We totally skipped winter here in San Diego which feels really strange. It went from cool temps(not freezing) straight to hot again, we had the AC on yesterday *eye roll*. But alas, here’s another mini style series. I realized these are just for clothes I usually pick out for girls but would you like to see some picks for boys as well? I can totally do that if you want me to. For the most part I tend to dress Emma in a lot of neutrals/blues so half the time she gets called a boy anyways. Side note: I’m obsessed with Zara.

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Also, I realized for almost a year now I’ve been talking about the new website launching. The hold up was that it was taking me forever to gather all of my new work and writing the copy for my site. So I finally prepped all my work(which I’m so excited to share) but I also hired a copywriter! Once the copy is all finished we’ll be ready to launch and you’ll never hear me talk about the new site launching again(well at least for a year before I decide I want to change everything again) I’ll keep you guys posted when it’s ready!

We loved celebrating Emma last weekend for her birthday here at the house. I’m so relieved our backyard is finished and that we can finally host guests back there. It makes it so much more enjoyable now that we have a nice area for everyone to hang out in and a little area for kids! I love our yard and I’m excited to show photos of it soon!

We got the cutest furniture setup by my friends over at Witty Rentals. They have the best pieces and I love everything they put together(side note, I did their branding and I’m still obsessed with it a year later!) They are seriously the sweetest and I love their style. For Emma’s party I wanted to do a tropical boho theme so we did tons of modern mid century furniture with pops of tropical leaf accents. It turned out super cute! They also brought the cutest little peacock chair for Emma to sit in which reminded me of the peacock chair we had at my baby shower here. So.effing.cute. And my friend Jane made the cutest flamingo cookies for us, they turned out so good and it just made the entire theme come together.

I can honestly say party planning is not my thing, ha. It’s so stressful! I am really happy with how everything came together though. But will probably keep it a little more low key for all future parties/children. I was so focused on Emma that day that I didn’t really get photos of anything else which is kind of a bummer! But that just means we were having a great time ;)

These two are the cutest<3

I’m so happy I stuck with taking these monthly photos of her! I’m in disbelief that Emma’s first year has come and gone! I keep looking back through all of my photos and videos of her and she’s grown up so much already. She’s walking all on her own, she can dance to her favorite song(imogen heap – the happy song), she loves bread + pasta, and sleeps 13 hours a night. She’s perfect. And I can’t believe she’s ours. I wanted to share this video Aaron made last year shortly after Emma was born. It’s a few days before I went into labor, and then a few days of her first moments. I love it and I always tear up watching it.<3

For the past two years I’ve been taking a short video everyday using the 1SE(one second everyday) app on my iPhone. I loved my compilation from last year(I posted it on my personal facebook when I was on my blogging hiatus) and this years was even sweeter because we brought Emma into the world. The video is basically clips of Emmas everyday this year but I love seeing how much she’s changed in just the last 10 months! It’s insane and it doesn’t even seem real that she’s almost ONE.

2017 was amazing for us, I feel like I say that every year but each year gets harder and harder to top. Some noteable events; having Emma(duh), introducing her to my family in May and taking Emma to Lake Tahoe, going to Napa for Sharmeens bachelorette party and leaving Emma with family for the weekend, Sharmeen getting married, going on a family trip to Hawaii and surviving the 5 hour flight, hosting Thanksgiving with all of our family in San Diego, going to Seattle for my friend Erins birthday, starting a new business venture with my friend Jane(can’t wait to share what we’re up to for 2018!), updating our backyard, slowing down with work so I could enjoy some time with Emma, visiting Reno for two weeks and being able to experience Emma’s first Christmas and New Years with my family. This year was incredible and I’m so excited to see what 2018 has in store for us!