Friday, July 18, 2014


 Hazel turned two at the end of May, but we just now made it to her two year checkup.  Her charts show her  too underweight and too short. But, what they do not show is her amazing personality.  She has this sweet little voice and the way she speaks cracks me up. She does not reply with a yes or no. For example, if you ask her if she wants a glass of water, her response is "I do want a glass of water."   I constantly have people commenting on her everywhere we go. She is VERY serious and way beyond her years. She has the most perfect timing/voice with her humor, she can deliver a line like no other. I have never seen anything like it. She is also very moody. Boy, she can throw a fit! She LOVES to annoy Lincoln and really get him upset and then start screaming and crying once he cracks. I guess that is what little sisters are for. 
Height- 31 inches
Weight- 22 pounds

Friday, June 20, 2014


Here are some teasers from Sterling's newborn photoshoot by MEphotography. Hazel was a nightmare during her newborn pics, so I expected the worst!  I had to come back like  three times to get pics of her! Sterling ended up being a rockstar, hardly made a peep! He is such  good baby! It's so crazy to have a baby that doesn't cry all the time. I just figured he would be exactly like Lincoln and Hazel and cry for 3-6 months non stop and I would want to jump off the back deck. But,  I cannot get over how sweet he is and how much he looks like his daddy. Lincoln and Hazel look identical to my baby pictures, but this guy definitely looks like daddy.  Nate is pretty proud that the baby who looks like him is the most chill baby we have had. :)  Gah, I just want to eat him up! He stares at me with his huge eyes and I can hardly take it. I actually shouted out "Oh my gosh, he is so cute!" at the fabric store the other day.  I got a few stares.

Lincoln and Hazel were another story during the photoshoot. We couldn't quite get a picture of the three of them together. Those two have the funniest relationship, I love watching them play/fight together. It's so neat to see them interact with each other and I hope they continue to have a close relationship as they grow older. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Meet Sterling James Dean. 
8 lbs 4 oz..20 3/4 inches of pure deliciousness
 I was scheduled to be induced at 6am on May 13th. But, this dude decided to come on his own! I started having contractions around 10:30pm the night and he was welcomed into the world at 7:39am.  

My sister, Tonya was able to  photograph his birth. ( Spoiled, I know) Here are just a few. 
We are in LOVE. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014


We celebrated Hazel's second birthday today! Her actual birthday is not until May 24th, but the new babe is due May 18th. So... I went ahead and planned an early party. The weather ended up being PERFECT and the kids played outside almost the whole time. I was a little worried because Hazel did not nap before the party, but she did awesome! Not even one melt down.  I was also kind of hoping her party would put me into labor, but so far this guy is staying put. 

I found a lot of dresses I wanted to get her, but in the end I decided to make her one and I'm so glad I did. 
I made some star wands, wings, hats, capes, crowns and what not for the kids to dress up. 

I decorated her cake at like 10pm the night before, I'm pretty sure Nate thinks I'm crazy. :)
The Birthday Girl
She got a little shy when everyone was singing to her.