Wednesday, April 23, 2014

:) Baby Sign Language

As a Mom, it is so easy to compare your baby and his skills to other babies around you.  I would just like to say, I feel like an overachiever teaching my baby sign language already! :)

  • Please change my diaper > turn beet red and make straining expression - then smile
  • I'd like something to eat, please > cram fist in mouth and suck wildly
  • I'm tired > make a series of weeping gestures before closing eyes and lolling head backward
  • Please pass me that thing up there I can't reach > point and grunt - then continue pointing and open mouth into screaming position
  • No thank you.  I think I've had enough > throw food or object to floor with exaggerated grin

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Wheels

My car has been limping along for a little while and thankfully, we were able to replace it this past week.  This wasn't without frustration and stress though!  We couldn't decide what we wanted for sure... and then to actually agree on features :)  So once we decided, we kind of thought it would be an easy process.  Granted, we were buying used, but still, it isn't that difficult to find what you want -- right?  haha

After wasting about a week going back-n-forth on one vehicle alone, we finally found it... my car!
Ford Edge
My sweet husband put a lot of thought into this purchase.  He works on our vehicles if something needs fixed, so he really did his research!  He also put a lot of time looking for the exact features I wanted -- thank you, Nathan!  I love it!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Nathan!

 Happy Birthday, Nathan!
Chase & I love you SO much and are SO happy you are in our lives!
Have fun turkey hunting this week :)
I found some old pictures to use for this post.  Nathan & I have been together for 17+ years (when we started liking one another) so we have some fun ones! :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014


 We had a great Easter - special church services to CELEBRATE our risen Saviour and quality family time! 
 Chase was able to open his Easter basket and then after dinner at my in-law's house, he had his first egg hunt :)  We are loving celebrating new holidays with our little guy and watching his wonder as he explores everything at this stage! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

What I'm Wearing | Monday, 4/14/14

 I have been having fun styling some dressier pieces in a more casual way.  This lace dress wasn't seeing any activity because I always felt like I had to wear it alone and to something fancy.  Let's be real, I don't go anywhere fancy very often!  It just took a little thought to start styling it in a different way...
 outfit details:
boots, walmart | dress, down east basics | cardigan, kohls 
belt, from another dress | scarf, charming charlies

Friday, April 11, 2014

What I'm Wearing | Friday, 4/11/14

Someone told me I looked like Snow White today.  They didn't say it negatively, but I have to admit, I didn't dress this morning wanting to look like a Disney character.  
Hmmm...rethinking outfit...
 outfit details:
purse, ebay | maxi skirt, | tee and scarf, target | cardigan, h&M | flats, kohls

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What I'm Wearing | Thursday, 4/10/14

Warmer temperatures are bringing out bare legs again!  Woohoo!  That is one thing I love about warm weather - being able to quickly throw together a few pieces and walk out the door.  You don't have to layer and create coordinating ensembles quite so much...and I love the carefree-ness of it!

Now it's not summer yet, so I'm still layering!  The contrast of the scarf gives me even more of a pop of color in today's look.
outfit details:
blue dress, old navy | yellow scarf, target | belt, gabriels | watch,
green purse, blog sale | nude flats, walmart