Thursday, June 13, 2013

Worst blogger EVER.

I am horrible at this blogging ting lately.... my appologies. 
but in my defense
In the past 5 weeks we have been home two of them.
we went to the beach
then we were home for a week.

Then the hubs went to Haiti on a mission trip so i went home cause there ain't no way i'm stayin in this house alone for a week. or a night.

then we were home a week

 Then the hubs had work back home building an awesome deck and farmhouse table for his sis and her family,so i of course went with him. 
the deck.
The farmhouse table
He's stinkin talented. He is gonna be selling these tables so if you want one let me know!

In the meantime we found out that we are having another sweet little boy!
So of course i'm already redecorating the nursery
It's my favorite thing to do.

Zi has been doing a lot of new things lately too
He feeds himself with a spoon, kinda
He got his first goose egg, and popsicle 
he's sitting on the counter on his own
and making this new face. it's his "are you CRAZY??" face

Thanks for stickin with me! hopefully i'll post again soon. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

O Baby bAby!

This post was supposed to be published two weeks ago BEFORE we left for the beach, so when you read it just imagine you time traveled. (i'm not 15 weeks instead of 13)

That's right we are pregnant with baby number 2 due in November! Right now i am 13 weeks and feeling exhausted. But we are so excited!

And as you can imagine i've already got plans and have started redecorating the nursery. You know i'm always up for a change. I don't think i ever revealed Zion's nursery when we finished the first time but my friend took pics a few weeks ago before i started changing stuff so i'll post those pics soon. 

This is how we announced we are expecting. 
 I didn't get many pics due to Z man erasing my sign.
 but that's ok he's so stinkin cute i don't mind!

Here are some stats for my pregnancy so far.

How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? 2 lbs
Stretch marks? no
Sleep? easy peasy
Best moment last month? Getting to see baby in the ultrasound
Movement? Not yet
Maternity clothes? No just stretch pants, skirts, and dresses. i can still button my jeans and shorts but sitting down is a different story.
Food cravings? cereal (just like before) sushi and fruit
Gender? Not sure. We will hopefully find out at our next appt at 16 weeks
Name? Yes we have names but i will wait to reveal them until we find out if it's a  baby he or she 
Labor signs?  no
Belly button in/out? in
What I miss: nothing yet
What I am looking forward to: finding out if it's a baby girl or boy 
Baby's heart rate: at our 12 week appt it was 152

Thursday, March 14, 2013

We now have a playroom.

You know your a Mom when you are so excited to turn your craft room into a playroom. Well it's not all for the kid it also keeps me sane cause i can shut the door (it's cut in half so i can see him from the top half of the door) and let him play. Which is so nice especially when he doesn't take a nap and i need a break. don't judge.

 We have done so much to the house since i last posted, new fireplace, new bookshelves, lots of kitchen updates and of course i have rearranged everything in order to baby proof this place.  So i am going to try to gradually catch you up.

The craft room which then became a craft/guest room in this reveal, has now become the playroom. Where is all my craft stuff you ask? Well, I got rid of A LOT of craft stuff so that i could fit everything in the little nook under the stairs and i store most of my craft stuff in a big armour in the guest room.  I took these pictures with my iphone so they are not the best quality but who has time to use their "real" camera then load the pictures, etc, etc, etc. ain't nobody got time for that.
You are probably gagging at how clean it is. Well the truth is i am a little OCD in the fact that i clean it every night so it is ready for him to tear up in the morning. He doesn't really "play" he just pull everything out and then i put it back and then he pulls it out again, so i spend a so the cleaning this happens multiple times during the day. But his toys don't have lots of little pieces so it takes me all of 3 mins to clean. score
Here are some pics of the playroom once he's been in there playing for a bit.
I had to sneak those pics so he didn't see me and start screaming :/

 When Z man wakes up in the morning i go in his room and flick on his overhead light. He doesn't have any windows in his room so this is a bright shock to his lil eyes, but i just love his morning face when he can't quite open his eyes. This morning i took some pics.
this one is my fav 
I just realized i never showed you pictures of Zion's nursery and of course it has changed since i first decorated but i will get some pics up of that soon too. Cause you know i've got plans to change it up a bit already. Don't tell the hubs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Give a little Grace

Recently, I have talked to so many mothers who struggle with being a Mom. Not because the work is too hard or the kids are crazy but because they feel a pressure to raise their kids the way everyone tells them to.

