Wednesday, June 13, 2012

a new addition

We are having a baby!! :) We meaning all FOUR of us! Everyone is so excited to have a new member of the family on the way. I am almost 12 weeks along now and have a due date of December 28. We had a 10 week ultrasound and what a JOY to see that little baby bouncing around inside. Everything looked really good and the heartbeat was so strong so we were very thankful!! I have been feeling pretty well this 1st trimester but I have my moments. It is definitely more challenging being mommy of TWO and pregnant again. I don't think they quite understand when Mom is under the weather and not FULL of energy like normal ;) We have been having a really fun summer though and staying as busy as we can!!

Kaden keeps asking what we are going to do for his birthday this year?!? I told him WELL its going to be a BUSY year and we might just have a BABY for your birthday this year :) We shall see!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love is . . .

We celebrated a great Valentine's Day this year!! Leading up to the holiday we did something new and counted down the days with 14 acts of love. Kaden loved making each task and reminded me often that we needed to pull a card for the day. We made cookies for our friends, he cleaned up his room all by himself and made the mailman a Valentine! It was really fun to see him realize that his actions show LOVE. After we talked about cleaning up his stuff he was so diligent to pick up things and tell me that he loved me. His sweetness melts my heart all the time. He still dotes on Keira but now that she can hold her own they have their moments. Although more often than not they play really well together! Jason made the day even brighter with a delivery of roses and an amazingly sweet card!! We all LOVE him sooo very much.

God has really been teaching me about LOVE and what that looks like in my daily relationships. I have so far to go but I am thankful for all that He has taught me and how much closer I am daily growing to Him. I know that by His power I can genuinely LOVE those in my life and show them Christ by my actions. I am thankful for His grace when I miserably fail Him and my family. It is a journey to know Him better and allow Him to change me from the inside out but WOW what a joy it is to know true LOVE from the One who created me. I am following more in LOVE with Savior every day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow Day

 this boy was waiting ALL winter for this day
 this girl was not as excited 
 Kaden having fun scooping snow 
Keira pulled out her chair and chilled in the garage

We have had an incredibly MILD winter so far and I am loving it! However, the snow loving boys in my house have been missing the fluffy white stuff. They got their wish this last week and we got SNOW! I have to agree there is something beautiful about it but once I have to drive in it I lose my romantic view of it. Kaden is in LOVE though! He would play out in the snow all day every day if I would let him. He can't get enough of shoveling, digging and moving snow. Keira was so funny when we went out the first time. She was definitely not impressed. She hated the wind and that she wasn't able to walk very well. She was VERY happy to go back inside and get unbundled :) I think she takes after her Gramma Terry and misses the sunshine. I am also excited that we are already halfway through January and warmer days are in the horizon in just a few months!! :) 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Trimming the tree

The weekend after Thanksgiving we decided to decorate our tree and Kaden was so excited! Keira had to miss out on the fun this year because it was her bedtime and honestly I don't think she would have been much of a helper :) Jason is always in charge of unwrapping ornaments and putting on the hooks and in the past Kaden was the ornament delivery boy so that I could hang them on the tree. Well I always knew this day was coming when he would actually WANT to hang the ornaments himself and this was the year. However, to my surprise he was a great little decorator (I only moved a few ;)! He was very serious about his work and asked about the ornaments and where they came from. It was such a FUN night with our sweet Kaden. Its amazing he will celebrate his 4th Christmas this year! He is such a joy to us. Thank you Jesus for such a precious Christmas gift that just keeps getting better!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Almost a year ago my sweet kiddos looked like this! How fast the time goes!! We are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in just a few days and I seriously can't believe a year has gone by already. Its been a wonderful year! Kaden is an incredibly sweet and fun 3 year old. He has learned so much in this year and been a great little buddy to me and Jason. Keira is a BIG girl now, at least she thinks so! Its amazing how much they change in a year when they are so young. She is running around now, playing with Kaden, talking to us and always on the GO! We have so much to be thankful for this year and always. God is good.

Monday, November 14, 2011

round and round we go!

Isn't fun how much kids love carousels?! My kids see one and their eyes light up and when they pick out their "horse" and get buckled in they can hardly contain their excitement! Kaden is getting to be a pro so he is a little more brave while riding up and down, round and round. Keira's eyes just get bigger than usual and she has a cute little smirk on her face and I love it! They are both entranced by the lights and music and the ride is never long enough!

On this special ride Gramma Terry rode along and could hardly get Kaden up on his dragon! It was quite hilarious! Poor little momma :) We had such a fun visit with her for a long weekend and what a great way to cap it off with a carousel ride. We look forward to visiting Texas in a few weeks for Christmas!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pillow Fight

 Game ON! 
 not an even fight now . . . 
 Goofy girl 
" Back off Kaden, I mean it!"
She is out for blood in this one! 

The other day I got some great action shots of the kids "playing" aka "fighting"! Keira is a feisty little thing and Kaden loves to rile her up! He thinks its so funny to wrestle with her and pick on her and she gives him a run for his money. Kaden is a gentle giant and Keira is more of a scrapper ;) I love to watch them play together and I am always happy when Kaden tells me how much he loves Keira. They are quite the pair!