Thursday, August 30, 2012

My 27th birthday

Crazy to think I am now 27 years old today! I couldn't be happier with my life and very thankful for the people in it!
Today was perfect! First thing this morning little miss and I shopped a bit. I am finally decorating our guest room! We can home for lunch and nap :) I woke Amelia a bit early from nap and took her over to my friend/neighbors house so I could head to my massage appointment. I had a hot stone massage for the first time and it was amazing! I went to the spa at my dermatologist office. The place is down right beautiful and the spa was perfect!
They had me change into a rope right away and I sat in the relaxing room for a bit. They even had rooms called "sleep cocoons". The massage therapist told me afterwards I could stay as along as I wanted. I should have asked if I could sleep over! :) a full nights rest sounds REALLY good these days!
I didn't take them up on the napping afterwards because I wanted to go get Amelia. We came home, opened my other gifts( two canvas prints from our
Family photos) and went out for dinner (Mexican) with Deric. I also got a DQ ice-cream cake! I can't remember the last time I had a birthday cake and DQ cakes are my favorite!!!
Our evening has been fun and relaxing, Now if we can get Amelia to sleep all. Night in her own bed would make my birthday even more perfect!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012


This past Friday was Amelia's "last" day with Candace and Ana Kate.
Ana Kate started kindergarten today and will be homeschooling 3 days per week. So with that comes a new setup for us. I have been wanting Fridays off anyhow so it all worked in our favor.
All the sitters I talked to wanted 2 really 3 days per week. So not only
do we lose our days with Candace but with grandma Marcia too.

We now have a babysitter who will
come to our house the 2 days while I am at the salon. I think she will be a great fit with Amelia. Amelia was already saying her name after she left our house Saturday :). I am so thankful to have a sitter come to our home. I just don't like the thought of paying for a full time sitter when I only work about 15 hours a week. I am sure there will come a day where I will stay home full time. But, for now I really enjoy working. I know it is a good break for Amelia and I. She is such a mommy's girl... Not that I mind... It is just nice to have a break. I LOVE doing hair and know I would miss it.
Here is Amelia's first day with Candace and her last day. I knew the change in Amelia would be huge. But Ana Kate looks so different too! Crazy how those girls became best buddies over the year of spending Friday's together. They will miss each other each week, but we have plenty of chances for fun play dates!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

18 month well visit

Amelia had her well check this afternoon. We were about 2.5 weeks late due to our vacation. Here are her stats as of today 21.6 lbs (10%), 31 inches tall (25%), and her head circ is 18.70 inches (10%). Overall she has stayed in the 10% since birth but is getting taller! She is still as sweet as ever!
Her doctor was impressed with her vocab and social skills. Makes her daddy and I very proud. We just love our girl to the moon and back!

Monday, August 6, 2012

The big 3-oh....

Happy Birthday to my favorite guy! Today, Deric turned 30th! We just had a little celebration with the 3 of us... Well 5 if you count the dogs! ;)
I grilled steaks and veggies kabobs for dinner. It was so good! For desert I bought a cheesecake. I got all of the groceries at "Fresh Market". It just opened up about 2 weeks ago.
I made Deric a beer cake and did a few other decorations. I had a sign in the front yard with balloons but the stinking heat popped them within 5 minutes of them being outside.. Ugh.

Deric- I wish you the happiest birthday! I am so thankful we get to spend each year growing older together ! You are truly my best friend. I couldn't ask for a better husband and father for our girl! I can't wait to spend the next 30 years with you!
Love you!