Friday, February 28, 2014

Our new normal

This is baby C's normal face. He is either crying, sleeping, or eating.....and it is frequently crying. What a cranky guy!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

37 years young

Happy Birthday to me!!

This year has been a great one. Some changes for sure, but some the same...same house, same husband, etc.

Changes this last year include:
-K beginning high school and early morning seminary
-C doing athletics including early morning practices for football and basketball and after school for track.
-Baby C joining our family (now almost three weeks old!)
-A new stake formed. We are part of that new stake while a substantial part (although not near half) of our ward got split off to remain in our former stake.

What a great year! I am a very blessed woman! I adore my husband. I enjoy my six kids. I have to live on a budget, but we have all the necessities of life without going into debt. We have a comfortable home. We rejoice together in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have great friends - both old and new. My sister and family live close and we all love them. I am blessed indeed. My pain was real and still hurts sometimes but oh what a small moment it was and I am blessed more than I ever could have imagined.

Happy birthday to me!

Friday, February 14, 2014

4th annual Valentine's Day temple

And.....the big unveiling today of our annual temple and it is.......

Baton Rouge, LA

I love our valentine's day tradition. I love that CK loves me so much and knows me so well to know that this means more to me than a box of chocolates or a dozen roses.

So, sometime within the next year....we are all going to Louisiana! :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Welcome to the world, my little caboose!

Baby C was born last Thursday, February 6, 2014. We are so lucky to have him. Since I'm doing this on my phone, with a baby in my arms, I will not share the full birth story. The short story is my water broke at 3:30. We made it to the hospital by 5 AM. And he was born at 7:23, after waiting and waiting for the doctor.

We were able to come home after just 24 hours. I am so grateful. We had a great hospital experience, but it was still the hospital. I would much rather be home, especially to be with my other children. I particularly worried about V.

It was a unique day, too, because we had snow. We don't get a lot of snow here. It snowed most of the day.

We are lucky that K. stayed with the kids in the morning, then my sister came and took the kids for the rest of that day and overnight and the next morning. That was such a blessing, especially for V.

V Is doing okay. Her volume has gotten a lot louder. I think it is her trying to get attention, as her life is turned upside down. She loves her baby brother, and does not seem to blame him for the upheaval.