Happy Valentines Day

Monday, February 14, 2011
Yes, I am one of those losers who loves Valentine's Day!!!! Just popping in to wish everyone a good one and leave you with one of my favorite songs:

Free Valentine's Day Printables

Friday, February 11, 2011
I am so excited for valentines day! I stole my sister's heart shaped cookie cutter so I can create something for aaron, even though he is only 9 months, I am super excited! Husband is going out of town so we are having our date night next weekend, :/ still excited though, because it has been a couple months since we've gone out.

Anywho, who loves printables???? who doesn't right?

Here are links to freebies I have found:

A whole bunch of printables & ideas HERE

Becky Higgins

If you like Living Locurto's facebook page, she has an awesome freebie as well. Be sure to check out her blog too!

Have you come across any? Please share!! pretty please!! :)

A Challenge for Myself

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Lately I have been feeling discouraged & unmotivated! This is only when I come to work, I don't know if this is something that happens to all moms, or all first time moms, but even though aaron is 9 months, my mind & my heart are not here in the office with me. The only place I want to be is home with my baby. So, I keep searching for things that make me unhappy at the office, and things get negative fast. It is depressing! I am so lucky that my mom is able to watch aaron for me but at the same time, I consumed with jealousy that I am not with my son!

I never imagined myself as a stay at home mom, and it's not even something that is possible for our family at the moment, but I just want to be that mom that is home when my kids get home from school, that has time to sit and do homework & arts and crafts with them. At this point, it would be nice to not get home at 6-7 and not be too tired to cook a meal for my family!

I am surprised that I even feel this way! I never even knew if I wanted kids, aaron was a surprise, a wonderful surprise! but I never saw myself as the women I am becoming today. Motherhood has completely changed me! :)

Anyway, I have given this feeling to God in prayer! and I am challenging myself to only speak positive things that will motivate me! after all, I am working to be able to provide for my family so we can accomplish our goals!

I came across this verse this morning and it was perfect and exactly what I needed!

Image Source.

I am going to have a good day today! and I hope you do too!!! :)

Birthday Planning: Theme

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Aaron will be ONE on Apr. 27th!!! That means I have 2-3 months to start planning!!

I have been waiting for this!!! First step in my planning is a birthday theme. At first I wanted to do a dinosaur theme because I noticed the little guy was attracted to the color green but then my sister gave me an awesome idea:

SUPERHERO'S!!!!! DUH!!! I don't know why I didn't think of this, Aaron is after all, a SUPER BABY!!! My husband is in love! you see, not only is a shoe collector, but he reads comics, and is a toy "collector", yup, I married a NERD! at least he's good looking! :b

Like Father, Like Son

Monday, February 7, 2011
My husband is a shoe collector! what is that?

Well he has over 200 pairs of mostly Nike Shoes: Jordan's, Lebron's, etc....
He has been starting a little collection for the little guy too and even though this habit annoys me sometimes, it is sooo cute to see their shoes together!


By the way I took that pic!!! on semi-manual mode!!! Manual Focus Baby!!! I am getting better at using my camera. I had the blinds all the way open to bring the sun in and that just made it easy! so note to self, let in all light for great pics!

the joy of LOVE: Day 2

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Day 2 of this fun project is to photograph your subject & how they look.

Subject: My 9 month old
Look: Peek a Boo

I got down on the floor for this one and hid behind the kitchen counter, I popped out to say Peek A Boo and this was the look I got!!! :)

This pic is SOOC (Straight out of camera)


the joy of LOVE: Day 1

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Day one's assignment was to photograph the one you love doing what they DO!

Subject: My 9 month old.
What he does: EATS

Took the pic on my canon rebel and I won't lie I took the easy way out and shot the pic on automatic, I hang my head in shame!! :(

But I did use Pioneer Woman's warmer action to help liven the pic up a little.

Without further ado:


To all the lovely ladies out there...

My little guy says HEY!!!!

It's February!!!! I can not wait for Valentine's Day!

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