jesus. husband. babies

jesus. husband. babies

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Baby it's cold outside!

So it SNOWED! Yes! Since I was a wee child I have enjoyed snow (there were a few years after I got my drivers license where this like turned to loathing. But I am back in the "like" lane).
This is the day BEFORE snow. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

 Tennyson got to experience the snow for the first time from our deck. He did not want to come inside!

I took the next couple through the window.

Tenn was so sweet and giving his monkey a drink of water!


 My boy LOVES to read and it melts my heart! He can not climb into the glider chair that is in his room and I will find him during the day in it with a book! ADORABLE!
Look at this sad face!

 we then celebrated Thanksgiving in Yakima! We had dinner at Daniels parents. We LOVE family time with aunt uncle and our 2 favorite cousins (with another on the way!)

Tic is the boss... give it a couple years for Tenn and Dai to take over!

This girl is beautiful! And yes, that IS my knee in the picture!

Tenn and Auntie Mal!

My fav friend Annie and her boy Jackson! I could EAT him!

And this is how we rolled into a rest area bathroom on our way home. I LOVE my babe in his PJ's and boots!

So this was Tenns first year in the snow and it has been so much fun! We head back to Yak this week (sans daddy) and I can't wait to put up more pictures of our adventures!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Clear Vision

So I did it, I have wanted a camera for a LONG time and I have been saving for it and I took the jump. I got a Nikon D5000. I love it. It is (currently) way too advanced for me but I am learning. I have 900 reason to motivate. I still can't believe I spent $900 on a camera but I am enjoying every moment of it.

My boy WILL NOT stay still for pictures. I am not sure if this is age or if it is just a defect of his kind (young boy). I say "defect" with a lot of love and smiles.

So here are some pictures to check out! I plan on becoming much better and also I plan on my learning that when I change positions so I can take a picture of his face he won't automatically turn away. We shall see how that goes....

My FAV ever.

My desk. A picture of me with baby Tenn, my planner (which is cute but not used) and coffee. Perfect.

So much fun. My boy is so much fun to hangout with and I am excited for the new adventures with our Nikon!

Friday, November 5, 2010

I seem to be running a fever.....

I caught something. And it happened *this* quick.
Ladies, I have BABY FEVER.

Now Daniel and I have been trying for baby #2 for a couple months and I am confident that I will be pregnant at the perfect time but something about today......

The truth is that I love everything about being a mama. I LOVE being pregnant. I think it is the most amazing time and I can tear up at the sight of a pregnant woman. You would not believe how many pregnant woman I strike up conversation with everywhere I go! I feel the need to let them know that I LOVE that baby inside of them. I share with them my sons age and how important it is so enjoy (not just kinda enjoy but soak up and bathe in) every moment of your infants life because too soon your babe will be a child and not your limp sweet cuddly babe.

I feel the need to smile at these woman and it takes everything in me to refrain from molesting their tummies and crying ( A little information: I cry for every emotion-happy, sad, overwhelmed, frustrated, joy.... my husband loves this about me-hardly).

And it isn't just the pregnant woman that I love but the babies...oh the babies.

The truth is that I just flat LOVE every part of being a woman. I love that God has made my body so perfect to grow my child and that my body is perfectly equipt to feed and nurture that child.

When Tenn was an infant I would rock him and literally sob thinking about all the babies all over the world that don't have the touch of their mama to calm them, they don't have parents that delight in them or en environment that brings them peace. My heart truly aches for them.

So this is the way I know I have caught baby fever. Ready?

I overheard 2 women talking about how your "unmentionables" are never the same after you deliver a baby! From that I thought back to delivery and how wonderful it was. Did I have an easy delivery? Not too bad, I pushed for 2 hours then my mom (who was also my midwife) vacuumed my son out-and the epidural didn't work). So it wasn't that bad. And then there was the stitches, oh Lord!

But after all this time my feelings towards that day and every day leading up to it and everyday after it are of pure joy and fulfillment. I really just LOVE motherhood and every single part of it. It is rough and somedays makes me tired just to think about adding 2 or 3 more kids to my family but everynight after I put Tenn down I feel such a sense of "ya, this is what I was made for".

So Daniel and I will continue to work for baby #2 but in the meantime I will enjoy every moment with my son and continue to remind myself that God totally knows the desires of my heart.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A dream.

Have you ever mad a friend that was so ingrained into your heart that even when you don't talk to them for days you love them with your whole heart? During activities with your child you think "Oh I wish So and So were here we could be doing with all our kids!". Or you see your baby do something new and your heart leaps because you can remember your friends child do these same things years ago when they were the same age as your child is now.

I have a friend that I love with all my heart and no matter where we go or how far away life may move us (physically) we will always have such a special bond and friendship that we will constantly be thinking "If we could be together right now raising our kids and families together we would be!". My friends name is Annie and I love her with all my heart!

I can remember the first time I met her, I was waiting for another friend in a chiropractors waiting room and Annie was the front desk gal. It was a few years after that that we actually became friends and every moment with her is now a treasured memory.

I remember her coming to my office and telling me that she thought she was pregnant, her leaving and  taking a test and  her coming back to my office to confirm the news! I remember a couple days later finding out that she had lost her first baby and being heartbroken for her.

I can remember falling in love so hard with her firstborn and her inviting me into his life just like she would her own sister. I celebrated family birthdays with her and her family and my heart was turned onto the idea of being a mama by watching her with her boy Brady and I love the chance I had to grow with him for a few years. I remember Emma her daughter being born and waiting int he waiting room with Brady and talking to him about his baby sister and finally hearing her cry.

I can remember as I was going into labor all I could think "Oh Annie Jean I hope you are ready for this" and she stood by my side and her and my husband each held a leg as I push my baby out.
I love my Annie and her babies. I think I love those kids as much as I do my own (or pretty darn close!). I love having a friend that I know is totally on my side and always believes the best about me and the best for me. She is truly a blessing from God and we share a passion for being mommies and I can say with total confidence that I would not love being a mama as much as I do if I would not have watched her with her babies. God has used her to transform my life. We have walked through life and all the issues that come with getting married, moving jobs, having kids, moving homes and cities and I can truthfully say I never want to do life without her with me.

So with all that said, I got the chance to watch her youngest babe jackson for a few hours the other day while she and her husband attended a conference in my area and I am pretty sure it was a much bigger blessing to ME then to her. This baby has eyes and a smile that will slay you. He is so cute and SUCH a good baby (but I guess when you are the 3rd you don't have much of a choice but to go with the flow!).


Tenn woke up after a while and we all got to hangout! Tenn is currently obsessed with babies and loves to say "be-bay" and he was all about Jackson.

Some mornings while I make Tenn his breakfast I dream about a life where Annie and her family live right next door to us and her and her babes come over for breakfast everyday. As much as I try and convince Annie that she needs to move her husband and her kids to Seattle I realize that God has both of us exactly where he wants us and that is way more important then my selfish heart wanting to see my fav friend everyday.
So we will continue this long distance friendship and I will continue to dream about being greeted by this face every morning :)