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Our little one's 3 month pictures

Back in December, right before Seth turned 3 months old, my friend Emily and I took some pictures of him for some practice (we are both photographers).

Here are some of Emily's shots:







Here are some that I took:









I love how they turned out and I love having a photographer friend to practice with!

It's Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Love,
our little munchkin



The little things

This past Friday, I sat rocking my sweet boy as he smiled up a me. After a long, hard week of work and errands it was just the thing I needed. My to-do list was shoved to the back of my mind while I spent one on one time with my son. 

I've really been struggling with this whole working mom thing and this week it really got the best of me. I know many people do it and enjoy it but I had a couple days this week where I only spent less than two hours with my 4-month old son. 

Those nights were definitely not by choice but I still feel guilty for not being able to be with him. Sometimes even when I am home I have a running list of things I need to get done and it distracts me from quality time with my son and husband. That makes me feel even more guilty. Or even worse when I have so many errands to run that instead of spending time with my husband while our son naps I'm gone. 

I sat there holding my son and realized none of those errands truly mattered. Only my loved ones matter. 

For his sake I'm going to start saying no so I can put his needs first. For his sake, I am going to learn time management skills so I don't feel rushed to get something done during nap times. For his sake, I am going to start eating healthier and working out so I don't feel exhausted all the time. 

Do any other moms feel this way? What do you do to make time for everything?



I mean who wouldn't want to cuddle with this cutie?!

best of 2013

I have done this in the past (201020112012) and I figured I should keep the tradition going.

The best moments of 2013:

January
found out I was pregnant!

February
my birthday

March
announced our pregnancy

April
Paul's birthday

May
Paul graduated

June
trip to Arizona

July
decorated the nursery

August
babymoon in San Antonio


Jenny had her baby, Madison June

September
Seth was born!

October
celebrated 2 years of marriage

November
Taylor's wedding

December
first Christmas as a family of three

what we have been up to lately...

So I have been a little busy and have not blogged in awhile. Also, I am in the process of trying to move my blog posts around to this blog from my other blog and that is taking up any extra time I might have on a computer. But I figured I would catch everyone up on what we have been doing...

Ashley's Bachelorette Weekend
The first weekend of January some of the girls celebrated Ashley by making a weekend of it and going to Fredericksburg. It was a fun trip and lots of laughs were had. Jenny and I had our first night away from our little ones and it wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be. But we were exhausted and couldn't make it as long as some of the others could.
We started with a wine tour to a couple wineries.


Then we headed to the amazing Alamo Springs Cafe... If you are ever in Fredericksburg, check this place out. Best hamburgers EVER!


Went to a few more wineries.


Then went to dinner and out to Hondo's.




We ended the night with a lingerie party. (no pictures... sorry)

I left the next morning early because I had a 5 hour drive. But it was a great weekend and loved celebrating my girl Ashley... wedding is in less than 15 days!!

Girl's weekend
My girls from college came to visit! Well one of them lives about 5 minutes from me but the other two live in Dallas. It was great to see them!


Seth's dedication
That same Sunday, we dedicated Seth at our church. It was a great morning and all his family was there (and some friends) to celebrate and hold Paul and I accountable. 



This is when the spit-up incident occurred where Seth spit-up on the stage behind me!