Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Introducing My Niece, Miss Callie Kristine.

I feel like I've been waiting forever to meet this precious little angel! The entire time my sister was pregnant, I always thought, "I never realized how much you could love someone when they're not even here yet!" and now I think "I can't believe how much I love this little girl and she's not even a month old!" It really is amazing--how your heart can just immediately love someone so much it hurts. I've known this little girl for 20 days and there's nothing I wouldn't do for her. She fills my life with happiness, and my heart with love. She's beautiful, perfect, and a joy to our families. Every little thing she does makes me proud. It's been so fun these past 20 days watching her change, learn, adapt, and develop--I can't wait to watch her grow up! 
*Last six pictures taken by Bella Baby Photography at Magee Hospital

Monday, September 9, 2013

Kevin's 25th Birthday Party.

I threw a little party for Kev's 25th birthday--and had so much fun decorating the house. I think I spent a total of $2 on the decorations. My family came over for an early dinner, then after they left Kev's friends showed up and he was completely surprised! I made some sangria, bought his favorite beer, and made some yummy appetizers. I'd say it was a success!

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Apartment!

I've been waiting until my apartment was pretty much decorated and I was fully moved in before I shared pictures--and I finally feel ready to post some! There's still some things to hang, curtains to put up, and things to be organized, but for the most part it's ready to go--and I love it! It's the second floor of a house in the Regent Square area of Pittsburgh. There's a nice back yard, parking, a front porch, and back deck. And most importantly, Chloe is allowed :) Here are some of my favorite parts of my new place:
Now there's a table there!
Obsessed with the deck. Chairs were $8 from Fleatique--didn't even have to paint them!
Back deck at night--lanterns and mason jars=happiness.
Old box and bottles from the Fleatique.
Ikea cart turned into a bar cart.
Kitchen chalkboard--no longer says "Hello Summer"
Bathroom wall.
Bathroom window fabric scrap valance I made--and little bird clips from L.O.F.T. in Asheville.
Vintage magazine rack found at the Fleatique--perfect for records!
Cubes in the living room--filled with books, pictures, records, and candles!
And this little lover--Lucy, the neighborhood cat!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sister's Baby Shower II

Baby's other aunt, Aunt Amanda, threw Megan the most amazing shower in her backyard. It was bright, creative, and there were cute duckies everywhere! Tons of family and friends came out to continue to shower Megan and baby with love and support. The weather was beautiful, food was delicious, and everyone had a great time!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Camping 2013

We had our annual camping trip last month and it was one of the best yet. We go up past TIonesta to Warren, PA, home of Buckaloons and the Allegheny National Forest. The weather was perfecthardly any rain, and it wasn’t too hot. Kevin came with me for the first timehe spent a lot of time fishing with the guys, and the rest was spent seeing all my favorite places at Buckaloons and in Warren. It’s truly one of my favorite places in the world. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and feels like home to me. We went to Haller’s in Tionesta, went on a lot of walks, went to the creek, visited Kinzua Dam, had breakfast at Richard’s, junk shopped at Simple Dicks, rode bikes, sat by the fire, and ate some good food. To top it all off, Kev and I stopped in Clarion on our way home. We bought some things at the school store, visited our old houses, ate our favorite ranch pizza at Pizza Pub, and stopped by the Loomis for a beer. Perfect week if you ask me.
I painted rocks and sticks and scattered them throughout the camp grounds!

Kinzua Dam
Kinzua Dam
My house in Clarion! 518 South.
Main St.
Fish Bowls at Pizza Pub.