Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...a year full of blessings!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Free Shutterfly Christmas Cards

There are so many choices when it comes to choosing a Christmas card.  My decision was made very easy when I read about Shutterfly's offer of 50 free Christmas card to bloggers!
There are so many cute designs to choose from and you can check them out HERE.
Getting a photo Christmas card in the mail always brings a smile to my face.
I love seeing photos of families and/or their little ones and the more artistic and original the better!
My dad recently purchased an old iron, claw-foot tub at a house in south Georgia that was about to be demolished. It will be on it's way here today and I plan on getting pictures with my kids in the tub, outside, in all the leaves.  There just might be some christmas lights and garland decorating the tub!
It makes perfect sense in my head and I'm hoping I can make the picture a reality and really hoping that my babies cooperate!
I can't wait to pick out the perfect Shutterfly card to display the photo on.
If you're a blogger, you can check the deal out HERE .

Thursday, October 14, 2010

There's He is!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

LOCATION CHANGE for Holiday Harvest Market

Please note that we have CHANGED LOCATIONS!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Holiday Harvest Market

As many of you know, I like to sew.  I love a cute monogram and a cute design for my children to wear.  After a lot of consideration, I finally decided to create my own "store".  It's a process in the making and I have so much work to do.  I'm honored to be a part of the "Holiday Harvest Market" this year with 5 other ladies who have some great stuff to offer. 

If you're in the Atlanta area, please stop by October 2nd. It's a drop in event from 10:00-3:00 at the clubhouse in Heritage at Vinings neighborhood. Not only will you find adorable clothing items for your children to wear for the holidays, you're sure to find great teacher gifts, tons of adult gift and home items, and some of the yummiest cupcakes you've ever tasted available for catering your holiday event.  And you're sure to find treats for yourself as well!

My website (in the making!) is Hopscotch House.  Lots of embroidered items for your little one.  If you don't see exactly what you want, email me and I'm sure we can come up with a design you'll love.  I have a lot to add in the coming weeks.

Ashleigh is the creator of Rowan and Rae.  She is the mother of 4 and still somehow finds time to create beautiful, coordinating outfits for her adorable children. She's turned this passion into a business.  You're sure to find a precious outfit whether you have one child to buy for or multiples!

Ann offers ThirtyOne Gifts .  These are some of the cutest purses bags and children's items I have ever seen.  I own a few items and they are great quality and the new fall designs are so cute. The company's name, ThirtyOne, is based from Proverbs 31 all about a virtuous woman. 

Davis creates beautiful handpainted boards. Every board is unique and customized for you.  I posted THIS picture of Hadley with her board that I absolutely love!

"Cupcakes by Kelly" offers cupcakes that not only taste great but look great as well.  She is available to make cupcakes for any of your holiday events (as well as baby showers, etc.)
If you ask very nicely, she just might provide you with any other catering service you might need.  I've seen firsthand so much of her creative work and it guarantees to be the talk of any event!

"Ibous Designs" offers handcrafted sterling silver jewelry.  I've only seen pictures of the jewelry and I'm so excited to meet the creator and see all of her pieces in person.  I may just need to go home with some of it! Maybe those bracelets...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hadley's 2 month Check up

Even though we're closer to 3 months than 2, Hadley went to her 2 month check up this week. She's healthy girl! Weighing in at 14 lbs, 10 oz. and 25" tall. That puts her at the very top of the charts!
We got those horrible vaccines, but she was such a trooper! She's really such a great and content baby.  She cried for a couple minutes and then took a nice long nap for me!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Luke starts School

Luke started school last week.  I was told by my husband that his outfit was not a good choice :)
I thought it was cute: first day of 2 year preschool and a chance to reuse his 2nd birthday shirt.
I sent him the next day in a much more manly shirt.

It's just 2 days a week for 4 hours in the morning.  So far he's done really well.  Only a few tears each day. It's so nice for me to be able to get some things done and spend one on one time with Hadley.  I miss him terribly and get really excited to see 1:00 approach.

He's very proud of his Thomas backpack and needed to show it off..

His first day I promised a surprise when I picked him up, he loved the Nemo fish. I am amazed at the small things that can make a little boy so happy!
He cracked us up last week when he came home and told on himself.  He kept saying things like, "push AJ", "AJ fall down", "no no no no".  We asked  him why he pushed AJ and finally the next day he said, "AJ take tractor".
AJ is one of my best friends little boy so they already knew each other before class.  His teacher said they both get really into their play, push each other and act like brothers.

Luke & AJ

A new "first day of school" tradition was started: choice of dinner which was of course, pizza!

and a special cake!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy about the Truth!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hadley- 2 months old!

The past 2 months have been the fastest 2 months of my life!  They have also been probably the most happy and blessed of my life as well. A healthy and happy 2 year old and 2 month old, what more could we ask for?
Miss Hadley has been the most angelic baby!  She is so laid back and content nearly all the time.  If she cries, I know she is hungry, sleepy, needs a diaper change, or change of scenery (or wants away from big brother crawling all over her!).  I can count on one hand the number of times I couldn't figure out what was wrong.
She is the most fantastic sleeper! Before she was born, I set myself up for the worst and received the best! At 3 weeks old she started waking up once a night and by 6 weeks old has slept 8-10 hours! Certainly the icing on the cake in my opinion!
I can tackle anything 2 babies throw at me during the day if I've gotten a good night's rest!
The transition from 1 child to 2 has been fantastic for our family.  Far easier than what most people warned! We are truly blessed!

Enjoy the pictures of my little beauty at 2 months old...

Loves playing on her play mat.

I love all her hair!

She won't take a pacifier, but she loves to find her fingers.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday, Luke!

I can't believe my baby boy is 2 years old! What a blessing he has been in our lives! I love watching him change and grow up everyday.  Lately, he has been saying more and more words and putting them together in small sentences. He continues to LOVE anything with wheels on it and points everything out to me when we ride in the car. He is such a great big brother and loves to be around his little sister.
I'm learning there's a reason they call it the "terrible twos"!  He can go from being so sweet to falling on the floor & crying uncontrollably over something so small back to being sweet in a matter of seconds.  Luckily the good moments far outweigh the bad and I know the discipline will reap great rewards as the days pass.
I can't wait to see what the next year holds!

These pictures are from his birthday party with all his little buddies!

The result from me asking Luke to show me his happy face while he was eating.

Yep, Aunt Kelly got him a fish! He named it "Luke" and thankfully he's still alive!

Dragging Papa wherever he wants to go.  Poor Brodey's face, he's so sad that it had been storming and couldn't swim yet.

Daddy and Robert hard at work grilling for everyone.

My super talented friend, Ashleigh, made this cape for
 Luke.  One side is Superman the other is Batman.

Counting down to the big jump...

Jump! So proud of Luke and how much he's learned to "swim" this summer!
Hadley and her first picture with the O'Kelley girls.
Mama O, Me, Mandy, & June.