Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bye Bye Blogging.

Guys, I think I'm done blogging.

I just don't have a desire for it anymore. The thought honestly stresses me out.

I tried to tell myself to keep it up for Miller, but I decided I would rather document him with photobooks, scrapbooks, and journals instead.

So, I'm done. But I'm SOOOO thankful to this little blog for the wonderful ladies I have gotten to know!

I am a much better instagrammer than I am a blogger. So, if you like to keep up with my little family you can follow me. My username is valeriegriffin. PLEASE let me know if you have an instragram too! I want to follow you back!

I will leave you with a few pictures of my main man. 
He's THREE months now and the sweetest thing!
I'm so blessed to be his mommy!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Two Months


You turned two months last Monday. This past month really flew by. You have changed so much.

You're long and lean! 11lbs 13oz (50 percentile) and 24.5 inches (90 percentile).

You still wear size 1 diapers, but it won't be for long. After we use all the 1s we have left we will move you up to 2s.

You eat about every 2.5-3 hours. You still have primarily breast milk, but we have started supplementing with one bottle of formula a day. We do this because my supply is a little low and this lets me pump and store milk for you for when I'm at work.

You are becoming a great sleeper (most nights). You still sleep in your rock n play beside our bed. You love your sound machine and you fall asleep to the sound of the ocean every night. You usually sleep about 4 hours, then wake up to eat, then sleep 4 or 5 more hours.

You are wearing 0-3 and 3m clothing. I love dressing you. You are just the cutest!

You have really started to smile and giggle this past month. You have the BEST smile ever. I just can't get enough you!

You looooove to be outside. Rocking the the front porch is your favorite thing ever. You also love to stroll.

Other things you love-car rides, having your daddy whistle to you, and bath time.

You don't love tummy time so much.

We have taken you out a lot more this month. You have been to church, a few different restaurants, to visit Aunt Linsey, and you & I went strolling with your friend, Dalton, and his mommy, Amy. I think you really like being out and about!

You're our favorite thing, little man. Thanks for being the sweetest, cutest, BEST baby ever! :)

your momma

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

He's 8 weeks old y'all...

...and wearing a polo like a big boy. Where is the time going?!
How awesome is that giggling grin?!
Eeeek! LOVE this happy babe!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Current Happies

Just a few things that have been making this momma extra happy lately...

The Stephanie Plum Series
After a long reading hiatus I have finally gotten back into the Stephanie Plum series.
I'm on "To the Nines" right now. Gosh, these books are so SO good!

My Keriug
My first beloved Keriug died last summer and I told my self I didn't need one for almost a year.
I tried a few different coffee makers, but just none compared. Thankfully, Jon got me one for our two year anniversary. SO glad to have one again!

Strolling the babe
Look at this boy. Y'all. His isn't so teeny, tiny anymore. Sad face :(
But, gosh is he FUN! Love walking with this little guy in this gorgeous weather!

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions
Yum! I've tried them all and none have disappointed me!

Our Grizzlies our currently leading the OKC Thunder 3-1 in this second round series.
Just ONE win shy of moving on to the Western Conference Finals.
These guys play so hard, with so much heart! The whole city is behind them! COME ON, GRIZZ!

The Voice
This has been my favorite season yet! I love the new coaches and I think everyone that is left is so good!
But the five above are my favorites! The two on the top row are actually Memphians! Yayyyyy!

My little 7 week old
Time is sure flying! This cutie just gets more FUN everyday! :)

Linking up with the lovely Jamie for 
What I'm Loving Wednesdays

Monday, May 13, 2013

My First Mother's Day

I'm so thankful to this sweet baby boy for making me a mother. 
It is the best/most rewarding job I've ever had & I'm loving every minute of it! 
It is such a joy to be M's momma! I love him so much :)

I hope all you moms had a fabulous Mother's Day! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I wanna win!

I'm dyinnnnng to win these for M!

Go to Kate's blog to check out this awesome giveaway!

Two Years Ago Today...

...I married my favorite person in the world. The love of my life. My very best friend.

And now he's an amazing father to our precious son.

That man is my world. He has made my life better than I ever imagined it could be.  I'm so thankful for these past two years of marriage. So much has happened. So many wonderful things. All because of God's goodness and the love of this wonderful man. I'm beyond blessed to be his wife and I look forward to many more years with my best friend :)

We celebrated our anniversary early this year. Saturday night we had a lovely dinner at our favorite restaurant (Bonefish) and then came home to cuddle our little boy and watch a movie (Silver Linings Playbook).
It was a great night. :)

I also want to wish three other couples a very happy anniversary today.

First my sweet grandparents...
My grandparents are celebrating 52 years of marriage today.
Yes, Jonathan & I got married on their 50th wedding anniversary. It was so special :)

So happy to share an anniversary with these two :)

And I'm sending a "Happy Anniversary" shout out to two of my blog friends who were also 5.7.11 brides:
Leslie & Lauren! Hope y'all & your hubbies have a great day! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Our First Month Favorites

1st month favs

1. Bobby Pillow: I use this every time I nurse M, but it is also great  for just holding your little one! It keeps your arms from getting tired! We use it ALL the time!

2. SnugaMonkey Rock N Play Sleeper: This is definitely my favorite thing on the list. Miller sleeps in this at night beside our bed. It makes nighttime feedings so much easier, since I don't even have to get out of the bed. Plus, I like that it lets him sleep at an incline in case he spits up.

3. Halo Sleep Sack: We really just starting using this this past week. It has definitely helped him sleep better. He used to wake himself up by wiggle around and this sleep sack keeps him still.

4. Cradle Swing: Miller loves to rock! Putting him in the swing puts him to sleep super quickly!

5. MAM Pacifiers: The ONLY paci Miller will take. 

6. Chicco Keyfit 30 Car seat: Great car seat. Super easy to use.

7. Summer Bather: Great little seat for bath time! It's perfect for him right now.

ALL of these things can be found at your local Target :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Three generations of friendships.

Last week we had a ladies lunch date at my house. The guests included my mom, three of my mom's friends, and one of her friend's daughter (who also happens to be a dear friend of mine). Then we had two little guests: Miller & Harbison. Harbison is my friend, Wellons, precious baby girl. She is three months old and an absolute doll!

We had such a lovely time! I enjoyed having these ladies over to my house for a yummy lunch, good conversation, and two adorable babies. :)

We had a simple, but delicious meal. Grilled chicken salads & a fudge pie for dessert.

But the best part was definitely Miller & Harbison! Such cuties!

Wellons and I with our little ones.
Miller was just too worn out from all the fun :)

This next picture displays three generations of friendships.
My mother and Mrs. Amy grew up next door to each other. They have been friends since they were tiny little girls. I love listening to them talk about stories from when they were little, most of which take place in my house (which used to be my great-grandmothers.)

Wellons & I were also friends from the very beginning. Even though she was a year younger than me in school, we were still great friends and took dance lessons together, were on the same cheer squad, and played on the basketball team together. We have some wonderful memories and I greatly cherish our friendship.

Now we have Mr. Miller and Miss Haribson. These babes are only 2 months apart. 
I absolutely can't wait to watch these two grow up together!
Who knows...maybe there will even be a wedding in the future ;) hehe