Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day Trip Adventure: Charlottesville!

On Saturday we took a day trip adventure to Charlottesville. It is such a cute town. We had so much fun with our little fam. We are so blessed! It felt SO good to just get out of town even for just a day. Whoo, it felt good. :)

These little people are so much fun, can be tiring ;), but we have so much fun together, and just watching them together.. They are so silly and sweet.

Here are some of the things we got to do! {In mostly (and many :)) pics ;)}

Merry-go-round - the boys went on a merry go round while I fed Littlest.

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Smiles - there were some steps that begged to have some pics taken on them

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{silly boy}

Fun running and photo opps - there was a cute brick square that the boys had fun running around a little bit and the brick was too cute not to take some pics :)

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{we get lost in these sweet puppy eyes, all. the. time :)}

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{he lives up to the meaning of one of his middle names: laughter, he loves to laugh and make others laugh!}

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Lunch - we got to have lunch at Revolutionary Soup! They have all fresh, local, ingredients, mmm! Homemade tomato bisque and sandwiches, mmm!

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Special treat! - BabyBoy had spotted a popcorn shop, so after lunch we headed over for a treat :)

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{BabyBoy sharing :)}

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{Little sharing :-)}

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{just chatting}

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Hugs! Mmmm, I love these hugs :) There is always time for hugs ;)

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The drive home - one of the boys' current goals in life is to make each other and their baby sister laugh! :) It is hilarious, goofy, and so sweet.

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{my makeup and hair were done, but Littlest looked so cute in her white fluffy bear ear jacket and hood :) (I fed her while we had to get gas :))}

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It was such a wonderful getaway for a day. I was just so thankful the whole time we were just walking around and each little activity together. I try to do it a lot and often, but there was something about this day, especially, I felt like I was thanking God all day for blessing us the way He has.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Erin Condren Giveaway Winner!

Thank you SO much to everyone who entered! And a big big thank you to Erin Condren for such a fun and fantastic giveaway!!

Our winner, chosen by Random.org, is.............



Blogger Elizabeth said...
I would love to use the money for a planner. I already like her on FB, but will leave a comment for sure. Thanks for the giveaway.

Congratulations Elizabeth!! Please email me at naturallycaffeinatedfamily{at}gmail{dot}com to confirm your email address and receive your $25 Erin Condren gift code!! :)

Hope y'all had a great weekend and are having a great start to the week! We had an fun packed weekend. We took a day trip to a fun little town (so many fun pics to come!), had a showing on Saturday and Sunday, I played at church on Sunday, and we had a yummy and wonderful sushi dinner date with some fabulous friends, who are moving soon (boo ;)). Have a great night! Hugs!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Silly girl in a stroller

We took a day trip adventure to a fun little town last month and took the littles to a children's museum. They had fun exploring (more pics to come :)) and Littlest had fun being silly in the stroller. :)

We love all of her different facial expressions! Here are just a few of them ;)

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{Just chillin' with the fam}

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{Kickin' up both legs :)}

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Sweet silly baby girl!! :) 

We cannot get enough of her big blue eyes! We're wondering if they're going to stay blue! We're thinking the boys had changed from blue to brown by this time. When did your littles' or little ones you know, eyes change?

ETA: Giveaway is closed
Don't forget to enter my Erin Condren giveaway!!! It ENDS TODAY! And don't forget to enter the other fantastic ladies' Erin Condren giveaways right now too! You have 4 blogs you enter to win! Check 'em all out!:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Do!

I got a new do! Eep!

As I tweeted the other day, my hair has been confused. It hasn't really had a style for a lil' time now and has just been, ehhh. :)

Can I get a, "I hear ya!" for the unfun process that is finding a new hair stylist?? I think I have found one now, this is my second cut by her, and I just have to wait it out to fix the previous 4 cuts! ;) The previous cuts, they cut too many layers, too choppy, just not right. :)

I've been wanting a change and have been thinking about taking a chance on a little soft side swept bangs. Many of you know, when I blogged about a long while ago :), that I have a cowlick, with a mind of it's own. I had some round brush bangs when I was young, and I won't make that mistake again. ;-) I've wanted to try a lil' side swept bang before but never fully went for it. Now, I went for it!

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{Side note: I am (NOT a fashionista, but) loving stripes this fall, and loving navy blue, and navy and white. :)}

Keep in mind this is styled there, I still need to play with, straighten, curl, floof, train my new found bangs to fight against the tyrant that is my cowlick! ;)

Now, the bangs are a little shorter than I originally anticipated. I'm going to take my vitamins and hope they grow fast so I can get them exactly where I want them. :) I've been pinning them back for the most part, until I got some hair spray a friend recommended, in an attempt to begin the training process. :)

Here are me my little people that night! This is not my most flattering pic (at all ;)) but oh how I love these littles and the amazing man behind the camera!

