9.28.2009

Hello monday...

Oh...why hello there.



I first wanted to just say a little "hello" and "how are you" to those of you who are new to my little world. Before you go any further......i just want to warn you......



This is NOT a decorating blog....



This is NOT a family blog....



I don't talk about religion here.....



and i don't talk politics......



I do like to talk though....



i have tongue in cheek humor......



and i love.love.love April Fools day.....which you can read about ...here.....



and i've had my fare share of parenting moments....here...












I took my little family ....actually....we are not so little.....we are 5 in number....for a little family photo shoot a few blocks from our home...
to the tracks...
and yes...this is an abandoned track......
i think.....
at least it was on Saturday.......
........... you will notice that i am not in the photo's.



ummmm....



because.....i am bloated......and just got home from a girls trip......in which i ate lots of cobbler......



so i decided that i would just stay behind the camera that day......



but i did have lola take a few photo's of me and that cute man i call my husband.......
ummmm......

he just read the word {cute} and asked that i change it.....
so i will use the word {hot}.....
he said babies are cute......not men.....
o.k....i got it.



and no photo shop on earth could edit the pounds off of me....



sorry....



it. was. the cobbler.






where was i.....



oh....



i'm just introducing you to the real me......



and my family.....






i was tagged with some awards this last week......



and i feel horrible.....because i do not really do the award thing....



but here you go....



10 things you do not know about me.









*I met my husband in a bar.



* I totally lied about everything when i met him.



* In high school i used to call home after my curfew...and when my



dad would answer...i would say...."I've got it dad..it's for me...sorry it's



so late".....



he would buy it....



*I didn't nurse my babies...they were bottle fed.....and you know what...



they turned out o.k.



*I love to microwave food on plastic dishes...even though i've read that



it is not good



*My favorite color is white....and it's not even a color according to some people



*I drive a mini van....and i love it



* I just lied....i don't really love it.....but it sure fits a lot of people....



* I have been known to re-run my washing matching because the



wet clothes have sat for to long.....



*I have also been known to leave my children outside of Trader Joe's.....but just for the



record.....that whole ordeal was thrown out of court.....



*I'm just kidding.....










Little Fin has the same disease i have.....OCD {obsessive collecting disorder}.....as you can see in the pic above...he is filling his pockets.....
yup....
full of broken glass.......
but i didn't know that till we got home and he cut his finger.....
just a little cut mind you....but still......
don't worry......
we are in therapy together.
I had a wonderful weekend....and hope you did also. My open house is this next Saturday...so if you live in the area and would like to come....just email me.
And i just wanted to say Holy moly.....you girls amaze me...i'm still reading all of your comments....

xo

117 comments:

donna said...

Good Morning Kasey! I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy stopping by and seeing things thru Kasey Colored Glasses. You are too funny! What a great photo shoot of the family! I hope you have a wonderful week...dj

Susan said...

Ha!
What do you mean NO Religion and NO polictics...
I am NOT reading your blog then!!
lol
Keep up the beautiful work girl.
Susan

Simone said...

When I grow up I want to be just like you....you always make me smile....I love the calling home after your curfew/phone story.....I was never that smart...or that naughty....unfortunately....sometimes I am just too law-abiding for my own good :)

Happy Monday.....and by the way, I LOVE Lola's purple dress, absolutely gorgeous....and that hot husband is very cute.....Jude Fox is cute too.....how's he doing? Sorry, it's Monday, am multi-tasking, reading blogs, making cakes and apparently doing housework too :)

Have a great week xo

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Reading your blog to coffee in the a.m. starts my day laughing - thank you! I can relate to a lot of what you said here like re-running the washing machine - thought I was going to have to do that this morning - but my husband actually switched it for me-surprise! Your kids are too cute! (oh and the hubby too) Have a great week!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Yeah, I GUESS you are a popular girl! (Sheesh...last time I looked you had over 700 comments. So much for winning that Anthro gift card. sigh.)

Lovin' these pictures of the fam. Darling!

