Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting!

Today I am going to link up with Michelle of the Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting!

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Love this ornament!

I want this in my Bathroom!

Cant wait to try this!

Love this site, it has been so helpful in getting to use my camera better

I want this for #2

Baseball Birthday

This past Saturday we had L's 1st birthday party.  We had so much fun and although it was on Memorial Day weekend so many of our friends were out of town those that came made the day extra special for little L!

His birthday banner created by ME.  This is still hanging in our dining room because I love to see how he has changed over the past year.

Entry way, sign in table, this was taken at the end of the party, but there was a little Happy Birthday book that all our guests signed in on.

For the food we had Chicken Salad on Phylo dough cups, Ham and cheese pinwheels, watermelon, fruit salad, Funfetti cake batter dip and graham crackers for dipping, a cheese tray and little goldfish.  Water, coke and lemonade to drink

 The adorable water bottles

The smash cake that never was smashed because L was not a fan of cake.  I left his pop pop to decorating it and since he is a big Cincinnati Reds fan he took the liberty to write all over the cake!
Cute table runners made by my mom, the fabric matched the other accessories of the party

Silly Uncle Jay

I was so surprised and excited that my dad was able to make in to town for the party!

L and his friend chattin it up

The hubby and his parents

He was more interested in the candle than the cake...of course, typical boy

Aunti Chels

me and my dad and brother

with his grandpa Lopez

We had such a great time, Sarah at Life Sweet Life designed all the paper goods such as invitation, water bottle labels, gift tags and food tents.  She was a dream to work with and I would definitely use her again for future parties!! 
The invitation

I used delicious cookies from Jolie Delights as the party favor, they are so cute and delicious!! They were big round baseballs!

I thought for sure L would be fussy and overwhelmed but he proved me wrong! He took a nap from about 10-1230 and woke up in a great mood, he sucked up all the attention and was quite the ham! We did have a professional photographer but I really wanted to get this post up and we don't have his pictures yet so I may just do a follow up post later when I get his photos.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Diva Run

Bright and early before going to the airport
A week ago my mom, gram and I headed to Myrtle Beach, SC to participate in the Divas Half Marathon.  It was such a fun girls weekend, although I missed my lil guy, and my hubby like crazy it was nice  getting away with my mom and gram for a little girls weekend.

We got there on Friday in the early evening and after checking in to our hotel/condo which I successfully took no pictures of, we headed out to find dinner.  I really wanted crab legs so we went to this huge place with a big crab on the front.  Well it was a seafood buffet that was $26 um no, we left.  There is no way I can eat enough at a buffet to justify $26, plus the atmosphere was poor.  We headed to a cute little place on the water called Chesapeake House. It was also a little pricey but the atmosphere and service were great and you got so much food not to mention the delicious cinnamon rolls that came with dinner!!

before the race headed to the gear check and start line
pink, pink everywhere!!!
On Saturday we headed to the Expo to pick up our race packets and check out the fun things to buy.  They had a few cute booths but I was slightly disappointed with the expo.  There was more cutesy stuff and little actual running necessities.  That didn't stop me from spending money on cute accessories like shoe bling and head bling! I must mention that it was so cold on Saturday!! I was so bummed as I was really hoping to hang at the beach.  Well instead we hit up the outlets and I stocked up on some super cute summer clothes like my favorite shorts and button ups from Jcrew and Banana Republic.  After we wore ourselves out, we went back to the condo to rest and cook dinner.  Our condo had a full kitchen so we thought we would just kick back and cook dinner there as opposed to going out since we had to be up so early the next day.

All Ready!!! Three generations, ready to run!!!
We went to walmart the night before to get stuff for spaghetti since its easy and good before a run but the kind lady forgot to give us our ground beef (and batteries) so we ended up with just noodles and sauce.  We did have wine though so I suppose that was the important part! We hung out, ate, and went to bed SUPER early!

Sunday was race day!! We donned our super cute tutu's our goodwill jackets (it was freezin y'all and I was not about to throw out my good long sleeve or lug it around for 13.1 miles!!) and our perfectly matching outfits and headed to the shuttle which would take us to the race area.

