Happy Easter

jack easter 

hand sanitizer used as gel to fix wacked up hair $2

second hand outfit $4

photographer to capture this moment   PRICELESS

Last Friday was a teacher workday and I saw on Facebook (where else) that a little store was hosting a Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Jack &  I went and there was a photographer, Kathryn Cook Photography  taking pics with live bunnies. Now preface the story, we have been home lounging all day,  Jack had on a very large App State shirt and crazy plaid pants, yep he dressed himself!  The store hosting the Egg Hunt is a kids consignment store and  I grabbed this outfit! $4 for khaki pants and a seersucker shirt,no joke everything was 60% off!!!

I didn’t plan it.

I wasn’t expecting anything

look what got!

This beautiful moment, captured.

 He has hand sanitizer in his hair, someone else’s clothes on his back and he is beautiful. He is a Child of God and I am so incredibly lucky to be his Mother. Truly blessed. I didn’t think there was any chance that she had captured such a “frame worthy” pic. She snapped a couple and looked at me and said” I got it”. I am sure I made a strange face and said cool!

We just need one!

Isn’t that true?

Just one. 

One moment can change everything.

A new friend, a sweet pic to share with our family on Easter Sunday!

Blessed beyond belief.

Happy Easter!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Reading List 2013

Vowing yet again to read more! Winter is easy, it’s cold and most TV shows are reruns at least for a month or so! HA!

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green this was named TIME magazines best fiction book of the year. I started reading it at 11last night and am half way thru. I love how he writes. It’s like I am having a convo with the cast of characters. I am enjoying it a lot!


Fanny at Chez Panisse: A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes

Fanny at Chez Panisse by Alice Waters I am in love with everything about Fanny, Alice’s daughter and what it must be like to grow up with such a creative Mother!

One Second After by William Fortchen was reccomended to me this summer and ironically it is all about a EMP and this Fall the Revolution which is about just that, Hum.

Shepherding a Child's Heart, DVD   -     
        By: Tedd Tripp

I go to a weekly MOMS bible study and we are reading Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp for the spring semester.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell I really enjoyed and was so intrigued by Gladwell’s Outliers that I am thinking this will be another book that makes me think as well as talk about it!



Divergent Veronica Roth I saw this on instagram and that it sounded interesting, downloaded the sample…


The Age of Miracles: A Novel

The Age of Miracles found this and also downloaded the sample on my kindle months ago, it seems very interesting!

Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office 

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster just looks snarky and hilarious. I am there.

Grace: A Memoir

Grace: A  Memoir by Grace Coddington  My uber chic and beautiful friend, Annie, suggested this to me!


What are YOU Reading? Please add your favorites in the comments and email mamabirdsnest (at) gmail (dot)com if you would like to write a guest post about what you are reading.

xoxo, Mama Bird