Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Happenings

Once again I've lost all track of time and been too wrapped around little Miss A's finger to blog lately so I figured I'd photo dump and update! Things around here have been super busy and super HOT. It's safe to say I'm already ready for Fall and cooler temps...no joke. We've been working on the yard still and hubs is just about finished painting the porch white so we can start on the blue floor! It is really shaping up to be my Southern dream porch!

Also, on a heavier note, I went ahead and pulled the trigger at work. I officially put in my notice last Friday and it is still surreal to think about. Everyone was so understanding and told me they all knew it was coming. I have been so fortunate to have the encouragement and support from my job, family, friends, blogging community and most of all, my husband during this decision making process. I will definitely miss my job and the institution as a whole but this was the best decision for our family at this time. The bond I have with my daughter is incredible and I basically just want to soak it up and not miss a thing. Thank you all so much for your input and words of encouragement! You have no idea how much I appreciate it and love turning to the blogging community for advice. With that said- Mama's: send me your SAHM schedules and activities for littles! How was the transition?

Father's day was fantastic! Andi visited both sides of the family and is finally able to rock hr 3 month size clothing so dressing her up with more options is so much fun! Thanks to Jenn from Going the Distance, she looked so fabulous in her necklace onesie! She is almost rolling over ya'll and definitely finding her voice with new sounds every day! Holding that head up, looking around and standing on her legs are the norm too. Smiles and laughs are becoming the absolute best things in the world and ceiling fans are still hysterically funny to her. Also, she has this new routine of going down by 11pm and not waking up until 6:00am or after, eating and then going back down until about 10am! (yes, be jealous haha) I love this little girl so much.

Another awesome thing about this week? It's Miss Virginia week and a new Miss Virginia will be crowned this Saturday night! As you all know, Andi will be Miss Virginia 2037 so we have to start early.... :) :) I hope everyone has a fabulous humpday and rest of the week!

Taking a bottle from Grandpa

Uncle Dallas teasing her with Aunt Betty's good cookin'

Watching cartoons with cousin Corbin
Hubby working on my dream porch!

Happy Father's Day!


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16 comments:

  1. Woohoo, so glad to see you on here, today! And cheers to the work news, lady! I'm sooo stinking happy for you, I just know you are gonna be an awesome SAHM and am glad work has been so encouraging. That just means when I visit we will get to hang out all day, yippeeeee!

    I'll be sure to pencil in 2037 for Miss Andi's pageant :)!

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  2. She's just the cutest! So happy to see an update and so excited for you and your SAHM life ahead! You'll love it, I just know it! So many fun memories are going to be made on that porch! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness!! My heart is melting looking at those pictures AND rejoicing with you during this exciting time, sweet friend!!! Sooo happy for you with your work news!!! Staying home with my girlies took some sacrifices, but every single one of those were so worth it!! Soaking up every bit of their precious childhood and being there for them and with them is the BEST thing in the world!! Enjoy, Enjoy!!! <3 *Happy congratulatory hugs attached here!!* ...and hooray for your southern dream porch!! (It's my dream porch too, so enjoy enough for you and me both, girl! lol ;)) Can't wait to cheer Andi on in 2037!! She's got this!! ;D

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  4. I'm so happy for you--I know you are making the right decision for you and your family. No one can fault you for that!!
    Loved seeing all of the pictures from Father's Day--looked like a great time, and little Miss Virginia 2037 was adorable as ever! :)

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  5. Yay for your big life decision! It definitely sounds like the right one for you and your cute little fam. Andi is so precious and I can see why you would rather stay home with her!!

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  6. Aw love the photos of your hubby with Andi, so precious!! And good for you deciding on staying at home with her!! That's a huge decision and she is going to be so lucky to have you with her everyday. I'm working from home with R and as hard as it is some days, I'm glad to be here with him otherwise we would have missed his first time rolling over and his first laughs. It will be totally worth it for you!

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  7. Congrats on your decision to be a stay at home mom. I am sure you will not regret it!

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  8. congrats on your decsion to be a stay at home mama! im home with violet and i absolutely love it. i really love our time together and even tho im working part-time (only a few hours a week) I am SO happy that i am home with her. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. She is so darn precious! I'm glad that your hubs had a good first Father's Day, and that porch is looking beautiful! Girl, I admire you so much for your decision about work - part of the reason that I no longer work in the office (among other things) is because Ryan and I wanted to start now working off one primary income so when the time for a baby comes, we know we can live comfortably with me at home. Having my mom at home growing up was the best possible situation, and I'm sure Andi will love you that much more when she's old enough to appreciate it!

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  10. That porch!!! Girlfriend you are going to have so much fun out there! And yay for getting to stay home with Andi- work will always be there but your baby won't always be a baby, right?!? Love!

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  11. So thrilled for you to be able to stay home with your sweet girl!! She just keeps getting more adorable as she grows!! xoxo

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  12. Awww look at those little pink toes, love it!

    XO Taylor @ The Southerndoe

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  13. oh hon! i am so happy for you about work and being able to stay home! that's amazing. she is getting more adorable by the day ;)

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  14. So excited for you! What an incredible opportunity to be with your little cutie everyday! Can't believe how big she is getting and those little toe nails...just precious!

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  15. Miss A is adorable, I can't handle her cute little toe nails painted! So happy for you and your family that you will be able to stay at home and enjoy every second with your sweet little one! Xo, Stephanie

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  16. Oh Andi is such a doll! I can't even believe that sleep schedule! That is AMAZING! Lol. :) Your porch is to die for too! :) So excited for you to be a SAHM and enjoy this time with your little girl! That is such a blessing!

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