Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

good ideas for "mom coupons"

  •  A maid service comes and cleans the entire house! (oh la la)
  • 1 saturday morning set aside for a few hours of personal grooming, mani/pedi, facial, haircut, (i could use all of these)
  • meal provider: Dad feeds baby (toddler who doesn't toddle) every meal in one day, how nice! this includes prep and clean up *
  • One night out where dad arranges all babysitting etc.
  • 10 minutes foot rub ( always nice)
  • breakfast in bed! or dinner on couch!
  • daddy date, Dad takes baby out for an afternoon ( mom takes nap , duh )
I'm so blessed to have a fabulous partner who treats me to some of these things anyway sometimes...still good ideas for Christmas though if you're in a pinch :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

pictures from the marathon weekend!

Everett and Amelia playing and dancing
Amelia and Mom and waiting for Daddy to run it in
here he comes and there he goes!
(paul is not the tired looking woman in gray shirt)
way to go boys!
the cheerleaders in stripes
well deserved lunch of cheesefries and burgers

Monday, December 3, 2012

Amelia's Party!

the disaster cake
the b-day girl awaiting her cake!
"hey give me those shoes"
here is her first little bike! oh ya, it was HANDMADE by Grandpa Barry!
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fun with Aunt Meggy and Uncle Mark!

thanks to Randy for helping on the camera duties, got a lot of good ones girl!


Some people get puppies, like Greg and Amy. They just got this Burmese( right?) mountain dog puppy. His name is Lincoln. He is the cutest. He is going to be a mammoth of a dog, can't wait to hug him!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A year ago

A year ago today I was thinking "Holy moly, I'm gonna have this little girl today." and i did, actually at 1:09am, tomorrow. I remember talking on the phone to Katie every 10 minutes, updating her, getting pep talks. I was saying prayers for bravery, dancing around and singing Christmas songs to try and keep the labor active, even doing some last minute crafts! My last full day of just being wife, sister, daughter, before becoming mother. Wow, your first child's birthday is so much more than just their birthday, I realize that now about my big bro's birthday. This past year has been definitely the most challenging one of my life. I have never worked harder in my life, been more devoted to certain goals, felt more frustration and stress, and felt nowhere near this kind of love about another being before. It truly does change your views, this mom thing. I'm so thankful that Paul and I have been given the gift of becoming parents to this beautiful, unique and darling little girl. 
Amelia Louise!! You better believe I love you little one.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Here's some things you should ask Santa for

gift guide2012 
oopsie daisies it's kind of small.
all photos from corresponding Web sites, might add more next week!

Monday, November 19, 2012

totes scoring.

it's good to have friends in the biz, in the photography biz that is. 
These beauties (completely unedited by the way) were taken by Miss cambria grace when she was visiting last week. And also Mrs. Becka Pillmore was so sweet and took some family photos for us (saving for Christmas card)  a couple weeks ago, so I am excited to have some lovely photos of our family as of late. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

thank you Cambria, for telling me about blog stomp

This was posted from BlogStomp

finally some pics from the wedding in Nashville!

miss traveler, waiting for her flight
The beauteous bride!
babe'in it up
rehearsal dinner, sweet Ben
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I absolutely loved Jordan's glamorous wedding dress and overall look, great job Jord!
Best gal Becka on the job!
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My Pauly, best daddy ever!
loving this one!!
hahahaha, Miss Amelia, being friendly as ever.....