Friends

A Sweet Baby Boy Sprinkle

Family and friends gathered at our church on Saturday to celebrate my sister and her soon-to-be-born baby boy with a little sprinkle!

Baby shower decorations for boy

My mom, Hannah’s sister-in-law, and I had such a great time planning this special day. When we found out Hannah was having a boy as her second child, we knew there were a few things she would need since her first child is a girl.

Everyone who was invited was more than excited to gift Hannah all the boy things! From swaddle blankets to sleepers and everything in between, I think she is set and I could not be more happy for her.

Things I don’t want to forget about the big day:

  • Watching Hannah open all the adorable boy clothes and gifts
  • Baking sugar cookies and frosting them with blue buttercream
  • Decorating with my mom and Hannah’s in-law’s before the party
  • Cleaning up afterwards and feeling so happy that my sister was able to have a special day
  • Spending time with friends and family

Baby shower food for boy

Mom to be opening gifts at baby shower for boy

Baby shower cheesecake for boy

Opening baby shower gifts for boy

Baby shower cookies for boy

Opening gifts at baby shower for boy

Ah, what a happy day! I mentioned in my last post that I filmed a little vlog for the big day, which is here.

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the impending arrival of Hannah’s baby girl, Caroline! It has been such a joy to watch my sister and her husband become amazing parents to their daughter, and I have no doubt they will do just as well with their son, Lawson ❤

Ten Years of Blogging

On October 12th, 2010 I started this blog. My first post was a recap of my weekend and also embarrassing, haha. I was 18-years-old and just having fun sharing my days as a freshman in college, what I ate, what Jimmy and I did, and things that were on my mind. 

I was swimming competitively, working at Penn State’s athletic center, Jimmy was my boyfriend, and Lola was a young dog.

While in college, I got into running and did everything from 5ks to marathon training, struggled with an h.pylori infection, and Jimmy and I were engaged. I graduated from Penn State in 2014 with a degree in journalism. 

Jimmy and I got married, bought a house, I worked as a household manager and pet sat, began working for my family’s real estate brokerage, and were blessed with our daughter, Sadie!

We’ve gardened our little hearts out and served alongside our church family.

Throughout the years we’ve had quite a few pets: Lola, Ford and Scout, Malcolm, Mavis, and Niva. We did a lot of therapy dog training with Mavis, which was an experience I really enjoyed.

Animals have been such a huge part of my life and blog and I’m continually trying to convince Jimmy to allow me to have a bunch more cats and dogs 🙂

Husky and toddler laying on bed

I have shared about my faith in God, my favorite recipes, books I’ve read, my journey as a new mom, and my everyday life here in Pittsburgh.

The landscape of blogging has changed so much over the past ten years. A lot of people may say blogging is old-school and defunct in the age of Instagram and Facebook, but I don’t care. I love this space.

I have made some incredible friends from around the world over the past ten years and I owe that to this little corner of the internet. The little blogging community here is so special to me. There have been fun posts, happy posts, hard posts, and everything in-between.

Family picture of mom and dad and toddler taking a selfie

Whether you’ve been connecting with me for the past ten years or this is your first time visiting my blog, thank you for reading! I’m looking forward to the future here at Living My Full Life!