My First Mother's Day

May 21, 2012 by gwendolyn | Comments Off on My First Mother's Day

Ok, ok, I’m a week late. What can I say? It’s hard to keep up these days. Really, I have no idea how people do it…exercise, work, take care of baby, clean house, shower, do anything personal…I’d love to know the secret!

I digress, onto Mother’s Day!

It was a pretty low key day, which was fine for a tired Momma. First, I received flowers from my delightful daughter (with a little help from Daddy with that one). Such beautiful flowers that came with the sweetest card I could have imagined. It stated, I was the best Mom and L.L. loved me with all her heart. Could you just die of the sweetness? Of course, Dad said he is going to have to have a talk with her about using his credit card. (I thought that one was pretty funny, and hope you do, too.) 

Then, we went on a family outing to Heavenly Desserts, oh joy! You all know how I feel about desserts, so this was just what the doctor ordered (not really, but if I were a doctor it would be on the order list!). The hubs and I shared selections of a peanut butter square and a chocolate cake with Bailey’s Irish Cream filling. If that wasn’t enough, we washed it down with some outstanding tea. I just love a blood red tea, don’t you?

From the hubs – I love, love, love it!

Next on the list is a card from my loving husband. He has a knack for finding some amazing cards, that I always save, and love displaying in the house. Not only did I get one from him, but also some friends & cousins. Such wonderful surprises and I will be sad when the time comes to take them off the fridge. I must say though, not all of them in the picture are for Mother’s Day, some are congratulations on the baby, but who cares! A card deserves to be displayed (as long as my husband will stand for it). This is where a little smily face should go, but I am trying really hard to abstain from using them in this blog.


And that’s that! It was a nice day and an even better weekend. We all had a good time, I even like to think that Domingo enjoyed it, too!

At Heavenly Desserts for My First Mother’s Day!

With L.L. On My First Mother’s Day


One more of me and my sweet baby…

I'm One Month Old!

May 14, 2012 by gwendolyn

Well, it’s officially been one month with our little bundle of joy. On May 5th, 2012 L.L. was one month old! We couldn’t be happier, or more tired, or more blessed.

It’s quite amazing how different she looks to us. Her head had definitely grown bigger and her body is longer, but her weight hasn’t quite caught up, yet — yep, she’s a string bean, like both her parents!

Weight: 7 lbs. and 1 oz.

Height: 20 inches

Head Circumference: 36 cm

We took some pictures of her with the blanket that Granny made for her. Since there is no way to really know how big the blanket is or her size, we included an apple. She really is teeny tiny, but it’s hard to convey that in pictures.


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Family Pictures With Granny

May 12, 2012 by gwendolyn

While Granny was here we were put on a mission to take some family photos. We did our best. Some of them turned out pretty good, but it was tough because L.L. wasn’t helping us out, for the most part. Of course, she was only 15 days old, so what did we expect? When Granny comes back with Grandpops we will have to make another go of it!


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The Paper Anniversary

May 11, 2012 by gwendolyn

On April 30th, 2012 we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary — YAY! 

It’s been a magical year, to say the least. It’s amazing to me how right life can turn out. I’m one lucky lady and fall asleep each night so grateful for the blessings I have. We celebrated with the whole family: each other, L.L. and Domingo. Since it’s a bit like rolling the dice on going out to eat, we decided to stay in and order take out sushi. It was perfect — romantic, relaxing, delicious and special.

I got a lovely card, gorgeous flowers (with some of our wedding flowers!) and tickets to see Delta Spirit. This is exceptional because it’s the one band we both discovered together and love, together. My husband is the greatest and very creative, if you ask me. I’m not good with anniversaries, but he knew it was the one where it’s a paper gift. How remarkable is it that he printed out concert tickets on paper, as my gift!? (If you know me well, you know how “on the nose” that is for me.)

Pinch me! ‘Cause this magnificent life I lead, sure doesn’t feel real.

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