Thursday, May 30, 2013

Look Who's 2!

My eyes can't believe how fast you are growing my sweet bitty bird. It seems like yesterday I was holding you, staring into your big, deep blue eyes for the very first time - a moment I will forever hold close to my heart. You are so incredibly special to me and all those who love you. I have really enjoyed being able to stay home with you, never having to miss a moment, watching you become your very own person; quite the little firecracker I might add. For a 2 year old, your wit never ceases to amaze me! You are so very smart, on top of being kind and beautiful. You love to help your momma and are always asking "what's this", so curious of the big world around you. You always seem to think you have a "boo-boo" but the moment I kiss it, it's "all better"- melts my heart. Going to the grocery store isn't complete until you've serenaded the entire store some version of 'twinkle twinkle' at the top of your lungs, you seem to find this very humorous. Perhaps you will grow up and become a Soprano, the gift of music is such a beautiful gift from God. These last 2 years with you in our world  have been nothing short of wonderful. Your daddy and I love you to pieces and as the years continue to pass us by our love for you will only grow that much stronger. 

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet B! 
Love mommy and daddy.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day Seven: Something Beginning with F: a sweet card from a best Friend! 


Got this darling card in the mail today - 
on the front it says: in my imaginary neighborhood you live right next door....
inside it says: don't even get me started on the imaginary universe we could create 
(thanks for making my real life sparkle)

Way to make me feel special!
Thanks Vanessa

Monday, May 6, 2013

Day Six: Broken
This is my iPhone that has had a shattered screen for well over 2 months now. Thankfully the hubs just ordered my replacement screen! :) 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Day Four: In my cup
not too many things taste as good as coffee does 
I was recently told I needed to cut down on my coffee intake by my doctor for certain health reasons. Not sure how that is going to be possible?!!!!! But doctors orders so I must obey, right?!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Day Three: This is really good! 
breakfast in bed
it doesn't happen often that I awake to a "pssst" and see the hubby standing by the side of the bed with my breakfast. but when it does, it makes me feel pretty darn special! love him.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Smokey Row

Several weeks back we had a Saturday morning family date at the coolest coffee shop I've seen in a long while. From the wood floors to the retro furniture, I loved it all! The company, the atmosphere, the coffee and especially the GINORMOUS cinnamon roll we shared. YUM! We have yet to go back but I have an inkling we will here very soon ;) 

Visit from the bestie!

Back in February, I got my first "visitor" here in Des Moines! Thanks to her awesome hubby for gifting her plane tickets on Valentine's Day to come and see moi. I don't get to see her often enough so even though it was a short weekend trip, I soaked up all the Emily time I could. There was shopping, dinner and wine at Louie's Wine Dive, exploring of downtown Des Moines, more shopping, lunch with creepy zombies (zombie burger), a bit more shopping, a night of knitting, more wine and finished off with a quick lunch at Jimmy Johns before I had to return her to her family <sad face>. Nevertheless, we had a blast and I can't wait to see her again real soon, like in a week or so soon! 


my new home. 

soaking it all in. 

emily's idea of heaven. vintage & knits.

fun stuff. 

bff necklaces. 

lunch with the walking dead.

learning a new hobby. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May: Photo A Day

These are always fun! 

Day One: I bought this!
a froggy potty
let the potty training commence!