July 29, 2012

a question

How will you know when a guy's right for you...
by his job, or his car, or the size of his shoes?
Of course that's just crazy, you really won't care
what his favorite food is or the shade of his hair. 
But then...what does matter? How will you know?
One thing I'm sure of, it's more than what shows.
There has to be something that's deep, strong, and real;
Good looks and attraction just aren't the whole deal.

It takes a lot more than a good looking guy
who's tall and handsome, and catches your eye.
He'll walk in the room and you only see him...
Suddenly everything else becomes dim.

Your heart gives a flutter, you wish you were brave...
but then he comes toward you, like parting the waves
of the people around you, then as if on command
he stops. He smiles, and he holds out his hand.

Your mind says "Don't hope, it's too good to be true,
why would someone like him like someone like you?"
But could this be the guy that you've dreamed about...
who'll replace all your fears and exchange all your doubts?
Will he prove that true love really does still exist?
It's risky, but you never know what you might miss.

Short weeks go by...and the road that they take
make you soon realize it was just a mistake.
Once again all your dreams have been shattered, like glass
but this time at least, you didn't fall quite so fast.
It feels like you're numb, like your heart has grown cold
'cause the pain just feels dull, like wounds that are old.

And the fact that you still have old scars with this pain
makes you think you're too jaded to try it again.
But it wasn't his fault that he wasn't for you
it's just over. He's moved on to something that's new.
You know that the two of you weren't meant to be
There was no connection, you lacked chemistry.

You can't judge all guys by the handful you've met
But you wonder..."Why hasn't the right one come yet?"
If he did, could you be brave and let your heart go...
if he was your prince, how would you know?

So maybe you're meant to be single and free,
independent, unfettered...is this your destiny?


July 20, 2012

Summer Update #1

Here is the first update on what we've been up to :)

Johnny has been taking swimming lessons. It's pretty adorable to watch. 

Subway sandwiches at the park...

I love hanging out with these guys.
(Andrew & Johnny...'case you were wondering)

Misty evenings at home...

Watching movies with MaryAnna.

Bouncing on the trampoline...

...apparently it's more fun if he can pick the music :)

Pixie's growing fast. 

 Me and Johnny

Andrew and I


Fireworks. From work. 

Finally getting to sleep in.

A girls' trip...grocery shopping was never so fun.


Fried rice. Made by my sister.

Birthday flowers. From my brother's girlfriend. 
(Yes, I know I'm lucky)

 Out to eat with friends.

Waiting for the bus. 

Because it's more exciting than taking a car. 

Shirley Temples for everyone.

Chocolate is always a good idea.

Impromptu birthday brownies. 

the Pool.

My favorite little "Mexican". 

Tastes like Summer.

Playing Truth and Dare in the park with Andrew and John. 

Summer berries. 

July 5, 2012

happy Independence day

We had a very happy 4th of July.
Hope you all did too!

July 4, 2012

11:23 a.m.

It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.