Thursday, July 25, 2013

So FOURtunate!

Four years ago I.........

was putting on my beautiful dress

was getting ready with my girls

was riding in the limo to the church with my girls

was kissing my HUSBAND!


Toasting to forever with our wedding party
Dancing to "My First Love Song"

Cutting our cake

Dancing the night away!


Wow...four years! It's amazing how time flies, really! I can honestly say I'm more in love with Jon than ever before. He is a great husband and an amazing father. I couldn't imagine my life without him by my side and I wouldn't want to. I'm so blessed that he is mine. I thank God every day for him. I truly married my best friend in the entire world.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Car Organization

When it's just two adults organization isn't quite as important as it is when you have a child (or children).

My old car was a disaster 99.9% of the time...and I'm probably being a little lenient with the word "disaster".

Once I got my new beauty I promised myself that I would keep it clean and organized. 

I snapped a few pictures just to give you an idea of what the inside of my car looks like now:



This is my center console. It's not that big of a compartment, but I don't keep a lot in there. A few CDs (Hi, Jake Owen!), a trial size body spray (Be Enchanted) and lotion (Midnight Pomegranate).

Trash is easy to pile up in the car. I just threw a plastic sack onto my gear shift (much to Jon's dismay) and I change it out whenever it needs it.


Super fancy, huh?

In the backseat I have a spare umbrella, a window scraper, and a collapsable tote. In the tote is a spare blanket and burp rag for Cooper. 

Once he gets to be forward facing I'm going to use an organizer on the back of my seat, but since he wouldn't be able to use it now...there's no reason for it and it would just be unnecessary.



The trunk...empty..well..that's a lie. Jon's anniversary present is in there..which is why there is no picture...but NORMALLY it's empty! ;)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cooper-5 Months!!






Wasn't it just yesterday that I was writing Coop's 4 month update?! 

Holy. Guacamole.

Happy Baby Picture..ready...go!



Height: 24 3/4"
Weight: 13 lbs 5 oz
Diapers: Size 2
Clothes: 3-6 Months

Highlights from this month:
-Rolls both ways...all the time!
-Laughs...oh those laughs melt my heart!
-Looks at me or Jon when he hears our voices.
-Looks at you when you say his name.
-Grabs toys...and they go directly to his mouth.
-Attempts to hold bottle..but gets lazy half way through. But he can put his bottle into his mouth if you hand it to him..he just doesn't hold it up enough to completely be independent on this one.
-Tried squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and peas. We're 3 of 4...not sure we're a fan of peas yet!
-Takes 5 oz of formula every 3 hours. 
-Sat up unassisted for the first time on 7/14/13 (at 5 months and 1 day).
-Can get into crawling position. 
-Babbles like crazy. 
-Said "mama" 3 times in one night...hasn't said it since. :(
-If he's laying down and has something to pull on, he can pull himself up into the sitting position.
-Starts to mimick sounds back to us.
-On a good normal night he goes to bed between 7-7:30 and wakes up between 6-7:00. 
-We are still working on naps but we have came a LONG way this month. We were going from 4 20-30 minute naps a day to 2 1-1/2 hour naps and 1 30-45 minute nap. Much happier baby when he is well rested!!

This has been the best month so far...he has changed SO much and you see his little (BIG actually!) personality coming through.

Enjoy a few more pictures from the past few weeks:



True story: After this picture was taken, I took Cooper off of Reggie and Reg got up, mean mugged Cooper, then sat on the other side of the bed. Besties? Not quite yet...hahaha


Oh My Gawwwwd Mama!!


This picture melts my heart into a million pieces.


Monday, July 15, 2013

What's for dinner this week?


We've been going out to dinner A LOT since Cooper's been born. It's just easier. However--it's not easier on our wallets...or my waistline! I'm back into meal planning full swing!

Monday
Baked Ravioli
Garlic Bread

Tuesday
Burgers
Fries

Wednesday
Mama Date with Cort

Thursday
Chicken Enchiladas
Chips & Dip

Friday
Fish 
Potato Wedges

Saturday
Grilled Cheese
Chips

Sunday
Florida-Georgia Line && Luke Bryan Concert!!!!! (Don't worry--it's no big deal ;))


And because no post is complete without a picture...

Pic


You're Welcome.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Currently...

Watching: 

Link

Real Housewives of New Jersey. Rosie is my favorite. Tell me you don't agree! I want to go have a drink with her!

I'm also loving Catfish and of course my girls of RHOC. 

Planning:

A getaway to Gatlinburg for Jon and I!!!

And I can NOT wait!!!

Anticipating:

This pretty girl's bridal shower this weekend:
(Sidenote: This picture was taken on the day she met her future husband..no big deal ;))



All the fun milestones with this handsome fella:


Celebrating year four of marital bliss/fun with this amazing man:


Seeing this guy for the 11th (ish?) time in 2 weeks:




What can I say...life is good!!