Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Tonight is the night that I have been waiting for since November!  At least I'm not 7 months pregnant, waiting outside in the cold this time!  Tomorrow is going to be hell dealing with baby on such little sleep but it WILL BE WORTH IT!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the man you didn't have to be the dad he was.  I love you so much Dad and am so grateful and blessed to have you as my dad.
And happy Father's day to my hubby.  You are a wonderful father and such a good man.  You are all that I need and want and your children are so blessed to have you as their father.  Love you so much.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I love Sleep.

Getting up every four hours to feed (because my boy is suddenly a newborn again) = exhausting.

Having to completely change my clothes and his because he wet through his NIGHTTIME diaper = irritating.

Putting the boy in his crib for the first time and having him talk himself to sleep AND letting mommy sleep in her bed for four and half blissful hours = WORTH IT.


Thursday, June 17, 2010


Repeat as needed.  And its needed a lot of late.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Elegant Crown

My talented and lovely sister has opened up her Etsy store!  She is selling the most beautiful headbands.  Each of these are handmade by her and I'm trying very hard not to steal them away.  Click the picture below to check her store out and buy something!  And pass it along to your friends!

The Rusted Chain Giveaway

See that necklace above?  I LOVE it!  I want to win it too!  So I'm entering The Rusted Chain's giveaway!  But don't you enter.  You might mess with my chances! :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

I Heart Faces - All About Babies Challenge

This week's  Faces Challenge is all about babies!  Here's one of my favorite pictures I've gotten of my baby boy.

Mommy & Me

Right before Jackson was born I found a Mommy & Me class that was offered by my hospital.  I tucked the information away and thought I would possibly join up if I felt like I needed it.  Well, like any new, first-time mom I needed it.  And I have to admit that despite the fact that I'm fairly outgoing and friendly the thought of walking into a room of WOMEN that I didn't know was intimidating.  I didn't know what to expect.  Would they be all judgy like women can be?  Would it just be people that knew exactly what they were doing and I would look ridiculous?  Would I even LIKE any of them?

The first couple of weeks were a bit hard.  There was only one other girl who had a baby as young as Jackson and she had just started coming too.  All the other ladies had been there for awhile and seemed to have bonded.  But I was getting some good advice and I felt like I was around people that understood what I was going through so I stuck it out.  Best.  Decision.  Ever.

I really never expected that at this time in my life I would make friends that I think I will have for life.  It has been so amazing to have people that completely get what I'm going through because they are going through it too.  I have never been someone that just puts it all out there but with these ladies it has been so easy to do so.  When you are having one of those days where the baby won't stop crying and he won't sleep and you haven't showered and you think to yourself "I should just stay home and not go to Mommy & Me today", they know exactly what I'm feeling.  And if I decide to go after all that I sit with my friends and just vent and I leave there feeling 100% better.  We have lovingly dubbed it life vomit.

The past month has been rough with my grandma passing, my son growing and getting cranky about the whole thing and all the other things life has thrown at me.  These women have been so supportive of me and have been there for me.  And I just want to thank them.  So thank you Becky, Dara, Hannah, Jenica, Julie, Mary, and Megan.  It has meant the world to me.  I'm so thankful for each of you.