Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to the family baby Lucas

What is it about newborn babies that makes you realize what a miracle life is? This week my older sister, Lisa, her husband, Anson, and two kids, Chloe and Vincent welcomed a new member into their family. Baby Lucas was 7 lbs, 9 oz. and came into this world with 10 perfect little toes, 10 flawless little fingers, sweetly plump lips and a rather powerful set of lungs. I must say, I love newborn babes cries. They are so pure and lovable. Of course, I’m not listening to them cry at 3am, so it’s still cute to me!

I had the honor of being there when big sister, Chloe, met Lucas for the first time. She glanced his way, and I’m pretty sure she thought, “Yep, that’s a baby.” Graciously, baby Lucas had a gift for his big sis, and she loved it! Lucas is already so thoughtful. I wasn’t there when Lucas gave his big brother, Vincent a gift but I’m sure Vincent loved it, and Lucas of course.

Welcome to the family Baby Lucas. You are already loved so so very much!
big yawns

Monday, December 10, 2012

Decorating PeaTree

For some reason I have to name our tree each year. I don't know why I have to... I just do! This year our lovely evergreen (really only truly green until about Dec. 22nd when the needles start falling off at an alarming and rapid pace) has affectionally been named PeaTree. It is un-perfect in sweets ways, and it makes me love it more. Husband and I picked up PeaTree a little over a week ago and since then our apartment has smelled delicious! I'm pretty sure that my favorite part of getting a real tree is the smell. Anyone else? Well husband and I have a tradition that on every vacation we take, we buy an ornament to remind us of our adventure! Then while decorating the tree we pull out the ornaments and tell stories of each adventure. This year we adorned PeaTree with our memories and enjoyed the evening sipping coco and just enjoying each others company. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I could not be happier to about Thanksgiving this year! In addition to getting to see my family that lives locally, my in-laws will be joining us this year! Plus, husband and I are driving up to Nor. Cal to visit my brother and sis-in-law Thursday night! Yay for us! Expect weekend pictures, and hopefully some fun stories when we get back! Travel safe Everyone!

Plus, my store ( is having a 15-50% off EVERYTHING sale starting today! Check out the new items that have just arrived, and get a jump on your Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bubble necklaces? Yes please! is having a bubble necklaces sale! Buy one, Get one 1/2 off! Get a jump on your Christmas shopping, or just spoil yourself a little!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Are you here to stay Fall?

 It’s official! Fall is here! Now you may be thinking, “Well technically it has been fall for a few weeks, where have you been Laura!?!” Nope. In my book if it is 100 degrees, I have my air conditioner going full blast all day, it’s 10pm and I’m still sweating, it’s not Fall yet. The only reason I know that Fall is here for sure is because I found this on my cooled off patio. This pretty red, auburn and mustard yellow leaf. Then it rained yesterday! Oh the rain brings joy to my heart. Plus I don’t have to have the AC on all the time so it saves us a few bucks! Thank you Jesus for sending the rain! Keep it coming!

Stylefox giveaway on The Leaflet!

I have teamed up with Casey over at the Leaflet today for a giveaway! Casey is a dear friend of mine that just brings joy to all that know her. PLUS her blog is AMAZING! It is full of her daily adventures being a newly married, youth pastors wife, with fashion tips, yummy recipes and lots of laughs. Check out her blog for all the details!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gracefest AV

This past weekend I had a booth at Gracefest for my new business Stylefox! It was so much fun. I asked my bestie Katie Sottile to help me in the booth all day. She was AMAZING! She would jump at the opportunity to help customers in the booth, and since she is tall I had plenty of things for her to tie to the top of the booth for me. The booth was in a prime location too. We had a direct view of the main stage so we were able to see Mercy Me, Sarah Kelly, and The Afters. I can't wait to have a booth at Gracefest 2013!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rome, I already miss you

Rome was by far our favorite city to visit thus far. The people there were kind and seemed genuinely happy that we were there visiting their city. When you walked into a restaurant you felt like you were being welcomed into someone’s home. People greeted you warmly and I loved it. On this part of our trip we visited the Vatican Museum, the Vatican church, the Spanish steps, the Trevi Fountain, admired the Sistine Chapel and of course the Coliseum. We walked more on this part of our trip than the others. On average we walked 5-7 miles a day! Husband loves to walk… and walk… and walk. I love to walk a little then take taxis, but since Phil loves to walk and explore the city that way we did a LOT of walking. 10 points for me for being a good wife and making husband happy with exploring the city on foot! Minus 2 points for me complaining when it was 100 degrees and 90% humidity. We can't win 'em all right!?

