Productive Weekend!

I had a great weekend! Friday night I had dinner with friends and then went to a bar down the street from home. Had unexpected friends show up which makes any night better!

Great night!

Then saturday we went to a bbq at a friend’s house in Mount Vernon and had a great time with good friends and delicious food! Sunday was all about my crafts! I got Peyton’s birthday banner all taken care of. I need to glue each piece to a ribbon but I got all the Minnie Mouse heads, bows and letters glued together. So cute! I will take a picture once it is finished and post it here. I also used the Cricut machine all day! Since I am borrowing it from my boss I just cut stuff out that I can use in the future. I went through all of her cartridges and cut everything out that I could think of. I love that machine! I wish I had one!!! I finished my wedding scrapbook! All done. Just need to get a few more protective sheets to add to the scrapbook for the last of the pages.

Walgreens had a sale on photos. But 50 get 50 free so I ordered over 100 prints and it only cost me $11.02. I wanted to get our wedding scrapbook done so I could start on Peyton’s scrapbook which I can’t wait to do. I have all the paper and appliques ready, just need to buy the scrapbook. I will have a hard time deciding on which one I’m sure.

I also did laundry all day Sunday and Robert worked in the yard… All day! See… Like I said Productive weekend. Or at least Sunday was 🙂

In case you were wondering… Peyton is adorable and getting so big!

What? I know I'm cute!


With babies come change…

Not just in the physical sense of your body (although that is a huge change) but in the make-up of who you are as a person. Babies change absolutely everything about a mother’s life. Everything… From what you choose to wear because you don’t want to create the wrong impression or image of your new title mom to how you react to every single situation. Peyton has changed me in so many ways. The biggest in my opinion is my emotional side. I have always been a pretty emotional person but I was also able to turn it off whenever the need arose. Not so much any more. Everything affects me differently now. I can hear a commercial on the radio and it will tug at my heart-strings and make me tear up. I was going to start a book today by Danielle Steel titled: His Bright Light. It’s about her son who committed suicide and it explains how he had bipolar disease and manic depression etc… I started to read her dedication and prologue and quickly realized this isn’t a book I can read. Just hearing another mothers emotional story about how she lost her son was too much for me. When I allow myself to think about all the trials and tribulations Peyton will have to overcome in her life it overwhelms me with fear.  

I got off topic… Anyway, I honestly feel that since having Peyton I have become way more compassionate for other people. I grieve for people I don’t even know, I cry for families who have lost a child, pet, or parent. I tear up or flat-out cry watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition just knowing what a huge difference they are making for that family.

Babies change us. In every sense of the word, in every facet of our lives. They sneak in and change who you are as a person. Peyton has made me a better person and I’m sure I will only continue to grow as a mommy and become even better in the other areas of my life. I can’t wait for my closest friends to experience this with me. To be able to have conversations with them about motherhood, how it has changed them, the dreams we have for our children. I can’t wait to have mommy friends!

When Peyton was first-born I was engulfed with new emotions. Someone asked me what was the most surprising part of motherhood in the early days and my response was I never imagined I could love another person this much. I had no idea that a person could possess such undemanding, unconditional love for another human being. There is no doubt I would lay down my life for her. I’m tearing up just thinking about it… See… Emotional I tell ya! I thought I knew what love was. I thought I had the strongest, best kind of love in my husband. It’s just different. You’ll see.