I even tried to get a vanity
 license plate that said U TURD but I got denied by PennDOT
R. Righty or lefty: Right.
S. Siblings: I am the oldest of 6. Lauren, 30; Amanda, 29; Zach, 27; Eric, 24, and Lindsay, 14.
T. Time you wake up: Monday-Thurs 5am, Friday, 6am, Saturday & Sunday 7:30am unless
 we all sleep in and have nothing planned. Good thing I am a morning person. 
U. Underwear: Always. cotton bikini - sorry, probably TMI.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: I think I pretty much like them all. 
W. What makes you run late:Terrible time management and an unrealistic estimation of 
how long things really take.
X. X-rays you’ve had: hand, foot, chest, spine
Y. Yummy food you make: I would never say I am a good cook (and Husband probably 
wouldn't either) but there are a few things I can make better then my mom. Like our
 Hamburger Pie, a family favorite that I grew up eating. Let me know if you want the recipe -
 its easy. My grandfather says I make the best brownies and fudge. I can make a kick-ass
 dish of buffalo chicken dip, although the recipe is not my own. 
Z. Zoo animal you like: Monkeys. always. since I was little.