Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 14: A picture of you last year: how have you changed

March 2010

Here I am- 18 wks along or so- So at this point I was over being sick (unless your hubby passes gas in your face.... long story) and I had a little baby bump. So yeah, a LOT has changed. Really, 
my entire life has changed from pre-mom to mom. It's amazing. 

I feel like I really am a different person, or at least I'm trying to be. I am trying to be more selfless as a mom; selfless for the right reasons anyway. Parker has changed most everything about me, and I'm so glad that it was for the better. Being his momma is awesome, and such a blessing. 

Also, since then, I have changed my hair style soooo many times. It's fun for me. I've seen the ocean since this picture, and have gotten new perfume. So yeah, a lot has changed :) 

p.s. I still have those glasses. This is the longest period of time that I have kept the same 
pair of glasses- because they usually get broken mysteriously.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 13: Goals

Well, not too long ago I had a rather detailed post on my goals here,
but I do have a few specific goals for this year. 

1. get organized
I'm proud to say that I have already organized 2 areas in my house that were once scary. I also created a binder to organize my daily tasks, and completely redid my filing cabinet. In this category I have a few more specific goals, like organize my car console and get rid of stuff that we don't need in there (and the trunk). Also, I have a few binders full of church related material that I would like to get organized. Then to my computer. Oh, how I am not looking forward to that. But, I gave myself the whole year, because I really need it.

2. Have more charity
This has always been a goal of mine, but I really want to focus this year on charity. Specifically, I want to learn to love people that are difficult to get along with, and to continue doing family history work. This really is a great act of charity- becoming Saviors on Mount Zion, something that really cannot wait. Also, after a great Stk. Conference, I am adding to this category to become more selfless- both as a mother and wife.

3. Become more healthy
Not a huge fan of dieting, but I would like to lose some excess weight- so, I have decided to become more healthy. Both through working out and eating better, and if (when) I lose some weight, then I do. But I haven't set any specific time-line for the weight loss, but so far so good. Because I gained so much water at the end of my pregnancy- I lost all my prego weight when Parker was 2 weeks old. But now, I would like to lose some extra poundage that is not welcome on my tummy. :)

How are you doing on your 2011 goals? If you have given them up, its okay! Restart- there's no rules against that! :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Parker Post

I can't believe it. My little boy is 6 months old! 
That's crazyyy. 
Here's a few pictures of my favorite little boy, Parker. 

After his first feeding of the day
 Before Daddy has to go to school. 
(I love when he does that with his lipsss)
 It's hard not to love this kid
 Lifelong BYU fans
 Going down for his first nap of the day

 Starting his second feeding
 This is the face he makes while I'm getting ready to feed him. 
No matter how fast I go, it's just not fast enough.
 Getting ready to run errands with Momma
Now, time for some glamor shots. 

This little boy is amazing. 

After a little rough patch in the beginning with some physical issues, he has been the best little baby. His schedule is so like clock work, it's amazing. He now wakes up around 7AM and goes to bed no later than 8PM. 
He eats every 3 1/2 hours- almost to the minute- and is just so incredibly happy. 
His grumpy periods happen right before he goes down for a nap. He usually fusses for a few minutes until he settles in and wakes up about 1 1/2 hours later. Then he fusses until I can get my bra undid, and then he is as happy as a clam. :) 

Parker is now eating some solids- usually in addition to a feeding-- and he sure loves it! 
The only thing we've given him that he didn't care for was broccoli. But that's okay. Who likes broccoli anyways? 
I just steam so vegetables, blend them up, and freeze them in an ice cube tray. 1-2 ice cubes is what he'll eat depending on how hungry he is. 
Parker recognizes any picture of Christ and will just stare and point at it. It's really amazing. During sacrament meeting, I talk to him about the bread and the water and what they represent, so that he'll start to understand the meaning of being reverent during it. 

