Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Collective Blog Hop Monday: I'm Co-Hosting!!

Welcome to the weekly blog hop party, THE Collective.
This is a link up for bloggers who want to gain followers and meet awesome people.
Not sure if this is the blog hop for you? Listen to what other bloggers have to say...

"Just to let you know, your blog hop is the best I've participated in for gaining new friends!!! I couldn't believe the results!! Thank you!"
- Danavee, This Vintage Grove

"I'm dropping by to let you know that I love being a part of your blog hop! 
 I have been meeting really nice bloggers.  Bloggers who are actually friendly and want to connect! 
I'm putting the blog hop button on my side bar, like, permanently!  Everyone should know about it. Just thought I'd share with you. Thank you."
-Vickie, Oh Abby Day

"Hi BreAnna, just want to say that your blog is beautiful, creative, and fun. The GFC collective is one of my favorite parts of the blogging week. Love meeting new friends and fellow bloggers. We just started our blog and were amazed at how helpful the GFC collective is! Keep up the amazing work."
-Alea and Rachael, Sparkle Your Life

"This GFC Collective Hop is seriously one of the best link ups out there! Through this hop I have found so many great blogs & friends that I wouldn't have otherwise found! Thank you so much for hosting such a fun link up! Please take the time to link up & join along! You won't be sorry that you did!"
-Amy @ Keepin' Up With the Smith's

"I'm so excited I found your blog and this wonderful link up! I have met so many new people and found so many wonderful blogs this way. This is a great idea and I'm glad to be a part of it!"

and my lovely co-hosts for the week

Interested in co-hosting? Send an email to peacoatsnplaid(at)gmail(dot)com to get on the list.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My Baby is 5!

Oh man, when did this happen? How could this already be? It all just went by WAY too fast!
As usual making those lovely face, my daughter K.
 To think back at 6pm, one year ago, her little cry would forever change my world. My first daughter was born! After 9 months of planning and preparing, and although four days early, she was finally with us. Well with me and my friend/co-worker. She stepped in as my birth coach while my husband was deployed in Iraq. He luckily called just in time to hear our brand new baby's first cry, back then all we had were satellite phones.

I will also never forget my friend screaming at the top of her lungs and jumping up and down with my leg in her hand, "I see the HEAD!!!". Needless to say my nurses never forgot her.

Now fast forward 5 years later...and when I say fast forward, I mean it feels like someone took all that time in between and sped everything up to where we are now. In a few weeks she'll be starting Kindergarten. She already is picking out her own outfits and giving herself a shower (apparently baths aren't much her thing anymore). She also gets very opinionated when it comes to what she wants to eat or do. Definitely not a baby anymore.

She even chose where and what we did for her 5th birthday, which was visit  local water park near grandma and grandpa's.

 Ambushing her cousin with her boyfriend.

 My youngest daughter P, passed out only after an hour at the water park, LOL...

 Well kiddo, no matter what, your still going to be my chubby cheeked little babe that I once oo'd and ahh'd over being a brand new Mommy. Probably even when your 17 and do all the things that I did to drive my parents Mom always warned me grandkids were a parents ultimate revenge.

Happy Birthday love bug!