Fancy Photos

Little Miss JR had a fancy newborn photo shoot with Jamie from View La La Photography a few weeks ago.  If you are in the DFW area and are in need of a photographer, Jamie is your girl!  She did a fantastic job photographing Juliet and I almost cry every time I look at these photos (stupid hormones!).

Here’s a little preview:











Ok, that was a BIG preview, but I couldn’t just choose a few. I mean, seriously, look at how cute these pictures are! Now comes the hard part of choosing which ones to print, frame, and hang around the house. I don’t have room for all of them. I may have to rotate on a weekly or monthly basis.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble on about JR!
Enjoy your day,


Family visits JR

Sorry for the lack of posts recently…we’ve been very busy around here.  The last two weekends, we’ve had family in town visiting and meeting JR for the first time.

We had a great time with my parents and K’s parents, and so did JR.  She loved being spoiled with cuddles from both sets of grandparents.  We are now recuperating and trying to get back into the swing of things before our next set of visitors come in 2 weeks (yay!).

Papa is comfy!

Grandma & Papa G

Cuddles from Grandma M

Enjoy your day,

She’s here!!

She’s finally here!


Welcome to the world, Juliet Renee Mullan!
Born 6.10.13 at 5:53pm, 8lbs 6oz, 20″ long.

We are so in love with her! {d&k} are so happy to expand our little family!

I’ll post more about her soon. Until then, here are some photos to hold you over. Enjoy!





Enjoy your day,

And we wait…

I hate waiting.  I’m super impatient.  DW passed this trait down to me.   Thanks, dad.

What are we waiting for?!

Oh, just a little something special.  You know, Mini Mullan.

We are just sitting here, waiting.  Everything is done.  We are ready.  But, we still must wait.

We are very ready for her now.  I would love, love, love for her to make her appearance this weekend.  Come on, Mini!

What are the odds of her arriving early?  I probably have better odds of her arriving late.  But, I don’t want that.  I want her now.  NOW.

And, we’ve been trying to hurry her along.  Yes, that’s right.  We are trying all those old wives tales to help evict her.  Last night alone, I ate super spicy food, had pineapple, and went on a mile and a half walk (yes, I understand that’s not very far, but when you are carrying around a watermelon, plus a few extra pounds, it feels like it’s 10 miles).  We’ll see if any of these tales actually work.

And, we have nothing going on this weekend.  Nothing.  This would be the perfect weekend for her to come into the world.  Did you hear that, Mini?  This weekend is perfect!

But, for now, we wait.

Did I mention I hate waiting?  Ugh.  Wish us luck!


Enjoy your day,


Cuteness Overload

Are you ready for this?  I’m not sure you are.  Prepare yourself for cuteness overload….
Yes, those are tiny baby flip-flops. Are you kidding me?!?! Damn you Old Navy and your cute baby shoes!

Look at those adorable preppy onesies and those cute little canvas shoes! Damn you Ralph Lauren for having such stinkin’ cute baby clothes! (These were a gift from our shower – how sweet!!)

IMG_2591 Little baby mittencuffs! Ok, I really just like saying that name. Mittencuffs. Some people say scratch mitts, whatevs. How can you not like the word mittencuffs better?! Anyways, look at how cute it is. This little guy went missing for a few days. I can see why…he’s so tiny! I ended up finding him in the dog bed by the washer. I’m not sure if it fell out and landed in a dog bed, or if a dog really wanted to keep his little paws warm.

Thanks Aunt Sara for these adorable outfits & BGSU onesie! They are so cute! I cannot wait to see what Mini will look like in them!

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We like to use Sebastian as our tester. So far, he has approved and enjoyed the stroller and baby carrier. He enjoyed these socks until he had to walk around in them. So, he approves of them only when lying down. Seriously though, how cute does he look in baby socks?!


See, I told you…cuteness overload.  As if the baby flip-flops weren’t enough, I had to go and throw in my dog-cat in socks.  You’re welcome!


Enjoy your day,

Starting early

We wanted to introduce Mini Mullan to “good” music early.  You know, start her out of the right foot.  Help her start early following {d&k}s love for music.

So, how did we do this, you ask?  Simple.  We’ve been taking her to concerts for the last 9 months.  How else?!  She has to get the full effect!

We went to two shows in one week a little while ago.  We saw The Lumineers and Needtobreathe.  If you haven’t heard of either one of these bands, crawl out from your hole and check them out.  We’ve already seen Needtobreathe before, but they are an awesome band, so we knew we had to go back.  And, as for The Lumineers….they put on a fantastic show!  I can’t wait to see them again.

