"... And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

eat up!

Judah was pretty fussy yesterday & was taking a bottle more frequently .... so we decided it was time for some cereal! He was so much fun. At first, he was super confused and was making the funniest faces. Then he was loving it & couldn't get it fast enough. Then when he realized he really wasn't getting it fast enough he started crying. It took a while to calm him down & he eventually finished it off. Lance kept saying the whole time "this is so fun." This kid is seriously a blast.

my growing boy

Friday, September 16, 2011

last weekend

Last weekend my nephew Joshy stayed w/ us while his parents were out of town. We had a LOT of fun. He is such a good baby. There were so many times I would find Judah & Joshy just staring at each other. It was actually funny .... it looked almost like a contest. I'm never quite sure who won, but whenever either of them play w/ me ... I lose. Thanks Matt & Carrie for lettings us spend time w/ our nephew. We LOVE you Joshy.

Judah is already getting so big. It makes me sad & happy all at the same time. Being a mother brings out pretty much every emotion you can have pretty much every day. He is talking a lot more now (& by talking I mean 'cooing'). & Although so far he has only done this for grandma, he is rolling over front to back. AHHHHHH I can't wait to see him do it. Since she told me yesterday he has been getting a lot of belly time. However he just won't seem to show me. UGH. He is driving me crazy .... just another emotion he pulls out of me :) Lastly, he wiggles around his crib SO much. Everytime I go in there to check on him he is in a different location in his crib. My lil wiggle worm.

(3 1/2 months)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

good food & great friends

Lance, Judah and I went to Steve and Sarah's condo last night & I brought dessert. I made the Brownie PeanutButter Cups again, but I wanted to try something new too. OK this dessert is MY favorite that I have baked so far. I'm not a huge chocolate girl ... so although others have appreciated those other treats, they have just been OK to me. BUT Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, yes please! Since I'm still new to this whole baking thing I always make Lance test the dessert before I let anyone eat it (which is why a piece is missing in the picture :) Once he gives the go ahead, then I bring it out! Everyone seemed to like it. Sarah & Steve made a delicious dinner & we feasted. Steve & Nikki joined later in the night for some games! Judah enjoyed the first hour, then spent the rest of the night snoozing :) All in all, it was a FUN evening spent w/ amazing friends.

Friday, September 2, 2011

time flies

Judah is now 3 months old. This kid is amazing & I LOVE him so much. Some things I want to make sure I remember about him at this age are .... 1. He LOVES to smile. And we love to see him smile ;) 2. He so enjoys having someone to talk to. He basically makes a bunch of noise until you come over to hang out w/ him. 3. He is wiggling around his crib. I am shocked every time I go in there and he is facing the other way ... or has a leg hanging out of the crib. 4. He is still snorting. To Lance and I, it just gets cuter & cuter. 5. If you have a camera pointed at him, he will not look anywhere else but into the lens. Which you would think I would love, however it makes it difficult sometimes to get him to look at me so I can make him smile.

We LOVE you Judah-bug!

get in my belly

I'm continuing my baking adventure. I found these brownies on Pinterest (of course) and couldn't wait to make them. I finally found the time. And I gotta say, I loved them. Brownie Peanutbutter cups. Yum :) Lance had 3 of them in one sitting! Translation ... success. I am having so much fun trying out all these different recipes. Who knew baking could be such a good time. Not me, that's for sure. But I'm glad I figured it out. Now if only all these desserts I am making could be fat free ... then I would truly be ONE HAPPY GIRL.

baby Salazar

My bestfriend (since we were babies) had her baby shower last Sunday. She looked so beautiful. I SERIOUSLY cannot wait for our kids to grow up as together. It makes me all emotional to think of everything we have been through together & that we even get to go through THIS together :) Only one more month. I love you, Mikes. You are going to be a wonderful mama.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MY cup of tea

Last wednesday we had a Cupp girls tea party. Well, that was the 'cover story' ... it was actually a small surprise baby shower for Laurie Cupp & baby Chloe. It was the cutest lil thing. The girls came in their dresses & we had tea, cookies, truffles & gifts. LOVE my family!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"you made more cupcakes?"

Not sure why I have been baking so much lately ... my only guess is because I am dieting to lose all my baby weight (is it still considered baby weight if it's really just losing the weight you gained because you ate so much while pregnant?). Anyways, found this recipe on Pinterest (where I find most of them) and HAD to try it out. Coffee cupcakes YUM. The more I bake the more I like to bake. I have so many recipes I want to try out. Unfortunately, I go back to work on Monday and am not sure if I will have as much time for it. Guess i'll MAKE time :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

a night w/o bottles & diapers

Last night Lance watched the little guy so that I could go out w/ my girls for the first time since the baby. It was sooooo nice. We were all so happy to be out we decided on not seeing a movie and just ended up sitting at a table talking for 4 hours. It was a little strange not having Judah with me. Or having to constantly stop the conversation for a feeding or diaper change. I am lucky to have such a wonderful husband & amazing friends. This morning it was just me and Judah because Lance went fishing with his brothers and nephew. Since I missed Jude so much last night I am spoiling him with attention today & we are having a FUN time :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

cuz luv

One of my favorite things in the world is how much my nieces & nephews love their lil' cousin. If they don't see him right away when they see me they are always asking where he is and then if they can hold him. I'm so excited that Judah has such wonderful cousins that I know will always love him. I took this picture after church right after Zoey got done holding him. Isaac said he could hold Judah by himself (he didn't need any help) ... he was right.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

happy baby

I could SERIOUSLY look at this face all day long!

