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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Celebrate Good Times

 Come on! Which is what I bet you have all been saying because I have been slacking on updating on our weekend! So here goes!

Saturday morning we got up and ran a bunch of errands to get ready for my birthday pool party! 
We were so thankful that the weather held and though the pool was a bit chilly, some of my friends were able to enjoy it, and my sweet Dad was able to grill pizza for everyone! My mom and I made all of the dough and then everyone put all the toppings that they wanted on and my Dad would throw it on the grill! It was so fun having individual personalized pizza! So many Friends came to celebrate with me, and the babies had a lot of fun! 

My Daddy also made white sangria for everyone! So yummy!

Sweet Sindi and her husband Justin came all the way from Houston! 
Whitney and Mira had fun in the pool
Play Group
Always have to take a stair step photo with these 2!

I am so blessed to have so many terrific friends! I also got some very sweet gifts! They are so thoughtful! 

Sunday Morning we woke up and I opened presents from Hallie and Christopher! I got some new coffee mugs and some gift cards to do some shopping! Then we went to Christopher's Dads for breakfast!

Hallie playing with Mommy's presents!

The rest of the day we relaxed and played at home before going to a wedding in the evening!

Beautiful Bride and Groom

It was really such a perfect weekend! Hope everyone else had a wonderful time as well! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Who, What, When, Where, Why Wednesday with Jamie Pruitt

I know I know, no weekend update yesterday! It was a busier day than I expected! I PROMISE an update on my birthday weekend tomorrow, but today I have a real treat for you!

Today "Who, What, When, Where, Why Wednesday" is back with Jamie Pruitt from The Jamie's + 1.

I just LOVE the meaning behind Jamie's blog name and her little boy is just the cutest! Read on to learn a little about Jamie, and make sure to stop over to her blog today to get to know her a little better! 

Here's what I know about Jamie and her blog: 


Who?- Who are you? Tell my readers a bit about yourself-
Hi Friends!!  My name is Jamie.  I am married to Jamie (yes we are both named Jamie).  I am a working mommy to a sweet little boy named Nicklas.  Nicklas is 2 year old and gives me a run for my money every single day!  I am a lover of reality TV, trashy gossip magazines and breakfast food!!  You will normally find me on the floor in our playroom playing with monster trucks or in the kitchen!

What?- What do you blog about?-
My blog is about Nicklas.  I write about the struggles of being a working mommy and dealing with a very independent toddler.  I also try to post some of my favorite products and recipes.  I hope that I can help other blog friends and I always ask my blog friends for help when Nicklas is being the devil!

When?- When did you start blogging?- 
I started blogging when Nicklas was about 8 months old.  I actually tried to start when I found out I was expecting but yah... that didn't happen!  

Where?- Where do you live?- 
I am a Mississippi girl who now lives in South Carolina.  I moved to SC when I was 20, my dad got transferred to SC for work and I was so not ready to be 10 hours from my parents!

Why?- Why did you decide to blog?
I decided to blog because I wanted to have a virtual baby book for Nicklas.  I print out my blog each year and I hope Nicklas likes to read it when he is a little older.  I now find blogging very therapeutic and I love all the mommy blogger friends I have made along the way!

Jamie also answered a few fun random questions for me so that you get to know her better! 

1. What food could you never get sick of?
Olive Gardens Lasagna.  I could seriously eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack somewhere during the day too!!  Well... I guess I know whats for dinner tonight!

2.  What is something you never leave the house without?
I could never leave home without my cell phone.  I have totally irrational fears about earthquakes, floods, etc. and I won't be with Nicklas when all these crazy things happen.  Not sure why I think my cell phone will still work when all those things are happening.  

3. What celebrity do you wish was your bestie?
I wish Ellen DeGeneres was my best friend.  OMG!!  We could have dance parties and play Heads Up!!

4.What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.  I love all of her books actually.  Some are pretty intense but she is great!

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself.
Hmm... This questions is hard.  Something surprising about myself... my husband, boy Jamie, actually didn't remember my name when we first met!  And yes... I still married him!! 
Thank you so much Jamie for answering my questions! If you want to learn more about Jamie, make sure to stop by her blog! 

