Monday, March 10, 2014

Goodbye for now

I've made a decision. 

I'm saying goodbye to this whole blogging thing. 

I've been thinking about it for a while now. 

But finally saying out loud with words, what my actions, or lack there of, have been saying for a while. 

I'm just not into it anymore. 

It has been fun, I'll give it that. 

I've had a lot of thoughts regarding blogging lately, especially on what I have seen other blogs morphing into, and have heard the word "branding" one too many times when it come to blogging. 

I just don't like it. 

I think the kicker came when I read a blog I follow and her post was all about how to pose your kids for photos that look like they are "in the moment" and "spontaneous". Does anyone else question the logic of that. Posing your children for a "spontaneous" looking picture? 

I just don't like how plastic and fake some women turn their families/lives/children into. Why not just let your kids be kids and capture the beauty of their everyday movement? Rather then posing them to look like they're having fun, then spending a hour editing those photos, and an additional hour writing a post about it. 

I know I'm probably looking more into then I should, but for me that was a wake up call for what I don't want my life to become, and even though I don't see myself falling off that cliff, I'm going to just avoid the edge all together.

Also, privacy. What happened to it? 

I'm choosing to bring it back. 

I started this thinking it'll be a great way to keep people in the loop about my life, and interact. 

But, I learned a long time ago that the people who truly are interested in being in my life, will stay there. And I feel like I am just relearning the lesson now. 

I know I could choose to just go private, but that still doesn't seem like enough for me. I don't want to rely on the internet for interaction. I prefer face to face, let's have lunch interaction. 

So that's that, I could go on longer and discuss my decision, but frankly I don't really want to. 

I just want to be done. 

I'm not cutting all threads completely. One day we might move across the world and this will serve a purpose once again. But it just doesn't for now 

So, goodbye for now. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

photo explosion

I don't even know what happened last month. 

I know things happened, but obviously nothing all that mind blowing to get by behind on here and let the world know about it.

Let's just blame it on the fact that I'm consumed by my baby and let the rest of the world take a back seat most days. 

So instead of a recap let's just enjoy the copious amount of pictures I take these days


^ this kid loves keys ^

^ please note a room full of toys, and he chooses to play with a paper towel roll ^

^ those eyes ^

and because i just realized I can infact share videos on here

please indulge in the strange little human being that is my child...

Friday, January 31, 2014

Please prepare yourself for an overload of exclamation marks

I'm so freakin' excited I can barely keep contain myself!

Dennis and I will be jetting of to Mexico not only once, but twice this year.


The first trip will be a family affair at the very end of March/ Beginning of April to Los Cabos with my parents. They own at a fabulous resort down there and we get to tag along with them!!

And then...

Just the hubs and I will be flying our butts down to Peurto Vallarta at the end if June!!

Seriously  CAN. NOT. WAIT. for all the sand I am going to be digging my toes into this year.

All made possible by my rockstar parents.

and now a visual aide of what i dream of all day long...

My favorite travelling companion

Where I plan to park it for a week straight in June

The view

and a few of my fondest memories from past family vacations...

to say that I am excited it a HUUUUUUUUGE understatement. 

Like, I'm almost pooping my pants over here 



(but you get it)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Year of Firsts

2013 brought many firsts into our lives...

... first time going into labor
... first time giving birth to a baby
... first time being 100% responsible for the livelihood of another human being

you know, that kind of stuff

before we go any further, can we just stop and appreciate that I totally kept my new years resolution from last year?!?

go me right?


moving on


last year was chalked full of 'em

and 2014 has been no different

we rang in the new year with a very exciting first

Willem's first haircut

I'm a little sorry to admit that it didn't go all that well.

he was beyond fidgety, trying to see what was going on above his head, so I only really had the time (and patience) to get a few snips in.

we cleaned up his forehead, nape of his neck, and around the ears.

he was looking a little friar tuckish at first, but it's looking much better now.

2014, you have very large shoes to fill

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Our Merry Little Christmas

2013 will go down as the year that I learned to love Christmas the way that I remember seeing my mother love it growing up.

This year I learned on a much more personal level of the love that Heavenly Father has for us, and the gift that he gave to the world in the form of a little baby so many years ago.

I learned how lucky I am to have been given the gift of creation. And what that ability has brought into our lives this past year.

I also learned this year how much like my father I am on Christmas morning (did not see that one coming). I may or may not have uttered "just give me a minute" a few times before getting out of bed.

This year will truly go down as the year that I fell in love with Christmas all over again.