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Today is a bit of a life update or ramble- however you wish to look at it! Bear with me friends, as I feel like I’m just word vomiting. I’ve never been more ready for 100+ degrees for 100+ days. Texas, give me warmth and give me no sicknesses.

Last week was a pretty emotional one. Early in the week, Paul was finally the last one down sick. We did the same old song and dance of quarantine, clean everything, wash everything and so on and so forth. We thought *maybe* he would be okay by the weekend for her party, but towards the end of the week we realized that would just be pushing it. He still wasn’t 100% and I did NOT want to risk spreading germs to sweet little ones and their families. My mother-in-law also had the flu and we hated for her to miss it. Maxi loves her Nonna! I ended up canceling the party once again [in tears of course] but realized I was being silly. She had a lovely birthday dinner with family last weekend and my mom went all out decorating it in Elmo theme. Maxi laughs so hard at her Tickle Me Elmo!

I just decided to wait until my grandparents come in town in March and we can celebrate with more family then, so we aren’t risking anything. While it was bittersweet to pack up all the decorations in the closet [I mean at least we have everything done for next year?! #SilverLining?!], I know it will be wonderful to celebrate in the spring with warmer weather and her great grandparents.

We are MORE than blessed to have family live here and the sweetest baby girl to celebrate now and later in the spring! Why are we as moms so hard on ourselves?! Maxi won’t even remember any of this fiasco- but I sure will! ha!

Here are some photos from her birthday dinner on her actual birthday!

*My mom got all the decor from Etsy!*

But as I look forward to spring for so many reasons, I also look forward to spring looks! Is it just me or is anyone else tired of sweaters?! All the fuzz, people. All the fuzz. Above I listed all of my favorite things in my shopping cart for warmer weather. I’m on a kick for white handbags and just purchased these sandals in the almond shade.

Have you started doing any spring shopping?!

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  1. Oh my, Maxi’s cake is super cute! I love the pink and red Elmo theme. Hope she had a great birthday! 🙂

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    Published 19 Feb 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Published 19 Feb 18Reply
  2. Rosi Esra wrote:

    These pictures were great! So glad everyone is on the mend! I cannot wait for spring. It is cold here for 5 to 6 months a year. At least for me because I am a Miami girl living in Virginia. Lol i am so tired of sweaters and jackets and layers! I hope to be shopping for spring very soon! ????

    Published 19 Feb 18Reply
  3. Scarlett randolph wrote:

    I think we as mothers want to remember there first birthdays more then they will really. I was the same way with my daughter and it end up like yours.
    What’s your favorite spring and summer transition foundation that’s your go to or wanting to try out. I

    Published 19 Feb 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Yes, so true!! She won’t remember this, she’ll just see pictures from 2 celebrations! I really love It Cosmetics CC Cream or Nars Sheer Glow Foundation! The It Cosmetics is a bit more moisturizing to me, just depending on what your preference is. 🙂 I hope that helps! xo

      Published 19 Feb 18Reply
  4. Makaylen Vega wrote:

    Same here, girlfriend! Ready for all the sicknesses to be gooonnnee!
    Maxi is too cute!

    Published 19 Feb 18Reply
  5. Amen to the wish for Summer weather!!!! I am SO over pants but I refuse to wear tights (I did not move to Texas to still have to put up with tights – no sir) and I just want to be able to wear flowy boho dresses without looking seasonally mixed up or cold haha!

    Also, we just moved to a new apartment that has a patio so I’m dying to spend evenings out there eating dinner and chatting with the hubs after work – doesn’t that just sound so nice?!

    So sorry things fell through with Maxi’s party again, I know that’s got to just be emotionally draining as you re-plan and get excited again. But so glad that you’ll be able to celebrate soon when it’s nicer out and more of the people who love Maxi will be in town!

    xo Mary-Katherine

    Published 19 Feb 18Reply
  6. I love that straw bag! Definitely a staple for spring!


    Published 19 Feb 18Reply
  7. Whitney wrote:

    Love your spring picks!!!! Any thoughts on the Gucci Marmot sandals for spring? Trying to decide if I should pull the trigger!

    Published 20 Feb 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      I love them!! I have my eye on the Saint Laurent ones, though! So hard to pick just one! xo

      Published 20 Feb 18Reply