Wednesday, December 11, 2013

6 months old!

Jace is six months old and I know how cliche is sounds but I simply can't believe how fast the time has gone by!
He is getting so big and is developing really quickly right now. If you sit him on his bum he can sit up on his own for a while. He now turns over from his back to his belly, which for him is a big deal cause he hated being on his belly. 
I adore this little guy so much! He really is my best friend, we do so many fun things everyday. I enjoy reading to him and listening to him laugh, sometimes he snorts or sucks in air and it is ridiculously funny. 
Yesterday was his six month appointment and he is a tall and lean kid! My string bean got shots which are leaving him feeling icky and the doctor confirmed that he has some teeth coming in too so he is a sad little guy today, but is still such a happy smiley baby so I count myself lucky.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jace Christmas pics

We had a Christmas photoshoot and got some great pictures for his first Christmas

Sunday, November 24, 2013


I love my mom so much and I simply can't believe she has been gone for almost four years. 
Sadly like everyone my memories fade, and I'm genuinely worried that if I don't take the time to think about her and actually write things down I will just forget. So here are some things I remember about my mom.

-Loved boggle
-Loved history - Horatio hornblower, Napoleon
-Loved music and movies -Start the Revolution without me
-Wanted to be called Groovy gal or bitchin babe
-Cared about resolving problems immediately 
-Passionate at football games (I remember hearing her yell at the players when we came to watch me cheer haha)
-Loved Yankees and hockey 
-Talked a lot! (Like mother like daughter!)
- Very giving
- Loved bicycling
- Crafty (made beautiful dresses and we all had homemade quilts)
These are just a few for now, I'll come back and add more later

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankfulness continued

I am thankful for... 

That I got to hang out with Halle today and she really is the best niece ever! She is so quirky and unique. She actually likes school and loves most of her teachers! How many 13 year olds do you know like that!? She is amazingly gorgeous, has a fun sense of style and I love the way she talks about her future life with Harry Styles!  I know life isn't always easy but she is so strong and brave and I hope she knows how much I truly love her. 

My new sink and counter top that Jesse made! He is incredibly talented and I'm pretty jealous of how he creates so many things. It just comes naturally to him. He's been helping me and showing off since we took jewelry in high school.
I know I shouldn't focus on objects but I am also very thankful for my giant tv, toys that entertain and teach Jace, books, my bed and giant fluffy comforter, and for heating & air conditioning. 

I am thankful for technology which allows me to stay in touch with my sister in Georgia and especially my husband in North Dakota. I can talk or text when his service stinks. We can face time so he can see Jace and I can send him hundreds of pictures so he doesn't miss out on what is going on with our baby boy. 

 I appreciate so much the wonderful time I get to live in! I am very glad I do not have to push handcarts or pump water from a well or go to the bathroom outdoors... I believe God knew I couldn't handle those things.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November- attempting to be more thankful

Seeing people's posts on Facebook every day this month talking about something they are thankful for has really got me thinking. I need to be more thankful for the amazing life that I have. Well it starts here and now! 

I am thankful for...

My amazing and handsome husband who works 24/7 in North Dakota for an entire month so that we can afford for me to have my dream job of being a stay at home mom.

My adorable 5 month old baby boy Jace who is my best friend and makes me smile all the time. He has such a fun lil personality!

 My amazing family (both mine and Jesse's) they do so much to help me and are so fun to be around

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It brings me peace and joy and because of it I know I will get to see my beautiful momma again one day.

I am thankful for so much more, but that is all I have time for right now :)