Tuesday, March 25, 2014

letters to him {you calm me}

Dear Chance,

Wow, plans have changed rather quickly in the last couple weeks. One day we were 95% sure we were moving to Vegas by the end of the year, and just like that with an awesome job offer we have decided to stay in good ole' C-Town. I never imagined ending up here but I am glad we are. We have friends, family, and lives here. This will be a great place to raise a family and to live modestly so we can travel the world. We have big plans and big dreams and I hope one day we will see all of them through.
Thank you for helping me feel at peace with the decisions we are making. You don't pressure me into things I don't want to do and you help me see the good in every situation. I love you so much and can't imagine life without you!

I love you,

Monday, March 24, 2014

9 Months {Emry Mei}

WARNING: You are about to be bombarded by an overwhelming amount of 9 month Emry photos. I will not be responsible for any baby making that goes on after you see these ADORABLE photos. If you are baby hungry and not ready to have children….stop looking, you will be in trouble. Prepare for your ovaries to ache;)

Okay sorry, I may be a tad bit obsessed with my baby. She is seriously the joy of my days and the headaches of my nights. I wouldn't trade her for anyone or any situation. She is a happy girl with a brave spirit. She is a daredevil who goes down BIG slides by herself on her belly superman style and is always smiling. We once had a complete stranger tell us how special she was, and how she would uplift anyone she came in contact with. I believe this stranger. There is something about her that is so special. She is truly a gift from the heavens and I feel so honored that God trusted me with such a sweet spirit. This little lady is 9 months old now and the thought of that has blown my mind! She was born early so she has now survived in this world longer than she was inside my tummy. The time has gone by so fast which makes me so sad because I know she will be grown before I know it. I try everyday to be positive and just take in all the things that will change and be no more. Sometimes it's hard when she wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to be snuggled, but once I get up and hold her in my arms I take in the moment. I try to engrave everything about those moments into my memory. The way her head feels on my chest, the smell of her hair, and the softness of her chubby body. Life is seriously a gift. Time is something that is taken away so easily. I am trying my hardest to live in the present without worrying too much about the future.

Emry is learning so much everyday. She is walking around with her little stroller, speed crawling all over the place, and climbing everything! She is starting to eat big girl food and loves ice cream (I know i'm a bad mama). She loves church because she gets to crawl under all the benches and meet lots of new people. She is very social and loves being outside. She is back to sleeping through (most) nights and is a very good napper! Still just 2 teeth but I have a feeling she is working on another one.
I'm so proud of her. I know that may sound weird because she is only 9 months but I can tell she is a good person. I can't wait to see what the future will bring us, but I am also happy to take each day at a time and enjoy her while she is little. We love you baby girl!

Happy 9 months:)