Saturday, August 31, 2013

golden birthday

this year was joey's golden birthday! he took two days off work, which has turned into a five day weekend thanks to labor day. we {milly and i} couldn't be more excited to have him home all to ourselves. we've been filling our days with plenty to do, taking full advantage of his time off. we've also been blessed with some decent weather so we've tried to be outside as much as possible this weekend. before we know it the rain clouds will be here to stay! pictured below is just a sneak peak of how exciting our weekend has been. if you know joey at all, you know that for him, getting that jersey is one of the biggest highlights of his weekend! more pictures to come later!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


someone is teething, and it's not me....
the night before last milly was having a very hard time. we've been blessed with a pretty good sleeper, she was very close to consistently sleeping through the night and then....she started teething. i don't mean the part where she drools all over, because that's been going on for months now, i mean the part where those tiny little white things will show their painful little faces any day now. she was up every hour crying in discomfort. all she wanted to do was nurse and be held. so finally at three something in the morning, after waking up every hour with her and nursing her back to sleep, every hour, i gave in and slept in the daybed with her. boob out and all, she could have all she wanted. i'm sure we were quit the site but guess what, we got some sleep! and in the morning, when she'd get fussy from being tired and sore, we'd do the same thing. we napped a lot the next day and the only way she was comfy was if she was nursing. that's the only way she could get some sleep, so there we were, laying in bed, nursing and cuddling. there's something so beautiful about breastfeeding; something beautiful and magical. it was the only thing that brought her comfort and i'm so grateful and feel so blessed i could provide that to her, my body continues to amaze me. when we felt a little better we headed to target to find some relief in the form of orajel, she already has a sophie {the number one teething toy in the world), but sometimes the thing she likes to chew on the most is my chin, see below! the following night was better, which brings us to today. she was my happy little baby again but towards bedtime i could tell she was in pain so we busted out the big guns and gave her some children's ibuprofen. i hate giving her medicine, she cries and doesn't understand and it makes her gag which scares the hell out of me. i hate it so much i start crying because she's crying and there's no way i can make her understand that i'm only trying to help her... and then we're both just a hot mess. she's sleeping now and she was actually pretty happy right before she fell asleep. sleep tight little miss and i'll miss you till the morning!

Monday, August 19, 2013

day one

today was my first day of a stay-at-home mom.
after much deliberation and prayer, joey and i both felt it best for our little family if i quit my job and stay at home full time with little miss. mind you, i will not be wearing pearls while vacuuming and/or holding joey's slippers out for him when he comes through the door but i am excited to get our house a little more organized and have more home cooked meals on the table. plus, who wouldn't want to hang out with this little peanut all day? look at how cute she is with her little legs crossed!?!!! everyday i feel so lucky and blessed. big thanks to joey, for making it possible for me to stay home; i hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

chop chop

it was long over due! i cut at least {at least} 5 inches off and it feels so good, so light and healthy!
also, selfies are weird to take...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

weekend recap

i can proudly say that i ran my first 5k this last saturday. i ran the entire thing, which is a pretty big deal considering that's the farthest i've ever ran at one time. being blasted with color and have ashley there to talk too made it go by so fast, i couldn't believe how easy it was and how amazing it felt afterward. i want to do it again, and again, and again. joey and milly were waiting for us and it felt so good to see them showing their support.
thanks again, ashley! lets do it again, and again, and again :)
after the race, i cleaned up as best i could and we headed into seattle for the amazon summer picnic. as you can see i was pretty excited about the all you can eat cotton candy. not really sure what it is about sugar air but i love it. we took extra home with us, that's how much we love it. we also stuffed our faces with cheeseburgers and loaded nachos and then took in the sights of the stadium. there were photographers set up around the stadium to take pictures. as you can see, milly wasn't too impressed...she did better with the second time around...even though she looks exhausted!

why do we look so fake in the picture above?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

7 years

this last weekend we celebrated 7 years of marriage bliss! i can't believe it's been 7 years since we tied the knot and in the same sense it seems like it's been a lifetime, but in a very good way. we celebrated by getting breakfast, shopping, takeout and a nice homemade dinner. we had a lot of fun hanging out as a family. watching this little girl grow and learn, seeing her experience so much for the first time is one of the most amazing things to be a part of. i'm so thankful for her and for her dad. we didn't manage to get any photos of all of us together but we did get plenty of our favorite little miss. thanks, joey, for 7 amazing years. i can't wait to see what the next 7 have in store for us!

**above, she's waiting for her daddy to try on some new shirts. below, she's with dad looking at fish at cabela's.