Sunday, December 26, 2010

{merry, merry!}

Hope you all had an absolutely wonderful holiday weekend!

We did Christmas Eve at my parent's house and went to Christmas Eve service at 1st Plymouth Church!

Then I woke up to the most wonderful Christmas Present ever.....

He is the little love of my life, and we enjoyed spending our first Christmas as a family together, celebrating the birth of our savior. I cannot wait to start sharing traditions, and making new traditions as a whole family. Having my very own family this year made it extra special, and of course, Cash was the center of attention most of the weekend.  How grateful we are this year, Cash has made our lives brighter, our days sweeter, and moments absolutely priceless. 

I hope you understand between the holidays, being a momma, wedding planning, managing the store (you know, retail in December!)and preparing for our move to Texas I never really get a whole lot of free time to blog, unless i cut into my bedtime (which is dangerous!) ;)  I hope to blog more after our move to Texas, and get a little more in focus on the design world.  Until then, pictures of my sweet boy and family will have to do!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{aqua & red}

totally unlikely color combination, but I'm totally loving it right the contrast of cool aquas,
with cheery reds.  makes a girl smile.  {especially this time of year!}

Countdown has started, 4 days, 4 days, 4 days! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

{tis' the season}

to decorate, but this year i'm keeping it simple. a few garlands, a fake tree, and some silvery-glittery bulbs scattered throught the home.  nothing fussy, over the top, or elaborate. just simple.

here are a few snapshots i love...

chance shared with me his family tradition of buying a potted christmas tree, using it for the holidays, then planting it....i LOVE that idea.  ....and next year we will start that tradition, becuase this year it is just too much work to try and find time to go get a potted tree, haul it home, put it in a urn (see picture), and continually water it, only to have no actual yard to plant it in.  thus, this year our artifical tree will work...i mean as long as you are burning a evergreen candle, its practically the same thing...right?! ;)

hope you all are gearing up for the holidays, i must go christmas shopping, i just realized i have only one gift under the tree...yikes!

happy friday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


life has kept me busy {as usual!} haven't had time for much of anything inspirational, unless you consider looking into the eyes of my baby boy {who inspires me everyday}.  i finally got our tree up and did some sparce holiday decorating...but no shopping.  i'm still at odds as to how you can shop with a baby in tow.  its just not that enjoyable to me, not that i don't love the company of my son, but lugging into stores a stroller twice the necessary size, plugging pacis constantly, having to find a bathroom with a changing counter, then having to finagle doors by yourself while pushing a stoller and an arm full of bags along with is just no fun, and don't even get me started on the escalators and the hidden elevators....i mean i never even knew department stores had elevators until nearly loosing my patience on an escaltor ride i thought surely these stores have an elevator, now finding the elevator is another story! :)

needless to say i have zero shopping done....and i'm looking at my schedule wondering if i will ever have time for a shopping trip? may resort to online ordering this year!

other than my shopping delemia, we've also been dealing with a baby with a headcold which has been heartbreaking because 2 month olds cannot take de-congestions like big people, thus my poor stuffy nosed baby is coughing and sneezing and weezing his way through the day.  and as a result i've been going through guilty momma syndrome because i wish there was soemthing i could do for him besides what we are already doing {aspirator, saline drops, vicks, and a humidifier}.  please say a prayer for my sweet boy that he beats this cold asap.  i'd sure appreciate it!

thanks for listening , i promise to be back soon with some fun holiday ideas, until then here is a picture of my little bug and me :)

happy tuesday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

{2 months}

Cash Austin, my heart grows fuller by the day.  You are growing into your little body with a {big} personality.  I can't believe it has been 2 months since that beautiful September day....your birthday!  You have changed soooo much since then.  Not only have you nearly doubled in size, but you have developed quite the personality.  You smile everyday for mommy and daddy, which we LOVE! You also have the most adorable little belly giggle in the world.  I talk to you, and you smile and laugh back.  We talk about how BIG you are, and how SWEET you are, and how MUCH we love you.  You have the biggest baby smile I have ever seen and it still melts my heart, like the first time I saw your little face.  Your eyelashes have gotten so long, they remind me of your daddy's.  Just like your are almost always happy and content, except when you are hungry or need your diaper changed.  Sometimes you fuss just because you want to be held, you LOVE being held and cuddled.  I spend the evenings cherishing every minute cuddling with you until daddy gets home.  Everything else takes a backseat to you. 

You still love your paci occassionally.  You really love being held outward so you can see all that is going on around you.  Your little eyes track mommy and daddy and others when they move about.  You must reccognize our voices.  You always have to see what is going on, you just stare in amazement and look like you are absorbing everything in your little head.  Daddy and I got a flat screen tv, and now you REALLY like all the bright lights flashing.  You and daddy watch sports on the weekends, and get lots of good bonding time in while mommy works. 

Lately, you have been giving mommy and daddy little "coos" you try and talk back sometimes! Other times we get a  "yelp" and we know you are speaking to us.  funny how that works.  Mommy and Daddy have also started adding -ie to everything we say....blankie, paci, diapie, burpie, you name it, we put -ie on the end! kinda funny!

You started daycare for the first time yesterday, all the other kids love you! There are 8 girls and 4 boys, you are the youngest.  The girls especially love you. When I got there yesterday there were 5 kids surrounding your carseat! That makes mommy happy to know so many people love you! Grandma Rhonda has been watching you prior to yesterday.  She loved having you at her house every day and got to know you much better!

You still have a little fur on your head, that daddy likes to make it stand up and spikey! Mommy likes to comb it over so you have a little side part, you look like such a big boy! We give you bathes a couple times a week, and you LOVE THEM!  The warm water calms you down and you sit like a big boy in your tubbie. Daddy usually washes your head while mommy washes your body, arms and legs!  After your bath I like to cuddle you in the warm blanket, you look so cute and smell so good after your tubbie! 

You are the best eater in the whole world.  I think you would eat all the time if given the choice.  You still never leave a bottle anything but dry.  You've been eating 4-6 oz of formula in your bottle, me and daddy are going to have to buy bigger bottles pretty soon! Sometimes you get a little leaky, and you have one little dribble down your chin, but we get you cleaned up!  You must have gotten that trait from your daddy, because he always has food on his face, which makes Mommy laugh! :)

I am so happy to say, you are finally sleeping through the entire night! We are so grateful.  You usually fall asleep around 11 and sleep until 6 or 7 in the morning.  You are a good little sleeper when you have your belly full.  Usually you conk right out.  You still breathe heavy and usually I go to sleep listening to you breathe.  I try and think back to those first nights when i was so worried about you sleeping.  I definitely feel more comfortable with you now.  I pray for you and Daddy every night that God keeps you safe and protected, healthy and strong, and that he instills in you a love for family and gives you faith.  I pray someday you will have a relationship with Jesus, that you too talk to him every night before laying down your head. 

First there was us, then we had you, and now we have everything. You are our little miracle Cash Austin,  I can't even remember what life was like before you came into our lives.  You make my life a little more full, and everyday feels like a gift that I get to wake up to you.

Love you forever and always,

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