Monday, September 26, 2011


Time for a quick update on our Little Red House happenings...

Our Miss P. is turning 1 in about 3 weeks.

After I stop sobbing over the fact that she is so big and time flew past my face...

Im excited to plan Sweet P's FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY!!

I don't have a big guest list, just small and intimate is my style. Only those closest to our hearts...but Im not holding back on decorations and sass!!!

In true GiGi fashion, this day will be nothing short of a pink, sparkly, tulle extravaganza. Im debating on making the cake verse buying the cake and Im not sure of the type I want yet but I still have time.

She is soooo close to crawling and tries to pull up. When we stand her up against the couch, she just flips with excitement.

I know she is behind most benchmarks for an 11 month old but she is right on par for one of my kids. All 6 have marched to a different drum and she is drumming along right in tune.

She claps and waves and chatters Mama, Dada, Hi, Hannah, uh-oh and other small little words we catch.

She is my sweet baby and I wish I could capture this age and this time in a bottle. Her baby smell still calms me, just like it did the moment I held her in my arms...

Fall is upon us.

The maple trees have began to change colors and our new crepe myrtles lost their leaves. Night are cooler and days only peak in the low 80's. The cold weather will be here before we know it, but our minds are at the beach.

We picked out our hotel for next years beach vacation. 2012 pricing comes out next week and once it does, we will jump on making the reservation and have our countdown begin.

 a few nights ago at dinner, we took a vote on where we wanted to go this year. Disney OR the beach. To both my husband and I's surprise, it was split 50/50. With my older girls begging to go back to the beach, we decided to possibly hold off on going to the most MAGICAL place on earth for another year and head east. a full 7 days of relaxing fun in the sun...

only problem is...

 We have to go thru winter to get back to the sand.

Oh well.

We will make the best of it. Cooler nights mean time around our fire pit chatting and counting the stars. As the air gets crisper, the stars get clearer.

I like to grasp each season and enjoy it to the fullest.

Fall is here and all things pumpkin, Apple and spice will make its way into our home.

Homeschooling is going WONDERFULLY!!

I was soooo close to giving in and throwing them in public school... even though it was not the desire of my heart but I stuck it out. 

I prayed and just when I thought I hit a wall, God broke through and showed me another glorious world.

He answered my prayers and this year has been great. Its still hard but each day I wake up thankful for the decision I made and I am beginning to see the fruits of my labor with my 2nd grader. How awesome to know that I, taught her all she knows. Im so proud!! Of BOTH of us.

So a BIG BIG THANK YOU to all of you who encouraged to me to keep going when I was about to quit...


helped me remember the vision God had given me 4 years ago...

I appreciate you all and hope one day, I can return the favor to you.

a big MUAH from...



**** UPDATE****

2 hours after this post was written Miss P crawled for the very first time. WOOT!!!!


  1. Yay Miss P! So exciting!
    I am so happy to hear that homeschooling is go so well, yay!
    I can't wait to hear how Miss P's party goes :)

  2. Congrats to Miss P. My grandson is trying walk as well and he's almost 9 mo. Oh they grow so fast.
    I homeschooled both our children and there were days when I wanted to quit but we stuck it out and so glad we did. Hang in there for the long haul, you can do it! Hugs to you!



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