Awhile back, I took the plunge and got myself some Japanese Silk Rope, which has been on my to-do list for a long long time. Finally getting it means that I can begin completing other rope-related goals. And I have been in rope heaven!
The Boyfriend enthusiastically agreed to be my guinea pig and after days and days of reading and tons of re-researching and a whole heck of a lot of caution and awkwardness, I officially got to tie some ties.
I decided I really liked a cuff that I found on ropefashions.com and as The Boyfriend laid back and watched Volume II of Nymphomaniac (even better the second time around!), I gave my first ever ropework an attempt.
I intentionally did it pretty loose, mainly because I wasn’t 100% sure how it would feel for him. I knew the texture of the rope would probably irritate him if it were too tight because he has super sensitive skin. I tried it out on his leg, mainly because it was easiest in his movie-watching position. He was pretty awesome for it and liked it enough to let me do more the next night.
As he sat in bed, playing Grand Theft Auto, I did a very lazy wrap around his chest. I mainly just wanted to play around with the rope and not specifically do anything in particular. It ended up being a pretty spectacular experience.
The Boyfriend’s Chest Wrap
I did it a little tighter than the leg cuff and left it on for longer. I thought at some point that he would complain about something – the way the rope felt around his nipple or the tightness as he began to half slouch, something – but he seemed to be enjoying it. We both delighted in the fact that he was left with his very first rope marks.
The Boyfriend’s Rope Marks
I’m hoping eventually he’ll decide that he wants to try it out on me. There’s only so much that you can do to yourself. However, I’m more than happy to just keep practicing on him!
Going through old Facebook posts tonight, and ran across this awesomeness. Made me smile so big, so I thought I’d take a moment and share. Enjoy!
Two days ago on Instagram, I posted this picture:
Today, we took this picture and drove away in our brand new-to-us (and my absolute dream car), a Grand Caravan.
Couldn’t be happier!!
So far, the Spring of 2015 is looking like it might just be one of the best Springs we’ve ever had. While the weather may not have been all that great coming into it, it’s started to warm up and we’ve had quite a few eventful days.
My sister and her family came and visited. It’s been about two years since they were last here, so everyone was beyond excited. Surprisingly, did not get a single picture of my sister the entire time she was here… but here are some of my favorite shots from the visit.
Then, Kaeidyn had been begging for an entire year for us to go to the Spring Fling at her school. She even saved up money for it for months to make sure that that wasn’t a barrier to going. And when a boy at school asked her to go because he wanted to ask her something at the dance, she was even more adamant that we must absolutely go.
The room was very dark, so for the most part, a lot of the pictures and videos she took ended up not being worth anything. I’ve also got to get on watching through all the videos, because there are a couple that desperately need to be added. But for now, here’s some of my favorite pictures from that night.
So now, which one out of all of these pictures were your favorite? Any in the albums that should’ve been on here? And stay tuned for those videos I mentioned earlier…
We’ve had a lot of really cold weather here lately. This has made me an incredibly grumpy person. However, I have managed to take a few pictures over the last little while, although not nearly as many as I could have.
My favorite thing from this week was actually taken by The Boyfriend. He had to walk Carter to school one day and when he left the house, it was a clear sunny day. By the time he got to school, this is what he was dealing with:
Then, I’ve been working on getting things off My Bucket List, so this week, I picked up some yarn and knitting needles and officially have begun a project.
Finally, it was The Boyfriend’s birthday yesterday (although we haven’t slept yet, so it’s still going on for us) and he decided to get our traditional celebratory shots… In a pack:
It’s been a warm week weather-wise, even though it’s still all gross and snowy… It’s meant a lot of outside time, especially being that there’s been a lot of time off school. I haven’t gotten nearly as many pictures as I maybe could’ve, but I wanted to share some of my favorites from this past week.
Kenzie After School
Kaeidyn After School
Keirnan After School
We had a couple really nice days for walks home from school. The only part that sucked at all about this week was that it kept looking like it was a hot sunny day outside and the birds were chirping like spring was just around the corner, and then you’d step outside and it would be this skin tightening bracing cold. The worst day for it was the day that the kids decided they wanted to go down to Grandma’s…
Kaeidyn Walking to Grandma’s
Kenzie Built a Snowman
And this puzzle, about 10 times…
Carter made it about halfway before beginning to complain about the cold. Kenzie couldn’t care less though. He was running and skipping basically all the way to Grandma’s house and once we got there, stayed outside long enough to build a snowman. Keirnan only cared about a bath because for some reason, he really likes taking baths at Grandma’s and Carter is all about the lego.
