Happy 50th Birthday, Mom!!



Jacob and Grandma

Lucas and Grandma

Wordless Wednesday: Cake!

Thanks to Paula from Frosted Fingers for making Luke’s fabulous birthday cake!

It tasted as yummy as it looks! :)


I have linked this picture to: Wordless Wednesday Home
5 Minutes for Mom ~ Go Graham Go! ~ Jolly Mom ~ Look What Mom Found… ~ Mom of 3 Girls ~
Momspective ~ MomStart ~ Two of a Kind… ~ Frosted Fingers

Luke’s 1st Birthday (In Pictures)

Wearing his "birthday boy" shirt

At the Farmer's Market

Crawling around the splash pad

Eating his birthday cake

After cake... time for a bath!

Today My Baby Turns One!

One year ago I gave birth to my youngest son.


Lucas and mommy


Lucas Nathaniel


Baby fingers


Baby toes


Happy 1st Birthday, Lucas Nathaniel!

Happy Birthday, Jen! (Giveaway)

Jennifer and my brother "back in the day"

Mommy Jennifer

Auntie Jennifer

Happy Birthday to my Sister-In-Law :) Hope you have a fabulous day today!


Ever have a birthday or other celebration where you forgot to get a card? I have! To ensure that you are never in that predicament again (well for at least the next 12 occasions) I am giving away a Buttoned Up Last Minute Greeting Card set.

How to enter to win:

Easy! Just leave a comment wishing Jennifer a Happy Birthday :)

Giveaway will end on July 19, 2010 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I won this product as part of a bundle pack a few months ago. I am not being compensated in any way for talking about this product or offering one as a giveaway.)

Happy Birthday, Amber!

Today is my sister’s birthday so I just wanted to wish her a Happy Birthday!! :)

Jacob’s 2nd Birthday

Jacob turned two years old on Friday, June 4th. We celebrated his birthday by spending the morning playing at home and after nap went to an indoor play place and a train themed restaurant for dinner. Jacob and Lucas had a lot of fun and I wanted to share some pictures from the day.



Jacob trying to blow his train whistle

Jacob was excited to see the food train coming towards him

Jacob's birthday cupcakes w/ Thomas on them

Enjoying the frosting and his new Thomas ring

Jacob's birthday shirt said "Choo Choo I'm Two!"

Tell me “seasoned” moms… what did you think of this age? Would you call them the “Terrific Twos” or “Terrible Twos”? Jacob has tons of energy and is pretty rambunctious but I am thinking this year is going to be terrific anyways :)

Happy Second Birthday, Jacob Thomas!

Two years ago today I gave birth to my first child.

Last year he turned one.

And today he is two.

I love him so much and I’m proud to be his mother! Happy 2nd birthday, Jake!

June Is Going To Be Awesome (Giveaway)

I am so happy that it is finally June! Here are ten reasons why:

1) My firstborn turns TWO on the 4th!

2) My “baby” turns ONE on the 25th!

3) June brings the official “start” of my favorite season (though it feels like summer has been here in Chicago for a few weeks now).

4) Lots of fresh fruits and veggies and grilling out means I’m eating healthier.

5) Spending most of our day outside means that the boys sleep well at night which means I get more sleep, too.

6) We will go on our first picnic of the year.

7) The boys get to wear their matching “My Dad Is Rad” t-shirts on Father’s Day.

8) Garage Sales, Farmer’s Markets, and Festivals will make our weekends fun!

9) We get to spend a lot of time with our friends and family this month.

10) THE “BIRTHDAY BASH” EVENT IS HERE!!!!!!!! To celebrate Jake and Luke’s birthdays I am throwing a blog party and you are all invited! There are going to be giveaways every weekday for the whole month of June and just for fun I may even add a few in on the weekends.

Let’s start things off right now!

The first giveaway this month will be a $25 gift card to my favorite store…. TARGET! There is only one way you can win this and that is by becoming a subscriber (RSS or email) and leaving a comment here on this post to let me know that you subscribe. The winner will be chosen on July 1st.

Subscribing is FREE and easy to do… On the right hand side, in the sidebar toward the top of this page there are two sections. One says “Don’t miss a post!” and one says “Receive new posts by email”. Choosing either of those helps ensure you won’t miss a giveaway this month. Please make sure to confirm your subscription when you get a confirmation email.

Disclosure: Target did not provide me with the gift card.

Make sure to check back tomorrow and the rest of this month for new giveaways! :)

Wordless Wednesday: Toy Story Birthday Party

Here are some fun pictures from my nephew’s third birthday party this past weekend:

The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy's Sister (Maddie)



Camden And His Cousins In Their Matching Shirts... Love It!!

For A Special Three Year Old…

Happy 3rd Birthday to my nephew, Camden!! Look at the pictures of this cutie:


One Year Old

Two Years Old

Three Years Old

And Happy Birthday to Camden from your cousins, Jacob and Lucas.

Camden, Jacob, and Lucas- June 2009

Camden, Jacob, and Lucas- May 2010