Today marks a very special day for us. Today is our second wedding anniversary and our little Evalyn Mae turns 4 months! Whoever said 13 wasn’t a lucky number?
As I reflected on the Lords’ goodness for carrying us through to another wonderful year of marriage I can’t thank Him enough for all he has done for me and my family. Although life hasn’t been perfect, it’s been filled with so many beautiful moments.
Whatcha making for dinner tonight? How about you try this delicious stuffed pepper recipe?! Easy to make, no mess, healthy option with a gourmet outcome.
First off, let me say I’m sorry for not posting a recipe for months… or completing my “frozen meal series”. With baby Ev who came sooner than expected and my first months of mommyhood, I really haven’t had the time or desire to make/share my favorites recipes. Sleep deprivation will do that to you people. But since hubby and I are on a mission to eat healthier dinners, I have been trying to spice up the menu..cause eating healthy can get a little bland time after time. Another healthy alternative is stuffing the peppers with quinoa- which turned out great! But I have to admit the rice is a classic, at least for me.
I grew up loving stuffed peppers. It was always a treat when my mom had them baking in the
Labor Day weekend has passed, kids are in school, and the unofficial new year has begun! Fall always gave me that refreshing feeling of new beginnings, can you say the same? I mean, I don’t have any kids going to school, and life is still in a basic routine with my almost 4-month-old- but seeing all the transitional pictures on my social media channels gives me that good-old Fall feeling. I love the feeling of seasons changing. Although So Cal is not really the best place for seasonal change, especially when it feels like summer is never-ending, but it’s finally Fall, and I’m excited.
I’ll be honest, one of the biggest reasons I get excited about the Fall season is the Fall fashion! Knit sweaters, boots, hats, and trench coats are a few of my favorite things! It’s the season where layering clothes is a must and you don’t need to break a sweat pulling it off! Oh, and fall colors? To-die-for. One Fall color that I’m loving right now is shades of mauve.
Last week I turned 24! I still get super excited about birthdays because I’m under the 30 mark! YAY! I really don’t mean to offend anyone who is over 30, but really, being in your 20’s is so fun. Although I am looking forward to my 30’s and 40s… and that’s pretty much it, ha!
Growing up birthdays was always a big deal for us. My mom made sure to make each of our birthdays special and memorable. I’m sure glad I can pass down that birthday enthusiasm for my little family. Although my husband doesn’t think birthdays are much of a big deal (and let’s face it…not many men do) he always makes sure to make it special for me in a very sweet and personal way.
This year was especially special for me. After living in So Cal for already a year, we’ve had the opportunity to visit and discover so many neat places, my husband finished his first year of his Master’s Seminary program (more info below), my blog turned 1, and most importantly I delivered the sweetest little girl into this world. It’s safe to say this was my best year yet. So many changes, and precious memories all bottled up for one year. God has been good- like always and his faithful is seen through all the stages of my life.
So in honor of my (belated) 24th birthday, I decided to do something a little different. I wanted to share 24 things about me! Some of you may be reading my blog for the first time, or have known me forever, but I thought I’d love to engage you with some things you may not have known about me.
You’ll come to realize I’m a little more exciting than you thought…I hope. 😉
24 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME
I can’t believe my little Evalyn Mae is 3 months already. I remember the moment we brought her home from the hospital and thinking we had no idea what to expect. But thankfully many things came naturally to us and we just took one day at a time. It’s wonderful how the Lord designed women to be maternal.
YAY! Oh La Femme turns 1. Annnnd just like that…I’m celebrating 1 year of blogging! Actually, I didn’t realize it’s been one year until my husband mentioned it to me the other day. I guess time does fly when you’re having fun, huh?! Well, today I’m going to change it up and share my experience on blogging so far, some tips, and how anyone (no blog necessary) can sign up with Influenster to receive free samples.
I know, I’ve been so MIA lately, but between baby naps to busy summer days it’s been a little hard to sit down and blog. But honestly, I miss it. And I’m determined to make a weekly appearance… I hope. 😉
I’ve partnered up with Pink Blush to share some of my favorite styles today! Pink Blush is a fun, trendy online boutique that has popular seasonal must-haves and an adorable maternity line- which I wish I knew about when I was pregnant!
So here I am looking back on my first month of motherhood. Where did one month go? It literally felt like yesterday when we got home from the hospital and settled our little Evalyn Mae in our home.
People say that life will never be the same once you have a child- everything will change, but in the best way possible.