Friday, July 31, 2009

Not Sure What to Call This Post

So we debated whether or not to share this video... It's kind of crazy!

You may remember The Shopping Dada's Drifire review on The Shopping Mama? Well, the PR company for Drifire asked us to take video of each other answering some questions. They sent us a video camera and a list of questions. We recorded one another talking and returned the camera.

Here's the result. Don't make fun of us!

What do you think? I think I could have at least styled my damn hair. I also think my name is funny. Oh well.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Curb Appeal

We totally sucked at documenting the awesome update to the front yard so you will have to take my word for it when I tell you that the new look is a major improvement.

Before: The front yard featured totally dated and overgrown hedges on either side of the front door. The hedges were so high that they blocked nearly half the lower window pane. Really, I've hated them since the day we moved it.

During: For some reason recently we started talking about updating the front yard. We discussed paying someone to pull out the hedges for us and were waffling about what to do. Kevin jumped full on on board the front yard renovation when a friend suggested he use the Tahoe to pull out the hedges. Man fun. So, ya, our friend Cas helped Kevin tie rope from the trailer hitch to around the plants. Kevin put it in drive and RIP! The hedges came right out. It was great fun and actually very effective.

After: Super simple, but we love it. It opens up the front of the house quite a bit. It's basically the same Camellia bush, two Japanese Holly, a Sabo Palm and lots of Aztec Grass. So, here it is... what do you think?

(And, yes, we know half our grass is freaking dead. It's stupid Florida centipede grass. We're working on it.)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Eight Months Old!

Little Ellie Belly is 8 Months Old! Well, actually 8 months and two days. We're such slackers! It was much easier to be punctual on the monthly photos with our first kiddo (and before The Shopping Mama blog).

Let's see... what can we tell you about Elizabeth. It can pretty much be summed up in two words: sweet and stinky. She is genuinely sweet (most of the time) and pretty darn laid back, even when Jack is shoving his hands in her mouth or "showing baby wuv." But, man, is she ever stinky! Seriously, the girl sweats like her father. She is literally drenched when she wakes from a nap and it's all a little smelly. Good thing she's cute.

Ellie was sleeping through the night - for about a week - but has decided that was just too boring. She's a very good eater and, if anything, I suck for not introducing more exciting options more often.

And a few more photos.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Four Generations

When we were in California, we spent some time with Kevin's grandfather. One of the main things we wanted to accomplish was a four generations photo of the Lord men - Jack, Kevin, Papa Lou & Grandpa Joe. So, here are a few of my favorites. (Although, very my favorite is actually one on Kevin's parent's camera.)

Pretty Ellie

Trying to crawl... Getting close!
Already addicted to the iPhone.
But, maybe just to try and eat it.
Happy girl.
Does this dress look familiar? I made it! She actually wore it all day long and it didn't fall apart. Of course, I have yet to put it in the washing machine. That might do it in.