And you know what? I have rerun the washing machine after leaving wet laundry in there...so you're not alone.

xoxo

Tracey said...

Pics turned out fabulous!!!!!!!!!

And, please, STOP MICROWAVING YOUR PLASTIC DISHES! Seriously!!!

:) T

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hey girlfriend! You forgot the part where you told them I won!...smiles~ Oh...ok maybe next one...great pictures

PamperingBeki said...

Your high school phone call trick - Hilarious!!

You are too funny.

Happy new week to you!

traci said...

great photos of the fam kasey!!! love them. i never though of the calling home trick. your are good - actually i think i mean bad. i am wondering if my daughter has done that recently. hhmmmm.

paige said...

look at bryan buick being a hottie indeed!
he is so not cute
not at all

you know i love these pics

bloated?
yeah, right

Vintage Junky said...

I have been known to rewash clothes too... usually once a week!

Michelle

Jboo said...

What a sweet post!! That high school trick -- very clever -- wonder if my sons ever did that! What a cute family and hot hub you have there! Have a great week!

janet

The Kucera Fam said...

I find myself laughing hysterically at most of your blog postings. You are such a character. You are SO real. I really enjoy 'keeping up with you'. And don't EVEN get me started on your fam, PRE-CIOUS!
Happy Monday!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Now that's a darling family!

Brenna LaPray said...

Great post! You forgot to mention that you also have been known to run the dishwasher two or three times until all the food is off!! Love the pictures. You truly do have a beautiful family. Even you...bloated and all.

Carmen said...

Kasey, lady, you are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh this morning. I loved your list. We are so much the same, it's not even funny. I love your blog for everything it is and everything it's not. ;) Your family is gorgeous!!!!! (Love Lola's purple dress or is it a top?)

Morning T said...

Happy Monday Kasey! I love that you like to talk and I keep coming back because I know you won't talk about religion and politics. Lovely family, gorgeous images.

Jessica Haley said...

Your pics are really great... love the train tracks and green background. Wish they were bigger, though. I like my pics BIG. Send me an email if you want to know how... miajoieboutique@yahoo.com

Btw, I am rewashing a load of laundry as I type for the same reason.

happy monday!

Raining Pearls said...

Love the pictures and Hubs is HOT :), really!

This post really cracked me up, you are too funny.

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

i sure needed this morning...feeling quite a bit less than perfect. thanks so much!! p.s. you're fabulous!

Rebecca said...

kasey...love the first photo and your hubs is a fox...but i say that in a non-lustful, commandment breaking way...hoping your monday feels like a friday!!

rebecca

koralee said...

Lovely Monday morning post...I am loving the 10 great things about you..the washing machine thing...I do allllll the time!!!! Have a wonderful day...your images are darling today! xoxoxo

Leah C said...

Speaking of amazing...that's what I would call those photos! And you, of course:) Making me laugh on a Monday morning; just love reading new stuff about ya. The laundry thing? Been there, done that:) The calling home after curfew? I have a teenager in the house, so thanks for the tip!

Cherry Blossoms said...

You have a beautiful family, I love the photos...and I love how honest you are...love.it.

Leah C said...

It's me again...have you noticed that you have almost 1000 followers?! Wow!!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Everything I needed to know about you was captured in your 10 things. Mainly, it confirms that we probably shouldn't be friends, because I also microwave things on plastic and bottle fed my babies and well, life would be too easy having a friend who thought those kinds of things were normal and good. Also, your curfew-buster is the most genius thing I've heard of in a long time, and I hear a lot of genius things.

Anonymous said...

Kasey,

I *LOVE* your blog! I don't have one myself, but wanted to comment again on yours. Your writing style cracks me up; I think because you sound so much like me :) Thank you for sharing your life/thoughts/pictures with all of us. I agree with the others; your husband is HOT! What is it with men not like being called "cute"? I never thought that was a bad thing? Hope you have a great week! Oh and that Pumpkin Spice Latte is also my fav drink. I could have 5 a day if I allowed myself. Heaven.in.a.cup LOL

Shana
snw1977@hotmail.com

Lissa said...

great post! I'm going to remember that late phone call thing.. in case Emma tries it! totally funny! awesome photos! xo

The Whispering Creek House said...

