Monday, December 17, 2012

Annabelle and her JellyCat

 Two Months

 Three Months

Four Months

Okay Little Lady. Now stop growing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Annabelle and I took a little trip into Old Town Salinas in search of supplies to make homemade headbands, thanks to Pinterest. 

Super easy tutorials here
Next up is this and this.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Not Bad For a Not-So-Crafty Mama

Ever since I stopped working to stay home with Sweet Pea, I've tried to limit my spending while still having fun. So far, so good!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

From our little Annabellephant!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Never Grow Up

Do you ever listen to a song over and over without actually hearing what it says? I about wept the other day as I stopped to listen to Taylor Swift.

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up
Never grow up

Now wish me luck as I attempt to freeze time and stop this Little Bean from growing.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Clothes on the Line

What a perfect day to hang our first round of diapers!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Annabelle Rose

Even though we chose not to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl, the hundreds of ladies who predicted boy somehow had me convinced.

There are not words to describe those first moments when we found you were our baby girl. I get weepy just thinking about it.

Oh Baby Girl, I pray that you continue this path throughout your life. 

Don't let anyone tell you who to be. 

You just be your precious little self.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Due Date

Came and went.

Oh well, at least I had a great lunch with my Pops!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Little Bean's Room

For all those people who think you have to know you're having a boy or a girl in order to decorate...this one's for you!

A few favorites that have been tucked away in our parents' closets for the past thirty years, some childhood photos, fun vintage blocks, a framed card that Jason gave me a few Valentine's Days ago, and a garage sale find that extends the nursery into the hallway...

And of course, Little Bean's future bestie waiting patiently for the arrival!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Jason and I are so blessed by the amazing kids we've had in our youth groups over the years. Hannah is one we hold near and dear to our hearts. We just had the sweetest, most relaxing visit with her in Salinas.

To top it off, she delivered a precious hand painted gift for Little Bean, name to be filled in on her next visit.

We love you Hannah!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Since You Asked...

Here's your photo of the Baby Bump!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Giving Thanks

We endured a devastating season following the loss of our first pregnancy last fall.

And just as the clouds were starting to clear we found out that we were pregnant again. Such an emotional time, filled with excitement and fear. I cannot even begin to imagine what it would have been like without Jesus.

We are now a few short months away from the arrival of our baby. So far it seems as though we have a healthy little bean growing and moving in my belly. Such a tremendous miracle.

We are beyond blessed.
And reminded that God is good. 
He always has been, even in the midst of our pain.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thirty Plus One

Happy birthday to my handsome hubby!