Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Showered with Love

I have the honor of being my best friend, Katie's, Matron of Honor. Seeing as it is probably the only time in my life this will happen, I was so excited to throw a bridal shower that was all Katie.
Katie and I can be very different, but exactly the same, all at once.
It was amazingly fun to plan a party for someone else. I didn't just throw something together, I put so much thought and effort into making it perfect. It was so refreshing to hear Katie talk about all of the little details that probably only her and I noticed, but then again that's why we're best friends :)

All of the baking, decorating, planning and shopping was so worth it for my dear friend to have a shower all about her. We had so much fun talking, laughing, playing a little game, and opening presents.

I hope you had an amazing day, love <3

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This momma is going to be fit!
My best friend and I signed up today to run the Morro Bay rock to pier 10k in July. And my brother's girlfriend, Ellie decided to join in on the fun, too!
We have been running, and are almost done with our 5k training. Then it takes us about 6 more weeks to get to the 10k level.

I have never been a runner (except for soccer in high school), but I am actually starting to enjoy it. I don't love it at the time, but I love how it makes me feel after. And I feel my body getting toned, instead of my mushy post baby-ness.

I have always wanted to love running, I just never thought I could.
I'm hoping by June, I will honestly be able to say that I love it (not just because I'll be able to wear short shorts again... but that's a pretty good reason).

time to get some good songs on my iphone...

Mother's Day

I had a fabulous Mother's Day. My amazing husband let me sleep in uninterrupted Saturday night (first time in oh, about 9 months!). I was awoken by little pitter patters running in to bring me a chocolate donut and a card... couldn't be anyone but Parker :)We headed down to Santa Barbara to go to lunch with the whole gang at Enterprise Fish Co. I had the best Blood Orange Margarita (okay, I had 2). We hung out and ate and had my mom open her presents. I know that this is by far the hardest Mother's Day for her since she doesn't get to celebrate with her mom anymore, but we tried to make it as special as we could. I wasn't even looking for a card, but I stumbled across the sweetest card that had a mommy giraffe kissing a baby giraffe. It was just so right. Like Nana is looking down on all of us giving us a kiss. We got my mom a necklace with a "d" on it, and a pearl to represent Nana. Nana was so classy, and I remember on my wedding day she came in and asked me which necklace she should wear. I told her the pearls, and she said "that's what I was thinking, pearls are my favorite". And she wore them beautifully.

All of us somehow forgot our cameras, but we took these on my phone. Love these people <3

Grams and her grandbabies (if you click on it, you can actually see Parks)

My babies :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Family Photos

We had so much fun taking these. We kind of got to get away and have some fun, despite the very hard time we were (and are) having with Nana's passing.
We went to Old Edna, which is the cutest setting ever! It was so funny because Samm (our photographer) said she had a spot in mind, and when she mentioned where, we remembered that we had been there with our friends Katie and Wes to wine taste, and we said how adorable it would be to take pictures there! There are so many cute little spots all within a little backyard garden, we loved it.
And after we were done, we came back and took one under our favorite tree in front of our house. It turned out so sweet... and so special since it is our first house as a family of four.

It is so nice to have someone else taking the pictures, for once!

*pictures by Samm from thesproutingimage.com
-who also did our pictures about a year and a half ago with Parks. We love her! :)