Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our new family of 5

After having this footage for weeks we have finally been able to edit it and share our piece of heaven.
I can't even express how much I love our Benson, I love his spirit,  I love that I can hold him so close with my Solly Baby Wrap, and I love the peace he has brought into our lives.
So with out further adieu meet our baby boy.

Friday, November 28, 2014


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In case you didn't know, we had a baby boy.

I've been so busy holding onto every moment I have with this little babe that I never got around to writing a blog post about his birth! Little Benson was born last week on Wednesday, and to be honest I kinda want to do it again. Am i crazy?! There is something about the labor, holding your baby for the first time and finding out the gender for the first time that can not compare to anything in the world. It's something that you can't put into words, and with each child I feel like I'm learning to love and treasure that moment more. I can't even tell you how grateful I am for this little boy and all of my boys! But when a new baby is brought into a home it's forever changed. Our home is different and little Benson has brought a sweet, tender spirit into our lives and we are just in heaven. We sure are in love.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Red, Blue, White, Yellow

I know everyone knows children come with different personalities but i'm here to affirm that it is truth! You think you have the parenting thing down and then along comes a second child and you poke yourself in the eye wondering how in the world you are going to parent two complex and different personalities.

Daxton is as sweet, obedient and sensitive as any child that you could find. Tatye is sweet, but he sure has a sass and ready to do everything and anything on his own. He will be obedient but its on his own terms. If I am going to change his diaper, I let him know that i'm waiting and then I know when he's ready to obey he will come over and lay down. However, if I force him into laying down there will be screams, tears and thrashing for another 10 minutes.

I'm not saying one is better than the other, both have great personalities, but they have their pros and cons. It just sure makes motherhood tricky and I don't know if I'll ever figure it out. And I won't even start with bedtime. In fact, as I'm writing this I can hear Daxton lecturing Tayte on how to go to bed and that Mom and Dad has asked us to go to bed. hahahah
But my boys are sweet as can be, and I'm grateful for their different personalities. It teaches me patience and love. It also teaches me a life lesson that everyone needs to be treated different and loved differently, especially in families. Motherhood is tricky but like I said it can translate into learning life lessons, and I try to make sure that I keep that in perspective as I am in the daily grind.
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These DARLING moccisons are from an online shop called Mini Acorn. When we got these cute shoes in the mail the boys were so excited and would not take them off (especially Tayte.... figures). They are super comfortable for them and they always beg to wear them. Pretty sure I want one in every color for the boys.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

We've moved


The last few months have been far from what we expected. Its been a long journey where we have been stretched and tried. Its hasn't been easy, but we have tried our best to learn, to laugh and grow from each bump in the road. But now we finally made itt and we feel so excited about this new chapter of our life. With about 15 days left before the due date of this new baby we moved into a new home in Utah. We are loving the space we have and are trying our best to move and get settled before the new baby comes! (yikes)

 Three cheers for a new home, a new job, and a new city to adventure in!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Dinner

My mother was really into celebrating all Holidays, and do all sorts of fun things for us kids. I am not as good as keeping up her traditions but every now and then I really try. One of the things I remember growing up with was a scary Halloween Dinner. So it just so happened that last week we decided to keep up that tradition and get us all in the Halloween mood. The two boys had so much fun helping me and surprisingly did really good at making it! [Like the broomsticks you will see below, Daxton did those mostly by himself!] 
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Can't believe that Halloween is already almost here! Are you ready? We having been slowly losing pieces of Daxton's costume so we will see what we end up being for Halloween on Friday. (!)