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There has been so much going on lately, that I’ve fallen asleep on the couch, laptop open on more than one night this week. It’s been a whirlwind, but in a good way. It’s real life, to be honest. First, let me tell you about my pride and joy. Miss Emery Lynn has given us so much to smile about with her sweet personality, gibberish conversations and at 10 1/2 months old, HER FIRST STEPS! I was sad I wasn’t there to see the first steps in person, which I suppose is a risk for all working moms, but I was thrilled that our babysitter got it on camera.
|Two teeny tiny teeth inside|
I spent a gloriously warm lunch break at the beach catching up on celeb fashion.
I attended a fabulous Girls Night Out at Marlin Grill hosted by the lovely Jessica Proffitt of Proffitt PR, which deserves its own post that I promise I’m getting to. I had so much fun, I went back the next night for an FPRA get together involving much-need white wine.
I pulled over on the side of the road the other day to snap this pretty picture of one of our coastal dune lakes in South Walton. It was so gorgeous, I just couldn’t resist.
|I <3 South Walton!|
Finally, after all that mush, I’m sure you guys are slightly nauseous and ready to know if you are the proud winner of my very first giveaway! The long overdue winner of the J. Crew iPhone case giveaway….. drumroll please….. according to Random.org….. is…. commenter #4, sharlander who said:
“Well living in Seattle has me addicted to my Starbucks app! I’m now a gold status member since June 2011, it allows me to check my balance, see how many stars I need until my free drink, where I can find the nearest Starbucks and if I ever find myself without my card I can pay for my latte with my phone. Hands down my favorite!”
Thanks, everyone for commenting and as always, thanks so much for reading along with my scattered chatter. You guys are the best!
|And you are?|
She was happy as a clam (though I never really understood that saying). Probably confident that she had expressly followed the guidelines of being good all year long (or 8 months) and had no worries about whether she would make the “Nice List.” Sounds like anyone you know?
|Giving my good girl a kiss!|
So glad she wasn’t traumatized for life or anything too dramatic. I think I was expecting the worst. It may have had something to do with the fact that one of the few Santas around is at our local Bass Pro Shop, which also meant “North Pole” additions like a giant taxidermized moose. (that vocab addition thanks to this video, if you haven’t seen it.) She may be an outdoors lover like her dad after all, although hopefully, she will have better taste in prints than camouflage.
One of my favorites!
My, how time flies! We’re celebrating the three month milestone of our sweet girl’s life and finding it hard to believe she’s been with us this long. It seems like just yesterday Hunter and I were breaking the big news to our families.
I can’t believe another month with Emery has flown by so fast. Where did the last four weeks go? Today she got her two month shots and tomorrow I’m back to work. Next thing you know, I’ll be sending her off to college. So much has happened this month and I’m constantly amazed at how much she grows and changes daily. Today she weighed 12 lbs 6 oz and was 23 1/2″ long.
In May, Emery started smiling. When Hunter or I talk to her and get close to her face, she cracks the biggest sideways smile and pushes those big cheeks out even farther. I could just smile with her all day. She’s really getting a feel for her voice and has cried louder this month than we thought was possible for a sweet little baby. When she follows it up with a big smile, all distress is long forgotten. Emery loves her tummy time and is really working on holding her head up.
She’s really seen the sights too. We’ve been on lots of walks, seen a bunny rabbit in our backyard, duckies at the lake, taken Emery to church, traveled on her first plane trip and even took her fishing. What a month for such a little girl! I love her so much and have had so much fun getting to know her and see her personality develop. Going back to work should really make those nights and mornings with my girlie even more special than before. When I’m not working, I will definitely be kissing Emery’s sweet cheeks!
I’ve finally FINALLY finished Emery’s sweet little space. It took months of contemplating colors, cribs and furniture selections before I eventually put it all together for the princess. It was mostly complete by the time we packed our bags for the hospital, but a few details and waiting for the chair to arrive meant it wasn’t finished until after we brought her home.
The possibilities were endless. I knew I wanted something less “baby” and more of something she can grow into. I wanted quality pieces that would last and transition through toddler-hood and beyond. That wasn’t an easy task considering many of the options are obviously kiddie-looking with cartoons or unsophisticated construction. I also liked to think Emery will be a girly girl like me and not mind too many sweet details. While I am typically not a fan of pink at all (I own one pink shirt and have worn it twice), the first item I finally decided on was a pinkish Serena and Lily crib set. I thought it was pale enough that I could manage it, but still had the lady-like qualities I was thinking of. The copper brown accents helped round out the palette and I opted for dark finish furniture to balance out the light pink and white. I’m really not a fan of light or medium wood finishes so the options were either espresso, white or black. Espresso it was! Mixing personal keepsakes and details plus flea market finds with high and low furniture pieces totally made the look. Check it out.
A friend of mom’s made this cute sign to hang on our freshly purchased 5-panel doors from Lowe’s.
I matched the bedding color to a paint chip to get just the right sweet, pale pink. Apparently, there are way too many pinks to choose from with some more peach, some more purple and some the color of Pepto Bismol. I thought this shade was perfect, though it seems a little brighter in this photo.
On another of our walks around Lake Defuniak, Emery and I got plenty of fresh air, sunshine and even duck sightings. We don’t usually walk right by the water and I didn’t realize there were so many duckies around the lake! Next time I’ll have to bring bread crumbs…
We took a note from the day and let Emery sleep with a few duck buddies of her own.