A few fun facts about our little boy: 
Height: 27.5 inches-- 75%
Weight: 16 lbs-- 50%
(yes, we have a long skinny baby.... hmm, wonder where that comes from??)
favorite book: Barnyard Dance
(or anything Jed or I are studying... cuz that's what I read outloud. 
Yay for writing workshop-- that's what he read about a few weeks ago)
favorite activities: playing with Mom and Dad
bath time, diaper change, EATING, singing/dancing, sucking on anything, 
hanging out in his exercaucer, and brushing his teeth
favorite song: Hokey Pokey
(that's and Daddy and Parker game)
Milestones: He roles over from front-back and back-front, 
grabs and plays with his feet, passes a toy from 
one hand to the other,  almost sits up 
Other: He loves when I toss my hair in his face. 
He closes his eyes and coo's. It's adorable.

Parker hasn't always been this easy. There were times when he was a newborn when I questioned if I would ever have any other children- I mean, around the clock feedings, really? But he just thrives on a schedule, so I'm so glad we stuck it out for the first little while, because now he's mostly a breeze.
And I know it won't always be this easy. I just wanted to document this for my own sake, so that when he is crawling/walking and being a terror, I can remember that he was a cute, innocent, easy little baby. But, I CAN still wish that maybe, just maybe, he'll stay this way forever, right?

Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without

Growing up, I often heard the following phrase: 
"You never know when you're gonna meet your future husband. "
My mom never left the house without putting her "face" on. 
It was just understood that we were supposed to look our best when leaving the house. 
So, I'm one of those women. 

However, with Parker, I am not able to get my entire "face" on before leaving. Heck, getting my teeth brushed is a huge feat, so I settle for the following regiment: 

I put this one on first

With this glossy coat on second (in raspberry) 

I think these are a good combination, usually with my eyelashes curled, some mascara-- 
a bun and I am good to go.

That is what I never leave the house without.
Well, and my phone. Except it's usually dead. 
I need to get me one of those car chargers.
Ahhh, someday.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 11: favorite TV shows

These are some of my favorite TV shows. 
I like TV shows more than movies because they are shorter, and have some closure at the end. 
So here they are:

Here they are folks. My fav TV shows. Well, and of course Studio 5. :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 10: Something you're afraid of

Well the thing that I am most afraid of is-- 
Jed dying. But since I soooo don't want to even talk about that, this is something 
I am afraid of, but not on the same {level}. 

Actually, I am a huge baby, so there are tonzzz of things I am afraid of. But there is one
that shoots itself to the top of the list. 

What is it? 

I know, I know. No one likes them. 

But I am terrified. TERRIFIED of bugs. terrified people. 

2 Examples will illustrate this. 

Case study 1: Spider in the laundry room
Most of my childhood memories are from living in Rose Ghettos (meadows) with my mom and little sister. We were just three girls livin' it up. (not). 
Anyways, there was this slightly {huge} gap in the corner of the laundry room where two baseboards met. There would frequently be small little things around there, and luckily I didn't go into that room very often (I still call my mom to ask her what temperature to set the loads at. don't judge)

Okay, so one night my mom screamed like a little boy which really scared me. (She never screamed about stuff like that) anyways, my sister and I went in to the laundry room to find my mom hunched on the washer machine screaming about the very large spider in the corner.  As soon as she said that I LEAPED onto the machine with her and after seeing the spider, I .... wept bitterly cried.

Then my mom left and told us to figure it out, so my sister and I did what any civilized girl would do.  We got all the aerosol cans of whatever we had (bug spray, hair spray, Windex etc) and sprayed that spider until he shriveled up and died. And then I wept bitterly cried some more. 

Case study 2
Today. I was doing laundry, again. (okay, so there must be something about gross, icky clothes and bugs-- i really should give up laundry)
I was sorting the clothes and getting to the bottom of the basket, when a little spider crawled out of the sleeve of Jed's shirt. I screamed, ran out, slammed the door, and {literally} have not been back into my bedroom since. 
I don't know how I am going to finish the laundry now because I am NOT gonna see another spider. 

Terrified doesn't even describe my fear of bugs.  I saw a caterpillar once on my back porch and started going out the front door and walking all the way around the house to get to the backyard.

So now you know. Want to see me pee my panties?? Show me something small and harmless icky. 
{Or just make me laugh really, really hard}.

