Monday, October 25, 2010

How You Know You're Worn Out

{Snippet from this past weekend}

Scenario- walking to our car after eating lunch out....

Austin: Michelle, where are the car keys??

Me: I don't know (looking ahead)

Austin: You have to have them, I don't

Me: No I don't, I never had them.

And then I proceed to turn around and look at him. What did I see you may ask?? Our car keys, dangling from his MOUTH people. He just had that whole conversation with me with the keys in his MOUTH and he forgot they were there.

We have hit rock bottom folks. This is a result of little to no sleep, thanks to a sick baby and having nasty colds ourselves....going on for about two weeks now.

Scary stuff people.

Here's to hoping and praying things only get better, and fast! And maybe a glimpse into our far, distant future of all of the Alzheimer's fun we will have. Oh dear.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Four Years

Today is Austin and I's FOURTH wedding anniversary!! I cannot believe it. These past four years have absolutely been the BEST years of my life.

Austin, I am so thankful to have you as my husband. Not only are you my husband, but my Best Friend. You are an amazing husband, diligent provider, and the best Daddy (Peyton made sure I included that ;)). Every year brings a new adventure and I'm excited to see what the next year brings!

Thank you for being such an amazing partner....Happy Fourth Anniversary!!!! I love you!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


As previously mentioned, we made a list of things/places to do/go before we leave. Last night, we took Peyton to a nearby dock to watch the sunset, and ofcourse take some pictures :)

It's official...


We've known this for a little under a month now, but until Austin gave his notice to his current job, we had to keep quiet. That was hard!! Austin will be working for Wrigley and he's (we're) really excited about the opportunity! His start date is November 1st but we (as a family) will not be in Jacksonville for probably about a month or more. We are so excited for this new adventure for our family, as it is no longer only Austin and I but now Peyton too :)

We've already made a list of things to do with Peyton here in Tampa/NPR before we move. We thought it would be fun to take her to some of the cool places here and take some pictures so that when she's older we can show her, her "hometown"......

Places to Go Before We Leave Tampa:

*Sponge docks in Tarpon Springs
*Sunset at the dock
*Clearwater Beach
*Pumpkin patch
*Take a picture of Peyton in front of-
-NPR sign
-hospital sign

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Exciting news....

.....Coming soon!!! :)
(I guess I should add that it is NOT another child. I'm not ready for that one yet! ha)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dad Update

For the latest update on my Dad, check out his blog

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall has arrived at our house

I finally got around to putting up our fall decorations today. I don't overwhelm with decorations, I have just enough items set here and there to remind us what season we're enjoying :)

Ofcourse, the pumpkin spice candle

Over the tv

On the side table

Front door

Fall arrangement on the coffee table

My freshly planted mums
(Blogger turned this pic and I can't figure out how to fix it)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Please continue to vote for Peyton :)

::cough::every day::cough::

Remember, you can vote once a day. And it's for the entire month of October. If you're my friend, you will do this. <-- Yes, I just said that ;)

I appreciate it GREATLY!! (and promise to vote for your child if they're ever in a contest)


Friday, October 8, 2010

My Fall Color Picks

Time for another nail polish post. Why, you ask? Because I just bought three SUPER cute colors, perfect (in my opinion) for this time of the year....

From L to R:
Jade is The New Black, Chop-sticking To My Story, and Tickle My France-y

The emerald/teal is an awesome shade. It's a little funky, yet it can be pulled off tastefully.

The middle color is currently my FAV! I've been searching for an orange-ish color for fall and had the perfect shade in my mind and when I found this, I was in LOVE.

The last color is just, well, awesome. It's a nice neutral (in the "greige" family) and if I don't want to have a loud color on my hands, will compliment any toe shade very nicely :)

I wasn't even planning on getting the OPI brand (even though its awesome polish) because well, Momma's on a budget and it's a little more than I should be paying right now. But, Ulta had OPI nail polish buy 2 get 1 FREE. Um, yes please! Annnnnd I had a coupon (insert angels singing a heavenly tune) was meant to be.

So there ya have it folks, some cool colors that are great to welcome the fall!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gerber Baby

(photo that I chose)

I submitted a picture of Peyton into Gerber's baby photo contest a few weeks ago. Her picture is now available for votes on their website. We would appreciate your votes :) You can help a Momma and Daddy win some serious college fund $$!

If you'd like to vote for Peyton, click here <---

You can vote once a day for the entire month of October. Six winners will be picked at the end of Peyton be one of them!! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

A few reasons why I love TiVo...

  1. Monday night- 90210
  2. Tuesday night- Teen Mom
  3. Wednesday night- Top Model
  4. Thursday night- Community, 30 Rock, The Office, Grey's Anatomy
  5. Friday night- nothing

If it weren't for TiVo, we I would have no life. My world would revolve around the television. I'm glad I have the option of watching them whenever and however many times I want :)


It's been quite some time since I've actually updated about what we've been up to around here. Lately, there have been some pretty exciting happenings around the Rumsey house. Firstly, Peyton is changing every hour it seems. She's to the point where you can show/teach her how to do something one time and she can imitate you! She's so smart :) She has pretty much decided to skip actual crawling, and scoots, rolls, and inches to what/where she wants. She is pulling up to standing on EVERYTHING. That happened overnight, literally. We've lowered her mattress because of it too. My days are much busier now, because I can't really leave her out of my sight. We've already put outlet covers on all of the outlets because we knew that would be something she would start noticing next. Sure enough, a few days later she was on her knees, up against the wall, picking at the outlet cover! It's almost scary how smart she is!

The other exciting news I can't quite share yet, but rest assured, it's good :)

I'm sooo ready for fall. I am sick and tired of humidity and heat! Ugh. The last few days haven't been so hot, so maybe we'll actually get a fall?!? Who knows. Come quickly cold weather!!

Welp, that's a quick recap of what's been going on in our neck of the woods. Peyton's down for her morning nap, so I need to take advantage and get some stuff done around the house!!! :)