Happy Wednesday!
<3 Kelly

Monday, May 25, 2015

11 Months of Hallie Anne

We have had a great long weekend with plenty of celebrations both birthday and wedding! I will make sure to update on that tomorrow, but first what you've all been waiting for! An update on Miss Hallie Anne!

I still am so baffled at how fast 11 months have flown. I am trying to soak up each moment of this last month as her baby days slip away and she becomes a toddler. She is growing so so fast and becoming more independent by the minute!

About Hallie at 11 months
Age- 11 months- I am so not ready for her to turn 1 year old! 
  • Weight-  About 15 lbs (its only a weight check this month) 
  • Length- 27 1/2 inches.. (also a guess...but she is looking extra tall these days!)
  • Size- Size 2 diapers. They are really huge on her, but I got sick of buying 2 sizes, plus the size 1's were becoming hard to find at our local store.
 Onesies and T's- 3 month or 3-6 Months. Granted she still has a few 0-3 month ones that fit as well.  
Pants- the waist on the 3-6 month are too big, but the length on the 3's are too small...LIMBO!
  PJs 6 month
  • Eyes- Still blue! Some days they look a little gray or even greenish, but outside they look really blue! 
  • Hair- Getting longer and lighter each month! Right now it's light brown. I have been using a clip to pin back some because it's long enough to get in her eyes but I am not ready to cut it! 
  • Sleeping- Usually 11 hours. About 2 naps a day. 
  • Eating- What is she NOT eating?! She still takes a bottle 3 times a day, but is way more interested in food...ANYTHING! Berries, pasta and meat are her faves! 
  • Milestones- Just advancing vocally and still trying to walk! Oh and CLIMBING ON EVERYTHING! 
  • Words she can say: SO many! We have almost 20 down! New ones: Down, Cat, and Car.
  •  Memorable outings/holidays- Playgroup and weddings really sums up our month! 
  • Favorite toys/activities- Hugging and kissing her babies and stuffed animals! Peek-a-boo! She actually learned to do it herself! She will hide her face in the couch until we say "where's Hallie?" then she pops her head up! It's the cutest thing you've ever seen! Clapping and waving at everything! Prayer Bunny which we call Luna bunny. Dollies and stuffies!  Also: Puppets, especially Kermit! Things that aren't toys...hairbrush, bottles, tupperware! She loves books! A girl after my own heart! We read before bed every night!  Also loves the rhymes we do at story time! Particularly (Tick Tock,Horse named Ron and Patty Cake!) Loves to play with Stella.  DANCING! She loves to shake it! Especially with Daddy! She also really enjoys listening to music. WALKING with help! Seriously it makes her sooo happy! Loves dressing up! Beads and shoes! She is SUCH a social butterfly and loves to play with her friends! Oh and did I mention CLIMBING! 
  • Nicknames- I call her sweet pea, peanut, peanut butter, sweet girl or Hal.
  • Funny moments- Most moments are funny! She has started doing this "stink face" and she literally TRIES to make us laugh! 
  • Looking forward to- Each and every moment! They go by so quickly! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Oh hey, Birthday weekend!

Hello Friday and Birthday weekend! I am not even going to tell you how old I will be on Sunday, because it disgusts me how close I am getting to the big 3-0! Okay it's 28...ugh

This weekend is actually jam packed! If it doesn't rain we are having a pool party with my friends and family at my parent's house! FINGERS CROSSED ladies and gents! Can't wait to see all the babies from playgroup splish splash! Then on my actual birthday, Sunday we are actually going to a wedding...again! 'Tis the Season!

Hope everyone has a lovely Memorial Day weekend! On to Oh hey, Friday!

Here are our Pics from the week:

1. We tried Ice Cream this week


3.  Been loving her blankey lately

 4.Girl Loves her Daddy

5. Okay so these are from last week, but they are must shares...THAT FACE! She wasn't even mad! It's just a new thing!

Happy Friday!
<3 Kelly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hallie's Birthday Wishlist

My baby is 11 months today! I can't believe it and I wish it wasn't true, but just like that she only has 31 days left of being a baby before becoming a toddler! Cue the blubbering and pass the tissues!