Love this big bling!!
I had a fantastic race as did the others.  I got a PR (personal record) at 2:03:10 and the weather ended up being perfect.  The forecast said rain and storms so God was shinin for sure!!  I felt good the whole race and really had a good time.  not to mention the good looking guys who gave us our medals at the end and the champagne and roses were a nice touch too.  Around mile 12.5 we also got a tiara and pink boa.  Like I said it was seriously a fun race and makes for a perfect girls weekend!!

Gram with her finisher medal and her first place medal
Gram finishing

The guys handing out the medals

I finally got to the beach after the race which was so nice although a little chilly for my texas self.

We had some flight delays getting home but all in all it was such a fun and relaxing weekend.  I love that my mom, gram and I do this and that my gram has taken such good care of herself that she can enjoy these things.  I cherish every trip we have together as I know they are memories I will carry with me forever and hope to share with my hopefully daughter one day!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


It seriously has been a year since my sweet L has come into our lives.  I still remember like it was yesterday.  I know that right now as I type this it is 730AM, I know that at that time a year ago they had just started pitocin only about an hour before and I was already dilated to 6.  I know that they were trying to get the epidural to work because it wasn't and I was in so much pain and still in a mental battle with myself for even choosing to get an epidural in the first place because going in to it I didn't want one.  I was so excited to meet my little guy that none of that mattered just that each minute was one closer to finally seeing his sweet face!

This year has flown by and looking back seems like it was so long and so much was accomplished.  I raised a child to be a year old, and kept my sanity in the process.  Not only did I raise him for a year but he is happy and saying words and building towers with blocks, things that big boys do...and this is just another confirmation that he is a big boy now and not a sweet little baby anymore.  He makes me laugh daily actually several times a day he is so funny and I can just hear the calls I am going to get from his teachers one day because I am sure he will be Mr. social and the class clown.  He loves to be out and with people he loves playgroup and seeing his friends.

He loves to rough house with daddy but is a mommas boy through and through and I LOVE it.  He is a cuddle bug and I hope that never fades. Last night he was having a rough night, the exhaustion from a short nap was getting to him and he was hungry too and the whole way in the car that we were going to pick up dinner he was having a melt down  screaming fit.  when we got home I fed him and was holding him and every soften he would look up at me then tilt his head to rest it on my shoulder.  It was so sweet and melted my heart every time he did it.

We have had so much fun with him and I know it has just begun.  I am so blessed that God chose me to be his mommy and I pray every day that he guides me in the huge responsibility of raising him to be a respectful, honest and loving christian man.

I am sad that this first year is over I faintly remember his tiny body snuggled against mine now he sill snuggles but he is so big.  I know this first year is going to be a fun one, he is going to say more words and start walking and running and I just can't wait to see his personality develop and shine.

So here is to a day of celebration! A day of starting new memories and birthday traditions.  Here is to the sweetest little boy I know, my sweet L!

This is the birthday boy waking up this morning!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mothers Day 2012

This year was my first REAL mothers day as last year I looked like this:

 Unfortunately the hubby and I both had to work this weekend.  We were off on Saturday together so even though I worked friday night I just took a little nap so we could get out and enjoy the day we had together.  We ended up going to church on Saturday night and they were handing out free roses and taking family portraits, which I don't have yet.  After church we went to get ice cream at marble slab and then went home to relax

 On actual mothers day Hubby had to go to work at 630am and I had to teach sunday school so me and L went to church and then came home to sleep since I had to work that night.  The hubs got me some really pretty flowers, a super sweet card and a "mommy" charm for my James Avery charm bracelet.  It was very low key but a sweet little mothers day considering our circumstances.

This is his face when we tell him to say "Cheese!!"
I put L in this cute little bubble that Hubby hates but I adore!! He was at work and it was mothers day so I made the call on his clothing, plus he got tons of compliments from the old ladies at church!!

I also have to make a shout out to my mom and my gram, they are such amazing women that have taught me so much to be the mom and woman that I have become and I can't thank them enough. I cherish the relationship we have and pray that I will one day have a daughter to share in such a relationship as well.

I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!




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