HAHA I also know how to wash laundry twice! thats why i just did a post on how do other ladies keep up with laundry!? so far I have had some good responses! Come check it out my fellow wash-forget-er!

Nancy said...

How fun was that! I so love your sense of humor.

Teresa said...

You have the most beautiful family; and are becoming a very talented photographer!! And your hubby is "hot", is that ok for me to say?? :) Well he is! Just sayin'--

hugs,
Teresa
xoxo
www.teresaksheeley.typepad.com

Beth Gales said...

What a sweet post! Your family is adorable and you are hilarious!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

you are SO fabulous - I said 'me too' to quite a few of those:

* my kiddo (and any kiddo after) was bottle fed - and am SO ok with it.

* I've had to run the wash a number of times over again - because I've forgotten about it.

* I've been known to leave my daughter in the car while I run in somewhere. You see, I can remotely turn the car, A/C on and lock the door. C'mon, its not like I go to the mall or anything for hours on end. ;)

Love being your friend...am so bummed next weekend didn't work out. I hope it is uber successful - and I'm starting to save my pennies now for a plane ticket out there....Maybe I'll recruit some of us girls to make it a weekend venture to you - keep us posted...Feb/March would be amazing months...you know - if you wanted to do something like it again. ;)

xoxo

PS - can't wait to see the bedazzled denim cap.

jules said...

you are one clever girl. i looove your humor. wish i lived closer 'cus i would be on your door step next saturday, with a bottle of wine, i'm sure...or mimosa if it wasn't quite wine time....don't ya think your accountant would approve...

and your pics are amazing...

Love the Decor! said...

love your humor and enjoy following. Stop by for a visit sometime

Angie said...

LOVE This post!! Note to self: In about 8 years, if it's past the kids curfew and the phone rings- get up and do a head count! ;)

Tiffany said...

That high school phone trick is genius. My Mom would have totally bought that but I never thought to try it. Darn. Oh, well.

What a beautiful family you have! That little Fin is precious filling his pockets.

Wish I could be at that open house...

vicki archer said...

Kasey I love your list and I love your way of writing...very refreshing, xv.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Your a goof and I love that about you. Lola's dress is so adorable!! Wish you were in there too...bloat and all:)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

See, who says you can't meet a great guy in a bar. That's where I met my CUTE hubby too. Heh.
Great pics! Lola's hair looks so cute the length it's at now.
~Michelle

Andrea Villarreal said...

Oh my gosh Kasey that's ALOT of comments!!! 300 congrats and I hope you are around for 300 more because I truly love your blog. Glad to know I am not the only one who has to run the wash twice:)

tara said...

Happy Monday, great photos Kasey!! loved your 10 things, some made me laugh out loud!

Amy R said...

I just read your blog for the first time today and I loved your post about your best friend and trying to reconnect. I know what that feels like and I will be thinking of you. And I will be reading your blog! Is your home close to St. Louis, MO at all? I would love to see it!

Have a great Monday,

Amy

Cheryl ~Zany-Mayd said...

Great Photos ~ I love reading your blog..... it's the way you say it ~ I love your calling home when you were younger late at night & answering it the way you did.... HS was a Long Long time ago for me, but that would have so worked for Me, too .... Have a Great Week

Peanut-Butter Kitty said...

Thanks for the laughs. Not only do I rewash sour smelling clothes, but I iron clothes in the dryer, sometimes more than once! Great pictues of your lovely family.

JoAnn said...

I ALWAYS have to re-run the laundry because it sat in there too long. Tide makes a laundry cleaning power that you can put in the washer if it gets stinky. ;-) Have a good week.

By the way... my word verification to post this comment is duche. I'm not kidding.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your post just makes me want to break out in song. I think "Honesty" by Billy Joel fits the bill.
Sing with me....
Happy day. :)

Chablis said...

