Saturday, March 23, 2013

a wintery spring break | non-stagrams

After Nolan got yet another vaccine at the doctor’s, we stopped by the local cupcake shop. He understands the word “cupcake”, (and “cake” and “candy”) so he got very excited when I told him where we were going!

We split a salted caramel… delicious!

Eating some apples at McDonald’s.

Last Saturday, I was supposed to go to my friend Briana’s surprise baby shower, but instead the baby arrived that morning! Isn’t he precious? His name is Decklen Jax.

Here I am in awe of how tiny and weightless he is! (6 lbs compared to the usual 27 lbs that I carry.)

We visited my mom’s house last weekend. I went into the garage and dug through my large box of Beanie Babies to find my Veggie Tales stuffed animals from 1998. Nolan was playing with some other toys, and he immediately dropped everything to run to me when he saw them. He is in love with them, and puts them in his crib at night. Also, when we arrive at my in-laws’, he goes straight to their toy kitchen and picks out the plastic tomato and cucumber and carries them around with him.

Still very wintery!

Nolan hanging out in the pews while Daddy practiced his guitar for church.

St. Patrick’s Day—got some Mint Chocolate Chip green sundaes.

After we visited the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville on Tuesday, we did some shopping. Nolan loved playing at Barnes and Noble, and he cried when it was time to leave.

At the mall. We tried to keep him in his umbrella stroller, but he wasn’t having it, so we didn’t get much shopping done. ;)

Dinner at Olive Garden.

I couldn’t wear makeup all week because my eyelids have gradually become super sensitive to everything. They get puffy and itchy, and I’m nervous that my eyeshadow days are over! Anyone else experience that?


Picking up some goodies from Target.

Spring Oreos! I used these to make a cake.

Yesterday, I heard Nolan close the bathroom door, so I came after him, and found this cool tower that he made out of my shampoo & conditioner :)

Last night we rented “Lincoln”, and it was just as amazing as I thought it would be! Daniel Day-Lewis deserved that Oscar!

So we didn’t end up going anywhere far, or doing anything too exciting due to the cold and snow flurries, but it was nice to have Steve home from class for the week. I can’t wait for Easter next Sunday, and celebrating Jesus’ resurrection. I can’t wait for warmer weather this spring, for taking Nolan on walks again, and being able to play with him outside.

Hope you are having a great weekend!!


  1. Great pictures. I like Nolan's tower!

    You can always find great stuff at Target, am I right? :)

  2. Your son is a cutie!

    As far as your eyes I've been having trouble with eyeliner lately. So I switched brands and I'm hoping that helps. So maybe you could try a different brand of eye shadow. Also it could maybe be from dry skin, I've had that problem in the past.

  3. His tower is so awesome and that mint chocolate chip sundae looked amazing! Mint Chocolate Chip and hot fudge is one of my favorite combinations :)

  4. I also have the eyelids issue. I cut out all eyeshadow and then would use one a week until I figured out which was making my eyelids look awful. Turned out to be a pink/purple eye shadow that I had been using forever... so I would suggest a) looking at your eye shadows with strong colors and how old they are.

  5. That cupcake looks amazing!!! Nolan did a very good job on his tower :) I have wanted to see Lincoln cause I heard it was pretty good.

  6. That cupcake looks so good. Just ran across your blog and its super cute! I wouldn't mind a green sundae right about now. Hope your eyes feel better & you can use makeup again- but you look great still! :)

  7. that cupcake looks amazing and I wish I looked half as good as you without makeup on! you are a natural beauty!

  8. I'd agree on the shelf life! Including your mascara/eyeliners. More than a year = no way in my book, mascara no more than 4 months


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