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Life Lately

Oh my gosh, long time no blog.

I didn't mean to fall off the face of the Earth for a couple weeks, but life. And I've been sick. AGAIN. Another brutal sinus infection took me down (5th one since January if you're counting...) that landed me at urgent care and then my family doctor, just to get a referral to an Ear Nose & Throat doc and an allergist (apparently it's super common to develop bad allergies after having a baby?). Good times. But I'm on the upswing and hopefully these specialists can help me get to the bottom of it. Because it flat out SUCKS to keep dealing with these sinus issues every single month.

Anyway, on to the much more fun and exciting things we've been up to... my first Mother's Day, our big Junior League Touch a Truck event, first birthday party planning, new camera playing, a day date for Nick and I (in which we went to Home Depot... twice lol), baby playdates and girls lunches and more. We've been busy, even when you're sick there's no such thing as downtime and R&R with a baby ;)


A couple of my favorite things: my new camera and these two, my favorite subjects. Sorry, guys. I upgraded to a Canon T6i with a 50mm lens and I couldn't be happier. It is super easy to use, the perfect size to take along in my diaper bag (this lightweight case has been perfect), and takes amazing pictures. Now I just need to master that manual mode...


No bow when dad dresses you for the day ;)

Our annual Touch A Truck event went off without a hitch a couple of weeks ago! Ha, bad joke. We had over 50 trucks for the community to explore, food trucks for lunch, plenty of fun activities - like a music tent perfect for the littlest kids and Hadley's personal fave - and to top it all off, we were lucky enough to get some gorgeous weather. You just never know what you're going to get with the weather in Michigan. Last Friday it was 80 degrees and sunny, and on Saturday it was literally 40 degrees and rainy.



The next day was Mother's Day and all I wanted was a sweet picture of Hadley and I... and she totally delivered.

I was also surprised with McDonalds for breakfast (a total guilty pleasure), a spa gift certificate and sushi for lunch, yessss please. We had another day of beautiful weather and I was able to spend all of Hadley's two and a half hour afternoon nap - a gift in itself, right?! - outside, soaking up the sun. And then I went to the grocery store, picked up the house and threw in some laundry because that is exactly what sums up a true moms day, ha!


Don't mind the bad lighting in this pic, but I quickly snapped this to send to a friend and think it's worthy of sharing here! Two super cute dresses for under $60. We have five weddings this summer (and a few showers), so I've been on the hunt for some budget friendly dresses and Target is delivering lately. See the PINK ONE HERE for $27 - it wears off the shoulder and is just adorable. And the GREEN MAXI HERE for $29 - it's gorgeous in person, my picture is not doing either one of them justice.


So that's what we've been up to. And to wrap up this oh so exciting post, one of my very favorite recent pictures that really needs to find its way into a frame... I laugh out loud every time I look at Brady's face. He literally is that emoji with the bent eyes and the smile. So so funny and so my Brady boy.

15 comments

  1. Loving the photos! We have the Canon 5D and it is SO not purse friendly!! Especially with husby's lenses. So I find myself always taking sub-par iPhone pics instead of using the SLR. Maybe with a smaller body I'd take it around more?? Also, too funny, I think I read four other "Life Lately" posts today including my own - it was a "Life Lately" blogging day!! ;)

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  2. So sorry you've been feeling bad! Allergies are the worst! The picture of you and Hadley is precious-- definite framer!

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  3. Gosh, 5 sinus infections. I know that all to well as I am plagued with ear infections(since I was 6 months old and tubes galore).

    You guys do touch a truck too! Our League does as well and I love it!! I had so much fun volunteering this past year and can't wait for this this years event.

    I'm glad you love the camera! I do love my DSLR. I took a quick class I found on Groupon to help get me in manual mode and now I just use the notes and my photography Pinterest folder! I'm no expert, but I tend to take decent photos as do you!

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  4. I loooove that maxi dress!! And the photos of your little one and your furry one are adorable!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  5. The new camera looks amazing! I'm so glad you posted this today because yesterday I almost emailed you to make sure you were doing okay. I hope the specialist gets you taken care of because sinus infections are no joke!

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  6. Eek, I'm so excited for you and your new camera! Just switch that baby to manual now and don't look back! You can do it!

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  7. That last picture is SO good! Brady nailed it! The whole allergies and sinus infection thing is so true, boo! I use a humidifier in my room every single night and it definitely helps keep them at bay a little more. Hope you're feeling good!!

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  8. I am loving your pictures & was wondering if you were loving your new camera. Are you using a wi-fi card or do you have to upload?
    Funny how different a child looks without bows when they wear them all the time.
    Sorry you've been sick again. I think I can feel a sinus thing coming up on me AGAIN. Stupid allergies.
    Love the pic of you & your girl for Mother's Day - all the smiles.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your sinus issues! This allergy season has been so rough! I'm loving all your pictures with your new camera! Seriously, the 50 mm lense was a game changer when I got mine! And manual mode is really tough to master, but I watched a few youtube video tutorials that helped. That last photo is priceless!!

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  10. Sorry to hear that you been sick. This years allergy season has been horrible. Even my meds aren't working like they usually do. Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. So sorry you've been dealing with never ending sinus issues, hopefully the allergist can get to the bottom of it and you'll find some relief soon *hugs*. Yay for your first Mother's Day and 1st birthday party planning. How has it been almost a year already?! And that pic of her and Brady - priceless <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. Ahhh welcome back! 1. sinuses are no joke. I am on two allergy prescription meds and get 2 shots every week and this spring STILL killed me. Also had my deviated septum repaired! Hope your ENT gets you on the right path! 2. YOUR PHOTOS YES! Looooove that you're enjoying the new camera :) It's definitely a learning curve but your shots already look great! annnnd 3. omg brady <3

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  13. That super sucks you've been so sick for so long! I hope you're cured now! Looks like minus the sickness, y'all have had a few good weeks! Your new camera pictures are already looking amazing!!!

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  14. That picture of you and Hadley is too sweet!!! Love the dresses you got! So glad your event went off well. Sorry to hear you've been sick, that is the worst! Hope you're feeling 100% soon.

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  15. So sorry that you've been sick! I hope you get to the bottom of it soon enough. BUT at least it hasn't been keeping you down, you're a busy little family! Looks to me like you've already mastered that camera - I've had the t5i for 4 years and still can't take pictures that well. Ha! You have good subjects, though. ;)

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