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And now you know almost everything there is to know about my hair and hair cuts over the past two years :)... If you have any new bangs advice, advice away! :)

Don't forget to enter my Erin Condren giveaway!!! Aaand there are a few other fantastic ladies having Erin Condren giveaways right now too! You have 4 blogs you enter to win! Check 'em all out!:

Here at NCF! At Jenna's JourneyLife in the Green House, and I Love You More Than Carrots!!

Aaaaand Erin Condren is going to be on One Kings Lane today! Click here to get an invite and sign up!

Have fun and good luck!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Erin Condren Giveaway!!!

Are you excited yet?? I am so excited to host this giveaway! Have you been to the Erin Condren website to check out all of her adorable goodies?

So, I was late to the bangwagon, as I usually am. ;) Actually, most of the time I don't hop on bandwagons or if I do it's years later and "it" could be completely "out" but I was still eventually excited about it! ;-) Enter my first pair of Uggs last year (in gray). hehe. Whatever you say about them, they are comfy! They were a present from Hubby, I had no idea he was getting them! Comfy! :)

But I could not resist the EC Life Planner. I had just been telling Hubby how I needed a new planner in my life so I wasn't just using my phone. I am a hard copy girl, I love writing things down, I am a list maker, I love the feel of a smooth writing pen in my hand while I write it all down. ;)

I have to brag about Erin Condren really quick. Her customer service was awesome, they were so responsive in emails and phone calls. All of her products are so customizable! If you see something on her site you can change colors to fit YOU.

I have been loving turquoise and inspired by Littlest I have been loving the soft sweet color combo of turquoise with hints of white, pink, and throw in some yellow for fun. I love the boys in all of those colors too! You know I like boys in pink too. :)

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{the colors are even prettier in person!}

And I am SO enjoying color-coding each member of our family and our family as a whole! :-)

What I love about the EC Life Planner:
* She starts the calendar the month you receive it and it goes through December 2012!
* It has the full month and then a wonderful set up of the weeks, divided into morning, afternoon, and night. Love that!
* Has a plastic zippered pouch for any goodies you want to keep easily accessible.
* Has a little pocket too so you can stuff anything fun in their you want at your fingertips too.
* It is so colorful and cute throughout. I love the tabs, of course ;)
* Has note sections, to do and goal lists throughout the whole planner.

Now you have a chance to win $25 to purchase anything your little organizational fun heart desires!!!

I would love to get the address labels and some personalized stationery! She has adorable holiday cards. I love the Top 10 one, it is so cute! So many cute products!

How to Win:
1. Leave a comment below, post "Naturally Caffeinated Family sent me!" on Erin Condren's Facebook page, and like her on facebook (if you haven't already :))!

To get two Extra Entries!: Leave an additional comment for each that you complete!
2. Tweet about this giveaway, mention @_NCF_ and a link to this post!
3. Subscribe to the Erin Condren Newsletter (at the upper left of her website!)

Giveaway will end on Thursday night October 13th at 11:59pm EST!! Good luck!!!

ETA: Make sure your entries are complete so they count!! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Mini Dream

Most of you know I used to be a high school orchestra director, played weddings and any events (even proposals, so fun!) with my string quartet (for almost 8 years!), have played at many churches on the worship team or orchestras, played in other orchestras/chamber ensembles, and taught private lessons, just to name a bit of musical involvement.

Each of the babies have had their own experiences with music so far, with BabyBoy leading the pack at being in utero, hearing and being inside the music with the orchestras I taught and conducted. There is nothing like standing on a podium and creating and being surrounded and inside the music with an orchestra. I have been known to sit in the car for a couple extra minutes, crank up a tune (classical or other), close my eyes, and just feel enveloped by the music.

BabyBoy started off playing his little piano, 1/8 size violin, then an old family guitar, now Little is playing the little violin, and HM is starting off on the lil' piano. And everyone singing too (and Hubby has a wonderful voice). :)

To say I love these pictures is an understatement.

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{We are listening to tracks on the computer, last month, and the babies are rehearsing with me to play at church on Sunday.}

BabyBoy lives music. I live music. We all love music.

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BabyBoy has been talking for quite some time now about being a worship leader at church. :) He pretends all the time with his guitar, "mic" stand, and microphone (just like in the pics). He sings about God and he sings to God. He has a little heart of worship.

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My two mini dreams are: 1. For the babies to continue love music and praise God with all their hearts, and maybe even play in an orchestra one day. 2. That one day I'll have an orchestra or few to teach, conduct, and make music with again. Or start playing/performing a lot more often and more seriously again. Not right now, but someday.

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And get excited friends, next week I will be hosting an Erin Condren Giveaway!!!!!!!!

*the dark pics, the lights had just gone out because of a storm that night :)

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