If you have kids you get “that feeling.” You know the one where you think man I should check on them because they’re a little too quiet in the back room or man I should really move that because that’s an accident waiting to happen. If you aren’t a parent a little advice ALWAYS listen to that feeling. So last weekend we were getting ready to go to my nephews first communion right? Well, a few months back my father-in-law took apart a shelf and set it to the side. The last like week or so I was thinking I should move it because a few of the doors had glass. Well, of course, ten minutes before we needed to be out the door my son was playing with his dump truck and while pushing it he hit the door with his foot and it tipped over and shattered. Keep in mind we had to drive a good half hour to get where we needed to go. So I scooped him up stuck him in the living room put up the baby gate, swept up with the help of my mother-in-law, threw on some stress away and went on my way. Needless to say, if you get that feeling don’t ignore it. Always listen to that feeling because of course, Murphy’s law, it’s gonna happen when you’re getting ready to walk out the door.
Today is my anniversary, three years and many more to follow. I had no idea I’d have been married for three years at 22 years old. Let alone have two kids in that time. But I wouldn’t give it up for the world. I’m so very blessed to have married the man I did. He is my rock, my best friend, the best father to our children, and my other half. We keep each other grounded. We are for the most part what the other one isn’t. Marriage is a lot of give and take. It’s a lot of work. It’s being there in the worst and best times, not giving up, A LOT of forgiving and A LOT of love. I could’t imagine my life any different. My husband has been the most supportive of all my decisions. He has seen the bad, the good, the ugly, the put together woman I can be; and I of the man he can be. There are the ups and downs, but the good times by far out weigh the bad. Loving him was the best choice I ever made and it all started with an “I think I love you” ❤
I went from working full time 40+ hours a week to staying home and my husband working full time. Now I see him when he’s home, he’s tired, I’m tired and the kids are on the go or want nothing but all the attention. But despite the tiredness, the sleepless nights, and the less time with my husband; I’m so amazingly blessed. I have a wonderful loving husband and two amazingly beautiful children. Even when I wake up in the morning barely able to keep my eyes open while I make a cup of coffee and breakfast for the two year old, he’ll ask “mommy hold you?”. Of course. Always. Then of course we eat the next thing he wants is to get cozy on the couch, which for him is grabbing a blanket going to the couch, throwing on a cartoon and cuddling with mommy. My heart melts every time. I’m lucky enough that the 4 month old sleeps long enough for me to get that time with him.
I watch him grow and learn everyday of which, I hadn’t gotten the chance to do. So now being here for both her and him is the most amazing thing. I’m so grateful my husband was in agreement when I said I wanted to do this. I mean what could be more rewarding than being able to watch your kids grow up and you don’t have to miss it. With that being said we’ve really thought about what we have our kids around too and what we have in our home. My son mostly when he starts having melt downs he’ll go grab his ‘green one’ which is just a stress away oil roll on and he loves smelling it and calms down. I never thought he’d ask for oils but he does. Since we live with my husbands parents, they have a dog and boy does he love her, sometimes a little to much.
My daughter, she’s such a happy baby. She always kicks and plays with her little gym on the floor, she loves looking at herself in the mirror. Rilynn laughs and smiles way more than Jackson ever did, he was so serious all the time. I can’t wait to see what her personality is and see the things she’ll ask for. But, because of my husband and my business I now get chance to see them grow up and I’m so very blessed to do so.
Hey guys! I’m back. Yeah, I know. I’ve been MIA for a while but now I’m pretty sure I’m here to stay. Just to kinda give a quick overview of what has happened over the past year or so; last I told you I was stationed with my husband and son in Germany for the military. Since then I have gotten out, we are back in the United States. My husband and I have switched roles. He now works and I’m lucky enough to stay home with the kids. Yes, I said kids 🙂 we now have two beautiful little ones; one girl, one boy 🙂 Jack is now 2 and Rilynn is 4 months. We are so lucky to be the parents of two amazing kids. That doesn’t mean Jack isn’t going through your typical two year old phases though. Since I got out I’m diving more into my Young Living business; being more active and serious about it. Any encouragement is welcome 🙂 I’m definitely excited to be back and writing to you guys! I’ll be doing some much needed updates for this blog site so thanks for sticking with me guys!
So I am posting this a day late sorry guys but happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely moms out there, even if all you have are your little fur babies. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I worked a 12 hour shift, but then came home to my husband who had dinner ready and on the table for me. Did I mention yesterday was our anniversary as well? I was super thankful. Now I get a whole four days off to spend with my little man and my hubby. Since I worked yesterday my husband woke me up to a wonderful day after Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. I ate in bed with my son and husband then he let me go back to sleep after I had a full feed tummy 😍 I’m super grateful and thankful for my husband. And let me tell you I tell him as much as I can and I still feel like I don’t tell him enough. So happy late Mother’s Day to all you beautiful Momma’s out there 😊❤️
So my son has learned to spin. He’s just great at it. He also doesn’t have the best balance so runs into doors, chairs, and tables haha. It’s adorable to see him running around and spinning until he runs into something and about gives me a heart attack. He’s also learning more words which I love and hate. He’s getting so big. He came up to me the other day and looked me straight in the eyes and said what doing. I had to double take guys! He’s saying ball and book and a few other words. He’s just learning so much and I feel like at any moment he’s just gonna start saying full sentences. He’s such a little adventurer too, he’s always on the go. He loves “reading” and by that I mean telling us story’s we can’t understand as he flips through books. He’s breaking my heart getting so big but I love watching him grow.
Can I just throw out there that lately I’ve been putting a drop or two of eucalyptus and lavender in the bottom of my shower. I LOVE IT! You know, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of going to the spa, that they have a steam room or sauna room. Well, back in California I have amazing people in my life who gave me a card to get a free spa treatment. While this new mom to an eight month old at the time gladly took a spa treatment, I went into one of these lovely rooms and they had eucalyptus oil mixed with the steam the sprayed out occasionally. It was by far the most relaxing place. Mix that room with a cold glass of cucumber water and it’s one awesome day. So as I said I’ve been putting eucalyptus and lavender in the bottom of my shower and with a little less steam it is still sooooooo relaxing. Did I put enough O’s? haha I just love that I can be in my own shower and get the same relaxing feeling as a sauna/ steam room.