GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS? I am ☝️!! An entire year has passed and I'm getting so big! So much has changed since my last update because I was only 10 months old then! I love marinated 🍗 and 🍳, although I'll still eat just about anything as long as it's not a 🍌. I'm a big fan of 🌶 hummus and crackers and I even like 🍋. I'm going to be tall and blonde just like my Daddy, but I'll steal your ❤️with 👀 like my Mama's (they were hazel, but now they're starting to look brown unless we're out in the ☀️). But for now, I'll keep rockin' that redhead vibe, and living the @gap & @carters life. I have been reeeeeaally busy with crawling, pulling myself up on things (sometimes holding on with only one 🤚!), standing in my crib, and I've been babbling up a storm- My favorite (only) word to say is HI. P.S. That's not a bruise on my forehead- it's a gorgeous stork bite and I love it. I still take two 😴 most days but I've been SO busy I don't want to lay down because then I can't practice my new skills. Oh and guess what else? I don't have any teeth on top but I'm getting a third one on the bottom! I'm not all about following the charts because that would be so boring for my mama and then she'd never worry about anything😉 My Birthday was very happy because I celebrated with all the people that love me and I'm feeling so blessed 🌈
I think this is what we all hope for friends. Let's live out loud and chase our dreams, no matter how far we feel we are from attaining them. This last year has been all about rising to the occasion, reflecting on the good and not so good (hey, who's perfect?!), pushing myself through the unknown, and being more present each and every day. I've decided that I'm going to start setting intentions for the day- whether it's something as simple as getting the grocery list done, or having a kick ass photo shoot... I think it will help me accomplish more. Who's with me?!
Robyn needed new headshots for her website and branding materials for @robynrachelphotography. I was so stoked when she decided to participate in our Beautiful After Baby event last month! Getting to know this incredible woman has been such a joy and she's become a dear friend. Dylan and I just love her and sweet Lulu and we have really been enjoying our weekly playdates! 💁🏻 and 💄 by the amazing Debra Petrielli 🙌
Gorgeous light + Beautiful Fall Colors = One of my favorite Cafe Brauer weddings of all time! @lizmcd24 & Eric were styled to perfection! Event Planning and Decor: @lolaeventpros Bride's Dress: @lelarose Hair & Makeup: @mychicagosalon Groom's Tux: @hugoboss Venue: #cafebrauer Paper: @thedandelionpatch
I'm a total island 🌴 girl at 💕. Fly ✈️ me to the middle of the ocean, plop me on a beach with an easy read and 🥃 in my hand, and I'm happy as a clam. I could just sit under that 🌂 all day long. Heck, maybe all night too 😂 Where is your favorite spot to relax? Tell me👇
Being a mom has been so much more fun than I ever could have imagined. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely not always sunshine and rainbows. In fact, I go to bed way more exhausted than I ever did after working full time. But the truth is, waking up to this sweet boy's smile day in and day out leaves me excited to do it all again. There's certainly something to be said about seeing things through the eyes of a babe. Living in the moment and experiencing the world for the first time all over again makes the little things so much more enjoyable. Being a mother comes in many forms... Today I'm thinking of all the mommas out there who care for their babes each and everyday, the pregnant ladies who have no idea how much their lives are about to change, the mommas at heart who are struggling to conceive, the mother who's waiting for that phone call from the adoption agency, and the mom who has selflessly made the decision to take the role of caregiver until their babies are matched with a family. Today is for ALL mommas, in all of their forms. ❤️