Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts

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...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Misc. Monday

Another 2 weeks have come and gone and I'm back at it with a bullet point post. 
I am on a roll.
Go me. 

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This weekend we finally cashed in some gift cards we had and went out for dinner at Longhorns.
It's been a while since we've been out to a real restaurant! 
It was delish, as always. 

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Yesterday was my little brother's first ever football game.
I was so nervous for him- worried her would get hurt {Friday Night Lights anyone??}, worried he didn't really know what he was doing, worried that he was doing it more for my other brother and my dad- but he was totally amazing. 
I hate to say we were all shocked...but we were all shocked. 
He scored three touchdowns and two 2 point conversions.
My little brother, the video gamer couch potato, did that.
I was beyond proud of him!!

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If your husband asks for these cupcakes
Ain't nobody got time for 50 step cupcakes.
Next time I see "premium" I will know that it's not for me. I'm perfectly content baking "average" cupcakes.
Maybe, maybe, in my housewife, newly wedded bliss life I would have been more enthusiastic about such things.
Four years in and with a toddler, the last thing I want to do is line the pan, melt the butter, mix the graham cracker, cover the bottoms, mix the cake mix, put a little in each one- not too much not too little, carefully drop in marshmallow mix-avoiding the sides of the liner, cover the marshmallow mix, bake, frost, sprinkle graham cracker crumbs. 
I'm good, thanks. 
And the end result?
Something you'd love to hear after wasting an hour of your life....they taste like s'more poptarts.
Never making cupcakes again. 

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In other news, this dinner was so yummy!!
I had planned on making pineapple fried rice and while I was at the store I found this sauce for the chicken. 
Can't wait to have it again, it's just what I wanted!

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Tomorrow starts a new link of with some of my favorite blog friends!
I'm looking forward to it! 

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We've been having cool fall weather and it's been wonderful!
Also excited for the fall shows to kick off- Ellen starts today! 

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Adalyn fell at a friend's house and hit the side of head/ear on a coffee table.
Through this we discovered that ears can bruise. 
Probably something we should've known and that is most likely common sense and something we really did know deep down, but initial reaction was a bit surprising. 

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I'm trying to grow my hair out again. I've made it through the dreaded flip-out phase {praise the Lord}, but now I'm in the always-in-a-pony-tail-phase-so-might-as-well-have-it-short-and-cute phase.

But at least her hair is growing fast and I can make one of us look good

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Two weekends ago we finally finished unpacking/cleaning out basement. 
It's not what I envision the end result to look like, but at least for now it's presentable and no longer embarrassing. 

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We are getting the siding done on our house and new windows put in. 
I feel like it's taking for.ever.
In the meantime, I feel "trapped" at home even though we would be home anyways and I'm unusually exhausted because I know I can't nap. It's a bit ridiculous how the mind works.
It will look so good when it's finished and I'm looking forward to putting up the fall decor!

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My first official overnight trip away from Adalyn is booked.
I'm freaking out about on the inside.
And a little on the outside.
I have 2 months to process/prepare.
She's almost 2, I realize this is also filed away in the "Ridiculous" category. 

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I'll finish this off with another Timehop memory- a year ago today Adalyn took her first steps!!
So incredibly crazy how fast time goes by!
Something I think I'll always be in disbelief of. 

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Egg-cellant Week

Cheesiest title in the world, I am well aware.

So my new goal is to post her 3 month update before she turns 5 months next week! Reaching for the stars, people.

For now I am going to post the most recent!

I love the holidays and having all of our family in town!

My cousin and her daughter were visiting from Alabama last weekend,  my brother was home for his Spring Break and Mr. B's parents were visiting for Easter weekend.

We celebrated Ali and Ryan's birthdays

Daddy prepping Adalyn for the pictures

 We tried really hard to get a picture of the girls

And they are blessed with wonderful great-grandparents

I love when my whole family is together :)

Me and my big girl

I got my haircut again and went back to my old 'do for real this time.
I was a little more hesitant the last time.

It's always fun having Uncle Ryan home and we were sad to see him leave.
 {Uncle CJ doesn't really look like that...majority won in this picture so I had to use this one}

We went to our church service on Saturday afternoon so that my mom would have time to prepare lunch on Sunday. 
Adalyn looked so pretty in her teal dress from Mimi.

Sunday morning she "opened" her Easter basket.

Happy First Easter, baby girl!

She loved having Nana and Papa visit

We tried to get a family picture...

Trying out her new shades

We are ready and waiting for some warmth and sunshine!

We had lunch at the Mimi and Papa G's house.

We had a delicious lunch {that was way over our calorie limit, I am sure!}

Adalyn had her first Mum-mum 

And tried to use her sippy cup
She's got the right idea!

She took a nice long nap on the couch while we visited with everyone

Auntie Ali and their matching flowers

She loves to be "walked"

We have had such a busy and wonderful week and we are so thankful for our family and, on this weekend especially, our Savior who died and rose again!

They sang this song at our church service on Saturday and I just loved the words:
"Look what Mercy’s overcome; Death has lost and Love has won! Alive! Alive! Hallelujah, Risen Lord, the only One I fall before! I am His because He is alive."