Thursday, December 21, 2017


2017 was a year of excitement, sadness, new experiences and challenges.
  • We started the year by having a celebration of my Mom's birthday. That day will also be hard for us but I hope that we continue to celebrate her on that day.
  • We celebrated a lot of first holidays with Em. She loved her Easter basket full of goodies and Valentines day full of love! We celebrated 4th of July its a BBQ and friends
  • We through a surprise 30th birthday party for Eric and he was totally surprised! I had my gallbladder taken out 3 days before and was released from the hospital the day of the party but we pulled it off with a bang! He had a great time and he deserved it after taking care of Em while I was in the hospital.
  • We celebrated Em's first birthday and moved into a new house the next day! 4 days after we moved into the new house we left for Disney on Em's birthday! We really set the expectations high for her birthdays!
  • We love our new house. In the summer we BBQ on the patio 3-4 times a week, go for a walk every or every other night and we go for bike rides on a trail near our house to the lake. Emily loves being outside and isn't afraid to get dirty!
  • We had lots of friends and family over for my 30th birthday and everything was perfect. We carved pumpkins, hit a piƱata and ate cake with lots of friends, family and joy!
  • Emily learned to walk just after Labor Day weekend so she was excited to run around the town for Halloween! She was the cutest little Minnie Mouse!
  • Thanksgiving was a hard one this year since it was so close to the one year anniversary of Mom passing. But I've decided not to let that day hold me down. I miss my mother every day why should I be extra sad just one day a year. Eric and I whipped up a delicious feast and tried to be thankful for all the things we do have.
  • We are eagerly awaiting Christmas this year because we think Emily will be excited and understand what is going on.  



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

We had a great Halloween this year! We had a few costumes and baby girl LOVED picking out candy and putting it in her bucket! I also got to take her to my office and trick or treat a little!

Hope you all enjoy your candy and memories!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Goodbye 20's Hello 30's

Tomorrow is my last day in my 20’s. We are going to have a bunch of friends and family over to watch football, carve pumpkins, eat cider and donuts and have a bon fire. We just got a new shuffle board table from my in-laws so we are excited to try it out! I can’t wait to eat good food with our friends and family on a cozy fall day before the weather sky rockets back up in the 80s!

I realized that I’m not sad to turn 30, I’m sad that my childhood is over. You may be thinking…honey your childhood was over a long time ago! But really I think our 20’s are still part of our childhood. When I turned 20…10 years ago.:(….I was just starting my 2nd year of college. Still learning how to cook a meal that wasn't mac n cheese or ordering a pizza (which is what I lived off my freshman year and gained the freshman 30!) and learning that laundry should be done more than once a month. When I turned 21 I learned how to manage my liquor better since I had to start legally paying for it because when you’re 21 we went to the bar not a house party. When I turned 22 I realized that I had to get my degree and life figured out and I transferred to Michigan State University where I realized a university degree costs a lot more than a community college degree. When I turned 23 I was in my last year of college and had no idea what I was going to do with my degree. I graduated, got engaged and sent out hundreds of unanswered resumes. When I turned 24 I was living in my soon to be in-laws basement apartment planning a wedding and working as a waitress while planning a wedding and trying to find a career. When I turned 25 I was a newlywed still freshly tanned from her honeymoon and ready for married life to begin. When I turned 26 we were living in our first home (rental) and I had been working for 8 months as an administrative assistant at an automotive company in a little town in southwest MI. When I turned 27 we had bought our first home, completely flipped it and I was trying to develop my career within that company and I applied for another position and GOT IT. When I turned 28 we decided that it was time to start a family. Little did I know how hard you have to work at trying to have a baby. When I turned 29 I was a momma of a 3 month old still trying to figure this new role out. Turning 30 on Sunday will be bitter sweet. It’ll be my first birthday without my Mom. Our tradition was always to go shopping with all the girls in my hometown, come home and east pizza from my favorite place and a small cake. Since my childhood neighborhood feels empty without my mom I don’t like to visit it as much. I try to make the people who live on the east side come to my side of the state which I don’t have to twist their arms because it’s gorgeous over here on the lake!

I will always love to celebrate my birthday whether I’m 30, 64 or 100! Birthdays should always be celebrated! I’m excited to see what adulthood has in store for me…More kids? House #4? A new job? Exciting adventures? Who knows!

I have a few things I want to accomplish by the time I hit 31 but you’ll just have to keep checking back to see what comes next!  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Weekly Round Up

Sorry I have been so MIA with a baby! Need I say more?

Someone really enjoys wearing sunglasses!
 We recently moved into a new house and have been adding our style to the mix! Here are just a few items we've added. Lights to make the deck more cozy! And my husband made this awesome floating shelf out of old wood we had an metal braces. He's making a matching one to go around our TV and I can't wait to show you guys!

Someone is very flexible!

I'm planning an accessory swap party! It'll be nice to get new (to me) items without having to spend any money! The plan is to have a bunch of ladies over and they will bring their gently used jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, etc. and we will all swap items for free! Plus it's always nice to have people over to have a appetizers and a glass of wine!

 Someone enjoyed mommy and me tumble time!! She was a bit shy because the other little boy in the class was ALL over the place but having sooo much fun! After a while she got out of her shell and enjoyed it!

 We are very excited for fall and Halloween in our house as you can see from the following photos...

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!