Excusably Excusable

Today I was lamenting over the fact that I haven’t been keeping up with any of my hobbies. My Blog has been anything but interesting, I haven’t painted in weeks, and I can’t even remember what other sorts of things I like to do. Further, I felt depressed about the amount of time I have spent laying on the couch, floor, or bed, just waiting and aching for the sickness to go away. How I have been dragging myself from one task to another and trying to be a good mom. Well, I am here to tell you (and myself) that I have a pretty darn good excuse. Baby number 3 is on its way!! This baby has sure thrown a curve ball in my normal functionality. I pretty much loathe the first trimester of pregnancy. I even started writing a whole post on “How to get through the first trimester of pregnancy”, but didn’t have the heart to post it because I couldn’t REALLY see how I was going to get through it. (Maybe I’ll post it later)

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Choo-Choo, he’s 2! A Choo-choo Train birthday party: cake and gift ideas

My little boy has become obsessed with all things trains. We decided to throw him a choo-choo-train birthday party for his second birthday. It was a low-key family affair, and this boy had a blast. Who knew that balloons and trains could bring so much excitement? That along with presents, mac and cheese, and cake.

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I can’t believe my little baby is two already! Wasn’t it just a few days ago when we brought him home from the hospital, all fresh and tiny? Now he is running around, sleeping in a toddler bed, throwing tantrums, and talking in sentences. He brings just as much joy to our family as he did when he first joined us. I am so grateful for this gentle, kind, fun little boy. He makes a great play mate for his big sister.

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‘Motherhood’: not just the crummy stuff

Yesterday’s rainy afternoon took us to Walmart; partially because we were out of fruit, but mostly because we needed an outing. Nap time for the almost 2-year-old was being put on hold to try to get on a better bedtime schedule (Summer has been terrible for schedules). Our aisle wandering finally took us to the toy section where the kids explored and pushed all the buttons, creating a chaotic, noisy section of the store. It was still rainy outside so I let them play for longer than usual, I was being a fun mom. There were a few tricycles out on display that my two little rugrats hopped on and started motoring around on. No one else was around, so I didn’t mind.

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Family Vacation 2016- Camping in Waterton

We spent the whole last week of July on vacation visiting family and having adventures. I had my phone with me to snap photos the whole time but rarely pulled out my camera to document things. On our trip to Waterton I made an effort to take more photos, capturing a few of the fun things we did.

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Father’s Day

Today was Jordan’s third Father’s Day. Poor guy was assigned to give a talk in church. When his time in the program arrived was he was announced as a ‘seasoned father’. He got up to the podium and made a joke out of being labeled a ‘seasoned father’ after only 3 years. {The definition of seasoned is having a lot of knowledge of doing something and therefore knowing how to do it well.} If there is anything this guy does well, it’s being a father. I am so thankful that he is the father of my children, he does a wonderful job…
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A wonderful Sunday

I have been told that this blog is great and all, but that posts of our family happenings are greatly missed (hi mom). My journaling has been lacking lately, so I figured I would start a new section on my blog for personal blog posts.
Today was a wonderful Sunday, filled with a visit from family, spiritually nourishing church meetings, and rain mixed with brief sun rays between parted clouds. My camera came out a few times today to capture the moments.

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