Pro Tip – never buy a twin bed. You cannot read to your kids in it and they can’t have sleepovers. It came at no surprise to me when Holland asked me if she could get a sister bed. They love reading stories together, giggling etc. Below I linked what we went with.
London gets a big girl bed, which means… no more cribby. Well actually Londons big girl bed is still technically her crib. This is the first time we’ve converted a crib into a bed and its adorable. We opted not to add the box spring mattress quite yet. That way it is easier for baby london to enter and exit her big girl bed without the risk of a high fall.
I am excited for this new fun stage and bed for London and what it means for our family 🙂
Life was pretty crazy there learning to juggle 5 and a doggy, and bunny but everyday just keeps getting a little bit easier and the memories are just so fun and sweet.
Something I want to remember when I was taking down Londons crib is she was actually pretty upset at me. She was protesting that she hated her new bed lol. She didn’t know the vision. But as soon as she started jumping on her new bed she turned a corner. She has slept one night all the way through in it. She’s just a little sweet pea in her big girl bed.
*special thanks for Delta Furniture for sending London her crib/bed and Cozy Earth for sening london her bed sheets and me a pair of pajamas
Cheer is winding down with only a few more competitions left and then we are heading into gymnastics comp season….or are we?
I’m going to do my best at making this brief , yet informative, not for you, not for me, but so one day my daughter will look back and know how much I thought this out and why I made the executive decision on the direction we are going to take.
A lot of people compliment Holland while over complimenting me by saying she got your genes and talent in tumbling etc. from me. The truth is, is that that is a very generous over compliment. She is 100x better at the young age of 8 then I ever was in my entire lifetime.
A month ago I was contacted and given a generous offer for Holland to have her gymnastics comped, like a sponsorship/scholarship of sorts (a $400 a month value). I was thrilled for her. But I never responded. I didn’t know how to respond because I felt her disengaging in the gymnastics scene.
She was starting to ask me questions on the way to gymnastics if she could take hip hop and acro with her friends, instead of going to gymnastics. I even let her tryout the classes. She loved them.
So in an internal struggle and debate, I made the decision to decline the scholarship offer and move Holland into a dance studio. Obviously I have struggled with this. Holland has the drive and determination and potential to excel in the world of gymnastics. But she has expressed to me that she loves the cheer world and wants to go in that direction which she also is excelling in. Its just hard to let go of the thing that got you to where you are. I credit gymnastics to getting her to where she is. It was a very difficult phone call to make to tell them we are not continuing with it. (it was an emotionally draining big decision especially because she was so excited to make the team initially)
So we have pulled out officially of gymnastics, and have replaced it with a few other classes that will broaden her talents. I want to also add that Holland is excited she gets to have playdates. She has made so many friends within our immediate area and is thriving! I am so happy for her. Although this decision has weighed on my heart, I feel like we are going in the right direction.
I love being your mom Holland, and pray constantly I am the mom you need me to be.
Before I get ahead of myself, Happy Birthday to me! But seriously I am so grateful for this year of growth. I have slowed down. Been kinder to myself. And only have given attention to those deserving of it. Which surprisingly is a lot less people than you would think.
I really don’t know why people mourn their 20’s because so far my 30’s are turning out more fulfilling and fun than I ever could of imagined. 30 is wonderful! and I don’t need an audience or approval from anyone to tell me otherwise. I think in your 20’s you spend a lot of time proving yourself and in your 30’s you can finally just be yourself. At least that’s how its been for me.
So HI! I don’t know if you come on blogs anymore, because I haven’t in a while. But I feel like this is the only safe space on the internet these days. No one is shadowbanning this? Right? It’s been a crazy ride. These past 2 years, I’ve been more guarded in what I’ve chosen to share mainstream.
In the meantime I’ve gotten older, I’ve been watching my children develop into beautiful people with friends, talents and dreams of their of own. It’s my source of happiness.
I started this blog when my motherhood journey began. Having 5 children, 6 pregnancies in 8 years was a very hard thing on me in every way, especially with a very small support system. I think I found a community here. So thanks for letting me have a place to vent and share. And for those of you who have ever reached out, or encouraged me in my motherhood journey from the bottom of my heart thank you.
If I do hop on social media, its Instagram, but oh my word it’s gone Tik Tok. I hardly recognize it anymore. Middle aged women lip syncing and dancing to all the same songs its a full blown rat race. I realized its sometimes fun to dabble in but over all not for me.
