Tuesday, January 31, 2012

i may copy you

Hi friends! I hope your day was great. I'm just quickly popping in to say hello and show you two ideas that i may copy from dear lillie. If you saw the growth chart from my last post then you probably saw the dear lillie store. Her blog rocks too.

I actually purchased these baskets from Ikea just because I like the way they look. I love this idea though! Ikea sells the bar, hooks and white caddys too.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Don't you love this growth chart? I know I do! Speaking of growth, Georgia is growing so fast. We had her 6 month check up on Wednesday and she weighed in at 15 lbs 4oz and 26 inches long. She did have her first little sickness Wednesday night. We think she picked up a little stomach bug, but luckily it only lasted for one day. I must say, it is NO fun having a sick baby. You just feel helpless. Luckily she seems to be feeling much better now!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I'm getting older. That's all there is to it. I just recently had my eyes checked. I hadn't been to the eye doctor in over 7 years! Yikes, I know! They had to go in the attic to get my chart! I really noticed a change in my eyes after I had Georgia. Boy have my eyes changed. I was told I needed glasses for a couple different reasons. I had a hard time picking out glasses that would work, but I settled on a pair. Paul introduced me to Warby Parker after, of course, I had already bought a pair. I really like the pair below. The company is sort of set up like TOMS - Buy a pair, Give a pair. I may consider these next time!

I must say, the glasses come in handy when reading!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

happy 6 months georgia!

I can't even believe I'm saying Happy 6 Months! Georgia is growing so fast. It makes me sort of sad, but also happy to see who she's growing into. What a sweet little person she is with a smile that melts our hearts. We have seen more changes from her over the past month. Happy 6 months Georgia Camryn! I'll get on with the pictures now because I'm sure that's all you want to see:) Here she is at 6 months old:

What Georgia has been up to:
-She's eating solids. She's becoming a better eater and has enjoyed carrots and sweet potatoes so far.
- She still rolls EVERYWHERE!
-She is almost ready to crawl we think! Time to start babyproofing!
- She still enjoys when we read to her.
-We love to watch her 'go to town' in her exersaucer.
-Sleeping is still an issue, but we are working on it. She only gets up once in the night, but cries out several times for her paci.
- Naps are 'hit or miss'. Some days she naps well and others she doesn't.
- She is a happy girl and loves to giggle.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

a little madewell love

Just some things I'm eyeing over at Madewell.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

georgia's dedication

Today was a special day for us. Georgia was dedicated. Paul and I made a commitment in front of our friends and family that we will teach Georgia to know and serve Jesus. We feel privileged and thankful that God has entrusted us to be her parents. This, by no means, is Georgia's salvation. That is a decision she will have to make on her own. Hopefully our living and teaching of the word will guide her in the right path.

The service was beautiful. I had the opportunity to sing today and my parents played too. Georgia did great during the service. She had her own little conversation up on the stage. It was adorable. After the service, Paul and I hosted a luncheon at our house. We had a great time visiting with family. Georgia did great all day despite cutting her first tooth today! Yes, her first tooth. What a wonderful and memorable day it was!

" You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deut. 6:5-9

Below is a gown that Paul's mom had made out of her wedding dress. It is beautiful! What a lovely treasure for all the Summerville babies.

Here is Georgia's dedication bible and my dedication bible.

Banana-cinnamon muffins for our guests.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

beef and carrot ragu

Here is a slow cooker recipe that you have to try. It is delicious and super easy which is what I need these days. My mom made this Better Homes and Gardens recipe one day and I liked it so I decided to try it myself. I think you'll like it too!

What you need:
1 lb boneless beef short ribs
10 cloves garlic (ok, I used 1/4tsp of minced garlic b/c that's what I had)
1 8oz pkg. peeled fresh baby carrots, chopped
1 lb roma tomatoes, chopped (I used 5)
1/2 6oz can tomato paste with basil, garlic and oregano
1/2 cup water or red wine

1. Trim fat. Cut beef in chunks and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place beef in slow cooker.
2. Smash garlic cloves. Place garlic on beef. Add carrots and tomatoes to slow cooker.
3. In bowl, whisk together tomato paste and water or wine. Pour over meat and vegetables.
Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.

I served it with extra wide egg noodles. We plan on having it again this week!

By the way, you may have noticed that I have rearranged some things on the blog. I hope you find it easier to navigate the recipes now.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

the week after Christmas

As I mentioned in a previous post, we spent a couple days in the mountains after Christmas. We just went for a long weekend. It was unseasonably warm up there for this time of year. We had a great time visiting family. One night, our parents watched Leighton and Georgia so we could go see a movie. Paul and I hadn't been to a movie theater in 6 months. We saw Mission Impossible. It was a good action film. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

We enjoyed Facetime with Uncle Andrew and Aunt Danielle while they were in California.
I think that gets me caught up on our Christmas adventures. Lookout for a new recipe in the next post. Happy Thursday to you!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

ballard and pb

Oh Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn! I enjoyed your new catalog today. Here are a few things that caught my eye.

from Ballard Designs:

From PB:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

first christmas

Well hello and Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a great Christmas too! We just got back from spending a few days in the mountains so I'm catching up on some blogging, laundry, cleaning, etc...before the work week starts up. Here are some pictures from Georgia's first Christmas! Our Christmas was wonderful and extra special this year.

We celebrated Christmas with the Summerville's a week early this year! What a fun and special night it was.

Georgia with Granny B and Pops

Christmas Eve

Santa came and boy was he good:)

Christmas morning (yes, I fixed my hair and put on make-up for the pj pics:)

Christmas Day with my family