Sunday, September 23, 2012


Last week I was able to tag along with Kenneth's recruiting trip to Austin. We happened to be there on September 11 and the campus had 3,000 flags in front on the tower to commemorate the fallen. Felicity wanted to pull up all the flags so we did not get to take many pictures. We then happily strolled around campus and stopped by Bevo for another photo op in the Texas Exes Center. It was so much fun being on campus again. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1st Birthday Watermelon Party

Felicity was only 6 months old when I decided to have a watermelon birthday party for her, which meant lots of time for planning, gathering, and stocking up on anything watermelon I could get my hands on. Thanks to pinterest, I had my sight set high for the perfect red and green party I could give my precious baby girl. The morning of, we were a little worried about rain, but the Lord held off the rain until the afternoon, which couldn't have been more perfect. It was overcast and not too hot! Thank you all who helped make this party amazing, especially my MVPs:  Malia, Jessica P and Jessica M.
I had so much fun making all of the decorations and food. We had a watermelon feast!
Gotta love Hobby Lobby! Probably 85% of my decorations came from their summer clearance section.
Cause eating watermelon on a stick is easier. 
These rice krispies were delish! They were koolaide flavored which made it even better. 
I am clearly not cut out for decorating cupcakes so to make them a little cuter, I put tiny watermelon umbrellas on them! 
My mother-in-law's friend made these adorable cookies for Felicity!
Since it was so hot, the watermelon cake started to droop a little
Felicity had her own slice of watermelon cake!
The dessert table! I loved my cake pop holders. They were light green tins from Hobby Lobby and I painted the tops red and striped the bottoms green and added polka dot black for seeds. Voila, watermelon tins!

Some cousin love!

Nonna walking with Felicity!


If I can make a bib and hat, so can you! Sarah Beth's sewing machine worked wonders, making even the unlikeliest mom a seamstress. 

I think she liked it :)
Felicity loves her grandparents and great-grandparents!

All cleaned off. 

Last but not least, favors! I loved making these out of baby jars. I wish I had started collecting sooner, we had several babies working on these for me! We cut up twizzlers and sour patch straws inside for more of a sugar rush when you got home. 

Felicity, we love you so much and can not believe how the time has escaped us. In a blink of an eye this year has past. I can not wait to see what the Lord has in store for you this next year. Your dad and I pray that you will grow up to be God loving, God fearing, and God serving. Only the Lord knows what your future holds, and we pray that you will continue to blossom into a beautiful child of God. We love you!

This is where I "borrowed" ideas from:
Watermelon cupcakes
Watermelon cookies 
Watermelon cake and mini cake
Watermelon cakepops
Inspiration for Watermelon bib
Watermelon favors

Friday, August 17, 2012

1 year old!

Check back soon for birthday party pictures!!!! It is going to be a watermelon extravaganza :) 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

DIY projects

Just so I will be held accountable to something, I am going to post some pictures of projects I would love to do! Does it mean I will ever do all of them? Heavens, no! But I sure am going to try! We shall start off small with only three diy projects.

Inspiration For Moms: I Finished It Friday: Ballard Designs Inspired Beadboard Drying Rack Tutorial
How cool is this? Beats hanging it from the washer lid.
diy....home management binder based on dave ramsey's spending categories. Pin now read later...I'm sure it will be useful!
More organized, you say? Yes! A binder full of all the important docs you ever need!

Bathroom towel hook with mason jar
I have no place to hang my hand towel or toothbrush. Presto! Solution to both problems.

Hey there!

Long time no blog. It's been a while since I last updated. Recently, I've enjoyed reading and discovering new blogs and spend all my time doing that instead of updating mine. Some of my favorites right now include:      (Catholic woman who is amazing!)             (Very inspirational!)                      (Love her! Doing the frumps to pumps challenge right now!)

I also love fun and sassy blogs, which some of the following are my favs at the moment:   (One of the writers is married to Kenneth's roommate from UT!)                (She has awesome diy ideas!) (Good tutorials for lots of projects!)     (Beauty, fashion, nails, what more do you need?)

Since it has been raining for the past three days straight, we have been stuck inside most of the day. Felicity loves to be outside and since we have not been able to, this is what happened after walking away for a minute. She wanted to check out our movie collection... by throwing them all on the floor! Time to baby-proof the tv console? I think so!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring is here!

Felicity is having a lot of fun outside these days. She loves to swim, swing, slide, look at plants, and ride trains! When she is not outside she likes to play at her new standing play center with her friend Jackson. Felicity is also now a speedy crawler, finding new things to play with across the house.  

Discovering the pond with Nonna

 Swimming with her two besties

 Playing at storytime in the tunnel, she is so brave!
 Riding the train at the Bluebonnet Festival with Grandma
 Lounging in the hammock
 First Aeros game!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Felicity has recently started eating food and loves it! 
She has tried so far:
rice cereal, 
oatmeal cereal, 
and peas.
The best part is that I get to use one of my favorite Christmas presents, The Baby Bullet! It is so easy to use, I love making all of her food and I get to save money too!

Lenten Journey

I read a passage this morning from Joel and I thought it was the perfect piece to start the Lenten journey, encouraged and looking toward Easter. 

Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. 
Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind him a blessing, offerings and libations for the Lord, your God.
Blow the trumpet in Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly;
Gather the people, notify the congregation; assemble the elders, gather the children and the infants at the breast; let the bridegroom quit his room, and the bride her chamber.
Between the porch and the alter let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep, and say, "Spare, O Lord, your people, and make not your heritage a reproach, with the nations ruling over them! Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"      ~Joel 2:12-17

Tuesday, January 17, 2012