I find many inspiring things on pinterest. One being these adorable “Mistle-Toes” plate of littles ones feet print.


With it being Amelia’s first Christmas, I feel like we have to do everything and anything to make it memorable. Santa even sent Ralphie, her elf on a shelf, this year. Though she won’t remember Ralphie being here, I love the idea of having him here from her very first Christmas. We will have many photos showcasing Ralphie for her to “remember” him as she gets older.

With it being Amelia’s first Christmas – I look forward to starting traditions from the get go – Santa has sent her new pj’s to sleep in – the one gift she is allowed to open on Christmas eve – and mommy and daddy will be making a gingerbread house along with cookies for Santa.

I hope that as Amelia grows, she loves these traditions as much as I did growing up (plus the new ones we are starting as a family!)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


California bound

Had a fun ladies day shopping. Amelia is ready for California in her new bathing suits from Janie and Jack and Target. Plus side to buying a bathing suit now is that everything is on super sale, downside is that, hello this is Vegas, summer isn’t over until October – we still need options for summer wear!!


Janie and Jack bathing suit only $15.99


Target bathing suit only $4.00!

Its hard to believe diamonds are a girls best friend


Gozer watching over Amelia

I grew up with dogs and would consider myself a dog person.

It’s heart warming to see the bond formed already between Amelia and Gozer.

Gozer was attached to my belly all throughout my pregnancy. I had no doubts that him and Amelia would be best friends. That was until we brought her home. Gozer wasn’t the center of attention anymore which made him keep his distance at first.

I’m so glad to see that has changed. He is as protective and caring towards her as he is towards me. I can’t wait to see how their bond grows overtime.

Oh how they grow!


I can’t believe my little 6lb 11oz – 19.25″ baby girl is already this big. I remember how little she was in her bouncer. Now look at her.. Calvin always says that he can’t wait for her to be bigger and more interactive. I for one get sad at how fast it is all going by. You really don’t feel old until you have a child. It’s like they automatically make time speed up. I look forward to all the great times ahead of us.

Saturday July 28th

Calvin works a closing shift tonight so Amelia and I took him to work and then ran some errands. It was hot, as usual, and was nice to finally be home – out of the heat.

I made soup for dinner. A lemon, soy and rice vinegar broth with fish and Bok Choy. I found it to be delicious for something I just kind of threw together.

Amelia fussed the entire time because of her teeth. I finally got her to take a nap which was a huge relief. I was in need of some quiet time.


Tomorrow Calvin and I are getting our hair done. I’m going back to brunette and he is getting his hair trimmed and dyed black. He does already have black hair, we are just performing maintenance to some greys 🙂 stay tuned for photos!

Thursday Fun


Calvin had today off so we wanted to do something as a family. We started out the day with a nice 45 minute walk with Amelia and the pooches. The dogs love going for walks and get excited even if we mention the word. It was nice outside when we began our walk being that it was only 8am. By time 830am hit I was melting. I thought for a moment it wasn’t going to get too uncomfortable because it was so early. Silly me, I’ve only lived in Las Vegas for 24 years. Not nearly enough time to know how Summers are here. 🙂 I’m glad we went for the walk though. It definitely set the tone for the day.

We knew that Lola Juliet was coming over to visit after work so we planned a lunch outing for the family. Yama Sushi is one of our favorite restaurants. We haven’t had sushi since Marlith and Spencer came to visit so we figured it was time. Boy was it overdue! The seaweed salad, seafood salad and rolls hit the spot. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back tomorrow. Yum!



After lunch we drove to check out this Filipino market called Seafood City. It was right around the corner from the restaurant so we couldn’t resist. I love Lola Juliet’s cooking so seeing all that goes into it was an interesting experience.

After the market we came home and enjoyed a much needed nap while Lola Juliet spent time with Amelia.

Once I was up from my nap, I got Amelia ready and we drove to Abbey’s house to visit with Abbey, Katy and little Isabelle. Abbey gave birth to Isabelle 1 month and 4 days before I had Amelia. Abbey and Katy are sisters and I know them from working at Terra West. The really awesome thing is that Katy is now expecting her first (a little boy) in December. I’m so extremely excited that our kids will all be so close in age! We all get along so well that it’s just natural to be around these ladies. I only expected to visit for an hour since Amelia was due for a bath and bed time was creeping up. I ended up being there for almost 3 hours, just chatting away with girls. It’s really nice getting out of the house and spending time with other moms.

Amelia and I finally made it home and she was in bed right away. Wore out from the non stop excitement I’m sure 🙂

Overall – it was a great day surrounded by great people.

Sorry for any grammatical errors or typos. It’s late and I’m tired 🙂

Amelia and Aurora


Amelia has this bunny that we named Aurora. Why Aurora? Simply because her tag says “Aurora” and it fit her quite nicely. Anyhoo! Amelia absolutely loves playing with her, and I swear this toy will be the one to help her learn to roll over from back to belly.

I have such a great time watching Amelia react to new things every day. Now when she glances at Aurora while getting her diaper changed, she starts smiling and talking as if they are old friends. It melts me to the core. Definitely makes me appreciate all the time I am able to spend with her.