Baby Boy Celebratory Breakfast

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We had a bright, baby boy brunch at Scottsdale’s Morning Squeeze this morning! My co-workers and I gathered around for iced coffee, Eggs Benedict, omelets, strawberry crepes and double chocolate ganache cake! Yes, cake at 9am.

You see, sometimes your co-workers turn into great friends and that’s the case with mine. My Starwood marketing family truly outdid themselves this morning as we celebrated the upcoming arrival of baby Nolan and my colleague, Nancy’s soon-to-be son.

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Two cakes for two babies on the way! We have to give credit where credit is due. Andrea is our resident baker. Isn’t she amazing? She did Dayna’s baby shower cake too (seen here) and even came prepared with to-go boxes! Not joking. I literally took home half of this cake. I may have already dabbled in a second piece. Shh.

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They gifted us soft swaddle blankets, the cutest honest diapers, and a little somethin’ somethin’ just for mom. Hello, Nordstrom. The most important part was we were all together. It’s actually pretty amazing that I’ve celebrated all three kids with this group. 7 years at a company and some of these ladies have seen me through all of these babies.

I have 13 days until my due date. The panic is starting to sink in a bit – are you ever ready? Even if this is my third child, there’s really no good way to prepare yourself for a new human to come into your life. However, I think I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. And moments like this one just make it feel more real.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Dayna, Melissa, Andrea(s), Allison, Brittany, Nancy, Dani, Kristina, Tania, Heidi, Meagan, Jill and Karla. You really know how to make a girl feel blessed. Nolan is a lucky little guy.

The Holiday Hat: America’s Birthday

Happy Independence Day! We’re spending it with family, pool time, barbeques and lots of red, white and blue! Meanwhile, Ryan’s at work. Boo for him. It’s Quarter end. Or month end, or something like that.

I took some photos of the kids this morning and boy was it a big deal! I have to wonder, who are those moms who can get their toddlers to sit, smile and be patient while you take photos? And what do those moms bribe their kids with? No. Seriously. Tell me how!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANanni stopped by to help out. Isn’t Colton a little giant? He’s 7 months old and nearly taking Nanni down like an anchor.

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We wish you a wonderful day of celebration. Freedom. Independence. And equality for all.