Archive | March, 2013

Lila’s 2nd Birthday

22 Mar

Lila’s birthday was wonderful. We had sunny, warm weather and Lila was surrounded by friends and family that love her dearly. This birthday was quite different than last year because Lila was able to maneuver on her own and her little hands were constantly reaching for food. We had to keep an eye on the cupcake table to make sure she didn’t lick the icing off every cupcake.

The theme for her party was Charlotte’s Web. I had envisioned more of a farm party but it took a turn toward bright pops of color, which I was also happy with. I have a love for bright colors and gravitate towards anything that pops.

I have lots of photos from the big day:)

I loved doing the bright pom poms, it really added an extra layer to the room

I loved doing the bright pom poms, it really added an extra layer to the room. I created the birthday banner with pretty scrapbook pages I had laying around. I’m gonna hang onto it and use it again in the future.

Fun color all around!

Fun color all around!

My mom made the cute little pig cupcakes and they were as tasty as they are adorable. The cake was made by a lady that made my birthday cakes growing up. The flavor brought back so many memories.

My mom made the cute little pig cupcakes and they were as tasty as they are adorable. The cake was made by a lady that made my birthday cakes growing up. The flavor brought back so many memories.

My mom had this cute chicken fabric laying around and the colors were just right. I also got the idea for the little message toothpicks from Pinterest.

My mom had this cute chicken fabric laying around and the colors were just right. I also got the idea for the little message toothpicks from Pinterest.

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Lila ate food just as fast as would could prepare it. Some days that girl is a bottomless pit.

Lila ate food just as fast as would could prepare it. Some days that girl is a bottomless pit.

Our little family:)

Our little family:)

Me and my sweet birthday girl.

Me and my sweet birthday girl.

I thought this picture was hilarious. Everyone is looking at pictures of Lila while Lila is sitting there in real life. She loves looking a pictures of herself, I can't blame her though....she's cute:)

I thought this picture was hilarious. Everyone is looking at pictures of Lila while Lila is sitting there in real life. She loves looking at pictures of herself, I can’t blame her though….she’s cute:)

The only way I could get her to take her eyes off herself was to announce that Elmo was at the party.

The only way I could get her to take her eyes off herself was to announce that Elmo was at the party.

I wasn't lying, see Elmo did show up.

I wasn’t lying, see Elmo did show up.

Blowing out candles. She tried to smother the flames with her hands first but we stopped her just in time.

Blowing out candles. She tried to smother the flames with her hands first but we stopped her just in time.

I love these two with everything I have.

I love these two with everything I have.

I think the highlight of the day for Lila was when she received her new wagon from Papaw Barry. She stayed in it for about an hour straight.

I think the highlight of the day for Lila was when she received her new wagon from Papaw Barry. She stayed in it for about an hour straight.

Thankful for such a beautiful day and such a beautiful girl.

Thankful for such a beautiful day and such a beautiful girl.

This past year went by too quickly and I have a feeling they are only going to speed up as we move forward. I am excited about the future but I’m trying to remember to live in the moment and make the most of each new memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for: My mojo to write a little bit more. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to create and write more and I have definitely been keeping with that on the creative side. I have been really busy with mobiles over the last few months. My sewing machine has found a permanent place on the dining room table where I sit at nightly and sew birdies. It has been good to stay busy and see business better than ever.

Feeling: Luckily on the mend! We have all been a little under the weather lately. Luckily Lila experienced the least of it. I got the flu and that put me down for a good 5 days and since then I have been left with the longest cold ever. I wake up each day hoping it will be gone but it is just lingering about. Josh felt pretty bad for a few days but he is convinced it wasn’t the flu. Lila spent about 3 days with my parents as we were trying to survive. We wanted her away from all the germs and to stay as well as possible. She managed to escape the whole thing with only a runny nose, so she wins!

Anticipating: Lila’s second birthday! Lila turns 2 on Saturday and I can’t wait. Well, that’s a lie. I can wait and it kinda breaks my heart she is growing up so fast. She will be excited when she see’s her birthday cake, though. We are trying to do a Charlotte’s Web theme so she is going to have a cute little pig cake with pig cupcakes. When I was growing up my mom always had the same person make our birthday cakes and they were the best ever:) They had the most unique flavor and it was always one of the high points of my birthday. Since I have gotten older and life has been busier I haven’t had one of those birthday cakes in years. I called my mom to see if she could get the lady to do a special cake for Lila and she agreed! I hope she loves it as much as I always did.

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Running: I have been keeping up with my running since the first of the year and I feel so much better. My friend Jamie and I try and run about 4 days a week and we have been training for the Nashville Half Marathon at the end of April. After last year’s half marathon I said I was done but here I am again. I might be crazy. I find that I do best when I have a goal to work towards and scheduling a big race helps keep me on track and dedicated to working out. The flu put a little halt on training for several days but I am back at it and trying to get my endurance back up. I got some spiffy new running shoes that I love:) They make running a bit more fun if that is possible. I have really enjoyed having Jamie as my running buddy. I used to love working out by myself but here lately it seems a lot more fun when you have someone to do it with. We push and encourage each other to do more even if we aren’t feeling it!

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Watching: Well, you know I am always up on my tv so I have lots of shows that I love. One of my new favorites is Scandal and Duck Dynasty! Scandal keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time and I love Kerry Washington. Josh and I have both gotten really into Duck Dynasty which is something I didn’t think I would ever say. It’s just hilarious and Si is the best. You know what I mean, Jack!

Looking forward to: Spring! I am over the cold weather and mother nature’s fickle ways. We have had a few days where we have gotten a tease of the warm weather, only to be followed by freezing temps and lots of wind.

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Eating: Thin Mints! Someone take them away.

Making me happy: Cuddles on the couch, coffee, sunshine, and quality time with the family.

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-Inspired by Danielle at www.sometimessweet.com