Friday, June 17, 2011

a crazy roller-coaster ride

Last wednesday I lost my wedding ring. We tried not to focus too much on finding it until after the girls' birthday was behind us. We have turned the house over several times since then with no luck. I love my ring...most of all the sentiment behind it, and hope it turns up in the move. Thank goodness for such a beautiful picture our photographer took at my bridal portraits so I can remember it.

We signed a contract on our house Tuesday night! Praise the LORD!

After much praying, searching, comparing and VERY late nights we signed a contract on the house we have had our eye on for months late Thursday night.

Last Friday my baby girls turned ONE! We had a great time celebrating!

Last week we were all holding on for "dear life"! This week we are still trying to take everything in that took place last week. The house that we are in a contract to buy is our dream house. We would love to live in it if God sees fit. We know if it is not HIS perfect will for us, He will take it away. This house has such a neat story that I will share with you all sometime. All the inspections have been completed and we are waiting for everything to fall into place! Please keep us in your prayers as we are scheduled to close on both houses July 8th!

Monday, June 6, 2011

just a year ago...

Brooke couldn't wait to meet her "babies"

Oh this was about 2 days before I had the babies. Ready to POP!

Our little family of THREE!

One of the happiest moments of my life...meeting #2 & #3

Just a year ago I was anxiously awaiting the date of our scheduled c-section set for June 10, 2010. The week was filled with trips to the doctor, special ultrasounds, and visits to the cancer treatment center for vitamin infusions. I spent a lot of time laying in bed and floating in the pool to keep those girls baking as long as possible. We tried to spend as much time with Brooke before we rocked her world by adding TWO babies to our little home. I remember just crying on our bed with Landon the night before the big day. I was feeling every emotion possible...I was excited, fearful, nervous, anxious, and relieved we had made it so far. Let's just say my pregnancy was so physically painful I did not take any pain medication stronger than tylenol after my section. It just didn't seem like anything in comparison to the previous 36 weeks. Every minute of those 36 weeks was completely worth it and forgotten when I heard those little cries in that operating room. It all seemed like such a little sacrifice for such a BIG blessing.

Today....almost a year later I am in awe of how I can love 3 little girls SO much. They have each brought such joy to our lives. Parenting has shown us how inadequate we are without the Lord's strength. He has provided for our every need and has given us the strength and love to get through each day. We are excited to celebrate this first year that the Lord has graciously given us with our sweet little girls.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Party Planning...Bittersweet

Every time I sit down at my desk to craft something for Lily & Lauren's party I just can't start it. I usually just cry. Ha ha. I will blame it on the weaning...these hormones are out of control. I am usually WEEKS ahead of planning any sort of party...even the little details. I know I am not saying good-bye to the girls....but I feel like I am saying good-bye to the sweet baby stage. I have gone into their rooms every night to just hold them while they are sleeping. Instead of crafting and cleaning, I have been playing with them during the day. Right now I have 6 big eyes staring at me while I write this, and 4 little hands throwing cheerios all over the floor. I am trying to hold on to every minute...

Random fun fact - Over the last 358 days we have used approximately 5,475 diapers. You are Welcome Huggies.

On the other hand...I am VERY excited to celebrate their first year with us. I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that we have TWO babies. Two babies that sleep, eat, giggle, play, get in trouble and GROW together. As we say "good-bye" to the baby stage we say a big "HELLO" to the toddler stage (times two). Oh my is all I have to say to that.

Landon and I feel so blessed to be parents of 3 wonderful little girls. We are thankful for the opportunity God has given us to be parents and never expected 3 years ago that He would bless us with so many sweet little girls to share our lives with.