Kissing It Good-Bye::

Hello Lovely’s! Happy Tuesday to everyone! I just wanted to reach out with a quick update! Pregnancy is going well, food aversions are finally leaving for the most part! Craving chocolate cake with chocolate frosting but only allowing myself a few bites a day if any haha. We started the potty training nightmare last monday and she successfully went potty the first day, however it seemed to go downhill with accidents and then all together just wanting nothing to do with the potty. So we decided to take a week break and try again. She is only 20 month’s, just hoping she will be trained by her second birthday in May and out of diapers for good before baby number 2 arrives this summer. This weekend Cory and I worked on getting her big girl bed toddler proofed! We moved it to the corner of the room nice and tight to the one wall and put a toddler rail by her head. She successfully took her first 30 min nap yesterday afternoon! (it’s a start!) Today as I am writing this post she has been sleeping for 1 hour in her big girl bed! Were getting somewhere! I plan to keep doing her daily nap in the big girl room and then eventually in the next hopefully few weeks transfer her completely! Wish us luck! Hope you all have a good week and stay warm, we have been living in the house as everyone outside seems to still be sick and it’s just so darn cold! I will share the most recent photo from my pregnancy as Lydia is helping me kiss the first trimester goodbye! She gives the baby (my belly) kisses daily and points at my growing bump saying Baby everyday and it just melts my heart!



Hello! It is finally time to let our secret out! We are expecting baby number 2 this July! After a rocky and very nauseous first three months, with weight loss, exhaustion and food aversions, I am finally getting into my second trimester and thank goodness! I am in the process of potty training Lydia, mean while visiting the doctor and still trying to overcome the sickness from the end of December with no medication. I heard baby’s heartbeat at 11 weeks and 3 days a strong 160’s! Saw the baby at week 8 and am anxiously awaiting my next appointment at 16 weeks! We decided to not find out the gender of our first born (Lydia), but have decided that this time around we will find out and have a small family gender reveal! Word’s cannot express how excited I am to be fortunate enough to have another, but a part of me will still be nervous and scared to take on two babes. We plan to take thing’s one day at a time and adjust accordingly, we are already getting Lydia comfortable with “baby in my belly.” She even points at my belly and say’s baby and after every nap, every morning she kisses baby while standing in her crib!! We love both of these little one’s so much and after having a previous miscarriage before Lydia and having some family history of miscarriage, I am feeling extremely blessed to have already made it to the second trimester with this one! I will be posting more pregnancy, toddler updates soon! Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!


Hello! Let me just start by saying I hope your Holiday was wonderful! We had a truly busy, and good Christmas. However on the night of my birthday or should I say early the next morning, the flu bug hit me like a bus! I was knocked out cold, could hardly move! Thankful my parent’s were able to take turns stopping by the house to help take care of Lydia! 48 Hour’s later I was feeling sooo much better and lucky as I was photographing a family friend’s wedding that evening! After the wedding at 10pm, Cory and I loaded up the car and our little family headed to Georgia. Well not even 3 hours into the 14 hour drive, lydia threw up all over in her carseat and on her, poor dear! We assumed she had motion sickness, cleaned up and continued on. However 2 day’s later she had the flu, a few hour’s later… Cory had the flu and pretty soon everyone was sick with the flu. Worst start to a new year that we have ever had. We left Georgia after only a few day’s to head home and be sick at our own house, close to doctor’s and our own beds! Let’s just say its been a few day’s and everyone is finally feeling back to normal. Ugh I do not wish sickness onto anyone! Looking forward to the upcoming month’s as spring approaches and hopefully sickness will be done for a while! I know this is not a very happy update, however I need to stay positive and by looking back and remembering times like these it helps make those everyday little spat’s all the more easy to handle. We planned a trip up north (only about an hour drive) this upcoming weekend to celebrate Cory’s birthday a few day’s early with some family. Wish us luck!! I will include an adorable photo of Lydia to help make this post seem a little more friendly! IMG_73941