Thursday, June 13, 2013

Julia Grace Anderson

i thought i was going to be pregnant forever, but a week and a day after my due date she finally decided to join us (on mothers day). Julia is a month old now and from the moment we met her she has been the sweetest, most peaceful baby, we are so blessed. Anna loves her so much; it is amazing to witness the instant bond between sisters.  here are some of my instagrams from Julia's first weeks.
May 11, 2013, 5pm 41 weeks pregnant and heading out the door to the hospital
24 hours later May 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm  Julia Grace entered the world, all 9.2 pounds of her.
we had the most beautiful sunrises out our hospital room window.
after 5 days we were all home together. the happiest moment of my life.
happy to be a big sister.

sister love!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

happy 2nd birthday Anna Mae!

yesterday Anna turned 2! i can hardly believe it and at the same time i feel like i've known her forever. we are so blessed to have this sweet little girl in our lives. she makes us smile, keeps us laughing and is so cuddley and lovey its unbearable.

yesterday we celebrated her day with some cake and presents and this weekend we are having a few friends over for brunch and more birthday cake.
her gifts were all themed around becoming a big girl. we've been working away on her big kid bedroom and she got a whole stack of books about the potty, a big bed, and most importantly becoming a big sister.

here is a little video of her from a month ago at christmas. it's just the cutest. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year

we had a great holiday (besides the brief stomach bug, yuck).
Conor and I had time off from Christmas through the New Year. it was a perfect 10 day stretch of family time, home time, and visits with friends and loved ones. just what we needed to recharge for 2013.

i'm keeping my goals for 2013 simple:  i hope to stay happy, healthy, work hard, and prepare for the new baby (yikes!). oh and to try and post more often, since this is my only form of journal and i'm grateful to have it to look back on.

here are some of my favorite photos from the past weeks.
christmas morning
Anna and uncle Terence
visiting Santa on the farm in NJ
riding the rocking horse at Peg Peg's
cookie decorating
attention to detail
anderson christmas picture
NYE at our house with great old friends and their little muchkins

Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year

 I love this time of year. With Anna being almost 2 it's been so much fun since she is really getting into Christmas this year, she's been decorating cookies, oohing & aahing at the christmas lights on our drive home at night, asking about Santa, and she love our nativity, although she keeps calling baby Jesus, baby Anna and hiding him. One of the best parts has been watching our favorite Christmas specials from childhood, like the Grinch, Charley Brown, and Frosty the Snowman.

Monday, October 1, 2012

happy love birds

Congrats to my brother Terence and his beautiful bride Lamarr! These two sure can throw a party.

Monday, September 24, 2012


yesterday i turned 31 and it felt good.
i spent the beautiful fall weekend with wonderful friends and my favorite little girl.
lately i've been feeling overwhelmingly grateful for my
family, friends, health & happiness.

i loved this little video ING direct sent me along with a sweet birthday note.
i thought i'd share it with you.
what a cool bank!