Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last Month’s Life’s Adventures...

Here is a little update on what we have been up to these last few weeks: Tons of fun, enjoyment and excitement. A beautiful wedding, Laylie is now fully potty trained! A week vacation in Palm Desert, and Laylie turned the big #2.

My dearest friend since 6th grade, Aubree, got married to her price charming, Kai, on September 3rd and I was honored to be one of her bridesmaids. It was such a magical and special day. The night was absolutely perfect with tons of love in the air, twinkle lights, flickering candles, and gorgeous colors - brown, green and purple - all within the beautiful surroundings of a place called The Enchanted Forest. It was so fun to be a part of this wedding, standing by her side as a witness to their true love. Congratulations Aubree and Kai! I can’t wait to spend our married lives together.

We are proud to announce no more diaper changes or tons of baby wipes used throughout our days. For over a month now Laylie has been doing such an awesome job taking on the big girl task of using the potty. In the beginning, we started with the little potty in the middle of the living room, a jar of M&M’s for reward, lots of potty training books, potty training dvd’s, and a cute little bare bottom running around the house. She took on the task right away and Jason and I were so proud. Now she is a pro and can go potty all by herself. We can’t believe our little 2 year old is growing up so fast. Way to go Laylie J!!!

We had an amazing week of vacation in Palm Desert! Off we went to Palm Desert for tons of relaxation, lots of sun, and our plans were to do absolutely nothing. It was the most wonderful vacation and we had so much fun being together as a family of 3. We would spend hours at the pool every day, took long naps, ate yummy food, and lots of ice cream. During the weekend we had my sister Lisa, brother-in-law Jon, our friends the Watts come out to visit us for a pool day and BBQ dinner. We had a great time and enjoyed every minute of being away from our daily routine and really soaking up each others company. We can’t wait to go back!

Laylie turned 2 on Sunday! We can’t believe that we have a 2 year old! Where has the time gone? I felt like I just brought her home from the hospital, sitting in our living room rocking chair while she slept peacefully on my chest. Now time has passed and she has turned into a joyful, outgoing and most tenderhearted little girl. What a joy! On Sunday, we had a butterfly birthday bash with her little friends and her family in attendance. We all gathered on our greenbelt next to our house and had the most wonderful time celebrating Laylie, with butterfly themed snacks, a popcorn machine, giant pizza, gorgeous cupcakes, a bounce house, and gifts. Everything turned out just how this mama pictured it and Laylie is still talking about her special day. I think it will be a day that she will remember forever. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for His little girl as she develops and grows this year. We love you Laylie Joanelle!


  1. My Mindy... Truly you are so beautiful! The kids were talking to me in the car the other day and Halee said, "Do you remember Mindy and Jason Mom?" And I teared up in the front seat... yes, because I tear up at almost anything... but also because it's been so long since I've gotten to wrap my arms around you that my kids are asking if I even remember you! Yuck!

    You are such an amazing Mama sweet friend! Wish I could grow up in this Motherhood thing in closer proximity to you. :) You're wise and you teach me so many things. Sure do love you and miss you.


  2. Loved Laylie's birthday party! It was so amazing! :) We love that little girl so much. You look so beautiful in that first picture... and so tan in that other one! ;) Love ya! Lets hang out again soon!