Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Style

Phew, its been a while. Life has been crazy busy with the new job, getting ready to go to Vegas and planning a 1st birthday party.
I realized, after I received several phone calls and texts, that I left the job situation up in the air. I am working with my mom now- doing marketing, advertising and sales. So far so great!
Vegas Baby, a bit of work and a bit of play. It's Dustin's first time going out West so I am very excited for him and I cant wait to share pictures.
Can you believe we are planning for a first birthday? It's just crazy talk! Miss Avery Cate is growing up more and more everyday. She is just on the edge of free-style walking. She will drag someone all over the place with just the security of knowing there is a finger near by but I'll think she'll let go any day now. (that sounds so dramatic)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Tradition

I was celebrated as a mother last year, 7+ months pregnant. It was both exciting and not really "real" at the same time. I am very excited for Mother's Day this year. I dont need gifts or fancy meals but just a day to hog my baby girl. I can hold her and cuddle her all I want and I'll have an excellent excuse for being so stingy.

Over the years, as our extended family grows, holiday meals have changed. (Ex- my grandfather always did Christmas breakfast but my little brother, I mean cousin, and his wife have picked up the tradition. ) I am very excited for Dustin and I to adopt the Mother's Day festivities this year. Ours has a twist though, it's pot luck. I am not the family chef - they prefer not to eat my cooking and I prefer not to cook. They'll bring a yummy feast and we'll provide a refreshing outdoor environment (including a new garden where plants are thriving), plates, cups, drinks and an adorable laughy baby and spunky pup to play with.

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mothers Day Delima

I need gift ideas for mothers day! I feel like I get worse and worse at picking out gifts. I thought it would be easier with Avery, I'd just give a napkin with her picture, mug with her picture, towel with her picture, garbage with her picture... It's not me.

I dont like junk (my baby is not junk but stuff can be) so I dont encourage junk.

Do you have any clever and useful gift ideas? I am a little behind...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bittersweet Byes

(Anyone still here? I dont blame you if you're not. I haven't been.)
I have three (including today) more days at my job. It's bittersweet, really. So I am embracing these last few days with my coworkers and friends, very surreal.

I have great things ahead and I will share them with you in good timing.
(No, sorry. We are not pregnant.)