Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summertime is Here!

It's officially summer here in Austin. It has been for the past few weeks, I guess, but it's finally hot enough to swim! I wasn't sure how Jamie was going to like the water, but we've had a few successful swims already so I think she likes it! It usually takes her about 5 minutes to get used to it and then after that she seems to enjoy herself. We got to go swimming with my mom, sister, and brother and I got some great photos. The water was so clear and beautiful and the perfect temperature. Ben hasn't been able to go swimming with us yet because he's been studying for the BAR, but I'm hoping this weekend we can go as a family! And just in case you were wondering, Jamie has 4 different swimsuits. She is so stylish. All of them were given to her, though. My mom gave her two, the Lira family gave her the cute pink and blue one, and then she also has a super cute ruffly one that the Thorley family gave her. Check out how much fun we had:

This little inflatable swim tire thingie was a garage sale find for 50 cents. She loved it!
Jamie and her Aunt Allison.
On a different day we went to Roy G. Guerrero park and swam in this amazing beach area that I wish Ben and I had known about years ago! The water is nice and shallow and so clear. There were actually kids building sandcastles, too!
Here's a shot of us after swimming. Jamie always smiles at the camera if you go, "One, two, three!" I have trained her well, I think. We're excited for more opportunities to swim this summer!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bows and Frills

So Ben has this thing against hair bows. He doesn't think that Jamie should ever wear them under any circumstances. I, however, feel that bows only add to her beauty and they complete her outfit. So, whenever Ben is away on campus, and I feel so inclined, Jamie and I do a photoshoot and she gets to wear bows. Tell me, do they compliment her outfits? Are they outrageous? Is Ben right?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New "Bee"ginnings

I made these centerpieces for our Young Women. Their New Beginnings program is this upcoming Tuesday for mutual. Angela Araya said I needed to post them because she liked them so much. Oh, all right! I'm not a very crafty person, but I came up with this idea on my own, and I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. In case you can't tell from the pic, the vases are filled with Honeycomb cereal. Super easy to make and fun, too! I hope the girls like them. :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Life with Jamie

Our gorgeous girl will be 6 months in just two weeks! I can hardly believe it! She is so much fun to be around and such a happy baby. Ben and I love to listen to her trying to talk. She is a super chatty baby. Jamie is getting closer and closer to sitting up on her own, and she can almost crawl. I'm getting a tad bit nervous for when she can move around the apt all by herself. I haven't baby proofed anything yet, but I know the time is coming. Ben and I still go on dates and spend time with each other whenever we can. This last weekend we got pizza and chaperoned a youth dance while my friend watched Jamie. Life sure is different with a baby, but it is also so much fun. I love this little one. :)