Friday, December 23, 2011

As he grows-Four Months

Four Months Old
Merry Christmas
Weight:12.4 lbs
Length:25 inches
Diaper Size:1
Drinks: 4.5 - 5oz at each feeding
Wearing: 0-3month but not for much longer. All Christmas gifts were 3-6 months.

Ryan is truly starting to show his personality. He is a very happy baby even when he wakes in the morning. He laughs and giggles all the time. Mommy loves to hear him laugh out loud at her funny faces. Oh and Ryan can talk... He loves to gurgle and babble ... And he has even started to fuss when he is hungry ( not really tears - just loud grunts) it sort of looks like a temper tantrum, but at 4 months... It can't be! Mommy is not having that. Ryan is very alert and attentive. He likes to be carried around to different parts of the house and he looves when people talk to him. He had a great time with family on Christmas Day, but Mommy was really sick! He got lots of toys and clothes for his first Christmas. It's time for a toy chest.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Week Before Christmas

I love the Christmas holidays ... and these days have been busier than ever. Adjusting to being a mommy, and still trying to maintain some "me time" And all the other things that go along with being a wife, mom, and working and taking care of a household... lets just say that its very different these days. But Im adjusting. And Ron is very helpful and supportive.  Thats important.  I Thank God for him everyday!

Here is my partial week in review :
top-FashionBug; jacket-??; jeans-AshleyStewart; shoes-NineWest Outlet

 tank, sweater, denim skirt-Lane Bryant; tights-we love colors; shoes-Nine West
This is the same outfit that I wore to take our holiday photos. I still havent gotten around to wrapping all the gifts, but I did atleast decorate the tree. I was happy with it.

Vacation starts today - I am off from work until after the new year.  I still have a lot of errands to run, and things to do while Im off, but Ill try to add in some rest and relaxation too.. maybe. Another good thing, I'll get to spend the whole week cuddling with Ryan - daycare is closed.

Have a blessed Holiday! and Merry Christams - from The Hall Family.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Baby Christening

Ryan had his Christening today. It was a beautiful ceremony and my mother (who is the minister of the church) gave an awesome sermon for the occassion.  "These children are not your own, they are all God's children ... " wonderful words.

 after the ceremony, the families joined together for some lunch.
pictured above - Me, My grandmother (Mary Jones), My mother (Bernette Jones), Ron's mother holding Ryan (Claudette Chambers), and Ron's grandmother (Grace Ridgeley)

Ryan with his parents and his new GodParents (Auntie Nikki and Uncle G - and God sister, Taylor ... his God brother, Lil G didnt come to lunch)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

whats back there?

Do you see anything new in the background.. yup, its that time of year.  And this year, we got our first artificial tree.  Hubby picked it out yesterday and had it up and sparkling when I got home from work.. such a sweetie :) I'll add all the trimmings tonight.  Since Im having company this weekend.  I think my sorority sister may come, but the Book Club is coming over for warm wine and soup. I guiess I need to get a desert. Id like to have a carrot cake.  Surely they can bring whatever else they would like to have.  I'll post pics later - if they let me.

skirt-LaneBryant; shirt-JC Penney; shoes-Nine West Outlet

And I cant wait to share pics of pur babies Christening this weekend. Im so excited for you to see our family portraits and Ryan's Christening pics.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

bad hair day

It was raining this morning when I left out, so I kept my hair wrapped up.  I need to save this hair do until the weekend atleast.  Ryan is being christened this weekend, so I need a nice hair do.
top-Lane Bryant; jeans-JC Penney
I really need to post the pics of my new shoes.. Im so happy with my purchases. I have on a pair today, but its hard to see.  I need to put some batteries in my flash, so my pics will be bright again... soon - I will get around to that.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

You cant really see the cute detail in this skirt but it was also worn here at Lisa's 40th Birthday Party.  I decided to pull it out the closet today. Its not really a "work" skirt, but I figured I would try something new.. and step out of my "mommy uniform" for the day - well, I do still have on a cardi, lol
cardi-LaneBryant; skirt-Avenue (shortened); booties-JC Penney found here.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

babies and more babies

i went to a baby shower today for my friend Teresa.  i wish I had taken a photo of her, cuz she looked really nice. for her gift, i made her a bag of all the things you need but seldom get as gifts.
sweater-LB; jeans-Ashley;boots-nine west outlet
I didnt mention some of the items that I bought yesterday while shopping with the BFFs. But I got some of the best shoes "for me" ever!!! i was sooo happy. I'll post pics of the shoes later..

Friday, December 2, 2011

on our way ...

i had a great day off today, spending time with my BFFs and doing a little holiday shopping.  We had plans to go to DC but we stopped at the outlet mall and we never got to DC. Maybe another day :)
long open cardi-Lane Bryant; jeans-Ashley Stewart; long sleeve tee-Walmart; clogs-JCPenney; necklace-Burlington
 we didnt take the baby on this trip, but he sure was a cute accessory for the photos :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Today I have the "blues"

Nope, not the "baby blues" although I did have a mild case of that after I gave birth to Ryan.  It was a tough time, but since those days are past me.. (and I have new challenges ahead) we wont even go back there. 

Today, Im wearing my "blues" I got this shirt at the LB Outlet and when I saw it I loved it.  I bought the same shirt in brown too. I have a bad habit with that .. If I like it, I buy it in all colors.  My sister always reminds me, that habit is compulsive and I need to stop and choose one.. but its sooo difficult becasue I am so indecisive.  You should hear the stories about purchasing and finding my wedding dress.  I'll have to do a post on that one day.

