Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Project 52 week 4

I'm so happy these two have such a close bond, as with any sibling relationship I'm constantly breaking up fights over toys, etc. besides that they share something special. I have been so blessed to have good relationships with my siblings growing up and even now as adults with families of our own. I cherish and value the bond that is closer than friendship and pray that my kids can experience all the wonderful benefits that come with having each other.
 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Project 52 week 3

 
My kiddos teach me a lot about life and myself. I'd say they are especially good at teaching me patience, not that I practice it all the time ;) but one thing I'm grateful for learning from them is to play more. I get so busy being they're mom, caring for and keeping two children alive and well becomes second nature and obviously its my job ;)
There are times when Hunter will come up to me and ask "Mama, I want you to help me build my wegos (Legos, he's obsessed) Often times I'm actually busy or in the middle of something. I always feel bad saying no especially when he gives me the sweetest looks with those dimples of his. Its totally ok to say no at times but when I stop what I'm doing and say a happy "YES"! I'm so glad I did.  
 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Project 52 week 2

I'm titling this one "Couch Potatoes" they would sit here all day and watch TV if I let them, mostly Hunter. I don't blame them I get sucked in too. What is it about this weather, post holidays that makes us so lazy? Am I the only one?! Trying to motivate myself to get up and workout, take the kids to the park or outside, doing new things seems to take more effort right now. I need to get out of this funk, I wouldn't survive if we lived somewhere that gets actual seasons.
 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Project 52 week 1


Project 52 is a goal to take one photo a week to document our daily life throughout the year. I cherish every photo I have of my kiddos, especially the candid or "unplanned" ones. They grow so quickly so I encourage all you Mama's to take photos of your little ones too!
 
Its been raining for the past few days here so we needed a fun indoor activity to entertain these two without turning the TV on too much. I filled a few Tupperware containers with uncooked rice and gave them funnels and measuring spoons to scoop and move the rice around. This bought me about 30 full minutes to fold two laundry baskets of clean clothes!! Score! I think next time I'll use dry beans, easier clean up ;)


Monday, January 4, 2016

its the most wonderful time of the year!

Well here we are 2 weeks after Christmas and I'm just getting this blog post up......it's naptime and I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee finally writing this instead of resting (because that's what you do when your toddlers are sleeping, duh). Better late than never I say! One of my unwritten goals this year is to blog more, I know I say that every time I blog but I really love that I can have an online journal of photos and memories written down to look back on.

I hope you all had a holly jolly Christmas with your loved ones. We had fun picking out a potted tree at the tree farm that we can plant in our yard after Christmas. We enjoyed holidays with lots of Christmas music, making lots of yummy treats, decorating the house, walking around Christmas tree circle to look at lights, the parade and lots of family time. The Christmas season is so magical when you have little ones, they make it so much more fun. Starting new traditions that we can look forward to year after year. Unfortunately I got a terrible stomach bug and was in bed all day Christmas Eve, finally getting out of bed Christmas morning.

Here's to a happy New Year filled with wonderful moments and memories to last a lifetime and maybe a few goals to be made ;) My baby sister is on her way to San Diego to visit for a little over a week! So excited to spend time with her and family.
 


























Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful

Thank you Jesus for Coffee, a roof over our head, food on our table, friends to lean on, healthy bodies, Salvation and my family to love. I feel incredibly blessed to live the life I do. I get to wake up everyday with the little people who call me Mama and the man I call my best friend and soulmate.
Thinking about the world my children are growing up in terrifies me at times. I wish I could keep them home and sheltered away from harm and pain. I pray they have the strength and courage to be a man and woman filled with dignity, honor, integrity and faith. I'm so thankful I get to teach them those things everyday and I pray God guides my teaching.
I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone in our lives from our family and friends to people that have recently come into our lives. You all mean so much and have blessed and touched our lives in ways we can't always pay back. Thank you for your continued support and giving hearts, we love you all and want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.