Monday, May 4, 2015

A Simple Baby Shower



What a fun day this was! I am so thankful to my sister-in-law, who set up the entire Baby Shower. She came up with all the games, decorations, invitations, everything. It was a simple and sweet day, I really thoroughly enjoyed it and felt so *very* pampered!


My brother and my lovely sister-in-law. :}


 My adorable twin nieces!


Cousins! born about a month apart!


My good friends, Sarah and April (April provided all of these amazing little images!)


My highschool besties, Melanie and Melissa <3


Ellie, another beautiful mommy-to-be!


My lovely sisters


 Mother hugs!


These ladies made the whole day! 


My sister making faces at her daughter 






 So many gifts...


Although I wasn't a big fan of sitting in front of a large crowd of people, I appreciated every little gift that was given that day. So many thoughtful things, I can't thank my friends and family enough!



A long over due update

Gosh, my last post was written in 2013, boy.... I have so much to catch up on!

In 2013 I was adjusting to step-motherhood, which was an amazing blessing, but it was tough. I went from seeing my step daughter every few months to having to take care of her more than half of the week. With that and adjusting to the big move to San Francisco, my blogging motivation suffered a great deal.... clearly, haha.

I also had found myself not as interested in clothing shoots. I guess after a while fashion blogging felt more like a chore and less like a fun hobby, which really killed the whole thing for me.

After some time, Aaron and I found a cute, but extremely tiny, apartment that we now call our little burrow.

Shortly after settling into our apartment, we were pleasantly surprised:




On 9.9.14 I found myself looking down at a pregnancy test that, without any question, started back at me with two, very clear, red lines. 




My bouncing little gummy bear is 9 weeks in this ultrasound... and I was already completely in love.

My first trimester was extremely difficult, I was cursed with severe hyperemesis gravidarum. Basically, at 6 weeks of pregnancy, I was struck with terrible morning sickness that was more than the "regular" amount.I would throw up about 4 to 7 times a day, I couldn't keep anything down and had 0 energy. 

At this ultrasound visit, I nearly passed out and had to go to the ER for an IV to get hydrated. Thankfully during that visit I was prescribed Zofran and didn't have another episode like that again, although I had to use Zofan throughout my ENTIRE pregnancy,


From the journal:

Cravings, cravings... cravings. I crave anything that is talked about, anything I see on TV or suddenly think about. I often crave ice cream or random things like pickles. Every day is different, though. I honestly have to wait to eat dinner until I figure out what I want. Poor Aaron has made so many trips to the market to get me whatever I'm craving that night. If I don't get that *EXACT* thing I'm craving, I feel like I'm going to cry or have a temper tantrum. It's bad.
One night Aaron went out because I was begging for a cherry pie, he unfortunately came home with an Apple pie... I was distraught."


 I'm going to break up the next few pieces of the update, so read on fr more details about my Baby Shower, Maternity Shoot, and, finally, my little ones Birth Story.





Saturday, October 19, 2013

Costume Makin', Pumpkin Pickin', and Life Lovin'


I. LOVE. FALL.

It has always been my favorite season, ever. 

Everything about it is simply lovely. Not only is every tree covered in my favorite color (orange), it also means that it's time for Halloween! My favorite Holiday!

This month and last has been spent on costume making and fall crafts.

Here are some of the things we made these past few weeks:

1. Halloween Masks!





2. Fall Feathers!



3. Ashlyn's Bat Costume!




Then Last week we had an amazing time going to a Fall Festival in Petaluma, it was just fantastic.  We took the masks we made and had a great time taking pictures in the pumpkin patch. I went on a hay ride for the very first time and visited a pumpkin patch for the first time since I was 5 years old!




















But my favorite part of the entire day was when we went into the Creatures Cottage!  They had an OWL! I was completely enthralled ... because it was the first time I'd ever seen an owl so close up!!! Aaron was able to take an amazing picture of him, even though it was pretty dark:


So purdy, right?

And so is this little lady: 









Her outfit: 

Fox dress & Leggings {Gymboree}
Cardigan {The Childrens Place}
Shoes, {Sears}


And, of course, we've just been generally loving life and each other :}






 xox, a modern dame, xox