The second thing we did when we got home was get Hudson ready for his upcoming baptism. It’s happening so soon. I still have to pick up his suit, finalize food, and send invitations. I can’t wait for his special day.
Y’all I’m back! When I was in Canada I had 0.5 percent service and I totally disconnected. I’ve been go-go-go since we got service and I can’t wait to show you in the next post what we’ve been up too.
After we had our third child in three years, we decided to get rid of our boat. I had no idea how to juggle 3 babies while simultaneously drive the boat while pulling my husband while he water skiid.
It’s been 4 years and we are starting to get the itch again to make another boat purchase but now I’ll have 5 kids 7 and under lol. So for now we will occasionally rent a boat, and get our fix in New Jersey.
We’ve been so lucky that companies have started putting up inflatable island obstacle courses. Its been such a fun and easy way to enjoy the lake in this season of life we are in.
On Tuesday we got the news that I am carrying Hollands long-awaited for baby sister! We are thrilled to say the least!
I have to be transparent I did not expect them to tell me I was having a girl. I was preparing for a little boy. I had his name and I was even testing it out on Brooklyn. Which brings us to questioning if we should change Brooklyn’s name to it? I absolutely love Brooklyn’s name with all my heart and he is such a Brooklyn. Like 100 percent. It just has me questioning? Or do we just bust out another little boy for a 6th? lol j/k!
I was set! on my boy’s name but an 80% on my girl’s name.
I am so thrilled for all the fun things this little girl will bring us. It’s been 6 years since I’ve had a baby girl. I am excited to shop for her, decorate a room for her, overall I’m just excited for another angel to join our family. Even though I haven’t met her I feel like she’s my sweet little cherry on top!
I also want to say I am so thankful for unanswered prayers. If I had chosen a couple of years ago I would have wanted 4 kids: 2 boys 2 girls. But I got spoiled and got 2 little boys in a row. I feel like Brooklyn is my bonus baby. And this little girl let Brooklyn come to our family before her because Briton and Brooklyn were inseparable in heaven as they are here on earth. I have never seen a cuter duo than Briton and Brooklyn. They are the best of friends. I love my family and the way it all turned out. There maybe no such thing as a perfect family but I feel like I hit the jackpot with mine!
I know I may not be for every one and that’s A-👌🏻: but those of you who have stuck with me through my journey #thankyou
The year is 2015. I have a 3-year-old a one year old and half way into my 3rd pregnancy, after recovering from a miscarriage. My MIL has a few months to live, curse you cancer! And my husband wants to build our dream home. We meet with our architect, our builder and every time we visit our lot my heart is not in it. (see before pics and post here)
On one hand I’m begging that I don’t want to be doing this right now, but on the other we are busting out of the seams of our current home and we need a bigger home. After fighting on the lot over floor plans etc for the 100th time we go for a drive while the two babies fall asleep. We drive around the area. I yell pull over after seeing an open house sign. I hop out and run around the home and backyard. With hearts in my eyes I come back to the car and tell my husband “I found our house”! He was like you’re kidding?! I told him “I am not”! He runs through the home and comes back to the car where I was sitting with the still sleeping children. He asks me “what do you like about it”? He tells me I am joking. I repeat “I am not”! He asks you like the brown walls?, the black kitchen? the yellow granite?, the travertine tile? I tell him no! I hate all of that! But that’s cosmetic! What I love is the yard, I have visions of my kids playing in the river both in the front and back yard and getting dirty. I love the floor plan. This had been a HUGE problem when building. I love that there were three bedrooms plus a master just on the main floor, as well as an upstairs with bedrooms and a basement we could build out. (see before pics and post here)
So like a great husband he put an offer in that day! We along with two other offers came in and we got it!!!! We sold our lot and slowly we made this house our home. We have brought two children into it, finished our basement and have slowly done some cosmetic changes. It’s been so good to us and my children are having the type of childhood I’ve always wanted for them. (see before post and pics here)
As I look at my finished kitchen today my heart is so happy, not because its “perfect” but because of the journey it took us to get it to where it is today.