Saturday, January 21, 2012


I love cute pajamas on babies! 
I have recently pulled out some pajamas in the next size up for Cole and just love how cute they are on him.  He is even wearing his first 2 piece pajama set tonight.  (a single tear - my baby is growing up). 

Christmas Presents

I got some wonderful gifts this Christmas.  Today i was able to use a gift certificate to get an hour long hot stone massage! It was wonderful, amazing, relaxing, refreshing, and I could go on....  LOVED this wonderful present. 

I also received some other awesome gifts that I LOVE using!

A Keurig Coffee Maker!  absolutely love how easy it is to make a single cup of coffee.  And I love that Ray can make extra bold coffee and I can make medium roast coffee in the same morning.  And we can make hot chocolate, hot tea, and lots of other yummy things. 

I got these fabulous boots!  I'm trying to be more in style so I got some new clothes (with gift cards I received) and these boots. 

My sweet husband got me this very cute and stylish coat. (since it's considerably colder here than it is in Columbia)  He picked it out all by himself and I love it.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The start of Cole's Birthday Party

Now if I can only turn this into something creative in a few weeks..... We will see.  Without the help of my creative SC friends, I'm not sure I can...

11 months

Wow!  I can't believe this little guy is going to be 1 in just a few short weeks.  The time goes by too fast. 
Cole is getting so big.  He weighs 21 lbs.  He walks everywhere and loves to play with his toys. 
He absolutely loves his daddy.   Sometimes it makes me a little sad when he's crawling out of my arms reaching for his dad but I'm so thankful that my sweet husband is an awesome dad and that Cole can't get enough of him. 

Monday, January 2, 2012


I wanted to get a picture with Cole and Santa but I definitely didn't want to pay for it at the mall so when I heard that Santa was coming to the Library and you could bring your own camera to take a picture we stopped by.  It was short and sweet and Cole was happy!

Happy New Year!

It's a new Year! 

I've been a little lazy in my holiday blogging.  I've been a little lazy in a lot of things during the last few weeks but I've enjoyed my last little bit of being a stay at home mom.  And since the kids don't start back to school until next Monday, I still have a few more days to enjoy.   

I'm not saying they are resolutions but some things I want to work on/ accomplish starting now:

  • lose the last of my baby weight since you know it's been 11 months since I gave birth. 
  • therefore I need to eat better and exercise more (my goal is 3x a week)
  • Get on a better schedule maximizing my mornings instead of sleeping until Cole wakes up! 
  • Stay on Budget!  Something Ray and I continuously struggle with!
 The Lord blessed us incredibly in 2011 and we are looking forward to a great 2012.  Happy New Year!

coming up... Christmas photos...