Kate Marie is 6 months old today. 6 months of amazing love. This journey that we are on keeps on getting better. Every day is a joy with Kate. She is the definition of a happy baby. Full of smiles, laughs, coos, chatters and sounds only a baby could make. Kate is rolling around like it's nobodies business, getting better at sitting up but not quite there, still working on her first tooth, eating fruits and veggies, soldier scoots and being a busy little one. She gets her hands on anything she can. She takes awesome naps. Loves to shop. Loves to eat. Loves to snuggle. Shes the only one who can make our heart melt in a second. A huge praise is that her blood tumor is shrinking! Yeah! It has not opened up since February and we are confident that we are past that. It is still swollen but not nearly as bad as it was. So thankful. Kate wakes up smiling and squealing with joy. I can be dead dog tired and still run to her room with so much excitement to pick her up and snuggle with her in the morning. There really is nothing better. Chris and I are madly in love with this little one and don't know how we ever lived life without her. Happy half birthday baby girl!! Now...it's time to start planning the big party!!!
When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. What you’ll need. Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water Ice Coffee creamer of your choice Heavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. Step one. Get your ingredients out. I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. Mix it real good. Time to cool it down. Now comes the sweet part. This next step is money. Lordy. If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce. Do it. If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck. This is the recipe from my mother in law. It is life changing. Ta-Da! Tag me on Instagram at