Apr 06

Easter

Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Our holiday was especially fun now that Charlotte knows what’s going on! We spent the weekend with my parents and on Sunday with my Mom’s side of the family. We enjoyed a great Church service Saturday night, and Charlotte even fell asleep to the music at the end (first time ever!). Here are some photos to recap the weekend.

 

I think this photo is a great representation of Charlotte these days. Pure JOY! Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter EasterEaster

Beautiful memories! Now to think how different next year will be with two little rugrats to enjoy my favorite holiday with Easter

Apr 03

Fireside Five on Friday

It’s a miracle! I’m back for Five on Friday. Fridays really are my favorite…I know I’m not alone in this. Charlotte and I get to spend the day together on Fridays, and with this beautiful weather we’ve been having lately it makes for lots of fun out door activities! I feel so blessed to have the day off to spend with her, and I truly cherish every second of it.
I couldn’t be more excited for this weekend because it’s my favorite holiday, people! Charlotte officially has 3 Easter dresses (because every girl needs at least one outfit change!) and two Easter baskets filled to the brim. We’re going to attempt to dye Easter eggs and start all the fun traditions we can! Hopefully I’ll get around to sharing some pictures of the festivities.

Without further ado, let’s recap this week (courtesy of my trusty iphone)!

Fireside Five on Friday ONE– What would I do without a handy husband? I wouldn’t have nearly as many cool/unique furniture items around the house! I got the idea for a new headboard when we got a new King size bed back in October. I knew I wanted to something timeless, and I’m pretty much obsessed with all things Restoration Hardware. So, I designed it and he pulled through like no other. I am SO in love with it! The pictures just really don’t do it justice. Now, all we need is matching nightstands Fireside Five on Friday

Before Stain:

Fireside Five on Friday  First coat of stain, Before glaze:  Fireside Five on Friday

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TWO– The Library!

I am thoroughly impressed with the kid’s section of our public library. Charlotte has a ball every time. She’s obsessed with books, so of course she likes that part, but there’s also an aquarium, kitchen set, dress up area, blocks…the list goes on. We’ve been going every week so she’s getting used to it and loves playing with the other kids who happen to be there. Yay for free entertainment!Fireside Five on Friday  Fireside Five on Friday  Fireside Five on Friday

THREE– Holy cuteness. This little girl is just so happy these days, and if you could just hear her “silly laugh”. There are no words to describe it. It’s like she learned that if she laughs a certain way, people around her can’t help but laugh too. It’s pretty amazing.

She eats at the big table with us every night now, which she loves (and so do we). We started saying a prayer before dinner a couple months ago. When Eric and I sit down at the table, she puts her hands together and looks like at us like “come on, it’s prayer time!”. We say the prayer, and all the while she has a huge smile on her face…like us saying something in unison is the coolest thing ever. Then, she says “AAAAMEN!” when it’s over. I get that we all think our kid is the cutest thing ever, but there’s just something about a tiny person “praying”! Fireside Five on Friday  Fireside Five on Friday

FOUR– We have graduated to BIG GIRL JAMMIES! This is a big deal, people. Charlotte has worn footed pajamas to bed since she was born. Now that it’s summer, I decided that it’s time for some nice cotton jammies. I think you can tell by the picture that she feels like a princess in them. Fireside Five on Friday

FIVE– The old school tire swing has been upgraded to a Charlotte swing! Daddy and his handy skills made it happen. Now it’s become a nightly ritual to get in a nice, long ride on the swing. She loves every second of it.   Fireside Five on Friday  Fireside Five on Friday

I hope you all have a VERY happy Easter weekend!

Mar 18

We’re Still Alive!

Wow! Please pardon the (3 month) interruption. Life sure has a way of keeping us busy, am I right?

In December, we found out that we are expecting another little! For the 14 weeks following that incredible news, I was pretty much a walking zombie. Morning sickness really kicked my behind this time around, but yet again, I survived! And really, it’s the best reason in the world to be sick, so I’m not complaining Were Still Alive!

Were Still Alive!Charlotte went with us to our first sonogram and picked up the new word “baby”. It has, since then, been her FAVORITE word. When she hears a baby crying in the store, she looks at me and says “baby!”. When she sees a kid on TV, she points and tell us “baby!”. It’s pretty adorable. She shares her binky and blankets with her baby doll. When the baby doll “cries’, she gives her the binky, puts her little finger up to her mouth and says “sshhh”. She’s got this mommy thing down! Little does she know she will be LIVING with a baby in 5 short months. I’m convinced she’s going to be a really great big sister.Were Still Alive!

I go between feeling SO excited, to really terrified to have 2 kids. Then I remind myself…people do this all the time, we can do it! No matter what, though, I feel a constant sense of gratefulness that God is giving me another child to love. I know it will become our “new normal”, but it’s just very hard to imagine splitting my time between a newborn, my first born (who has been, up to this point our favorite!!) and my husband. It will take some adjusting, and then it will just be life. And I’m excited for that Were Still Alive! Eric is just plain excited, so it helps to hear his perspective when I’m doubting my mothering capabilities. He’s the rock, forever the rock in this family.

Were Still Alive!Despite the tiredness, “nesting” has officially kicked in. This is serious, people. Eric’s list of honey-dos is out.of.control. Luckily for me, he’s super handy, efficient, and very motivated. I hope to share some of the exciting DIY projects we’ve (and by we I mean I get the idea and the hubby makes it happen) been up to!

Were Still Alive!

Although I’ve been seriously neglecting this space, I think about it all the time and really enjoy sharing our life. So, thanks for hanging in there! Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

Dec 12

Fireside on Friday

Hey all!

I’m doing things a little differently this Friday. A little change of scenery, if you will.

I’m over at Treat today sharing my tips for taking holiday family photos and snapping shots of active toddlers. Stop on over and while you’re there, check out all of the sweet gift ideas they have to offer. I had no idea! Especially loving the iphone cases, and of course the personalized cards.

 

Fireside on Friday

Fireside on Friday

 

 

I’m still linking up today, because well, it just wouldn’t be a Friday without it! Hope you all have a great weekend!

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