4/15/15

Willow is SIX months.

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oh my stars SOMEONE HOLD ME!!!!!!!!!!!

W,

how are you 6 months?????? seriously, how. I promise, yesterday you were snoozing on my chest, barely able to ever stay away. So tiny. So small. I swear I just birthed you. Time is a real butt sometimes. I'm just not ready at all to have you be 6 months old. File this rant under NOT READY AND IN DENIAL!!!!!!!!!!!

you are just so big. Goodness. You are trying so hard to sit up on your own and you will be before i know it. You rolling over all the time, and you have started talking NON stop. I love it. We went to the doctor today. You weigh 15.11lbs and are 26inches long. Perfectly average in height and weight. You are wearing size 2 diapers and 6 month clothing. You still nurse 5 times a day and are eating rice cereal in the mornings and a fruit or veggie at night. You are still taking 3 naps a day, although I think we will go down to two soon. You aren't cutting any teeth yet, but the doc said you will probably cut one in the next week or two. You are still sleeping 8:20pm-8:00am straight. You are the smiliest baby around. You've yet to be really giggly, but I'll talk the sweet gummy smiles all day. You have the best temperament and seem to always be content (unless it's eating time... then you don't play). You think C and Finn are so funny and you love to watch them. You smile constantly. Have I said that already? Cause you do.

Oh Little girl. you are such a joy to us! We love you so much!!

and just to walk down memory lane... here is C at six months. Cue tissues.

4/9/15

Easter 2015 & Film

We had such a great Easter. Saturday, we went to an egg hunt. We do the same one every year with East Point Church. It's so well organized and C always gets a good but not absurd amount of eggs. This year he braved the moon bounce and LOVED it. He's been intimidated by them in the past, but he finally realized how much fun they were. We hardly got him out of it.  photo IMG_2622.jpg photo IMG_2625.jpg  photo IMG_2621.jpg

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This year C was still so small, but we tried to tell him often the reason we celebrate Easter. I'm really looking forward to next year and him understanding just a little bit more hopefully. I look my camera to church that morning to snap a few pics of us and the service.
 so thankful for the ladies I get to serve with on staff. These three ladies are some of my closets friends. I couldn't imagine doing life without them.



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This year we did an Easter Egg hunt for littles at my parents. I recorded them coming out and hunting in the backyard at my parents. I also filmed everyone and caught some really sweet moments.... and then I realized I wasn't actually recording. Cool. So, we redid it! The kids weren't too happy at first, but they got over it haha. Josh decided to record this time and I'm so glad he did. He's a hilarious narrator. I left the sound because it was just too good at some moments. The background music is Sow&Tether (the best christian band in my opinion). Anyways, here is the video. I barely edited it, but so glad to have it!

4/7/15

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Making : myself blog more. hello, mom of two.
Cooking : not enough. seriously, i gotta get on this.
Drinking : coconut oil. well, not swallowing it. have you read up on coconut oil pulling? do it.
Reading: every blog and tip on potty training. knee deep in day 2 of potty training C. Prayers please.
Wanting: time to slow the mess down
Looking: at pictures from our NZ that I finally blogged. I miss it I miss it I miss it.
Playing: outside with C while W naps. Sooooo glad we can finally play outside!
Wasting: energy trying to keep this house clean but alas, it's a must.
Trusting: in the Lord.
Sewing: hahahahaha. nothing. Sewing nothing.
Wishing: for once I could keep finger nail polish on longer than 2 seconds
Enjoying: zero food thanks to an awful tongue infection? burnt taste buds? I don't know what it is but we are one week in and it's the worst.
Waiting: on our adoption to pick up or house to sell or not to sell or whatever the Lord has for us next
Liking: all of the baby pictures on IG. #babyfever #yesalready
Wondering: if Willow will have curls like C
Loving: being a SAHM. This is a constant, but just really thankful.
Hoping: to take a beach vacation this year. i. need. beach.
Marveling: over the fact that I have so many amazing ladies in my life. abundantly blessed.
Needing: more time in the day to accomplish my todo list a mile long
Anticipating: meeting my sweet bestie's baby later today, Little Jordan Jett Bobo was born yesterday
Contemplating: cutting my hair OFFFFFFF
Smelling: my salted caramel popcorn candle allll day long. seriously yum.
Wearing: last nights pjs see "reading"
Following: my man. i love that he leads our family so well.
Noticing: spring leaves blooming. HELLO spring, you were seriously missed this dark winter.
Knowing: Jesus is enough.
Thinking: it's about time i get my tattoo already.
Praying: for babies for friends. like seriously. Lord, give them babies!
Bookmarking: interior design inspiration. like always
Opening: chatbooks in the mail. love getting those tiny, wonderful collections of memories.
Giggling: at C all day long. This kid a such a ham.
Feeling: bittersweet. Little W is learning to sit and I love it and hate it. Please stop growing. but don't stop.

4/4/15

New Zealand. The End.


I still can't get over the fact that we went to New Zealand. And with two kiddos!!! I have to give all the credit to the Lord. It was only by His grace that every thing went so smoothly. We covered that trip in prayer constantly, and He was faithful to answer. The last day in NZ we spent doing laundry and packing.
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We said our good byes and then headed to a last minute lunch before going to the airport. Our 13 flight back to LA took off at 7pm. The kiddos did amazing again. Canaan slept more on this long flight then on the one over to NZ. Willow didn't sleep as much, but she didn't fuss either!! Once we landed in LA time FLEW BY! We were so rushed to make the connecting flight to Houston that we didn't even eat dinner. Then once we landed in Houston we were so rushed to make our flight to Memphis that we had to grab dinner on the run and eat it on the plane. I don't know if I was glad or not that we were so rushed. On one hand it was super stressful and exhausting and on the other it made the day fly by and before we knew it we were home. It was also the shortest day we've ever lived because of time change ha!

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Once we were home (around 11pm), both babies passed out and we all slept in the next morning. Canaan and Willow adjusted back pretty easily. Josh and I , however, seemed to take weeks to get adjusted to the time change.

There are so many memories that didn't get recorded on these blog posts. Josh and I agreed once we got home that it seemed as if Canaan grew into a big boy over that trip. He learned so many new words and phrases. He was so resilient and overall so well behaved. It was seriously a dream of a trip. We really debated over taking him with us or leaving him with family for those two weeks and I can't say enough how GLADDDD I am that we took him. If you are debating traveling with little ones, do it do it do it!! It's hard and exhausting a times, but so rewarding and joyful the rest. Thank you momma Kubler for taking us. For giving us the most amazing gift and adventure. It is one we will remember for the rest of our lives.