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Hi! I am a momma of 2, I’m southern, a vegetarian, & a student. I’m married to a top-notch guy who serves his country for a living. Ethan is the serious type & Lily is the complete opposite of serious! We are currently living it up in NC! This blog is a little place for me to document our lives.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Well I've been thinking about this little blog for the past couple of weeks. I think it is time to start writing again. I feel like I have something to finally write about.

So 2013 has been a CRAZY year. Life just seems to be flying by. My kids are growing like weeds. Ethan started Pre-K {he even rides the bus!}. Lily goes to pre-school with the same teachers Ethan had last year. Sohel returned from deployment in July & its been a roller coaster getting back into being a family of 4. I started another semester of college but decided to change my major. More on that another time.

I have some things I want to share with y'all over the next few posts. So hopefully I can stick with it!

 Lily's first day of pre-school!

 Ethan's first day of pre-k!

Homecoming pictures taken by my friend Jackie Wasser of Jackie Anna Photography! If you are in Jacksonville, N, Camp Lejeune, or N. Virginia check her out! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lily's 3rd Birthday and a mini update.

Thought I would dust off the blog today. Give y'all a little update about what is currently going on in my life.

Sohel is deployed, he left in early December. He missed my 30th birthday {holy old lady} & Christmas. I can't complain {to much} we have decent communication thank goodness for the iPhone and iMessage. No one should deploy without an iPhone - I swear totally worth the $600 million dollars they are charging for them.

Ethan is doing good at preschool but has a bad case of the "i miss daddy" blues this week. Super grumpy and sad. But this weekend we are going to my parents house to celebrate Easter and Lily's 3rd Birthday so I think some grandpa and grandma time is just what he needs!

Speaking of Lily, she is turning 3 on Sunday. I can't believe it. I swear she just "popped out of my stomach" as Ethan always puts it ;0). On Saturday we had a small party at the local frozen yogurt place with just a handful of friends. It was ice cream and heart themed and I am pleased with how the paper and favors turned out {pictures below}. She had a blast! I did it a week early since her actual birthday falls on Easter this year. I have birthday plans for the 31st, I'm having a cake made for her and she is getting a Minnie Mouse bike for her birthday! So I see lots of riding with Ethan on Easter Sunday.

I am still doing the school thing, 2 semesters done for my teacher certification in Elementary ed. I got 2 A's and 1 B last semester, go me! I've been trying to workout and lose weight but I've had bronchitis since November and can't seem to shake it. Not a lot going on in my world, just driving the kids around to all their activities and school. Slowly becoming a soccer mom.

So before S deployed we went to Disney World, Seaworld & the Kennedy Space Center. I will fill you in on that next time. I have lots of tips for a novice Disney traveler as well a Military Disney visitor.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of Lily's party, thanks for reading!

handsome Ethan 

 birthday girl in her super cute dress I was so excited to find! 

 miss. grumpy pants didn't want to stop eating ice cream to sing & cut cake but Ethan & I were excited! 

 blowing out her candles

 favorite present!

super cute {and last minute} cake!
 the favor bags for her school friends 
{stamp, fruit snacks, mini m&ms, lollypop, lipgloss & bracelet}

party favors
{ice cream shooter, mini m&ms, heart eraser, heart lollypop, lipgloss, & bubbles}