Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random Post

Hi all! Yes, I am alive and well, I've just had a hard time finding time to get on the computer in the last week or so. I seriously don't know how mom's of two or more children find the time to blog every day. I'm sure it helps to have a smart phone. I'm also sure that I will settle into a new "normal" and I will learn to balance everything and find time for me again. :)

The past week or so was not easy. I was recovering from my c-section which took some time, then we had some minor health issues with Ethan (he is fine now), then Elliana was sick with a nasty stomach bug and had been vomiting and had terrible diarrhea, then I got the stomach bug... let's just say it was not a fun week and a half. I was so sick of Dr's appointments and I just wanted us all to be well again. I'm so happy to report that I think we are finally there!

I am SO thankful that I had lots of help from my mom and mother-in-law for the past week and a half. I seriously don't know how I would have survived otherwise. Don't you just love moms?!

Tomorrow is my first day of being a mom of two all by myself. Aaah! I keep hearing this song go through my head: "All by myself, don't want to be all by myself". Ha ha! I'm actually feeling physically strong now and I'm sure I'll be fine but I'm still a little nervous.

Speaking of the words all by myself, Elliana has started saying this phrase a lot but she sometimes messes up the words. It's so funny! She'll say "I do it all by me-self" or "I do it all me be-self". I love her. :)

Isn't she beautiful?!

I got on the scale just out of curiosity the other day to see how much weight I had lost since the day Ethan was born. I lost 22 pounds in 2 weeks! Don't you wish it was always that easy to lose weight? Ha!

Caleb's brother is getting married in just 6 weeks and my sister is getting married in 5 1/2 months. I'm using both weddings as inspiration to lose my baby weight. I don't know that I'll be able to lose a lot before Nate's wedding, but I'm hoping to lose a considerable amount before Alli's wedding. We'll see...

April is flying by. Suddenly summer is right around the corner. I can't wait!

I feel like a bad mom because I haven't taken a ton of pictures of Ethan and Ellie lately. This may be a sorry excuse, but I feel like I was just surviving the past 10 days. I'm hoping to work on taking more pictures now that we're all better.

Life is crazy right now but I can honestly say that I feel so full of joy and my life just feels so full. I love my babies more than words can say. God is so good!


Becky said...

22 pounds in 2 weeks!? That's crazy! So sorry you guys have been sick, but I'm glad to hear you're all getting healthy again! I absolutely adore that last picture of Ellie and Ethan! Ellie is an awesome big sister! Hope your first day being on your own goes well, I know you're going to rock it! =)

Courtney said...

Ellie looks sooooo beautiful in that top pictures! I think she is starting to look more like you as she gets older.

Dareth said...

I agree, I think Ellie is looking more like you. I also think Ethan looks like his daddy.

I am so glad you are all healthy!

Olga said...

cute pictures of your little darlings!

Tara Brown said...

Precious! Autumn saw Ellie on your blog - "Ellie - more Ellie" Can't wait for play dates this summer!!!

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


We fight one day and then the next day we're fine. We're always loud and crazy when we get together. We're very passionate. We've been through it all together, lots of ups and downs. We're eachother's biggest supporters.


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