Chronicling The Comerfords

Monday, December 30, 2013

Amelia Island Time

Here I am sitting on Amelia Island. It is a beautiful place. We are with beautiful friends and their fun children. The ladies of the group had lunch and went shopping without children. We had mimosas and it was glorious! We are so excited and grateful for this weekend!

However, last time I was on this island it was girls only and a 40th birthday celebration. It looked something like this....

This weekend it looks a little something like this...

And I wouldn't change it for the world!

New Blog!

Hey friends!  Long time, huh?!  Due to a creepy google search and a host of other things I am starting a new blog.  Shoot me an email at anicole1979 at yahoo and I'll give you the new blog addy.
Miss you! xo

Monday, July 8, 2013

Decorating Woes

We have been on the Ponderosa right at four months now.  I love it here! . I love it much more than I thought I would!  Everything is in bloom and so pretty.  Bad part is that there is a lot of grass to cut and we've had lots of rain.  That means we feel like we need to mow every time we turn around!  The girls play outside all the time and they exhaust themselves. Win! Our front porch is beyond amazing.  We spend about as much time out there as we do inside. Big thank you to PawPaw for putting up new fans on the front porch and back patio!  It makes our time much more enjoyable!

I do have a slight problem with the interior though.  These walls are huge!  Between the high ceilings and long walls, I have NO idea what to put on them.  Above the mantel, behind the couch, everything I've previously had on my walls gets lost. It's like a bunch of shrinky dinks.  I've somewhat given up on the living room.  While there is not a think on the wall, it looks ok.  The beautiful woodgrain brown paint compensates for the lack of d├ęcor (I hope!)  If you have any suggestions on prints, shelves, ideas, etc of what to put on the walls I would appreciate it! And I've tried grouping things together.  Still doesn't work.
So I have decided to tackle the master bedroom. One smaller room with less wall space.  I am trying to pick out bedding then pick paint around it.  I have a HUGE commitment issue with bedding and purses but we are talking about the house right now.  I have not bought bedding since we've been married.  I am now using the duvet cover we had in our guest room when we got married. 
The problem I have is everything I like looks like it should belong in Amelia and Annie's room or a dorm room.  When I think I will start looking for grownup patterns they all look like grandparent bedding.  Since I have such commitment issues I want something timeless that I can keep for at least the next 7 years.  There are a lot of duvet covers that catch my eye, but I would probably be sick of it next year.
I keep going back to this Lilly Pulitzer set.
Is it too high school?  I feel like I love it, but do I? There is a small chance that I may just love it because it is Lilly and how perfect would everyday end sleeping in such precious bedding?! I think it is so clean and crisp.  It is bright but not something I would hate in winter.  I think I would paint the walls greenish? 
Do you have any suggestions on bedding websites?  I feel like I have hit them all.  

A Soggy 4th

It seemed the only party favors we would be getting this July 4th was rain and frizzy hair. Plans of being out on the boat all day in the sunshine then a night of fireworks just was not happening.

Atlanta kept announcing that rain or shine their fireworks were still on. Since the idea of staying cooped up in the house with the kids for 2 days had me seeing DFACS reports we decided to get out of the house! We cashed in some of daddy's hotel point and we were off to the big city.

We spent the afternoon at the children's museum then went back to the hotel for dinner in the room and indoor swimming. We were right on top of Lenox mall. Watching fireworks from the window in your pajamas and going straight to bed is the way to do it.

It was rainy but it was awesome! Staying in a hotel always seems fancy and fun!

I made these fun 4th of July shirts with a little help from Pinterest and Amelia.  The shorts were from last year.  Holiday shorts you can wear 2 years in a row... score!
They are so cute! 


Living a Daddy's dream ;) 

Amelia is super excited to be at the hotel. 
Annie is just upset she is having to share a chair with her sister

"I love swimming inside!"  I'm sure there were children tee-teeing in it all day, but there was enough chlorine in this room to burn off your eyebrows

Watching fireworks out the window.  Awesome!  Poor Annie had long been asleep.
Annie had her first bagel and it was from Brueggers Bagels.  Yum yum! 
I had never thought of giving a toddler a bagel, but they chew on the darn things forever. Good plan mom!

What a fun little over night trip.  I guess all those nights on the road when Daddy was traveling paid off.  And we have some left for a few more trips! 



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Big Girl Dentist Appointment

Amelia has been to the dentist once. She sat in my lap during my appointment.she was introduced to the tools and they looked in her mouth a few times.

Today we had a straight up big girl dentist appointment. She sat in the chair by herself and they did the whole drill! She did great! She got to pick out her flavor of toothpaste. Bubblegum! And it was quick and easy.

Do you remember going to the dentist and they would put that fluoride gel in those trays you had to bite down on for HOURS?! The ones that made your mouth water are drool all down your face? There is none of that nonsense.

She also got a super fun goodie back with a cool toothbrush and flossers, sparkle toothpaste, a ball and a balloon. How fun is that?! They do still have Highlights Magazine while you wait. The good things never change!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day!

While I agree that birthing your own child is pretty darn special, there is something extra special about a man who choses to father a child that is not his. Of course this is coming from the child's perspective.

I have not one but two men who met me and made a decision to keep me. One at 13 and the other at 26. I'm not sure at which age I was worse, but either way I love them immensely for how much they love me. And the way they love my babies... I am speechless!

Life doesn't always turn out like you think it will but it always turns out for the best. And with these two guys, I will be just fine!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Annie Says "No, no, no, no, no"

Our Annie is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen.  Amelia was cute in her own way and she is so pretty now but Annie is something else.  I think it has a lot to do with all her curls

I did not do as many updates as I did with Amelia.  Poor second child... Also, Annie just isn't doing all that much.  She still isn't really talking, which is fine for her age. The few cute things she does do are over the top.  She will tell you bye bye with all her heart.  She blows kisses.  She eats a popsicle sideways like it's an ear of corn.  She loves to swing.  When she is tired she will grab her blanket or something silky, put her thumb in her mouth and say "night night".  While she is an overly whiny one year old, she is pretty easy going with all things unrelated to me.  She loves her daycare and will go to them with open arms.  I think this is huge!  She doesn't do this with many people and she is WAY clingy to me.  Its a testament to how wonderful her daycare program is.  She has this new thing she does where she shakes her finger and says "no, no, no, no no..."  That must have come from daycare.  Where ever it came from is cute cute cute! Showing Off

She and her sister love each other.  They laugh and smile and get so excited to see each other. Being that I am an only child, I'm experiencing all this for the first time.  It stresses me out and warms my heart.  I do not understand how two people who get so giddy to see each other one minute can bite and pinch each other the next minute.  It's the craziest, bipolar thing I have ever seen.

She is a Daddy's girl.  Seeing her run to the door when he comes home or seeing her climb up into his chair to snuggle down beside him is the sweetest thing ever.  He also loves it.  Amelia was such a Mommy's girl so I know he loves to be the favorite for Annie.

She is into everything.  She has had goose eggs on her head, required us make our first call to poison control (Pledge Woodfloor Cleaner is pretty darn safe).  No doubt this little girl wears her Mama out!  But I love her.  I wouldn't traded her for anything in the world!  She brings so much laughter and joy into our home.  And she loves to sleep (she is our favorite!)