Monthly Archives: February 2015

Baby Showers

Baby Showers

We are so thankful for such sweet and generous friends and family who have helped us prepare for our sweet baby girl.

The girls from our small group at church threw a small luncheon shower for us at Lupe Tortillas one afternoon and it was so much fun to get together (without kids!) and just have some time to talk and laugh without interruptions.

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A few weeks later, my family did a shower for us at Alison’s house and it was such a great morning to spend with just the girls.  We had delicious food, great laughs, and some adorable things for baby Molly.

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The picture is super dark, but it was such a fun morning!  Jillie, Alison, and everybody else did such a great job with everything!

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Absolutely adorable diaper cake

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So thankful for such a generous family to love on our baby girl!

Baby Molly’s Room

Baby Molly’s Room

Baby Molly’s room is finally finished!  We started clearing out the room after New Year’s and it has slowly taken shape over the last couple of months.  I really struggled with decorating her room, I think I just had too many ideas and has spent WAY too much time on Pinterest.  But its done and is just absolutely perfect and so incredibly peaceful.

IMG_20150222_134633994_HDRHer wreath, made by Gigi, of course!

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The wall you see as you walk in her room.  I knew I wanted something girly, but nothing over the top.  The gray walls and heirloom style pieces were just the right touch.

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I bought the fabrics when I was pregnant with Parker (since we didn’t know what we were having) and was just thrilled to get to use it this time around.

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The dress in the frame was my grandfather’s, then I wore it and the bonnet as a baby.  Love these family heirloom pieces!

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Growing up as a little girl, I loved the American Girl series and always loved the story of Molly, who lived during World War II.  Once we settled on the name Molly for our baby girl, I knew I had to find her a Molly doll.  American Girl has retired the Molly series and I was just heartbroken, but I was able to find one on our neighborhood garage sale site and snatched it right up!

IMG_20150222_134504228I Samuel 1:27 – “For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.”  Oh how true these words are.  Thank you God for the precious blessing of another baby!

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Buying, receiving, & washing all of these sweet little girl clothes has just been so much fun!

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Thanks to sweet Adley for all the hand-me-down bows!

Baby Molly, we are so excited to meet you!  Your big brother asks about you daily and is very ready to see your “sweet face”.  He tells me all the time how cute you’re going to be and how ready he is to rock you in his arms.  We love you already and just feel so incredibly blessed to be welcoming you into our family.  Anytime you’re ready, we’re ready to meet you!

A New Year

A New Year

We ended 2014 and rang in 2015 in a pretty low key fashion this year. We drove home from our week at the ranch on New Year’s Eve and after a week away from home, we opted for pizza delivery and a quiet night at home. It was perfect! We unpacked a little, cleaned up the house a little, and just spent time relaxing. New Year’s Day was great. We did some more work around the house and then ate our traditional meal of pork chops, black eyed peas, rice, & cornbread. Parker was most excited about getting a chance to play with all of his toys from Christmas.

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A far cry from our NYE dinners out at nice restaurants a few years ago, but pizza, puzzles, and these two are exactly where I wanted to be!

Each year, I usually try to set some goals for the year, but with baby #2 coming soon, I decided to be realistic. For us, this year is going to be all about adjustments and contentment. Adjusting to life as a family of four, adjusting to having two kids, and remembering to be content with where we are. For the first few months, keeping everyone happy, fed, and in (mostly) clean clothes is pretty much all I’m hoping to accomplish. Meals will not be glamorous, there will be piles of laundry, we’re going to be tired, and life is going to be crazy, but oh so fun! One of the beauties of being a 2nd time mom is having more realistic expectations. I know how hard the first few months are, but I also know the difficulty doesn’t last forever. Life is never “the same as before”, but you find a new normal and get into a groove that works.

Since Christmas ended and we’ve been home from the ranch, we’ve pretty much in baby prep mode.  Getting the guest room cleaned out and baby stuff pulled out of the attic has been top priority, along with trying to clean out and reorganize closets and cabinets and just trying to make the most of the very little storage space we have in our house.  I’ve been buying sweet little girl clothes (so fun!) and pulled out all the neutral stuff we have from Parker’s baby days.  Seeing all these sweet dresses and girly outfits hanging in her closet is still so surreal!  We still don’t have anything hung on the walls in her room, but the walls are painted, curtains are hung, and all of the furniture is (mostly) in place.

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So excited to get this room finished and bring our baby girl home!