Monthly Archives: March 2014

Benta Overload

This post is mostly for my parents/grandparents so be prepared for a million pictures of little Benta!

Amma and Benta (my mom)

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Nick and Benta!

Afi and Benta (my dad)

Sweet little applique that I made

This made us laugh so much! Her little headband slipped down to cover her eyes

Grandpa Rob and Benta

Carrie, Nick, and Benta

Grandma Kathy, Carrie, Benta, Nick, Grandpa Rob

Grandma Kathy and Benta


New York

I spent 10 days in New York, and loved every minute I got to spend with my sister, brother-in-law, and sweet niece!

I had a beautiful flight…normally I fly in at night, so it was so fun to get to see the city in the daylight!

This little peanut completely captured my heart! Benta is such a doll!

She couldn’t ALWAYS be happy 🙂 but she looks so cute!

We got lots of sweet cuddle time together….and I definitely took advantage of every minute I was there!

This is one of her favorite spots, just snuggled up with her mom as she crochets

We stopped by the beach one afternoon…but it was way too cold to go swimming!  Maybe in May we will have to go for a quick dip!

We stopped for a treat at our favorite bakery in Port Jefferson…those black/white cookies in the front were AMAZING!

Rob & Kathy (Nick’s dad and step-mom) came out for a visit and we all went wine tasting which was so fun!

Rob and Nick tried out some Whisky at a distillery….definitely NOT thing 🙂

This little girl just slept all day!

This little sweater is the cutest thing ever!  It was still kind of chilly in NY, so we bundled her up in it every time we went out!

This was taken one of the last days I was there…and it is crazy to me how much she had grown in the 10 days I was there!

It was SOOOO hard to say goodbye to this sweet face, but knowing I will see her again in 2 months made it just a teeny bit easier

And good old MN welcomed me back with some snow

We had a fun evening with friends on Friday night playing Scattergories!

We watched Frozen on Saturday night…if you haven’t seen this movie you NEED to!  We also met up with Robbie, Kelsey, and Lydia for lunch on Saturday which was fun as always!

Yesterday we had 50+ degree weather so we cleaned out the garage!  Bob sure has a lot of ‘toys’!  We are both looking forward to warm weather and all the fun that it brings!

Best week ever!

I have been loving every second of this past week and am dreading leaving my sweet niece!

Benta is so precious! Since I didn’t bring my computer along, I can’t post every picture….but here are my favorites from this weekend!


Sweet family!


Proud Auntie!

Past Week

Since I have worked 9 of the past 10 days, we really haven’t been doing much….but still have fit a FEW things in!

Bri and Jon are on vacation, so I spent some time watching Harper and Declan last week and Harper LOVED it when Bob came after work for a bit…..from these pictures there is no doubt as to why Harper absolutely loves Bob!

We had a lot of fun 🙂

We spent Saturday night watching Catching Fire with Kelsey and Robbie…and I LOVED holding Lydia the whole time (this picture is from when she was 3 days old)

Sweet Cameron is almost 3 months old already and I can’t believe it! I LOVE getting pictures from Misti and can never get enough of this cutie!

Of course I have been finding time to sew…and am making a set of monthly onesies for Cameron and Lydia 🙂

Lydia turned 1 month old!

We ventured to Ikea last weekend…and Bob, as always, was so excited to spend time in the lighting section!

We got some new canvasses for above our bed! I was so excited to finally have something hung!

It has FINALLY gotten semi-warm (like above freezing!) and we have been trying to take advantage of it!  We both love going to for walks it is so nice to finally be outside!

Girls Night

I am a bit late in posting, but 2 weeks ago we had a girls night out in.  Lydia, Emily, and Stacy had not met Lydia yet, so we all went over to Kelsey’s for a fun evening!

Gustie Girls reunite!

Kelly, Emily, Kelsey, and Lydia

Lydia x2



Sweet little Lydia

Mama with her sweet girl

I always love getting to visit with these ladies and look forward to the next time! Lydia just got engaged so we are SO excited for her and looking forward to her wedding!

Monthly Onesies

I can FINALLY share one of the many projects that I have been working on for sweet Benta…I had SO much fun making this set and cannot wait to see her each month!

Benta at 3 days old…so precious!

Welcome Benta Elizabeth!

We are so excited to welcome our first niece into this wonderful world! Benta Elizabeth was born yesterday, March 6th weighing in at 7lbs 3 oz and is 21 inches long


This sweet girl has captured our hearts and we are so in love already! My sister is doing well, and Nick is loving being a daddy!


Congrats Carrie and Nick! I can’t wait to see you and meet sweet Benta in a few days!