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9 years

9 years

What an amazing 9 years. In a previous post, I wrote about Jillian’s 1st music fedtival. I didn’t write about how special Memorial weekend is and the special spot in my heart that Summer Camp Musical Festival holds. I met my boyfriend there. Although, from the same hometown, it was the first time we met. I’ll never forget getting to know each other sitting around the campfire while some of my favorite musicians played. His band played on the open mic stage that weekend. Its amazing now that they’ve played the big stage for the past 3 years. We’ve had some of the best times and most cherished memories over the years! We’ve toured, traveled, laughed, cried, and always loved. I couldn’t ask for a better partner, boyfriend, soulmate, lover, and now father.20140701-115217-42737319.jpg

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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby’s first hike to Starved Rock

We are so blessed that Starved Rock State Park is literally our back yard! I love going there in the winter months and see the frozen waterfalls. I didn’t make any trips this winter being so pregnant and worried about falling on the ice! That and going to the bathroom every 10 minutes! I don’t miss that!

We were on an outing with the band and girlfriends! It was a great spring day. My boyfriends band used pictures from Starved Rock for their first 2 albums. They were taking more pictures for future promos. This park is very special to us! If you’re ever in northern Illinois, I highly suggest checking it out!

We took Jilly for her first hike in April! It was wonderful. We went to breakfast first at their amazing buffet and she slept through it all! Then we went tor a hike with the band! Dad loves babywearing! 🙂 There will ve many more trips to come!

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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4 months~ really!

Wow! Where has the time gone? My baby is 4 months old now! It’s so hard to believe. I have been so distracted to blog lately. I am hoping to dedicate more time now!

I love love being a mother. It’s incredible waking up each morning to sweet smiles. We have a morning routine before work that ends in hugs and kisses before dropping her off at daycare. I truly miss her during work hours but it makes our evenings that much more special. She brightens the room with her gummy smile from ear to ear when I pick her. We get a few hours of play, then bath time, and feeding before bed. I successfully have her sleeping in her crib for the first shift of the night, then we bedshare. I was really against it at first but it makes breastfeeding that much easier! We both sleep! Waking up to her is most awesome! Breastfeeding has been quite the journey but proud I made it this far. The bond is like nothing else. It’s crazy how our bodies change to feed and nourish our little ones. She’s been just perfect for Josh and I and we couldn’t be happier! Yes, there are long nights and rough days, but not many! Josh is taking us on our first family mini vacation this weekend. We are visiting the Cave of the Mounds in Wisconsin!

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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1 month of Motherhood

Amazing how fast motherly instincts kick in. I will admit I was so nervous at first! The c-section is an awful pain that I thought would never go away. I hated not being able to drive and carrying her around. I could hardly get off the couch, let alone jump up when she started crying. The first month was hard in so many ways, but the bonding that took place was absolutly incredible! One the pain subsided, things became normal, and wonderful! The first smiles, bath, hug, nap snuggles… Pure baby bliss! How I love this peanut with all my heart!

Enjoy some my favorite pictures from month 1!

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Maternity Photo Sesh

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” -Unknown

Looking forward to the future is an understatement! I cannot wait to meet Jillian! To see her face, little fingers and toes, how much hair she has! Due in less than a week, but my guess is I’ll go overdue! 🙂 Which I’ve accepted and am okay with since my dear boyfriend will also be moving us into an apartment that’s avaliable on my due date! Intense times!

Love love how these pictures turned out!

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby Bump

1 week until Jillian’s due date! Getting anxious to meet her! Josh and I had a few maternity photos taken last weekend! Here’s a preview!

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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Winter Jewelry Part 2 of 3

Enjoy these pictures of winter jewelry making!

“Fashion is about good energy. It’s about feelings. That’s what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings.” -Adriana Lima

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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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