Wednesday, September 26, 2012

sept 26



paxton is one!

"hApPy bIrThDaY tO yOu,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU,
hApPy bIrThDaY dEaR pAxToN,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU!"

happy birthday to my dream come true

digging in

feeding grandma

so yummy!

sitting on brother

best buddies

sitting in my new birthday chair
 you fill our lives with joy & laughter

my proudest journey has been parenthood

thank you - you are such a blessing

we love you baby boy

so much

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

sept 22


 it ended up being a perfect day for a special one year-old's birthday party.

Friday, September 21, 2012

sept 21


 i love me some diet coke.

the burn, the burn.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

sept 20


 building forts with daddy.

 cue my heart melting into a thousand tiny love bits.

this makes my heart soar.

dreams coming true my friends.

dreams coming true.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

sept 19


 cooper is no fool.

he lays right under paxton the entire time he eats.

and he's always rewarded.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

sept 16


 strange combo in the drying rack
- knife - breast milk - cutting board

Saturday, September 15, 2012

sept 15

first thing you see

 this technically isn't true.

the first thing i see is darkness, since my child wakes up before the sun.

this is the first thing i WISH to see every morning.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

sept 13


 this table has been in my parent's house for as long as i can remember.

now it lives in paxton's room.

it makes my heart sing every time i look at it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

sept 6

every day

 we clean bottles every day.

it's a never-ending chore.

i wouldn't change a thing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

sept 5


 my students are bright.

they know what they want in a teacher.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Surgery day has come and gone.

I was in such wonderful hands with Dr. Zundel - go to him FOR SURE if the need ever arises (which I hope it never does!).

My surgery went really well and recovery wasn't too bad.

The worst part was the itchiness of the bandage.

I was on pain pills for about 36 hours post-surgery, and then I was ready to be out of the cloud of pain management.

My mom spent the night with me the first night after surgery (my mom is the best!).

I'll be honest, the worse part was Paxton came down with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease the day I went into surgery.


Jay had to sleep with Paxton as he whimpered through the night. He really gets a gold medal for those few nights. A baby with HF&M on top of teething!?! No thanks. Thank you honey!

one day post-surgery
hanging out together
our first outing to safeway - staring at my bandage
safeway aisle sillies
6 days later - the bandage comes off!

I was so afraid to take off my bandage, but once I did - SWEET RELIEF!

I have no idea how you people with casts do it.

I've never broken a bone but I hear that itches like nothing other.

I. Couldn't. Imagine.

Anyway, great news came 7 days after surgery.

Longest 7 days ever.

My biopsy came back benign.


Thank you for all the well-wishes, prayers, flowers and cards.

This chapter is over.

It's been a long 3 months of not knowing the status of my health.

Please don't take a day for granted.

Our health is so precious.


sept 2



Saturday, September 1, 2012

sept 1

you, now

 i was going to edit out those huge bags under my eyes.

but i earned 'em, dang it!