Monday, August 29, 2011

8 months!

My little smooshy face is 8 months old!

 Ava, here are you 8 months updates:
  • bedtime begins around 6:30 pm but can last until 8 if you are a fighter that night.  but you sleep til between 6 and 7 the next morning so i'm not complaining!
  • your favorite foods are yogurt, fruit, cheese and pasta!
  • you started CRAWLING!  we've installed the gate but need to get on baby-proofing everything else.
  • we haven't officially weighed you but i think you are around 25 lbs! 
  • a tooth has poked through (bottom right)
  •  you spend your days with Grandma LoLo while mommy and daddy work and you love every minute of it!
  • you're a beach bum at heart which is perfect for us
  • you've officially been through an earthquake and hurricane in the past week
  • dada has been uttered from your beautiful lips in the right context, and also in the wrong context so who knows!
  • your favorite toys are your barn door, piano and garden caterpillar music table (creepy voice and all) but you'd rather the iPad and mommy's iPhone when given the opportunity
  • you LOVE books...that's not my bunny, peek-a-boo (everything) and marley are among the favs
So happy 8 months to you beautiful girl!!!!

In other news...

Hurricane Irene hit.

Although it looks like it hit our living room, we were thankfully safe from any damage although most of our area looks like this:

that's a park bench at the edge of the lake

this is the same boardwalk Ava was sitting on in the picture above take on Friday...this is Sunday

oh hey Pat Battle!

Many people are still without power and have flooding and other damage to their homes.  I hope everyone quickly recovers from crazy Irene.

I love you more today than yesterday

But not as much as tomorrow.  Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Husband!  I remember that downpour 2 years ago as I got all dolled up without a nervous bone in my body.  I knew this was going to be best day of my life...and it was.  Thank you for who you are, all you do, and all we dream of doing together. 
August 29, 2009

Here are a few of my fav pics of us that I found in iPhoto: 
Jupiter, FL 2005

Law School Graduation 2009

Halloween 2006

New Years Eve, Washington D.C. 2006

San Diego 2007

Halloween 2008
Engagement 2007

Punta Cana 2009

Giants Game 2010
Ava's Birthday 2010

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


No, not Pennsylvania, Pre-Ava.  A little more about my recent life (told you I would).

I met Nick in college in 2004.  We got a dog, we graduated, he went to law school, I started working, we got engaged...
Engagement Pictures...Meet Thor

he finished law school, we got married...
August 29, 2009

bought a townhouse...
November 2009

and got pregnant!

April 2010

*Our photographer for our engagement and wedding pictures was John Arcara.  He is awesome and I highly recommend him if you are in New Jersey!


Welcome to my blog!  I've always (ok, not always) wanted to start a fact, I did start one once and then chickened out.  I actually write posts in my head all.the.time!  It's been getting kinda strange so I figured, what the heck, let's do this!  I also look at this as a way to *hopefully* keep a little journal of things I will never remember in a few years.  I know that's what baby books are for, but come on, does everyone keep up with that in this day and age?

Being on theknot, thenest, and thebump is what first got me into the blog world.  I look at them as almost a guilty pleasure.  They're not quite on the guilty pleasure level as such things as The Real Housewives of {insert city here} (except Atlanta, never got into that one), Kardashians, Pregnant in Heels, Teen Mom, etc., you get the point!  But I do love reading blogs.  I use them for inspiration for anything from DIY to parenting to fashion to cooking to photography (don't judge, I haven't learned how to use my camera yet), and also just for pure entertainment.  I love reading blogs from the beginning and seeing how the blogger has evolved throughout.  I've found that as time goes by, people get more creative with so many aspects of their lives.  I hope to do the same.

So that's all for now.  I'll back track my life another time.  But for now, I'll leave you with a picture of my beautiful princess...