P.s. Remember when I said I was gonna do a Parker Post on Friday? Last Friday??
Well, one week late, but not short on pictures-- his update with be tomorrow. i promise. cuz hey, I won't be doing the laundry, right?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend(s)

I know I added the (s) to friends, but that's just the way it is. My mom always used to say that three girls just don't mix. In middle school when I would hang out with three girls, one of us always felt left out, ignored, and it usually caused drama.

But when I say that I have two best friends, that at one point in our HS career we did everything together, and we still have long 3 way conversations, have a special FB group to communicate through, and we still all consider each other best friends-- it {is} for realzzz.

Here we are

Jennifer (left) is amazing. She has beautiful long blonde hair and really gorgeous finger nails. She has an uncanny ability to make other people feel really good about themselves and she has always been there to comfort me- usually through recommending a song or making a mixed CD for me. We have been through a lot together but she has stuck through it: she's in it for the long haul. Jenn is studying to be an event planner or something awesome like that, and she is really smart. She is way into books and movies and I recall many times walking over to her house (about 157 steps) and laying on her bed watching a movie. Jenn has been there for me unlike any other person. She really is my best friend, and I'm so glad that she puts up with me.

Heidi (center) is my unborn sister. I mean- yeah, she's born, but I think into the wrong family. Okay. She was born into a great family, but we really could be sisters. haha.
Heidi is the sweetest person I have ever met. She literally has never said anything mean, degrading or harsh towards anyone that I can recall. She is very athletic (she has ran several marathons, including the Chicago Marathon)  and even when I ask her for help being more healthy- she has never once made me feel bad for relapsing (4+ times). Heidi fits very well with my family, and sometimes I am afraid that my mom or grandma would trade me for her. :) She is a great person- always does the right thing, and has always been an example to me. Heidi is studying to go into the medical field, and will someday go to Africa and set up hospitals for those that have nothing. I am so glad that Jennifer and I welcomed her into our group that day at the bus stop (don't make fun. we didn't have our licenses yet) Heidi really is my best friend.

So there. I have 2 best friends. Jennifer Wheeler and Heidi Chamula: I love you. Thanks for being such great friends, for putting up with my ridiculous-ness, and for helping me be a better person. Here's to a life filled with great friends.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 8: A place you've traveled to

I love to travel. Love, love love it. Jed, however, doesn't like to travel. Luckily, this is one disagreement that I usually always win. So we travel. But, hey, we eat mac & cheese for dinner- so we compromise.

A few places I've been:

Bear Lake

The water here is so beautiful. I loved being here- luckily this is the location for Jed's HS friends annual 24th of July trip. 

San Diego
This picture looks a lot like the beach we went to. It might be the same one-- I remember there were dogs and those big rocks. It was warm, loud, and salty- and I want to go back.

Byron, Illinois

Byron- my hometown. Born and raised. I miss the town and the cornfields. 

My two favorite places:

Nauvoo, Illinois

For more information on what this place is, go here.

But I am most excited to go somewhere I've never been. Actually, somewhere I have never met a single person that has been. But I will get there. Soon. More on this to follow.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 7: Favorite Movies

Really? 7 is my lucky number, and all I get to chat about is movies... ugh.

I am not really a movie person. I don't know why not, but they're not for me. I have a few movies that I really like, some that I'm willing to watch, but more often then not I watch movies to take a nap.

So here goes I guess:  (I decided to post pictures from scenes in the movies... to jazz it up a bit)

This comes from my favorite movie. Which I posted in the "introduction" day one post. But here it is again:

Thirteen going on 30
"razzle red" anyone? 

I have also mentioned I am not much of a dog person. Actually to be more accurate: I am not a dog person. I dunno- they smell, okay?

But when I watched this movie, and for the first time- I considered getting a dog. WHOA. That's how good this movie is.

What is it? 
Marley and Me
greatest dog movie ever. 

Well, this (these) movies don't need much of an introduction- they are what they are. 

Yes, of course, they stray from the book- occasionally adding ridiculous scenes- but the true HP fans know what really happens, and that's what matters most. 

So far Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my favorite HP movie- while I like all of the HP books- with the last one being my favorite. :) 

Then a few of my other "favorites:"
Rush Hour(s)
August Rush
The Best 2 Years
The Ultimate Gift
Pay it Forward
the Bourne series

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy

Of course there are tonsss of other {way more important} things that make me happy, but honestly Studio 5 is high up on my list.

I wouldn't say that I am against TV, yeah, I have the shows that I like to watch-- but I never thought I would be one of "these" people. A day without Studio 5 for me is a sad day. Honestly.

This is a show that reminds me there are good people trying to do good things and share them with others. They're my friends. Or at least that's what I tell myself as I get ready to watch them at 11 AM M-F in my joggers.

It technically is a "lifestyle" show aired by KSL. (Another thing that is AMAZING. Classifieds Tutorial to follow) Most of the people, I'm pretty sure, on this show are LDS- but either way, they are good, wholesome people.

They have chefs and bakers (who I get recipes all the time-- including a supper YUMMY Lion House cheesecake recipe that I took to Thanksgiving)

They have relationship coach Matt Townsend (love him and his advice!) that gives me cheap date ideas, topics to talk about with Jed, as well as ways to show Jed that I love him (something I struggle with)

They have a Health and Fitness contributor Melanie Douglass (my BFF) who teaches about healthier ways to live life- without giving up everything!! (and she has helped me to get back to pre-prego weight and I'm still goin'!)

{and tons of other contributors! (crafters, psychologists, librarians, politicians, this couple that gives great parenting advice ETC,  ETC,  ETC.)

Not to mention Brooke and Darin (the hosts) whom I love!  They both have great personalities and I feel like if  when I meet them- we will have SOOO much to catch up on :)

Okay, so I'm a little obsessed... but it really does make me happy. It teaches me things, and really does encourage me to be better.

So there for rationalization :)

Day 5: A song to match your mood

I love music. But I wouldn't consider myself a music guru. I really just listen to music to avoid silence-- something I really don't like.

I listen to music while I'm cleaning, dancing with Jed and Parker, in the car etc. but still- whatever is on the radio is what I listen to.

And since this post was supposed to be on {Saturday} this is the song that I think described my mood best.

{Marry Me: Train}
After Valentine's Day: best ever!!, and an awesome party at our house on Friday full of yummy food, tons of people, and great games- I woke up on Saturday realizing how lucky I am to have Jed. He let me sleep in on Saturday while he got up and started on the mound of dishes that we had left the previous night. Then he took me to a few thrift stores just to look around {boy does he get bored} but he pushed Parker around while I looked at everything.

Then to finish off an amazing week, I got to read a book while taking a warm bath. Come on. Does life get better than that?

Anyways, this is a great song. Really. One of the best.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 4: Your parents

My parents are John Lucas and Darlene Winter. 
 {I searched for a picture- none to be found :/ }

I grew up living with my mom after my parents split up. My mom is now a CNA and has been taking care of elderly women.  She is very talented. It's interesting how similar old people and babies are. That's why I tell my mom- she will be going straight to a home as soon as she needs that kind of help! 

My dad has been a taxi driver most recently, and he is an avid ping pong player.  He has had back and other physical problems, but he says that ping pong has helped him feel a lot better. I think it's kind of cool, and it keeps him busy and healthy- so the more ping pong the merrier.  He loves to golf, hates the cold weather {enter over-sized hat and coat} and listens to talk radio.

I didn't really get a chance to know my dad that well growing up. But I know that he loves me, and that's a lot more than most people have- so really, I'm lucky. I'm excited for him to meet his little grandson in March!

My mom recently got remarried; so Robert Winter has now joined our big, happy family. I don't know him very well, but he makes my mom happy. After seeing her alone for awhile, I'm glad she has someone (mainly to get stuff off the top shelf!) Robert has a quirky sense of humor and is pretty relaxed, so he fits pretty well in our posse.

When my parents were together they both worked long hours to support all 6 kids. We lived in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment (girls in 1 room, boys in another, parents in the living room). While they were gone, I was taken care from a young age by mainly my older sister. She did a great job taking care of me, and we still have a special bond because of that.

I also know that it really takes a village to raise a child. From my experience growing up, as well as from being a mother- there are a lot of outside people that play an important role in raising a child (church leaders, extended family/siblings, friends etc). I know that the Lord has put some pretty amazing people in my path to help me on my journey. They're awesome. 

So let's all go be great parents (whether you have kids or not).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 3: Your first love

Growing up in Illinois, there weren't that many LDS boys to date.  Even then, most of the youth in my branch had grown up together.  We did get together on the weekends, and of course we had "crushes" on other people, be we never got exclusive.  Honestly, I am so grateful for this. I learned a lot about myself, about how men should treat women, and about the type of person I wanted to marry. That group of friends will always hold a special place in my heart- we had {a lot} of good times. We all had similar standards, and we got along really well.

Since this question says, "your first love" that is exactly what I am going to answer. No need to bring up all the crushes. Cuz yeah, there were TONSSS. 

With that said, my first true love was Jed.

{cue the choir of awwwwwww's}

Because of my experience growing up, I was pretty sure what I wanted/didn't want in a husband.  I have often said that Jed is the summation of 3 guys that I had crushes on, plus way more I didn't even know to look for.

Those 3 characteristics would be

1. LDS/sensitive
Marrying someone that was LDS, that could hold the Priesthood, be sealed to me in the temple, and share a life trusting in the Lord was my priority. The sensitive part was also pretty important to me. I have been around tough guys- and they are just not appealing to me. I am a relatively sensitive person, and I knew that I needed to be with someone who understood that. And yes, Jed had that... {check}

2. Musically talented/passionate/tall
It's funny to me that this was even on my "list," but it really has always been. I love it when guys can be passionate about something- that isn't sports (typical). Not to say that sports are bad, but I needed someone who didn't live their life for the next game.  Also- he had to be taller than me. Preferably a lot taller. And yes, Jed had that... {check}

3. Good Listener/different
I like to talk. A lot. Something about getting the thoughts out of my head and into the world really helps me to figure stuff out.  And sometimes I can be funny, sooo.... BONUS!  I am also different.  I think everyone has their own way of being different, but sometimes my way is a little bit more... {noticeable} So I really wanted to be with someone that at least understood my weirdness and possibly enjoyed it. And yes, Jed had that... {check}

Jed really was an all around catch. Obviously the first day that I met him I didn't realize that, but there was just something about him that made me want to hang out with him.  {Jed and I met at a Marriott Center fireside, when Elder Holland was speaking-- the place was packed [22,000 ppl] and we happened to sit by each other}  I have often wondered what it was about Jed that first made me want to get to know him better- because even though he was sexy  that isn't usually a reason to give someone your number. 

While I was thinking about this post- I figured it out. After the fireside was all over, Jed and I stayed there (with my friend and my date... LONG STORY) and we talked. For a LONG time. We didn't even do that much small talk either. It was about stuff that we both really cared about- and we had only just met. Looking back, it was because Jed and I could have an honest conversation- he listened but also contributed to the convo- that was why I was so interested in this guy. I mean- I was a FRESHMAN. No one cares about freshman. But he did. He cared. And that has made all the difference in the {world}.

                                                                            4 Dec 2008 

Who was my first love? Jedediah Benson Alvey.

{forever and always, yeah.}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name...

                           {Just the Three of Us}

Well, I think it's pretty obvious what my blog name is referring to- but here's some pics to indulge your curiosity :)

I really like to blog about my life- pretty much like a journal (minus the long lists of what I ate that day... I dunno why I used to do that in my journal??) so of course the main topic of my life would be my family.

Jed and Parker are my main priority- but not in the {ugh} way. More the {really, me?} way. I love being a wife and mother. Yes, my life has gone a different way than I thought growing up- but I would NOT change a thing. I love getting to be Parker's momma- I love the look that he makes when I come to pick him up after a nap. I love giving Jed a big hug after his long day at school/work, and I love how he thanks me for the yummy dinner I made.

My life is grrrrr-eat! So yeah, that's what I like to blog about. I'm a Mormon Mommy blogger, are you? :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 1: Introduction

So it looks like I was really supposed to start this tomorrow-- but in my world TOMORROW is like 100000 years away- anything could change by then. So, I wanted to start today, to make sure I stick to it. If you're joining me, feel free to start tomorrow.

Here I am. Oh- don't I look good! :)  15 February 2011.

