2015. More Pictures Than Words

I’m sure you’re wondering what happened in 2015? I know I’m not the most consistent with my posts, but more than a year went by and I didn’t make any posts.

I can’t tell you how many long, drawn out, explanation filled posts I’ve started and tossed out.  At this point there is no need for all of that because I can show you better than I can tell you about how 2015 played out for me.

By the end of January we found out that we were expecting!

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We spend the last weekend of February in Broken Bow, Oklahoma at a cabin with close friends and family.

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The weekend getaway to the cabin was fun and much needed. I also took my first pregnancy picture.

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In March we found out our baby was due the end of September. My husband was rooting for a boy, my daughter a girl.

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My daughter and I went on a girls trip to San Antonio with some of our cousins for Spring Break.

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By April I was showing, sleepy all day and awake all night.

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May…
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June…
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July, 30 weeks…
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By August I was huge and miserable. I couldn’t sleep, sit, stand, walk, or drive comfortably.

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I began retaining water in my ankles and lower stomach area, and at 35 weeks I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes.

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In the midst of all my third trimester pregnancy madness and sweltering Texas heat, I had professional pregnancy photos taken.

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I don’t remember much about September. It was hot, miserable and I couldn’t convince my doctor to put me on bed rest. Every week she would tell me that I needed to be up moving around to help with my labor. And every week I wanted to cry.

This picture was taken at work, the day before I went into labor.
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My water broke around 4:30 in the morning during one of my potty breaks. It wasn’t gushing, just a trickle. We got our daughter up, ready, for school and dropped off at daycare before heading to the hospital.

We got checked in and the waiting game began.
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25 hours after checking into the hospital I met my second most awesome blessing!
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October is a blur, I spent those days recovering from labor and getting acclimated to being a new mom, and now mom of two.

November was busy. I’d returned back to work and holiday cheer was all around. I attended the Dallas Margarita Ball, a holiday toy drive charity event, with friends.
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We hosted Christmas dinner at our house and enjoyed spending the day with family.

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2015 was a great year!

Flapper Girl For A Night

My husband and I went to “A Night At The Cottonclub” Harlem Renaissance party a few weeks ago. I was excited about the event because it gave me a reason to dress up and try a new makeup look paying homage to the Roaring 20s!

It didn’t take long to find an outfit. Whenever I’m looking for vintage/time period pieces, I go to Modcloth and Amazon. I ordered two complete outfits, one black and one gray. I wasn’t sure which dress I’d love until I had a chance to actually put them on. So I waited patiently and in the meantime…

I watched a number of YouTube videos, stalked Instagram posts and scoured the internet to find a look that would be perfect for me. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Josephine Baker and Bessie Smith.

I practiced in my makeup for a month and finally created a look that I was proud of.

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The most exciting thing about this look for me was gluing down my eyebrows and drawing on thin ones.

Once my dresses came in I decided to go with the Gray dress. It matched my husband’s suit better and was more flattering on me.

It took almost a full hour to do my makeup but I had a great night and hit the nail on the head with this look.

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Wig, headpiece, pearls, stole, beaded dress, pantyhose and pumps.

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The night was awesome!

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I almost snatched the wig off about 4 times. It was hot under there.

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Relieved to finally be out of the wig. I will definitely where this look again, with full brows next time though.