Sawyer’s First Birthday Party

First Birthday

I think that picture says it all. Sawyer’s birthday party was definitely a success. Everyone had lots of fun, and he didn’t cry- perfect! We had barbecue, lots of delicious food, cake and a soft serve ice cream machine, corn hole, a throwing/tarp game I made that you’ll see pictures of, and lots of family and friends there to enjoy. It rained a little on our parade but nobody let that slow them down and it was the perfect outdoor first birthday party! Sawyer’s favorite parts were the cake and a little lawn mower that my brother gave him. He has played with that thing for hours it seems like!


This tarp game was so quick and easy to make, and provided two hours of entertainment for the kids and adults alike. I just traced cookie sheets and cut around them, it could have looked a lot prettier but it served it’s purpose. We hung it from two trees and put a big bucket with a bunch of different kinds of balls next to it. The scores were pretty arbitrary and it turns out the top middle one should have been worth the most, but it was really fun watching the kids try and make any of the holes, and see the men get competitive and creative trying to beat each other.

Now for the cake smashing pictures. These could be an entire post in their own, he loved it! Went right in for the frosting and never stopped.DSC_3226DSC_3230DSC_3236DSC_3259DSC_3273DSC_3382DSC_3416

Happy 1st birthday Sawyer!!!

Midi Skirt With T-shirt

I love mixing things up and wearing something casual with something dressier, like a t-shirt with a skirt. I just took a regular shirt I had a knotted it at the side to make it a crop top like all the ones that are out right now. Add a cute skirt and you’re set for a day of fun. Or a day of cleaning the house and grocery shopping, like me haha.

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Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Winsome Jones
Earrings: JC Penney
Shoes: Payless Shoes

And the Winner is…

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Happy Mother’s Day

To all of the beautiful momma’s out there, all those who someday will be, and all those who are like second mother’s to everyone’s children, happy mother’s day. Thank you for being loving, wonderful, and nurturing. I hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing day.

It’s amazing looking back on how much my life has changed in the last year. I became a mom two days after Mother’s Day. This last year has been the most challenging, rewarding year of my life. It is amazing how second-nature being a mom is and how easily we slip into such a difficult role. I have love seeing him grow, and his personality come out, and I look forward to another year of mothering and loving this little guy. Here are some pictures of him from the last year-0516120016DSC_8245DSC01256September (1)September (2)DSC_6111 - Copy2DSC_2171coGood Morning Loretta (8)

And of course, Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my husband’s mom, and all of our grandmothers! We love and look up to you all!