Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in a Nutshell

As another year comes to a close, it is my pleasure to do my annual "end of the year wrap-up". I started doing these in 2006 while I was on Hi5. There a really good way to recollect on your growth from the past year and highlight the things you want to remember.

I brought in 2011 with my family in the Virgin Islands while I was 5 months pregnant with my son Jeremy. After getting stuck in the Virgin Islands because of a snow storm on the Atlantic coast, I made it home and started preparing for the arrival of my son. My 2 year anniversary was spent in Paris, France -cue Jay Z and Kanye West song- and upon my return from a married couples retreat in Garmisch, Germany I had an awesome babyshower hosted by my good friend Julie.

On May 14 at 4:54pm, the love of my life made his way into my world: Jeremy D. Nick ❤ Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Seeing my son smile makes everything in my world okay. Life was okay before I had him but centering my life around someone than yourself really brings everything into perspective. Things that used to mean everything to me before are minuscule now.

In October, we were able to visit my family in the Virgin Islands, not under the best circumstances, but we made the best out of a bad situation. Tramaine and Jeremy got to meet everyone on my side of the family and we definitely had an awesome time. For the Christmas holiday, we came back to Maryland so that my in-laws could meet Jeremy. Overall, this year has been awesome to my family and I hope that you can say the same. See you in 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Look Back at 2011

Just a Look Book of my favorite looks from 2011:

I've concluded that I'm a simple creature of habit. Gimme a jeans, sky high heels and maybe a blazer and I'm the happiest thing walking. What were some of your favorite looks/trends this past year?! I absolutely loved color blocking (even though I couldn't get it quite right..) Hopefully 2012 will bring an even better selection for us all!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

OPI Rainbow Connection

New Purchase!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Family Portraits: Christmas 2011 ❤

My father in law Marshall, sister in law Scherelle, husband Tramaine & uncle in law Kevin
Pop Pop and Grandma with Jeremy - 4 Generations ❤

My husband and sister in law with their grandparents. 3 Generations ❤

4 Generations ❤

My husband, myself and my sister in law with my son Jeremy ❤

Auntie Scherelle and Jeremy ❤

Count Blessings, Not Gifts

Charlotte Russe top. Victoria's Secret pants. Bakers wedges

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Lucaya Sweater. F21 Jeans. Bakers wedges

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Madagascar in ICE!

Would you believe that the above sculptures are completely in ICE?!

My in-laws and I went to luxurious and grand Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center to see the ICE! display of Madagascar.

What an amazing time! When my husband told me the sculptures were made completely of ice I couldn't believe it. After a quick touch test, I was a believer. The exhibit was unbelievably cold, so as to keep the painted ice from melting. Provided on site were these large blue parkas.

Along with the ICE! display was ice skating, pictures and a giant ice slide. There were amazing little trinkets for purchase along with hot chocolate. We all had an amazing time, including Jeremy, who was in awe of everything he saw.

My husband, my sister-in-law Scherelle, Jeremy and myself with Kawolsky.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hey Mona!

Being that I havent been to real mall in quite some time and I study the Bakers website I was overwhelmed when I went into the Bakers retail store at the Westfield Annapolis and saw the Mona2 for $50! They also had Blythe2 for $50 but not in my size! -insert sad face here- Either way, I'm completely satisfied with this purchase and cant wait to wear them!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More to come!

My family and I are stateside once again! We took a space-available flight directly into Baltimore-Washington International yesterday, which was awesome for us because my husband is from Maryland. Although this was the first time my son meet his paternal grandmother/grandfather and great grandmother/grandfather he took to them like he had known them forever! He's right at home and already spoiled rotten. It must be like looking in a mirror for him because he shares all there facial features! I'll be posting again soon with updates of our trip and pictures. Until then, be well.

xoxo, Glenesse

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mommy's Big Boy

Jeremy finally got a slot at the Air Force Child Care Center here on post! He took to the other children well and already has friends! The staff give me nothing but compliments daily, and as his mother I couldnt be more proud of him!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sorry for the wait..

Apologies. This was an unintended hiatus, but between getting ALL FOUR of my wisdom teeth extracted and work, I've been exhausted. That may also be the reason why I havent taken much pictures lately.. Hopefully, I'll be feeling like my old self again soon...

He was a little disgruntled after getting his shots. :(

Monday, November 14, 2011


So I'm sure by now we've all heard the verdict on Dr Conrad Murray's trial involving the death of Michael Jackson. Now, by no means am I an expert on the subject but I must state my opinion: I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE VERDICT. The law is outright stupid. So you mean to tell me that we are going to send a man to jail and take away his medical license because a DRUG ADDICT died?! Now, I love MJ just as much as the next person, but because he made Thriller doesnt exclude him from reality. MICHAEL WAS ADDICTED. If he wasn't prescribed that drug from Dr Murray, he would have found it elsewhere. That's common sense.

The day before Michael's death, everyone still referred to him as "Wacko Jacko" or a pedofile, so I hate the fact that he is now "Michael: the man who we all knew was a Saint". Cut the shit, guys. This is a man's life and livelihood we're talking about here. By no mean am I condoning illegal drugs, but peep this scenario: an addict gets caught with drugs, they go to county lock up; the dealer gets 30 years in prison. WHAT?! No one makes anyone do anything. The fact that you get that much time is absurd to me.  But again, this is just me thinking out loud. Take a minute, step outside your mind, and look at this thing from the other point of view...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blazer Craze

I find myself throwing this nude H&M blazer over everything lately! I wore this outfit this past Saturday to a potluck with the ladies of my pregnancy/post partum physical training, hosted by our instructor Sergeant Stransky at her home. We ate, played games and had an overall good time!

C&A beenie. H&M blazer. Ross top. Anchor Blue jeans. Jessica Simpson pumps

Monday, November 7, 2011

Teal Tomorrows...

This past weekend, my husband Tramaine and I drove out to Baumholder to pick up his cousin Malaysia (who is newly stationed in Germany). We introduced her to a couple of our friends and had a great time at Markthalle (a local nightclub). Hopefully, you guys will get to see a bit more of Malaysia as she visits us more often!

BCBG dress . Bakers sandals
Miss Malaysia!
Malaysia and I