Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Been A Long Time . . .

Since someone said 'I don't know how you do it, with twins'.  Last Friday I tortured at least 15 people, a poor waitress, and myself by taking the twins to a weekly breakfast with friends; an event I normally enjoy while the twins are in school.

Mirabelle threw all three pieces of my bacon on the floor.  Which is a serious misdemeanor in our house (as I love bacon--and at that moment in time, slightly more than my children).  Finn wasn't interested in eating, sitting or (thankfully) bacon.  He was, however, interested in climbing bar stools, running for the nearest exit and exploring any area with an 'employees only' sign attached.

We've finally reached a point where eating out is not nearly as enjoyable as past experiences (crying on the inside).  On the positive side, we can start eating outside again--apparently our little haven of coastal oasis is being spared by the nation's arctic blasts.

For those just checking in, I'm not a big fan of feeding the twins at home 3x a day.  More accurately, I'm not a fan of cleaning up after feeding the twins 3x a day.  However, things are slightly better, thanks to preschool!  Instead of the ritual plate tossing when they're done eating, the twins now simply push their plates back and say some incomprehensible form of 'all done'.

Of course, as I write this, Lady Belle decides to dump her cereal on her tray and toss the bowl to the floor . . .

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Introducing Something New

Well, I apologize for the neglect.  Things have been moving quickly this month.  For starters, I've taken the plunge into something new.  I'm now an Independent Wine Consultant for WineShop At Home.

Basically, I get paid to hang out with cool people and drink wine all day--Best.  Job.  Ever.  Actually, I just pretend to drink wine all day (don't judge; I'm selling a reputation).  With that said, I'd officially like to introduce something new:

It's official, I'm now an Independent Wine Consultant for WineShop At Home.  Some of you have heard me talk about this recently.  Dave and I decided this business would be the perfect opportunity for us to meet new people locally and for me to spend some of my 'free time' on making a little extra money while working from home.  Our main focus as a family, of course, is loving and raising Finn & Belle--that's why this new business is so perfect.  I can manage the majority of it without having to sacrifice quality time away from our sweet 'babies' (they're not really babies any more; but they sure are sweet!). 
With that said, we'd love your support as we launch into this new opportunity.  Many of you are too far away to support me at the local level by hosting a private wine tasting; however, you can support me by visiting my website and joining our wine of the month club.  You can also view the various wines and products sold, if you see something you like, feel free to order it through my site.  If you have any questions about our products, I'd be happy to answer them.  Here's a link to my website:
WineShop At Home is a direct sales winery operating out of Napa Valley, CA.  They specialize in producing reserve-quality, limited production, artisan wines.  You can only buy these wines through me or another Independent Wine Consultant (pick me! pick me!).  My business is solely based on word-of-mouth, so any efforts you can make to help spread the word about my new business opportunity is greatly appreciated.
If you're interested in learning how to become an Independent Wine Consultant yourself, let me know.  I'd love to share this fun experience with you!

And there you have it:  the perfect job for a stay at home mother of twins.  Wish us luck!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Reality of Fantasies

During our one, brief, shining foray into warmer weather, we spent some time admiring all the boats docked at the marina while taking lunch at Dockside.

This one was right next to the restaurant and my first choice as a possible future boat purchase--until Dave mentioned the only way we could call it ours was if it were our permanent residence:

Maybe this one is more within the rehelm of possibility.  We could call it 'Fertility Treatment' in honor of it's price tag:

However, if we're being painfully honest, this is realistically the only boat we should own; and not nearly as satisfying to fantasize about:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beach Life Is The Good Life

So read the bumper sticker on the back of a local car--after this weekend, I'd have to agree.

While most of the United States is cloaked in some kind of polar changing, alternate reality, Al Gore apocalyptic weather pattern, we've been sitting pretty with mostly sunny upper 60's weather (please don't hate).

In fact, Sunday was just about perfect.  After church we took the kids out for lunch at Dockside--a local restaurant with a ton of patio seating along the Intercoastal waterway.  It was the good life and I've the pictures to prove it.

Feel free to check the weather and come on down for a visit--you know, between plowing snow every 15 minutes or visiting Lowcountry oyster roasts . . . (of course, now I've jinxed everything).

Watching the boats and birds, coloring, enjoying the sun, waiting for some fried shrimp . . .

One day, I promise, Lady Belle's hair will actually look, well, like a Lady.