Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

Hope you all had a great V'day and experienced lots of love...we sure did over here!  It was a great day and Tucker's First Valentine's day :)

With it being Tucker's first Valentine's day, I had to make sure he gave his friends at school some special Valentines.  I will start off by saying I consider myself crafty...well I definitely try to be and want to be crafty!  This is the deal though...I am pretty good at making the crafts, just not so great at coming up with the cute ideas.  Dustin tries to say I'm not as "creative" as I can be.  No, I enjoy being creative...I just need a little help inspiration sometimes!  With that being said, Pinterest was pretty much made for people like me!  It's great, I love it, and I get lots of great ideas.  Pinterest helped me come up with some great Valentines for the kiddos in Tucker's class!
Dustin, the creative one, helped me make the stickers in Photoshop.
How cute are these?  "I Dig You-Love, Tucker V."
Get it?  "Dig", because it's a shovel!  

Every holiday I definitely take advantage of having an excuse to make things for Tucker's teachers.  If I could, I would make them something every week!  His sweet teachers are Amazing women, who I could never thank enough for taking such great care of our baby boy and loving him so much!  
Ms. Wanda, Ms. Mary Beth, and Ms. Nicole received Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing from Tucker Boy!

I left Dustin a card and some of his favorite candy on his desk as a little surprise when he started working that morning.  My card and candy I left for him were nothing compared to what he made for me!  We had already decided we weren't going to buy each other gifts this year.  I came home from work to find this from my Valentine...
He took the lyrics to "our" song, which we had our first dance to at our wedding, and made a beautiful piece of art for me!  
Our song is, "Be Mine" by David Gray. Very fitting for such an awesome Valentine's gift, huh?
I will cherish this gift forever!  It is so special, I love it!
Like I said before, he's the creative one :)

I am so very thankful for my two Valentines, Dustin and Tucker.  They are my world.  I hope that I can show them every day of the year how much I love them and how much their love means to me!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our Star of The Week

Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashion and Toys is a great children's clothing and toy store that my Dear friend, Alex, works at in Florida.  It is the cutest store located in Rosemary Beach, Florida and literally just a few steps away from the beach.  I've always loved Gigi's, but even more now that Tucker boy has came into my life :)  He has worn clothes from Gigi's since the day he was born!  They have awesome clothes, toys, and gifts for kids and babies!

They also have a blog...well actually it's called "the glob"!  How cute is that?  On the glob they feature "A Star of the Week"...and since we were in Florida this past week Tucker was chosen to be the star!  He had a mini fashion show where he tried on several outfits that I loved!  We dressed him up, took pictures of him, and even did a little interview where they asked me all sorts of fun questions about Tucker.  Looks like Tucker has become quite the celebrity...go ahead and see for yourself!

So...if you are ever in the Rosemary Beach area or find yourself on Highway 30A, be sure and stop by Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashion & Toys!  It's definitely worth checking out and you might even become somewhat of a Gigi's addict like me :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Family Travels...

Tucker, Dustin, and I traveled down South to Florida this past week.  Dustin works from home, but for a company based out of Florida, so he has to travel down there often for meetings and things like that.  Tucker and I try to tag along too if we can!  Dustin's aunt, uncle, and cousins live there and after living down there for almost 3 years we made some great friends we love to visit whenever we can! :)  Tucker did great traveling and we were so thankful for that.  He really is the happiest baby I know and content pretty much anywhere we go!  I am constantly reminded of how blessed we are with such a good baby!

On the drive down...

As soon as we got to Aunt Vicki's house, "Cousin" Maggie started to entertain Tucker.  Here she is reading to him.  Tucker loved playing with her!

They have a playground in their neighborhood, so I was able to take Tucker to swing for the first time.  He loved it!  We went more than once, because he Loved it so much.  He could not stop laughing.  It was so much fun watching him!
I love that Maggie is in this one too, because she enjoyed watching him as much as I did :)
Different day, but just as excited as the first time!
And below, is a video of him laughing away and having so much fun!

On Saturday we made our way to Andalusia for Abbie's (our cousin) engagement party.  We loaded up the car on Saturday morning and we made the 2 hour drive...again Tucker was a champ and did great in the car.  The party was at John Wesley's house, Abbie's fiance'.  His mother's house happens to be the second oldest house in Andalusia and it was so cool!  It had so much character and it was Huge!  It's crazy how big houses used to be and how tall the ceilings were.  This house had 14 foot ceilings throughout, even upstairs.  I love old houses...I would take an old house with all that charm over a new house any day :)  I'm so glad we were able to make it to the party and to celebrate the engagement of Abbie and John Wesley.
Eating dinner in the 2nd oldest house in Andalusia
On the drive home today.

After 5 days of being away from home, we are glad to back.  Tucker was also very happy to see Rusty :) We definitely enjoyed some sunny days in Florida and getting to see some people that are very special to us.  I am very thankful for the relationships we made while living down there.  I look forward to taking Tucker back down to the beach often, especially this summer!

PS- I felt I needed a little pick me up after all that driving so I turned to Pinterest when we got home and made this...
It is a layer of cookie dough, layer of oreos, and then covered with brownie batter!  What am I thinking?! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

To be continued...

Just wanted to give a quick update...we have traveled down South for a few days to enjoy some beautiful sunny weather, attend an engagement party, and spend some time with some of our wonderful friends and family.  Will leave you guys with a little sneak peek into what we've been up to lately...

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!