pinterest please.

Well if you haven’t heard of pinterest & do not have an account you are just missing out! It is an online pin board of Inspiration & AMAZINGNESS! seriously. There are so many inspiring & creative finds.

How it works: You can either pin things that you see online (ex. awesome outfit, amazing recipe) or you can repin things from your friends boards or random people that share the same style/ interests a you. Als0, you can search all of pinterest for something you have in mind like cake pop recipe, new hairstyle, or master bedroom remodel.

Here are some examples of a couple of my pinboards. I took a couple screen shots on my mac book & you can see :) here is my pin board for Shanes 1st birthday: I have found so many fabulous & different ideas on here for what I am going to do for his birthday- it has been so much fun!


nursery inspiration board :)


DIY pinboard!-one of my favorites



travel pinboard

If you would like to join pinterest just send me your email & I can send you an invite. I just wanted to share something that has been so helpful & inspiring to me! Enjoy




little things.


it is:

his wet kisses

his soft fuzzy hair

his late night snuggles

his sweet belly laugh

his shy smile

his beautiful blue eyes

his sneaky fast crawl

his tiny hands exploring my face

his gleaming eyes when he sees his dadda

his shreiks & squeals

his sweet baby smell

his sweet little hands & feet

his messy face and hands

his mismatched clothes

his tiny fingers playing with my hair

his warm little body against mine

i want to remember these little things: everything about my little man that i cherish so much. in these moments my heart melts & i try to stop time. i know i cant stand time still so instead i will write, take pictures & remember. remember all the little things the precious things that I so easily forget.

β€œEnjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”


fair fun.

Here are some of my personal pictures from the fair(we had family pictures taken as well previous post)- it was so much fun to bring Shane for the first time- He loved it (: He loves watching crowds of people & there were SO many people-it felt like a day at Disneyland.

We gave him Cotton Candy for the first time- He has never had unnatural sugar before, but since this was a special occasion I gave in & let him have some [badmommy]. It made for some cute pictures though & he really only had a taste so that makes me feel a little bit better.So here is a day at the fair in pictures- we had such a great time any day I get to spend with my family is a good day & this was no exception.


family pictures.

I LOVE family pictures (:

Yesterday I got the opportunity to be behind the camera with my little family & Kay from One Two Snap Photography did a fantastic job! I actually won this session from liking her facebook page (I was the 1,00th like)- Lets just say I was really excited because I have never won any type of contest before & this was the best kind to win- a free photo session (: (:Β  here are a few of the shots that she got- Thank you so much Kay for taking these amazing shots! We are so thankful (:

little traditions.

We Heart Chick-fil-A! Almost every saturday Justin, Shane & I go to Chick-fil-a for lunch. We have been doing this since before Shane was born- probably for almost 3 years now- & now I crave chick-fil-a on saturdays I can not even help it I have gotta myself addicted.I know that it is something silly & little, but it is something I look forward to- just spending some quality time with my two favorite guys. I love spending time as a family of three- it is the ordinary every day little things that bring us closer as a family & for these things I am so grateful ;)

Here is a couple iphone pictures of my little family at our favorite lunch spot.

What are some of your family traditions?


looking back.


My Mom & Me



I recently had the opportunity to go back home to visit my family. It is is always such a good time. I cherish all the time we get to spend together seeing it only happens every couple months.

Anyways, while i was home my mom pulled out my old baby book & for the first time it REALLY meant something to me. Being a mom myself now I realize the deep love you have for your child. I read a letter my mom had written to me 24 years ago & it was so sweet to see that my mom was just like I am now. It brought tears to my eyes & joy to my heart because in that moment I realized just how much my mom really does love me. She is the one who taught me how to love this way- deeply & fully. My mom is the most loving person I know. She loves completely without reservation or stipulations. I pray that I can always love Shane & my other children this same way. I am so thankful for the way my mom has loved me & the wonderful example she has been in my life.
Love you mommy!


almost one.

Shane 1st birthday is slowly approaching & I could not be more excited…eeek. I have been planning this since he was 3 months old.. You think I am joking, but I am not. I want his first birthday to be so special. I will have a full post on all the details after the event, but for now I just wanted to share the theme & the invitation that I designed :)