Fall Festival 2017

We had a blast today at the kiddos’ first fall festival! There were horse, hay and train rides and a petting zoo. A bounce house and a pumpkin patch!

Although it still feels like summer here in Florida, we love to get out and enjoy the fall festivities! I’m on the hunt for more pumpkin patches and fun things to do in our area.

There were some beautiful animals, including this zebra-like horse (not sure of the official name). Solomon didn’t pet too many of the animals in the petting zoo, but we managed to convince him to pet a ferret!

There was a fun Thomas the Train ride that took us around the property. We saw even more animals, such as pigs, camels, cows, and other animals we had never seen or heard of before.

There was a bounce house, and naturally Solomon wanted to jump around and slide down the slide most of the time we were there!

I love capturing moments like this between Gary and Olivia. She is a daddy’s girl for sure.

We had to go to the pumpkin patch, and Olivia was mesmerized by all the pumpkins lol.

Good times were had by all!


Happy Mother’s Day + Olivia is 3 Months

Yesterday was such a special Mother’s Day for me. Olivia turned 3 months, and we had her baby dedication at church!

Here is her 3-month photo (P.S. I love getting creative with these!)

And her beautiful christening dress. It is a special keepsake not only for the occasion, but also for the blood, sweat and tears that went into finding the perfect dress! 

Being a mother has made me appreciate time so much more. Not to take the little moments for granted. Motherhood is my proudest accomplishment. To help these little people become all God has called them to be is my greatest mission.

And it wouldn’t be a special Mother’s Day without honoring the woman who brought me into this world…my mother! I appreciate the sacrifices she made for my siblings and I so much more now that I am a mother of two.

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐😘💕

Happy Easter

We had a fun Easter weekend! I love celebrating holidays with my little family. It gives me such a warm feeling. I feel so thankful. Jesus is the reason for this holiday!

We took the kiddos to an Easter egg hunt our church put together at a local school. Solomon had a blast “finding” eggs and filling up his Easter basket. What’s cool is there was a helicopter dropping eggs into a giant field. Solomon said, “Mommy, it’s raining eggs!”

Pics with a five-year-old lol.

Just for fun…my little princess!

We also went to church and had a potluck with the fam. I made my famous banana pudding…the only dessert I know how to make!

Me and the kiddos!
Big brother and little sister 😍
She was getting tired of taking pictures lol

By the way, our Easter outfits came together just the way I imagined. I scored the above pictured tie-up sandals from Ross for $13!

Happy Easter!


The Joneses

Mother’s Day Recap

Mother’s Day was super special! We had a great time spending QT with our lovely mothers.

We went to church with our mothers and then took them to Outback for lunch. We had fun reminiscing about all of the crazy things we put our moms through, and how they got us through tough situations. I am so blessed to have my mom and mother in law. They are both such women of strength and courage.

We got my mom a pretty metallic bag, and lip gloss! We got my mother-in-law a watch. She collects them. The both loved their gifts!

After lunch, my sister and mom surprised me with a mini maternity shopping spree! My sister took me to the mall and I got some casual outfits for work and during the day. It was so special and very sweet.

I can tell our families are very excited about our new addition. Maybe more excited than my husband and I! I am really enjoying these precious moments, and creating memories. Even this blog will be a momento.

Our next doctor visit is 5/25 in the morning. I am so excited to see my little one again!

Well, that’s all for now. I will update next week at 10 weeks. : ) xoxo, Christina