Feb 26, 2013

monkeys + naptime.

lincoln napping with his monkey. goodness. i can't get over how cute this is! love this little man so very much! i am one blessed mommy.

happy tuesday! 

Feb 25, 2013

little moments.

life is busy. being a mom is stressful. but i'm quickly learning that these precious little moments go by so fast. i don't want to miss a single one.

Feb 23, 2013

my hair dilemma.

 ever get stuck in a rut when it comes to your hairstyle? yeah. i've been there for a while. i desperately want something different but am having such a hard time deciding what to do. ugh. i really don't want to chop it off because i've been growing it out over the last year and i don't want to regret it later on, you know? making decisions about my hair is not easy but i finally found two looks i like. a subtle ombre or bangs? what are your thoughts? suggestions?

Feb 22, 2013

our home.

this is our humble abode. we live here. we play here. we want to create memories with our son here. it's not perfect but it's our home. so thankful.

Feb 20, 2013

snowflakes + family

this past weekend we got to spend some much needed family time with joel's sister & her kids. we haven't seen them in over two years! we also witnessed our first snowfall of the winter season which made it extra special. so thankful for the moments we got to share with them.

Feb 19, 2013


mornings are one of my favorite times with lincoln.
he gets to come in the big bed with mommy and play for a bit.

Feb 16, 2013

snow day!

it's snowing!
it's the first snow we've seen this winter & i am loving it!

we hope you & yours are having a wonderful weekend!

Feb 14, 2013

my funny valentine.

our silly boy.
 love this face!
 my valentine message to joel. i'm pretty sure he loved it...?
 my lovely roses from the hubs. i just might stare at them all afternoon.

hope you are feeling the love today!

happy valentines!

Feb 13, 2013

pasta with avocado 'cream' sauce.

i love avocado. i love it on sandwiches, in salads, on top of soups or rice. it is seriously one of my favorite super foods. so when i saw this recipe, i was pumped to try it! i was going dairy-free for a couple of weeks to see if it would help with lincoln's acid reflux so this quick, easy meal was perfect for a busy weeknight. loved it!

pasta with avocado "cream" sauce:


1 medium ripe avocado, pitted 
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp kosher salt  
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 servings, 6 oz. of  your choice of pasta
freshly ground pepper to taste


1. bring several cups of water to a boil and cook your pasta according to package directions.
2. meanwhile, in a food processor, place your garlic cloves, lemon juice and olive oil and blend until smooth. then add in your pitted avocado, basil and salt. process until smooth and creamy.
3. when pasta is done cooking, drain in strainer and place in a large bowl. pour sauce on the pasta and toss until completely combined. garnish with ground pepper & serve immediately.

enjoy & happy wednesday!


Feb 12, 2013

birthday breakfast!

today is joel's 30th birthday so lincoln and i celebrated by getting up early and whipping up a little birthday breakfast for daddy.  and what better thing is there to have on your birthday than "birthday cake" pancakes! oh yes. we did.
turns out lincoln would rather sleep than help make pancakes.
 getting kisses.
enjoying our pancakes. oh and happy birthday to abe, too!
 this is as far as we got. these cakes were oh so sweet!
 smiles before daddy heads off to work.
 happy birthday, daddy! we love you so much!

Feb 11, 2013


weekends are a treasured time at our house. daddy gets to be home with us for two whole days! we can have breakfast together, snuggle on the couch and if we're lucky, maybe even give the kiddo a bath :)

Feb 5, 2013

the little man.

goodness. he is so handsome. of course, i am the child's mother so i'm allowed to be biased, right?

love those baby toes!

mr. wrinkles.

five minutes in & we're already tired of getting our picture taken. that's my cue: naptime.

happy tuesday!