Stolen Carseats & Baby Blessings

This past Friday, Peyton turned the big 6-weeks! As Excited I was for her reaching yet another milestone, the 6 week mark isn't my most favorite because it comes with a certain appointment that I absolutely HATE! You see, I ENDURE the evasion of privacy throughout the pregnancy because I know I'm getting a prize at the end.. at the 6 week check up, there is no prize. You just feel violated.

Brandon had been out of town all week on business, and was coming home that evening, and not a moment too soon! I called him afterwards, emotional, and asked him when he'd be home. "Another hour".. :( So, I opted to go to Target with the kids to pass the time more quickly and keep me from having my 6 week cry. FINALLY, it was time to load everyone up and go home to get a much needed hug from Brandon.

The kids started shuffling into the car, and Bailey yells, "Mom! Our seat belts!" What?! Sure enough, I looked into the car and both Bailey and Hunter's booster seats were gone! ..first things first, I SWEAR I locked the car! And second, whoever swiped them must not have kids, because they would have known that Landon's Alpha Omega Elite costs at least 4 times as much as Bailey and Hunter's booster chairs! Maybe they are going to sell them on craigslist.. how desperate is this world getting? Oh man.. Brandon's going to kill me! How could I have forgotten to lock the... and that's when I saw them: 2 dozen of the most stunning roses I've ever seen, right smack on my front seat! It was pouring rain outside, and in my rush to get everyone in the car, I didn't notice my adorable hubby hiding in his car, parked right behind mine.
I never had my 6 week cry. Rather, we called a sitter and had a FANTASTIC date at an awesome Mexican restaurant! And even though they were fresh out of Chile Relleno's, it was the most perfect evening one could have asked for. :) I have the best husband ever.
TODAY, that wonderful husband blessed Peyton in church. It was a beautiful blessing, for a beautiful daughter! One of those "mommy payday" days.. complete with a home made photo shoot afterwards (the morning session, trying to get a family shot, was a bit crazy)!


  1. What a nice surprise! And those pics of Peyton!!! Wowza!

  2. she's beautiful Erin! and what a sweet husband!

  3. I remember a great and I know he might not want me to say it but nonetheless a sweet young man (Brandon) who was a great and thoughtful friend to our son, Scott!! Sounds like he is the same! Please give him a big hug for us! What great memories we have of the Hooley family! You guys have a beautiful family! I just happened to look at your blog from Christine's blog. Jeanie Larsen

  4. Cute Babe!!! Life is lookin good on you guys. Glad your fam is healthy and happy.