Monday, August 1, 2011


On Saturday Tim Karen Lance Judah and I all set out to visit some estate sales. We go some great finds for some even better prices. Afterward on a whim we went to downtown Northiville to visit the store RePurpose. I basically wanted EVERYTHING in the store. However we showed some restraint and stuck to our earlier finds. I'm already trying to plan another time that we can go to more estate sales. Until then we are having fun trying to find places in our house for our new old things.

our cute coffee table cloth
our sweet small table
our vintage-looking mirror

Friday, July 29, 2011


Ok so I am not a huge baker, but lately I have been trying a few things. Well, we had some people over tonight for a bonfire and I wanted to try something new. So I made FROM SCRATCH S'more Cupcakes. It's chocolate cupcakes w/ marshmallow filling and vanilla frosting with graham cracker sprinkles on top. It took a while to make, but I have to say I am super proud of them. I'm not totally confident that they taste THAT much better than the 'out of the box' cupcakes. However, I have a feeling Lance would want me to make them again :) I feel like I could put these on Pinterest! haha

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 things

My favorite things about my son

1. HE SNORTS. (literally all the time. It's so cute. Lance and I just laugh at him all the time.)
2. HIS EYES. (he will just stare at whoever is holding him. He is so alert.)
3. HE LOVES TO EAT. (he gets so excited when he feels his bottle to his lips that he starts shaking his head so fast that he gets milk everywhere.)
4. HE IS A GOOD SLEEPER. (from the day I brought him home, he would eat and go right back to bed.)
5. HE MAKES KISSY FACES. (he is always puckering his lips, which Lance and I always take the advantage to give him big kisses.)

I obviously love so many more things about him ... but these are a few I wanted to make sure I remember :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Tradition Continues

Thank you Joel & Steph for truly welcoming Judah into the family! As you can see ... he LOVES it! (altho he has already given it away to Erika for her graduation)

Friday, July 8, 2011

better late than never

Today was the first time our family could get together to celebrate Father's Day for my dad. We had to do it in the middle of the day because everyone is so busy. I LOVE when all the kids get together. It's chaos.... and it's fun! I forgot my camera so the pictures are a little fuzzy because I had to take them with my ipod.

these 3 are so adorable
Zoey loves Judah so much! It makes me happy!
She always found her way back to him.
She would probably hold him all day if she could.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

batter up!

Today we were able to go to our brothers Joey and Johnny's baseball game. They did amazing! At one point in the game Johnny was pitching and Joey was catching. It was super fun to watch. We were standing next to someone who found out that we were there for the Cupp boys and she proceeded to tell us how great of players they are. I'm such a proud sister :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

FFD 2011

I LOVE Family Field Day! It's so nice that every year our families get together for some nice fun competition. I'm sad I didn't get more pictures. Looking at the pictures I do have, It almost looks like it was just a normal day. BUT, I did of course get some of the kids.

The theme this year was "it's not what it appears." So for the dessert competition I made Hamburger Cupcakes :) I won last year's .... not so much this year. It sure was fun making them though.

Thursday, June 30, 2011



Saturday, June 25, 2011

for real?

Did you ever get the feeling that you are not actually living in reality? For example, after Lance and I came home from our honeymoon, I felt like we were just 'playing' house. It didn't seem real. It just seemed like I was dreaming (in a good way.) Well, that's how I feel now. I am a MOM. crazy! When I was in the hospital with him I almost felt like I was with my nephew. Now that I am home, it seems almost like he is on loan. What did I do to deserve such a wonderful little man? Or better yet, who and why is someone trusting the life of another human being in my hands? I feel so blessed and so undeserving. I just watch him while he is sleeping and think "do I really get to keep him"? Wouldn't you think the same thing if you saw this face everyday ..............

Thursday, June 23, 2011


WOW my last post was about our honeymoon. NOW a year and a half later I am posting on our baby. CRAZY.

I would like everyone to meet Judah Andrew Cupp! He was born on July 1st (8lb 9oz, 21 inches). He basically stole my heart from day one. I can't wait to watch him grow up and see the lil man he is going to become.

(I'm going to try to start blogging again ... this is it for now tho ;)