In the other European cities we visited there seemed to be an overwhelming amount of restaurants everywhere. In Rome, there were only a few by our hotel, so we ate at the same restaurant a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean every dinner, and some lunches. We were regulars there and I loved it. We ate outside under a canopy every night, being serenaded by an Italian guitarist, trying delicious Italian food that I’m still craving, and really got to know our waiter. On our last night there we had taken our time eating dinner (by our American standards), and had been there about an hour and a half, so Phil asked for the check. Our waiter clearly wanted us to stay longer and said, “No, no rush tonight, stay enjoy a while longer. Then I’ll bring your check.” We laughed because we felt like we had been there forever! Of course since we weren’t in a rush and couldn’t leave since we hadn’t paid yet, we stayed and enjoyed ourselves about 45 minutes longer, and chatted about our trip some more. After that our waiter brought our check, we said our goodbyes and headed back to our hotel. I loved that the culture there is very family oriented and people just wanted you to take pleasure in your experience. I loved Italy and can’t wait for us to go back there again someday.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paris in the rain

To get from London to Paris we took a 2 hour train ride. This was an adventure, to say the least. We knew the train station was only about a half mile from our hotel so of course we gave ourselves about 45 mins to get there and walked... with all of our luggage... while it poured rain on us… in a city where we are definitely not locals. Also, we thought that the sentence on our pre-purchased train tickets, “Must arrive 30 mins before the train departs” was a suggestion. We were wrong. After running through the pouring rain, pushing small children out of our way, dropping our luggage in the puddles, trying to force the customs line to go faster by tapping our feet and sighing loudly, we made it to our train. 30 seconds after we boarded, the train left the station. What can I say, we live life on the edge.

My favorite moment in Paris had to be on our first day. We decided to take a stroll through our part of the city and just explore. We walked up this tiny, cobblestone, alleyway with a single quaint café, French people walking home with baguettes, and almost an endless row of parked bicycles.  At the end of the alley was the Pantheon. As we inched our way closer to the glorious Pantheon we looked down the busy street our tiny alleyway intersected with and we caught our first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower! What an unexpected and wonderful surprise. There was a café on this street so of course we decided to eat dinner there and enjoy the moment. About 30 mins into our meal the partly sunny day turned into a thunderstorm! Now the small café was filled with people huddled under the canopy waiting until it stopped raining. It was truly a romantic moment for us to be cuddled together, in a sweet Paris café, as the rain poured down. About 10 mins after the thunderstorm started, it stopped. All those people crowed in our café left on their merry way, and left us with an unforgettable, romantic memory.

Stay tuned for the last part of our trip! Rome!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

London, England and its humor

Just a measly 10.5 hour flight and we arrived in beautifullyovercast London, England. This part of our trip was exciting and fairlyrelaxing. We only walked 2-3 miles a day in this city. (Just wait to hear aboutthe rest of the trip, 2-3 miles a day is nothing!) In England, we saw Steven’sTower (which houses Big Ben, the bell inside the tower), Buckingham Palace andthe changing of the guards, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Stonehenge, met somehysterical coach/bus drivers, and ate at several quaint pubs in the city.

Stonehenge was something husband really wanted to see, andit was gorgeous. You can’t really tell how large these stones are until you arethere, but my guess is that they sit at least 20 feet tall. Driving out to seethem was beautiful too. We saw the green, lush country side, filled withmeadows, red tulips and lambs, and witnessed a part of England that you don’t experiencejust staying in the city of London.

A major highlight to me was meeting the people in England. Ilove British dry humor, and in their accents the jokes sound twice as funny!One bus driver was explaining to us that Big Ben is the bell inside the tower,and the man it was named after was named Benjamin (something…. I never reallypay attention to last names), and the Brits were glad that the bell wasn’t namedafter a man named Richard because the tower would be called Big…… instead ofBig Ben! Ummm yea, the humor was borderline inappropriate ( okay, okay pretty inappropriate) and of course crackedme up.

England was just 1/3 of our trip! Stay tuned to hear aboutParis and Rome!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...