Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Just wanted to share a few sneaks of what I've been up to lately.  You'll see the finished project soon!!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ruffled bag

At my baby shower last year, my wonderful friends gave me a beautiful ruffled bag (that they made!!) full of goodies for me to take to the hospital.  I've used it so much since then - as a purse, a beach bag, a diaper bag....basically it's perfect for anything.  My lovely sister-in-law saw it when we were in St. Lucia and asked if I could make something like it for her.  She wanted several ruffles all across the front in bright colors.  Here is what I came up with.

It was really fun to make and now my mind is swimming with other ways I can decorate these adorable canvas bags.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

how did it happen?!

It feels like just a couple months ago that Matt and I were welcoming our sweet boy into this world.  How in the world has it almost been a year!?  It just doesn't make sense to me.  My heart hurts with how fast he is growing up but it also sings with how much I love him and his stage right now.

Every night before we go to bed, Matt and I peek in on Jonathan and it hit us both this time how big he is.  Look at him!!

My heart swells just looking at him.  He's been sooo busy lately.  He is trying to walk and this week alone, he fell three times while trying - he busted his lip once and hit his head twice.  He also smashed his little finger in the closet because he's getting into everything!  I guess this is the life of a baby learning to walk.

So even though he is soooo busy during the day, he crashes at night.  Love this boy.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July everyone!!  Out here, we affectionately call it the "Friends' Holiday" meaning every year we spend it with our friends and J's little friends.  We go to the Rose Bowl, have a big picnic on the golf course (yes, we even park on the golf course...avid golfers everywhere are crying) and then watch the fire works.

It is always soooo much fun to be with friends and now, with all of the babies, it's so fun to see them play and enjoy being with each other.  Here is my little monkey on the 4th.

He basically only wanted to cruise around the stroller the entire time.  We were nervous about how he would do being up so late and with the fireworks but he did great!  He was so distracted so being up late wasn't an issue.  And the fireworks?? Loved them.  At one point, he was pumping his arms up and down and making a bunch of delighted noises.  Success!!

Matt loves holidays so much and I've enjoyed getting into them with him.  Here is our little family all decked out.  

All the mommas with their babies.  

Here we are last year.  I can't believe how much has changed....mainly Jonathan is here and almost ONE and Lindy is gonna have another little nugget in September!  Can't wait.  Oh, and Beckett has a lot more hair :)

And here are all of the proud dads!

As we were watching the fireworks, I had my sweet boy snuggling in my lap and my wonderful husband sitting beside me.  I was surrounded by wonderful friends and their babies.  I couldn't help but feel so blessed.  Blessed for our freedom, for God's love, and for the community we have around us.

Monday, July 2, 2012

where have I been?!

Oh my goodness.  Where have I been?  Matt kindly pointed out last night that I haven't posted for awhile...thanks, Sweetie!  It's good to know that I have at least one reader out there!! has been crazy.  With a capital C.  Here's the update.  We are trying to sell our condo.  That alone is a HUGE job.  We've been cleaning, decluttering, and since May 8th, have had to keep it in perfect condition for showings.  Mr. J, aka the sweetest baby in the world, has also become the busiest baby in the world!  He is cruising, trying to stand on his own, and is now trying to walk!  He keeps trying to walk on his own and then of course falls flat on his face.  He'll get it.  But in the meantime, I'm busy keeping playing with him, taking care of time, and cleaning up after him.  So yeah, we've been busy :)

But I do miss this place and promise I'll share some of the fun I've been up to.  This summer I'm working on wedding invitations (woohoo!!!) and some other fun stuff.  And I actually took out some scrapbooking stuff over the weekend and had a chance to play with paper.  And let me tell you it was good for the soul.  So yeah, I'll be around more.

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Oh, and here are some older pictures of my busy boy :)

 He love climbing on everything and anything.  Doesn't he look mighty proud of himself?!

Thanks for helping with the laundry, little Mr! Pardon the blur.  It's just too cute and funny not to share.