Those pics are just precious! Women love your blog because you're real. We all feel the exact. same. way. !

xoxo

Jerri said...

Ok so I already told you on FB that your Fam is beautiful(sorry, Brian) but boys can be beautiful!!

I love to talk/write too and you didn't tell me the rules about blogging...no politics, religion, etc. but then since I don't really like rules(read my 10.. oops 11 things) I probably would break them anyways! ha ha

mrs boo radley said...

I love white too.
And now I need to go check my washing machine just to see if I forgot anything in there, like an entire load of laundry.
Your husband is right, men are hott, babies are cute.
Thanks for being real. For reals.

mrs boo radley said...

p.s. LOVE your curfew tactic!

Alison said...

Kasey,

Your beautiful pictures of your family are priceless! What a gorgeous family! I almost spit out my coffee when I read the laundry part. I do that ALL of the time! The part about staying out past your curfew, GENIUS! Thanks for the great post! Have a great day!

The Little Red Shop said...

Great composition!

: )

Julie M.

ps Holy cow...did you get over 200 more followers since last week? I think you had 90-something when I signed up back in February. Congratulations, Kasey!

Kacey said...

Awesome pictures of your beautiful family!

Your technique for avoiding curfew: so clever! I would have been too scared to try it, though. :-)

Nina Diane said...

I love your photos. And the whole curfew thing....darn, why didn't I think of that one!

Laura said...

That Lola of yours kills me.

Sarah said...

:) your blog makes me smile
and your little girl is so adorable!

Cathi said...

what an adorable family....beautiful photos and lovley story....nice to get to know you!!

Chantal said...

Love the pictures. You have a lovely family. Beautiful children. I enjoy reading your blog. Have a nice day!

Preppy Mama said...

As always you make me laugh! Love the calling your house past curfew!! Wish we were friends back then I totally could have used that on my parents!!
Have a great day!

LuLu & Co. said...

I can always count on you to crack me UP!!! stunning pictures... i know you've already been told this but what's one more compliment!
they need to invent washers that self transfer to the dryer!!
that would help me alot!!!
xo,
LuLu

Laurie said...

You are one smart cookie, calling home and telling your dad you got it! I hope my kids don't read this...

Have a great Monday!

~Cherie said...

Your blog is like a breath of fresh air on these increasingly cooler autumn midwestern days. It's a joy to read.

Whimsical Creations said...

Hello!

Just fabulous post!! So refreshing. Your family is beautiful!

kayaking2 said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I just found your blog and love the pictures, words, humor, style, everything! Thanks for sharing.
Kim

DREW'S MOM said...

I am seriously cracking up at my desk (at work) as I read this... you are hilariously honest (which I admire beyond measure). Thanks for sharing!!

Julie Harward said...

That is such a beautiful family! And that man of yours is truly HANDSOME! I'm so happy for your happiness :D

Liz said...

This post made me smile, and those pics are gorgeous! I dont blog politics either. Good for you. :)

Marie said...

Hello Kasey - thank you for sharing such fun photos of your weekend adventure! What a beautiful area to take pics. Okay, you made me giggle with the curfew call - what a GREAT idea! Too bad I didn't know that trick back in the day. Now I know if my kids try to pull that one on me! Thanks for the tip.

I love your blog for all the reasons you listed. Love the way you write, and your humor is refreshing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Simply Mel said...

Love this post and all the things about YOU!

Your family is gorgeous, and your husband is right, HOT is a better adjective when explaining him. :)

And I met my husband in a bank!

Kristin said...

Just sweetness! Beautiful images of your fam!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Awesome photo shoot! Oh, and your curfew workaround? Pure genius. So glad to hear that you had a great weekend...happy week to you.

Bay said...

