A place for family and friends near and far to keep up with our growing family.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Our new address

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to share our new blog with everyone. It is still a work in progress but hoping to get it looking nice by the end of the summer. Stop by and check it out!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Two months of baby goodness going too fast

I'm at home with my kiddos everyday, I get to watch them change and grow I am blessed to not miss to much about my sweet littles, yet they are still growing too fast and I can't seem to keep up. The fist two months are just as I remember, so slow and way to fast at the same time. The nights are long waking every two hours to nurse and the days go by so quickly, between snuggles and making sure everyone is fed and play time the nights come fast, usually. This time around I am a little more patience, knowing that it all ends too soon. I know that there is an end in sight that I will sleep again, the dishes will get done and that my true friends will not judge me for being slightly...dirty.

Dear Thaddaeus,
This month you are still sleeping lots, during the day while I am holding you, of course. You are nursing very well all hours of the day. Not spitting up as much as you did the first month, which I am very thankful for. We had out second month visit and all was well, you weighed in at 13lbs and 7oz and 23.5" long, you are a BIG, HEALTHY boy, I love it!! You are smiling a lot while you are awake, we have even been getting some small giggles out of you, they are so sweet and always bring a smile to my tired face. You have a contagious gummy smile, I love a gummy smile. Some days I never want you to get any bigger, I want you to stay this sweet little bundle that I carry around in a sling all day. The doctor says that I should put you down more but I just can't do it. I know that it is gone way to fast. Even if you grow up to be a cuddle bug I'll still miss it. Today was one of my favorite moments thus far. I was holding you while you were awake against my chest, you were chewing on your hand and you were so content. The look on your face was "I am the happiest boy right here and there is no place I would rather be." At that moment I forgot how tired and dirty I was and nothing in that moment mattered. It was a good moment, I hope that I never forget it.

With all the love my heart can hold,



Lots of pictures, I know. Stayed tuned for a new blog address coming soon! Name ideas?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

365 Starting Over

So I was doing a photo/editing challenge, it was going ok and then I had the baby and he turned 3 weeks and all bets were off. So I have decided to start over. Still not sure if I will be able to edit everyday but I will hopefully be able to at least pick up my camera everyday. Here we go, that God for new beginnings.

Had to post one of each of my little ones.

I know that this is a little yellow but it's bed time.

This is from a shoot I did today with my sister and her husband, not sure if I like it in B&W or color What do you think?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

To My Sweet Girl

Dear Annaka,
Happy Birthday sweetheart, the time is going by too fast. You are becoming an independent, smart, funny, bright, strong little girl. You make me laugh everyday with your funny faces and your smooth dance moves. Even though I still call you baby girl you are no longer a baby. You have lost those chubby cheeks and thighs. You can run so fast and climb almost anything. You have opinions and preferences. I am so grateful that you still enjoy my company, I hope that never ends. You keep me on my toes, you are always learning new things and showing me new "tricks". You have lots of words that you are using to express yourself. I love watching movies with you and seeing all of your reactions, it's my favorite when you say, "Oh, no!" in your sweet little high pitched voice. I am so grateful that you still eat lots of yummy food. You really enjoyed the lamb that we had with your auntie and uncle. Uncle Nic is still your most favorite person, you both have so much fun playing together, you love ALL things Australian.

You are becoming such an amazing big sister. I know that it has been hard on you; sharing your mommy and daddy time but you are doing such an amazing job. It seems to get easier and easier everyday.

I am always praying for you and I am always praying that the Lord will give me wisdom how to raise you to be the kind of woman that He wants you to be. I make lots of mistakes but you always forgive me and I am grateful that even with all my mistakes you will still be who Jesus intends you to be.

I love you so much my sweet little girl, everyday is an adventure with you and I am loving being your mommy. I am so excited to see how much you will change and grow this next year.

With all my love my Sweet Little Cuddle Bug.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

I can not believe that our little girl is two years old. How did this happen? Yes, I know they all say that it goes fast and I believed everyone but to actually be in it is a whole different story. Here are some photos from Annaka's birthday celebration! It was over a couple days since our little one had a fever on her actually birthday!
On the 24th we had a birthday brunch with family, then when she was feeling better on the 26th we had cake!