Monday, December 22, 2014


I now have two children! Oh man what a life changer. Those first few weeks were tough for all of us. We had to get use to a new person and less time together. But seven weeks later we are doing great! Adilyn has adjusted well to her baby brother and Corwin is getting great at sleeping at night. So momma is not exhausted and has more patience.
 Adilyn insisted on multiple pictures with her brother.

He looks up to his big sister already. Adilyn loves to have her picture taken and she wants Corwin to be apart of them as well. It is pretty sweet. She likes to snuggle him and give him kisses. Sometimes she thinks that he need more tummy time. So she attempts to roll him over herself. The other day I found her trying to roll him over with her foot. Needless to say Corwin is not allowed on the ground unless mommy and daddy are watching now.

 The first time they met Adilyn wanted to hold him. She came busting into the room asking for mommy and baby brother.
 She made sure to bring his otter blanket we picked out from the aquarium. She has since made sure that he has is  near by him when he sleeps. I guess in her mind since she sleeps with her blankey that Corwin needs to sleep with one too. It is pretty cute.
 Here she is trying to hand it to him.
 Then she tried to make me give it to him.
We have had so melt downs since sweet Corwin entered our lives, but they were brief and we have grown from them. I still can't believe that I have a little lady and a little guy. They are both so sweet and I am so lucky to have them. Thankfully Corwin is very mellow and patient with me. He even loves his sister even though she sometimes squishes him while hugging and kissing him.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin patch

We have been learning about pumpkins this fall. Adilyn loves to read and we have been checking out a lot of books on pumpkins. Every time we saw pumpkins at the store or in picture Adilyn would get so excited. Needless to say when I told her about where pumpkins grow she kept asking to go to the pumpkin patch multiple times a day. We had to wait for daddy to have time off from work and school. The day finally came and she could not wait.
On our expensive hayride. Fifteen bucks for the three of us. Good thing our little guy is still in my belly or else the ride would have been even more expensive. Good thing Adilyn had so much fun. It made the ride worth every penny. She is still talking about the horse ride at the pumpkin patch.
She was so excited to sit on the hay.
Taking a ride with the pumpkins. We spent less on those pumpkins than our hay ride. Now Adilyn gives them a kiss goodbye whenever we leave the house. I promised her that she will get to paint one while daddy carves the others.
In heaven. I might have to take her to another pumpkin patch just to see that smile again.

Scarecrow are also amazing to Adilyn. She thinks they are so funny.
When we told her she could sit with them she could barely control herself.

I had a difficult time getting her to look at me. She wanted to look at all of the scarecrows and tell them hi. She also asked if she could touch all of them. I have told her time and time again about the difference between looking and touching. Now she asks if she can touch everything she looks at. For the most part she is a pretty good listener.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


My little ham. She just loves to have her picture taken.
Today she decided to put her toys on her fingers. She was so proud of herself that she insisted that I take her picture.
She was not happy with just one picture. In fact she wanted to check out the pictures I had taken and then have more taken.
She just makes me smile. I am so happy to have such a lively little lady. She makes every day interesting. I honestly can't imagine life without her. Being a mom has changed me in so many ways. Adilyn is so much fun (and exhausting) I can't help but smile when I am around her. I know that she is going to be such a great big sister. My little lady and I living it up before baby brother comes into the picture.

Monday, August 25, 2014

After Four Years

I just have to say how proud I am of Orion. He probably does not think it is such a big deal, but I think it is huge. After four plus year of marriage he has finally started working towards a degree! With a second child on the way and working full time. Sure it would have been easier for him to go to school when we first got married, like I did but he did not want to then. He finally decided on his own that he should work towards a degree. I am so excited! I love school and I hope he does too. I hope our children love school and continue to learn throughout their lives.

With the job he has he does not need a degree because all of his training in on the job, but in order to promote having a degree makes you look better. So here we are working towards a degree as a family. It is funny that I graduated with my degree before Adilyn was born and have not "worked" a day since. My degree sits in its frame on our book case collecting dust. However, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to earn my degree before we had kids. That way if I ever need to get a job I will have the knowledge I need to help get a good one. Until then I have the best job around, being a stay at home mom.

I know we have a long road ahead of us before Orion earns his degree, but I look forward to the journey ahead of us. Now he has a little team of cheerleaders cheering him on. He will do great I am sure of it.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

true love

Adilyn's first love is her daddy. Lucky for her and me Orion is a great guy to love. I am happy to share Orion with our little lady. They have such a special bond. She always wants to see what dad is doing and help whenever she can. Sometimes I just stand back a d watch. They melt my heart.

Adilyn loves her little pool and pretty much lives in her bathing suit. Even when dad is bbqing Adilyn is in her bathing suit.

On days that I need to make dinner without Adilyn helping Orion plays games with her. She likes to watch him play Cut The Rope. Her favorite place to lay down is on Orion's chest. It is so cute to watch them snuggle.

Playing together is their favorite past time. It is so nice to watch them play together. Orion comes up with things to do that I never would. What a good dad to have.

