Sunday, November 28, 2010

Special Date: 11-28


Tessa is ONE! I have a beautiful daughter that is one. I am so blessed and thankful to have my amazing Tessa in my life.

Many people don't know the significance of Tessa's birthdate. Today 11/28/98 Casey and I officially began dating 12 years ago! I was a little ol' Freshman in high school and Casey was a senior! Never thought anything would ever come out of the high school fling! Fast forward 10 years on 11/28/ was the last day I felt my sweet Alyssa kicking...sometime over night she was gone. Exactly one year later on 11/28/2009 our little rainbow Tessa was born. She truly is the rainbow after the storm. This date 11/28 hold such significance in our lives.

Won't post much more right now, I need to try and get some sleep tonight. Tessa, My parents and I are headed back home tomorrow and I haven't packed at all.

Will post more when I can!

Until then...Peace, Love, and Tessa!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Cake Wreck 101


Tried making my own little smash cake for Tessa. Talk about a disaster!!!! Cake kept falling apart. Frosting was a whole different story. It was all frosted and one side fell off. I was suuuuper stressed!!!! Headed to the grocery store hoping to find a little cake for Tessa. The ones we looked for a walmart the other day all had hard candies on them. Wish me luck.......
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Up North Fun


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I have so much to be thankful for this year. I have a fantastic family and amazing friends. But most of all I am thankful for Tessa. She just lights up my life! The past two years have been really tough on me. You all know me as the happy ol' Jen. 95% of the time the happiness is genuine. But there is always the time I have to force the smiles because I'm hurting inside. Tessa thankfully helps me get through the hard times. There isn't much a Tessa snuggle can't cure. I'm so grateful she is in my life. I miss Alyssa so so so much, but I know Tessa is here to make things so much better...and so far she has! Spending so much time with her this week has been great...tiring but great! Its going to be tough going back to work next week! Thankfully my parents will be visiting and the extra help is going to be great!
Speaking of the parents...being home has been great. We have been visiting with family a lot and also eating a lot! I have really missed my moms cooking! Tessa has been chasing my parents dog around a lot as you can see in the picture. She loves lacy so much. Lacy loves Tess too! So glad she is a great dog!
Its reallllllllly cold here though. Silly me brought my winter boots but forgot a winter coat! Just packed my fleece...oops! I can't handle the cold like I used to! I think I'm losing my yooperhood and becoming a troll! Eeeeks!
Headed to bed now. Tessa hasn't been sleeping the greatest here. She usually wakes up around 12:30 every night for a cry fest. She has also been a little crabbier than usual at times during the day so I'm thinking she might be Teething.

Busy day tomorrow! I need to make 26 billion cupcakes (or 40) and a smash cake for Tessa's party! Can't wait to post lots of pics from my trip when we get home!
Until next time...Peace, Love, and TESSA!!!!
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Saturday, November 20, 2010



All packed up and headed to da up eh :-) I'm so excited!!!! We have a busy week ahead of us though! Lots of visiting with friends and family. Thanksgiving at Grandma's should be fun. I haven't been there the last couple of years because I've been busy having babies :) there should be a lot of family there that I haven't seen in quite a while! ALSO Tessa is turning one next Sunday!!!!!!! We have a party planned for next Saturday! Its going to be a blast!!!!

When I get back I will have a ton of pictures to upload!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Less than two weeks...


Sunday, November 7, 2010

2 Steps!!!!

For weeks now I have been standing Tessa up and trying to get her to take a step. She would always just sit right down and start crawling! BUT TODAY (11/7) SHE TOOK 2 STEPS!!! I wasn't able to catch it on video but I did get to snap a couple pictures! My little girl is growing up! Before I know it she will be walking everywhere!!! Eeeek! I am kind of scared of that idea!!!

I love how she looks so determined in this picture!

I am so glad I was able to see her take her first steps!!!!!
Until next time.... Peace, Love, and TESSA!!!!

Tessa's 1st Halloween!

Tessa was a Tulip Fairy for Halloween! I have been looking at this costume ever since I was pregnant with Alyssa. I think its just the cutest thing ever! I had my doubts this year because it was soooo big on Tessa. It was still pretty big around the neck but I was able to sew a lot of it to fit her better. I brought her into my work for "Boo Day" and then we dressed her up again on Halloween. We didn't go trick-or-treating since she is too young but we did take a TON of pictures! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do!!!!

 Such a cutie!
 Beginning of a melt down!!!!

 she wouldn't leave the headband on!

 and....another melt down! I think she was over me taking pictures!
 happy again!

 Nana...why are you wearing my headband?
 such a cutie pie!!!!
 I love her soooo much!

You can really see in this picture how big the costume was around her neck!

I can't wait until next year!!! She is going to be almost 2 and so much fun!!!!

11 Months!

Tessa is one month closer to turning 1!!!!! It is crazy to me. This first year is going so fast! I wish it would slow down but then again I am so excited to see her learn and hit milestones! She is such a happy baby, always smiling and rarely crying. She babbles all the time now. I think she will be a talker like her momma :-) My parents came down last weekend! We had so much fun, They haven't seen Tessa since August and she was crawling..but not like she is now!
I don't have much time so I will get right to the important stuff...PICTURES!

 She always has her tongue out :-)

 Ha! I had just caught her playing with the table!  
 There's that tongue again!

 My parent's dog Lacy was SOOO good with Tessa. She would just sit there and let Tessa do whatever she wanted!!!

 Tessa recognized my parents instantly and was so excited to see them! I think us Skyping helps!

 Tessa loved Lacy. I think she liked the fact that when she goes to touch her she doesn't run away like the cats do!

 I love this picture so much!!!!
 Tessa loves banana's!

 I can't get enough of this little girl!

 Tessa trying to play with Casper...
 Tessa trying to be Casper?!

1 more month until Tessa is a year old! Most of the plans are finalized for her birthday party! It is going to be so much fun! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!