March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Isla:)

I can hardly believe that an entire year has passed so quickly. My baby girl turned 1 yesterday. The day started with Dane singing Happy Birthday to Isla at 6:25 am. I am not a morning person and no one's supposed to be awake until 7. But honestly, how can you be upset about the lost sleep when your kids are smiling and laughing together. They're getting so big! Blinking is completely prohibited. What an amazing year it's been. Seeing our little family grow has been indescribable. Not always easy, but always rewarding, worthwhile and I wouldn't change a thing... save sleep deprivation:) It thrills me to say that Isla is a healthy, happy, sweet, loving baby that eats nearly everything I give her! Dane is an incredible big brother and just a really cool kid. He is sweet, thoughtful and as long as he's gotten enough to eat and sleep, he's one of the most fun kids I've ever met. So this Friday my favorite thing is my family.

March 9, 2012

Friday Favorite: A walking Isla:)

My absolute favorite thing this week: watching Isla WALK to me for the first time! She's taken a step or two here and there, but now she's walking! She's amazing. I'm only the slightest bit biased. Also amazing was Yai (my mom) getting to bare witness to the milestone half way around the world via Skype. Sometimes technology really is grand. Sadly, daddy missed out as he was in Hawaii for work, but for some reason I just can't bring myself to feel sorry for him:)

Please enjoy this clip of my little beauty taking some pretty big, all be it, shaky steps. I warn you, as any good, super-excited mother would, I am screeching, so please mute or lower your volume. Apologies:)

March 2, 2012

Friday Favorites... on Saturday... again:)

Last week's favorites were all about color and this week all I can think about is WHITE! With the Okinawa springtime weather rolling in I am reveling in thoughts of white, linen curtains billowing in the breeze from the open window of my fabulous, white, dream office. Note 1, these are strictly thoughts at this time as I do not have said fabulous, white dream office. Note 2, yes, I dream of being in my office working amid this glorious weather. I'm addicted to Pinterest for what I call "research" that will help me to concept and create Little Bird's nest:) So my favorites this week are all the yummy, crispy offices I've been coveting. I hope you enjoy:)

Source: via Meredith on Pinterest

If only I had this much space!!