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Few More Things…


First, Happy Birthday, Mom! Wish we could celebrate with lunch at The Cheddar Box… but neither of us live in Louisville anymore and we’re 12 hours apart. Kinda sad! But I’m holding on to hope that you’ll be here soon to see these babies, right!? We’ll celebrate BIG when you arrive! There’s plenty of excitement to go around and you’re worth celebrating! I love you!

Second, while I’m on my family… did y’all catch Erika on Apartment Therapy yesterday? Way to go, sister!

Third, sometimes I forget little details that I fully intend to include in posts. The rubber stamps from yesterday’s post came from a $1 rack at Michael’s. It was a tall rack that spun around near the front of the store.

If y’all ever have questions that I don’t answer that you really want answers to send me an email {my address is over there —>} and I’ll do my best to respond. Blogger doesn’t automatically attach your email addresses and there’s often times no way for me to track you down. One kind commenter asked about the owl applique a few weeks ago… but I couldn’t find her… my answer to your question is this: Embroidery Boutique.

If you send me an email and I don’t reply it’s possible that it got caught in spam OR I forgot to write you back and I would never be annoyed if you sent it again! I really do try to respond to emails… but sometimes these little people distract me and if I don’t reply when I read it I often forget to come back… imagine that!?

JM {in grainy picture above} sits like that almost every night on the rug in the den. He’s like a baby bird waiting for his mother to return with a juicy worm… but this little bird is waiting for his daddy armed not with worm but his guitar. Justin plays guitar and sings to him almost every night… it seems to be one of the only ways to calm him down. I love to hear him play and sing… it’s music to my ears. Here’s a quick video I shot tonight of the two of them. I’ll try to get more sometime… this one is too short.
And we don’t allow him to chew on hair ribbons while unattended.

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  • Anonymous
    February 13, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Thank you for sharing your family with us. I check your blog daily, sometimes three or four times daily.

  • Jill Pope
    February 13, 2009 at 7:27 am

    The video is precious, so is your family!

  • Amy
    February 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

    my mom’s birthday is today too! love the video, your kids are adorable.

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    February 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

    That’s so cute….Adriana came running when she heard the music! Looks like I need to make a trip to Michaels – You always find the cutest things 🙂

  • Carly
    February 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I adore your family! Y’all have so much fun! Thanks (as always) for sharing your tips with us and for allowing us to get a peek into your household.

  • The Martin's
    February 13, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Well, Justin was hit in our house – Madelyn kept dancing and asking for more! Maybe he could come entertain her some time! 😉

  • Amanda Thrasher
    February 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Don’t ever quit blogging.

    OMG—R U really going to make me get my husband have his “v” reversed?

    Tell me NO NO NO! Amanda, you have a beautiful 6 and 8 year old. You haven’t allowed diapers in your home for 4 years. you have a business to run. Your husband doesn’t play the guitar. Don’t do it!

    Yall are precious as usual. Happy Weekend.

  • Dianne
    February 13, 2009 at 8:42 am

    What a precious family!!!! Happy Birthday to your mom. When she sees this she may sprout wings and fly there. LOL

  • Becky Brodbeck
    February 13, 2009 at 9:02 am

    So sweet! Happy Valentines day! Wish you could be in Louisville today too…I may just have to run to the Cheddar Box for you:-)

  • Erin
    February 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

    How sweet! Happy Birthday Condog! Love the tune Justin:) Miss you all!!

  • andi
    February 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

    That little ball of a baby is too cute just rollin’ around chillin’! Happy Vda!

  • Carly Winborne
    February 13, 2009 at 11:10 am

    the sweetest thing about this video was your husband’s foot bouncing John Martin’s at the very beginning. so so adorable!

    i wish you could bottle up that sweet baby boy. you’d make a fortune!!

  • Georgianne
    February 13, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Cheddar Box…just hearing the name makes me think of sweet tea! They have the best! Darby, JM is so precious. My son is a couple months younger…I enjoy seeing what Matt will be into next.

  • Lynn
    February 13, 2009 at 11:30 am

    So cute! I’m right across the river from Louisville and I’ve never been to the Cheddar Box… perhaps I should make a trip there!

  • brynalexandra
    February 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

    my heart just melted!!!!

  • the brown's
    February 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    love it!

  • Louisa
    February 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    John Martin is the cutest thing! So sweet that your husband sings (and well, too!) to the baby. Aw.

    Btw, love your rug! Where’d you get it?

  • deyoungsters
    February 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hi Darby- I found your blog through my sister and I just have to say- your little ones are so precious! I love seeing the little glimpses into your life… thanks for sharing with us!

  • No.35style
    February 17, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I just love this! So sweet and what it’s all about!

  • Anonymous
    February 19, 2009 at 7:33 am

    What a sweet family you have! I have to ask an off the wall question…where did you get that rug?? Love it and looking for one similiar for my den area!
    Thank you!