Saturday, February 28, 2009

For Sale: Costa Vida Gift Cards

So, our Costa Vida closed here and we are with $160 in Costa Vida gift cards. We would love to be able to sell them to someone that can use them. SO if you have a Costa Vida nearby, and would like to by them for, email me at We will sell them to you for $150.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I thought of something, so I am finally doing this..... Sounds like fun!! Sign up! The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me, Jessica. My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1-I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.(but there's a pretty good chance you might!)
2- What I create will be just for you.
3-It'll be done by April 19th.
4-You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may scrapbook something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did it will then win a fabulous homemade gift made by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! Have fun playing!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Emerson's Birthday

We celebrated Emerson's birthday on Monday. It was such a fun day. When we woke up we had waffles and ice cream. Emerson thought that was so good. It was so fun watching him eat ice cream for the first time.
Then, we played for a while until Emerson got sleepy and took a nap. During his nap we set up for his birthday party. Then he woke up and we went out and took pictures. He was being so cute.

After getting pictures, we put up the finally birthday decorations and waited for Emerson's friends to come over.
He loved playing with the balloons.

Here is the cake that he ate later in the evening.

He had a lot of presents. He is one spoiled boy.
Here is the cake for the adults. It was GOOD!!!
The guest arrived. The kids played while the adults talked. It was fun having some friends over to celebrate with him. I wish that our place was bigger so we could have had more people over. But it was still fun with who we had.
Emerson got his own cake to himself. He loved eating it. By the end he was a mess and ReALLY full. (He did end up throwing most of it up during the night. Jason walked into his bedroom in the morning and said that it was the first time that throw up made him want to eat birthday cake.)

After we gave Emerson a bath and the guest had gone, he opened up all the present from us and relatives. He really had fun doing that. I was nervous that I was going to open them all like I did at Christmas, but he did a really good job of opening all of his presents. He got some fun new toys and a Vinyl wall Alphabet to put into his room.
Emerson had a great birthday. We love you Emerson and can't wait to see you grow this next year!

12 Months...

My baby is officially 12 months old! A whole year…WOW! I can hardly believe that he has been in my life for a year. I LOVE this boy so much and am so happy that he is MINE!
Weight: 18 lbs 15 oz (5%)
Height: 29 inches (26%)
What has been going on with Emerson this last month:

Sleeping GREAT
Wearing 6-12 month clothes
Wearing Size 3 diapers
LOVES to mimic (first things that he obviously imitated were clapping and “lalalala”-ing his tongue)
Motor boats his lips. He does this mostly when he plays with a car.
Loves to laugh and has a GREAT laugh.
Plays really well with his toys
Eats wonderful.
Talks up a storm…in Emerson’s babble language
Gives the best little hugs.
Loves his Mommy and Daddy so much!

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
This was the best Valentine's Day that I have had since Jason and I have been together...I think that one reason being that it is the first one that we have been able to spend more than 5 minutes together. On Friday, Jason brought me home flowers and some heart gummies that I love. Then on Valentine's Day, he woke up with Emerson and played with him while I slept in. Then I woke up and made my guys some pink pancakes. I don't know why but if something is pink then I think they taste fruity. They were yum! These were Emerson's first pancakes and he loved them.
Then we spend the day pretty low key hanging out around the house. In the afternoon, we went shopping for last minute things for Emerson's birthday. Then we went out to dinner at Red Robin. That was good. Emerson got a hamburger from the Birthday club. He loved that.

When we got home, Jason had made me homemade pudding (from scratch) and strawberries. It was SO good. It was the best Valentine's Day yet. I just loved spending it with my two guys.

On Sunday, we dressed Emerson up in his Valentine's outfit. I think that it is my favorite church outfit to date.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Emerson's Birthday Wishlist

Emerson's bithday is coming! In just a little over a week, he will be the big 0-1. I have been asked to pick somethings that he would like for his birthday. So here is Emerson's Birthday Wish List:

LeapFrog Fridge Farm Magnetic Animal Set
Parents Ready, Set, Go!

My First Born

Over on Facebook I have been seeing this survey going around. I decided that it would be fun to put it up on my blog. It is all about my first born a.k.a. Emerson.

1. Were you married at the time? Yes
2. What was your reaction when you found out you were going to be a mom? Overly excited!!!!
3. How old were you? 22
4. How did you find out you were going to be a mom? Pregnancy Test
5. Who did you tell first? Jason...then My Parents
6. Did you want to find out the sex?Y es
7. Due date? February 28th
8. Did you deliver early or late? Early...a week and a half.
9. Did you have morning sickness? Yes, but NOT bad.
10. What did you crave? Beginning and Middle- Oatmeal and Smores, End- Milkshakes
11. What irritated you the most? Having heart burn
12. What was your first child's sex? Boy
13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 5lb...but I lost some at the beginning.
14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? I did bleed a lot. They were kind of nervous about it, but nothing seemed to be wrong.
15. Where did you give birth? St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, OR
16. How many hours were you in labor? At the hospital...about 12.
17. Who drove you to the hospital? Jason
18 . Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Right at the very end.
19 . How much did your child weigh? 7lbs 9oz
20 . What did you name him/her? Emerson Royce
21. How old is your first born today? Soon to be 1
22. Who does your child look like? Jason all the way
23. Did you get mad at your husband/Spouse during labor? No.
24. What did you learn the most about yourself during this experience? It is all worth it for the sweet little one you get as a result!!!
25. Would you change anything? I wish that I had someone there during the whole thing taking pictures.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Layout of the Week

I really enjoy digital scrapbooking. But ever since Emerson was born, I just haven't had much time to do it. Then one of the websites ( that I really like going to started a Project 52 chellenge. Project 52 is similar to Project 365. However, it is make one layout a week all year. I have been playing along with it. It has been fun to do the challenges that they give each week. Last week's challenge was to do a timeline of some sort. SO, needless to say I did it about Emerson's first year. I LOVED how it turned out. Then, today I went to the site's blog and saw that it was chosen for the Layout of the Week. I was so excited. I love when something I love is loved by others.

But I do have a great subject to scrap about. Who could resist loving these pictures of my little man!