Friday, March 27, 2015

Adley’s Butterfly First birthday Party!

I’ve yet to take her 12 month photos or write her 12 month post and I totally mom failed on showing up at the wrong time to her 1 yr old appointment, but I can totally post all the (ok, like 10% of the) pictures I took from her first birthday party.

My sweet, spunky Adley Kate turned 1 this past Saturday and we celebrated with a family party at my parents home on Sunday. I LOVE kid birthdays and the first birthday is when you go all out in my book!

The birthday girl wore a MudPie dress (scored from Zulily for $10!!!) and she rocked it!

I painted her toes too!


I framed the invitation for a personalized touch!


SAMS Club has the best cakes and I just fell in love with this butterfly sheet cake!


I made her smash cake. It was a 3 layer chocolate cake!


The menu consisted of fruit, veggies, fancy meatballs, queso, Zaxby’s chicken strips, and other snacks!DSC_0397 DSC_0398 DSC_0399

I got most of the decorations when Adley was a few months old from the Dollar Tree. I knew all along she would have a butterfly party and they had the best party set!

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Of course these were on display!


We had a little pre-party fun!

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The birthday girl tried to take a nap before her party began and was a little apprehensive when she came out and all these people were here!


Some of the guests!

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Adley did great at opening her gifts and being the center of attention! She is a ham!

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At one point she motioned to my mom the itsy bitsy spider song, so we all busted out in the song! Ha!

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This rainbow ball was probably her favorite gift because she likes to say ball. ;)


We were reaching our party max when it was time for cake. She quickly realized this was in her favor and stopped crying and started licking icing. I really thought she was going to be all in the cake, but she was pretty conservative. Ha!DSC_0595 DSC_0601 DSC_0629

It was a wonderful day with wonderful people! We are so blessed to have such supportive families to help us and celebrate with us. It takes a village ya’ll! Now I need to write out those thank you cards!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A little of this and a little bit of that…


You might want to sit down for this.

I haven’t consumed a carbonated beverage since Feb. 1. Yep, this little coke lover, has avoided coke, pop, soft drinks, whatever the hell you call it for 36 days. Not like I’m counting or anything.

They said it would be easy. They said you wouldn’t miss them after a few days or weeks. WRONG. BIG FAT WRONG.

I think about Coca Cola constantly. How it would make my pizza taste better. How it would make a crappy day better. My body just wants it.

But… I haven’t given in, with the exception of a teeny tiny sip of my brother’s Big Red Slushie.

So, where do cokes and I stand? How have I been feeling?

Let’s start with the latter. I feel great. My clothes fit better. I’m not bloated. For those reasons alone, I may just give them up forever. I’d rather eat my calories anyway. I still drink tea and lemonade occasionally, but I’m also drinking a ton of water.

Will I really NEVER ever drink another beloved can of coke? Probably not. I’ve created this little contest in my head. If I can lose the last 5 pounds of baby weight, I get to celebrate with a coke. 5 more=another coke until I’m down to pre wedding weight from almost 7 years ago.

Isn’t it weird how I aspire to be that weight again? I think I want to be that weight because that’s the last time I remember not weighing myself. Just liking my size and not caring what the number said.

So, how’s that for motivation? And shorts. Most definitely, shorts!


I’ve started reading again. We’ve had several snow days in the last month which in turn I get to stay at home. I have been so lazy and it’s been great. I needed to be lazy. Teaching is rough. My class is rough. We are busy. We don’t spend much time at home during the week so its been nice to be forced to be home. Actually, it’s been wonderful!

I’ve updated the READ WITH ME tab with the books I have been reading! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dancing With My Daddy

Last month, Chris attended Dads Night at Kendall’s dance class. Unbeknownst to us, he would be participating. I thought it was so funny and Kendall thought it was so great! Ha!

Kendall’s Dance teacher posted these pictures on facebook…

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Clearly, she gets her dance genes from her momma. ;)