Anyway, I promise an update on her next week, but for now, I thought I would share her birthday wishlist since many friends and family members were already asking what she wanted! Errr...I wanted for her...

1. A growth Chart- I really want to get or make a growth chart for Miss Hallie to match her room and with her name at the top.  I think it would be a perfect memory for this momma that has a hard time watching her baby grow up!

2. PJs and clothes for summer- Right now Hallie is wearing 6 month PJs, 3-6 Month Clothes (Rompers 3 month, Tshirts/pants 6 month, dresses 6 month)

3. A Bitsy Mermaid.  I thought it would be super cute since she is a Summer baby.  I really wanted to get her this doll, but they are sold out until Fall! Super bummer! I guess that one will be a Christmas gift!

4. Books, Books, and more books....and maybe another bookshelf to hold them all! lol This kid for real LOVES to read! She can sit FOREVER and flip through pages pointing at the pictures! Especially if there are animals in it! Then she will excitedly scream "PUPPY" at each lamb, cow, and chicken, etc! We have a whole Amazon Wish List of books!

5. Baby Sign Flash Cards- Hallie is starting to get REALLY good at baby signing.  I would love to teach her more, but I am running out of signs that I know!

6. Baby Laptop- This might be the only real toy we are asking for aside from the doll because our house is being overrun by toys.  However, this one would be great because she tries to touch my laptop all the time. I figure MAYBE if she has her own, we can "blog together".

7.  Cream and Gold Moccs- I almost got them in the sale yesterday, but her size was sold out! Boo! So hopefully they will be restocked before her birthday, because they will go perfectly with her birthday outfit!

Hope that helps family and friends!
Happy Thursday!
<3 Kelly

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Who, What, When, Where, Why Wednesday with Sindi Barker

Hello and Happy Wednesday! This particular Wednesday is such an exciting one for me! Today I am kicking off a new feature called "Who, What, When, Where, Why Wednesday"!

This will be a fun feature for my readers to get to know my favorite bloggers!

I am so excited to introduce you to my close and personal friend Sindi Barker who blogs over at My Infertility Journey.

Sindi is one of the strongest ladies I know and I hope you go check out her blog and follow along with her on this journey.

Here is a little about Sindi:

      Who?- Who are you? Tell my readers a bit about yourself

Hi everyone, my name is Sindi. Im a stay at home wife (yes, we exist haha), a runner, a foodie, a blogger, a lover of dogs, specifically my two fur babies, Chief (6 yr old lab) and Sarge (3 yr old mutt). I was a nanny for 12 years, but retired almost 2 years ago in November. I love cooking, so youll always find me in the kitchen with a glass of wine and a spatula in both hands. Oh and I am a wine lover as well! Yummy to wine!

What?- What do you Blog about?

My blog is about what Im going through with my infertility for the past 3 yrs and odd months. I talk about my everyday life dealing with a dumb disease called PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and a DNA mutation MTHF that prevents me from getting pregnant and staying pregnant. I write about my infertility to try and inspire others that are going through the same thing or have                              gone through it.

 When?- When did you start blogging?
I started blogging specifically about my infertility in November of 2014. But, Ive been a blogger for almost 5 yrs now. My other blogs were about working out and cooking. I do miss talking about my cooking, but I figured I would reach out to more people going through the similar situation Im going through.

 Where? Where do you live?
I was born in Guatemala, but Ive been a Texan since I was 3 yrs old. Thats the age my parents brought me to this beautiful country I call home. I live north of Houston, but I have 2 dream cities I would love to live in; Denver or Austin.
      Why?- Why did you decide to blog
My decision to blog came solely because I needed some type of therapy after I lost my second baby at 18 weeks. As much as I talked to family and friends, just blogging about how I felt made my grieving a little better. Also, I wanted to let others that are going through the same thing, that its ok to talk about infertility and miscarriages. It shouldnt be a taboo thing. It bothers me that society makes it seem like infertility and having miscarriages should be a hush hush thing. Its ok, if you feel that way, but know that you have so many couples out there that have gone through the same thing. You are not alone. So Im hoping that me blogging about my experience, it can help others be more open about it.

