Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Dear Elizabeth,

Today you are two-years-old!!!!

 Birthday morning!

Your Mom and Dad absolutely cannot believe that you are two.  These past two years have the best of our lives and we have enjoyed every. single. minute.

We prayed for you for so long and every single moment with you has been an answer to our prayers.  We continue to pray for the young girl you are becoming and the woman you will become one day.  We are so proud of you.

In the past year, you have been to Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina to visit family and friends.  You have been to multiple zoos, and even the Georgia Aquarium.  

You love to eat at Chick-Fil-A and watch Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  You love to run and jump and sing.  You know all of your colors, the alphabet, and some counting.  You love wearing sunglasses and hair ties or hair bows.

You love to read and play with blocks.  You are content playing by yourself but you also love having friends and family around to play with.

Today, Dad took you to the doctor for your 2-year appointment-
you weigh 23 pounds and 5 ounces
you are 33.25 inches tall

You love drinking milk and eating fruit and cheese.  You love to eat anything that your Mom or Dad are eating.  You eat three meals a day and one afternoon snack.  You take a nap in the afternoon for 2-3 hours.

Here are some pictures from your birthday:

 Birthday party!

 I love this picture of all the parents feeding their kids

 The birthday girl

 Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

 Cookies for the guests


Presents to open (after the party)

 Dad helping to open presents

Mom helping open presents

It snowed just for Elizabeth!

 Cupcake tonight for her birthday

We started singing Happy Birthday to Elizabeth

 She didn't like our singing

 She did like her cupcake

She picked off all the sprinkles and then ate them

Happy Birthday to our sweet girl!

We LOVE you!


Mom and Dad

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Day!

Elizabeth and I enjoying our 10.5 inches of snow today (while Ben shoveled the snow on our driveway and then worked all day).

We had so much fun talking to neighbors and walking around the neighborhood.  Elizabeth spent a lot of time trying to pick up miniature snowballs and jumping into snow piles.

 10.5 inches of snow
At our front door

 Ben shoveling the snow on our driveway

 Elizabeth exploring the shoveled sidewalk

 Playing in the snow


 I love this outfit!

 Mommy, can I jump into the snow?

Yes, you can!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday is a new, delicious cocktail that we have never tried.

It's called the Blue Martini.

How you make it:

1 ounce Blue Curacao
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
1 ounce lime juice
Shake and pour over ice into a margarita glass

This is a nice twist on the classic margarita!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A few things for a Tuesday

1. I am all about some bagels with cream cheese right now.  I sometimes indulge in a bagel with cream cheese, but right now I think a toasted bagel with cream cheese on a cold morning is absolutely wonderful  the best thing to eat for breakfast.

2. I miss running outside.  It has been way too cold for way too long to even consider running outside.  Hopefully some day soon, the weather will warm up and I can run outside again.  Come on Spring!

3.Elizabeth will be two in a few weeks.  Where in the world has time gone???? 
I cannot believe she will be TWO!!!

4. We (or I for some) have some new guilty pleasures on TV and Netflix:
House of Cards
White Collar

We started watching Sherlock on Netflix a few weeks ago and then the new season started three weeks ago on TV.  I cannot get over the fact that the seasons run two years apart!  What is wrong with programming over in England???

House of Cards is a new watch on Netflix.  I am torn between liking this show, hating this show, and not being able to turn it off.  You really want to dislike Underwood, but I find myself hoping his plan comes into play.

5. This cold weather needs to go.  Far, far away.  Unfortunately, I think we have more of it coming our way.  Please go away cold weather and DO NOT come back another day.

6. I prefer to listen to the radio on my way to work rather than my I-pod or silence.  However, I only like to listen to the radio on my way to work.  No other time.

7. I am debating cutting Elizabeth's hair.  It has never been cut.  When are kids suppose to get this first hair cut?

8. Ben and I are celebrating 6 years together this Sunday.  I am so thankful that God placed him in my life when he did.  I would not be the person I am today if it were not for my kind, wonderful, thoughtful, sexy husband.