Monday, April 29, 2013

:: What makes me feel powerful.

A few weeks ago, I laced up my running shoes.
I'm back and I'm loving it.
This morning I ran 3.5 miles and hope to be running around 6 miles soon.

Running has become such a great outlet for me.
A huge stress reliever.
It helps me feel powerful.
And who doesn't want to feel powerful.

Not sure if I'll ever do a Tough Mudder or Ragnar again,
but my new goal is to run a 1/2 marathon by the end of this year.

What makes you feel powerful?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

:: What I'm Loving - baby edition

Although this is my third child, 
I keep on coming across baby items that I end up loving!
Here are just a few . . .

For my first two babies, I used a different bottle.  But they ended up leaking ALL. THE. TIME!
So I found these on clearance at Target, the end of last year hoping that they'd do.
And we love them!

I'd seen these swaddle blankets and decided to try them out.
They're large and lightweight.  Perfect to swaddle your little one in.
And these pacifiers I've used since baby #1.
Love them.

All of these items can be found at Target and/or
What baby items do you love?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

:: Family Happenings - portrait of a 5 year old

Ava recently turned 5 years old.
Here she is in her birthday dress being her cute, little ole' self.
I can't believe she's this old AND that she start kindergarten in August.
At times I wish I could make time stand still.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

:: 35 before 35 - #4

Well, I've been pretty bad about posting the completions of my 35 before 35,
 let alone bad at posting . . . period . . . on this little ole' blog of mine.
But my lack of posting might have to do with
 completing #4 on my list . . . to have another baby.

On March 15th I gave birth to this sweet little boy.
9lbs 3ozs of preciousness.
And we love him to pieces.

Although it wasn't the perfect pregnancy this time around
and ended up being very stressful until I actually delivered him
 (due to findings on the ultrasound),
I feel so blessed to be able to have children and to have had healthy children so far.
It's definitely something I don't take for granted.

These pictures I took (on my couch!) when he was 5 days old.
He is such a sweet little baby.

And I finally have a child with hair!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

:: Blogs - google reader to bloglovin'

Not sure what you use, but for the past few years 
I've been using Google Reader to check out the blogs that I follow.
But starting July 1st, they're closing it down which means we need to find a new site to use.

I've heard good things about Bloglovin' and so I decided to switch now.
I was able to switch all of my blogs I follow without any issues.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Friday, April 5, 2013

:: Pretties - lisa leonard designs sale

I love the jewelry from Lisa Leonard Designs.
And today and tomorrow you can take an additional 25% off all sale items!
Go here to check it out.
But hurry, they'll go quick!

*only on sale items

Thursday, April 4, 2013

:: Embrace the Camera 04.04.13

We decided to take some photos today.
Anson is 3 weeks old tomorrow.
Reese found a sharpie.  Is it that obvious?
And Ava now has short hair.
Me?  Well, I'm still trying to get used to having three kiddos.
But life is good.

Happy Thursday from the Smiths!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

:: Free - April desktop calendar

I found this month's free desktop calendar from Brooke Witt Art & Design.
I love it!  It's so springy.
You can find it here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

:: Easter

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
We were able to attend church (the little man even made his first appearance) 
and then we had an Easter feast with family.
We're so grateful for the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ 
and the impact he has had in each of our lives.

Easter dresses:  Adornme Girl