Busy Week & A Precious New Life

One of my best friends, Allie, had her baby last week. She had an extremely long labor and I spent quite a bit of time at the hospital with her. She ended up needing a c-section. Thankfully, her precious baby girl – Cyrena Helen – arrived safely and perfectly healthy last Friday at 3:06 am, weighing 6 pounds 7 ounces and 20.5 inches long. She is tiny and absolutely adorable!

I am honored to be Tita (or Auntie in Filipino) Erika and Nate is Tito (Uncle.)

Here’s a few photos I took:

New family – Mom, Dad, & Baby:

I love this photo – Cyrena is so wide-eyed! Isn’t she precious?!

Yesterday my Maytag Kitchen appliances finally arrived! I am so thrilled – it seriously feels like a dream! I love being a #MaytagMom!

Tomorrow, Nate & I are heading down to Providence, Rhode Island for the 2012 Hood Cook-Off. A couple from our church are going to watch the kids while we enjoy a weekend away for the first time in probably ever! And of course the Cook-Off on Sunday! I’ll be taking pictures of course and I’ll be posting all about it next week.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Have a wonderful weekend Erika and your niece is beautiful. Congrats!!

  2. Cyrena Helen is beautiful and so alert! ! Congrats to her parents and to you!

  3. Cynthia Brooks says:

    She is so beautiful! And wide-eyed; You are right. I love the wide-eyed I’m awake and inquisitive/ I’m here look!

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  5. Mary Dailey says:

    She is beautiful and is so alert. Almost looks like she’s sitting up by herself!

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