Thursday, January 06, 2011

2010, Starnes Style

Most of what we did last year seems to have fallen under the category of our crazy relocation to San Diego. And, you all know that story. So, I'm going to highlight some other events in 2010.....that may not seem like the biggest deal to most.......but to me, they were significant.

*I stopped carrying a diaper bag. Besides only a short year or so with a purse.....in between Carter being fully potty trained and Jack's arrival.....my life has been carried along with diapers, wipes, extra changes of clothes, and Boudreaux's Butt Paste. And, although, I didn't get one of these:


I did buy a simple black bag from Target for $17. I like it. And, the change was quite liberating.

*I, for the first time in 10+ years of motherhood, have time to myself at home during the day. Kids occupied with school and preschool affords me a few hours of quiet. I'm loving it. And, although I don't ever often indulge in this:


I do occasionally treat myself to a Mocha Light Frappaccino. Not exactly champagne and bon bons, but satisfying.

*I birthed a super star. A spotlight loving, scandal creating, headline seeking super star. And, although she's not quite as profitable as this kid:


I'm almost certain Meow Meow is on her way to world domination.

It's all perspective, people.

Tell yourself you're living the dream and eventually, you just might believe it.

18 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

love it! Meow Meow does rock the casbah!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Your are living it Casey!! Good for you! Although I suggest you invest in a nice handbag - it is good for the soul!!

Joanne said...

I think these are all crazy awesome things. So congrats on an excellent 2010!

Lauren W said...

Purse? I have no idea what that is. Explain, please.

Claire Kiefer said...

Personally, I think you should go for the champagne and bon bons. :)

Brittny said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

The Soladay Family said...

Hey, whatever works. I will take that handbag though. THanks.

starnes family said...

Lauren - it's a bag, once created for women of style, that does not carry baby materials. Soon enough, you'll see one again.

Momma to the A's said...

Ahhh... I dream about the day I will no longer have to carry a diaper bag ... unfortunately it doesn't look like that will be in the future any time soon! One day...

BTW, yes, we did get your Christmas card and BEFORE Christmas!! Love the kids all in their ears!! Perfect for y'all!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! You did have a great year! Hooray for no more diaper bags and bring on the bon bons!

Tay Talk said...

No-no-no...It's not "you just might believe it." It's "IT WILL HAPPEN"

And I say go for the champagne and bon-bons. Who says it's wrong?

Oh, and don't think our email-convo is not going to be my post for tomorrow, because it is, because I thought it was pretty hilarious myself.

Allyson and Dave said...

I could not live without my fancy purses! I already have diaper bags picked out at Juicy and Kate Spade...one day.

Sara said...

Yay on the diaper bag!!! I can't wait to get rid of mine, but I think I have several more years to go. Boo.

The Starnes have had an eventful year!!

Kim said...

Loved following youthrough your diaper bag ditching, bon bon eatin, Meow Meow year :), can't wait to see what 2011 holds for your family!

Have a great weekend!

Coco said...

I haven't carried a diaper bag in a year. But I do carry a big ass purse that still has butt paste, a&d ointment, a pair of undies, panties (for TM, not me) and always several snacks.

Nobody knows. It looks like I'm cool with a purse.

merrilee said...

I am so sick of the diaper bag....I'll gladly take that gorgeous purse in the picture. I do carry a purse, but it is still full of crap....markers, toys, wipes. It is getting ridiculous! Glad you are getting some time to yourself--you deserve it!!!

~KS said...

Meow Meow is so more powerful than the Bieb. If she needs an agent, let me know.

The Lenzers said...

don't lie, you have a liquid lunch every single day!!! I am dreaming of those days