Wednesday, August 24, 2016

3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival at High Rock Lake

The boat race was earlier this month. It's been quite crazy around here this month. We had the boat race, Haylee's birthday, family visiting and a beach trip coming. It's been a great/busy month.
 
This is the 3rd annual boat race, however it was our first time. We had a great time out on the lake. It was very hot, but we had a tent set up, fans and lots of refreshments! Haylee really enjoyed it and had fun with everyone! My husband was in the race and I was a happy cheerleader! They got 2nd place and the corporate health cup.
 
I hope we get to attend this again in the future, enjoy the photos!
 
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Haylee Marie at One!!!

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We had a big celebration this month, our baby girl turned one! These photos are from her birthday party and visit with family. We were so blessed that so many of our closest family and friends made it out to celebrate Haylee's first birthday. It was a hot day too and even with that hot hot day, everyone was in great spirit and enjoyed the day. I think next year we are going to look for a venue with air condition! Our snow cone machine could not have picked the worst time to stop working. I'm so glad the kids forgave us and enjoyed the piƱata, balloons, toys, cake and dessert table instead. That worked out in our favor! haha! Haylee may not remember this day, but i'm so thankful to have captured it. I mostly took video with the help of our great friends. My aunt, an amazing photographer helped photograph the day and I wish I could upload ALL her photos on here too, but you can check those out on facebook. I wanted our family in Alabama to see the day and feel like they were with us! Thanks to all of our great family and friends, ya'll are truly amazing and I want to say again how blessed we are! And not to mention the amazing gifts she got. I'll have to take separate photos, but just thank you all!

The video is pretty long, but great video of Haylee "blowing" the candles on her cake, gift opening, pinanta fun and more! (27 minutes)
 
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

sunday best...

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outfit details: My look: Lilly Pulitzer, Jack Rogers sandals, Swarovski crystal earrings, Haylee's look: Mini Me dress, Shoe show sandals, n/a bow
 
It's been so long since we have done a fashion post here. Well hopefully I can say that we will be doing more of these posts. It's been tough to keep up with posting blogs with the little one and a job. I'm working on more posts this week, her birthday photos and the boat race my husband was in a couple of weeks ago.
 
This is one of my favorite dresses for the summer!

Friday, July 15, 2016

june & july coupon haul

Last coupon haul we posted was from April and we skipped May. I've been meaning to catch up on posting our haul from June and now it's July. Time flies!
 
I decided to take this with my phone, because it's honestly a lot faster for me to post. I figured if I did not do this, I would end up posting this in December haha.
 
Here are the numbers> Before coupon = $ 203.68 and
After coupons = $56.33!!!
 
I LOVE SEEING THE NUMBERS!
 
Here is a breakdown of the items below.
 
2 boxes of Huggies diapers
4 packages of Huggies diapers
2 liters of soda (I opened the Dr. Pepper!)
2 Ziploc bag boxes
2 Garnier Fructis shampoo
4 Loreal shampoo
1 Garnier Fructis hair gel
2 Almay eye shadows
2 packs of toothbrushes
3 Cover Girl powder foundations
 
In case you would like to get started on couponing,all items are from CVS. we used coupons and rewards on all.
 
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

haylee marie at eleven months

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Our baby girl is 11 months old! One month til her 1st birthday! I'm not ready for this. However, I'm looking forward to celebrating with our family and friends. She has family coming from out of town and we are very excited for them to come visit us here in NC!
 
I have put this blog off, it has been a busy month. We have been spending a lot of time planning her birthday, getting a new van, our a/c going out and planning our family vacations in August. We're ready for a vacation!!
Haylee weighs 17lbs. She has eight teeth now!

She loves and is learning new things:
check back other posts for other loves and dislikes from past months.

She loves:
feed herself & using her fork
 saying mama, dada, ouch, aww, hello
laughing
walking very well!!!!
playing peekaboo
playing patty cake
waving
clapping
  Peaches
Baked ziti
Chicken Alfredo
Apples
Broccoli
Carrots
Avocados
Yogurt
Mac & Cheese
Pho
Rice soup
Rice noodle soup
chocolate cake
Cantaloupe
Strawberries
watermelon
grapes
Playing the piano
percussion shaker
the swing at the park
playing with chip bags & baby wipe packages
board books/library
animal crackers
dim sum

She is :
 walking very well now!!!! (have to repeat)
pull up to standing position from sitting
painting
playing outdoors
feeling & picking up objects/toys
walk holding on to furniture
looking for dropped items like her pacifier
picking up food with her finger and thumb
waving bye bye
understands no
clapping
playing ball
drinking from a sippy cup
 responding to one step commands with gesture - she puts her toys away
pointing or gesturing to something to get needs met
pick up tiny objects with her thumb/fore finger
play ball

She hates:
naps
her multi-vitamin
car seat
 getting dressed up
 getting pictures taken
being by herself
when you take her toy away
diaper changes

Sunday, July 3, 2016

ross, smokey + zeus - fourth of july

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I love the America filled theme of this session and could not wait to share when it got closer to Fourth of July. Ross came with his dogs to do a Fourth photo session with us. I'm so glad we got time for this, we were cutting it close!
 
Isn't this the cutest session?! These furbabies look adorable in their Fourth of July bow ties. I don't usually have dogs in photos, but these furbabies were so good to work with.
 
I'll admit they loved to jump and sniff this new place out. We got the energy out of them and they were chill. I even loved when we got to put glasses on Smokey.
 
 
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