August 20, 2013


Lately I've been grateful for the following....  

  • Weekend trips away from this heat...2 hour drive and the temps drop 30 degrees.
  • Harrison being back in school and loving it.  {Last year was a constant battle and he cried every day at drop off}.
  • Davis' speech improving every day.  I love hearing his sweet little voice.
  • My "free" time at the end of the day when kids are asleep.  It's S A C R E D.
  • Amazon Prime.  It seriously makes me life 30% easier.

August 18, 2013

Coming back...

Family picture taken September 2012 case anyone is still around...I'm coming back to blogging.  A lot has happened in the past two years and this just wasn't a priority for me to keep up with.  However, a nagging pull kept leaning me back here to express, write and share my life happenings for history's sake.  Last summer we lost ALL our pictures from our computer due to our hard drive breaking.  I'm still shocked and confused by the whole thing, but I was comforted to know there were pictures here that I could refer to of my first born's initial 2 years of life.  God forbid, anything like that should happen again, I want to have a place with memories and pictures for my family.

Now with two boys in my life, days are a little crazier, but a lot more fun too.  Davis joined our family on October 28, 2011, after I was on 3 months of bed rest with very low amniotic fluid.  You would think that would've been a great time to blog, but I was just trying to get through each day without freaking I had a lot of tv to watch.

Harrison is fastly approaching 5 and Davis is coming up on 2.  Memories are unfolding every day around here and I want to remember every minute of the good, bad and the ugly.

Happy to be here again.

June 7, 2011

Here's to Repeats.

We found out today that we are having another boy!  Harrison is beyond excited for a little brother and I'm warming up to the idea of having 2 boys running around this house.  What I've always loved about brothers is the sense of humor that can develop between them, as well as the fascination of watching them become totally different people.  I've watched Harrison become who he is and now I'm excited to see who this new little guy is going to be.

We are feeling so grateful that all is well and we are adding a new soul to our family.

May 17, 2011

Blue Skies Again...

Blue skies have returned in my life, and I'm ecstatic to report that we will be having another baby in the Fall.  It's been a long road to get here and, after 2 miscarriages last year, I was sad and broken.  I longed to have another pregnancy, and would ache inside every time another friend would announce that they were pregnant.  I kept trusting a Higher Power and knew that it would happen when it was right...I do believe this wholeheartedly now.  The timing of all this makes so much more sense for my family then had it happened earlier.  I'm so lucky to have so many loving friends supporting me during this time, after many doctors appointments, procedures and tests they kept me hopeful and strong.  I'm so grateful.

I have had several ultrasounds and have been able to see this amazing little person forming from week to week.  Unfortunately when my Dr. tried to look for the gender last week, there were some crossed legs in the way.  We have about 3 more weeks until we can find out...and I'm dying to know!  I feel exactly the same as I did with Harrison so we'll see....

February 14, 2011

True Love...

I've never known love like that of being a mother.  Having a 2 year old is all consuming and I'm just realizing it's been about a month since I've been on this blog {or most others for that matter}.  The days all seem to run together like watercolors on paper, and I catch my breath and realize a month has passed.  

All I know this Valentine's Day is that God blessed me with the most amazing, funny, colorful child...who I secretly love is strong willed and slightly challenging.  It means he'll be somebody important someday.  He owns my heart and today out of the blue he told me, "Mom, you have beautiful hair"....I melted. 

He is obsessed with being a cowboy right now, so yesterday he ran around the backyard acting crazy.  These are the best memories...

Happy Valentine's Day

January 17, 2011


Here is what I'm feeling happy about lately...

  • A few days of 75 degree weather so we can be outside playing in the grass.
  • Having my 2 year old son tell me that I look beautiful {does he really have to grow up and leave someday?}
  • Good friends to share this journey of life with...close by and far away.
  • Trader Joes.  I love this store so much for so many reasons.
  • A holiday today that allows my husband to be home from work with us.

January 3, 2011

New Year.

I'm not really sad at all to say goodbye to 2010.  It was filled with ups and downs, a lot of looking inside and pushing myself to grow as a person.  It was hard, but probably a time in my life when God was preparing me for other things.  I have high hopes for are just a few things on my list.
  • Read more books.
  • Go out with friends more often.
  • Simplify my life {clear out clutter and not add more}.
  • Grow my family.
  • Make exercise a top priority.
  • Eat to feed my body nutrition, not junk it up with sugar.
  • Turn off the TV and listen to music.
  • Wear all my "good" clothes and get rid of everything else.
  • Do charity work.
  • Get more sleep.
  • Meditate.
  • Be happy with small accomplishments.
  • Love myself more.
Happy brand new 2011.

Image found here.