Monday, February 27, 2017

Bohemian/Desert Vibes First Birthday

For Norahs party I really wanted to keep the costs low with the main cost being the Taco guy.

Luckily I was able to repurpose a lot of the supplies I already had and they fit the theme wonderfully!

I had a basket of flower crowns for guests to wear

I used all artificial flowers and succulents that I already had from my Jenna Leslye Designs supplies.

Norahs tunic and bellbottoms are from Baileys Blossoms

Thanks to my Aunt and Sister for taking photos for us!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wild One

Happy Birthday to Our Wild One....

Dear Norah Lane,
Today you turn one! I can't believe how fast the last year flew by. One year ago today I was holding this fresh, squishy baby and trying to take you all in. Your features, your sounds, and that new baby smell. Today you are a rambunctious, sassy, smart and beautiful wild child ( I can barely write this post because you're climbing on top of me).

I'm so proud of the little toddler you've grown into. Some days are exhausting but everyday is rewarding. Being your mama has been the best job and privilege of my life and I count my blessings everyday.

I hope you know that you can do anything you put your mind to and I know that you will. You are so very determined and smart. You are going to do great things once you stop eating books.

You are loved by so many people because you bring tremendous amounts of joy to everyone you come across.

Although I miss the squishy baby days, I'm equally excited to see you grow and learn and say really funny things.

I hope that I've done a good job at this whole Mama thing. There are days where I've felt like a complete failure but then you fall asleep in my arms and I know that I bring you comfort and I count that as a win.

I promise that I will always be there for you no matter what. You can count on me for comfort and love without judgment.

You will always be my little nugget and I will forever be thankful to you for making me a mother.

I also want to give a shoutout to Tim for being the best Dad and partner two girls could ask for.
We did it Cuddlebug! We survived year one!

"You belong among the wildflowers...."

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christmas 2016

I really miss blogging. Who knew a baby would suck up so much of your time! 
To get the ball rolling I figured I better at least get the Christmas photos up.

Norah was super excited for her first Christmas and woke up at 5:30! I'm not going to lie, I was pretty excited too so I wasn't upset that I had to wake up so early.

It was so much fun walking downstairs as a family in our new home and I couldn't help but think about how this will be how every Christmas is from now on.

I couldn't wait to host our first holiday meal and had so much fun decorating.

A couple weeks later some of Tims family was able to come out for Christmas part 2!
Norah was just coming down with a cold but she had the hang of this gift thing and we had to hold her back from the presents all afternoon.

Grandma and Grandpa made her a Kings bear at Build A Bear and she loves it sooo much!

Now it's time to get this house ready for Norahs First Birthday!

Happy New Year!