February 06, 2015

A little announcement...

I know this blog hasn't been dusted off in quite some time, but I really need a place to write things down. There is so much history within these pages, I don't want to lose it.

The husband took me to Disneyland for our 20th wedding anniversary back in December. I had never been - and it was just to the two of us. I joked to anybody that would listen that the husband and I would make out on all the rides.

Jokes on us... We brought out a mini souvenir. I didn't even know my souvenir making system even worked anymore. Talk about something that really needed dusting off!

We had so much fun (too much fun?!?). Fast forward to our quick trip to Vegas the 6th of Jan when I wasn't feeling so hot... I started to wonder if something was up. Well it was!

I found out on Jan 11 that we were pregnant. It's been a bit of a whirlwind since then since I am as old as dirt and with my past history, but yesterday's 9wk ultrasound showed a beautiful baby with a beautiful heartbeat. We are OVER the moon!

I will definitely be checking in a whole lot more; I want to make sure I chronicle the making of this sweet babe!

April 13, 2014

Seattle: Flora & Fauna

The husband and I had the chance to run away for a few days, we choose to visit Seattle. It was our first time, and it did not disappoint! I took hundreds of pictures, so I will be sharing them in batches. This first one is of all the pretties I found along the way. The colors were AMAZING.


March 23, 2014

His Prom

This past Saturday was Alex's Senior Prom. I have been waiting for that day to arrive for 18 years. :) And it was pretty darn perfect, at least from my end. This first picture is of Alex and his lovely girlfriend, Brianna. They were absolutely adorable. The pictures below are of their friends. After a night of dinner, mingling, dancing, and picture taking, they headed to iHop for some early morning breakfast. I am so glad they had a great time!

March 18, 2014

It's in the air...(plus, a new series!)

One of my very favorite pastimes is scouring Pinterest for good Spring Cleaning (or just cleaning, for that matter) tips & tricks. My house is currently in a state of disaster. I don't think I ever recovered from Christmas.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share cleaning tips, organization ideas, and all sorts of tricks to stay motivated. I may even pull out a few posts from the archives.

 Here is your very first tip!! Create a Pinterest Board (or follow mine) to organize your Spring Cleaning tips & tricks, something to refer back to often! I will add to my board through the entire Spring season!

If you have or know of an inspirational and helpful board, feel free to add a link to it in the comments below!

Sharing makes the dream work, I say!

March 17, 2014

I am out $25... temporarily.

This morning, as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, I saw a picture from one of the ladies I follow. It was really just a screen shot of a new blog post she wanted to share.

And that's how I am out $25.00.

Do you read SkinnyMeg? I think she is adorable. She just had her second baby, a boy - Aiden. And like her online moniker suggests, she is really into fitness. And also home decor. And her sweet, sweet baby girl, Twilight Sparkle.

Anyway, Meg has decided to start a DietBet. It's open to everyone who has a debit/credit card and $25.00 to spare. As of a minute ago...

...we have 61 players and $1525 in the pot.

Have you ever participated in a DietBet? I haven't... Until now. Based on the 4% goal, I think I have about 11 pounds to lose in 28 days. I think I can do it. :) Especially, since I have such a large booty at stake. Twenty-five whole dollars! The cool thing about DietBet is that so long as I meet my goal, I should get the $25, plus... a share in the larger pot! Assuming there are people who don't meet their goal, the pot is split amongst the 'winners'.

So, I have three days to get prepped and ready for a 28 day adventure.
More to come over at Pretty Yellow Dress.

March 03, 2014

Since before she was born

Yesterday, I had the privilege of spending a few precious moments with my sweet, sweet friend, Stacey, and her darling daughter, Brook. I've known Brook since she was born... Heck, I've known Stacey for 14 years.

Brook has something special going on and her momma asked me if I would take a few pictures in preparation for it.  Of course I would!!

Isn't she just the sweetest thing, that Brook? I think so. Even more? I think her momma is pretty darn precious, too!

February 19, 2014

Oso Fabuloso - 6 months later

I cannot believe how fast dogs grow. Amazing.

 Then & Now

Happy 6th month birthday, fella!!