Throwback Thursday: 18 Weeks


I seriously can’t believe Owen is almost seven months old. Where has the time gone? Before I know it, I’ll be planning his first birthday party!

This photo was taken just over a year ago, when I was about 18 weeks pregnant. I look at this photo, and I just can’t believe I was ever that tiny. And I can’t believe Owen was that tiny!! Now, he’s 19 lbs. and my arms hurt when I carry him for too long!

I miss pregnancy. I felt so gorgeous! And growing a life is just the coolest experience! I really can’t wait to experience it all over again.


Throwback Thursday: That One Time I Was Minnie Mouse


For two years, I worked as a cashier (and, later, a supervisor) at an ACE Hardware/Hi-School Pharmacy (strange combo, I know). Two Halloweens back, I went to work as Minnie Mouse! Probably one of my greatest costumes.

I wore a black long-sleeve tee, black tights, red shorts, a black belt, black sneakers, a red necklace, and my ears! Throw on some black liquid liner and red lipstick, and there you have it! I loved it, because I was able to work in it, I didn’t freeze to death, and it wasn’t overly skimpy (though my shorts were pretty short 😉 ). Perfect outfit!

I had such a blast while I worked there. My co-workers were awesome people, and seeing these old photos really makes me miss that place!


Throwback: Rockin’ Denim Before Britney & Katy


This week’s throwback is dedicated to denim. Sweet, sweet denim. One of the best fabrics around, and so darn versatile! It really hit its high mark in the 90s.

This photo is of me, at age 3, rockin’ a denim hat and denim dress. Now, I didn’t dress myself at this age, so this photo is really a testament to my mom’s coolness. She had to be just plain awesome to dress me like that, right?!

Love it!


Throwback: Storytime


This week, I wanted to share one of my all time favorite photos from my childhood. In this photo, I’m reading a book to my little sister at our grandma and grandpa’s house. I’m not sure how old we are here, but I remember that day like it was yesterday. We’re best friends to this day! If we were to ever re-take a childhood photo (as is the current trend), this is the photo I’d want to use!


Throwback: San Diego Zoo


I’ve been to California several times a year, over my entire lifetime, but I’ve only been to the San Diego Zoo once. This photo is from that trip.

The Lion King was (and dare I say, still is) my favorite movie, and Timon was, of course, the greatest character! I had a stuffed Timon doll, and begged my grandparents for a real meerkat every Christmas!

So, while most kids are excited to see the larger animals at zoos, I was crazy with anticipation at meeting these little cuties. Our zoo doesn’t have meerkats, so I thought it was just the coolest that they were at the San Diego Zoo.

And can I just point out my amazing Disney overall shorts?! Wow. This week’s throwback is filled with all sorts of awesomeness. ’90s for the win!


Throwback: Grandpa and Some Sweet Shades


This week’s throwback goes out to my amazing grandpa. The world lost this awesome man back in March of 2004. He was one of my favorite people in the whole world. The thought of my son never knowing him brings tears to my eyes. I miss him so much.

But when I see pictures like this one, I can’t help but laugh. I’m reminded of how funny and sweet and just plain silly he was! He used to do Goofy’s and Donald’s voices to make us laugh. He loved playing Super Mario. And he loved his girls more than life itself.