a day

hello to all.
to keep you entertained while in the next day i try and manage a simple update for ya
just a little something i put together. 

when sleeping in to your children means 5:30am everyday

me every couple days

amelia. no explanation needed

he never wants me to leave him

children aren't fighting

getting help cleaning 

honestly its not like this everyday.
 actually most days are really simple, easy going and fun, but i couldn't find any gifs for those things. :) 

have a wonderful monday! 

i couldn't resist


month of may

this month ended up with quite a bit happening.
this is a long one.
but with plenty of pics. :)

Mothers day 
is was a great day. 
breakfast for lunch
a few gifts
visiting moms
spending the day with my kids

1. evelyn made paper flowers. the cutest!!
2. pretty flowers & new dance game. ( it is hard! but i will win it all!)
3. i've always wanted a FHE board.
4. and more candy than i should have eaten from my parents but i did.

2 days after mothers day i got another gift!
the gift of
cyst removal

1. right before the doc cut my face open.
2. right after getting home. my face hurt a bit from him pushing so much on my cheek.
3. a couple of days later. i was slightly bruised but not as bad and i was expecting.
4. taken 2 weeks after.

i'll have a tiny scar but meh. i'm totally okay with that!
i'm glad to have my old cheek back. its been 9 years!!

cool fact: my husband has not known me with out it. 
it appeared right before i met him. 

on the 16th Evelyn graduated from preschool
i was very excited for her because she was excited
but really, does there need to be a big hoopla celebration for everything now?
we are happy she will be in kindergarten next year and so is our bank account.

evelyn with her school friend brynnlee

okay and finally last weekend we were able to go on a little trip to Las Vegas.
it was the first trip with 3 kids and it was excellent.
i was worried that Camden would have a hard time with the car ride, but he was perfect.
he slept pretty much the whole time.
we've come to realize that Amelia in fact DOES get car sick.
and Evelyn DOES NOT like peeing on the side of the highway.
it was an eventful trip and tons of fun.
it was the perfect way to end 12 weeks of having Chris home with us.
he is back to work now.

the end. 


we be doing

why hello there.

these are a few things we've been up to.


hahaha yeah not much. just being around the house. try to keep sane and have some fun while doing that.

the most exciting thing that happened was on Sunday this little guy was blessed at church. it was a very sweet, wonderful blessing given to him by his daddy.
the vest he is wearing was his daddy's when he was a little guy. so glad it fit so he could wear it.

did i mention this little guy is now 2months old!
yikes time sure does fly by.

it was great to have family there.

my siblings and i.
not in order but our heights worked out for a nice line up.
i just noticed we coordinated pretty nice for not planning. :)  
oh and Camden's best buds were there too!!

sweet little Henry

 sweet little sleepy guy Rhett

 the best family photo we could get.
mia just wanted to go to primary, she was done with pictures.

 my mom and dad

chris with his parents

okay and this picture just because it shows seriously how much little guy loves his sisters. he smiles and talks to them all the time and it make me so happy everytime.


the other mothers

if you are a mother please read it. if you aren't a mother read it anyway. :)
(its a little lengthy but worth it)
i am so guilty of comparing myself to other mothers.
i should be taking them more places. i should sign them up for special activities. i should dress them up more. i should have their hair perfect every time we go anywhere. i should dress like a real mom. i should be back to my pre baby weight already. i wish i could look like "so and so".  why can't i live like them?  i'm never going to be good at that. i wish i could be crafty, good moms are crafty. why can't i teach my kids to do what that kid does? why can't they act like their kids?
Marvin J. Ashton said, “There is a natural, probably a mortal tendency to compare ourselves with others. Unfortunately, when we make these comparisons, we tend to compare our weakest attributes with someone else’s strongest. Obviously these kinds of comparisons are destructive and only reinforce the fear that somehow we don’t measure up.”
so unbelievably true. i guess what i'm trying to say is. i'm not a perfect mom, but i'm a good one for my kids.
i'm hoping that i can remember this and stop try to be something that i'm not. which is okay.
which reminds me....
"I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me." the lessons you can learn from Disney movies is amazing. thank you wreck it ralph for teaching me that. :)
i hope that as mothers we can be whatever mother we want to be with out feeling inadequate or pressure to be something we aren't. we are the best mother for our children.


How to get back to my normal.

i will not feel like myself for a while longer. its going to take hard work and dedication to get my body back to the way it was before.

never have i understood the line "sweatpants are all that fit me right now." more than right now in my life, and i'm okay with that. i just had a baby, almost 6 weeks ago. so until i can fit back into my favorite jeans i got myself a few things to help me feel a little better about the whole situation.

my list of
How to get back to my normal.
(even just a little bit)

i have no time for something complicated.
this is perfect and simple.
i've lost that "glow"
 so this helps bring some life back into my face.
nobody needs to see momma zombie face.

seriously i feel like if my teeth are sparkling white and pretty
the rest of me can be in shambles.
i have a thing for my teeth.
the feeling is mutual

oh and my normal is these in the fridge and i sneak one or two,
 okay 10
while my children are unaware playing in the next room.
okay so that is my short list of my how to get back to my normal.
i have a few other "HOW TO" lists up my sleeve. when you spend most of your day sitting and snuggling a baby your mind goes in full on crazy mode, which is when i come up with my best stuff. :)


bread cat

Sometimes with children you need to find something hilarious to get you through the day.
i have found it.

we will most definitely try this with our cat! yes.


