Monday, January 14, 2013

Our Weekend, on a Monday


Okay first of all...LUCY'S HERE! It was the most amazing weekend in the entire world. I got to witness my sister give birth and it was truly life-changing. To be honest I was a little freaked out at first- I am insanely queasy when it comes to anything involving blood so I wasn't too sure...but I knew I wanted to be there for Lauren so I got it together and put my game face on. Surprisingly I didn't get faint or feel sick even once. There's no other word to describe it other than AMAZING. Since I gave birth to Henry via emergency c-section I never got to experience a birth like Lauren had, and it was such a bonding moment for all of us to be in that room together. I'll never forget it, and I feel a very deep bond with that little lady. I can't wait to be the best Aunt ever. And let's talk for a second about how beautiful she is! Look at that hair! Abe is Costa Rican and she definitely got his darker features. Such a perfect doll.

As far as my "Try. Make. Do." project, I kind of failed miserably because I was in a hospital for most of the weekend. I plan on trying again next weekend, but I guess I kind of did do some of it, so I'll share.

Try something new: Um. Well, does watching a birth count as trying something new? I feel like it should.

Make someone smile: I made Abe smile by my incessant treat giving. Smoothies, beef jerky, I'm your girl.

Do something for myself: I had a couple of great workouts in my parents' gym on my own, and it felt so good to lift heavy with just my music and me. I love Crossfit most of all, but one of the things I miss about my old workouts is getting lost in the music on my headphones. It was nice to revisit that place.

So that's my half-assed attempt and NOT what I had in mind for the project's first week. Forgive me? I'm looking forward to taking it more seriously this upcoming weekend and taking my camera out for a spin, somewhere else other than a hospital. But on a related note, the hospital my sister delivered in was so nice- it was more like a hotel than a hospital. Insane.

I hope all of you have had a great start to your week. Tomorrow I am hoping to take Henry's 2/52 portrait- loving this challenge. Have any of you signed on? Don't forget you can visit Jodi's blog and follow along too...she's the originator of this great idea!



  1. Yep I'm loving the 52 project!

    Ps. She is adorable

    Bettina @

  2. She's GORGEOUS! Congrats, auntie :)

    xo Ashley

  3. Beautiful girl. Oh, newborns! They are just so darn cute!


  4. Congratulations to your sister! x

  5. Congratulations to your sister and to you on being the best aunt ever, haha! Lucy looks amazing, her hair <3<3 aaaw.

  6. Congratulations to Lauren and to you on becoming an aunty! What a wonderful time for your family. Of course, she is just precious. And that bow! So cute!!

    Katie xx

  7. She's precious!! Congratulations on becoming an aunty!!! So happy H is going to have a sweet little cousin to play with :)

  8. WOOOT!!! My daughter and husband are Costa Rican! THE MOST BEAUTIFUL skin in the world. NOT even kidding. Congrats!

  9. congratulations to your sister & the whole family!!

    she's beautiful.

  10. She is beautiful, congrats.
    I was with my cousin when she gave birth and it was pretty much the coolest thing I have ever seen.

  11. That DEFINITELY counts as trying something new. What an amazing experience! Congratulations again. x

  12. amazing, congratulations on your new addition to the family! she is so gorgeous.

  13. Wow that is amazing, and what a cutie! I'm not a mother (yet) but I am an aunt to 3 little angels and it is really the best job, so enjoy every minute of it :)

    Strive to Thrive,

  14. Congrats to you, Lauren, and her family! Lucy is a beauty!!!

  15. Such a miracle!!! She's very very beautiful.

  16. omg Lucy is so beautiful! congrats to your family!

    xx, kara

  17. Breath-takingly beautiful! And who cares if you didn't give it your 100% this week? I think any progress, no matter how small, is progress none the less.

    Amanda Rose

  18. Congrats Aunt Danielle! And congrats to your sister & her mister! Lucy is so incredibly beautiful. She is perfect!

    I think that is awesome that you got to be there for her birth. What a wonderful moment.

    Have a wonderful rest of your week. I'm sure it will be grand :)

  19. She is so precious! Do you think your sister would ever be interested in sharing her birth story?