It is so hard for this generation of Mothers. Everyone especially other moms judge you for how you "do" or "don't" parent. When we are ALL just trying to figure the whole "mom" thing out. NO ONE has it figured out no matter how much it looks like they do.

Romans 12:9-13
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spirit fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in Hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality."

For the big stuff-If you are praying and seeking what the Lord wants you to do for your family then it doesn't matter what people think, cause sometimes he tells you to do crazy things and your like, "um God are you sure this is what you want me to do? cause it's gonna be hard and people are gonna think i'm crazy." and he's like "Yes i'm sure, people thought i was crazy too."

For the little stuff-YOU love your kid more than anyone so obviously you are going to do what you think is best for them. God gave them to YOU to raise, love, and protect, so if he trusts you to do that everyone else should too.
I just wanted to encourage moms struggling with judgement and wondering if you are doing this parenting thing right. YOU ARE.
Whether you let your kid go out in the cold without shoes or a hat on, or if you feed them bananas or chocolate for breakfast, or if you let them cry it out or cuddle them to sleep, or if you give them breast milk or formula, or if you bathe them every night or twice a week, or if you do cloth diapers or disposables, or whether you vaccinate or not, or if you baby wear or not,  or co-sleep or not, or whether you turn your car seat around at a year or 2 years, or whether your kids are home-schooled or go to public school. DON'T LET OTHER PEOPLE MAKE YOU THINK THAT'S NOT OK. IT'S OK. every child is different. they need different things.

Maybe if we just gave a little grace it would make it easier on all of us.


If you follow me on Instagram you know that Natalie from GuffeyLove and i are doing a blog series on the book 7, the mutiny against excess. it's a seven month process on learning to live with less. Each month there is a different topic and the first is food. You pick 7 foods to eat for the whole month. That's right only seven. And not categories like "veggies" or "fruit" which is what i was trying to do. I was planning on starting 7 yesterday but after adding to many "large categories' to my list i decided to start next monday so i could eat up the good stuff in my fridge so it didn't go bad.
I'll be back Monday with Day 1!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Phone dump Friday

Phone dump Friday/ i'm going to try to do a little filling in on the last few months
This week our dear friends made us an amazing dinner and watched Z man so we could go on a date. Much needed. We have the best friends!
We are trying to eat healthier around here. 
 One of our friends did some family photos for us so i made this little fabric banner for the background of the pics.
 The hubs built me this tray a few weeks ago. A friend got one at TJMaxx that was very similar but i couldn't find it at any of my TJMaxx's or Homegoods so the hubs just whipped one up for me ;) 
I am selling them for $25 if you are interested. They measure 24inx14in. Local only. it would cost a lot to ship :/
 Who doesn't love a sleeping baby?

 No we don't have a little girl, that's z man with a flower headband on. Papa wasn't too happy about this.

 My little home depot helper
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm back, again.

It has been almost a year since I have blogged. So many things have happened since then. Every time i think about writing a post i feel overwhelmed with how much i haven't post about, how much i have missed.

This blog started as a way to document our journey doing p90x when we were living in our little apartment our first year of marriage then we moved into our first house and it evolved into a decorating blog and after i had Baby Zion as we lovingly call him, i was torn between my new job as a mother and wanting to blog about everything that came with that, and keeping with the decorating theme. My passions were changing and i wasn't sure my readers were ready for that so i just stopped all together. Then i realized that this blog whether it was about p90x or decorating it was about documenting our life as a family that was constantly changing. And my blog should change with it.

So i'm back.

 I'm not going to try to go back and fill you in on 7 months of my absence but i will give you a brief synopsis. My grandmother passed last June, hence my pause in the blog world. It was one of the hardest loses i have experienced. My husband started a new job that the Lord has blessed more than we ever could have imagined. And my little guy turned one last month.

This past year has been full of growth for me as a wife, mother, and follower of Jesus. I continued reading blogs (even though i wasn't participating) and i loved how encouraging these women were in my walk with Jesus, as being mothers who needed grace and wives who respected their husbands. I want to be a part of that.

 I'm not great with words but being a mom is a hard thing for our generation so if i can encourage one mother that if she follows what the Lord is leading her to do for her family then she is should never feel guilty, undeserving or inadequate then that's enough for me.

So with all that being said i will still be updating on decorating and such but i will also be verbalizing my struggles and growth as a mom. Hope you are on board!


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