Friday, July 31, 2009


***Edit - my sister is having her First GIVEAWAY on her blog! Go check out Mr. and Mrs. Smith and enter to win this awesome keychain!!

Happy Friday!

If you haven't in a while, let your childhood side come out...

Relax, have some something the sign tells you not to do...

Like climb on the animal statues at your local state museum...

:) What's a "happy" you're looking forward to doing this weekend? I'm hitting up the local garage sales with some girlies tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

some bling for the preggo lady

so, that giveaway at The Glamorous Life of a Housewife I told you about on monday...

I WON!!!

so now you will all recognize me when you see me wearing this :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Mayhem - sparkly giveaway

My awesome, adorable, new mommy friend, The Glamorous Life of Housewife, is giving away this SUPER beautiful bracelet! So go over and enter to win!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Mayhem - 85 years

This weekend we all had a special birthday celebration for my Grandpa for his 85th birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, Capitol Grille! We had our own private dining room, visited several times with the head chef (pictured below) and got to taste several of his favorite recommendations for appetizers and desserts he personally chose and brought out to us!

The G's celebrating!

Grandpa's birthday was actually on Friday, so they celebrated with a cake from our family's all time favorite cake maker, Mrs. Lamb. She made my parent's wedding cake, and we have been buying cakes from her ever since.

These next few pictures are from a few weeks back. This is my dad and I fishing during the July 4th weekend. SuperStev, such a pro with the bass...

My mom and sis and I also did some baby shopping over the holiday weekend, and here I am, pooped from all the shopping, stocking up on nursery things! And being the purse watcher :)

While my mom was in town with me for a few days, she did some shopping for Stone while I was stuck at work. Here are some of her incredible goodies she brought me for the baby! The big dog is the twin of one I had growing up!

Aren't these shoes SOOO cute!?!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

4 Years of Wedded Bliss!

Today Husband and I are celebrating our 4 Year Anniversary! I feels like just yesterday we were getting married :)

On July 15, 2004 Hubby proposed to me! He rented our own private canal boat, had a steak dinner served on the boat, we rode the canal through the city during sunset, and got out and danced under the stars where he got on one knee and asked me to marry him :) And we got the whole thing on video!

Here's our wedding video, and some pictures from our special day!

My wonderful bridesmaids! Husband's sister, my two sisters, my roommate and my great friend who I went to school with from kindergarten all the way through college!

Cutting the wedding cake!

Getting ready for the garter toss!

Our wonderful honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Sandals Resort!

And now here we are together, 4 years later, loving each other even more than the day before :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hilarities - Skating Babies

Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Baby Bump Update!

Today I am at 25 weeks!

(sorry for the lack of camera quality...its clearly time for a new one...)

From week 25 to 28, Baby Stone will be the average size and weight of an Eggplant (13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5 - 2.2 lbs). I went to the doctor on Tuesday for my monthly appointment, and they said Stone was actually measuring at 26 weeks already! So I will either be giving birth to a toddler, or hopefully he will join our sweet family a bit sooner :)

Baby Stone is a busy little bee in my belly. Some moments, he's quiet and still. Other moments my stomach is changing shapes, is used as a human punching bag from the inside, and during my lucky moments, he figures out how to kick downward on my full bladder (he showed the technician he knew how to do this during my last ultrasound!)

I am so thrilled and blessed to experience the miracle of pregnancy everyday. Yesterday I signed up for all of my baby classes at the hospital...the fact that he is coming is becoming even more real!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hilarities - Treadmill

This guy looks pretty pumped up to start his work out...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Trendy Tuesday - Pacifier Clips

I'm hoping Stone is a big fan of the Binky :) I've seen these pacifer clips in tons of baby shops, and always thought it was a brilliant idea! There are so many cute versions but they are SO expensive. So this weekend I thought I'd try my hand at making my own!

Here's what I came up with...

It wasn't too hard...or too expensive. I got the blue ribbons from Hobby Lobby and they were 50% off. The green camo is from walmart.
I got the clips off of lanyards we had laying around the house...

And covered them with these cute plastic buttons! (sorry...image quality is not too good...those are frogs and monkeys!)

Finally, I attached these buttons on the other end of the ribbon to snap around the loop of the pacifier...

Anyways, it was a fun rainy day project, and I look foward to trying them out on Stone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hilarities - that's a what?

Last week's HSN blooper was so funny, I decided to search for more of them this week. This one's pretty good, but last week's with the ladder is still my favorite :)

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