Today, The Boyfriend and Carter were sitting on the couch and Carter began to pet The Boyfriend. Carter is often very affectionate and cuddly towards his Daddy and oftentimes wants kisses and cuddles from Daddy more than Mommy. The Boyfriend decided to snap a few shots and this is what happened…
Plus, we can’t forget the awesome sauce that I’m posting over on Instagram, like this sexy selfie:
Or this one of my beautiful baby boys, who keep getting more and more handsome with each passing day:
And finally, it’s all about Pokemon in our house right now…
I’ve been saying forever now that I need to remember to start taking pictures on things like walks to school and whenever the kids and I are out and about. Finally remembered that I can take pictures with my cellphone, even when we aren’t at home. So, went for a spontaneous walk today and remembered on the way home, so decided to get a few pictures in.
It was an absolutely beautiful day. Just barely needed a jacket. And the kids had so much fun. We ended up going over to a friends house and as we were leaving she gave me a beautiful flower for Valentine’s Day. It took no time at all before…
When we got home, I opened up some of the petals of the flower and then got this awesome snapshot:
We even ended up running into The Boyfriend on the way home, as he was coming home from work. It was a pleasant surprise 😉
So now, enjoy some of the other awesome and adorable pictures we got today.
Beginning the walk home
Carter’s All Smiles
Kenzie made lots of snowballs
Keirnan and his stick
Kaeidyn started out not wanting her picture taken
Carter giving the thumbs up
The biggest snowball he could lift
Keirnan with his stick, again…
Once she realized she had the flower…
Carter begging to go walk with Daddy
Keirnan showing off his stick
Kenzie made a snow angel
Then made a mess of it 😉
Carter made about 20 snow angels
There are imprints like this all the way home
She ran to me to have this picture taken!
At the end of the walk
So YAY! I finally remembered my camera. Aren’t you so proud of me?!?
I first joined Instagram back in 2013, right after The Boyfriend had gotten me a tablet. I never really knew what to take pictures of and only posted a few selfies over that first little bit. Then, my tablet completely crapped out and I didn’t use Instagram for quite a long time.
Recently, I’ve started spending more and more time with a friend who swears by Instagram. So, I decided that since The Boyfriend got me a smartphone for Christmas and since I really want to start taking more pictures of my family and my life, that I would re-visit Instagram.
It’s a slow process. When you’re not used to taking pictures every single day, you don’t realize how many opportunities there are for pictures. And your first thought isn’t, “Hold on, let me grab my cellphone for a picture” – it always occurs to you after that moment has expired. So, it’s a bit of an adjustment and I’m definitely not making the progress I want – especially being that I’m so critical of every picture I take…
But, I’m determined to start using Instagram more, so I thought I’d let you know about it and share some of my favorite pictures that I’ve posted so far there. I’d love for you to follow me!
For Christmas this year, The Boyfriend got me a smartphone. We mainly got it because our home phone stopped working for some reason and I’ve been whining that I needed something more portable for picture taking and such. So now, I finally have something that actually works to take pictures with, which I’m super happy about.
I haven’t taken too many pictures with it yet, mainly because I’m not really using it that much. I promised myself that I wouldn’t and that it would mostly be for necessity at this point. I have a lot of work to get done on the computer that can’t be done on the cellphone (and even if it can, I don’t want to) and so I need to keep my distractions very minimal.
However, since the older kids have been gone, it’s just been The Boyfriend, Carter and I. So, I quickly snapped these the other day and thought I would share 😉
Me, in the Morning
The following images are like a photo diary of mine and The Boyfriend’s relationship. From our crazy beginnings while he worked graveyards through pregnancy with his first and my fourth child and through all the amazingness that our relationship has been for the last 6 years.
In honor of our upcoming anniversary, here’s some of my favorite Photos from the Past of The Boyfriend and I.
The Boyfriend & I
Yes, we’re dorks…
Yeah, that’s right!
We love to snuggle!
Snuggles on the Couch
I love him *SO* much!
Striking a pose!
Hanging out with Two Kids
Hanging with the Boys
Touching my pregnant belly
Serenading him at the beach
A kiss before departing
He didn’t know I was taking this…
The Boyfriend & I – 1st Night Dancing
So, I’m dying to know, which picture is your favorite and why?
Mine personally is probably the glowsticks one, because it was one of the best nights ever! Not only was it our first time out dancing together but our first time going to the club, getting dressed up and having time away from the kids worry-free together. It was blissful!