Monday, January 30, 2012

Shop Emmalee Caroline's Closet

Well its about time that I finally cleaned out Emmalee's closet.  It has been such a hard thing to do because it simply means that my sweet baby girl is getting bigger everyday.  At first I wasn't going to get rid of anything, but after filling up an entire HUGE tub of clothes that she can't wear anymore, I gave it a different look.

So, here are a few things that are up for grabs from Emmalee's closet.  All items are in excellent condition.  f you have any questions, please feel free to comment or email me.  I am negotiable on prices, so also feel free to make me an offer!

Happy Shopping!

Size 1 Flower Sandals. EUC $5

Sweet White Dress Shoes with white bow on top - Size 1. New in box! $8

Precious red ruffle top with black/white pant set. 6-9 months...SUPER cute!  $5

Sweet and warm boutique crocheted pink hooded sweater jacket. Never worn. Size 6-12 months.  $8

2 3-piece Carter's outfits.  0-3 months.  $5

Carter's band 0-3 month jean overall dress - only worn once.  $3

2 2-piece Carter's pant sets.  1set is a navy & white stripped top with cute little red flower and parachute sleeves and  red pants.  2nd outfit is black with pink and white flowers with coordinating pink striped pants.  $6 (for both)

2 NB sleepers with 0-6 month sleep sack (never used).  Not pictured but included is small swaddler blanket that was never used. $7

4 0-3 month sleepers.  $6

Another favorite.  Sweet pink and white smock suit with matching sweater. So precious and only worn once. $4

Boutique Pink frilly ruffle gown. Size 3 months. Only worn once. $8

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nonstop Nine {Months}

Oh Emmalee Caroline,
You are a NONSTOP nine month old!  You are just all over the place and always on the go...and I love every minute! 

I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that you are nine months old!  It seems like jsut yesterday we were painting your bedroom and putting the crib together; and today I'm chasing after you all over the house!    You care crawling like crazy, and you pull up on everything.  If you hold on to something, you can walk anywhere! 

You are still such a great, easy baby!  Momma wakes you up around 6:30 in the mornings then you go to Miss Donna's while Momma and Daddy go to work.  Then Momma picks you up around 4:30, we come home and play, then we have some dinner.  You LOVE to eat!  Then you have a bath - and you love your baths!  You would play for an hour if I let you.  After your bath, you usually have a bottle and go to bed around 8:00.  You still sleep through the night, although sometimes you wake up and want your pacifier. 

You have four bottles a day and have 3 servings of solids a day.  Your favorite snacks are mum-mums, yogurt, apples and bananas.  You have 2 teeth and can eat some table food:  cherios, bread, carrotts, bananas, and you have even tried some black beans.  You still wear a size 3 diaper.  Most of your clothes are 6-9 months, although some of your pants have to be 9-12 months since you are so tall! 

Some of your favorite things are playing; your pink blanet; your pink bunny; your pacifier; going on walks outside; your bath; the remote control; momma or daddy's cell phone; and you love punching buttons on the computer.  You can say "Momma", Dada", "Nonna" and "Hi".  I think you know what the word "bottle" means because you get very excited whenever you hear it! 

Your daddy and I are so in love with you and you can always bring a smile to our faces.  These nine months have been incredible and I love watching the new things you can do.  I have no doubt that these next nine months will be just as fantastic as the first!

I love you,

Monday, January 16, 2012

First Family Christmas

I realized the other day that I n ever posted any pictures of our first family pictures.  It was defeinitely a memorable time and one of the funnest Christmases I can remember.  I absolutely loved starting our own family traditions. 

We started on Chrismtas Eve by making some cookies for Santa. 

Grandbob and Nana came to the Christmas Eve service with us. 

After the service, we had dinner and put Emmlaee to bed.  Sometime in the middle of the night Santa Claus came to our house!

Emmalee was so excited and immediately wanted to play, although her favorite "toy" from Santa was a few new pacifiers!

We had  a big delicious Christmas breakfast and Emmalee played until she couldn't keep her eyes open anymore.  As soon as she woke up from her morning nap, we headed over to Aunt Cookie's House for Christmas with my family.  Em got lots of great toys and had so much fun.

We had such a GREAT first Christmas with family!

Granda and Grandad

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dear Readers...

I, Ashley Williams, do solemnly swear that  I WILL blog this week.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ready...Set...Lose 40 pounds!

That's right - my mission for 2012 is to lose 40 lbs!!!

So goodbye fatty foods...


