Meet Baby Girl Leighton Ryan


55minutes..tick tock. That is the minutes until my wee little one should arise from her morning nap…

Miss Leighton Ryan arrived June 1st 2014…a surreal experience. I was thinking I would never want to relive it again but just as she turned a ripe old age of 3months last Monday I told my husband I would live that moment over & over. Sure it was a long day, a scary nerve-wracking long day for both myself & the hub. We were stepping into an unchartered territory. Somewhere we have never been, a moment that will be different from every story we heard or anything anyone else experienced.

To spare you from all the glorious details, Leighton was born with wonderful tunes playing, candles flickering & the sun rising.

The hub announced our baby girl’s arrival..I was in SHOCK! Every person said the same thing – my baby was going to be a boy. Welp, baby girl arrived & she was a chunk of 8 lovely pounds! Laying there holding my DAUGHTER in disbelief that I am now A MOTHER everything just came naturally. She was ours & as tired as I was, she came first.

A few days later we arrived mom came in town to help out for the first 2weeks. With the weather being crummy we cuddled the baby while we couched it & watched movies* (wine may or may not have been consumed). It was a blur of 2 weeks, but it was absolutley blissful.

Anywho, my little Leighty is one heck of a gal. The past 3 months have been different, but nothing unexpected. I don’t want to sit here, brag & say she is the best (don’t want to jinx it) – who knows what growth spurt is around the corner (the last one threw me for a loop) or what the next day will bring.

She’s 40minutes into her nap and I see her little black eyes open on the monitor & her body wiggle while in her Magic Sleepsuit. Hopefully she will fall back asleep. But if she doesn’t, I can’t wait to go pick her up and watch her smile in excitement. She is my love, my light, and such a blessing in our life.

PS..look for upcoming posts on what to really have at the hospital & after, must have items for baby, sleep training, etc. Plus a few recipes if I find some creative time!

*Two of the stand out movies were Three Men & a Baby and Troop Beverly Hills. If you have not seen either STOP READING cause we should not be friends until you have seen both! They are both classics!

Yep, one week til babes due date…

baby shoot

I am off to become a mom. Yes, a mother to a lil’ human being! These past 9+ months have literally flown right on by! It is so exciting & nerve-wracking, but honestly I can not wait to meet our nugget of love!

With that said, I am taking a short break from posting…hopefully not for too long though! I will introduce you to our babe in a few weeks. So keep on checking the site out for baby news!

Oh & click below to see some snapshots of our baby room from a few different angles…

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Birthdays & Babies!


I don’t know about you, but I catch myself quoting & acting like my mom all the time (like ALL) – from the way I say hello when I get home or even how I love to rock my gym clothes all the time (even when I know I won’t be going to the gym)! I am my mothers daughter & I am dang proud of it!

Anywho, I have two special momma occasions today so this post is only fitting!

First off, it is my mother in-laws birthday! Yippie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MOMMA W! It is a big one, so if you see her, make sure to give her a big hug & wish her a happy day!

Second, one of my dear friends is about to become a momma! She is currently at the hospital about to have her baby boy – well, we are crossing our fingers it happens today! I am sending all my positive vibes her way.

Happy day to two special ladies! xoxo


I am a proud aunt, sister  & sis-in law today!  My bro & his wife just added the latest addition to our ever growing family – Marissa Saturnina Lillis.  She is a slice of pure perfection.

The hub & I had the chance to meet her on her first day of existence! We were on our drive back from Florida when we got the news – cut our trip short and drove straight to the babe!  My sister-in law is a rockstar & deserve major props!

This lil’ Lillis is going to get a whole heck of attention over the holidays & for the rest of her life!! Can not wait to hold her again!


xoxo Aunt A

update…she is still an angel & the cutest thing you have ever seen!
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