29 November, 2012

Shop Ménagerie!

Levi and I have been wanting to open an Etsy shop for about a year now, and we FINALLY did it!

You can find Ménagerie here and follow our tweets here.

Menagerie working

Our banner and products shots need some work, but we just wanted to finally open this dang thing so we figured it didn't need to be perfect (we two are perfectionists... that's why projects like this take us so long).

All the drawings we're selling right now are originals by Levi with some help from yours truly. We'll be offering prints in the future at which point, the originals will increase in price. So get 'em while they're cheap!

I hope you like Ménagerie!

11 November, 2012

Cecily's One Week Birthday

The day Cecily turned one week old (Saturday, 27 October) was really hard for me. Levi worked that day, and I had gotten really nostalgic for the week that had passed. I spent the day looking through photos of our girl, starting to write her birth story (something I never thought I'd do), cuddling my baby, and weeping. I was just so sad that time was already passing SO quickly.

By the time Levi got home from work, I was a mess. Levi decided that we needed to do something to celebrate Cecily's one week birthday, so the three of us walked down to the cupcake bakery near our house to get her a cupcake... which I ate for her. ;)




The bakery was empty, which was awesome because we're really not supposed to have her around people yet (don't worry - we're really careful and cautious when we go out), and the sweetest family stood outside the glass doors and watched as we took photos of Cecily with her cupcake. They were oohing and aahing outside over how cute and tiny she was. It made me feel like a million bucks. The teenage daughter took the last photo. They weren't even getting cupcakes; they just wanted to see the teeny baby. :)

After our cupcake, we walked around a bit more, picked up some dinner, and walked home.

It sounds cheesy, but it made me feel so much better. Getting out of the house and celebrating the milestone was a heck of lot better than staying inside and feeling heartbroken that my little, teeny-tiny girl was already growing up.


Being a mom is awesome. It's the best thing I've ever done. Our little Cecily Jo has been a dream baby so far. Last night, she slept from 12:30-6:30, ate, and went back to sleep 'til 10:30! I'm pretty sure we won the baby lottery with this one. I love this little bean SO much.

I have lots of things I could blog about, but I don't really know where to start, so I'll share the first photo taken of the three of us as a family.


It's not the best photo of any one of us, but I think it's the most beautiful photo in the world. I love my little family.

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