Hello Weight Watchers!
Before I got pregnanty with Emmalee, I spent 6 months losing 35 lbs.  Then I gained 42 during my pregnancy, and now I'm 20 from my prepregnancy weight (I was about 10 away but then the holidays hit!).

I'm lucky though because my co-worker whom I share an office with, Jessica, just had a baby and wants to lose 40 as well.  So we are doing this together, and the great news is that we have a company gym in our office that is free to use.  So everyday at 2, we plan on walking for at elast 30-40 minutes, then of course using the Weight Watcher's Points Plus System. 

So recently I was reading a recent issue of "Parents" magazine and it discussed New Years Resolutions.  One of the things it said was not to set goals that span a year because those goals are the ones that we are most likely to fail at.  It said to set goals in a more acheivable fasion - such as a goal for each month or one for each quarter of the year.  So I have decided to apply this theory to weight loss.  My first goal is to lose 15 lbs by Emmalee's first birthday - April 15th.  

So today is officially day 1!!  Let's see how I do my first week, which is always the hardest! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

I'm a fool...for Scrapbooking!

On New Years Day Mom, Sister and I sat around and scrapbooked...ALL day long!  It was glorious!  So since this week has been a "slow" week, I have been working like crazy on Emmalee's scrapbook. 

Digital Kit(s):  Sweet Petite by MLE Card

Digital Kit(s):  Some Like it Hot by Zoe Pearn;

Digital Kit(s): Mia's Room by Shabby Miss Jen; Burst Into Spring by Julie Bullock
Digital Kit(s): Taking Chances by Wild Dandelions

Digital Kit(s):  Express Yourself from Shabby Princess
Digital Kit(s): Calliope
Digital Kit(s): Autumn Blanket by Summertime Designs; Damask and Dots by Shabby Princess Designs; and Fancy Pants by Traci Reed

Digital Kit(s): Cupcake by Designs by Krista
Digital Kit(s): Angel Mother by Summertime Designs; Blooming Heart by Wild Dandelions; Color Me Wild by Julie Bullock

Digital Kit(s): Slice of Life - Collaboration Kit by Scrap Orchard; Color Burst by Jennifer Fox Designs

 Digital Kit(s): Brush by Jessica Sprague; Learning to Love Myself by Melissa Bennett;
Working on the page of when she turned 1 month old reminded me of how glad I am that I blog a monthly "letter" to her.  I literally just copied her blog letter onto her scrapbook page with the pictures - its perfect.

Y'all, I love scrapbooking - especially digital scrapping.  There is something so great (at least to me) about the idea of being something to leave something behind for my children to always have and always remember - something made just for them by their mom.  I love all the actions and "cool" things you can do to your photos to make them "pop"; I love all the papers, and elements, and cute alphas.  I'm really falling in love with templates right now - they are just so great and easy to use...especially when you have a lot of pictures - you just pop 'em right in without having to make sure they are perfectly sized and lined up.  And, of course I love looking at other people's work.  I could spend hours in online galleries just browsing through pages and getting great ideas for my next project.  Oh - I could literally go on and on about how much I love this.  

I am so excited that we have nothing going on this weekend - so I plan on spending most of my weekend on the floor playing with a sweet little ray of sunshine, and scrapbooking her baby book some more!  In my opinion, that is PERFECT weekend!  So, if you're a scrapper, PLEASE let me a comment and a link to your page or gallery - I want to see your incredible pages too!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

11 in '11

I still can't believe that 2011 is gone - its crazy how much your life can change in a year.  Our lives changed DRASTICALLY and with change comes learning new things and new lessons.  I learned a lot this year, so here are the top 11 lessons learned (or remembered) in 2011.

11)  I am not as young as I used to be.
  ( I turned 30, remember)

10)  The love my life, is still the love of my life and I still love him more each and every day.

9)  Life goes by quickly, so its ok to stand still, breathe it all in, and cherish every minute.

8)  God puts very specific people in our lives for very specific reasons

7)  I absolutely love it when friends turn into family. 
A dear, dear friend of mine recently stenciled this saying on her living room wall and I love the truth in it..."Here's to the nights that turn into mornings, and the friends that turn into family."

6)  Great childcare really is priceless!

5)  God will always provide - even when you wonder how.

4)  The solid rock you call a "husband" turly can turn to a sentamental mush when he sees his baby for the first time.

3)  I am so blessed and so undeserving.

2)  Being a momma really is the most amazing journey I have ever been on.

And the number one things I learned this year: