The Adventures of a Mom and Her Daughter

The Adventures of a Mom and Her Daughter

Happy 4th Birthday Abby Rose!

How amazing that my little girl is four years old! I feel like I was just holding my tiny newborn who came home from the hospital in preemie clothes!   It has been such an adventure watching this sweet, spunky, happy, funny, and adventurous girl grow. We have so much... read more

Happy Holidays!

Wow! What a busy holiday season it has been. Abby and I have enjoyed so much time with family during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! It has flown by but it has been so full of laughs, smiles, and joy that all the chaos of the holiday season has been worth... read more

On the run

    It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was nervously preparing to run my very first race. A 5k near the Columbia Gorge. Since then I have run a handful of 5ks, a 15k, and have been lucky enough to participate in the infamous Hood to... read more

Disneyland!

    Last month, Abby, Nana, and I went on a big trip to Disneyland. It was to celebrate Nana’s 60th birthday and we all had so much fun. We stayed in a great condo that was all decked out Disney-style, so even when we weren’t in Disneyland we were... read more

Camping Season

  Two weeks ago, Abby and I went camping with Nana and some friends. I told Abby where we were going a couple days before and she would NOT stop asking me when we are leaving and reminding me that we have to go camping, just in case I forgot.... read more

Dancing Queen!

Since March, Abby has been taking Creative Movement/Pre-ballet classes. She had a recital in June, followed by a Princess Ballerina camp in July. Abby has been loving her classes and walks around the house practicing her relevé and plié.     Abby was so excited for her dance recital and... read more

Family Photos

              Last month, Abby and I took our family photos at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. It was a beautiful day and we lucked out with some great photos. Many thanks go out to the talent Suzanne Alley for capturing the magic between a... read more

Spring Break 2016

              Spring break for Abby was a fun-filled week of playing with dolls, enjoying sunny weather, having tea parties with cousins and seeing a movie in the theater! Her week long break was capped off by a trip to Arizona to see Grammie and... read more

A Year in Review

This time next week, my sweet little girl will officially be three! I can not believe how fast she is growing and changing. Over the past year, Abby has enjoyed tumbling, playing with dolls, cooking, taking care of her pets, and all things Paw Patrol. Abby also said her first... read more

A Pizza Party

It is common knowledge that some of Abby’s favorite foods are pizza and pasta. Her Italian heritage is very strong! I enjoy cooking, and Abby has a developed a love for preparing meals as well. Recently, Abby and I cooked a pizza from scratch and she had so much fun... read more