Well today I’m popping in with your first photo overload post of 2016! As a blogger, I take a million pictures and only a fraction ever seem to make it on PBF. These photo overload posts give me a chance to share some of these forgotten pictures with you guys. I try my best to select photos that make me laugh or smile and hopefully they will do the same for you.
Have a great Thursday, my friends!
Photo Overload: Part Three
- Chase’s First Beach Experience
That face!!! At the end of December, Chase had his first beach experience when we were in Jacksonville. We had high hopes for our outdoorsy little dude, but he was not having it! He cried and screamed and our time at the beach lasted a whopping 15 minutes. I still managed to snap a few photos and cannot help but think his tiny little frown on the surfboard in the above picture is way too adorable. And those swim trunks!? I swear he looks like he’s 5 months going on 5 years old.
- Four Ingredient Blondies
I often check the Blue Apron website for recipes to use for dinner inspiration. A while ago, I stumbled upon a Blue Apron dessert recipe that immediately caught my eye: 5 Ingredient Brownies. Yes please! I revamped the recipe a bit to make four-ingredient blondies with brown sugar, butter, eggs and flour and they were SO good. I never got around to sharing them on the blog, but they were gooey and buttery and absolutely fantastic when served warm with creamy vanilla ice cream. I didn’t measure everything out exactly but I think I combined approximately 1/2 cup of flour (maybe a tiny bit more), 1 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup salted butter and two eggs before baking everything in an 8×8 dish at 350 for 35(ish) minutes. The blondies were super gooey in the best kind of way. If you’re looking for a delicious treat to enjoy a la mode, I highly recommend them!
- Chase + Sadie = BFFs
I snapped this picture of Chase and Sadie in Jacksonville over the holidays and love it! For some reason the angle makes it look like Chase reached out to snap a selfie of himself with his doggie BFF. Two peas in a pod!
- Sleepy Sadie on Christmas
The love Sadie has for Ryan truly melts my heart. She absolutely adores him (I’ve thrown in the towel when it comes to trying to be her favorite) and this picture of the two of them on Christmas makes me smile. Ross snapped it when we were hanging out in the living room after all of the presents were opened. It was taken during the quiet calm that follows the excitement of Christmas morning and Sadie looks so peaceful and content as she rests her head on Ryan’s leg. (<— I have a feeling this is part of her strategy for knowing the moment Ryan gets up to go anywhere just in case she happens to fall asleep.)
- Baby Selfie
This picture of Chase cracks me up! You know when you accidentally flip your phone’s camera on yourself and you look like a you have a billion chins? I feel like this picture of Chase is what he’d look like if he accidentally flipped my phone’s camera on himself. When I took this pic, I immediately texted it to Ryan and we both thought it was hilarious!
- First Post-Baby Pedicure
When my in-laws came in town in December, my mother-in-law sent me off to get a pedicure while she watched Chase one morning and it was such a treat. It was my first post-baby pedicure and up until then the most attention I gave to my toes was occasionally trimming my nails and painting over whatever coat of pink nail polish was already on them. My toes looked pretty horrific so this sweet gift from Diane was more than appreciated! If there’s a new mom in your life that you’d love to do something nice for, I highly recommend offering to watch their little one and sending them off for a pedicure or manicure. It felt like such an indulgent treat! (Oh and I know this picture is probably killing my dad. No, Dad, I don’t need new jeans. They’re supposed to be like that.)
- 2015 Best Nine
If you are active on Instagram, I’m sure you saw a billion “Best Nine” of 2015 collages popping up in your feed when 2016 rolled around. I never actually shared mine on Instagram, but I was curious about my top nine most liked images and here they are in all their glory! Baby news and baby pictures clearly dominated my year! I also love that Mimi’s reaction to our baby news was a favorite. Love! (FYI, if you have an Instagram account, you can get your Best Nine collage at 2015BestNine.com.)