Friday, September 28, 2012

Ellie's New Toy

My little Ellie girl LOVES to kick. She kicks all the time. Especially when she is excited. While watching her this morning, I remembered that we had a toy that would be perfect for that in the closet. I hadn't gotten it out yet cause I assumed she was still too little for it. Boy, was I wrong. 

This is her, about 30 seconds after I first put her on it. That stomping foot is cracking me up :)

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Excuse my mommy freak out. This was probably the first time I've really seen her "play" and it was so fun to watch her have fun :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Red Carpet Recap: Emmy's 2012

Since 2008, I've been recapping the Red Carpet at all the major award shows. I think the last one I did was the Oscar's back in February, so I am SO very glad to be back and writing about one of my very most favorite award shows: THE EMMY AWARDS. 

Why is it one of my favorites? Well, probably because the Emmy awards are all about television and let's just say that my television and I spend a whole lot of quality time together. And let's just say that I AM SO GLAD THE FALL SEASON HAS STARTED AGAIN. I have missed my shows. 

Hello, my name is Jen, and I'm a TV addict. And the DVR is the best invention in the whole wide world. 

So, let's get to it, shall we?

Amy Poehler is one of my favorite people ever. I want to hang out with her. 
 Every year she and her husband Will Arnett have been a part of my red carpet recap and now they are separated and I'm very depressed about that. 

Vada Sultenfuss from "My Girl" was at the Emmy's for some reason. 

Look at Vada all grown up and not wearing her mood ring from Thomas Jay. 

Ashley Judd is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She brought her hair with her to the red carpet. 

Here's Ashley, her husband Dario, and her hair. 

Christina Hendricks always has a challenge when she dresses for the red carpet. 
 Make that TWO challenges. I feel for you girl, I really do. Nice color! I would've liked to have seen it with some color-popping jewelry and I'm not sure about the belt.....

Claire Danes in bright yellow! I thought this was kind of weird for a pregnant belly... 

If I was pregnant and wearing that dress, the seam going across my belly would've driven me crazy!

Connie Britton in a gorgeous dress!
 I wasn't in love with her hair style. But I'm super excited about her new show Nashville!


I don't know who this is but the drapery is confusing me.

I also don't know who this is but this looks like a costume. A fancy, black mosquito netting costume. 

Gorgeous girl. No idea who she is. She needs to zip up her top PRONTO. Otherwise, AWESOME dress. Gorgeous color!

I REALLY like the skirt of this dress....

Ginnifer Goodwin .... I have mixed feelings here.
 You are adorable but I need you to smile and I need the dress to not be a mullet.

GIULIANA!! She looks GORGEOUS. 
 I'm so happy for her and Bill I can't stand it. Yay for their new little baby boy, Duke! I think she looks amazing.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color. Love. 

This is a contender for best dressed, I believe.

What a cool dress! Architecturally it is really interesting and the detail you saw up close was really impressive. 

She's a pretty, pretty girl. So pretty that sometimes I need her to stop it. 

Heidi Klum. I have some things to say. 
 1. That dress is a pretty color
2. I like your earrings
3. One slit? Flirty. Two slits? Dangerously close to seeing your panties. 

BEST COLOR OF THE NIGHT.

I think January Jones is gorgeous... but the past few red carpet events I feel like she is trying too hard.
THAT ONE LOOSE HAIR IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. 

Julianna Marguilies wins for most floral fabric. 

Julianna Hough was like a magical mermaid.

Julie Bowen looks amazing, even if she is dressed as a highlighter. 

Kat Dennings is trying to compete with Christina Hendricks. 

I really like this dress for her. She looks good!

Love Kelly's purple dress. Do not love her purple hair. 

Kerry Washington is one of the most stunning women in Hollywood. That being said, this ensemble underwhelmed me. 

You are nominated for 4 Emmy's. Would it kill you to smile?!

Leslie Mann. Loved, loved LOVED this ensemble complete with the pops of turquoise. Absolutely adorable. 

Lucy Liu was covered with thousands of little tiny mirrors. 

