Monday, October 28, 2013


 I cannot believe 3 months has flown by so quickly! Zianna is getting so big, so strong and pretty smart.

She has been much happier lately, lots of smiles especially when she first wakes up. She is eating A LOT. She has been sleeping through the night lately and *knock on wood* I hope it continues! She is talking more and is still such a daddy's girl. She has to be sitting up or even standing, and will lean into everything. She doesn't quite grab for things but she'll lean into them as if reaching with her head. Over the last few days she has even given kisses! Kisses meaning open mouth, tongue out and lots of smiles after because she thinks it's funny! We still don't know what color to call her eyes because sometimes they look dark dark blue and other times they just look brown! She loves to suck on her hands. We'll take her hands out of her mouth and stick her bink in, she'll spit the bink out and go to town on her hands again.

We are loving her more and more each day and cannot wait for what the future holds with this little one and her silly personality!

Lately she loves to put her hands in her mouth.
She loves to stick her tongue out.
This captures both!
She enjoys tummy time and likes to roll from belly to back.
The last couple of days she has slept through the night!
I'm talkin 11 and 12 hours at a time!
We enjoyed going a walk the other day and if the weather holds up we'll go on more!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

From Pinterest, With Love: A HEALTHY Recipe

Wanting to get back in shape after having a baby is one of my top goals. I am not quite to my pre-pregnancy weight but I am working hard on it!
The hardest part for me, is eating better. I try to eat smaller portions and less junk such as candy and soda, but man it's hard! I would MUCH rather have a Mt. Dew than water any day!
BUT I am trying!
Here is one thing I found on Pinterest that is healthy and gives you energy! Great for breakfast snacks or pre-workout snacks!
(click for recipe)
I didn't put coconut in mine or chocolate chips because I didn't have any. I was also out of honey so I went with the maple syrup but next time I make these I will definitely add the chocolate chips and swap syrup out for honey!
Make these!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


The months are flying right by!
Before we know it, there will be snow on the ground, lights on houses, and trees in windows with presents galore underneath. 
Oh Christmas time, how I love you.
This year I'm really excited because it will be the first with Zianna! Even though she is so young and won't have any clue what is going on! Oh well!

Here's how we spent our September!
(If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen all of these before but EXCLUSIVELY for my blog readers, are some bonus pictures at the end of the post!)

Last all day snuggles before I had to head back to work
full time. :(

Finally able to put my ring back on!

Lovely walks

I love to steal her away.

This was after a long first Peach Days!

Blessing day seen HERE

She loves her Great Grandma Z!

Worn out after her blessing day.

This is my favorite picture ever. She looks so bored!

Found some cookies I had apparently hid! That was

First big smiles!

Fun chill night with friends!

This is Zianna's "big sister" Alize!

And you saw how I spent my birthday HERE

First time in the Bumbo chair!

She turned TWO MONTHS!

2 month apt.


Yup. Definitely her daddy's girl!

She clenches her fists a lot.

I couldn't get this picture to turn the right
way but the point is her sock somehow
ended up above her head!

Evenings can be rough sometimes!
Any tips for fussy evenings?!
I don't get anything done ever!
Hope you all enjoy pictures of my darling baby!
Here's to October, fall and holidays to come!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blessing Day

Zianna-Marie was blessed on 09/08/13.
We were so blessed to have a lot of family come for the occasion and make this day really special.

Wish I had a better picture of her in her
dress but she didn't so much like being
in it.
Her cute little toes kept poking through.
SO worn out after being passed around
all day but Grandma Z can always calm her.
They slept like this for a while.
Wish I had more pics of her in her dress but she wanted out of that thing!
It was an amazing day!