giving thanks…..

2 Dec

there’s always so much to be thankful for,

but i’m going to keep this simple.

…..family…..

those that are blood

and those that are not,

those who are near or far,

that we see everyday or once a year.

for the one that we have started

 that has given me the gift of becoming a mother.

….family…..

i hope that you all enjoyed a day of thanks

with the ones you love

and with whom you call family.

festive

us

^^^ the baby slept all the way up till the husby had to work

so unfortunately we never got a family pic^^^

…so sad, i know…

the bird

the spread

inseparable

check out last years thanksgiving here

1st halloween…..

6 Nov

pumpkin baby

this post is better late than never.

halloween creeped up on me faster than i was ready for it.

i  have sort of lost track of the days since baby matteo got here.

he couldn’t have come at a more perfect time though

because we do get to celebrate all the best “first” holidays!

^^^^^

i kind of slacked when it came to the costume part,

and painting pumpkins with a newborn

didn’t happen quite how i planned.

regardless, we had an awesome time

with family and friends and

it seems that we may have started a tradition over here,

pumpkin decorating at our house!

this was our second year hosting.

yay!!! i love new traditions.

^^^^^

so even though we didn’t have costumes and

our pumpkins didn’t get finished,

i’d say our first halloween with matteo was still a success!

hope you all had a safe and spook-tacular halloween!

(i know, that was really corny, lol!)

pumpkin table

decorating

family of pumpkins

^^^ a pumpkin for each of us^^^

cousins with nonno

cousins with nonna

^^^cousins luna and matteo getting some grandparent love^^^

boo

^^^ at least  he was festive with his spider hat and “boo” shirt^^^

thanks genevieve for letting us borrow that!

btw, i didn’t get one picture with my little tricker treater

boo hoo

^^^^^

check out past halloweens  here, here, here

and here!

^^^^^

till next time!

xx

did you know? matteo edition…..

19 Oct

matteo

our little man is 7 weeks old now!

it’s amazing how something so little

can change your life so drastically. (for the better!)

the husby and i are still figuring  out

this baby, like who does what and when and how,

but either way,

he has got us wrapped around his finger.

he smiles and doesn’t even know how or why yet

and it just melts us.

^^^^^

the no sleep thing is  for real,

like six hours sounds good to me now

and some days my hair is in a knot on the top of my head

and i realize that i haven’t changed out of my pj’s,

but does it matter?

not when that baby boy looks at me like

i’m the only thing in the world that matters.

^^^^^

he’s got me dancing around the house,

making crazy faces,

and singing lullaby’s, or any song for that matter,

just to keep him entertained!

i’ll look like a fool for him, and

i wouldn’t change it for the world.

you sure have stollen our hearts baby matteo!

^^^^^

did you know……?

  1. he loves a warm bath and  gets mad when they end
  2. he favors his left hand
  3. there’s a possibility of blue eyes
  4. he has hair on his ears like a little wolf
  5. he has mamma’s hands and papa’s toes
  6. he’s happiest when there is music playing
  7. car rides make him sleepy
  8. he has made our lives complete

play time

here and there…..

14 Oct

life with baby matteo sure is sweet!

here are a few photos

of life lately

here, there and everywhere we go!

three

stacked

tootsies

fig

baby mammas

split lunch

side kick

family shower

pumpkin risotto

bath

cousins

brunch

three

top shot

my boys

fresh

two years to eternity…..

8 Oct

mr. and mrs.

two years ago today

was one of the happiest days of my life.

i got to marry this guy!

since then, so much has changed

and we’ve learned and grown

as we continue to find out new things about each other.

i can’t imagine my life without him

and i feel so lucky to call him my husband.

^^^^

i can’t wait to spend eternity with you.

i love you giuseppe

thank you for giving me the best gifts in life,

first your unconditional love

and second, our amazing baby!!!

xx

baby love

brand new…..

6 Oct

i wanted to share some of my favorite pictures

from our photo session when

matteo was still so brand new!

three are we

squeeze

the view

love at first sight

ears

bits n pieces

edible

admire

again i would like to thank susan morse of two winks studio

for capturing our new little family so perfectly!

time sure does fly…..

30 Sep

i can’t believe that baby matteo is one month old today.

on one hand this has been the most amazing month of my life,

and on the other hand i’m sad that time is just flying by.

matteo is growing and changing every day

and we are just so in love.

life before him just doesn’t seem like it even existed.

^^^^^^^

as i’m sure you all can imagine

this blog is about to become a whole lot more about baby,

but we just can’t help ourselves.

^^^^^^^

can’t get enough of this cuteness!!!!

ity bity

foxy 1

 

grin

 

peaceful

 

one month

 

we’d like you to meet someone…..

25 Sep

matteo roman conte

7 lbs. 9 oz.

19.5 inches

august 30, 2013

matteo

this little man sure has changed our lives

and we can’t wait to share his tiny adventures with you!!!

i would like to thank susan for capturing

baby matteo so perfectly.

check out her work at two winks studio

a space for baby…..

21 Sep

so as most of you know, our bundle of joy is here!!!

for those of you who have children,

you understand what the first couple of weeks are like,

therefore you understand why the blog has been neglected.

so please forgive me.

we had a newborn photo session done,

so pictures of our delicious little man will be coming soon!!!

but for now

 the long-awaited nursery reveal is here!!!

nursery

crib

seating

dresser

details

accent

chair

globes

mobile

mobile 2

pouf

curtain rod

branch chandelier

wall art

words

1. crib // 2. rug // 3. chandelier // 4. bedding // 5. pouf

6. leather mobile // 7. wall art (couldn’t get a good shot of this amazing art)

^^^^^^^

i have a few thank you’s to send out for making this room come together:

*stacey zasadny, you know what you did girl. couldn’t have done it with out you.

*jennifer curland who sewed the pom poms on the curtains for me

*jessica galindo who custom made the amazing leather mobile.

and of course my amazing husband who did too many things to mention.

^^^^^^^

the curtain rod was custom-made by us with pipes that we painted.

the dresser is a found antique

the mirror is from homegoods,

the accent table is from target

the faux fur throw is from ikea

^^^^^^^

i hope it was worth the wait!!!

we sure do think it’s the perfect place for our little man to grow.

^^^^^^^

be back soon!

xx

here and there…… (before baby)

27 Aug

so here i am into my 39th week of pregnancy trying to be as patient as possible for this little guy to come.

and as easy and wonderful as my pregnancy has been,

i must say this has to be the hardest part.

…..waiting…..

“come out baby boy, we want to meet you”

with all this time on my hands (which i know i will miss)

i’ve sort of run out of things to do.

i’ve washed every article of clothing in this house,

pretty much redecorated my downstairs,

refurnished a piece of furniture,

and the list goes on.

i know what your thinking, then why haven’t i revealed the nursery yet?

i am waiting on one small item and then

i promise I’ll reveal it.

if baby doesn’t get here before then!

but until then, here are a few pics

here and there and everywhere we go

…..before baby is in the picture…..

little man

bumpin

za

a date

baby love

market

flower

stroll

flap jacks

italian baby

husby love

pizza vera

39 weeks

hopefully the next couple posts will be all about baby!

can’t wait to share with you guys!

xx

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