Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blog Funk

I'm in a blog funk....

Life is so crazy right now.  I have too much going on and not enough time in the days. I definitely don't have time to blog...maybe I'll find time on my CRUISE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes ladies and gentlemen you read correctly, I am heading out on a cruise.

To be honest, I never really wanted to go on a cruise because they freak me out. Between the online viruses and not being able to see land, it's kind of scary. However the opportunity presented itself to go with my girlfriends and after some thought I said HECK YES PLEASE!

So tomorrow morning, I set sail on the deep blue to Cozumel Mexico with 4 wonderful girlfriends.

Yes, I'm nervous for many reasons and yes I will miss my children and husband desperately. I do think this will be great as well. Everybody could use a restart button and fortunately I get to push mine. Hopefully I will come home refreshed and rejuvenated ready to take on the days of mothering a toddler and a baby again.  Not that I'm sick of it, but any one who's done it knows it is exhausting (as 3 other ladies are mothers on this trip as well). hahaha.

I plan to take full advantage and relax as much as possible. I may even read a book for pleasure again. hahaha.

I will be sure to take tons of pictures and post them when I get back.

On another note, we got our family pictures at Longwood Gardens  done by a very sweet woman ( and they turned out so cute! here are some of my favs......

I may be biased, but goodness I make some good looking children!

Until Next time..........

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dear Emma Jean..........

Dear Emma Jean,

I can't ask for anything more in life than to be able to see you and your brother grow each day.  You are still the light of my life and you amaze me every day. I love you more than I knew possible and it's hard to put into words how the smile on your face makes me feel.

It is still very vivid to me how scared I was when I brought you home from the hospital.  I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle being a mother.  Although at times you test my limits, you have made it more joyful than I ever thought it could be. 

You are so smart and funny.  Just this morning you held your brother's hand and rubbed his head saying "you're fine you're fine" as he got changed for the day. You are the world's best big sister.  You always make sure Matthew has a binky in his mouth and a smile on his face.  You have also been making sure he doesn't grow up too soft as you give him an extra smack or take away his toys if he's getting too comfortable.  Always looking out for him ;) haha

You are talking up a storm and sometimes too much.  You love to repeat what we say and make up words that don't exist at the same time.  You melt my heart when you say "I love you Momma" and daddy is just a lost cause when it comes to your cuteness.  You are his little girl forever and he would move the world for you if he had to.

You test your limits with the best of them and although we are still trying to figure out exactly how to reel you in, I know we'll get there someday. 

You LOVE to be the entertainment in the room and it seems as though nothing makes you happier than a laughing audience.  It makes your momma proud.  You've taken to your older cousins with undeniable obsession and whatever Savannah does must be copied by you.

It's so funny to see how things change as bathtime was a struggle a year ago, now it's a struggle to get you out of the tub.  Having Matthew start to be able to be in there with you is a treat you love as well. 

You could eat spaghetti and waffles for days and treats light up your face in a way that makes it way too easy to give you more. 

You've given me the feeling of knowing of contributed at least one thing great into this world and I thank you for that.

I hope nothing but happiness and giggles for you and as I said before.  It may be unattainable but I'm going to do my absolute best to get you as close to it as I can.

I love you with every particle of my being.

- Your Momma

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