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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! 2012 was, in many ways, the best year of my life. We spent most of the year getting to know our sweet little babe and growing together as a family.  My daughter and my husband are true blessings to me and I hope they know how much they are loved.  I can not imagine life without them!  I am excited for what the future holds for us and have no doubt that many more great things are in store for our family in 2013.

My New Year’s resolution is to focus on what is important and meaningful.  Life is about loving others and being good to those around you.  Too often we can get bogged down by the small things that, in the grand scheme of life, don’t really matter.  Focus on what matters…family, friends and love. Don’t sweat the small stuff!  🙂

Enjoy some of my favorite pictures from the past year.  When I think back on 2012, these are my “happy thoughts.” 🙂 Sorry it is a bit long, I had a hard time choosing only a few happy times!  Guess it’s not a bad problem to have.  Happy New Year, friends!


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year



Christmas time is here! We have been busy decorating our home for the holidays and also preparing for sweet Rachel’s first birthday party! I am excited to get together with family and friends soon to celebrate the birth of our sweet babe.  The past few weeks have been  a blur with work, home, my grad class I am taking and taking care of Rachel who has had four ear infections in the past two months! I’m hoping this latest round of antibiotics has put her on the rebound for good.  These ear infections are no fun at all!

This past week brought us Rachel’s first visit from St. Nicholas! It’s a good thing Mommy remembered to put out her shoes so St. Nicholas would be able to come and leave her a treat.  No candy this year, but a book is just as good in my opinion!

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With all the busyness that this time of year brings, my husband thought it would be a good idea to take his girls out on a breakfast date.  This morning we all got ourselves together bright and early and headed out to one of our favorite places.  As you can see, Rachel is quickly losing interest in puffs and baby food and is starting to prefer real and flavorful food.  Can you blame her? This Cobblestone muffin was delicious!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Tee Time With Daddy


Excited for her first trip to the driving range!

With the weather being so hot and humid lately it has been difficult to really spend much time outdoors enjoying the summer sun.  I might be a little paranoid about having her out in the heat too long, or getting a sunburn or all the other things new Mom’s worry about, but I’d rather be safe than sorry! We have spent the last few days cooped up inside playing (very happily, I might add!) with our toys.  Summer time is winding down and I am enjoying every bit of my time with my sweetie before school starts again in a few weeks.  Tim has been wanting to stop by the driving range for quite some time now, so tonight Rachel and I decided to tag along with Daddy for an evening trip to the driving range.  Rachel had a great time watching Daddy play golf while also playing with her toys.  We brought her dinner along and she had her first “picnic” dinner while we were out.  All in all, it was a great time and I’m sure this is just the first of many golfing trips with Dad! ❤

Smile pretty, Rachel!

Watching Daddy practice

Mommy and Me

Have a great week, everyone!