the new guy in town


 oh these three amigos they make my heart happy.
henry at 9 weeks, camden at 3 weeks, rhett at 3 days


bring it around town

so we've been actually normalizing around these parts.
it feels normal. haha.
camden is growing like crazy!
love this little brother.
little brother 1 day old
 little brother 3 weeks old
his little belly has grown and he is out of most of the NB clothes.
my little cutie.
the girls have been having a good time being big sisters, playing in the back yard and going to grandma and papas house.

amelia's mugshot. with pudding mustache
this past tuesday the 19th my brother and sister in law welcomed their little boy!!!
Rhett Nathan!
he is the cutest guy and a little chunk.
i love him already!
i got to go see him on wednesday, he is so sweet!

 i mean seriously look at this guy.
he was 8lb 14oz!
bigger than Camden!
go baby RHETT!
after i went to see him i went and got the kids and we went to my parents to keep rhetts brother and sister company.
my girls love their cousins.

i was swinging these two in the back yard and they both feel asleep.
my cutie pie niece rylee and little camden.
little people are so much fun.
even when they are pains in the rear end. :)
hope everyone has a great weekend!



a little of this and that

This one will be two weeks tomorrow.
Time sure does fly when you aren't getting enough sleep.
I had a little too much fun today dressing him up and taking pictures.  Not great pictures, but the subject in them is adorable so it makes them okay and i ordered some birth announcement cards too.
On a different note.
Amelia is officially potty trained.
yay for big sister and only having one kid in diapers.
Things are going good.
the girls are acting out more now though and i'm hoping they will stop soon cause they are driving me crazy.
but other than that, things are good.
Another note.
my birthday is sunday.
i'll be 26
yeah im an oldie
kidding, not old yet
i'm hoping to be able to get out of the house and do something,
but might be hard to do this year.
maybe i'll celebrate in a month or so.
giving up life for a newborn.
ah motherhood. :)



well well well.

whats new with you?

yeah you guessed it, i had my baby!

only a day late of my expected due date, but really i consider this little guy of mine ON TIME!!!


So lets get into what when down, before i forget too much.  if you get weirded out of birth then you might not like this story. i'm not going to get into details because honestly i think birth is gross, so yeah. hahaha. i'll spare you.

lets it begin. this is a long one.

friday morning i was at the end of my rope, i just could not be pregnant for one more day, my body had enough. but i knew i could have very well have weeks to go. so i told myself i am not going to bed with out my baby in my arms tonight. then i tried to figure out how that was going to happen. evelyn had a field trip that morning, when her and chris got home around 11am i decided you know what i'm just going to go for it. so yes, i did. i drank some sick nasty stuff, clearly i was desperate. castor oil. i attempted 4 tablespoons, which i heard is the "magic" number. i couldn't choke it down, i had mixed it with OJ too. i probably only got down maybe 2 tablespoons but i figured if i was ready it would work. 

I'm just really going with positive thinking at this point. so fast forward to 3pm.  i had one contraction. AWESOME!! i'm so flippin excited. 4 minutes later another! SCORE!  2 minutes another, again 2 mintues.  after timing them for an hour they were consistently 2 minutes apart and 1 minute in length. my mind i'm thinking, uhhhh isn't this when people are told to go to the hospital?

i called my mom, warned her we were going. we were going to drop the girls off at their house, plans changed mid drive. i was nervous cause i know i could go quickly and i'm not about to have things go down in a van down by the river.

we get to hospital. wait for my mom. we get checked in. as we are getting checked in the triage nurse comes in and looks at me, see's that i'm smiling, cracking jokes and says "oh you are going to fine." as in this girl is probably not that far. so we are walking in the triage room, right outside the door, my water breaks! what!? uhhhh AWESOME!!!
baby had done his business though, so it was pretty gross. eeewwwww. so thankfully they had one labor and delivery room available. yay. so wheeled away we went. get in, changed, cleaned up, and was checked. this was about 7pm. i was at 6cm almost a 7. yay!! they do their routine questions yadda, yadda, my nurse started talking about an epidural and i stopped her and told her to never mention it again. in a nice way of course, and that was that. :)

i have to say that the contractions weren't really all that bad. i could get through them. breathing, focusing on things, and just staying positive and laughing. after about almost 2 hours of being around 7.5cm things started to get interesting. things got more intense, not unmanageable, just stronger. the hardest part was of course transition. it wasn't a very long space of time, it was just the whole, yeah i feel like a need to poop out a baby and i can't yet feeling, which was hard to resist and just breath through. good grief. i guess at one point i swore under my breath. i don't remember that but really i can't be blamed for anything coming out of my mouth that that point. i tried my best to stay focused and calm. i thought i did a pretty good job, but when i had to get him out i knew and i had to wait for the doc to get there. LONGEST like 5 minutes of my life. hahaha.

pushing the baby out was i'd say the BEST part ever. such a relief and it didn't hurt.  i pushed a few times and my little man was born! yay!! i asked the doctor if it was still a boy, yep he's all boy, then they layed him on me and the first thing i said was on my goodness he is heavy!! they weighed him and he was 8lbs 10oz. he could have very well been a tiny bit more cause he kept pooping while the nurses were trying to clean him up. haha. 20.5inches long. born at 10:23pm. i was so hyped up on baby love i had the hardest time falling asleep that night, i just had so much energy it was amazing!!

my nurse mentioned how great i did. i think she was just happy i wasn't a psycho while in labor and didn't want to kill her. she was super amazing, i feel like i was really lucky getting her as my nurse.

so here we are 6 days later, feeling great, just trying to get a schedule down and figure our new lives out. i must say that my husband is the bomb! he's been my rock through it all and has been doing so much to make things easier on me.

so now picture time!!!



 camden with his cousin henry.
henry is 7weeks old
camden is 2 days old
cam is bigger.
that's my boy!


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