Thursday, November 21, 2013

Baby Boy is 1

Can you believe it?!?!  It has been such an amazing year.  Every day is more and more fun.  More and more personality shows.  More and more love grows.  He’s just such an amazing boy.  He’s always been a happy baby.  Truly such a blessing… that I acknowledge every day!  We had an awesome birthday party with lots of loved ones.  Unfortunately I do not have pictures of said event.  My SD card has broken (just the very edge) and all birthday pics are on that card.  I am hoping to find a camera shop to help.  Mimi has a good many pictures so I am hoping she’ll send them my way.  (Hint. Hint.)

But we do have some pictures to share from our 1 year photo shoot by the lovely Sabrina Grady

Such a cutie patootie!  These shots were taken at the end of our Christmas card shoot, so he was getting done.  But still that smile still shined out! 


**you should probably know that I am actually getting this posted when he’s 15 months old.  I’m running a bit behind.  Lots of running after a toddler doesn’t leave a lot of blogging time**

Monday, November 11, 2013

11 months old

Wowza.  Yep – you read that right.  Eleven months.  You may be asking yourself…  “wow can that be right?  It sure seems like Isaac was just 6 months old.”  And you would be right!  Time has flown.  My sweet BABY boy will be 1 year old in just a little over a week!  10 days. Say what?!?!  It’s cray cray.

I am a little late getting these 11 month old pictures up but I just want to reiterate how much I have enjoyed having this specially made onesies!  Such an awesome gift!  If you are looking for a super sweet shower gift I would highly recommend making these!  Here are some different ideas on Pinterest.  I’m not sure where Julie found the ones for Isaac but they are awesome…  BRAVO Aunt Dew – BRAVO!!

Isaac gave us some fun faces this month – such the little cheese!  Ok…  I know he can’t talk yet but I so can hear what he’s thinking.  I must share some captions.

11mth1Oh Mommy,  I love you so much.  This taking pictures is so much fun. 
Please don’t ever stop.


That’s funny – I don’t think my feet stink.


How many days till cake!?!?!


What you talking ‘bout Willis?


ELEVEN months old?!?!  No way!

Precious baby boy – no longer baby.  Officially Toddler!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In the closet

When we first moved into this house I was so excited to have an actual WALK-IN closet.  In our last house, we had clothes in almost all the closets spread out here and there.  But now we actually have everything in our room! 

Beware – I am sharing some pretty serious before pics.  The actual space was nice.  But it wasn’t working that great for us at first. 

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So we completely emptied the space and painted the walls for a nice good fresh start.

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After we had painted everything, we reconfigured the shelving to make it more useful for our needs.  Joe didn’t need as much long hanging space so we stacked the two shelves on the back wall for all of his shirts and pants.



And then it was time to load it back up…



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Ahhhh…  so much better!!  This new layout also allowed me to have a little jewelry area.  Last year at the Nester’s Big Sale we picked up a super cute piece of furniture that’s perfect for organizing all my babbles.


I love all the drawers!  We lined all the drawers with felt and I have it all organized: earrings gold then silver – bracelets, etc.  I ♥ organizing.

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Then I used some hooks from Hobby Lobby for all my necklaces.  I love having everything organized so I can see what my options are.  I do such a better job of mixing up my accessories if I can see what I have, i.e. not forgetting what I do have.

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I hung a small mirror so I could check out my bling.  I also use a porcelain egg crate for my every day earrings for easy access.


The last little addition I made was adding a Lurton motion sensor light switchKatie and Emily had told me about how great they were and I kept finding the light left on so I thought this would be a great solution.  It was super easy to install!  I did it all by myself – in a slightly dark room since I turned off the power like a smart little girl.


So needless to say, I am happy to stay in the closet and play with my jewels.  Oh wait that didn’t sound right. TTFN.

Cost breakdown:
Paint:  FREE (mixed 2 random taupe's together)
Shelving:  1 new shelf and bracket system  $35 and used existing
Jewelry Cabinet:  $40
Hooks:  $22 Hobby Lobby
Light switch:  $20

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Harvest Time

This past weekend we went to Hall Family Farm for a little Harvest fun! We got to go with these super sweet girls!  They love Isaac so much and we love them so much!!

They are growing like weeds and we don't get to see each other near as often as we would like.  Emily takes such good care of Isaac - she's been enamored by him from the start!  And it pretty much melts me heart!!

Aunt Dewey was there as well although her face never made it in a picture.  I find this highly suspicious.

Isaac was in good spirits considering he was exhausted and wasn't feeling that great.  He is still fighting a tooth or two.  But he definitely enjoyed hanging out!

 This girl looks like she's 15 - when did this happen!?!?!

Such a fun time!!


This child is walking like crazy!!  So impressive!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

We celebrated our first Halloween with Little man - a.k.a Little Aviator yesterday.  We ventured over to some of our close friends home to enjoy the festivities.  They do it up for Halloween and we thought Isaac would enjoy seeing all the kiddies out and about!

Our costume was super easy!  Especially since I only found one piece of it and Aunt Mark took care of the rest.  Have I mentioned recently that our family rocks?!?!

I found the hat that started the whole aviator theme on Groopdealz.  A super fun site that has daily deals and a boutique to shop from.  Kelly from Foodie Fresh first introduced me to the site.  They have all kinds of fun stuff:  jewelry, clothes, kiddie stuff and much more!  Check 'er out!

Then Aunt Mark found this perfect jacket at a yard sale and happened to have a cute wing patch in her stash of "You never know when you may need something but better have it just in case".  Yes I love accessing this stash.  We call it The Store.  Except typically you don't have to pay for your purchases.  A sweet Isaac hug was all we had to pay for this beauty!

We had a blast hanging at Tracie and Roland's.  Ms Trace made a yummy dinner of brains and bloody sauce (aka spaghetti) and Isaac stayed out past bedtime for the first time since he was a wee little baby.  
He was a trooper!