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Friday, February 24, 2012

Mountain pictures

Long gone are the days of doing puzzles on our mountain house weekends. The days instead were spent feeding, changing, and playing with the youngins. Still fun to get together with friends and family and do these things under the same roof for a few days as oppose to at home with our same ole routine. And at night, when all the children were nestled snug in their beds, the wine was uncorked, and some great dinners along with laughs were exchanged. Overall a weekend filled with big fun and PERFECT weather. Sunny enough for a hike on saturday, and enough SNOW on sunday to take the kids sledding! Thanks Carter and Chad for letting us crash a weekend with your friends. (now our friends:)). Enjoy the pictures!


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I'll be back with a separate post of what we ate in the mountains with recipes to back!

An Easter basket battle

Why does everything have to be a fight? Why don't men or fathers get it? Whoa, starting this blog post out right, no sugar coating it. Are you curious to keep reading?

It's Hunter V's first Easter coming up which means he needs an Easter basket. The unfrugal part of me wants to just hop (no pun intended) online to potterybarn kids and buy one of their adorable baskets with monogrammed liners. All said and done (basket, liner and monogramming) they are over 50 dollars.



I knew Hunter IV would not approve of spending this much on a basket so onto etsy I went. I see baskets like this

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and this


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all adorable, all I would want for our baby Hunter but still over 40 dollars each. I scroll right past them and set my eyes only on baskets 30 dollars and cheaper. Picking out these two baskets
one for 25



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and one for 32


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I send them off to Hunter IV for his opinion, thinking I've done such a good job not overspending on a Easter basket yet still managing to get Hunter V something nice considering I want this to be his basket forever.
Annnnnnnnnnd this is the response I get...
From: Hunter Lunsford
Subject: RE: what do you think? for hunters easter basket?
I think it’s cute but unnecessary. It’s $25 we don’t need to spend just so it looks cute in a picture. Blog about it if you really like them.
From: Lunsford, Kristen
Subject: RE: what do you think? for hunters easter basket?
That’s funny because 25 dollars is the cheapest I can find. Most are 40 and up! Keep in mind this is his easter basket for the rest of his life. No just for one year. It will be used year after year. Im not getting a 2 dollar plastic one from cvs. I don’t think 25 is bad!
And im not spending so it looks cute in a picture, Hunter. Im spending so our son has a basket on easter and next year will actually use it to collect eggs in. Have a heart.


From: Hunter Lunsford
Subject: RE: what do you think? for hunters easter basket?
He’ll want something bigger I’m guessing when he gets a little older though.

From: Kristen Lunsford
Subject: RE: what do you think? for hunters easter basket
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He doesn’t get to pick. I don’t want something bigger cause then we have to fill it! I want to get him one and have it be forever. And it will be special because he’s had it since his first easter. If you think bigger than more like the second one I sent that’s 32 bucks

From: Hunter Lunsford
Subject: RE: what do you think? for hunters easter basket?
Get the bigger one then. Filling easter backets is easy. It doesn’ have to be all candy you know.
From: Lunsford, Kristen
RE: what do you think? for hunters easter basket?

I know. This year I want to get him the pat the bunny book

"unecessary"? Since when is having a cute Easter basket unecessary?? "Blog about them if you really like them." UGH. seriously. YOU WISH blogging would cure my need to buy. Doesn't work that way HUBBY. Okay...I'll blog about how you ticked me off with this convo. grrrr. 25 dollars equals a dollar a year AND heck he can use it on his son too considering he'll probably be named Hunter. hehe.
He ended up coming around but sometimes I just wish I didn't have to ALWAYS explain the need for something. Can't they just trust?
Thanks for letting me vent and in the meantime hope you got some cute easter basket ideas if you were in the need for one :)

Now, that the battle is over, will you help us pick out Hunter V's basket.

What color basket?



and what two fabrics??



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What day is it?

It feels like Monday but I think it's Thursday. We are in MAJOR survival mode in the Lunsford household with everyone fighting viruses. Hunter IV and I have colds and poor little Hunter V has bronchitis. He's on a nebulizer treatment with albuteral every six hours and it just breaks our heart hearing the little man cough:(

We got back in town Monday from a very fun Mountain trip, had a PTA meeting for his daycare Tuesday, Daddy rushed him to the Dr. Wednesday morning and I left work early Wednesday afternoon to be with him all while running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get stuff ready for a bridal shower I'm throwing this Saturday too.

I have pictures to share from our long Mountain house weekend, laundry coming out my ears, and a filthy filthy home. If anyone was to unexpectedly come over you would be asked to leave. ha!

Oh yeah and wasn't it ash Wednesday yesterday? This working mom thing with a sick baby is no joke. Breastpump, cough drops, nebulizer machine, snotty tissues, dirty bottles, un maid beds, are just a few things you might see around our house this week.

Praying the weekend brings enough time to catch up on sleep, laundry, cleaning and nursing my little nugget back to health. Is it friday yet??

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day, Lovers!

As I've said before, holidays take on a whole new meaning once your have a child. I've been so excited for Valentines day this year with Hunter and he's only 3 months old :) That didn't stop us from making Valentines for his classmates and teachers though and of course for daddy. And he wore his red Valentine's day overalls today! He was even so excited that he woke up at 5:30am this morning as oppose to his normal 7:30. Lucky mommy :)

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and in case you were wondering...this is my poop face! :)
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We made "You're Hand-some" valentines for the boys in his class by tracing Hunter's little hand.

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And he O"fish"ally asked Wylie (the only girl in his class) to be his Valentine. I'm pretty sure she said yes. :) The fish valentine idea came from my sister-in-law Jenny's blog. She did a post on it a few weeks back. Thanks Jenny for the adorable idea.

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We couldn't forget his AMAZING teachers. Two robot Valentines for Ms. T and Alicia. I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew it would be easy to re-create.

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And lastly, a little reminder to Daddy how much he is loved! Another Pinterest idea!

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Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones, from The Lunsfords! xoxo

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cousin Love

We're thankful to have Hunter's family near us. His parents recently purchased a condo on Lake Norman putting them 30 minutes away and his sister (The Stocks) are only 3.5hrs away.

We all gathered together this weekend to celebrate his Mom's birthday. Our niece Reagan was so good with baby Hunter, covering him up with his blankie and always making sure his paci was in his mouth. She's going to be a great big sister one day. We love seeing the cute kiddos together and of course I can't resist taking a million pictures of them. Here's just a couple from the weekend.

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They both share a love for cartoons in the morning.
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Reagan holding Little H's hand.

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Hunter poopied through his clothes so I got him nekid. Then Reagan went up to Carter pulling on her pajamas and saying "off, off" she wanted to be nekid too :)

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Reagan Cheesing :)

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The sweet picture Reagan made Grami for her birthday.

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My big boy sitting up in the bumbo cousin Reagan is letting him borrow.

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The concentration. HL5 is starting to become more and more interested in toys.

The Mama's we're also able to hit the town Saturday night after we put the kids to bed! A rare treat that I paid for in bags under my eyes yesterday and today :)

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And Jake of course managed to keep himself busy too!

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4 day work week for this chick and then its off to spend another 5 days with the Stocks Family and friends! We can't wait :)
 
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