Category Archive: General Discussion

Jun 27

Maternity Photos

Well, we decided not to hire a maternity photographer this time around. We’ve just been taking random photos when we get the chance or having a friend snap some of us as a family. They’re not professional quality by any means, but they work for the few photos we’ll frame around the house. Luckily, we’ve had good luck with them and have a great way to remember this second pregnancy (which has absolutely flown by)! Here are some of our favorites…

 

(the first couple are from 3 months ago…the belly is just a taaaad bigger now. And by a tad I mean a TON, eek) Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity PhotosMaternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity PhotosSo there ya have it! DIY maternity pictures. That’s how we roll around here. We’ll see how that goes for newborn photos…

Jun 24

Vacation: Lake Style

Ahhh, vacation! We have looked forward to this trip since last year when we went with a group of friends to Lake Hamilton in Arkansas. We decided then that this will be a yearly tradition. This year, it was just us and our good friends (more like family, really) and their little guy. It was a perfect mix of relaxing and adventure. We were fortunate enough to stay in Jenn’s parent’s BEAUTIFUL lakeside home, AND ride on their pontoon boat! Here’s a little rundown of the trip in photos (and no, they’re not in order)….

Vacation: Lake Style  The boys ordered oysters at the restaurant on the lake one night. What’s cooler than a restaurant you can drive your boat to?? Love it. Vacation: Lake Style  Vacation: Lake Style  Vacation: Lake Style  Charley gave Jackson lots of hugs and kisses on the trip. I think she’s getting the hang of this big sister thing!Vacation: Lake Style  Vacation: Lake Style  The best part of grocery shopping was the awesome car carts they had! She was one happy shopper 🙂Vacation: Lake Style  We spent a lot of time on the covered porch playing with babies and watching the boats go by. Vacation: Lake Style  Vacation: Lake Style  It rained the whole trip down to the lake, but by the time we got to Lake Hamilton, a rainbow was waiting for us. It’s like it was saying “welcome, the weather will be beautiful for your trip!”.Vacation: Lake Style    Vacation: Lake Style  This little cowgirl sat on a saddle for the first timeVacation: Lake Style  Vacation: Lake Style  Kissing his piggies!Vacation: Lake Style  Vacation: Lake Style  We were so impressed with how well Charlotte did on the looooong road trip. We left at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning and didn’t get to the lake until 6:00 p.m. We pulled out all the entertainment we could, including learning how funny TWO binkies in the mouth is. Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake StyleGQ pose Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake StyleCharlotte loved the boat! Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake StyleSo did Jackson 🙂 The life jackets though, not so much.  Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake StyleBoys will be boys- jumping off the dock Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake Style    Not creepy at all…Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake Style

Vacation: Lake Style Vacation: Lake Style It’s never fun leaving a wonderful vacation. But we have many more years to look forward to! I’m sure as the kids grow up, they’ll have fond memories of our summer lake adventures!

Apr 06

Easter

Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Our holiday was especially fun now that Charlotte knows what’s going on! We spent the weekend with my parents and on Sunday with my Mom’s side of the family. We enjoyed a great Church service Saturday night, and Charlotte even fell asleep to the music at the end (first time ever!). Here are some photos to recap the weekend.

 

I think this photo is a great representation of Charlotte these days. Pure JOY! Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter EasterEaster

Beautiful memories! Now to think how different next year will be with two little rugrats to enjoy my favorite holiday with 🙂

Mar 18

We’re Still Alive!

Wow! Please pardon the (3 month) interruption. Life sure has a way of keeping us busy, am I right?

In December, we found out that we are expecting another little! For the 14 weeks following that incredible news, I was pretty much a walking zombie. Morning sickness really kicked my behind this time around, but yet again, I survived! And really, it’s the best reason in the world to be sick, so I’m not complaining 🙂

Were Still Alive!Charlotte went with us to our first sonogram and picked up the new word “baby”. It has, since then, been her FAVORITE word. When she hears a baby crying in the store, she looks at me and says “baby!”. When she sees a kid on TV, she points and tell us “baby!”. It’s pretty adorable. She shares her binky and blankets with her baby doll. When the baby doll “cries’, she gives her the binky, puts her little finger up to her mouth and says “sshhh”. She’s got this mommy thing down! Little does she know she will be LIVING with a baby in 5 short months. I’m convinced she’s going to be a really great big sister.Were Still Alive!

I go between feeling SO excited, to really terrified to have 2 kids. Then I remind myself…people do this all the time, we can do it! No matter what, though, I feel a constant sense of gratefulness that God is giving me another child to love. I know it will become our “new normal”, but it’s just very hard to imagine splitting my time between a newborn, my first born (who has been, up to this point our favorite!!) and my husband. It will take some adjusting, and then it will just be life. And I’m excited for that 🙂 Eric is just plain excited, so it helps to hear his perspective when I’m doubting my mothering capabilities. He’s the rock, forever the rock in this family.

Were Still Alive!Despite the tiredness, “nesting” has officially kicked in. This is serious, people. Eric’s list of honey-dos is out.of.control. Luckily for me, he’s super handy, efficient, and very motivated. I hope to share some of the exciting DIY projects we’ve (and by we I mean I get the idea and the hubby makes it happen) been up to!

Were Still Alive!

Although I’ve been seriously neglecting this space, I think about it all the time and really enjoy sharing our life. So, thanks for hanging in there! Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

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