Sunday, July 31, 2011

Next up...

So here is the beginnings of my next craft project...
I haven't even made it yet and I already love it!!  I got the idea from 2 different pins on  One was the collage of pictures of "Little Things" you want to remember and the other is a technique for transferring pictures to a canvas.  I am going to take the 9 pictures above and put them on a big canvas in a distressed look!!  I CAN'T wait to see how it turns out!!  I'll post pics after I complete it...hopefully some time this week!!



Yesterday we took a little day trip to Breckenridge for what we like to call a Cox-Packer fun day.  We just spent the afternoon walking around and hanging out then had dinner at Bubba Gumps then headed back home!!  We saw several people we knew from church while we were there and even joined up with them for dinner!! The weather was wonderful and it was a lot of fun!  The only 2 bad things were the trip home was little chaotic (Addison was screaming and the kiddo's got a little wild) and when we got home I realized I lost my Tiffany's thumb ring that I got from my grandparents several years ago somewhere in Breck...BUMMER!!!  Other than that it was a fun little day trip.  Here are a few pic from our day...   


Little Miss is 2 Months

As promised here are Miss Addison's 2 month growth pictures...I put one of her 1 month pictures at the end so you can see how much she has changed in the last few weeks!!  Enjoy!!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Addison's 2 Month Stats

This morning, I took Miss Addison to her 2 month well check appointment.  She is growing great and is on track developmentally!!  She now weighs 11 lbs 2 oz. and is 22 1/2 in. long, both of which are in the 50th percentile!!  Her head is 38.7 cm which is in the 72nd percentile (I guess she has lots of brains in there :D).  The PA said she looks great which I am so thankful for!!  The only thing I did learn was what I had been thinking was baby acne on her face is actually a bit of eczema.   Chris said it could be from our detergent, her bath soap, my bath soap or something else.  It is something that is coming in to contact with her face a lot because that is the only place she has it which makes me think it is my bath soap or perfume.  So I bought some hypo-allergenic body wash for both of us to start using and will be more careful about where I spray my perfume.  She also said I can put cortisone cream on her twice a day until it clears up because I can tell it is really bothering her.  Hopefully that helps and clears it up quickly!  She did also have to get 3 shots today and an oral vaccine.  Shots are so sad but she handled them like a champ.  She cried when the nurse gave them to her but as soon as I picked her up and cuddled her she calmed down.  I think her leg is sore now but hopefully that won't last long!!

Other than that, Miss Priss, checked out perfect!!  I am so thankful for a healthy baby girl!!  I can't believe she has already grown so much!!  I am just trying to savor every little moment with her because I know before we know it she will be a walking, talking toddler like her big brother!!

She goes back to the doctor again at 4 months.  She won't officially be 2 months until Sunday so I will take her growth pictures then and post them so you all can see how big she is getting!!



I have always LOVED doing crafts and making stuff but since having kiddos I haven't had as much time to do so. But lately I have gotten back in to it durning Maddox's nap time and here is what I have made...

This one was super easy and a fun way to add a splash of color to any frame and it makes it so easy to change out the picture!!

If you didn't catch on this one is all of our birthdays and our anniversary!  Just a fun personalized picture to hang on the wall.

These are all the bows I have made thus far.  The orange one is definitely my favorite!!

I love this because it is a quick and easy way to leave a not for your loved one!

And this little gem I made today!  Thanks to a quick sewing lesson from my friend Taylor (and being able to work on her sewing machine)!  Unfortunately, it is not the perfect fit on Miss Addy (its a little too short and the arm holes are a bit too big) but with a cute pair of leggings or bloomers it will be perfect!!  I am super proud of it and am looking forward to getting better at sewing and making more cute things!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I am officially addicted to!!  It has soooo many fun ideas and makes me want to be so crafty!!  Today alone I made 3 different framed crafts that i found on there.  It really makes me want to lear how to sew too because there are so many cute and easy sewing projects that I would love to be able to do!!  I could seriously sit on my computer for hours and look at all the fun things "pinned."  And now they have an iPhone app so that means I can look at it no matter where I am!!  You should really check it out!!  I will try to post pics of my cute crafts soon!!  But in the meantime I suggest you guys get to "pinning!!"


Sunday, July 24, 2011

7 Years

Its hard to believe that 7 years ago today Collin and I stood up on stage at Highland Oaks Church of Christ and said "I Do." In some ways it seems like yesterday and in other ways it seems like an eternity ago!

So many things are the same and so many things are different. We still love to sit down and watch tv together, we love going out to dinner together, he is still the more talkative one of the two of us, and I still love him with all my heart. Of course now, we have gone from a little family of 2 to a family of 4, which we love! Most of our tv watching is now disney channel, and most of our dinners out include the kiddos but I wouldn't have it any other way!!

I love my life and after 7 years of marriage I still love you, Collin! I am so thankful to have you as my husband and as Maddox and Addison's daddy!! I love you with all my heart and wouldn't want to do life with anyone other than you!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

3 Years

This week marks 3 years since we moved to Colorado!! It's hard to believe 3 years has already passed!! So much has happened in that time.

 We have gone from a family of 2 to a family of 4. 

 We have purchased our first house and our first cars as a married couple. 

 And we have made friends that will last forever!! 

We are so grateful for our time here and have been so blessed by our church family at LCC. We have no idea how long God has planned for us to be here but whether its one year or 10 years or 30 years we are going to make the most of it!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011


Here's what we've been up to lately...
Maddox got new cowboy boots from Kiki and Bear for his birthday!! He wants to wear them everywhere!
Heading to church!!
My little diva!!
Watching The Sandlot for the first time...notice the outfit lol
Lots of rain here lately but that means pretty rainbows!!
We went swimming for the first time this summer with our friends!
Sweet kisses for sis!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2 Year Stats

I realized that I never posted about Maddox's 2 year check up!!  My sweet buddy now weighs 29 pounds which is in the 65th percentile and is 3 feet tall which is in the 90th percentile!  He is finally getting taller and slimming down!!  At his appointment this time they showed him several pictures that he had to identify to check is developmental progress and he got them all right!!  Smart little buddy!!  We also did another autism assessment which he scored perfectly one, which I am so thankful for.  He had to get one shot this time and it was SOOOO sad.  He was not expecting it at all and was so sad when she stuck him.  Thankfully, a prize from the treasure chest and a sticker helped in the recovery process.  Once he calmed down and he realized got a band-aide too and was super proud of it.   He was showing everyone!!

I am so thankful that he checked out healthy and on track developmentally!!  We don't go back until next year for his 3 year appointment and they recommend he have his first dental appointment then too.

Next up on the agenda in the world of Maddox is potty training.  I am really nervous about this and feel a little overwhelmed about the task.  I know everyone has to do it and we will get it done but I am just not really sure where to even start.  I am reading On Becoming Pottywise as a starting point but would greatly welcome any resources or advice from fellow mommies who read my blog!!  Thanks in advance!!



Last night we got together with our friends the Cox's and the Noe's to watch fireworks!! The weather was beautiful and we all had a great time!! Maddox loved watching the fireworks and Addison just sat quietly in my lap totally oblivious to what was going on!!