Thursday, September 15, 2016

4th of July 2016

I'm playing a little bit of catch-up here, since it's now September and I'm only just now getting to the 4th of July, but hey the baby has kept us busy!  At 11 days old she celebrated her first holiday!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Announcing the Arrival of Carolyn Grace

The apple of my eye has arrived!  She has made my heart swell so much more than I ever could have known!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Free Gift with Registry

When I was preparing for baby I registered at three places, Babies'R'Us, Buy Buy Baby, and  Each place will give you free gifts just for registering, some were much nicer than others.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Woodland Nursery

The nursery is done and now you get to see it!  Lucy would like to welcome you to her new favorite room.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nursery Progress

The nursery has been a work in progress for the past nine months, but we're finally done! Before I show you the finished product, I'd like to show you how it came to be...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Harry Potter Bachelorette Party

My dear friend Lauren loves all things Harry Potter, so for her bachelorette party we decided to do a Harry Potter theme!  Talk about fun!  This is an especially great theme to do at night.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Christmas Announcement

This may be a little late, but what's a few months???
Ben and I have a big announcement to share!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Sweet Baby Shower

My mother hosted a sweet baby shower for my sister in law.  Check out this beautiful wreath she made all by herself!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Been Awhile...

I'm terribly sorry it has been so long, life has been ultra busy!  Here's a quick update on the last 3 months:

  • Long-term sub job for one of my favorite 1st grade teachers!
  • Anza (Napoleonic Battles Reenactment)
  • Teaching Science for my summer job
  • WATERLOO 200th Anniversary
  • Old Fort MacArthur Days
  • Sierra Service Project (SSP) Trip
  • Youth Events at church
  • Baby shower for sister in law

And here's a few pics as a teaser for ya!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lavender Cookies Recipe

For my Grandma's birthday I decided to bake her some lavender cookies with dried lavender from my garden.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tim Burton Style Alice in Wonderland & Nightmare Before Christmas Bridal Shower

Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long since my last post.  Things have been crazy busy around here, my little brother is getting married!!!  In addition I'm back in college again getting a Clear Credential (right now my credential is preliminary and expiring).  I'm so excited to show you the pictures from the bridal shower I threw for my soon to be sister in law - oh yeah I'm getting my first sister!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Regency Linen Gown

In preparation for our trip to New Orleans I made myself a new linen gown for my soldier's wife impression.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Santa Hat Snack Mix

Here's a fun recipe for a cute holiday snack mix, complete with Santa hats!  I gave these to all the staff I work with at my school, Ben's coworkers and our neighbors.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Feeding the Tree

Do you struggle with feeding your tree?  It has always been a struggle for me.  I would try a big water pitcher but it wouldn't fit, so then I'd use water bottles but I'd have to refill - all while climbing under the tree.  When Ben and I were at the tree lot we saw a tool for sale that would make feeding the tree a whole lot easier, and of course we agreed that we could make that!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Our Family Thanksgivings and a Special Birthday 2014

This was a very special Thanksgiving for my family this year.  My Grandfather turned 90 years old the day before, so we threw him a big party with the whole family.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone,

It's beginning to look like fall around Southern California and I wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We'll be spending time with both of our families.  First stop is my side where we'll also be celebrating my grandfather's 90th birthday, wowzers 90 years is a lot of years!  He's a great man and I'm so blessed to have him in my life!  Then we'll be off to visit Ben's mom and brothers!  On Tuesday we had our annual Friendsgiving with my yarn group - we made almost the whole meal vegan!  I feel so blessed to have such awesome friends in my life.  Hope you have a great day no matter where you go, may you find love and joy in those around you!

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