Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Midnight Gift

If you frequent Bringing Up Burns, you know by now, that I don't sleep much. And last night was no exception. About once a week, I pull an all nighter just to get it all done. "IT" being those spinning plates I blogged about yesterday. True, true...I threaten to let them all come crashing down. But we all know you'll sooner find me dead under a pile of china then I'll let that happen.

Case in point - around 1am last night I was baking. Pampering Beki's Apple Cream Cheese Danishes to be exact. (Totally worth it. Go make some. NOW.) Also 2 dozen blueberry muffins, an Egg and Sausage Strata, and Fruit Salad.

Hungry? Too Bad. Not for you. Don't be angry with me. I didn't even get any! (maybe I did sneak one danish hot out of the oven at 2AM. I needed some compensation for my insanity/insomnia.)

Aforementioned Yummers went to NH's Science Department bright and early this morning. It's Mateo's day to bring breakfast to the faculty meeting, and Lord knows it's not in my DNA to allow him to show up with a tray of bagels and some coffee.

So while my danishes we baking, I needed some entertainment. Choosing the less of two evils, I went with Blogland over Etsy. Both can be dangerous. But Etsy most always also results in spending $ and/or discovering some project  I must immediately begin. Blogland I can just oooh and ahhh, and bookmark and follow and resolve to visit again.

It didn't take long for me to end up at Tonya's My Joy. First, cause I love her. Second, cause she makes everything more beautiful. Third, cause even on my LOOOONGEST days, she offers peace and perspective. And Fourth, cause OKAY FINE!...I was hoping to see some pics of my yummy family.

And WHOO BOY, Did Tonya deliver! Grand Slam. Touchdown. Hole in One. Green Room Barrel. 3pt Shot-All Net-at the Buzzer-To Win the Game DELIVERED! (I married a coach. My apologies.) Her photography genius was my midnight gift for being an insomniac. It was like I was dreaming....yet I was WIDE AWAKE!

CLICK HERE to see what all my cheering and dreaming was about. Then come back and tell me your favorite one! Can you guess which one is mine?

And to all you "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" hooligans...just a little FYI: We do bathe here at Bringing Up Burns. We usually wear shoes on crowded, disgustingly dirty, public streets too! Just apparently not for photo shoots.

Comment on Munchie's dirty feet and you're dead to me. Done. Finito.

(not sure Finito is a word, but my Dad says it, so that qualifies as legit in my book.)
Tonya = Rockstar. THAT is legit!

PS - Another Rockstar is on Oprah today. This woman is as legit as it gets. I loved her even before "the crash." But since, she's literally CHANGED MY LIFE with the way she lives hers. Truly one of my heroes. You must WATCH! And by all means, you must READ!

18 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

Okay.....I bought all the ingreds. yesterday to make Beki's danishes!! They are on my list today of things to do. Gonna attempt pumpkin fugdge. I'll let ya know!

And how in the world can you only pick ONE favorite of all the GORGEOUS photos?!!! I can't! Beautiful family!!! You can see the love in the pictures. She did an AMAZING, AMAZING job!!!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you get a cat nap sometime today!!
Denise

Amy Croley said...

Oh WOW, love love love the beautiful photos of yourr beautiful family!

My favorite is the one of you and your daughters eating cotton candy.

LauraC said...

I can't pick a fave, they are ALL my fave!! All so gorgeous.

Polka Dot Moon said...

P.S. You look AWESOME!!! You're a workout superstar!! And your hubby reminds me of Brett Favre :)
{he's one of my all time faves!!}

Baby Mama said...

oh my goodness the pictures are SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! i love all of them!! you look GORGEOUS in all of them! my favorites are the family ones - by the ferry sign and the one where wyatt is on mateo's shoulders and you are looking up at him with your hand in mateos pocket. SO precious! what an amazing family you have, woman. God has blessed you!!

and you are SUPERWOMAN, accomplishing everything you do! if i dont get 8 hours of sleep every day i am cranky and useless! you are inspiring!

Bert Bell said...

Ok so my vote for your favorite pic, it was a tough one because at first I wanted to say all of them are your favorite...but since I have to choose only 1 I would say it is the black and white of you & Matt. Him looking lovingly at you. Beautiful pictures and post. Many hugs

Bert Bell said...

Ok so my vote for your favorite pic, it was a tough one because at first I wanted to say all of them are your favorite...but since I have to choose only 1 I would say it is the black and white of you & Matt. Him looking lovingly at you. Beautiful pictures and post. Many hugs

Cara said...

Holy svelteness! You look amazing! Glowing! I cannot pick a fave for certain but I sense a darling holiday card coming!

Libby said...

Oh my gosh... even better than last time and who thought that was possible?? I love 5/6/7/15/19/20/25!!

Heather said...

love, love, LOVE!!!!!! i think my favorite is the cotton candy shot. but really they are ALL my favorite!

Brooke said...

How am I supposed to pick one. I like all of them!! I love the ones with the ferry signs. I think you are amazing and I wish I had 1/10th of your energy and talent!!!

Bren's Blog said...

Can't pic a fav, love them all. What a picture perfect family you have, and you look amazing!

Aurora said...

Found you through Joy'd Hope blog...your pictures are AMAZING!!! How can you pick one as your favorite!?

britty said...

okay, stop, you are too much! i saw the pics last night too and love, love, love them. it works in my favor to live so far away, because while i hate that Tonya has never taken our family photos, she just keeps getting better, and better so when that day finally comes she will be even more awesome, i will most likely have even more children. (okay, i didn't get much sleep either.) i love the bw of you and Matt under the pier. and i think the one of you guys kissing under casa Norma, and the one of the kids running in should be a sequence shot printed huge and hung in your living room! (they're all great btw.) also, i got you a present, will drop it in the mail soon. (don't get too excited, it's little. i just thought of you when i saw it.)

PamperingBeki said...

What a perfect day!!

Aren't those danishes easy and yummy? I need to make them again.

Tonya's pictures of you guys - *swoon*!!! You're such a gorgeous family, paired with a brilliant photographer. Could not be better.

mel said...

The family pictures are AMAZING!!!!! Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning! Wow! I can't pick a favorite, they are all awesome!!!! YAY!!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

A) Finito is a word

B) Holy gorgeous family, Batman!! You guys are alllllll ridiculously beautiful! Can't pick just one favorite!

Angry Julie Monday said...

Like I said, the Ferry one was my favorite and the reason why I found your blog...trivia for you..I went to NHHS. :)

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