Adilyn is constantly asking to be up! I think she wishes she was taller. Good thing her daddy is happy to carry her around on his shoulders. I am lucky to have these two in my life. They keep me entertained and most importantly keep each other company.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sometimes I forget how long I have been married. It seems like Orion and I have always been together. It is hard to remember what life was like before being married. Over four years ago I said yes to my sweet man. I still remember how nervous I was the day I got married. I knew that Orion was the man for me but this was the rest of my life and it was a lot of pressure.

I am so grateful that I made that decision four years ago. It was the biggest and best decision. I am more in love with Orion today than four years ago. Neither of us are the same person we were that day and I am so grateful for that.
We had a friend watch Adilyn and went out to lunch to celebrate four great years of marriage. After sushi, only the cooked stuff for this pregnant lady, we drove up highway 1. Have I mentioned how amazing it is to live on the central coast again? It was so nice to have a nice relaxing afternoon to celebrate us. Of course we talked about kids a lot of the time but we also talked about how lucky we are to be together. 

The girl Orion married four years ago was niave about what it means to be a wife and no idea how to be a mom. I would like to think I am a woman who knows how to be a good wife and mother. Of course I have a lot more to learn, but I like to think I am doing a good job so far.

A thoughtful present

For our anniversary this year I told Orion he had to do something romantic. I love my husband but he is not that romantic. I made sure to give him a month warning and weekly reminders. If he did not so something romantic than he would be in trouble. Turns out he came up with this idea the day before! I swear that man is so frustrating sometimes.

He went out and bought a super cute basket and filled it with things I like. When I am pregnant I have to snack throughout the day or else I feel sick. Orion got the idea to make me a snack basket when I was commenting about needing more snacks.
He is such a thoughtful guy when he needs to be. I almost cried when I came down stairs and saw this basket. He also made me some personal coupons. They were really sweet.

Our second anniversary and our fourth anniversary I was pregnant. At this rate I should be pregnant on our six and maybe our eighth.

Friday, May 16, 2014

An Update

Life has been crazy lately. Ever since my mom passed away I have been trying to stay positive and busy. That is really not hard to do when you have a spunky almost 2 year old. (How did that happen by the way she is almost 2! I just can't believe it sometimes. Some days it is hard to stay positive but I have found at least one way to always stay positive. Go to the beach!
 It is really hard to go to the beach and not smile.
 My little lady clearly can't help herself either.
 Adilyn really likes it when we bury her in the sand. Once she is covered she pretends to sleep and snore. It is rather cute.

 Of course we had to play hide and seek.
 She is hiding in her little hole. It took Orion a while to dig it for her. She kept throwing sand back into the hole.

 Poor Orion ended up with a blister from digging so much.
 But it was worth it to see the smile on her face.

Just happy as can be. We sure are lucky to have such a happy little lady. She keeps us on our toes and usually smiling. What a blessing it is to know that we get to be together forever. It makes the hard days seem like a passing moment.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Dear Mama

Dear Mama,

I sure do miss you. Mother's Day is coming up and I just don't know what to do without you. Normally I would be busy making you a card and picking out a day we could go to lunch. Let's be honest it would be what sushi place we wanted to eat at. No one loves going to sushi with me as much as you Mama. Maybe when Adilyn is older she will like it, but until then I will just crave sushi with you.

I wanted to thank you for always loving me. For being my best friend, but for being my Mama first. I know when I was a teenager that was hard, but it means a lot to me. Thank you for being a wonderful example of how to love a daughter unconditionally. I hope to love Adilyn as much as you love me. Thank you for showing me how to love others and to truly be excited for them. I am glad I got your personality :) Thank you for doing whatever you could to make my life better, even when I probably did not deserve it. Thank you for supporting my decisions 100% no matter how dumb they might have seemed.

It is because of you that I am who I am. I can't express how grateful I am to have you in my life. I don't have you physically in my life anymore, but I can feel your presence as I walk to the park with Adilyn. When the sun warms my skin and a slight breeze blows hair in my face, I can feel your love. I can hear your laugh when Adilyn finds something hilarious. I can see your smile in my reflection. You are always close to me and maybe one day I will find a way to show you how much you mean to me. Until then I hope to do you proud raising your grandchildren. Try not to tell my future kids all the naughty things I did when I was little. I want them to think of me as a superstar for as long as possible.

Thank you for choosing to be the best mother for me

I love you.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Happy Note

Lately I have been kind of done for obvious reasons. On the day my mom died Orion did the only thing he could to cheer me up. He took me to the beach. I did not take pictures that day, but I did take pictures from a week before. The beach is our families happy place. We go there for all sorts of reasons. 
 Adilyn is our little monkey. She loves to climb everything! We have to be really careful with her or else she will end up way too high and have no way to get down other than jump. She tends to just jump and figure we will catch her. She gives me a mini heart attack every time she does this.

 We live in such a beautiful place.

 She loved that she could walk around the water. She tried to jump in the water so Orion had to hold her for a while. That little girl of ours has no fear.

 Collecting sea weed and sticks.

 It is almost impossible to take her anywhere without her collecting things.

 I want to live right next to the beach. It would be amazing.

I bet Adilyn would be happy to live at the beach too. She is such a sweet girl.