Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I was going through my photos earlier and came across a bunch that never made it to the bliggity-blog.  

It's past two in the morning.  And I need to get some sleep.  So I'll keep this snappy. 
Well, my version of snappy, at least.
 Pips has woken up (along with her eighth tooth) a handful of times already.
I just finished plugging in the Keurig next to my nightstand.  Kidding.  
But that doesn't sound like such a bad idea, does it?!

I have a few posts brewin' for the upcoming weeks.  

For now...
Here are some sweet memories from November...

A few pippyvids...

Food...her favorite thing ever.

Giggles with Dee Dee and Creepy Mr. Nutcracker

Giggles with Muffin

Crazy that this was almost three months ago...November 1st.  Piper turned 7 months and just woke up after a very special night of trick-or-treating as Pippy the Merpippy mermaid.

I love the looks she gives her Daddy.

I wish I fit into this coat.  

The morning after Daylight Savings.  Pips woke up extra early as we predicted.

"Hey Twinks, give me a minute, I haven't had my coffee yet!"

We all jumped into some comfy, purrr-fect attire and headed out for some breakfast.

Pips was lovin' life.

Later that afternoon, Pips and I got her all packed up for her sleepover at Dee Dee's.

Greeted with gifts and hugs

Steve and I were headed for a night in Atlantic City.  It was our first night being that far away from her.  I got weepy for just a little bit in the car.
And yes, I took a picture of it.

But I cheered up quickly, because I knew she'd have a blast with Deeds.  
And Steve and I were excited for some time, just the two of us.
I didn't break out my camera once...just my phone cam.   
That's a big deal, peeps.

He stole my phone and took this.  He obviously wanted it to make it to the blog.

Pictures from Dee Dee made us smile.

So did this Dolly Parton slot machine.  She sang to us and let us pick our favorite Dolly song.  We played for what seemed like forever. 
And Miss D paid us twenty smackers.  Big bucks, baby!

Our second dinner at two in the morning.
I could so eat all of that right now.

More pics from Deeds

We spent the morning at the pool, "cheersed" with a round of bloody marys and 

Lunch at one of our favorite places

We were greeted with a very sweet "Welcome home" when we arrived at Dee Dee's. <3

Sweet potato goatee

Muffins with Aunt Kim

She spotted pictures of babies' faces and started flirtin'.

Flu shot Tweety Bird chubber thigh

Bundlin' up for a walk

The bottom-middle is my favorite. 

Girls' day while Daddy went to a football game

Feedin' stray kitties with Mommy.  #crazycatbaby

We picked up Dee Dee and headed out for some shoppin'.

And some burritos.  As you can see in the picture with Deeds, Pips was sad we didn't order her 
her very own burrito.

Visitin' Papa Bear and relaxin' with Dee Dee

A morning of Starbucks and story time with Aunt Kelly, Chloe and Daxon

An early Thanksgiving treat from Dee Dee

Visitin' Papa Bear and hangin' with Uncle Nicholas

Supermarket Squish, I love you.

Target Pippins

Out to dinner to celebrate Uncle Nicholas' 27th birthday...


"Hey, how long does Pippy have to wait for her spaghetti 'n meatballs?!"

Back home for gifts and dessert (and singing)!

We left some of the wrapping paper for Pips to play with the next morning.
Piper paper party!

We surprised Daddy with her new "I <3 DAD" shirt

Aunt Jen came over.  We were ready to celebrate her soon-to-be baby boy

with pedicures and lots of food.

I came home to a feverish Pips...her first fever.
We all snuggled all night.  Twinkie was jealous he wasn't included in the snugglin'.

Little Miss was feeling much better the next morning.

More baby celebratin'...Aunt Kim's surprise shower

And now, two months later, beautiful baby girl is here.

Visits from Dee Dee <3

We love having conversations before bedtime.

Okay, there's a movie on LMN called "The Stepson" - when the titles get extra original and exciting, that's my cue to get to bed. They only put the super amazing movies on when it's reallllly late.

Hope your day is filled with laughter and love.

Tons of Lovin',


Heather @ Notes from the Nelsens said...

Oh my GOODNESS her faces are the BEST! Little love! The one of her stiff-arming Twinkie cracked me up! I love the way she scrunched her nose when she mad OR happy. And the pics of you and Steve on your getaway were so great! Y'all are the cutest. :)

Hope Piper starts to feel better and sleep better ;) TONIGHT!

Have a sweet day, Maria!

Anonymous said...

I think your Piper is just the most beautiful girl ever! I love that you were talking about "The Stepson". Ha ha! I fell asleep trying to watch that one last night.

Infertile625 said...

Such the little cutie pie! Her faces are the best and I admire your skills of being able to catch each said moment at the exact perfect time!

Kara and Mary said...

Okay. I know people say it over and over again but really only because it is true. She makes the best faces EVER! I love that she shows exactly how she is feeling on the inside on the outside too. So adorable!

M said...

I just love all her faces! :-) Looks like you two had a blast on your trip! It's rough leaving the little one for the night, but refreshing to spend some couple time together!

Brittany said...

OH MY GOSH. I LOVE all the Pippy faces! I love that bottom middle one in the collage too...I can't stop looking at it. Sweet baby!! Yawny Pippy is a favorite too. And that pink fuzzy coat...so precious! She is a doll, Maria. I love seeing her pictures on IG every day..they make my day!

Faith said...

I cannot get enough of the pictures of Piper! She is adorable! The picture of her looking at her dad and telling her kitty that she hasn't had her coffee made me smile.

I love AC! We always stay at Harrahs too! And woah, didn't take your camera. I know that's a big deal ;)

Miki said...

Hi, Maria! My, oh, my! It's been too long since I visited your adorable blog! But I'm glad I can see you guys and your adorable angel on Instagram to keep up with your adventures ;p.

I'm glad you had a great time in Atlantic City!

Hope you're having a fun week!


LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Oh my goodness! She is getting so big! I absolutely love to see pictures of Piper on fb and instagram!! xoxox

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Oh my goodness! She is getting so big! I absolutely love to see pictures of Piper on fb and instagram!! xoxox

mail4rosey said...

She is getting so big!!! hurrah that you got out and got some hubby/wife time. :)

I love your pictures, as usual. She's as cute as cute gets, no doubt about it. :)

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