Friday, September 17, 2010


Please go to Minted's Facebook page.

Click on their wall and scroll through until you see me... Hailey Hill Lafone.

I attached a photo of Caroline for a photo contest. Judges will look at the number of likes and comments on your photo to help determine the winner.

You were to submit a candid photo of something that defines joy.

Caroline in that picture... defines joy.

Thanks in advance!!

Try this link... it may take you directly to the picture.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

i will blog again on a regular basis one day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blanket of many colors

Isn't this blanket beautiful?

I first saw it on Shayna's blog.

She recently opened an etsy shop and there is a similar blanket on there for sale.

I e-mailed her and asked if she could make me a mini baby blanket version.

Two weeks later it was finished and in my hands. It is more beautiful in person. And it is oh so soft. I absolutely love it! Shayna is right, the "color party" that happens when folding it is beautiful.

Head over to her shop. Tell her I sent you. She is awesome and will make anything.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dancing with Mustard

Last night we danced around the kitchen. Ryan with the mustard bottle. Caroline with the Heinz 57 bottle. Emma with the bottle of salad dressing. I was the DJ picking the songs.

Shortly after, my musically talented family went to bed. I stayed awake like I normally do. I sat and laughed to myself for a while thinking about us dancing and singing.

Moments like that, I want to remember forever. I want to remember dancing and singing in the kitchen at night. I want to remember spinning around and laughing until we almost threw up. I want to remember that my Caroline is 4 and knows every word to American Honey.

I wanted to blog about it to remind myself that under all the bad, there is some good too.

And when we become super famous, you can say "I read her blog when they danced in the kitchen with dinner condiments." ;-)
My little Bug starts preschool today.

Pray for both of us.

I'm a nervous wreck.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010



Today you turn 27. 3 more years and you will be 30. This bothers you for some reason so I like throwing it in your face.

I don't feel very mushy so, I just want to tell you Happy Birthday.

You've still got swagger and could totally be a Baywatch Bitch. The world now knows about your fear of a crack and the fact that we don't take the small things for granted anymore.

Thank you for completing my life and being my best friend. Our little family makes me so happy... even on the bad days. I love you more than you will ever know.

Happy Birthday!!

"Can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete..."

Monday, September 6, 2010


i am alive.

i will be back tomorrow and everyday after with blog posts.