Wednesday, June 17, 2015


This past week we were blessed to get out of town and visit this beautiful spot only an hour away from us.

We stayed here last year with my brother and sister-in-law and were back at it again this year. What was new this year is that we actually had a pool loving boy.

It made it so fun to be able to just stay in the pool while he jumped from the edge to your arms constantly. He loved it. We'd go from jumping to then doing little jumps on the steps of the pool. Oh how fun it'll be when this boy can swim.

He looks h-u-g-e in this pic...(but he's still so little to me)

We were able to relax and just swim, nap, write, read, make food, swim again and hang out with family. It was a blessing knowing very full well that this will be our last vacation as a family of three, and I'm anticipating that although life will be filled with our newest blessing soon, it'll also be a lot more work caring for two. I'm excited though and we will thrive off of God's strength to get us through those first few months. Maybe by Christmas season (or before!) we'll be in that sweet spot of having a routine that just flows. We'll see. We'll definitely be working toward it. 

I officially entered my third trimester yesterday. This pregnancy is a-flyin. Although yes it's true, I'm not taking as many pictures of my pregnant self or documenting every detail as I did when I didn't have a toddler, but I'm still in awe of this little growing girl.

Girl. I still can't believe we're having a girl! Hah, but same with Finn, things just don't sink in quite like they do when they place the little one on your chest.

My sister and dear friend are in the works of organizing a little shower for this girl. It's fun this time around knowing what I'll need. I won't forget at Finn's shower opening things having no idea what the item actually did.

Anyway, I feel like I'm rambling. Lately I feel like my feelings, my mind, my soul, all can be summed up in songs. I'll leave with this one that's in my head right now...thankful for the reminders of God's grace with me and unfailing love to carry me through every aspect of life. A constant needed reminder.

Hoping you all are well!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Belated Gender Reveal

Hallo! So since it's been a while I thought I'd blog about something that happened yes a whole month ago...our gender reveal party!

Like last time with Finn, Rob and I decided, although it was a little harder this time, to turn our heads at the sono to later find out at a little get-together. While we drove to drop Finn off with my sister before my appointment we were on the fence of whether to look or not. The hardest part was knowing that our appointment was on Monday and our little party wasn't going to happen till Friday.

But in the end we didn't look.

Instead we changed the party to Monday night. :-D

Going back to our appointment, it was really great. The little one was very active, was sticking her tongue out and even gave us a thumbs up. We then saw the doctor who delivered Finn and she didn't want to spend too much time with us for fear of slipping on the gender.

I then left for work, and Rob and my sister then worked on getting the party planned for that night.

Cause again. We had no patience. Ain't nobody got time for that!

I dropped off the sono pic at the bakery to be ready in just 5 hours (thanks Publix!)...

and then I watched the minutes tick by at work till it was time for me to go home.

Once home, I pulled out the decorations from our last party (yay for saving stuff!) and threw those up. I didn't want it to feel completely last minute, lol.

This picture was brought to you thanks to an m&m bribe... :-D

After we quickly gobbled down pizza, we took a picture of the guesses. It was a little girl heavy this time.

Not everyone was able to make it due to our last minute planning, but we facetimed with Greg, Jen and Bella so they could find out with us too. Finally we cut into the cake and found out that we're having a baby GIRL...

Yep, I was completely shocked. Didn't really see that coming at all. A girl! Finn was overwhelmed and cried a little (he's a lil sensitive and understandably confused). He's working out his emotions constantly, being a toddler isn't easy. :-D

Anyway, we're happy to welcome a little girl to our family. Finn will be such a great brother. I'm thankful and honored that Rob and I are given this opportunity to parent these babies and watch them dream and develop their own personalities and interests. I think that's been one of my favorite parts. Praying for these two constantly and thanking God for such a gift.

Just like with Finn, we took a picture of me with the baby's name not too long after...

We really clicked with the name Skye similarly to how we just clicked with the name Finn. The middle name is in honor of my friend, Larsen. Elizabeth is her middle name.

Skye Elizabeth we all look forward to meeting you face to face little one!


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