Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kaia Rose is three!


My little girl just had a birthday!
I just love the heck out of her! She seriously makes me laugh every single day and I cannot imagine my life without her! I am so lucky she chose me to be her mommy!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Justice?

So I want to post something that has occupied my mind a lot lately... due to the fact that I was on mat leave and watched every day of it...
Caylee Anthony.
Most everyone knows the situation. Most everyone thinks the same thing.
I am not going to rehash everything, what I want to say is this-
I am so thankful to be a mother. I am so thankful for the children I have been blessed with.
(Yes, ALL 3 of them!)
I am sickened over a mother that can act the way little Caylee's did. I am sickened over the lack of justice this little baby is going to get. I am heartbroken for her grandparents who loved that little girl like their own.
I am grateful however. Grateful for the knowledge and faith that she is in heaven with so many people who will love her and treat her as she deserves. Grateful that life doesn't end here on earth and that it only gets exponentially better on the other side.
I don't know what would possess a mother to act the way hers did. What would make a mother do the things she did. What I do know is even if she is not going to receive any sentence on earth, there is a much greater one waiting for her on the other side.
My heart breaks that there are people- doing everything they can to have children even if it means hurdling a crapload of obstacles...yet people who NEVER in a million years should be allowed near a freakin child, let alone having them- get to birth and neglect them.
All I want to say is I appreciate my children so much. I love and adore them more than anything in the world and I really hope and pray that little Caylee is feeling that someone up there feels the same way about her.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Avaleigh Britany....

Well, she is over a month old and I still have not posted. It has been an absolutely crazy past month... still it's about time I got on this!
Our little girl arrived one hour and twelve minutes before her due date... so all that worrying for nothing! She came fast, thus depriving me from receiving any drugs so that was unfortunate- slash totally sucked, but we got through it like so many other mommies have.
She is such a good baby and we kinda love her a lot! Grace is so pumped and for the first few weeks she wouldn't leave Av's sight. Kai is also loving being a big sister and takes every opportunity to kiss her and tell me she loves her.
The other big thing happening in our lives is Ben moving to Regina for the summer. Spence had a few guys drop out and so they made an exception and had Ben go out to help him. It is going to be a really good thing for us, so we're excited but we definitely miss him. It's been a bit of an adjustment to go from having a husband and two kids to no husband and three but we're making it work. Luckily I have really good kids!
Anyway, because it is so crazy around here this post is gonna be short... here are my faves of the pics Kel did for us...


These ones were right after she was born- Kel didn't take them- my sis did, but i love them too.

This is all Kel's handiwork...


And then six days later...





































Friday, March 25, 2011

I made it!!!!



So today is a huge relief for me! I made it through work- that ended tuesday, I made it through my pedi, my wax and my hair appointments and most importantly- I got to see my little girl dance this morning- and get her first gold medal!!!!
I have been having contractions off and on for about three days or so and the doctor told me I am indeed dilated... though I didn't ask how much... so I was seriously stressed out that I wouldn't make it to this morning's competition. I am about 39 weeks and both girls were born just before 38 before... so we cut it close.
Grace and I have gotten up every single Saturday since the end of October to make it to eight thirty am rehearsals for this dance. Hour and a half rehearsals. (I am not a real morning person either.) We have practiced at home and we have missed things... (like sleeping!!) to do this. Grace is the youngest kid in the class for this, she was four when she started and the majority of the rest of the kids are about seven, so its been a pretty big deal. She took it very seriously and wanted to do such a good job- and she totally did!!!
video
When she walked onto stage today I seriously almost got emotional because I was so grateful to be there and see her hard work pay off. I am so proud of her and I am guessing by the medal still around her neck at this moment means she is kinda feeling the same way.

(And now, everything is checked off and we can have this baby...)

Grace and one of her AMAZING teachers Maryn...
We seriously love this chick!