we went to a concert

Category: holiday | February 15th, 2013

for valentine’s day the mister surprised me with tickets to see Fun. in concert!! i can’t remember the last concert i went to so this was a special treat! we had a blast. it was pretty neat seeing a band who just two days before won a grammy. they are such great performers. it was my first time at the stubbs venue too. even though it was cold outside and i had to pump in the back corner it was…well, fun! ;)

thank you love for a great valentine’s! hope everyone else had a happy valentine’s filled with nothing but love!! xox

penelope turns two

Category: holiday | January 23rd, 2013

miss penelope turned the big 2 this past saturday. it was a special weekend filled with lots of family and friends who came to celebrate! we had such a fun time. the mister might have had a little lot of fun building her a fort…made with secret passage ways too! it took up our entire dining room! there was lots of play-doh, coloring, and donut eating involved too. penelope has some pretty cute friends. i love them all! and of course a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the decorations, food prep, running errands, fort building, and all the tiny details that made her day so awesome. 2nd birthday party = success!!! man…time sure does fly by.

it’s not too late

Category: everyday | January 10th, 2013

it’s not too late to start some new years resolutions and goals! i just got this book that i ordered the other day and i am super excited to get started. it’s a 5 year memory book where you can write a line a day for the entire year. i got the idea from love taza and thought it would be such a neat idea (and fun/easy goal to keep up with). i am writing one thought per day….one thought. i can handle that. anyone can handle that! but how cool is it going to be to look back each year and see what one thought i had that day, that year. i think that’s pretty cool. ;)  AND it’s a pretty good deal over on amazon (and prime for all you prime people!) ;)

so it’s been a over week in 2013….how many of y’all have kept up with your resolutions?! :) sadly…i didn’t even make it one day since we all got sick. BUT..like i said, it’s not too late so i will be starting over now that i am almost feeling like my normal self. so here i go. :)

dear 2012,

Category: everyday | December 31st, 2012

you were a pretty amazing year for us. lots of learning, lots of growing, lots of “firsts” for sweet penelope, oh and baby ruby! :) i learned a lot about myself…as a mama and as a wife. there were lots of challenges. lots of smiles. and some tears. but fortunately i can say more smiles than tears. :) i can tell you that i am truly blessed and so very thankful for what God has given me. i thank Him every single day for those blessings….for what He has done, is doing, and will do.

today i plan on sitting down (not sure how long that’ll last, lol) with my little family and writing up some new years goals. i have a lot. i don’t want to overwhelm myself, but i have a lot of expectations and hopes and dreams and things to look forward to. i also have a lot of growing and learning to do still….mentally, physically, and spiritually. there are things i want to do different and things i want to keep doing. i get excited every new year. it’s like a fresh start. a reason to sit down and really think about your life (even though you can do that any day really).

i look forward to what 2013 will bring for me and for this family. like i said, i have certain expectations. it’s not going to be all easy and smooth. i know that, but i plan on making it the best year possible! (oh and i have new goals for this little blog of mine too!! get excited!) so let’s get this party started!!! (and when i say party i mean let’s be hardcore and clean this house because it is a disaster from the holidays and who wants to start the year off with a dirty house??) :)

here’s to a fabulous new year.


happy halloween!

Category: everyday | October 31st, 2012

hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween! we are excited to go trick or treating tonight with our friends. this year miss P can walk so it’ll be more fun for her! i’m curious to see what her reaction is when people just hand her deliciousness. ha. should be interesting. ;) what are y’all dressing up as??? (i’ll have another post with miss P’s costume!)