Sunday, March 29, 2009


my parents VERY graciously agreed to come and stay with lily this past weekend so that i could whisk ryan away on a surprise birthday trip. it was absolutely wonderful and we are so thankful for their generosity. we went to a spa bed and breakfast on the beach and felt like we were on a real vacation, even though we were only 2 hours from home. we savored every minute of it and spent hours walking the beach yesterday. it was exactly what we needed. thank you, mom and dad! and happy birthday, ryan!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

::the man that i adore::

happy birthday, to the man of my dreams!
i love you more and more with each passing day. i could never thank you enough for how very hard you work for our family, for all the sacrifices you are willing to make and for the amazing love and support you shower upon us. you are the quintessence. i love you.
happy 29th birthday!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

this is how my sweet one spent her last half hour...

quick, someone get that girl to a doctor... it looks like the baby is crowning!

feeling "her baby move."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

spring love!

i guess it's time when...

you find your daughter in the bathroom and she tells you with complete sincerity that she is "potty training." hmmm... better get on it!

Friday, March 20, 2009

welcome spring!!

oh how you warm our hearts!

Monday, March 9, 2009

a little duke love...

duke has been in town these past few days and lily is thrilled. ryan and i have taken a back seat and she is adoring every moment she has with him!

thank you, duke!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

dc whirlwind -

we did a fast and furious tour of dc this weekend and it was great. it was almost 80 degrees and it felt so good to spend a day outside. lily absolutely loved the museums and her little legs felt so proud to do lots of the walking on the mall.

and to make the trip even better, we got to meet beautiful ellison - our wonderful friends, andrew and lisa's, new baby girl. she is perfect and it felt so good to hold her in our arms. congratulations!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

snow day.

we got more snow last night than we've seen here all winter. lily woke up to a winter wonderland and she thought she'd love being out in it... and while she didn't exactly love getting down into the snow, she did feel like hot stuff wearing her ladybug boots!