Thursday, January 26, 2017


The one who completed our family is TWO. I can not believe it and this has been the hardest birthday by far. It's made me realize we are done having babies in our home. We have two little girls now. I keep calling her my baby because, that, she will always be.

We started out her birthday celebration having our closest friends and some family over on Sunday for cupcakes, snacks, and fun! We had almost 50 people come to celebrate our sweet baby girl...she is so well loved!

On Monday, we woke her up singing to her and with kisses and candles. She took cupcakes to her friends at school and got to celebrate there as well.

We had lots of face times and calls from sweet friends and family. She loved the video messages the best and kept watching them over and over saying "hey" to each person thinking they could hear her!

We met daddy for pizza to celebrate the birthday girl and took the girls bowling for the first time. We all had a blast!

Maggie girl. You are my heart. You show me a love that I thought I could never expand after having Mae. I love you in such a different way. Some days I wonder if I could ever love you more tan I do, because I just do not even see how it is possible. You and your sister are best friends. You are fire and ice, sweet and sassy and I love it. Strong willed, but oh so cuddly and snuggly. You love music, dancing, being independent, naps, food, and your mommy and daddy. Happy Birthday to you sweet baby, we love you always. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Janey is FOUR!

Mae's longest friendship is with Jane Grote, her mommy's best friend's daughter. She got to go to Disney for her birthday, but we had a small celebration the night before to send her off!

We love you Janey girl! Next up, my littlest nugget turns TWO! Let the tears begin! I no longer have a baby!


I have to say...I think I have finally hit the age where I am officially too old for Bachelorette parties! They just are not my cup of tea anymore...However, this didnt keep this mama from having fun and enjoying a much needed Mom-away weekend!

It was SO fun to celebrate my dear, childhood friend Cortnee. We have been friends since the 2nd grade. My longest friendship! We have been through so much together, and now it is finally her turn to tie the knot!

We had LOTS of fun, lots of dancing, lots of food, and lots of laughs!

My sweet sweet neighbor helped me with the girls Thursday morning and then my mom took over for the rest of the day and then again on Friday. So thankful for their help! Daddy held the fort down at home and did one heck of a job at it. They went to the park, went out to eat, he grilled out for them, had a visit from BB and Bup, went to church, and did everything else to make their lives go round, keeping them happy while doing it! He sent me pictures along the way: 

I couldn't wait to get home and get my hands on my girls and be with their daddy! Nothing like a bachelorette party to remind you of how blessed you really are!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Ringing in the New Year!

We had some college friends over to ring in the New Year this year! It was so fun to stay up past my normal 9:00 bedtime and spend time with some friends we do not get nearly enough time with! We missed those that couldn't make it!

It was a fun night! On New Years Day we had dinner at La Paz and ice cream after! 

Snow Day 2017

My little snow bunnies: