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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Our Anniversary and a hello..

I've been MIA for the past week or so here. H has been on vacation this week so my schedule is always different when he's here. Today is our anniversary! Our little get away we were hoping for without the kids didn't pan out because we couldn't find childcare, so instead we decided to just drive to San Antonio with the kids today for the weekend. My mom is coming into town in October for 3 weeks so while she is here, we are planning to fly somewhere with a few of our friends for a weekend without the kids. 

It's been so nice having H home for the week. It's a change of pace and the girls enjoy spending more time with him. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I'm so lucky to have him in my life. I'm just as crazy about him as I was back when we were dating. Sure the years have brought days were I have to roll my eyes at him so far that they feel like they are going to fall out of my head, but there are days were I will also just watch him for a little while as he sleeps and thank God he was put in my life. I feel incredibly blessed to have this family we made together. 



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shop talk

This week has flown by! Here we are almost to the weekend again. Yay! Even though I stay home during the week, I look forward to when H is home all day on the weekends and we get to spend all day together. He also starts his vacation next week--which means we really have to pick our destination already if we plan on taking a little trip for our anniversary. We have seriously procrastinated. We sort of had it planned out already since we were going to stay at a gorgeous  mansion in San Miguel, Mexico owned by a friend of his, but plans have changed and now we are looking at Belize, or Cabo--or maybe just somewhere in the US. 

In other news, it's going to be pretty busy over here for the next 3 weeks as the biz is working with groopdealz.com for the next 5 days. On top of that, I've been trying to finish my latest collection that will be making it's debut next month. I'm really excited about it and we are having a photoshoot the first weekend of October. Between all this going on and a small vacation next week, I feel like I'm going to be under the gun. Hopefully it all works out. 


Have a great Wednesday!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Our weekend

My babies are growing up. I swear I say this like a few times a month, but time goes by so fast. Even faster if you have kids. Yesterday we converted the crib to a toddler bed and by convert, I mean we just took off the front headboard. It's pretty neat because it can also be made into a full size bed. Mariam started climbing out of her crib last week so I figured it was time and we also moved Layla's bed into her room. Last night was the first night they shared a room. I'm super sleepy today but it went much better than expected.


This weekend we also went to a birthday party on Saturday so Friday evening I took the girls to the mall really quickly and then checked out Marshalls afterwards. I found these adorable Skechers shoes for Mariam.


Mariam's and Layla's outfits for the party.


Have a great Monday!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

CHIC

 
I was thrilled to see FHJ Baby made it in print again! The gold wooden "hello" sign from my nursery/home d├ęcor line is featured in this month's issue of CHIC Magazine!
 
A special thank you to Pro-photographer and founder of GO4Pro photography and The Thriving photographer Leah Remillet for including it in her office makeover. Seriously her office is amazing!


 
 
 
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Let's take our kids to a wedding..

Said no parent in their right mind ever! What was I thinking? Oh wait I know what I was thinking. I was thinking that we couldn't find a last minute babysitter and I wanted...no needed to get out of the house, wear grown up clothes and have some semblance of a life outside of family and business. 

My little brother's best friend got married this past Saturday and initially I could of put us down for 5 but thought I would have a sitter. We were just going to cancel, but we checked with the groom and it was fine that we brought the little terrors. Luckily the girls already had dresses and shoes I whipped out of their closets. When we arrived at the reception, I thought they would be distracted by the food and festivities, but that only kept their attention for so long. Before you knew it, Layla and Mariam were running through the dance floor (before the dancing started) and were purposely trying to get me to chase them. I employed other tactics instead of chasing them around like a nut, but H and I often had to take them out into the lobby until we thought they were ready to go back in. The wedding was lovely and I'm sure the girls enjoyed themselves, but this is the LAST wedding they will attend until they get older. Serena behaved fine of course and was super helpful in helping H and I wrangle them. 


Blurry cellphone pics but the best I could quickly muster up. 



Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Crazy. Party of 3.


As much as these little rascals drive me crazy, they are incredibly funny as well. Obviously you can tell which one of the girls has the strongest character. Last week was the first week of back to school for Serena and she is really liking junior high so far. I'm really glad about that. Now that she's back in school the girls and I are settling into a new routine--which I'll touch base more on at another time.

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, September 1, 2014

2 years in business!

I can't believe it's been 2 years since I started FHJ Baby while 8 months pregnant with baby number 3. It's been an amazing journey complete with joy, doubt, tears, laughter and sleepless nights. I couldn't have gotten here without the support of some awesome people, my wonderful customers and the grace of God.

I posted a video on my Facebook this past weekend with a few milestones and pictures if you want to check it out. A special thank you to all my readers here as well who have cheered me on or bought from my shop. I have a lot of great things in store for the business so stay tuned!


Also, we are having a labor day sale in the shop today and tomorrow. Get 25% off sitewide by using code: Lab25 at checkout.

Have a great Monday!