Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve


Well as another year comes to close I think back to all the wonderful ways the Lord has blessed me and my family this year!!My husband's new job,a wonderful addition to our family,Miss Violet Rayne and i couldn't ask for a better big sister to Violet,Lillian is so loving and nurturing,she is like a little mother to her,always giving her lovies and making her smile :)A year of healthiness,lots of Blessings both big and small.

Do you ever wonder what Mary must have thought when she delivered the child that was sent to save world...to save her. Have you ever thought that when she kissed her baby as all we mothers do, she kissed the face of the Son of God, the Creator of the universe and all that is in it? Wow.


I'm spending the rest of this day with my babies,taking them to church,baking cookies for santa,sprinkling reindeer food on the lawn for the reindeers,visitng with friends and opening presents as a family,then tomorrow will be filled with awe and excitement watching my three year old's face light up when she sees what santa has brought for her,cuddling with my family all day and having birthday cake for Jesus :)


Merry Christmas to each of you....I pray that this season of love will reveal to you the immense love that God has for you ~ that He sent his only son, Jesus, to be born as a man, who would ultimately be the sacrafice for our salvation. As the angels sang; "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke: 2:14

Friday, August 20, 2010

Less than a month to go!


i cannot believe in less than a month i will be a mom of two beautiful little girls,holding my second daughter,and Lillian will be a big sister,wow this pregnancy flew by.I am so blessed i felt great for the most part for this pregnancy,some sore ribs and a little less energy but all in all pretty good, i can't complain! shopping for little girl's clothes has quickly become my new second favorite hobby :) but long before i knew i was pregnant i always knew i wanted my two little girls to be matchy matchy sometimes, and lillian loves dressing up and changing her clothes a million times so it works out :) Here is one of my maternity pictures,i'm 30 wks in the picture.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's a......GIRL!!!!!!








We were really thinking boy but we are just as excited,now i get my two little girls to be all girly & matchy,like little twins!!another little princess :)I'm 21 weeks and she weighs almost 1 lb.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oue new furry family member





Nate has been saying for awhile how he wanted a dog,a bigger dog that would protect it's family but also get along great with Lillian & be a good family dog.So long story short,May 2nd we went down to ARC http://www.animalrefuge.com/ a no kill animal shelter and we adopted Rita or as Lillian says "Rito" and we couldn't be happier. Lillian says, "She's my sister,she's my best friend" it makes my heart melt <3 she is a 11 month old female german shepherd and other than trying to eat food off the stove if we're not watching her or chewing an occasional princess teapot or play shoe,she's awesome,house trained,loving,obedient,loves to cuddle and gives kisses,a great addition to our family!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some Of Lillian's 3 yr old photos








If you know me,you know i am a BIG picture NUT,and big is an under-statement ;) but i love taking pictures of my baby girl and i love getting pictures done professionally of her,for a few different reasons,she is very photogenic,a ham for the camera,she's beautiful,she won't be little forever,and she has so many different expressions and always showing different sides to her personality that i love to capture that in pictures in hopes that i always remember these moments.Here are a few of her at 3 years old.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tj's surprise birthday weekend!!

Ash called and asked if i wanted to come up to Pennsylvania for Tj's birthday weekend as a surprise and of course i couldn't say no to that.This would be my first time visiting tj up here in his home in PA since he moved here almost 3 years ago,I would get to see my best friend,i got to go out of town for the weekend, and it would ultimately be the best surprise birthday for him EVER, so far anyways :)It has been jammed packed with fun,my weekend has included my first trip to the Cheesecake factory-DELICIOUS!the new Mark wahlberg movie with tina fey,Date night-super funny,a trip to the Shady maple Smorgasbord,all you can eat buffet,the largest here in Lancaster county with an even bigger & better gift shop downstairs!Kitchen kettle village,all these neat little shops & restaurants in Intercourse,PA(gotta love the town name)a trip to the arcade where i played laser tag for the first time,the first time i was not-so-good,but the 2nd time i was really having fun and getting the hang of it,running around in the dark with black lights shooting at people with my laser gun,some bowling & air hockey and the arcade had my all time favorite arcade game-EVER,House of the dead,a shooting zombies game and they had all 4 versions of it!! i spent a lot of my tokens on those games, i can't find that game anywhere anymore,they use to have one at the AMC theatre back home but they got rid of it and i haven't been able to find it since until now :)Followed by church with the family,Italian buffet for lunch with Italian ice for dessert-yummo,a lazy Sunday afternoon nap then game night with his family & friends & dq birthday cake for the birthday boy.I couldn't ask for a better weekend with my bestie! A big thank you to my wonderful hubby at home who didn't mind i left him and my princess for a couple days,while i came up here to celebrate Tj's birthday & the release of his first book,he truly is the BEST,love you hunny.Now i'm enjoying my last couple hours before i fly back home to the sunshine state!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lillian riding her bike for the first time!

The weather has been beautiful the last couple days, most of yesterday after church and grocery shopping was spent outside bubble blowing and riding bikes. yesterday was the first time she actually started riding her bike rather than just sitting on it and now she can't get enough of it! we went over to grandma's house today and brought her bike and that's all she wanted to do!! i can't believe how well she's doing at pedaling by herself, looks like it's time for a bike helmet for my little bike rider :)That would be my mother making funny noises in the background of the video.
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my baby girl turns three!






3 years ago Nathan and I were living in Orlando getting ready to welcome our baby girl, Lillian Rose into the world.Having her for my daughter has been such a blessing, more than i could ever ask for, I am truly blessed! having a child means less sleep,more messes,less money,more patience,and lots more love,other things as well but these are some of the main ones for me. 3 years later we are getting ready to add to the family and Lillian is becoming quite the sassy,sweet,tomboy,princess-great mixture of both little girl,definitely defining who she is and her personality is really starting to shine through!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentines day 2010






I had a nice valentines day spending it with my two hunny-bunnies <3 me & the hubby went out to dinner yesterday to avoid the long waits at the restaurants today. then today Nate made us breakfast then off to church,my baby girl made another sweet little art & craft project in Sunday school. then home to do a little picking up the house and watching movies, Lillian loves spiderman right now so we've been watching those movies.i got the sweetest little card from lily that she actually picked out herself(there's a puppy on the front that might have helped her decision)and Lillian has been playing her new little game for her computer and eating her valentines lollipop,followed by Sunday afternoon nap for everybody and dinner and some relaxing,all in all a great day!



"Love is passion, obsession, something you cant live without. Fall head over heels, find someone who you can love like crazy that will love you the same way back. How do you find them? Well, forget your head and listen to your heart...the truth is, there is no sense living your life without this." -Meet Joe Black

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

adding another one to our family..

After months of trying,Lillian is going to be a big sister!! We've been trying since july, and 2 tests later,we have a little jellybean in the making,another little bundle of joy on the way!I'm nervous and excited at the same time,feels like i've never done this before.Nate is hoping for a little boy, and Lillian keeps asking for a baby sister,I'll be happy either way,i'm just super excited :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Something good to think about

“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!”

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the movie "the road"

EXCELLENT MOVIE!! it really makes you put things into perspective about what truly matters, and what is and isn't important.when the world ends are you going to be a good guy or a bad guy??will you keep YOUR humanity? definitely makes you think. here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbLgszfXTAY