Monday, May 30, 2016

My Weekend In Charlotte

Caution: This post contains an immense amount of adorable baby photos. Brace yourself.  

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend with lots of bbq and good ole Memorial Day sales! I also hope everyone takes out a few moments, to remember and honor those who have fought tirelessly and with such bravery to defend our country

This holiday weekend I was blessed to be able to had up to Charlotte to see my best friends baby, Cecelia. She made her grand entrance into the world a month ago and I having been itching to meet my precious niece! Needless to say, this past weekend was wonderful... I am completely in love with this little bundle of joy!

I got in around 9pm on Friday evening. Justin (Hayley's husband) had cooked some fish on the grill for dinner. Now, I'm not a person who like fish... I mean I pretty much only eat shrimp... However, I decided to give his a try. Oh. My. Gosh. It was delicious! I asked him for the recipe so I can share it with you guys!



On Saturday we had a pretty lazy afternoon full of precious baby snuggles!




Excuse my rough looking self.. but this picture was too cute not to post. #BabyAndAnimalWhisper

After Justin got home we cooked some tacos and decided to watch Hercules.

Sunday morning, Sweet Cillie I and enjoyed some bonding time over African tea on the back porch while Haley got a little more sleep. Don't worry, I told her she had to wait a few years for the African tea...


 After Haley woke up we made a delicious breakfast.


Haley had asked me Saturday if I would be willing to take their newborn family photos, of course I said yes! So after Breakfast I watched Cillie while Justin and Haley got ready for pictures.


She was listening to every word I had to say

After pictures we spent what little time we had left of my visit enjoying each others company. 






I hated saying goodbye... It's hard telling people you dearly love "see you later" and knowing it could be months before you see them again. Hopefully, we can make it a priority to see each other at least once a month. Fingers crossed!

I hope everyone has a Blessed week and I'll be back Friday with a Pupdate!















Friday, May 27, 2016

Pupdate

Okay, all I'm going to say is that it's a miracle I've managed to make it to Friday... I haven't had a week this hard in a long time. As of today I have worked a 55 hour work week. So I'm literally screaming, THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY! To relive some of the stress from this crazy week, I have decided to head up to Charlotte for the weekend to see my sweet little Cillie Bug! I can't wait to meet my precious little niece! Anyways, I thought I would make everyones' Friday a little more sweet with a Pupdate!

Weeks: five weeks and six days old
Food: He is now eating puppy food! Well, puppy food and nursing... He's not ready to give up the good stuff yet.
Milestones: It's still important for him to be getting positive human interaction. He is also walking around more and learning social skills from his litter mates
Personality: He's a mellow puppy and as sweet as can be!
How I'm Feeling: Seriously, June 6th cannot get here fast enough!


Guys I seriously can't handle the cuteness! 

I hope you all have a Fantastic weekend! 

Amber 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Vacation Bliss

Ahhhhh.... I finally found the perfect location for mine and Bethany's beach vacation. After searching for about a week a friend at work recommended Ocean Park Resort in Myrtle Beach. So, naturally I went home and looked it up and quickly realized this would be a perfect option for us!


          They have beautiful rooms, fantastic prices and to top it all off, they allow fur babies! 


I can't wait to wake up and drink coffee while sitting on the balcony overlooking the Ocean. I also can't wait for naps. Lots and lots of naps in this big king size bed. Heaven. 


Hello all day reading area. 

You know, instead of me showing y'all all these pictures, how about I just let you watch the cheesy resort video. Enjoy! 


I seriously don't know how I'm going to wait until August. The countdown is on! 

Now we just need some fantastic food recommendations in the Myrtle beach area. Do you guys have any suggestions?  

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pupdate

It's Friday! Which is exciting for most of you, but sadly I have to work the weekend... #hospitallife

So today I've decided to give you all an adorable Pupdate! be prepared for some serious cuteness over load.

Weeks: As of today my puppy is four weeks and six days old
Food: He is still nursing but is being introduced to solid foods
Milestones: Week four is an important one because puppies need to be exposed to positive human interaction. These experiences will stay with the puppy forever and are likely to influence his personality, so they are extremely important.
Personality: He's such a cuddle bug! He would play with me for a few minutes and then cuddle up and fall asleep. He did this throughout my whole visit! He's such a sweetie.
How I'm Feeling: I can't wait to bring him home! I already love him so much and I am so excited for when I get to see him every day.

                                            Now the moment you've all been waiting for...


Isn't he just the most adorable, precious, sweet boy you've ever seen?!? I'm completely in love.

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's Baby Time!

This past week has been such a wonderful week for me. I mean I've been on this happy high for DAYS! one reason I've been so happy is because two of my best friends had their babies! It's time to introduce all you guys to two extremely important people in my life: well, mini people.


Everyone meet Cecilia Annette! 19 3/4 inches long, 7.4oz, born 4/27/16


How sweet is this little face?!? 


I'm in love! I can't wait to snuggle and love on this precious little niece of mine! Hopefully I'll be able to head up the Charlotte on my next weekend off, that way I can spend a few days with some of the people I love most in the world. 

Now on to the next little blessing. 


Meet Hailey Karen! 19 inches, 6.13oz, born 4/29/16.


If you can't tell, I'm in total heaven here... 


So stinking precious!! I'm Smitten with this cutie! 

I can't begin to describe the love I have for this two little princesses.. They are going to be spoiled rotten by their Auntie Am! 

I hope these adorable little faces will make your Monday simply wonderful! Of course, it would be impossible for them not to. ;) 

Amber. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Five On Friday

So I've decided to do another update on all the craziness in my life and what a better way to do it than with a Five On Friday!

ONE
So, from the moment anyone meets me they can quickly figure out that I'm extremely kinda obsessed with dogs... I have been wanting a fur baby of my own for around eight years now, but my living situation never allowed for me to have one. Well, now that I'm moving out that problem has been solved and I'm happy to announce, Saturday night, my adorable, King Charles Caviler was born! When she sent me the text I literally burst into tears...


The over joy was real y'all... 

So with that being said, I have decided to do weekly Pupdates! I can't wait to share some pictures of him with everyone! 

TWO 
My best friend Bethany and I are trying to plan out our vacation and it's proving to be a struggle... We're both trying to save money so we aren't wanting to spend a ton of money on a beach vacation,
 but everywhere i'm looking is around $1,500 for a week stay... That number seriously almost gives me a heart attack... If you guys know of any places that are nice, pup friendly, and have decent prices I'd love to hear them! 

THREE 
My dear friend Candice went to the doctor yesterday and was told that she could be delivering sweet Haley any day now! He said she was 4cm and her body was already getting ready for labor. How Exciting?!?! I seriously can't wait to meet this little bundle of Joy. 

FOUR 
So, last October I dyed my hair a dark brown color 


I adore this color but seeing how summer is on it's way, I was thinking about lightening it up again.. here is my Pinterest inspiration. 
Option One



Option Two


Option Three 


Which one do you guys like?? 
FIVE 
Last week we celebrated Katie's fifteenth Birthday! I seriously cannot believe this child is fifteen and getting ready to take her permit test. She has grown up so fast... I really wish there was a way to make time slow down. Anyways, we were going to get our nails done but I forgot that the nails salons close on Sundays.... Bad sister moment. So, I got her this cute outfit instead. 



Whelp, That's all for this week! I hope you all have a blessed weekend and I'll see you Monday! 

Amber.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Breaking News

Whewww! I have so much to talk about... I've decided to hit on some of the main events happening in my life, just to fill you all in.

ONE
So some of the biggest and most exciting news is that three very Important people in my life are going to be bring some pretty adorable little people into this world...

Haley is having a little girl and her name will be Cecilia Annette!


Another one of my dear friends, Candice will also be having a little girl. Her name will be Haley Karen!


Last but definitely not least, Paige is also having a baby! I bet you'll never guess what she's having... If you guessed boy you're wrong. She's having a girl!!


                             Let the bow buying commence! 

Also, I'm going to need someone to buy me this mug...

 
I'd say it's pretty fitting. Wouldn't you? 


TWO
Over the past few months I have gained another really close friend, her name is Marissa! It's crazy how God knows the exact people to place in your life at exactly the right moment. Marissa is one of those people that you just know God intended for you both to become sisters. I can say with 100% certainty, me and this beautiful lady will be friends forever.


Which brings me to my next point. 

THREE 
Marissa and I have decided to move in together! I am seriously so excited that I can hardly contain myself! Marissa has decided to have a house built, so technically I'll be moving into her house as soon as it's finished. This is the text I received earlier this week. 
   
                                                                     
Please excuse all the mushy stuff after the picture. 

The house should be ready to move into by July, possibly before but I'm not really holding my breath on that one. 

FOUR 
My sister Brittany got engaged! On Valentines Day her boyfriend, Austin, popped the big question.


So in addition to new little nieces to spoil, I'll also be helping plan a wedding! I can already tell this is going to be a fun year. 


Congratulations Brittany and Austin! I hope you both have all the happiness this life can offer. I love you guys! 

Okay, so I believe that's it concerning all the major things happening in my life. I can't wait to continue sharing and going more in depth with each of these wonderful milestones. So that leaves me to say, I hope you all have a Marvelous Monday! 

Amber

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Midnight Rants

So I seemed to have dropped off the face of the planet... Luckily, Han Solo discovered me floating in space and decided to return me safely to earth (If you didn't get the Star Wars reference I feel bad for you). Now for a little explanation.... You see when I originally started my blog I simply wanted it to be a way of journaling and keeping up with important life events. However, It turned into an obsession. I wanted to have one of the popular pages that everyone talked about, a page that got 10,000 views a week, a page that companies would want to sponsor. The pressure began driving me crazy... I would stay up for hours a night trying to create something that I deemed as "perfect"...

Until one day I had enough.

I decided to stop blogging and trying to live up to the so called "perfect" standards... However, over the past 9 months I've grown to miss expressing all my thoughts into a post. When you're doing an activity because you truly enjoy it and there are no standers to meet, it can be a wonderful outlet. So I've deiced to keep this blog as a simple journal of my life. There are so many wonderful things happening right now and I want to document every bit of it. I'd love for you to follow along if you wish to.

Farewell until my next midnight rant.

Amber