Saturday, July 30, 2011

curtains and engagement session (how is that for a title)

 Cora getting ready for bed

We went with the 
Bella Porte curtain panels
 pictures are going up and it's feeling more and more like home
 My gift to Brandon.  Words to our first song.

My family of four by Cora.

and lastly by request

our engagement session by Leo Pepito

Monday, July 25, 2011

In less than two weeks (holy sh@%&$) Nya will be 1. Brandon is in charge of the cake. I gave him a few key words to help him in ordering one
I can't wait to see what he picks out! No pressure babe! I swear! No really! He still won't believe me. 

He also is in charge of finding one long candle and a few sweet books to top off her birthday gifts. 

I hope Nya will flip when she gets to play in this........

O and what is in 4 days?!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wut up G?

 Ok, so I'm finding it very difficult to capture these first few steps. It is kinda hard when she is only taking 2-3 steps and then a free fall into my arms to get a good quality picture. 
For now here you go
these are legit steps!
(JAKE, I'm working on the video)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tonight at the local Chick -fil-A kids night I asked Brandon if 5 years ago this is how he thought we would be spending our Tuesday nights and he said "I hoped so" and this makes me HAPPY!

their bond makes me HAPPY!

and lastly as I put Cora to bed (just 10 mins ago) I hoped that I would be able to sneak out of reading a third book (due to pure exhaustion) and just wind down. She came down the stairs and said "1 more monkey" and as I read to her I thought there will be a time where she won't want me to read to her anymore so we read "1 more monkey" 
and that makes me HAPPY.

Monday, July 18, 2011

peace, love and happiness

these are pictures of the girls tonight after swimming. i love them together. and the last picture, grandma and grandpa o'connor are pretty cool and sent cora tatoos.


this is such an exciting and exhausting time!
i will try to catch the action tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


crate and barrel

We are currently debating curtains for our stair window. This is our space to add color and be a little bold.  What to do, what to do??????

any favs?

Monday, July 11, 2011


 vintage frame, peg board and paint
 table runner turned lamp (covering cora's lampshade art)
 chalkboard calender in the pantry
and the winning bar stools, just as i imagined. 

coming soon
 cora's big girl room
20x30 pictures of the girls 
(and fingers crossed i can talk brandon into)
painted stripes on nya's ceiling 


Sunday, July 10, 2011

after a 8 hour drive they were here! we are thankful for their visit.