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seven months

seven months

It seems like just yesterday that Joy Belle reached the half-year mark. I can’t believe she’s already 7 months old! Over the last couple of months, she’s truly blossomed. Her little personality is shining and she’s growing and changing daily….

favorite things | 6 months

favorite things | 6 months

I thought it would be fun to share some of Joy Belle’s favorites from time to time. Since I’m slacking keeping her baby book updated, it’ll be fun for me to go back and reminisce one day. In the meantime,…

christmas morning brunch

christmas morning brunch

With this Christmas being Joy Belle’s first, I really wanted a way to share Christmas morning with our families. She’s the first and only grandchild on both sides, so we thought it would be nice to invite our parents and…

picture perfection

picture perfection

I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a hobby, but I absolutely love wrapping gifts. For years I’ve been a sucker for brown, builders paper (from Lowe’s). In the past, I’ve stamped fun holiday shapes, painted names and quotes,…

six months

six months

It’s so hard to believe that it’s already been half of a year since I first laid eyes on this tiny beauty. She’s taught me so much in her short span of life and filled my heart with more happiness…

jolly ole st. nicholas

jolly ole st. nicholas

Last week Joy Belle had her post-op/6 week therapy check-up with her surgeon. She had a great report and Dr. B was very happy with her progress. She will continue wearing her shoes with the brace 23 hours a day,…

homemade with love (& essential oils)

homemade with love (& essential oils)

Recently I’ve joined the bandwagon and purchased Young Living essential oils. Before sharing our oily journey, I wanted to be sold-out and better educated on the oils. After a few weeks, I’ll admit I’ve become a fan and seen the…

wildest dreams

wildest dreams

In my wildest dreams, I could have never imagined the joy my family of three would bring me. Justin and Joy Belle are more than I deserve and I’m reminded daily how truly blessed I am to have them both….

from our family to yours

from our family to yours

Many of you should be receiving a little Christmas cheer from us, in the form of an adorable picture card of Miss Dimples. This year I was in a bit of a time crunch trying to get photos taken of my…

beautiful feet

beautiful feet

It’s been too long since I’ve updated you all on Joy Belle’s progress. Since the last time I filled you in on her beautiful feet, she’s said good-bye (finally!) to those casts and hello to her new shoes. With so many…