Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Getting Ready

So this past week or so and this coming up week I am getting ready.  Not only for Sam's 1st birthday party, but also for my baby girl turning the day after.  I am having a hard time dealing with the fact that she is growing up so fast and getting so big.  I will get over it though...

Here I am 4 days until the party and all I can think of is that there are things to do but none of which I can really accomplish today.  You know, the list of things like make cupcakes/cakes, pack everything up, get food ready, get balloons inflated.  My mantra throughout this whole process has been, "I'm only doing this once, I'm only doing this once."  After this one, we're doing small parties at home where we don't invite the WHOLE extended family.

After the party this weekend I will be sure to post what I know will be hundreds of pictures ;-) 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Family Reunion

This past weekend we got to go to a family reunion in Sand Flat, Texas.  If you don't know where that is...neither do I!  My mom, Sam and I packed up in the car early in the morning and started down and eventually (after getting lost thanks to a wrong fork in the road) arrived.  Most of these people I had never met or are so distantly related to me that I was a little overwhelmed with names and geneology.  It was nice though and on a beautiful family ranch in a gorgeous ranch house.  The food was good and of course Sam loved playing with all of her new friends.  I did get a pic of her trying to get a kiss from another baby.  After a few hours though, Sam was so sleepy and so was I knowing that I had such a long drive back.  We packed back up in the car and snapped a few more pictures on our way out of the ranch.

New Venture

So recently I have started a new business with Initials, Inc.  I am so incredibly excited about this and can't wait to start sharing this with other people!

Here's my starter kit that I got in the mail:

It's a business that specializes in personalized gifts and we offer SO MANY cute products.  I can do parties at your home, work, school, the park, you name it and we can probably do it!  I can also do online/catalog parties as well.

Here's my website if you'd like more information as well as an online catalog. 


If you'd like to be one of the first shows that I do, please let me know!


11 Months

Since I've failed recently at keeping up my blog, it's time to play catch up!  On June 3rd, Sam turned 11 months.  She has been so busy lately and keeping me on my toes!

She's learned to walk and she talks back when you tell her no.  She's not really saying much other da, dada, ugh, etc.

She's a good sleeper and a good eater.  I couldn't really ask for much more :-)  I take her almost everywhere with me and she seems to love it and meeting new people.

This month I joined a fitness bootcamp and she goes to the park with me twice a week and plays with Grandpa Steve while I get my butt kicked by a trainer.