If I were to be on the red carpet, I think I would wear something like this. JEWEL TONES FOR THE WIN. 

PANTSUIT. WHAT THE JUNK.

I have no idea who these people are but this girl is ridiculously pretty. 

I think this was my favorite dress of the night. Especially up close. My word. SO. PRETTY. 

I like her hair this color AND I love this dress. 

Seth Meyers is my husband's twin. 

 Looks like he found himself a lady. How cute are they?!


We have another mermaid! A Colombian mermaid. 

Hands down, my favorite dress Tina Fey has ever worn. And she looks so skinny!

Mrs. Urban has lovely earrings. 

Look! It's Alec Baldwin and his beautiful bride. Mrs. Baldwin, your dress is gorgeous. Oh, and HE'S TOO OLD FOR YOU. 

Kristin Wiig looks pretty but I feel like her dress is a little too beachy. 

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?

AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ORANGE SHOES?!

Okay. I think Zooey Deschanel is total preciousness. However, sometimes when she shows up to the Red Carpet, she is looking more quirky and trendy than elegant and well-dressed. That being, said....

HOMEGIRL NAILED IT. 
She looks cute and classy and full of personality and I think she'll be on the best dressed list for SURE.

Well, folks... that's all I've got! Thoughts? Opinions? Do you disagree with any of my critiques? Do share your take :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shoppy Shoppy

So I'm trying to make myself shrink.

By the end of my pregnancy I had gained about 30lbs and I am trying to get rid of that business and FAST. I lost a lot as soon as Ellie was born and then I quickly plateaued.

Unfortunately, in the meantime I'm in a weird spot with regards to clothing. I'm too small for my maternity clothes (and also, they look like maternity clothes) but I'm way too big for my pre-pregnancy clothes. And also, I am kinda tired of my pre-pregnancy clothes too. They aren't so flattering.

So, for my birthday (I turned 28 in August) Grant gave me a Visa gift card to use to buy some new clothes. Old Navy has become a very dear friend to me with their stylish clothes and excellent prices.

I've bought a few pairs of pants, some tops, a few jackets for the Fall.... and I'm already feeling a little better about myself :)

Plus, look at these cute shoes I found at Famous Footwear:


To get the remaining weight off, I've started Weight Watchers. They sold me with the whole "you can still eat whatever you want" business, however that is a very good trick as the things I want to eat are about 26 points. And I only get 26 points a day so you do the math.

I'm feeling pretty hungry and I've lost two pounds so I'm not entirely convinced yet but I'm going to stick with it. I'm not going to give up yet but boy do I feel like having a big bowl of fettucine alfredo.

I'll keep you updated on my progress! And remember, Sunday is the EMMY's so be sure to check Sunday evening or Monday for the Annual Red Carpet Recap!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And Now I'll Just Post an Insane Amount of Pictures

I'm trying to play catch-up around here on the blog. So I'm about to post a LOT of pictures. My apologies ahead of time :) 

Here's just a few of the multitude of photos that we've taken!

This was Ellie at 1 month :)


She is my favorite errand buddy. This is her at 9 weeks.

Ellie and her daddy were both really fired up about the Aggie's first SEC game.

At first she REALLY didn't like bathtime... but now she does :)

Chubs.

Ellie was about a week old when she had her first cousin photo taken :)
Ellie got to participate in one day of the annual Cousin Camp! The rest of the cousins did big kid stuff in Galveston. She'll get to do more next year :)


Headed to a baby shower with mom!

She REALLY loves her daddy

He's the best

At first she only smiled in her sleep... but now we get big ones ALL the time.

She melts me.

Lips.

This was before our first big lunch date.

My peeps were all tuckered out.

Heehee.

Needless to say, she's pretty stinkin' cute. 

And here's a little photo shoot I did on her 8 week birthday. I was cracking up. She's such a ham!










So that's our girl. 

Also, if you want to see pics of the actual birthday and labor and all that jazz (not the actual labor. There isn't any of her exiting me or anything like that) go see my friend Sarah's blog for some GORGEOUS pictures. Click Here.

Thanks for stopping by :)