I Love Being an Aunt

Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for being an aunt to two beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews..and I can’t wait to be an aunt to yet another handsome nephew come October. I get so much joy from all the awesome, wonderful moments they bring to my life. I hope that everyone gets the opportunity to be an aunt or an uncle someday!


Baseball Caps

Well, looks like it’s baseball caps over bows! Just found out today that the newest addition to the family is a little BOY. I can’t wait for October to meet the new little guy. My brother and sister-in-law announced the gender by taking a photo of their son, Teagan, with blue paint on his hands. Isn’t it great?

I was on team boy from the beginning, despite a large amount of people insisting it was going to be a girl. I’m glad Teagan will have a buddy now, he is going to be a great big brother.

Here’s some other great gender reveal ideas from Grinning Cheek to Cheek.

Little Girls’ Hairstyles

Now that the weather is finally warming up, the kiddos are going to be playing outside and running around a lot more. If the little girl in your life has hair that falls in her eyes, here’s some ideas on how to get that hair up and out of her face! I did my niece Abby’s hair this past weekend with this simple dual braid ponytail.

Thanks to A Story of a Princess and Her Hair for all of these great ideas, I’ll have to try some more the next time I hang out with my nieces!

I’m Back!

Sorry for the absence, but I’m back now! I am going to try to post at least twice a week, now that I don’t have homework to worry about until August. I would have been back sooner, but I spent the weekend in Virginia visiting my niece, Ireland!

So, in the light of spending time with my family, I thought I’d offer a great article I found of 40+ Free & Frugal Family Activities! If you have a large family like I do, going out or going to an amusement park (something along those lines) can be expensive, so here is a list of activities that are either free or very affordable. It’s the simple things in life sometimes.

Thanks to Managing Your Blessings for the great find!

Kids Say The Funniest Things: Part 4

So, last weekend I was lucky enough to have a Saturday off, so I went back home to Altoona for the weekend. As always, I was excited to get to spend a little bit of time with the nieces and nephews. My sister-in-law brought Teagan over to play for a little bit while she went to work and my brother went to a gun-raffle with my dad. My mom got some of my brother’s old Thomas the Tank Engine toys out from the attic for Teagan to play with – he was super excited, because he loves Thomas. So, of course, he was really into playing with the trains – he set the whole track up and organized all of the different characters how he wanted them, and he even asked me to play. We were having a lot of fun playing with the trains, and then my brother stopped in before heading to the raffle. I told Teagan I’d be right back, I had to get a present for the new baby. I brought out a cute little girls’ panda outfit and showed it to my brother, and said, “I got this for your future daughter, if you have a girl.” Later on, Teagan was checking out the outfit, and I said, “Do you want to wear it,” just jokingly. He scrunched up his face, gave me the evil eye, and said, “No, that’s for the daughter!” I couldn’t help but laugh because of how he worded it – instead of saying that’s for his potential little sister, he said it’s for the daughter. Gotta love him.