And, Mini loved them.  She was having a little one baby dance party all night long.  And, when the bands would finish a song, she would stop moving, only to start again when they began playing.  It was pretty funny.

So, needless to say, I think she is going to love music as much as we do.  Yay Mini!


Here are some pics from the shows.  They are not good quality since they are from my phone.  I completely forgot my camera…both times.  But, you get the idea.


We were pretty far away for The Lumineers, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time!  If you don’t know who they are, check out this video.


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We were much closer for Needtobreathe, but we didn’t have seats so we had to deal with crazy lady dancing, drunk guys stepping on my foot, and that giant random pole in the middle of the venue.  But, again, it didn’t stop us from having a great time!  And, if you don’t know who Needtobreathe are, check out this video.


I can’t wait until Mini is old enough that we can start taking her to shows with us.  We’ll have so much fun!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day,


Yay, moms!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to those who are about to be moms (like me)!  I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday.

Since I am going to be a mom in a month (holy cow, time to freak out), K was super sweet and treated me to my own Mother’s Day.  He made me breakfast – pancakes and eggs – yum!  And, he got me a few new charms for my Pandora bracelet.  I can’t tell you what two of them are because they are Mini Mullan’s initials, but he did get a little teddy bear and Mini’s birthstone, assuming she’s born in June.  This was such a sweet and thoughtful gift!  Thanks, k!

We then spent the rest of the day playing with the pups at the dog park and had a horrible time trying to get Elvis out of the water.  All he wanted to do was play fetch in the pond.  We eventually had to hide his toy and he followed us around whining.  Poor thing!  And, Uma was in rare form.  She went swimming three times!  And for her, swimming is just taking a dip in the shallow end of the pond.  We are not sure she knows how to swim.  But, she did splash around and dunk her head under water!  There must be something in that pond water that makes dogs hyper because as soon as she got out she started running and trying to get other pups to chase her.  Normally at the dog park, Uma just wanders around, peeing on things and sniffing other dogs.  She was having a blast yesterday.  And now today, she is still sleeping!

How did you spend your Mother’s Day?  No matter how you spent it, I hope it was fantastic!


Enjoy your day,




It’s May….finally!

Holy cow, it’s finally May. Remember when I said April should fly by because we were so busy? Yeah, it didn’t. It seemed to drag on and on.

Now that it’s May, I can officially say Mini Mullan will be here next month. Oh wow, next month. Who’s excited!?! ME, ME! I’m done being pregnant. I just want our baby. Now. And, it doesn’t help that I’m impatient (thanks for that trait, DW). I really have no idea how I’m going to make it another 6 weeks. Maybe May will fly by!? Haha, probably not. Everyone that has already had kids tells me the last 2 months go by so slow. Well, so far that’s true. And, it doesn’t help that we have everything done and we are just waiting. I should have taken my time on the room, the shopping for necessities, laundry, etc. At least I still have to get the zoo ready. Mainly the dog-cats. This could take awhile too. They are smart but only when they want to be. I have a feeling all of my baby pep talks have gone in one giant ear and out the other. Sebastian’s fluffy ear fur probably blocked everything I said. He’s sort of a mama’s boy and I have a feeling he will have the hardest time with Mini’s arrival. Any suggestions to get a couple of dog-cats ready for a baby?

We do have some fun things coming up in May to look forward to, including K’s birthday! Yay! I love K’s birthday…way more than my own. And, I’m on top of it this year. I’ve already purchased AND wrapped the presents, figured out dessert (for him to take to work – I’ll share pics), his cake, and of course, planned his favorite dinner, mac ‘n cheese.

Anyone else excited that it is finally May? Are you looking forward to nicer weather? I hope everyone has a fantastic May!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day,

Ninja Cat, Level: Teleportation

I’ve decided dog-cat #2 (aka, Sebastian) has a super power.  Teleportation.  He’s also a ninja.  He’s pretty talented.

He’s a very sneaky thing to begin with.  With dog-cat #1, you can hear him coming down the hall.  He walks and runs very heavy-footed.  Sort of like an elephant.  With dog-cat #2, you can barely hear him coming down the hall, unless he has something he wants to show you (like my yarn balls) and then he makes the dying sea-lion noises.

The dog-cats like to sleep with me.  Sometimes they’ll sleep at the foot of the bed, on my side, or they’ll curl up on the couch in our bedroom.  Most nights, I don’t know if they are on the bed or the couch.  I never feel them.

