Thursday, April 3, 2014

Feeling like a "Boy Mom"

He's only two months and I already feel like a "boy mom". Now obviously I'm not talking about going to soccer and football practice kind of boy mom feeling, but its an indescribable feeling that this sweet boy gives me. He has melted my heart since the first time I laid eyes on him.

Now just to give a little insight about me, I NEVER thought I would have a boy. In fact I was TERRIFIED to have a boy. When I found out I was pregnant for the second time I cringed thinking of the possibility of "Boy" ha! I quickly pushed the thoughts out and refused to think that it was a possibility. Then came the day to find out what we were having. As soon as the baby popped up on the ultrasound screen Hannah shouted "I can see her dress" (we were all convinced it was a girl). Then came time for the reveal and the ultrasound tech happily stated "Its a BOY"! It took everything within me not to burst into tears at the sound of those words. "It's a boy... Its a BOY!!??!" The only thing I kept thinking was that I don't do boy.... I do girl. I am a girl, I have a am I ever going to embrace "boy". After that day I tried my best to see the best in what a boy had to offer and by the end of my pregnancy I was very excited to meet our boy.
Cut to the day he was born..... I was so nervous about my C-section and I was also nervous that he would come out and I wasn't going to feel any connection with him. When Hannah was born I had post-partum depression and felt no connection with her in the beginning. It was a hard road that I didn't want to go down again. I prayed daily (sometimes hourly) that God would give me that connection that I so longed for and everyone always talked about. The second they gave him to me I felt the biggest flood of emotions. I was IN LOVE.... and with a little tiny baby BOY!
I can honestly say that God always knows what he's doing! He knows what I need even when I think that I know better. I'm so glad that he gave me such a love and bond with sweet Scotty. I cant wait to watch him grow into the little boy and man that God has made him to be. and I thank God every day that he chose me to be his momma!

Our first Home

Change is hard. No matter what kind of change it is. Its ALWAYS been hard for me to handle. These past few months have had a lot of change in them and what makes it scarier is that the NEXT few months are going to be an even bigger change. One of the things that's happening in our life right now is that we have officially sold our house. Our FIRST HOME. The home we bought when we were way too young to know what we were doing (just 22). I remember walking into this house for the first time and thinking it was a mansion. I thought "How can this be MY house? This is a grown ups house" ha! I specifically remember looking down at the floor praying that one day we would have a baby to crawl around on it. I had no idea what this simple foundation, walls and roof would hold for us.
As I sit here now with all decorations off the walls and boxes all around me I am reminded of Gods faithfulness. He was faithful to provide this home for us and faithful to give us 6 years of happiness and abundance in it. I am so excited for our next house but a part of me will always hold a special place for this home in my heart. It makes me a bit sad to think I will no longer come home to 341 Hummingbird Drive. When we moved in we had 2 empty bedrooms and now it seems as if we are busting at the seams with all of our "stuff". I remember so many nights before we had Hannah that I would go into (what her bedroom is now) and ask, beg and plead with God to give me a baby. I would sit in an empty room and pour my heart out night after night praying that room would one day be filled..... and he was faithful, He always is, and He filled it! I brought my first baby home to this house. I've rocked her, fed her, read to her and played with her within these walls. It makes me a little sad that Scotty will never know this house.
With this being our last Christmas in this house and the last Christmas before Scotty comes I really wanted to make it special (as special as we could through trying to move) and soak every. single. moment in. We've made cookies, ornaments galore, crafts, read countless Christmas stories and have had Christmas music playing non-stop. Next years scenery will be completely different.  We will be in a new house with an extra new person. I'm super excited about this new future ahead but cant help but get a bit sad about the past that we are leaving behind. I don't know exactly what the future holds but I know the ONE who holds my future. And HE never ceases to amaze me!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hannah's Minnie Mouse Birthday!

Sunday my sweet baby turned 2! We decided to have her party on Saturday at the Jumpy Place (a bounce house in New Braunfels) The theme was Minnie Mouse. I know... BIG surprise considering we are all about Disney and Han has been 2 times already and she is only 2 years old ha! I thought that by having her birthday at the Jumpy Place that it would give me a little time off from making a ton of decorations.....wrong! I of course kept adding and adding to the list of decor I was to make and well.... Let the pictures tell it all ;)

Here are the party favors....Inside the bags were red and white cake pops

Minnie Mouse cupcakes and Cookies

Minnie Mouse Topiaries

The birthday Girl!

It turned out to be a GREAT day! I cant believe my baby is TWO! Time really does fly so fast!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Loves!

This past weekend my husband told me "get Han dressed, I wanna go on a picnic". We loaded up the car and headed down River Road, which is a pretty little winding road that leads to Canyon Lake. We just drove and drove till we got down to the lake and then we had a picnic. It was such a fun time to get to spend with my favorite girl and my favorite guy. Here are some pics from last weekend...

I LOVE this girl!

On a totally different note.... A lot of people ask me about where I got all of our Disney shirts from. I got them from a precious little shop here in town called Simply Adorable. I LOVE this place! I have gotten tons of shirts from them and I even got Hannah's "Mother's Day Out" nap mat and matching dress made from them...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chick Chat!

Every month my mom hosts a ladies group called "Chick Chat" at her house. Its a time where ladies from all walks of life can get together and have a great time of fellowship. Every month a lady from the group shares "her story" and after that I have make tons of delicious desserts to eat. This month my aunt Amy Smalley came to speak to the group. She is a marriage counselor/speaker who travels all over the world helping couples to improve/save their marriages.

We took a break from doing Chick Chat over the holidays and didn't have it for 4 months. We wanted to start back with a BANG. I made TONS of desserts and we went all out for decor. Here are some pics of last night...

We had a Candy Table full of candy and take out boxes to fill up

The Mantle with our Chick Chat Banner

Our Dessert Table

M&M Sandwich Cookies

Almond Joy Cake bombs- Chocolate Cake soaked in hot fudge filled with Coconut almond cream and covered in chocolate

Butterfinger Cupcakes- Butter cake filled with Butterfinger cream frosted with chocolate butterfinger frosing

Snickers Cheesecake

We had around 45 women come! This was the largest group we have had yet. Here is a pic of some of the women that came. There are a lot missing from the picture....

I was so excited to invite the ladies from my small group at my new church! Here we all are...

It was such a fun night! Cant wait till next month!