Good morning everyone!!
I hope you are all doing well, we are doing amazing over here in Texas. The sun has been shining the past few days and we have been in shorts and tank tops-just how we like it.
My computer has been collecting dust the past 2 weeks under the coffee table! I feel almost 100% after all the kidney stone drama, and we have been enjoying having family in town the past week too. My grandparents celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on the island, and we had family in town to help them celebrate. It was so much fun and I was so proud of them for still being so in love after 52 years together!!! It was and is so beautiful.
The baby is growing great and is kicking hard enough we can see her kicks from the outside now. I on the other hand get more forgetful the more she grows-ha! I totally missed my ultra sound the other day and have misplaced and lost enough things to make Jarrett almost as crazy as I am. It happens every pregnancy though, so he is used to it and for the most part it goes away after the baby is born:)
I have so many things to update on from the past few days, and a lot of pictures to go through. I broke BOTH my camera lenses in the past month (these kind of things happen when I am pregnant too), so my fancy camera is not working at the moment. I have been using my phone and I used my mom’s camera when she was in town, so its been harder for me to get my photos organized-hopefully soon though because we had so much fun!
Valentines day breakfast
Valentines day is one of my favorite holidays. I always make cinnamon rolls (either homemade or canned-this year was canned), and have candy and a gift for the boys and Jarrett. As with all holidays we only got to celebrate Valentines Day once with Trek. We were in Nicaragua, so we went to the restaurant at a fancy resort to celebrate all our little loves.
Trek relaxing on his first Valentines Day
We talk about Trek multiple times a day and yesterday Conner asked me to play freeze tag with him. He then said that he was inviting Trek to play too even though he was invisible:) I love that he was such a big part of their lives and still is. We miss him more than I could ever put into words.
Valentines Day 2014
This year we took the boys to the Aquarium restaurant for Valentines Day, it was very special.
We also have been busy rearranging our beach house. I have been hitting up garage sales the past few weekends for more storage items. I then come back with a van load of shelves and odds and ends and the rearranging starts all over again. Its almost finished. I am trying to carve out closet space, a changing table area, and a dresser place for the new baby in our room, give the boys more room to play in their bedroom, make the homeschool space more functional and finish our guest bedroom downstairs so my parents have a place to stay when the baby is born in June.
The boys room is pretty much finished. They LOVE it. I wanted to go with a more pottery-barn-like room, but after taking them shopping the boy spirit took over and they now have this awesome super hero room! Skylanders for Conner, Mario Brothers for Peyton, and Ninja Turtle curtains-hehe:) We got their bunk bed from Ikea for $150 and their red end tables for only $10 from there. They have a lot more area to play now with a bunk bed (even though they both sleep in the top-its really sweet).
The boys and I have been having a blast homeschooling the past week. It’s so amazing to watch them learn and grow and to get to be a part of it. After we are finished with homeschool we always feel closer and they are even sweeter than when we started! It has been a really fun journey so far, and I cannot wait to see where it goes.
I am trying to get Peyton all finished up with 2nd grade and Conner 1st grade before their little sister comes. I would love to have the whole summer to just spend at the beach and love on a little baby with no school on our minds.
We also have some fun outings (a foraging class!) and homeschool groups coming up. I still need to update you all about the survival class they took-it was really cool!
I will try to get to all of that in the next few days, but I also feel like I will be online less than normal in the coming months. When I homeschool the boys, I sit down with them the entire time, I found it goes so much better when I am there 100% with no distractions. And then I have a lot of little girl dresses to sew and more head bands to make!
I made some this past week to match her new dresses:)
The little girl dresses kill me!!! Seriously, I say at least once a day-”I am so glad you are a girl!” toward my womb. It has been sooo much fun and I still cannot believe it. My mom took me shopping for some girl clothes and that made it feel a little more real. That and when I cleaned out my dryer lint after washing her clothes there was GLITTER in it!!! haha, I got a good laugh from that.
So anyways, that is a small update from around here. If you want to sign up on the right hand side of the blog (toward the top) for emails, that might be easier in the next couple months since I won’t be here everyday. (It will just send you an email when I make a post). I am not sure when I will update, but I am thinking maybe like 5-6 times a month?
I hope you are all doing wonderful and it starts to warm up in your hometown-I think we are all over winter at this point! Easter is coming up (and so it Trek and Conner’s birthdays!). Easter is my favorite holiday, so I am excited for that, and Conner has been planning his birthday since the last year:)
Sending you all lots of love!!!