Lately, dog-cat #2 has been especially ninja-like.  I get up to go to the bathroom several times a night (thanks Mini Mullan!) and every time I do, dog-cat #2 has to come running into the bathroom.  I’m not sure if he’s worried he might miss something… Does he think I need help?… In any case, he has to be in there with me.

Well last night, he comes in and it was all a blur.  I didn’t see him actually come into the bathroom.  I just noticed that he was below me, laying on the ground, pawing at my foot.  Heart.attack.  I start to head back to bed and as soon as I get into bed, he’s in my spot, pawing at my arm and purring.  What?!  How did you get back here so quickly?!


There must be a portal from right in front of the toilet and another right next to my side of the bed.

Now clearly, these are very small portals…only big enough for a 17 pound cat.  That’s why I’ve never seen them.  This is the ONLY explanation.

I’m also convinced there is one in the cat room because as soon as I put food in his bowl, he’s there.  Poof.  I think he takes the one from my bedroom to his room.  Again, only explanation.

And, I’m pretty sure dog-cat #1 used it last night.  I remember seeing him sleeping on my bed right before I closed the bedroom door to lock him in there.  He’s sort of a loner and likes to be locked in rooms by himself.   Rooms, closets, same thing.  He’ll stay in there for hours and when he wants out, he throws his body against the door letting me know he’s ready.  So, last night, he had been in there for a few hours and I was just waiting for the giant {thuds} to start, when all of a sudden, he jumped up on the couch behind me.  What?!  Where did you come from?!  You were locked in the bedroom.  I swear.

I wonder how many portals there are around the house?  The dogs clearly have no idea these exist.  That would be dangerous.  Pugs popping up out of no where.  Reappearing in different rooms.  They are not sneaky, or smart, so I feel it is best they don’t know these portals exist.

Maybe that’s why the dog-cats are so chubby.  They don’t have to walk from one side of the house to the other.  They just teleport.

Like I said, this is the only explanation for this.  And no, it’s not pregnancy brain talking.  It’s definitely teleportation.


Enjoy your day,


Alien Attack

Yep, that’s right.  I’m referring to Mini Mullan as “alien” here.  You know I think she’s an alien trying to get out and my theory is becoming more clear by the week.

Last night, while {d&k} were getting ready for bed, I told k that I think Mini Mullan really is an alien and that she is slowing killing me in order to take over my body with hopes of eventual world domination (think Pinky & the Brain {What are we going to do today, Brain?  Same thing we do every day,Pinky, try to take over the world}, only in this case, it’s d & Mini Mullan).

Let me back up a bit to how we got on the topic of the said alien.  Mini Mullan has decided she is stubborn, just like {d&k}.  No one should be shocked by this.  Mini is breech.  She was head down and decided it would be fun to flip.  And, instead of flipping back, she’s made a nest and is quite content in this position.  Now, we have a few weeks before we have to start worrying about this, but until then, I am very uncomfortable.  She’s using my bladder as a swing and who knows what organs she’s pushing off of.  And, she has taken up the awesome sport of head-butting and my ribs are the grand challenge.  Based on how sore I am, I’d say she’s come in first place and plans on holding that title.

So, I told k that Mini is slowly weakening all of my organs, ribs, and anything else that gets in her way, so she can claw her way out and take over the world as the alien she is.

That’s when k decided that she’s going to come out of my belly button, 1 finger at a time until the opening is big enough for her.  Think back to the last alien-related movie you saw….doesn’t that image fit in perfectly?!  Thanks k.

K decided I would have nightmares from this visual.  I decided that HE would have nightmares for giving me that visual.  I told him that while he was sleeping, I was going to slowly lift up his shirt and stick my finger in his belly button, just like an alien was coming out.

Then came the uncontrollable laughter.  From me.  I couldn’t stop.  Apparently, I think I am the funniest person, evah.  K was only slightly amused.  But, he stopped talking about the alien coming out of my belly button.  He was pretty quiet the rest of the night.  I think I spooked him.  I wish I would have woken up in the middle of the night and really touched his belly button.  He would have either 1, not felt a thing and slept contently through it or 2, had a heart attack.   It would have been pretty funny either way.  I mean, not him having an actual heart attack, but him being that scared.  It doesn’t happen often that I get to spook him.  Maybe I’ll try it tonight {insert evil Brain laugh here}.

So, now you all have the lovely image of Mini Mullan alien coming out of my belly button and taking over the world.  Hey, it could happen.  Just know, you’ve been warned.


Enjoy your day, it could be your last if Mini has anything to do with it.