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A New Year a New Plan

A New Year a New Plan

A new year is here, so do we state our lofty resolutions, or just resolve to be who we are and save ourselves from failing to achieve our goals for yet another year? According to Forbes only 8% of people succeed in keeping their New […]

Andes Mint Cookies for Santa

Andes Mint Cookies for Santa

I’ve told ya’ll before how much I look forward to Cookie Day every year, so in the spirit of giving I wanted to share a few family favorite cookie recipes with you! These mint cookies are a recent addition to the cookie day line up, […]

Holiday Baking Essentials

Holiday Baking Essentials

Every year before Christmas my family has Cookie Day at my mother’s house. It’s an all day affair and one of my favorite traditions. We bake like six or seven different types of cookies, watch Christmas movies, and by the end of the day I’m […]

Three Months- An Update

Three Months- An Update

Wow, November flew by fast! Between preparations for Thanksgiving and a trip to the ER that turned into two different surgeries to remove gallstones and my gallbladder, the end of the month is a complete blur. Unfortunately, I was unable to prepare a nice Thanksgiving […]

Two Months- An Update

Two Months- An Update

Two months. 8 and a half weeks. 61 days. The days can feel long but the weeks are so fast. Rucker now weighs 11 pounds, 11 ounces and is 22.5 inches long. It is unbelievable how fast he is growing and changing. He smiles all […]

Rucker’s First Halloween & Pizza!

Rucker’s First Halloween & Pizza!

Happy Halloween Ya’ll! Chris and I had so much fun getting Rucker all dressed up and showing him off today. I’m pretty sure he’s the cutest lumberjack out there… I should know! Last week my mom and I took Rucker to the pumpkin patch for a […]

One Month- An Update and Lessons Learned!

One Month- An Update and Lessons Learned!

I cannot believe Rucker is a month old! This has been the most enjoyable, exhausting four weeks of my life. I spend most of the day feeding and changing him, and the remainder of my time is spent staring at him. The biggest misconception I […]

Rucker’s First Photo Shoot

Rucker’s First Photo Shoot

Rucker’s newborn photos are here and they are so pretty! I know I’m biased, but thats a good looking kid! Just like our hospital pictures, these were taken by Ashley Nicole Photography, but in her studio. Ashley has such a cool space with rustic backgrounds […]

Welcome to the World!

Welcome to the World!

Chris and I are so excited to announce that Christopher Rucker was born on September 1st at 10:40 am. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 and a half inches long. We had a cesarean section delivery because Little Man just really was […]

Nursery Reveal: Blue & Grey Mountain Themed Nursery

Nursery Reveal: Blue & Grey Mountain Themed Nursery

   I am so jazzed about how Baby Rucker’s room turned out, and I wanted to share some pics with ya’ll! I am not an artist by any means. I am creative in a conceptual sense, but certainly cannot execute most of the ideas I […]