Friday, November 10, 2017

the start of november

it's really crazy to believe that november is already here & the holiday madness has already begun! i'm holding off on christmas decorating for a bit longer (my husband's request) but the time is coming!
here's what the beginning of the month has looked like for us. 
let's start with documenting the 26 week bump! when the ultrasound technician gave me this giant roll of pictures, i knew i had to get a snap with it. this maternity dress is from pinkblush. it has quickly become one of my favorite maternity dresses! i love that the bell sleeves are practical for everyday wear & the dress itself is super soft!
we went up to the top of the st. louis arch last weekend to celebrate jeremy's birthday. he had not been up before (well, he may have as an infant, but not old enough to remember. haha) so now jeremy & mabel are true st. louisans.
the fall colors this season have been amazing! the past few years have been a dud so this has been a real treat.

i love mabel's scrunch face!

we celebrated jeremy's 33rd birthday! his request was chimichangas & homemade poptarts. =)

we've also been experiencing a little bit of sickness that's been going around. poor mabel has gotten it the worst. hopefully it passes soon!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

the many costumes of mabel

or should i say the "minnie" costumes of mabel! the plan was for her just to be minnie, but some of these other costumes kind of happened. i love having a baby girl to dress up!
i found the minnie dress at a resale shop. the peter pan collar sold me! i wanted to come up with something creative or original for her to be this year, but this dress was too cute (and cheap) to pass up.

the alice in wonderland costume was for a book contest on instagram. she already had the dress which is the perfect shade of alice blue. my mom had a kid's apron that she customized to fit the outfit & tada- the cutest alice!

our church celebrated the 500th anniversary of the reformation. we weren't planning on dressing up but my sister had this 'renaissance fairy' costume that she let us borrow so we went with it. i know, i know,  it's so authentic to the time period! haha
there's really not much to this leopard costume. she wore it simply because she had leopard shoes & ears!
being pregnant during halloween seems like a great chance to come up with a creative costume, but being pregnant also means your motivation is just not there sometimes. haha. i had pinned a similar shirt to this in case i was ever pregnant on halloween, so the death star i am. maybe i can get jeremy to dress up as obi-wan...?

happy reformation day!
sola fide
sola scriptura
solus christus
sola gratia
soli deo gloria!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

fall feels

it seems as though october is quickly coming to a close. here in missouri we went from temperatures in the upper 80s to low 40s in a week! my poor baby is coming down with a cold to prove it. i love taking pictures & exploring right now during the peak of fall. jeremy & i have taken the scenic route a couple of times this past week just to see all the pretty fall foliage! 

this little girl will be 15 months tomorrow!
and i will be 25 weeks on wednesday! also, this cardigan is from pinkblush. i love the color & it is perfect for fall!

she's been getting lots of big sister practice in. =) also, her knee rolls in this picture give me all the heart eyes.
this family picture is due to the fact that when we were walking out the door for church, i realized we were all accidentally coordinating! winning!
speaking of coordinating, i love matching with my girl!
traditional halloween donuts are a must!
what better way to end the last weekend in october than with butterbeer!