But for today, Im all in blue :) and happy about it.
The only indecision I had today was do I wear the shirt tucked in or pulled out?
skirt-Lane Bryant; shirt-LB Outlet
after seeing the pics, I decided to wear the shirt tucked when I got to work.

Have a great day everyone. 

Im so excited about tomorrow. I get to spend some fun times with my BFFs. Ill try to post a pic of us, but Im not sure if they will let me.  I'll tell them to wear their favorite casual outfit tomorrow for pics :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yesterday and Today : Green Machine

Yesterday: Work Flow - I wore this khaki green dress (I know it looks grey, the camera flash wasnt working properly) that I got from JC Penney. I was happy to not be in my "mommy uniform"
 TODAY: I loved this color combination. It screams fall.  I had never really been a fan of wearing black and brown together, but I think this really works.  The green pulls it all together. You cant really see the detail in my sweater, but it has the cutest rosettes across the top. A cute detail.
skirt-LB; shirt-JCPenney; cardi-Nordstrom; boots-Avenue

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mommy Uniform

I have officially dubbed this my "Mommy Uniform" - a cardi, printed tshirt and jeans.  Its just so easy.  And since I have to spend almost half of my day pumping milk - I need something that is also accessible. I could wear a shirt that buttons but then I would have to iron the shirt... there's not really much time for that in the morning... especially if (when) I oversleep. 

What have you Moms been wearing?
TODAY : I still have a busy evening tonight.  I have a photoshoot with my cousin and her family to take their holiday photos.  I surely post a preview for ya! so, Its another late night for the Hall Family.
tshirt-OldNavy; cardi-FashionBug; jeans-JCPenney; earrings-AshleyStewart; necklace-Tiffany's
TUESDAY : Yup, I switched up my "uniform" with a skirt for work, lol.  I went out to a surprise dinner with my friend and coworker. Her Hubby planned a nice evening with some of her family and friends.  It was nice.  Baby Hall stayed with my mom.  This was their first time alone (at her house) for an extended period of time.  It went really well.  Next time, we will try overnight visits with Grandma :)
cardi and skirt-LaneBryant; tank-Ashley Stewart
MONDAY : I spent the day running errands as usual.  Something is wrong with my car, so I had to take it to the dealership. And then I had to buy a few things for the house.. Nope, Im not cooking dinner, but I needed a few things for meals the rest of the week.
moto open cardi-JCPenney; tshirt-OldNavy; jeans-AshleyStewart
NIGHT : My friend and coworker, had a birthday dinner.. she also had a "surprise dinner the next day, but I didnt want to leave her hanging on her actual birthay - so I went out to grab a bite to eat with her... and a few drinks too... surely, there is no "mommy uniform" on in this pic. I felt really cute in this outfit... a little makeup would have made it pop!
shirt, jeans and coat-AshleyStewart; tank-LB; necklace-Burlington

As he grows-Three months

Yea, that hat was a little to big for his head, lol
But his new shoes fit nicely :)
Three Months Old
Happy First Thanksgiving!
Weight : 11 lbs 4 oz
Diaper Size : 1
Drinks : 4 oz at each feeding
Wearing : some NB undershirts and 0-3 month sized clothing

Ryan has found his hands. He loooves to put them in his mouth and play with his tounge. He recognizes Mommy and Daddy. But Mommy is the only one that can actually put him to sleep. He likes to laugh and talk – so if you let him, he will stay awake for a long time, even when he is really tired. And that makes him extra cranky when its time to get him to sleep.  This was the first time he wore shoes too. He got these new addidas from his Godmother - Auntie Nikki!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Relaxed Green

so I didnt have to go into work today - and therefore, im in my relaxed green cardi...
im relaxed and so is the cardi.
Tshirt-OldNavy; cardi-Avenue; skinny jeans-Ashley Stewart; clogs-Aerosole

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oops, I did it again!

Yup, I was able to post again.

I have a community meeting tonight.
So I had to wear my dress up clothes. Ignore the shoes, I'll be wearing my dress shoes ofcourse.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Im finally making a post in the same day for today's outfit.
cardi-?; tshirt-JCPenney; pants-K&G

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quick Catch Up

Ok, here are my looks from the past week:
WEDNESDAY: Last Week (11/9/11) was my first day back to work.
top-JCPenney; skirt-LaneBryant
 THURSDAY: was still another busy day at work.. thats how it is for first days back.
tank, cardi and pants-LaneBryant
 FRIDAY: I got a day off to regroup.
Happy Veteran's Day to all our military and vets.
shirt-Avenue; jeans-AshleyStewart; vest-LaneBryant

November 12, 2011 - Happy Founder's Day to my Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 
Eighty-Nine Years looks Gooood on YOU!!
top-OldNavy; pants-JCPenney; shoes-Macys

The Hall Family had a busy day. We went to visit our new little cousin, and then we went to a birthday party for Cousin Nikki's son Lil G! It was fun times - but a loooong day!

 MONDAY: Errands, Cooking, Cleaning, Laundry and sleeping ( zzzzzzzz )
long sleeve tshirt-OldNavy; short cardi-Torrid; jeans-Ashley Stewart; shoes-Nordstrom
  TUESDAY: TODAY - Back to work again!
tank-old; cardi and skirt-LaneBryant

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy 3rd Anniversary

On this day three years ago I married the best man in the world for me! He is the best thing that ever happened to my life and I appreciate him everyday. I love me some him!

We had brunch this morning - then ran a few errands, and then dinner.
Aunt Yolanda watched the baby for us.

Brunch and Errands:
 tshirt-OldNavy; sweater and skinny jeans-AshleyStewart; shoes-Marshall's

Anniversary Dinner Date Night:
 dress and jacket - Ashley Stewart

Auntie Londa was the perfect babysitter for the evening!