Holiday Cheer

Hello, I know I know it has been wayyy too long! Day’s have been flying by and the blog got lost in the dust! I have every intention to continue again! I miss posting and most of all I can’t seem to remember thing’s as well “mom brain forever?” so this is a great place to write thoughts and stories that I can look back on when my sweetie is all grown up! I have tried to keep a journal… I did really well writing each week of pregnancy and the first month after Lydia was born, continuing once a month until she turned one year. Also I did a entry when she first really started to walk and a 18 month entry. However what about all the day to day things I don’t want to forget?! I have Instagram for little pieces of daily life and Facebook… but is there such a thing as oversharing? The blog is a place that people can come if they care enough to read, if not… well it will be here for me to look back on and see how much my life has already changed! That being said Lydia is 19 months old and such a joy! I am an obsessive mama photographer that wants to capture her every move and see seems to enjoy being in front of the camera! With the holiday’s starting up and Christmas right around the corner I am taking so many holiday photo’s it made ordering our Christmas cards super hard! Could not make up my mind… too many cute photo options! I am hoping to start some new (for us) Christmas traditions now that Lydia is getting older. We are hoping to enjoy the Garden of Lights at the Botanical Garden this year, also I have never and am actually very excited to make our first ginger bread house! The house is all decorated and the tree is trimmed, stockings are hung waiting for St. Nick to come tonight! We have parties planned every weekend until the end of January and I am loving it! This is one of the most magical times of the year! We plan to keep Christmas gift’s simple. Cory and I prefer to put the money toward traveling.. (planning a family road trip for new years) and I really don’t want to overwhelm Lydia with a bunch of thing’s she will play with for a day and then forget. That being said the whole something they Want, Need, Wear, Read and something from Santa is where we are at! Thank’s to a friend I came across Usborne Book’s about 9 months ago and since then have hosted a party and gotten about 30 books to grow her Library. I set aside a few to wrap as her Read. Want/Santa is a little people princess castle that we are sure will be a huge hit! Need is a new potty and potty watch for potty training in January! Wear is some new jammies and a new pretty cotton dress for church! I really want to teach her to joy’s of giving and spreading kindness as she continues to grow! What are some of your favorite Holiday Traditions?!

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Lydibug Photography::

Hello! I wanted to share with you all my exciting new adventure! I have been taking photos for people and events for years! Being a stay at home mom to Lydia has inspired me to take that next step and open my own Photography Business! Lydibug Photography has had one session so far this month and has over fifteen more sessions booked for this summer! I am so thrilled at the overwhelming amount of response I have been receiving! I plan to start a website soon, but for now you can find me on facebook @lydibug.photography! Remember me for you next session! 

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Catch Up::

Hi Darling’s… I know I know, it has been a few months! Lydia is 6 months old and I am way behind… I need to do a little catch up before the crazy holiday’s start up tomorrow! Lydia is our greatest adventure she is an amazing baby.. we are so lucky! She eats 3 “solid” meals a day, sleeps 8pm-8am and hardly ever cries. She naps once in the morning and then just little 20 min cat naps through out the rest of the day. She smiles all the time, loves the camera and enjoys watching her fur brother roam the house. She is sitting up on her own and learning to roll from her back to her tummy (she rolled stomach to back at 8 weeks, and has rolled from her back to her stomach.. but were still working on that one.) She isn’t quite ready to crawl yet, but that is alright, she will get there soon enough. Lydia also has 2 bottom middle teeth and enjoys playing with her toes, and putting them in her mouth. She does the most amazing belly laughs, and “talks” all the time! We love our sweet pea more than words can say!! Here are a few monthly photos, to get you caught up!

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One Month::

Hello! I am still in shock at how fast time is going… Lydia is already a month old. We headed to the doctor today for her one month wellness check and her shot “poor baby” I was “that” mother crying during her shot. Lydia did great all things considered. Our lives have changed so much in this past month, everything revolves around our sweet baby girl and her needs and I wouldn’t want it any other way! To remember how tiny she was I took a few photos and even included some milestones and likes, dislikes to remember for years to come. Happy one month baby girl- you are our world!

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Weekly Update::

Hi Darling’s! Just wanted to reach out and give you a little update.. we have been crazy busy raising Lydia. She is still such a great baby! Last night she co-slept with us for 7 hours straight! Midnight till 7 am! Wow! She is growing fast and already has more clothing than me! We are loving our daily walks and keeping busy around the house with lots of snuggles! Here are a few more weekly photos… I know I am a bit behind but Lydia is my top priority at this moment! 

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Week 2: First tutu ever! Thanks Grandma!

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Week 3: Fresh Lilacs: Adorable!

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Our Sweet Baby Girl: 3 weeks old

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Family Photo before our friend Alexa’s wedding

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This Sweet L I made for Lydia’s Nursery- more on that another day!

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First Holiday- Memorial Day- Loving this adorable romper!