12.15.2012

all the small things...





No matter how crazy my days may get, these two faces always bring the sunshine...

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


12.14.2012

currently...



I love finding old pictures of Scarlett buried on our hard drive!

Things have been a bit hectic around here lately... But we're going to be okay. 
I have faith.

Here's what I'm up to currently - 

Reading -- "Enclave" by Ann Aguirre. I'm really liking it so far. And I just joined a book club! I'm so excited! 

Watching -- I'm so glad they added a bunch of Disney movies to Netflix! Even though we already own most of them, it's easier for me to just bring them up on Netflix instead of trying to track down the DVDs. Scarlett and I watched Dumbo together the other day - I cry so much during that movie! My sobbing even freaked Scarlett out a bit! It just gets me everytime... 

Anticipating -- My sister's birthday! It's on Christmas Eve and I can't wait to give her her present! I bought it early this year and it's been sitting under my tree ever since, just burning a hole in my pocket, so to speak. 

Listening To -- The Casting Crowns station on Pandora. I miss my days of singing in the praise team at church. 

Eating -- Why does Trader Joe's have to have such delicious holiday treats?!?!?! So much yum!!!

Working On -- Getting the rest of our Christmas gifts wrapped and under the tree. They're making me crazy just sitting in a big box in the middle of the house. Gah!

Wishing -- Right now I'm wishing for an end to our stress and a bright sky to work towards. I know both of those things are on the horizon - I just need to remind myself that we're getting there. 

What are you up to currently???

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


12.13.2012

it is what it is...





Things have been a bit stressful around here lately, to say the very least. 

Things are up in the air and I've been beyond freaked out. I've been working on just letting go of the plans that I had for myself and trying to put my faith in the plans that God has for me. I have total faith that everything is going to work out for the very best for us in the end, but it's the getting through that eats me up... I have faith in the outcome but not enough faith in myself to make it through the ride. 

I need to find a way to calm myself down and focus on getting through my day to day. What do you do to help yourself through tough, uncertain times?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa




12.11.2012

pooh party!



And just like that - Scarlett is two years old!



The birthday girl wanted scrambled eggs for breakfast! 




She had such a great time with all her friends opening presents and running around like crazy... 
There was so much sugar! It was a blast!

Thank you to everyone that came out! See you next year for the big 3!


love & cupcakes, 
elissa





12.08.2012

happy birthday tyler!!!



You've hit the big three-oh brother! Congratulations!

You've come a looooong way...


Happy happy birthday Tyler!!!


love & cupcakes, 
elissa









happy happy birthday!



It's your birthday Scarlett Grace!

I can't believe that you're already two years old... Time is flying! 


I can hardly believe you were ever this small...

Now you're running and climbing all over the place, telling us to "sit down" and hold your hand when you're supposed to be going to sleep, asking for "the other one" anytime we give you anything, dancing to any music you can hear, counting to ten with such gusto! 


We love you so so so so so so much baby girl!

Happy Happy Second Birthday!!!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



12.07.2012

four ornaments...



Each night before she goes to bed, Scarlett needs to say goodnight to each and every ornament on our Christmas tree...

"Bye Pooh!"

"Bye D Duck!"

"Bye Mama!"

"Bye Alice!"


I think we'll be sticking to four ornaments on the tree this year or else no one is ever going to get to bed!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



12.06.2012

starstruck...



This photo was 12 years in the making...


Nick loves the Evil Queen... ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


12.04.2012

A Disney Christmas...



We spent last weekend at Disneyland having a Christmas celebration with the family...

We're paying for it now by fighting off these horrible nasty colds we got down there, but it was worth it. 


















Scarlett had a total blast, Nick got to meet Wreck-It Ralph 
and I finally got to have my beloved Gibson Girl ice cream! LOVE!!!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



12.01.2012

happy birthday mom!



Happy happy birthday to the greatest mom a girl could ever hope for...




love & cupcakes, 
elissa