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In Lifestyle on
October 27, 2017

I’m 30!


I can’t believe that today I am actually thirty years old! The big 3-0 is here. I am officially out of the “transition zone”- from when my single life merged with my married, “all-grown-up”, mommy life. There is no looking back, it’s ALL adulting from here on in.

As I look back on the last 10 years of my life, I can do nothing but smile. I went from a young single woman, living on her own in a one bedroom apartment, to a married, mommy of one. During this time I have had many ups and downs, good times and bad- from loss of my two dear grandparents to the joys of marrying TJ and witnessing the birth of our firstborn son, Landon. I have learned what it is like to live independently, depending on my own income and learning how to budget. I have gained valuable experience in the healthcare field, working as a nurse for over 8 years now! I have been back and forth to Europe over a handful of times + have had my ‘fair share’ of traveling and exploring this amazing world we live in.

Although my twenties were amazing, I know my thirties will be just as great- if not better! I look forward to growing our family and finding our “dream house” to live, in an area where we feel most at home. I am excited to see what the next 10 years has in store for me and am hopeful that the coming years will be some of my best years yet!

Here’s to THIRTY!


In Lifestyle on
October 24, 2017

Landon turns ONE

I literally cannot believe that almost 12 months have gone by already. Say what? I feel like it was just yesterday when we were driving him home from the hospital for the first time. His first year certainly flew by. For my husband and I, this year has probably been the best year of our lives so far, it sure has been for me.

The joy that this little kid brings into our life is greater than any joy I have ever known before. The little smile that I see every morning when I walk into his room. It is the biggest smile – the kind of smile that you give when you find out you are going to Disney World for the first time- everyday.

The love that I have for this little boy is indescribable. He is the light in my life and my little best friend. He is the sunshine when the skies are grey. He is my mini-me. 

This first year has been nothing short of amazing. Everyday spent with him is a pleasure. I love watching him grow and learn new things. I am blessed to be called his mother and to have him be called my first. It has been an absolute joy being there for those very special moments- from watching him roll over for the first time, to seeing him sit up independently, to watching him gain the strength to stand, and even take his first steps. 

Landon Carter Speer, I love you beyond words and look forward to every year that is to come. You make me so proud to be called your mom. Don’t ever stop smiling. You make the world, my world, a better place. I love you forever and always! ~Mom

Happy birthday baby!

In Pregnancy on
July 25, 2016

Bumpdate: 26 weeks

This week marks week 26. Time is flying! On Thursday I will be 27 weeks already- so close to the third trimester! I am feeling GREAT. My belly is definitely growing bigger and bigger as each day goes by. Baby S is more active than ever. We have ‘mommy and me time’ every night around 9pm, when I come home from work and lay down on the couch. He is very active at this time and even lets dad see and feel his movements! Below is an update from week 24 and week 26.

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Today is TJ’s birthday! He turns 27 years old! We are celebrating tonight by having some friends over for dinner and to watch one of our favorite shows together. This weekend we celebrated TJ’s birthday by going to his favorite restaurant called E&V. I had his brother Jesse and my sister in law, meet us there as a surprise. It was a great dinner spending time together with our family.  Before dinner, we took a pit stop at the Paterson Falls. It was SO hot out, so we took a quick walk and then ran back to the car [remember, I am pregnant and hot weather = a no no! 😉 ]

image3image4image5image6Other things going on have just focused around setting up the baby’s nursery. I will show some “sneak peaks” below. This week the crib should arrive, which should pull the room together even more! Our friends and family have been spoiling us with gifts (already) and we have been able to fill the room with lots of clothes and toys. We have been so blessed by everyone around us, we have really been so spoiled. This baby is loved so much already!

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Until the next bump-date!