Sindi was such a good sport! She also let me ask her some random questions to share with you for fun! 

  Do you have a hero or someone you look up to?
My hero is my dad. Hes gone through so much but somehow he comes out with a huge smile on his face. Hes worked so hard a his life to provide for his family. Hes struggled a lot in life but that doesnt get him down. To me, hes a strong person and a great dad!

  What one thing would you not be able to live without?
Oh my. Thats a tough question! I dont think I could be able to live without a lot of things nowadays, but I would have to say, I couldnt live without my car. It takes me everywhere and anywhere I need to go. Without it, I wouldnt be able to drive to all of my fertility appointments, and they are a lot of appointments each week. At least 2 appointments a week to get blood work and ultrasounds done.

 What 5 people would you have to a dinner party if you could choose anyone dead or alive?
I would definitely want to have Audrey Hepburn, Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, and of course Bradley Cooper! I would invite them to dinner because that dinner conversation would be a very interesting and funny conversation. Plus, this are all of my favorite actors/actresses.

 What is your favorite Disney Movie?
I have so many, but if I had to only choose one, it would definitely be Cinderella. Ive been obsessed with that movie since I was a little girl. My mom nicknamed me Cinderella because I couldnt get enough of that movie. I still cant! I watched the new Cinderella and LOVED it! Still, the classic is my favorite.

Tell us about a Childhood memory that you have?

I remember one Christmas, I think I was about 10, I woke up on Christmas morning with my little sister and little brother and we ran towards the Christmas tree. We had so many presents under our tree! I had gotten everything I wanted plus more. I had asked for a Rockets basketball (I was a big Rockets fan back in the day), I got a cool bike, and some skates. I was such a tomboy when I was little and would ask Santa for things that girls usually didnt ask for. My sister would always ask for Barbies and girly stuff. After we opened our gifts, we ate breakfast and had a hot drink my mom makes during the holidays, its called, Ponche. Its a Guatemalan hot punch with a lot of different fruits. So yummy! Anyways, thats one of the many memories I have that pop up and puts a smile on my face.

Thank you so much Sindi for answering my questions and for agreeing to be my first guest! Everyone make sure to head over to Sindi's Blog today and check it out! She is such an incredible lady! 

Also if you are interested in being a guest, make sure to email me at

Happy Wednesday,
<3 Kelly

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sweet Turtle Soup

Good morning friends! I am just now dragging myself out of bed...for the second tine anyway. I left the house at 4 this morning to take Christopher's cousin to the airport! I fell back to sleep somewhere around 6!

Anyway, you can find me over at Sweet Turtle Soup today! Enjoy learning some new facts about me, and while you are there, check out Courtney's page and her adorable baby girl Aria!

Now, somebody please pass the coffee!

<3 Kelly

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekend Recap

Oooh! I just love doing the first post after a blog makeover! So here goes...

This weekend was quite busy! We had Christopher's buddy Josh's wedding on Saturday.  It was Texas themed and Hallie had a blast! Especially on the dance floor! The venue had mounted bulls on the walls and Hallie would point at them and exclaim "Puppy!" She makes me laugh!

That Ghost is me, please forgive my paleness, we have had zero sun this spring
Hallie and Josh's daughter Faith, she was the flower girl

Hallie helping Mr. John try to catch the boquet
 Then on Sunday, my cousin Anna's little guy turned 4! I took Hallie to his party before Church. She had fun playing in the wee kid area. They had bouncy mats and an itty bitty punching bag maze! This kid is going to be unstoppable soon! I swear she is fearless!

That face!

Today I am picking up Christopher's cousin Lizzy from the airport and she's staying overnight before heading to DC! It should be fun!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
<3 Kelly

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