Left. Kids. Outside. With. Frog.
Still laugh uncontrollably at that! So glad it got thrown out of court. That battle could have been a mess, with a frog involved and all. Ha!
Beautiful pics Kasey and tell your hubs that men can be cute and boy is he. Alright hot too!
I'm still here reading 301 and beyond and enjoying every minute of it. Thank you!

Bay said...

And PS. What about Matthew? He's cute and HOT. See....not only babies are cute.......

littlebyrd said...

omg! I have never seen that many comments on a blof before!Wow!
These are wonderful wonderful family photos! That lola ~ she could model :)

Lora said...

I.Love.Your.Blog.

Found you in one of my followers lists (yeah, I was bored!) and I'm so glad. Your music player is loaded with songs I love including a couple I actually have on my blog!)

I'll be back...have a lovely day

the tichenor family said...

your little family is too cute for words... love reading your blog! such a delight.

a little bit vintage said...

Such an adorable family...how very blessed you are! ;) Lovely pics!

Smiles,
Rachel

Martha said...

LOVED your 10 things about you....how clever you are about the phone trick...there is NO WAY I would have ever thought to do that...seriously you are ridiculously funny and love your blog...

Your photo shoot of your family ~ BEAUTIFUL ~ you are definitely have a good eye behind the camera ~ although pictures of your family are always beautiful...and yes...I agree with everyone that it would have been great to see you too...I am sure you look terrific...
Great post as usual...and the washer thing...oh I am guilty of that...well could possibly be every other day:) See you soon!

Rachel said...

I too met my husband in a bar and I too will wash my clothes again because they sat too long in the washer and then I complain that all I do is laundry and go through laundry soap like its alcohol...anyhow, love the pics, you have a truly beautiful family! I wish I had a private jet so I could fly to your event...someday...

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

What a beautiful family! Really enjoy your tongue-in-cheek humor!
You certainly do get the comments!!
;~) Kirsten

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Here is a little secert... I don't read too many blogs, I just look at the pictures... But I read every word of your post and it was wonderful! I will be back.

Lori said...

you sure know how to bring a smile! I cannot believe that you have over 700 comments on your last post ~ wait ~ yes I can! You go girl and enjoy that cobbler ~ we only live once!

AshleyR said...

What a gorgeous family!! I could eat Fin up... tell him I'll wait for him.. do you think I can postpone this wedding for 14 more years?!?!? ;)

Beth said...

I love this post!! I have to run my clothes twice every now and then too. The photos of your fam are adorable.

Jane said...

I sure wish I had known about calling dad after curfew...genius!
You have such a lovely family...and your husband isn't bad, either. :-)

I am so glad I found your blog...it's delightfully fresh!

Jane (artfully graced)

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

I really needed a good laugh. We don't do that enough now do we. Thank you for making an otherwise very stressful day a little lighter. Btw, I have to admit to doing some of the same things you put in your 10 Things. At least I know now I'm not the only one! Again, thanks!

Lani

laterg8r said...

your dh is HOT

i've rerun the washer too

my kids collect sticks and rocks

i nursed and bottle fed, they're your kids = you decide!

i hate my mini van but it is practical

you've totally made me smile :D

PS~Erin said...

Kasey, those photos are stunning. What an awesome job you did capturing your gorgeous fam.

Loved your 10 things.

Have a good night.

Lettered Cottage said...

LOVE those pics!
LOVE YOUR BLOG!

:-)
Layla

Shawn Seay said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful family!~
Great post!

XO
Shawn

melissa said...

ok...why, why, WHY haven't we met before!!??? i'm in love reading here in my seat! and i'm so sad that i missed the anthro giveaway....i mean i might actually shed a tear. not really....but almost. back to this post. you sweet family on that track is enough to make me go get on one that's not abandoned. just to get some fabulous rugged beautiful pictures. btw...who am i? just a no-namer out here in blogworld...good friends with some who are namers, but i don't search around too much. but tonight, i'm glad i did. ;)

The Hills said...

Things I love...
-This post.
-Your brand of humor.
-Lola's dress.
-The fact that you used to call your house past curfew and your dad bought it. Genius.
(Other things too, but that's my top four)

-Ginny

Rue said...

