My Superbowl

6 Feb


Please excuse the mess…I just purged about 40+ books from my bookshelf yesterday and they’re still hanging out on the ground!!


Stuffed Owls!

4 Feb

I have now made two stuffed owls!
I love them and I love making them!

45 Weeks!

3 Feb

This has got to be the cutest weekly picture in the history of weekly pictures.

love love love this girl.

Letting Go.

27 Jan

I have a hard time letting go of things.
I am referring to when people hurt my feelings in a big way.
I can forgive but I find it hard to forget.
And it’s a problem.
I think things build up and build up.
I can’t “talk it out” with people either because no one wants to hear the truth about how they hurt you.
And plus, some things happened so long ago that why even bother bringing it up?
I am not one who needs to discuss every little problem with the problem owner.
I am one to smile and laugh it off, maybe be mad inside or talk to Brett, but rarely do I bring it up to anyone else.
PLUS, the few times I have been honest I feel guilty. I care SO MUCH about people’s feelings. Guilt eats at me if I hurt anyone whether it’s unintentional…even if they deserved it.

Question. Am I wrong for not discussing every little thing? I think probably so because then it’s my fault that I’m upset.
But seriously? When you talk to someone and it’s not positive? It sucks. And you are guaranteed interruption. And defensiveness. And then they will usually say “Well you did this and that.” Not productive.

How do you handle the annoyances in life? And please don’t give little pat answers or Christiany Christian responses. I do pray about it but there are some things that God allows us to figure out on our own.
Please be transparent if you choose to comment on this blog.

44 Weeks!

27 Jan

First Birthday Planning Underway

26 Jan

Neely’s FIRST birthday party is in less than 2 months!
When I was growing up my mom always threw great parties for me.
She always made my cake too.
That is important to me; to throw Neely great parties and make her cake.
Her party is going to be owl themed. Did I already mention that? I can’t remember.
The invitations are going to be:

made by me. Obviously!
I love love them. I also love the colors that I happened to choose and those will be her party colors.

So far I have plans to make owl cupcakes and an owl cake. I think the owl cake, fancy as it may be, will probably be Neely’s cake because afterall, it is her birthday!
I am still on the hunt for cute classy touches, so if you see of anything that meets the criteria, send it my way! :)

What are your plans for your child’s next birthday? Or if you don’t have a child, what are your plans for your next birthday?
As soon as Neely’s birthday is over I have to start thinking about Brett’s 30th which is in July! This is the year of big birthdays!



Ten Months!

25 Jan

My newborn is ten months old today!
Yesterday afternoon, while at my aunt’s house visiting my grandma, Neely took her first steps! She seemed to want something so bad she forgot that she couldn’t walk, took a step then remembered that she’s too young to walk and sat down! It was pretty cute.
I still haven’t gotten it on video, though I’m trying! I will be video stalking her until I get it!
She has changed SO much this past month.
She crawls at the speed of light; I blink and she’s in the kitchen trying to eat the dog food!
She discovered her voice more and she now screams with excitement or laughter or joy. It’s so cute and funny!
She gives kisses without being asked for one. Every morning that she wakes up too early I bring her into our bed to try and get her to sleep longer. It usually doesn’t work but we do get showered in sweet open-mouthed kisses every morning.
She has her own mind, she knows what she wants and when she wants it and she will do whatever she can to get it. She knows what toys she wants and she knows when she wants to pet the dogs, she knows when it’s time to hug mommy and when she’s tired.
She has also started dancing this past month. Any time she hears music she’ll start shaking her booty and bending her knees. There is nothing cuter in the world than Neely dancing.

Am I right?
I am constantly amazed and overjoyed by my daughter.
She is the happiest and most loving baby.
There is rarely a time that she doesn’t have a smile on her face (except when she’s tired or teething).
She has also discovered her new favorite face.

So cute and silly!
Another new thing is climbing on the couch. She taught herself to climb on the couch last week and now every time she makes it up she screams with happiness! That is what she’s doing while I’m typing this. She’s climbing on the couch, throwing her current items (a spoon and dog collar) on the floor, climbing down, getting them and climbing back up (repeat).
Neely loves the beach and the sand! We’ve been lucky enough to have beach weather the past few weeks so I have been taking advantage of that!

She is so much fun. I love every moment I am given with her.
I am so thankful for her. In ten short months she has turned my world upside down and made my heart grow 10 times bigger than it’s original size.

Happy 10 months of blissful life, baby girl.
You are my heart.
Happy 10 months of the best life we’ve ever known, Brett.
You are an amazing father to Neely. She gasps with excitement every time you come home and open the door at night. You rock her to sleep each night and wake up to her kisses and face slaps each morning. You always have a smile on your face. You are the best daddy Neely could ever dream up. I am so thankful for you in her life. She will never ever question what God’s love is like because you are the perfect example of how a father loves his daughter.
You make my heart sing.

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