So where does this leave me? I couldn’t be in a more content mind set. I am no longer clawing at this social media game. I am now enjoying the friendships and family that I have made. The future is bright.
So today I am coming on here for me. To tell you all thank you for supporting me throughout the years. I am so excited to see what the future holds.
Quick Life Update:
For my birthday I asked for a girls trip, I’ve never ever taken one so I am excitingly getting ready for that.
Which means I am also trying to wean my last baby london from breastfeeding.
When I am back I need to get an oblation. Its been debilitating. I can’t carry heavy objects. The other night I picked up London and Dallin had to help wipe bl__d that was dripping down my legs and all over the floor. I cannot work out in public anymore. And there are several weeks I have had to leave church to change my clothes. I may have to ask to be released from my calling.
I am still not 100% thrilled about being done with having kids. But my body is telling me otherwise.
I am excited thinking about getting new set lol that is if I ever stop nursing. I do wonder what they’ll be like once I’m done done.
I am dying to get back to Disneyland London’s never been. But has an obsession with Mickey. She watches Cocomellon so It’s funny that she even knows who he is. The other day we were driving past the halloween store and there was a Mickey Mouse costume in the window and she was screaming Mickey Mickey like she was at Disney. (use this link for extra savings for Disney)
I am in the middle of remodeling Hollands bedroom. She wants her and London to have a sister bedroom.
My kids are growing up 4 kids are in school, and boy are they busy! 3 are in soccer (Hudsons is a comp team) 2 are in flag football Holland does comp cheer and gymnastics so I will get on here whenever I have something fun to share with you.
Dream Seekers are mystical, magical friends who are here to share their dreams and inspire you to follow yours.
Holland is a wish maker and goal setter, she has always been the girl that writes down her goals. Before Dream Seekers she would write down her goals behind her poster in her closet. But now she has a special safe spot for them in the Dream Seekers box. Upon opening up one of your mystical friends, there is a special place where you write down your dreams. This spot is meant to hold them and give you the courage to make your dreams come true.
Dream Seekers is a range of three beautifully crafted soft dolls with their own unique personalities. Luna, Hope and Bella are here to share their dreams and inspire you to follow your own. I see a little bit of Holland in each one of the dolls.
Bella is an animal lover and her dream is that all animals will be treated with love and kindness. Her outfit is kitty inspired and practical paired with fun sneakers. Hope reminds me of Holland because they both have such bright and carefree personalities and style.
Luna (my favorite) is a dancer and although Holland doesn’t dance, she does cheer and gymnastics. I love that both Luna and Holland don’t stop until they have reached their dream!
Stella has secret magic inside of her in that her wings change colors to show off her five superpowers positivity, caring, happiness, courage and calmness.
I like and appreciate that the dolls are wholesome, timeless, and inspiring. They aren’t trying to inspire my child to grow up too soon but instead they are helping her achieve her dreams. If Dreams Seekers were friends they are the exact role models you would want for your child.
Something fun we learned about the Dream Seeker Dolls while we were playing with them is that they have long arms and legs that are fun to arrange and really add to dramatic play. We also noticed that on every Dream Seeker’s wrist were these fun unique marks called their “Dream Mark”. They represent the doll’s personality and the dream that they seek!
It’s been so enjoyable watching Holland play with her new Dream Seekers Dolls. Take a peek at the last pic. Did you notice anything new? Her Stella Doll came with fun hair clips for both her and her Dream Seeker doll to share. These dolls really are so pretty and enchanting. Even her baby sister has been in on the fun. Her reaction to the dolls is “wow” and she has to have one with her everywhere we go.
These dolls have been such a hit at our house that this past weekend Holland was invited to a birthday party and when we were picking out a present for her best friend she automatically said without hesitation that she was going to get her a Dream Seeker Doll so that she too could have a best friend to share her dreams with too .
No one who is doing more than you, will ever try to tear you down… remember this!
A.re Y.ou B.uilding
When I was young, my teacher pulled my group of friends aside and gave us “a spider man” speach – the whole with great power comes great responsibility, but in differnet words.
She said A.Y.B.
Are You Building?
She said everyone has the power to build and we all have power to tear down.
I’ve never forgotten this. And I can honestly say the view is always better from the top of a building.