Sunday, January 30, 2011

my name is emily and i'm a....



hiiiiiiii emily.

it's true. i WANT to be so crafty. sure, i do my fare share of homemade goodies, but i love love love making things, craft blogs, homemade decor for my house, etc. so, of course, i WANT to DO more.

i have tons of fun ideas and things i have found online that i am dying to make but i just don't follow through :(

sooooooooooooooooooooo.....i'm putting them here. then i have to follow through so i don't look like a total slacker to you!

first: felt flower pillow from The Crafting Chicks (site on the side of my blog)- i mean is that not the cutest pillow?! I like our couch, but have despised our pillows for 3 years now! Pillows?! that's an easy fix, right? well, not when you are so very very me. and then i found these beauties!

second: "You are my sunshine" sign for Makenzie's room (not the one pictured...i have my own idea that spun from this one)- this one should be easy for me to check off. i already bought the supplies and i'm using my vinyl lettering to do it. no excuses.

third: make more flower headbands for Makenzie which includes learning to make these cuties.

so here goes nothin! stay tuned....

ps....notice my new background?? February is BIRTHDAY time in the Reynolds house!!! Jake's is this next saturday, the 5th. post coming about my fun birthday surprise for him! and Makenzie's is the I even need to voice my excitement for this one?!?! Hello....FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let the celebrations begin!!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

the days will be long, but the months and years will fly by

i was reading through a little book of advice from one of my baby showers and someone wrote "the days will be long, but the months and years will fly by". how true it is! next week makenzie will be 11 months old....11! that's only one month away from the big one! crazy!
although the days are so long sometimes, i try and remind myself often to live in the moment and enjoy the little things because when you blink this little bundle.....

becomes this little munchkin .....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2 weeks of holiday bliss

we had the best christmas break! for 6 years now we have been lucky enough to spend time with both families!
(remember: one family- indiana, one family- utah, jake & i- all over the map)
this year was no different! we were in utah for 5 days and flew to indy on christmas eve and we're they until new years day. we had so much fun hanging with everyone and it's never enough time together.
there are a bazillion fun pics to post so i won't label them, but heres a look at the fun times and our first christmas as a family of 3!
christmas eve story by mom
grown-ups night out for dad's bday
jason and lisa's 40th bday
boys adventure 2011- dog sledding!
ice skating
meeting santa
lots of snow
"flat josh"
gifts for "sisters" ethiopian orphanage
fun with cousins
lots of laughs

makenzie's first christmas
ice skating
tube sledding
guys pacers/wizards game
girls day out
new years eve bash
lots of good food
christmas day sing-along and chime fest
girlfriends lunch date
fun with cousins
staying up late
games, games, and more games
lots of laughs

Sunday, January 2, 2011


.makenzie dawn joined our family.

.celebrated 5 years of marriage.

.fun times in summit & nyc

.from the ny giants to the washington wizards.

.new adventures in washington dc.

.exciting trips to indiana, utah, & california.

.visits from family and friends.

.crawling, giggles, & toothy grins.


2010 was a year the reynlolds will never forget!

heres to 2011!