Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Midnight oil..


The above picture was me trying to take a picture to capture a moment I was having the other night. After I saw the picture I took, I almost deleted it because it was such a crummy shot but right before I hit delete I thought actually this picture perfectly captures the moment. I was feeling a little hazy or foggy @ the time. I have been burning the midnight oil the last couple of weeks more than I should. I've tried to oust staying up late because I need as much sleep as possible if I am to survive my current day care calling. It's just so hard to be disciplined in the bedtime arena because after the kids go down it's finally quiet and I have so much to do. I'm sure many can relate. Anyway I have been able to justify staying up past my bedtime recently by telling myself it's better to be up & ready for crying teething babies then to be woken up out of sleep between 12 am and 1 am. Well right on target baby "B" woke up screaming around midnight. After I went to get him he just laid his head on my shoulder and all of my worries just melted away. I am so thankful for those sweet moments that remind us what is important. It's all about balance and if I can't do too much outside of being Mom then that is just fine. I have to constantly keep reminding myself because I tend to get carried away when I sign up for extra projects. Anyway if you were to ask what I've been up to lately well then let me just show you. I have an awesome friend who most graciously took some photos. Not only is she a good friend but is very talented. I'm just saying cause it's true and maybe somebody else may want to use her for her skills.


{photos by Sweet Moments Design}

A few of the above items will be auctioned off @ the Domestic Bliss fundraiser for the Stephanie and Christian Nielson fund. I sure hope it will be a success. It's neat to see so many people banding together to help in the cause.

18 comments:

Zach and Whitney said...

yeah you pretty much are my idol. Your Projects are amazing! I hope I have a little girl so you can shower her with cute accessories. Love you!!!

Melanie said...

Ditto!! hahah!! Cute things! You are very talented. I wish we lived closer so that you could teach me!

Stacey Crewse said...

Goodness Christina!!! These are sooo Yummy! Love the hair bows shoes etc..... I'm totally there just to nab one of your many amazing creations!!!!!

Natalie Hall said...

You know I am absolutely adored those classy, sassy beautiful hair pieces....

Life is short and we do have to appreciate those midnight buddy time with our children. We have to savor it all, and I try to keep reminding myself that constantly..

Mike and Debbie said...

Those hairbows and shoes are darling but where can I get me some of those cute little girl models???
The pictures are beautiful. Tell Michelle that she did a wonderful job at showcasing your darling items. We should have had her do the towels and aprons too!!!

Liza said...

Super cute, Christina! I love you sissy.

twin2trip said...

Mom I know we need to have the aprons and towels photograhed. I took pictures of the lady apron but it didn't turn out so once they're finished I'll post them.

The one and only said...

Girl... you are way, too kind to me... thanks! And thank you Debbie... anytime you need a photoshop lesson please, please let me know... I would be {delighted} to help anyway I can!

Shannon said...

I want some! Look at all your talents! And the photos are great!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Many of us try to stay up late. I feel like i will miss out on something if i go to bed too early. not lately. Last night I was in bed at 8:30. But before this Hell of a pregnancy, I was a night owl. I guess the difference is, that I don't have flowers in my hair at midnight, like you! You are a beauty queen from the second you wake up, until you go to bed!

Courtney Vance said...

You are such a sweetheart Christina. You're always thinking of others when you have a million things going on around you. That's why I love you so much. The beautiful bows and shoes are just icing on the cake.

Kacey's View said...

Here's another precious moment for you that I have been meaning to tell you! Our lesson last week was on honesty..
Me- Who knows what honesty means?
Maile- It's like if you put a jacket with a dress.
Me- Oh... I believe that's modesty...
hahaha Also important though right?
I love your girls.

Lacey Bell said...

can you please make a website so I can buy everything you have? seriously cousin, I want to get my hands on that adorable stuff for little LOLA!!!! seriously. PLEASE!?

Kacey's View said...

That LOVE statue in my pictures is actually in Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Civic Center

Kenyon said...

HI- Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do remember meeting you but I cant place where. Did you do the St George marathon? Amy did awesome....of course :) I was really sad not to be there but I guess there will be many more. Obviously you are quite talented. I LOVE these hair pieces! You seem to be one hard workin woman. Your family is adoreable.

Becky said...

Gorgeous! If I have a girl, I'll have to hit you up for some gorgeous bows. The pictures were great too!

Annie said...

She did an incredible job with those photos...very professional and posh. Your a gem for donating so much time and talent for the Nie Nie cause.

Cheryl said...

I absolutely adore all your pretty accessories. They would look adorable on my sweet granddaughters! You are amazing that you are doing all these wonderful things with all your cute kids!!