Friday, October 28, 2011

5 years.

Happy 5 year anniversary to us!!

It's hard to believe that it has been that long. Time flies when you are having fun!
A lot has happened in the past 5 years: weddings, funerals, moves, new jobs, a baby,
dog, cats and a whole lot more. 

I couldn't ask for a better person to be beside me through it all.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Fun!

Whooaaa. I'm not very good at this blogging thing. Here it is, October and I just noticed my last post was July. Whoops.

Anyways, Fall finally arrived and the 100 degree temps have gone away! We can actually get outside and do things! We had a busy weekend. Saturday was the annual "Booo-tanica" event at the Wichita Botanica.

This was a fun event but there were TONS of people there so it made it a little hard to just let Presley walk around by her self. I was afraid she'd get trampled.

Smelling the flowers. (She loves to do this!)

Next up on Sunday was the pumpkin patch. There are quite a few here in Wichita and we picked Cox Farms. I wasn't too impressed to be honest and next year we'll try something else. Regardless, Presley had fun picking out her pumpkin!

Lost in the corn maze!

Checking them all out. 

Happy Fall to everyone! I can't believe October is almost over!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Future Vet

I think we may have a future veterinarian on our hands! Or maybe a zoo keeper!

This weekend we took Presley to the Sedgwick County Fair in Cheney, KS. It's just a 20 minute drive from Wichita. It reminded me of my 4-H days growing up. It was a really nice fair; clean and not too many sketchy carnival people! She LOVED the petting zoo. We couldn't get her away from the goats. As you'll see in the pictures, just just plopped right now in the middle of them and sat there and watched them eat.

Needless to say, after all the animal fun, we had a good bath! I can't wait to take her to another petting zoo.

I like goats!

This looks like a comfy chair!

First time on a horse/pony! She was a little scared at first.

First time on a carousel! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Water baby.

This past weekend we took Presley swimming in a regular pool. We have a little baby pool she's been playing in occasionally but were excited to see what she would do in a big pool.

Needless to say, she LOVED it. She giggled the whole time and even put her head under the water all by herself. I'm pretty sure she thought she could swim all by herself and was squirming for us to let her go.

Luckily our neighbors have a pool so we just have to walk next door and take her which is nice. Also, they've switched over to salt water and I feel more comfortable about her being in that versus a pool full of chlorine.

Looking forward to more swimming this summer!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


What a whirlwind past couple of week's we have had! Mother's Day, Birthdays for my sisters and I and then last weekend my sister Erin got married.

Such a fun time. Congrats to her and my new brother-in-law Dave!! Right now they're soaking up some sun in Mexico, I'm a little jealous!

Here are a few pics!



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! Especially to my mom!

I owe so much to her and couldn't ask for a better person as a best friend. This day definitely means more to me now that I am a mom. I saw this quote and it really stuck with me:

"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves."

It really is true. I'm so lucky to be Presley's mom. Each day is truly a gift and we have so
much fun!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! (a few days late)

Presley got a new "Cinco de Mayo" dress in the mail from her Gigi (Matt's mom).

We had to do a little photo shoot. Needless to say, she wasn't really interested in the props that I had gathered. She preferred the rocks and sticks in the yard.

Hey! Where you going with that cactus!

I'm cute!

Playing with rocks and sticks is fun!

1 yr pics!

We took Presley's 1yr / Family pics a few weeks ago. I've been meaning to post a few but been way behind obviously!

I was comparing these to the pictures we took at 5 months and 9 months and can't believe how much she's grown!

Here are a few of my favorites!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone had a great Easter! Ours was pretty good. We attended church with my family Sunday morning and then traveled down to Matt's Grandpa's farm in South Haven for Easter lunch.

Here are some pictures of Presley in her cute Easter dress. I didn't think she would be very interested in the eggs or the Easter basket idea but turns out she kind of figured out what she was supposed to do!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Yikes! We've been busy which means I haven't blogged in forever!! Updates coming soon. In the mean time, here's a picture!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday Party!!

We celebrate Presley's 1st birthday this past weekend. I still can't believe i have a ONE YEAR OLD. Crazy.

