Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1 Year Photo Shoot

Ughh.....I set this to post on March 20th, but it never did....REALLY late, sorry :(

The day before Vivian's 1st Birthday we were able to get some great photos taken.  The little Lady wasn't in the best of moods, but they still turned out great, and totally showed her little personality.  Angela at The Vintage Cupcake Photography did a great job and we couldn't love them more!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A First Birthday Party

Just 5 weeks ago (I know it's terribly delayed) we celebrated Vivian's First Birthday with friends and family.  It was a cozy event in our small little house on a cold day, and despite Vivian's lack of sleep that entire weekend, she was on her best behavior.  She really loved having friends over to play and enjoy some of her favorite things.

The "theme" of Vivian's First Birthday Party was all her favorite things.
We served adult versions of the things she loves.  My uncle was so generous and created the two signs you see throughout the pictures.  I didn't get too into the decorations since our house is so small, I figured nobody would even notice them with a full house.  But the food was a hit.  Here was the menu, with her favorite things in caps:
HAM sandwiches
PUFFS spinach and artichoke puff pastries
APPLE chutney, cheese and crackers
PEEK-A-BOO peppermint cookies

Here are the ladies that really helped to pull it off.

Birthday Girl being entertained by Cousin Molly before the guests arrived!

Showing off her Birthday Dress and her walking toy.....and no she's not walking just yet.  Getting closer, but not quite ready to let go yet.

The "Thank You" table, which included two of Vivian's favorite things....hershey KISSES and BATHS salt

Then it was time for cake...patiently waiting...

The end result before the much needed bath....

Vivian hit the birthday jackpot and received tons of wonderful things.

It all resulted in a very tired girl.

She enjoyed riding her wagon the next day with all the party trash...actually a nice perk for her Dad :)

Vivian has grown to be quite the sassy, stubborn, sweet, outgoing, happy, vocal, hilarious little girl. We love laughing all the things she does and the personality that continues to emerge.  She continues to call EVERYTHING a dog (her words come and more "Hi," but lots of "Bye Bye's" and the much awaited "Mama" and "Dada" have been brought up once in a while, but nothing like "DOG"), she's found her belly button and loves winking.  What a year it's been!  The best one yet!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Where have you been?

(Sorry, I'm just finding that this post never got posted.....meant to post it in early February)

Well, more like where have I been?!  I'm not going to make excuses.  I've been thinking of you all and often think as I'm driving to work how much I need to get on here and update you all on our lives.  So here's a few snapshots from our lives in the last two months.......

This blog should probably be called VRCentral, since obviously that's about all I share.  But, honestly the camera rarely gets turned around.  Plus, you've all seen me plenty, this little girl on the other hand has lots of adventures to share these days.  She's not walking quite yet, as crawling seems to get her around fast enough.  As you can see she's taken on a new hobby of hair design.  If you need a product that provides hold and a crusty texture, please message me and I'll tell you her secret...perk, it's all natural :)

Monday, February 4, 2013


Exactly one year ago, at this very moment, I met the most beautiful, sweet baby girl.  She is truly the best of Adam and I and we enjoy every minute with her, as they go by so quickly.  In our eyes she's the most perfect little girl and the smile she gives us every morning reminds us of how blessed we are to have her.

And I have to share this picture because it makes me laugh.  She makes this exact face now after she says DOOOOOG. :)

We love you Vivian!