My thirties is instantly better than my twenties bc @jonrjordan and I get to watch this sweet bright eyed kid grow up. Praying The Lord will equip me to disciple, love and serve her well despite my insecurities, weaknesses and fears. #glorybetoGod #zoëly
I'm a strong Type B personality, but one area that I can be kind of OCD in is planning a party that will hopefully love on those who attend. Included here is a printed schedule of the logistics (HUGEEEE thanks to @stefaniemiles who made the night into a beautiful reality!), intro cards, a 90s pop culture quiz (think Spice Girls, Friends, & Space Jam) and lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody for a group sing along. More pics to come!
For the party, I wanted to create an alternative idea to a traditional name tag with the purpose of hopefully making guests feel thought of and loved. I designed these intro cards (rounded corners courtesy of @lauren_chism!) and hand lettered each guests name, how we originally met, and one of my fave things about them. #viv30
When you do work for clients, it's hard to make the effort to do pieces for yourself. Yesterday, I thought it was time to make a couple of boards not only for myself, but little signs to greet my friends who lovingly came to celebrate my 30th. #viv30 #chalkviv
Somebody's excited about their three doughnut tower birthday cake. In true Jordan style, she held a doughnut in each hand while taking alternating bites. #classiczoë #shesreallyours photo by #lemonsandtea
Celebrated our nugget's 1st bday a week ago. A torrential downpour began 10 minutes before the party started and the electricity went out for an hour, but everyone who made it had a great attitude with no A/C in our little house. It was wonderful. A big thx to @crookedstovetop for bringing her floral magic to the table & @bethanyhaus for her baked awesomeness
I wasn't a baby person before I met Zoe. I was terrified of becoming a mom for a million reasons. It's amazing how quickly those fears were dashed once she arrived. When I was pregnant, @jonrjordan and I didn't find out the gender of our sweet baby. We nicknamed her #eclecticbean and we were told by 90% of friends, family, co-workers and strangers that we were having a boy based on the shape of my bump. And then it happened, a year ago today a baby was born and Jon got to make the fantastic announcement "It's our Zoë Ly!!!!!!!!" We cried tears of overwhelming joy and praised God for the daughter he placed in our life. I was in love the second I met her and since her birth she just.keeps.getting.better. #zoëly
This kid is a ONE YEAR OLD! She loves tickles, our dog Hoosier, laying on our shoulder, making fart noises on your skin (I wish I was joking), clapping and eating everything from garlic cauliflower to paper. She loves staying up past her bedtime to partayyy with people and we are working towards making her the snuggliest baby ever everyday. Happy birthday to our absolute favorite Zozö!
Late 11 months. She turns a year old in a week. Ahhh! At 11 mos, she loves eating tomato and basil (especially from @jonrjordan's garden), she knows how to give "kisses," has 8 teeth, had her first kiss from Davis Harper, and tolerates a good amount of NPR in the car. At the rate I'm posting pics, you'll probably see her 1 year photos in 2020. #zoëly
A super late 10 month photo. This kiddo (at 10 mos in June!) is on the move, standing up in her crib and disconnecting the monitor cord, turning book pages and giving mama and papa "kisses." It literally gets better everyday. #zoëly