Okay... here she goes. {do I have 15 interesting facts?}

1. My name is Aubrey Maye Alvey. Lucas is my maiden name.
2.  I was born and raised in Byron, Illinois. I lived in 3 different homes- but most recently in Rose Ghettos.
3. I have 5 siblings. Dalynne, Rachelle, Aaron, Grant, and Alyssa. All but Alyssa are 1/2 siblings-- but it's not like that in my fam. We're one BIG happy family.

4. Married my best friend Jedediah Benson on 10 July 2009 (yup, we're newbies) in the Nauvoo, Illinois temple. Best. Day. Ever.

5. Parker Benson joined our family 18 August 2010. He's incredible.

6. I am a very proactive member of my LDS ward-BYU 147 yo!  I am a Latter Day Saint, and to learn more about us you can go here (or chat me up!). Religion is more than going to church for me. It is who I am.

7. Seven is my favorite number. Lasagna- fav food. I love pop music. Favorite all time movie: Thirteen going on 30 (DO NOT JUDGE!) Fav Color: changes daily. seriously. Fav flower: gerbera daisy. Tooth brush color: yellow.
{starting to run out of ideas.....}

8. I am Brigham Young University student. I love it. My life would be so different had I gone to any other school... oh wait, I didn't apply to any other school. It was BYU or bust I guess.

9. I will get my BA in Elementary Education with a TESOL minor. My minor is almost as important because I want to get my Master's in teaching ELL with an emphasis on children's literature.  #'s 8 and 9 could have gone together but for me they are both so HUGE, they deserved their own number.

10.  I've been told that I have a crazy laugh. I guess you will have to decide how accurate that is. :)

11.  I am Green. I mean through and through. Tree-hugger to the bone.  I would love to (and will do my best) to leave a very small carbon foot-print. I want to be as self-sustaining as you get (while still having running water and Wi-Fi) So it's a great thing that my hubsters is an engineer that wants to research and work with sustainable living. BOOM.

12. I wish I could say I'm an avid reader- I used to be. I read textbooks, scriptures, and picture books now. But occasionally I get to pick up a book (prolly one I own) and I thoroughly enjoy it.  Reading is very therapeutic  for me; it clears my head and gives me confidence.  Favorite All Time Series: Harry Potter. If you disagree- it's probably because you haven't read them. :) How many times have I read the entire set cover to cover?  Dunno. Stopped counting after 5.

13.  My finger nails are very important to me. Everyone has their "thing." That is mine. Want to upset me-- break my nails. {I can feel my heart race faster even as I type that}

14.  I love warm.  All things warm {except ice cream... gross} I'm an unusually cold person (body temperature NOT personality!) So I love the summer time. LOVE LOVE LOVE the summer time actually.

15.  I am a comma-splicer. If you don't know what I comma splice is- you probably are too  :)

30 Day challenge

Since one of my goals for this year is to write in my blog/journal more; I saw this challenge and new it was for me. I really like to challenge myself-- and this one sounded just right. So here it is.

Day 0: The 30 Day Challenge Explanation and Description
Day 1: Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts
Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3: Your first love
Day 4: Your parents
Day 5: A song to match your mood
Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite movies
Day 8: A place you've traveled to
Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend
Day 10: Something you're afraid of
Day 11: Favorite tv shows
Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without
Day 13: Goals
Day 14: A picture of you last year - how have you changed?
Day 15: Bible verse
Day 16: Dream house
Day 17: Something you're looking forward to
Day 18: Favorite Place to Eat
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite Picture of yourself ALL TIME Why?
Day 22: What's in your purse?
Day 23: Favorite Movie
Day 24: Something you've learned
Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26: Your Dream Wedding
Day 27: Original Photo of the city you live in
Day 28: Something that stresses you out
Day 29: 3 Wishes
Day 30: a picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge

 So wish me good luck-- Join me if you want!
A link to where I got this idea here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Okay-- so it was yesterday.... but I just wanted to spread the LOOVVEE.

{It can come on ANY day, right??}

Here is a pic of my little sweet valentine.

Yes, I made that onesie. It was a fun DIY-- freezer paper stencil project.  It was WAY easier than I thought, and my little guy looked great in it!

{For the 2.5 hours he wore it... EXPLOSION!}

I'll be doing a full Parker Post on Friday... can you guess why??