Oh man what a crazy, busy month July was. When we moved into our home we immediately began renovations. The bones of the house were great, but it was very outdated, so updating and making it our own happened right away. We gave ourselves the deadline of Lucia's birthday, July 26, to have most of the work completed. It was ambitious and a little insane....the last month was crazy. Days before we had a party for 60 planned we were tiling the kitchen floor and the day before we were moving in a new refrigerator. I will write another blog soon with some updated pictures of the house to show you all our progress—it was bonkers. We literally worked on the house almost every day for five months. I get extremely tired again just thinking about it. Josh told everyone he had two jobs. A certified financial planner who moonlights as a contractor. I slaved the poor guy...anyway ....on to more important things!!
Our sweet girl turned one! What an amazing year it has been with my buddy. The beginning was hard. We were living in Albany—we didn’t really know anyone—we were far from family—and we had absolutely no clue what we were doing. Once we moved to Jersey though, and Lucia got a bit older, it started to get much easier and a lot more fun.
Lucia is so great. She is sassy, wild, loud, beautiful, so friendly and a ball of energy. She dances to literally any song or beat she hears, she sings with me, and she smiles and waves at EVERYONE she sees when we go out—I am not exaggerating either. The kid has never met a stranger. When we are in the stores I will be pushing her in the stroller and I will see people waving to her and smiling and I am like what the heck is going on in there??…I take a peek and she is hamming it up all over the place. She’s a joy. She really fits her name “brilliant light” ...that is what this kid is—a joy and a light. So for her first birthday we wanted to do it up big! We invited about 80 of our friends and family and had a great turn out of about 50 adults and 10 kids. I was praying for a month for good weather and we got it. Sunny and 80's--perfect! We had tons of food, games for kids, an over-priced cake and some really awesome people to celebrate with. Below are some of the pictures from the day! We did have a photographer come out because taking photos and running the party would have just been too much for me...and it was totally worth it.
Thank you to everyone who came out or sent gifts! You made this little girl’s day so special for us and her! We love you Lucia Marie!
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.