Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!!

Since today is Father's Day I wanted to post a couple of pictures of the amazing Fathers that I have in my life!

I am pretty dang sure that I have the best dad! I wanted to post a picture of me and my dad on my facebook today so I went searching through some old photo albums. I had the hardest time trying to pick just one picture. I noticed a trend in all of my childhood photos, my dad is in all of them! (I know my mom was there too, sadly I don't get to see her awesome 80s/90s hair though since she is the one taking the pictures.)
I have a ton of great memories with my dad and I loved looking at the pictures and remembering them more. I'm a little jealous of my younger sisters that still get to spend so much time with him. They are going to be going on some camping trips this summer and I wish I could go too!
I love my dad so much and am so grateful that I had him to raise me and be an example to me!

The next amazing Father in my life is Josh.
I always knew he would be a good dad some day, but he has really amazed me with how much he loves his little girl! Obviously you can't comprehend the love you will feel for your child until you actually have them with you, but I think I didn't really realize how much having a baby can affect the daddy as well.

Josh has been an amazing dad since the very begining! When we were in the hospital right after Presley's birth, he had to do almost everything for her since I could barely move after having my c-section. He loved taking care of that tiny little girl and did a great job with her.
I love watching him with her. They love eachother and love to be crazy together. (Sadly, this does not help me when I need to put the baby to sleep) Presley lights up when she sees or hears her daddy. When she hears the door open from the garage she turns to see him because she recognizes that it will be him coming in.
I'm excited for Presley to be able to grow up and gain lots of good memories with her daddy. She will have lots and lots of pictures with him, just like I do with my dad.
I love my little family and I know that I'm SO blessed to have Josh & Presley with me for forever!

Happy Father's Day!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Backyard Pics

Here are some pictures of the backyard.....

 And After:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My First Real Mother's Day

 Last year I was pregnant on Mother's Day AND my Birthday fell on Mother's Day. So I guess I kinda counted as being a mom last year, but this year was better because I had my little munchkin with me.
I LOVE being a mom! It's what I've always wanted to to/be. Whenever someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say "a mom". I was worried about how I would like being a stay at home mom, but I love spending my time with Presley! Plus I'm working from home full time still so I do keep busy.
Presley is my pride and joy! I get so proud of the little things she does and I take SOOOO many pictures and videos of her! I get blown away by how much I can love this little girl, it's seriously crazy. I love watching her sleep in her little jammies, she is the cutest little person in the world!
I am extremely blessed to have an amazing husband and daughter! I can't wait for more Mother's Days, and for the day when Presley will be singing with the primary kids in church on Mother's Day. I'm pretty sure I'll be crying like a baby in the audience! 

My 27th Year

For my birthday I got to wake up to this precious little angel....
 The 3 of us got to spend the day together and went shopping and just relaxed. We rented a chick flick and ordered pizza and had a nice time snuggling on the couch

It's weird to think that I'm 27 years old. I remember being 17 and it doesn't seem that long ago, but it's been 10 years!! Crazy! I don't feel that old, but when I think of the fact that my mom had 4 kids when she was my age...... THAT makes me feel old/weird.

Monday, June 4, 2012

One of the reasons we fell in love with this house was the backyard. It wasn't anything pretty in the begining, but we (or should I say Josh) have put a LOT of hard work into making it the backyard we wanted.
The grass needed to be brought back to life, and then the weeds had the be pulled..... and there can be a lot of weeds when you have a 1/3 acre lot. We got rid of the big ugly cement circles in the middle of the grass areas. Fixed the pool pump and got the pool acid washed and all ready for swimming. Planted a bunch of palm trees and some ficus trees. Installed a drip system for all of the new plants and fixed the existing spirnkler system. And had a paver patio put in and then the pool fence installed.
There are just a few more palm trees and plants we want to get, but the backyard is SO nice now! We love it and love spending time out there (in the pool since it's so stinking hot right now) Here are a few videos to show how the yard looked before, during and then how it looks now.