last day of maternity leave

Today has me feeling all the feels. I am soaking them both in today. It’s the last time I will ever be able to spend this amount of time with them and while it’s been an exhausting four months with Emma, it has been the BEST four months with Madison. Being with her everyday has…

#GrowOldNotUp

this weekend was the 8th birthday we have celebrated together … and although times have changed our friends sure haven’t. #growoldnotup has been the theme of the year & we are embracing all the changes in our life for the better. our relationship & our friendships have only grown stronger as we roll through more and more of life…

hello monday + the weekend recap + links

thankful for good friends & warm spring days! we had the best day ever x2 (proof here) / also big thanks to “uncle hulk” for taking pics saturday on madison’s day out / now “PICK ME UP!” haha lilly pulitzer for target was a nightmare (as expected) and i couldn’t get through to get anything buttttt…

hello monday + a birthday party

cait turned 5! i can’t believe it. i remember her when she was born, she was the first new born brian & i had ever held. and though we’ve held so many since, including our own peanut, that little girl always will hold a special place in my heart. her sweet disposition & her patience…

madison’s birthday party

cupcakes: martha’s country bakery / toppers: jeladesigns via etsy labels: evermine / boxes: kara’s party ideas / ribbon: craftysewnsews via etsy pink stripe paper straws: heathers blankets via etsy teddy bear picnic invitations: AR party printables  birthday babe dress / gold sneakers (similar here) / gold sparkle headband (similar here) madison’s birthday isn’t till this week but…

coloradOHHHHHHH

oh colorado. i missed you. your craft beers, snow kissed mountains, delicious food and your 80 degree weather in october. it was nothing short of a perfect weekend. i am so grateful for this life that has given me the opportunity to travel & to experience life with friends both near & far. and i…

this is what 31 looks like

it’s no secret that i love birthdays. not just mine (but mine the most) but all birthdays. i know that some people as they “age” they don’t like their birthday anymore. whelp, NOT ME! i will always love birthdays. and like i remind my friends who hate their birthdays because they find it a constant reminder…

gifts for dad

father’s day is fast approaching (brian stop here…) so I decided to share some of my favorite ideas for dads & granddads (seriously brian, don’t peek). as most of you already know I am a celebrate-o-holic. i find excuses to throw parties & make a big deal out of little things, so holidays give me that…

one year & counting

thank you so much to karen kristian photography for our sweet photos of madison. her first year was amazing. i am a little upset that she does not like cake as much as her mama (see below…) however she does like ice cream & cookies, so we have found some common ground. so glad we…

madison’s first birthday

this print says it all. i discovered it while browsing pinterest & it stopped me in my tracks. not only because it is gold glittered (insert giggle here) but because this is the absolute truth. the day of your birth is quite literally the best day of my life, every time. it was that way…

halfway to the cake!

i can’t believe madison is 6 months old today! it has gone by so fast & she is getting so big. she has become the light in our lives. i am stuck in that place between wanting to freeze her inside this teeny, adorable little body & stage forever & yet anticipating her first steps…

30 is three perfect 10’s

thirty. dirty. flirty. three perfect tens. still the best time of our life. today jackie turns 30! i am not far behind her either. this is the year — & i still feel younger than i thought i would. as the year has approached i have said a lot “i can’t believe i’m going to…