Monday, May 28, 2012

Some of my Favorites...

Since getting my new camera, I have loved taking random pictures! I can't wait one day for Jalen to look back and have so many memories caught (or his whole life). We are surrounded by loads of family and friends and we are truly blessed...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lemonade Stand

We had out first lemonade stand today. Jalen did amazing and made me proud. He made $11. He loved hollering at people and getting the money!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Durham Bulls Star Wars Night


Jalen has officially graduated preschool and is moving on to Kindergarten. It is really crazy to think that my baby is growing up until a little boy! Meadowlands has been a wonderful experience and we couldn't have asked for more loving teachers. I remember the first year of peeling Jalen off my neck screaming and crying with Scruffy in tow and now I can't get him out of there. It's a bittersweet feeling, but we are off to the next chapter! He will do great... it is Mommy we are worried about!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Designs by Lyss

Designs by Lyss is back up and running. Please check it out!!

I will be doing give-always and discount codes periodically on both!!

Monday, May 7, 2012


This past week Jalen recognized all 26 letters of the alphabet! We are so proud of him. He's is determined to learn and it makes me so happy. He loves school and loves learning. My goal is to keep him this way! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Little Boy...

is growing up so fast!

It's hard to believe that you're almost six years old.
When I saw you for the first time,
I finally knew what it felt like to fall in love.
When I felt you move for the first time,
I knew you were going to keep me busy!
When I held you for the first time,
I knew that I would love and protect you for the rest of my life.
When I saw you smile for the first time,
you made me realize that it is the simple things in life that mean the most.
When I saw you take your first steps,
I knew you would make me proud wherever those feet took you!
When I saw you walk into preschool for the first time,
I knew you would be the bravest person I know.
When I saw you play soccer for the first time,
I knew that you would try anything.

When I see you every day, 
you make me very proud. 
I'm blessed to be your Mommy!

Saturday Paintings!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pullen Park

We enjoyed a fun Sunday at Pullen Park. It was Nick's first time being there since they remodeled everything. It was a perfect day. The kids loved riding all of the rides. Jalen convinced us to do the pedal boats. Yes, it looks so peaceful as everyone is out there on the water, but when you're out there, it is a lot of work. We did one complete lap around the lake and then headed back in. I can feel it in my legs. It is harder than it looks. Brooklyn loved running around and feeding the ducks. 

Motor Boats

Choo-Choo...All Aboard!

Climbing fun! Word to the wise...don't let them go to the top, unless you know they can get down.

"Push me, Uncle!"

"C'mon Li, get on with us. It'll be fun!"