Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I'm surrounded by smiles these days and it warms my heart...

This girl is always happy to wake up in the morning!

Dressed and ready and on the move!  She is checking out Parker's tunnel which she did eventually crawl through.

So happy at her 9 month check up today.  No shots which made it even better!!
I'm still trying to get over that she is really 9 months old, ugh.  They just don't stay teeny tiny forever! :(

This girl spent 3 hours in a meeting with our interior designer while we picked out hard wood floors, tiles, and carpet for our new house.  She was SUCH a trooper (and ate a TON of Gerber puffs)!  You do what you have to do.  ;)

I NEVER drink coffee in the afternoon but today after Sydney's appointment, my car just sort of turned into Starbucks!  Maybe it's because I have a gift card from Christmas burning a hole in my purse.
My first thought was...who drinks coffee in the afternoon?? Apparently a ton of people because the line was 8 cars long when I got there.  Guess I'm in good company!

Once again, I find these two just playing away in her crib after her nap. It makes me smile!  Parker can leap in there like a deer, he must practice or something.  I laugh thinking about that!
Side note: the beautiful bumpers my mom made are gone, she was using them as a prop to climb up on, yikes!


  1. Sometimes, I think afternoon coffee is even better than morning coffee. It's just relaxing...(which is odd since it's caffeine!).

  2. I'm sitting here watching Sean & Catherine's big wedding & I totally thought I saw you in the peach dress. I've enjoyed following your blog for awhile now, but I found your blog through Katie's Keepers, not Shay's. So, I just logged on to Shay's blog to see if your blog was listed & sure enough, it was! So crazy! I hope you'll do a post about the big day, if you were there. So cool!

    Take care,
    Courtney from MI

  3. Hey Courtney!
    That's too funny you thought you saw me at the big wedding last night...sadly it wasn't me. No, I was home watching it on my couch with my hubby! I did grow up with Shay and Sean though, we were in the same youth group at church. Shay and I danced on the dance team together in high school and our parents still go to church together. It was fun seeing Jay, their dad, doing the wedding, they really a wonderful family.
    Anyway, I sure wish I could have been there, it was beautiful! Thanks for following my blog, have a blessed day!

  4. Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for responding. I guess you have a look alike! Too funny that you actually grew up together. I guess I must have made the Texas connection between you two, and thought....well, it really could be you on TV! Ha! I hope you have a blessed day too. Thanks, Courtney