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The past few weeks, Greg has been cooking up an amazing surprise for my 30th and my Mom’s 60th birthdays. Let me just tell you, he did amazing. A group of my family and friends was able to join us at Paint Monkey to paint a premiere summery/beach painting inspired by Greg’s ideas and things I love. My heart was full. My belly was full of delicious cake from Megan of Dozen Bakeshop (Red Velvet–and even black fondant–she is AWESOME). It was a great time (and you can see more of the photos here or on Paint Monkey’s Facebook!). keep reading

Thirty Days of Thankful and NaBloPoMo Day 28: Great-Great

Today is Great-Great’s birthday. We are so thankful to have my grandmother in our lives. She is the only living grandparent that Greg or I have. Arianna and ‘lil Man are blessed to have her, too.

It means a lot to us to spend Friday evenings with her, enjoying four generations being together under one roof. We’ll share stories of the week and sometimes reminisce with stories from the past. keep reading



You will always be my ‘lil Miss A, but you are turning into quite the big kid. Carrying you upstairs is becoming increasingly difficult because you are getting so tall. Your hair is getting so long (it feels like yesterday we worried you’d be bald for life). And your smarts? Well, let’s just say you scare me with how much you know. keep reading

Happy 18 Months, ‘lil Man!

‘lil Man,

Yesterday we celebrated not only Father’s Day, but your 18 month birthday! As usual, we sang to you lots, but this time, you chimed in, dancing and giggling.

Although you know a number of words, but your favorite word, by far, is NO. You love to use it, even when you mean yes (and we know you do based on your smiles and giggles). Of course, you’ve switched to using Mama as your second favorite word…do you remember when I was sad you weren’t using it? I promise I am trying not to be tired of it! 🙂 keep reading


Our ‘lil girl is officially three years old (here at 9:53 PM). We’ve been celebrating all month (as we celebrate every day of our lives), but today was extra special.

When she woke up, we greeted her with a rousing round of “Happy Birthday to You” followed by breakfast in bed while snuggling with her brother. Then it was time to get ready for school and put on a frilly dress (her choice). keep reading