Monday, June 27, 2011

the checklist

I'm a 'list' person and our hospital checklist has been made. My friend Jennifer is the list 'queen' so I used a combination of her list as well as the list below from Laybabylay. I found lots of great ideas for the nursery as well as this cute little checklist there too.

I'm 37 weeks and we are all set...well, as ready as we'll ever be! The car seat is installed, all clothes, etc... have been washed, the bassinet is set up and the bags are packed - mine that is. We are still working on Paul's;) The bassinet was our niece Leighton's and she is kindly letting us borrow it. How special!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

she's a star and d-day!

What a little star. Leighton is on the cover of the Gyro Bowl package. Pick up your Gyro Bowl today at your nearest Target or Toys R Us.

Switch gears.

Today marks exactly one month until D-Day (Delivery Day that is!). I can't even believe how close we are to meeting our little girl. Just 4 weeks to go. We are so excited! Oh and I haven't forgot about the nursery. I will share pictures very soon!

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


What a special bond dads and their daughters have. I know I have the greatest dad in the world and I love spending time with him. He is a talented musician and writer and I truly admire that about him. Thank you dad for all the sacrifices you made for our family, the love you always show and ALL the pink and girly things you have endured having two daughters and now two granddaughters:) You always keep our family laughing. You have also given me lots of good advice over the years. Some of which I will share now.

1. Being an adult isn't as fun as it looks is it?
2. You can't PLAN your life
3. Start every day with a smile....OR...all your babies will be born naked!

Happy Father's Day Dad! I love you!

I also want to wish a Happy Father's Day to my husband Paul. I knew this when I married you, but I know you are going to be the best daddy to our little girl.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

summer dresses

One of the many reasons why I love summer...

all from here

Sunday, June 12, 2011

beach vacation

I'm still here and no baby yet in case you were wondering. We've just been at the beach all week! We had such a relaxing trip filled with good food, quality family time, sunshine, playing in the sand, reading and resting. I thought I would give you a chronological recap of our week, but I messed that up when uploading pictures so I'll be jumping around some.

Little Leighton in the sand.

For the past few years we have been going to Wild Dunes near Charleston, SC and have really enjoyed it. This year the house we stayed at was just perfect. We loved the decor and the layout was perfect for our crew of 7!

We spent lots of time at the beach playing and reading. Speaking of reading, I am truly behind - I've been a little preoccupied with reading pregnancy/baby books. My mom and sister have given me so many books that they have read. I don't know that I'll be able to catch up at this point. I read Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks this past week and really enjoyed it. Next up on the list is The Mountain Between Us and The Help (I'm sure you've all read this one by now).

We also made a trip over to the Greenway at Sullivan's Island. What a beautiful place.

The weather was great the whole trip, but the one sort of cloudy day we had we decided to venture to the SC Aquarium and then stop by Taco Boy for lunch (yum, yum!).

Movie night at Wild Dunes.

We have been to Charleston many, many times, but I don't think I've been on a carriage ride since I was maybe in middle school. Leighton wanted to ride/see the horses so we decided to take a carriage tour. It was such a great way to see the city and the historic homes. If you've never been on a tour, I highly recommend it.

Oh yeah! :)

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family. We always have so much fun together. What a great way to kick off the summer!