How funny that even though you're WAY cooler than me, we're a lot alike, but I must have known that since I keep coming back to your blog.

Oh and men CAN be cute... mine is too ;)

xoxo,
rue

truly blessed said...

Kasey, those pictures are BEEEAUTIFUL! What a good lookin' family you have. Lola is so pretty. I know you mourned her growing out her hair, but it looks fabulous! :) And your oldest son....could be your twin. Fraternal, of course. ;)

robin dudley-howes said...

Great pics!

tooznie said...

I've just drifted over from the nesting place. I just wanted to say I enjoyed your post and like your stop & start writing style, it sounds like you're actually holding a conversation instead of a monologue.

paula said...

The photos are gorgeous as is your family. I re start the washer too and i really can believe I didn't think of that high school trickery. Hope you have a great day.

Shady Lady! said...

you are hillarious. that phone thing is probably the most classic thing i have ever heard. wish i would have thought of that growing up.

Rhondi said...

This is my first visit to your blog and you made me laugh. I like your sense of humor and you have a beautiful family!

Sarah said...

Hi Lola your family is beautiful. Please tell your hubby that it's wrong to talk about how smoking hot he is when he's standing beside your precious children! ;> But, you could do a post only about him. And then you could use any adjectives he wanted to describe him! Thanks for participating in the Nester's giveaway. Your work is fabulous!!! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Um...over 100 comments...are you paying people to comment now? HA HA! Seriously lady, you are a force of nature! ;-)

Geralyn Gray said...

Love your music---we have a lot in common by what you are grateful for and the ten random things....and we finished the 21 challenge-----yea!!!!!!!!!! So sorry I missed your giveaway----you are generous!!!!!

please sir said...

What a fun post! I laughed so hard at your calling after curfew trick!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I love the backdrop of the tracks. What a sweet looking family...

p.s. I may or may not have pulled the washing machine thing myself.

Kelly
http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

that post totally makes me smile :) loved learning about your little histories! and cute shots :)

Kim said...

Loved the phone trick, and I thought I was a savvy teen back then! 50% of my loads get rewashed for the same reason. Thank God for the wrinkle release option on the dryer too! Beautiful family too.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Love this blog!!!
OCD unite! we are all so quirky!

Sue said...

And I thought that I was bad about the curfew thing in high school...
LOL You are a hoot. Now what are you going to believe when YOUR kids try to feed you a line? Huh?
:-) Sue

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi again. Sorry I am loving your posts. I am now convinced that we are long lost twins. Here is my reasoning.
*my family is 5 too. although mine are all boys and you have a daughter.
*i also met my hubby in a bar. i was a bartender, i thought he was the cutest thing i'd ever seen. (and I still do)
*I often have to re~run my washer so the clothes don't smell mildewy
*Funny...I work at Trader Joe's i'm a manager at one in CT.
♥ Rebecca

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

white is a color. White light is a combination of all the colors to make white!!
♥ Rebecca

paperbird said...

Kasey I love these photographs of your family- you have a beautiful family!

jewels said...

i just love reading your blogs...absolutely one of my favs...keep it up! beautiful family!!!....beautiful pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

I've never commented before, but I just thought I'd jump in and say that I LOL when I read your curfew trick....when my boys are in highschool, I'm totally going to their rooms to check on them if the phone rings!!! hehe.

Love your carefree attitude...a breath of fresh air during a time in which the world keeps coming up with more to worry about.

Take care,
Stacy

jen from windy ridge said...

Gorgeous photos. Gorgeous family!

Andee Layne said...

beautiful pictures! so organic

Alicia said...

Kasey, no wonder I like you you're perfectly innocently evil!! The curfew trick was sheer genius. I raise my hat too you(I let so few see my horns.)
The photos are amazing. What is Lola wearing because that's a piece of purply heaven my Hailey would die for???
Mini vans are also excellent for retrieving tables from the side of the road. I learned that one a few times.