got it made in the shade.


the "wild one" bash!

oh what an amazing day!

yes there a lot of pics here..but hey, you only turn one once right?
thanks to all our dear family & friends who made liv's first birthday simply perfect.


365 days.

it's here! liv's first birthday. i without a doubt have learned more in the past year than in all my years combined. words can't describe what liv has brought to our lives... but i'll give it a shot. bliss. joy. blessing. exhaustion. laughter. tears. job changes. fun. mess. puffy eyes. mistakes. accomplishments. milestones. hormones. poo. teeth. flats. late nights. all nighters. good nights. bad nights. toys. books. giggles. extra skin. first foods. second foods. third foods. real food. sippy cups.bumps. bruises. amazement. learning. purpose. and if i had to sum it up one word. sunshine. she's our sunshine even on those long dreary indiana winter days. and why am i crying? today is the official birthday but tomorrow is the big WILD ONE bash. off to costco..& to pick some of my dearest & bestest texas friends up from the airport! yay! we are simply thrilled they will finally meet liv & share in the fun. happy birthday liv! we love you more than words.



see! told you she was teething.
i mean is this our child or "aaaaaaaaalvin"?

baby got back.


hope your easter was a hoppy one!

call martha stewart.

& go ahead and feature me in her magazine.
i just can't stop with the berry cheesecake parfait.

woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof

liv is OBSESSED with mae. she "woofs" all day long...
it was really adorable at first but now we're ready to learn a new trick.



ok so if i hear one more person, (including myself).. talk about "this economy".. im gonna scream. don't get me wrong. it sucks. and everyones feelin it one way or another. just sick of hearing about it. and while we're on that subject. i also have a hard time with budgets. and i dont like dave ramsey. and i do like starbucks. and paying someone else to paint my fingernails. anyways, enough about that... when i became a mom..i realized how incredibly fun it is shopping for babies..and doing it on a budget. yes, i just said fun and budget in the same sentence. it's like a game for me.. for what i would spend on one outfit, you can get like 90 items for your kiddo. since its really hard to "blog" without a pic. i am showing off one of my fun finds today. paul franks baby line, "small paul".. saw the EXACT pj's at nordstrom for $32. and i so snagged these up at tj maxx for $12 baby. the crazy thing is that $12 was still more than i would usually even spend on pj's. but they have flippin knee patches. i mean, we had to have them.happy easter weekend folks. xoxo, e.



only 10 more days until i'm ONE! & i'm ready to party!!!