month 8: monkey picture

8 months already… and just in time for Christmas!

  🙂 What a special Christmas we will have this year!

Here are his old monkey posts for those of you that are just tuning in!

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month 8:

Happy to be reunited with his monkey today! 🙂

8 months at Christmas

8 months

8 months

I am really looking forward to his first birthday! I think I will post all of his pictures side by side if I can… thanks for following us! 🙂

See you next month!

Love, Beka

Happy December…


This is a great month – seems like every year it is fitting to celebrate Christmas earlier and earlier… although I honestly do not like Christmas flooding and taking over Thanksgiving! My own personal preference would be not to see the stores fill their shelves with Christmas until after Thanksgiving is over – but hey, nobody will ever ask my opinion I am sure. It really does not matter much anyways…. but what a wonderful time of year!

Thank goodness you are probably saying as this is the last month for my corny posts on each month – hopefully the new year will bring some time and energy for me to blog more interesting things…

so without further delay

December 1 National Pie Day
December 2 National Fritters Day
December 4 National Cookie Day
 December 5 National Sacher Torte Day 
 December 6 National Gazpacho Day
December 7 National Cotton Candy Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 9 National Pastry Day
December 11 National Noodle-Ring Day
December 12 National Ambrosia Day
December 13 National Cocoa Day
December 14 National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15 National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
December 21 National French Fried Shrimp Day
 December 23 National Pfeffernuesse Day
December 24 National Egg Nog Day
December 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day – hilarious to me being Christmas and we all eat this for Thanksgiving!
December 26 National Candy Cane Day
December 27 National Fruitcake Day
December 30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

See you all another day, another post! Stay tuned because I have some things brewing – just not sure when they will actually go down!

month 7: monkey picture

Happy 7 months to my big full of life little boy! 🙂 If that makes any sence!

He is such a joy and is growing by the minute it seems! Sometimes I go get him after his nap and think… wow, he got heavier or I got weaker!

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month 7:

Here is the little man at 7 months!

7 monthsThat picture above is one of my favorites of him to this very day!



full of smiles, giggles and life! We love it!


See you next month! 🙂

Love, Beka

Happy November…

The year is almost over, OH MY GOODNESS! 2013 is really creeping up, or should I say basically is here! I love when November comes because that means the holiday season is upon us! I love both Thanksgiving and Christmas! This month we get to celebrate Thanksgiving and…

National Fun with Fondue Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month – oh joy!
National Pepper Month
National Raisin Bread Month

November 1-7 – National Fig Week

November 8-13  National Split Pea Soup Week

November 2 National Deviled Egg Day
November 4 National Candy Day
November 5 National Doughnut Day
November 6 National Nachos Day
November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 12 National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day – lol!
November 13 National Indian Pudding Day
November 14 National Guacamole Day
November 15 National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
November 23 National Cashew Day
November 25 National Parfait Day
November 26 National Cake Day
November 27 National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
November 28 National French Toast Day
November 29 National Chocolates Day
November 30 National Mousse Day

Hopefully I will see you again before this month wraps up, I have found myself busy with my little guy and some new little projects I hope to share with you soon! 🙂 Happy Fall everyone!

month 6: monkey picture

Happy 6 month birthday Kelvin!

This big guy is 22 lbs 7 oz and 29 3/4″ long!


We took pictures of him in the park with the beautiful color change and fall leaves!



He is such a joy and is at such a fun age! He laughs a lot, sleeps like a champ… yet can’t run away from me yet! lol

Here are his past monkey pictures incase you are just tuning in!

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month 6:

Current monkey pics! Happy to get to play with his stuffed friend again! We limit play time so it will last as long as we need it to! 🙂


   6 months

see you next month!

Happy October…

Happy October everyone! My month obsession continues, but don’t worry – the year is almost over and I will come up with something else to post, I promise! 🙂

There is a lot to celebrate this month, check it out!!

National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month… ah yes
National Dessert Month… ah yesssss
National Pasta Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month… yay!
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month

and….. as for the individual days……..

October 4 National Taco Day
October 5 National Apple Betty Day
October 6 National Noodle Day
October 9 National Dessert Day
October 10 National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11 National Sausage Pizza Day
October 13 National Peanut and Pumpkin Festivals
October 15 National Mushroom Day
October 17 National Pasta Day
October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 20 National Brandied Fruit Day
October 22 National Nut Day
October 23 National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24 National Bologna Day
October 26 National Mincemeat Day
October 28 National Chocolate Day – hmmmm
October 29 National Oatmeal Day
October 30 National Candy Corn Day

Gotta love October! I love fall! I hope this finds everyone doing wonderful and enjoying life!  Talk to ya later!


month 5: monkey picture

YAY for Kelvin turning 5 months… already! He is starting to really grow up fast… I know he is only 5 months and he has years and years of growing up to do… I am just saying time has sped up! The first few months went much slower… must have been the lack of sleep! 🙂

Here are his past month pictures again! 🙂

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month 1

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month 5:

I could not choose which one to post… maybe I should be taking less pictures so I have less to choose from! But I love the posed ones as well as the candid ones of which we have way more of!

5 months




we’ll see you for the big 6 month mark next month! 🙂


Hey everyone! I have some beautiful pictures to share today! 🙂

My mom takes breathtaking pictures! So all the photos you see on my page today are taken by her! I keep telling her she needs to go into some type of photography business 😉

I wanted to share some of the pictures that she took on a walk this past weekend through the beautiful “Old Mill District” in Bend. They have planted several large areas of wildflowers.

We are so blessed to be surrounded by such beautiful landscapes and natural scenery!

I will be posting MORE of her photos over time…

don’t worry! 🙂

I love that sunflower one… and this next one is soooo beautiful with the color variation!

One reason I have not been posting so much is because my camera is somewhat “out of commission”… it is full of pictures that I have taken over the past few months but unfortunately I lost my camera adapter and charger on our move (of which will be fixed very soon)! My pictures don’t compare to hers, but sometime, I will have some posts/pictures to catch up on!

Fall season is upon us which I love, but that means the weather will be getting cooler (aka winter is around the corner). We are making a “bucket list” of things to do before the “snow flies” as mom says. Nothing too major and all around this area, but I will share as I can! A bonus to being a stay-at-home-mommy (for now) is getting to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather daily. My sweet boy and I, whether alone… with my husband, mom, aunt, friend or any combination have been getting out for a nice daily walk! So whether we actually go anywhere out-of-town or not, my list includes getting outside as much as possible, even if it means watching the laundry pile grow, or the dishes have babies!


Check back later for updates or more pretty pictures!