2 Weeks!

Wow. Has it really been that long since I've blogged?! Apparently so! I feel that an apology is long overdue. I hope you will forgive me, and I promise to do much better.

I'm not sure if the lack of blogging has been due to the fact that we've had a lot going on these past 2 weeks, or due to my wonderful new phone, which sometimes makes me forget I even have a computer altogether (and yes, I know I can blog from my phone, too, so that's probably not it), or due to the fact that my mind has been more and more scattered these days as I find myself loving each minute of playing with my sweet Allie, but also loving each minute of naptime, so I can get some rest, too!

So what is it that we've been up to? Well, naturally we've been swimming as much as possible, we had a quick trip to Pickwick with some good friends (and NO kids!), I've been busily getting ready for a baby shower and bridal shower that I'm giving this month, I finally picked out bedding for Pierce's room and will begin decorating as soon as we are able to get rid of this one last pesky piece of furniture, which I've been diligently listing on Craigslist. (If any of you need a REALLY pretty black, distressed entertainment center that holds a 27" tv, let me know!) We've also been enjoying time with family from out of town, as well as THREE fireworks shows! Allie loved them all!

In other news, this last month has been quite eventful for Allie as well! While she is STILL not walking (at 13 months!), she has expanded her vocabulary to include quite a few words! She'll say brush, hi, makeup, ducky, bath, bite, milk, juice, mama, daddy, gator, book, up, and a few other things I know I'm forgetting. Of course, she doesn't ALWAYS say them on command, but that's only normal.

I've also decided that despite a baby coming in September, I am moving ahead with holding Christmas in the Valley! So, mark your calendars for November 6! As you can imagine, I'd like to get the details nailed down before Pierce's arrival, so I'm working on vendors now. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Keep in mind, we have limited room, so each vendor will be carefully considered before any decision is made. I know I am in need of someone who sells stationary/Christmas cards. Last year's vendor will be out of town and unable to come! If you know of anyone for this slot, PLEASE let me know!!

Well, consider yourselves officially updated on our lives! Allie and I are headed off to the beach this morning with my family! Poor hubby is staying behind to enjoy a fun-filled week of work! We will miss him, but we're not ones to pass up on a free beach trip! Stay tuned this week, and I be sending lots of picture updates your way!


  1. What are those squares of fabric on the wall (there's one on the shelf too)? Are they for decoration? Never seen that before.

    Have fun at the beach!

  2. Yes they are for the wall but I'm not using them for that. I think they're kinda weird! I'm gonna make one into a pillow for the glider.

  3. glad you are back to blogging! that bedding is really cute! have fun at the beach!

  4. that's a good idea! looking forward to seeing the pics of the nursery when it's finished!