It was so great to have friends and family close to help celebrate. Our house was packed and although it was mass chaos, it was lots of fun. I'm

Yummy sweets!

Bashful baby when we were singing to her

Fun tutu!

This cake is disgusting!! (Presley hated it... )

My fun new toy! A stroller that converts into a tricycle

Thursday, March 3, 2011

365 days

365 days of.....

Sleepless nights
Dirty diapers
Loads of laundry

But more importantly...

Lots of laughter
Lots of smiles
Lots of "firsts"

The best year of our lives

We celebrated Presley's FIRST birthday yesterday. It still hasn't really hit us that she's ONE. I don't want to admit that she's growing up! We had a great day yesterday and can't wait until her big party this weekend. This truly has been the best year of our lives. I can't imagine life without her.

Love you sweet little girl!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birthday Girl!

It is your 1st birthday baby,
One candle on your cake,
Proud parents stare in wonder
At each new move u make.
We join in celebration,
As this special date arrives,
For baby has brought pleasure
Into all our lives.
We look forward now to seeing
How you progress and grow,
From the cute and tiny infant
You were one year ago.
So dig into your icing;
Enjoy your presents, too.
The reason for this day
 Is a special person–U !

Cutest Birthday Girl Ever! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Presley has really been working on her facial expressions lately. I snapped a few pictures when she was in her high chair the other day. She's really figured out how to "cheese" for the camera.

First time at the park!

We took Presley to the park for the first time this past weekend. Temperatures reached almost 70 degrees and it was a perfect day to get fresh air. She LOVED the swings and we also took a few turns doing down the slide.

We'll definitely be going back the next time the weather allows. Hopefully she'll be up and walking soon so she can run around with all the other kids there.

So relaxed!!
Not quite sure what to think here but she was smiling at the end!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Hope you have a day filled with sweet treats, lots of hugs and kisses and time with those you love!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Presley is learning about sharing.... she's really good it it... especially with Dale and her cheerios!

Would you like one too?
Please note - I don't serve her food to her on the floor, seconds prior, she dumped the bowl out for Dale :) 


That's how many months old my sweet little baby turned today. How is that possible!? I can't even comprehend the fact that this means in 4 short weeks she will be 1 year old. WOW. I told her she needs to stop growing up now but she's not listening.

Presley is more fun every day. I know I say that all the time but it really is true. Watching her learn new things and discover her world is so entertaining. She's standing up and jibber jabbering all the time. I can't wait to hear what her little voice sounds like. While I miss the days when she was itty bitty and I could swaddle her up and snuggle with her, I also love that she's becoming a little person with such a personalilty (a stubborn one at that!)

I'll post some pics soon.... life if a little hectic right now! Which reminds me... I better get to planning this 1st birthday party! Fun!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wanted: Sleep

A good night's sleep.

Those four words haven't been in our vocabulary (at least in the same sentence) in I don't know how long.... Well at least 10 months and probably longer because I didn't sleep all that great when I was pregnant!

Let's just say we weren't blessed with a child that likes to sleep. Presley is approaching 11 months old and she has YET to sleep through the night. Okay, well there were a couple of fluke nights that she almost made it though but those don't count!

At first, I attributed it to her being a newborn, we were warned about lack of sleep right? Then, we moved into teething so I thought it was that. Now, we're in this in between phase and the sleep habits have gotten worse. Although she maybe teething again. Our pediatrician assures us that it's okay if a child doesn't sleep through the night prior to 1 yr.  My body is telling me it's NOT okay.

It's time for an intervention. Presley's bed time is getting later and later, she just wants to play, play play! Then she finally goes to sleep and wakes up every couple of hours all night long. Ugggg. We have spoiled her and rocked her or nursed her to sleep. This is probably a bad habit but it's hard not to snuggle her warm little body.

I'm not a fan of "crying it out" and neither is Matt. I don't know if I have the patience or the discipline to do it. But I'm afraid it might be our last resort. So wish us luck.... although we'll probably wait until the weekend just in case we're up alllll night long.