Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Easter..4 months ago.

Why is keeping up on this blog so hard?
I don't know, but Im determined.
 
Easter, sheesh, I don't even remember that well its been so long.
In preparing for this post Ive realized I take far too many pictures. Its just so hard to narrow it down! So Easter overload, 4 months later, coming at ya..
 
My sister came and slept over any house so we could take our little ones to Thanksgiving Point early the next morning to get some pictures of them for Easter. Russ was out of town so it was fun! We had dinner, and my sister and I decided to paint one of my walls randomly, but that's another post. We woke up early the next morning to get good light for our pictures.
Turns out early morning in early spring is COLD!
The grounds at Thanksgiving Point were beautiful as always, and the tulips were in full bloom!
 
My sister and her cute kiddos
 

 
We found a couple cute little places to take our kids pictures.


 
And then we had a free mini photo shoot with bunnies!
 


Bare feet, early morning, cold cement and an unfamiliar little creature in your lap makes for a bummed out baby.
 


 
The next day Lila and I did some crafts. One for her babysitter, and one for..well me.
 
 
 
This little cotton ball craft makes me laugh to this day. Lila wasn't even around and Russ was out and about, but I still had fun! And just look how cute.


 
Easter finally came and so did the Easter bunny! She was super excited about it.
She was 8 months here.
 

Bedhead.
 
I wish I would have bought her nothing but empty Easter eggs because still to do this day, there can be a pile of toys and she will go for an empty, plastic Easter Egg.


 
The bunny brought her a little chirping baby chick that she thought was cool for a nano second.


 
And of course, an Adirondack chair to sit next to Mom and Dad!


 
We went over to my parents for Easter lunch and an Egg hunt!






 
Then we headed down to Russ's parents for Easter dinner and another Egg hunt :)




 
 
These two sure love each other.



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pink Lemon Grove

I recently started a couple of little online shops.

One- selling hair bows.
It turns out its really fun to accessorize a little girl. I started making bows, and having a few people as about them, so I opened a shop!
Pink Lemon Grove poor little Lila is always having to model for me :)

 
Wire Headwraps:  fits babies-adults.

 

 
Felt Bows-
 
One day I was making experimenting with a new design and Lila hadn't learned to crawl yet, but she was super good at rolling! I look over at her as she found my bottle of vitamins and noticed she decided to double her headband as a pirate eye patch.

 
Gold Glitter headband- This was sweet Lila on St Patricks Day


 
Its been really fun for me. If nothing else, its been good to get a new hobby and awesome to always have Lila in a new bow :)



 
I also started a brand new Etsy shop a couple weeks ago.
Its so new I don't even have pictures of the products, but I LOVE planning parties and I love the new big balloons, so head on over if you are in the market for 36 inch balloons!
 
Enter coupon code CHUSS14 for 15% off on balloons-good through the end of June.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Beanie Baby

I love seeing this babe in a beanie.
She rocked the socks off of them this winter too.. except this one time.

 
We went to Costco one day and Lila thought it was the perfect opportunity to practice her splits.
 
She sure gives us a lot of joy.




Friday, May 23, 2014

Say Cheese

We haven't had our family pictures on my side done since I was like 12.
For Christmas we got my parents a family photo session.
We got one whole family session, and a session for each of our families.
We were already planning on being there for 4 hours, but Russ and I got stuck on the freeway with a bad accident and ended up being late- which threw off our whole day and all our sessions.
We waited an hour or so in the lobby- which is hard to do with 8 kids.
We are missing one babe in this pic.
 
 
 
 
It was finally our turn!
The whole Kemp Fam:


Grand Boys- Handsome little guys:

 
Granddaughters:

 
My AMAZING parents:


 
I couldn't ask for better parents, or grandparents for my baby.
They are so kind, and fun!

 
My family- We literally haven't had a formal family picture with just the 5 of us since I was 12- that I can remember anyway.

 
At this point, the kids were DONE. And I think most of the parents too :)



 From our little fam- Sorry for the pic overload. I truly couldn't chose my favs.




 
Right about the time for lunch and a nap.

 
Lilas bow HERE.


 
I love this little nugget!!


 
So glad for modern technology and not having to sit still for hours like in the olden days.
That 6 hours was long enough with a quick digital camera and turn around time!