Thursday, September 4, 2014


Oh my goodness, my sweet baby is one today, and we all survived!  I can't believe it has been a year.  In some ways it seems forever ago and other ways it seems like yesterday.  I am so blessed by this little girl and God has taught me so much through her short little life.  I am thankful and blessed to be her mommy!  She had her first juice box and cupcake (sugar overload!) and loved every minute of it!  
September 4, 2013

Emmy Turns 4 and starts Preschool!

I can't believe it's been 4 years since I was blessed with being Emily's mommy!  She is such a joy and blessing to my life and our family.  We had a fun celebration with family and strawberry cupcakes (per her request!).  She also started preschool on Tuesday and LOVES it.  She had no issues and is mature beyond her years.  She quickly jumped into an activity and pushed me out the door!  I am a proud momma and can't wait to hear her speak Spanish! 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fourth of July

Fresh back from Italy I was greeted by my wonderful babies and my amazing parents (who survived watching my babies)! We spent a few days in NC and saw fireworks to celebrate America's Birthday! I am so thankful to live in this beautiful country and thankful to those who protect it!

B's first 4th!

B's first ribs!

surprise waiting for us back home!

tea parties with friends

lemonade at Farmers Market


Some really good friends of Joel and Mine got married last month in Italy.  I was blessed to be able to attend.  It was a beautiful wedding and a wonderful time experiencing Italian culture in a non-touristy way.  Here are a few pictures of my adventures.

The beautiful bride and groom!

Wedding selfie!

This is the chef who made one of the most delicious 7 course meals I have ever had, and he was cute...I had a little crush!

View from my bedroom window in Tuscany

My friends and their family!

Learned how to make pasta

Good bye Italy!