Showing posts with label Adalyn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adalyn. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Announcement for Baby #2

Soon I'll be posting all the details on Baby #2.
Well, not all the details.
I'll spare ya on that front. 

We found out we were pregnant at the end of April and I was thinking of fun ways to announce once I was past the first trimester.
Timing wise it lined up perfectly with the 4th if July so I searched on Etsy and Pinterest to get some ideas and see what was out there. 
There wasn't much, but I found a sign that was just what I was looking for from MMasonDesigns
I had it printed at Walgreens on their 11x14 Poster Board. {With a coupon of course!}
I was a little nervous because I've never printed on a board before, but it was was just thick enough and perfect for something like this! 
Meghan from MMasonDesigns was quick and great to work with! 
She has so many cute printables to choose from!
Check them out if your looking for fun announcements, pregnancy boards, birthday boards, invites etc!

**I was given this file in exchange for pictures and a post, but I found it and loved it and the opinions are my own :)**

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Celebrating the 4th….

We are so happy to announce that, in His time, the Lord has chosen the perfect addition to our family!
{finally! :) } 

More details to come! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Strollin' through Mickey's House

As we were planning our Disney trip we kept going back and forth over the idea of bringing our own stroller vs renting one. 
It seemed a little silly to pay to rent one when we own one
we would be lugging it around the airport,
it could potentially get damaged on the way,
we don't have a rain cover,
it's just an umbrella stroller.
and plain and simple, it's not as fun!

So I did some research and found, Kingdom Strollers
We could rent a spacious BOB jogging stroller (which is borderline luxury and kind of a big deal in the normal "we only own a Chicco umbrella stroller" world), it would be delivered right us and it comes with a rain cover and a lunch box for no additional cost.  

Winner winner chicken dinner. 

The website was easy to follow, I reserved the stroller (and insurance for $25 extra- worth it!), told them where we were staying, selected a drop off time and we were good to go! 

You pack a million and one things when traveling with a toddler and it was so nice not having to worry about her stroller as we traveled to Disney!

We arrived at Fort Wilderness and our stroller was waiting for us outside the front desk. 
It doesn't get any easier than that! 
It was clean and came with the lunchbox and rain cover just as we requested. 
And it even came with a parent console too!

Someone climbed right in and was was excited about her new stroller for the week!
Actually, we all were and Mr. B and I fought over who was going to push it. 
You know you're a parent when...

We were so thankful for these simple instructions attached to the stroller! 
Shortly after we picked it up we needed to get on the bus to go back to our campsite. 
Not being familiar with a BOB we had no idea how to fold it and it was so nice to have that so we could hop right on!

The stroller was so easy to maneuver through the parks. 
These things are like pushing air. 

I loved having the lunch box that attached to the stroller for easy access and it made for extra room in the basket for sweatshirts, souvenirs, camera etc. 
Every.thing in Disney is expensive- including the food!
It was so nice to have the lunchbox to pack some snacks and drinks for us throughout the day. 

And Adalyn loved her special spot for her snacks and drink too.

Although the stroller did come with a large orange name tag on the break and the handle that were easy to spot,
I made our own at home and I was thankful that I did!
{thank you, Pinterest!}
Apparently we aren't the only ones who think it's a good idea to have a stroller in Disney. 

We loved the huge canopy and the reclining seat for her daily naps.
Disney is tiring when you're little. 
And when you're old….
 but unfortunately we didn't get the luxury of a comfy shady stroller to lounge in.

For the most part we had good weather, but of course, a trip to Florida wouldn't be complete without a 15 minute downpour.  
This is when I was thankful for the rain cover! 
We were still able to walk around to make our lunch reservation. 
And at least one of stayed dry!

At the end of our trip we were sad to say goodbye to not only our family and Mickey's house, but the awesome stroller too! 

Adalyn even snuck in one last nap on our way to drop it off. 
{PS. The stroller does come with a 5 point harness, but she's old enough, and the seats were deep enough, that we rarely used it.}

We dropped the stroller off right where we picked it up.
And that was it!
We loved our experience with Kingdom Strollers and will definitely be using them again! 

I was given this rental in exchange for a review, but these are 100% my honest opinions! 
We love Kingdom Strollers!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happiest Place On Earth.

First of all, it's been two months since I last posted.
Second of all, it's been over a month since our trip to the happiest place on earth!
How can such a big event go unpublished?!
It's a big deal and I plan on sharing within the next five years our pictures, tips and magical moments.

Third of all, I think calling it "the happiest place on earth" is a bit of a stretch, but when you're home,  caught up on sleep, over the complete exhaustion and reflect on your trip then it feels like it's the happiest place on earth. It's funny how the brain works like that, isn't it?

 I'm still catching up on pictures from the trip (what's new!), but we had a fun trip and made some great memories!

Friday, February 21, 2014

4 Year Blogiversary!

This little ol' blog reached the 4 year mark a couple weeks ago. 
Unfortunately, my posts get less and less every year.
And it kills me. 
But obviously not enough to actually post more, so "kills me" may be a bit of an exaggeration. 

We've reached quite a few milestones over the past 4 years and I thought it would be fun to do a quick recap. 

This was my very first post in 2010.
 I started blogging when we were about 6 months into marriage and living in Florida while Mr. B was finishing up school. 
 I was a nanny/stay home wife and had way too much glorious time on my hands while living in the sunshine state.

So here's a quick recap of the past 4 years as well as a few of the most popular posts:

We were in newly-wedded bliss.

He graduated.

We moved back home. 

We bought a puppy.

The puppy grew.

::That winter we vacation and I although this is slightly embarrassing, one of my most popular posts over the years was written around this time: Bathing Suits and Butt Cracks
Always, keeping it classy around here!::

We struggled with fertility.

 We vacationed. 

We were excited

There was sickness. Lots of it. 
For 33 weeks. 

She was worth every minute.

We became mommy and daddy.

Our hearts exploded.

::Shortly after, I wrote another one of my most viewed posts:
Clearly, the heartfelt ones are the kickers::

We moved again.

We vacationed. {and I cut my hair}

We reached half a year. 

::Another most viewed post: Adalyn's Pantry. Again, the content is heavy, so please read slowly and take it all in. ::

We learned that time flies. F-L-I-E-S.

We reached a year. 

::Another popular post from this time {that I never finished}: 

We became homeowners.
{and moved again}

We vacationed some more. 

We reached a year and a half.

We soaked up the little things.

We captured sweet moments.

We snuck in kisses as much as we could.

We reached two years. 

We love where we've been and we love where we are.
And we look forward to where will be in the next couple years! 

And for the record, I'm back to the same hair dilemma...