Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New things for the wedding and more

All of our wedding goodies I have been ordering are slowly coming in! 
Our glasses! They are absolutely perfect.

Personalized M&Ms. We will be making candy goody bags for the kids.
 (I'm disappointed by the gold color.)
There are a few other things that have came in also, but these are the most important! I have started making Pearl's dress for the wedding. She's going to be one of our flower girls. 
Some of the supplies for Pearl's dress. I was too lazy to edit the picture, oops.
We will be having our crafting get together Monday the 22nd! That should be fun, and I know we'll get a lot done. It seems like the date is coming up fast! Luckily, in the past few days we have taken care of most of the big details. Everything is falling into place. Surprisingly, I haven't been too stressed. From the beginning, I told everyone I didn't want it to be a stressful event. I want it to be a nice celebration with our family and closest friends.

We are officially starting our garden! I picked up some plants and trees today. We are going to plant everything when Cory is off. I'll post pictures afterwards. Good luck to us! 

So today I made Pearl some yogurt drops. She loved the packaged ones so much that I decided to make my own. I really want to try to stay away from processed foods as much as possible (when it comes to Pearl). Here are some photos!
I chopped up my own organic strawberries.

Tub of plain yogurt.

Put the yogurt/strawberry mixture in a ziploc bag. Squirt little drops on parchment paper.

Freeze for a hour or so and ta da!
I was going to use strawberry yogurt, but I looked at the ingredients and they scared me. So I used frozen organic strawberries and mixed them into the plain yogurt. Also, by doing it that way I can control how sweet or tart they are. I probably sound crazy. Anyways, they turned out fine. I made Cory taste them first :)

Of course I have to leave you with a picture of Pearl. Bed head and all.
She recently started finger food. EEK!

Have a good weekend! We will be attending two Relay for Life events. Updates later. "Be kind to one another." -Ellen

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crawling, a little bit of Easter and wedding planning. Oh and PEARL IS 8MO!

Pearl is officially a crawler! It has been so amazing to watch her learn to crawl. Just watching her grow and develop in general is a blessing. Sometimes I have to sit back and remember how lucky I am. Pearl has been trying to crawl for about a week. On Easter Sunday she finally got it down.

Pearl's first Easter was wonderful! The Easter Bunny brought Pearl and Daddy Easter baskets. I guess he forgot about Momma :( We went to church and later that day had a big family BBQ at the park. It's so nice when our whole family gets together. Everyone is getting older and living their own lives. So i truly value the times we all get together. Pearl is so lucky to have so many people love and adore her. We are beyond lucky to have her in our lives! (The pictures aren't in order. I'm still trying to figure this out.)

Pearl & Julia. Julia is 6 weeks older.

Our little family after Easter Mass.

My parents and Pearl.

A successful first Easter!

Wedding planning is coming along! Yesterday, my mom, aunt, Pearl and I did a little decoration shopping. We are planning a wedding crafting get together on April 22nd. I will post a blog about the things we will be making, also, more wedding details sometime next week.

Finally, Pearl turned 8 months old yesterday! It is crazy and unfair how fast time flies. Everyone tells you how fast it goes by and it really does. The first year goes by especially fast. I think it's because they are growing and developing so much within the first year. It seems like just yesterday we were visiting our newborn in the NICU after she gave us a big scare. I am so blessed to be Pearl's mother and to have such a wonderful papa bear/future husband.

I will try to do a few different blogs next week. Each blog with a different subject. It's rough to juggle my time as a mom. Also, eventually I hope to get better at this blogging thing. We will be getting a much better camera within the next few months. So please bare with me. If you are reading this then thank you!
8 month old Pearl. She thinks she can do everything on her own. Growing too fast!