Sunday, April 14, 2013

back in business! A little about the life we've been living.

I've thought of a million ways to jump back into this and yet I feel as if it's completely new to me. I'm disappointed in myself for letting life situations put space between myself & blogging. That's how it went though so all I can do is get back at it.
The past 2 years have been a whirl wind of events. I couldn't even imagine touching on everything in one post so I'll focus on the most exciting/eventful & catch you up on the rest soon;)

My sweet Keaton Jack had his 1st tball game this weekend & I must go on and admit that I'm gonna be one of those whootin' hollarin' wild Momma's.
I don't believe in being hard on the players at all at this age, I think that's just ridiculous but I do believe in what I call a little "supportive instruction" from the stands. I played softball for too many years to be expected to sit there & be completely silent. That's just too much to ask. I was over the moon proud of Keaton & how he done. He's 1 of 2 four year olds that play & sometimes you'd never be able to tell it's his 1st year.

Last weekend, my Prissy P had to be taken to the ER for congestion & labored breathing which turned into a 3 day hospital stay. Even though I hate staying in the hospital, I was thankful I took her when I did & that they kept her. It turned out to be pneumonia and the sweet thing was pitiful. 
I missed the boys horribly while we were gone but it was really nice to have the 1 on 1 time with her. She is such a little comedian. She would make quirky little comments when the nurses walked in the room & had everyone in ahhh of her big blue's & her adorable little ways. 
When it was time to leave, she got taken down to the car in a wagon & I swear there must have been every nurse on the floor standing at the elevator to tell her goodbye. She was the best baby while we were there, she stayed calm, in her bed & was always just the most pleasant little girl. I hate that she got sick, I really do but if it had been one of the boys instead it definitely would have been a whole lot more eventful!
{& not in a good way!}

Right before the hospital stay, like one day before. We had just gotten home from my MIL's wedding which is about 2 hours from our home & required a hotel stay. I'm sure if you have small children, you could imagine this experience. 3 children under 5, sometimes 4 if my sweet niece Bella was visiting from across the hall in a hotel room is comparable trying to keep wild baby banshee Indians controlled.
{3 words. TAKE.NERVE.PILLS. It's not gonna work out in your favor!}
God knows I'd never trade any of them!
We all made it back though with some of our sanity. The kids had a blast hanging out with Bella, I enjoyed some time with my SIL & best friend...yes, I'm lucky enough to get a 2 for 1 with her ;) & the guys got to hang out after the kids were out for the night. That's what it's all about. Finding happiness in some of the most stressful situations.
{I'd be lying to you if I said I'd do it again though! HA!}

Blessings & Love,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the world says they'll never make says they will♥

Just a few of the pictures Dustin & I had taken recently.
It was so great to get to do this together.
We have experienced so much love, happiness & at times, heartache & sadness together.
6 years & 3 babies later...we're stronger then we've ever been
& can only hope and pray for many, many more years to come :)

Update on Mr. Holden Knox
{a.k.a Baby Knox}
 Found out last Saturday that Little Bit is in fact a baby BOY!!

We couldn't be any more ecstatic then we are!
I just know he's going to fit right in & be as handsome as his Daddy & big brother are♥
His heartbeat was 156 today & my OB said everything was going perfectly.
Next appointment isn't until the end of next month but I plan on going back to Precious Views sometime next week:) 

I'll be updating as I get the opportunity. The munchkins are wilder then ever lately & I've been trying to squeeze in outdoor activities for us on days that it doesn't decide to pour rain, lol.

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Closing in on year #3 of 'Mommyhood'...toddlers,baby names & other sweet stuff♥

Oh, where to even begin??
I feel like it's been years since I've even blogged. So much is changing on a daily basis...I don't even know where to start fillin' ya in at.
Guess I'll just start typing & see where it goes ;)
The munchkins are growing like little wildflowers. Keaton Jack will be 3...yes, I said 3 in only a few short months. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with that sweet baby, saw him on an ultrasound for the 1st time, & held him in my arms after what seemed like days of labor. Now he's talking up a storm, saying just about anything & everything that he hears anyone else say (his Daddy has had a time with this since he often likes to let little uglies slip from his, is working on potty training, & is the world's best Big Brother.
Him & Paisley have a bond like I've never seen between 2 children. If she cries, he goes off...if she wakes up from a nap, he wants her out of her crib right then...if I get on to her for getting into something, you better believe he's coming after me! It's so funny how life has a way of turning things into what they are meant to 19 months old, I gave my baby his best friend for life♥

Speaking of Miss Paisley Bug {whom I now refer to as my 'SourPatch Kid'...sour then sweet, yep, that's her!} is just as beautiful, smart & rotten as ever :) She's learnt how to say waffle, ball & tackle her brother full force recently! My Momma told me yesterday that she's going to be my little 'Scrapper'...I knew I had it coming with her, I just don't think I realize just what that was going to consist of. She is meaner then a little snake but has a heart that is as sensitive as they get. She keeps us all on our toes & is such an amazingly beautiful little lady, inside & out. God knew I needed a little excitement in my life when he gave her to me, that's for sure. She is truly her Mother's daughter & is gonna be just as amazing as a Big Sister as she is a Little one♥

On to baby name talk ;) So I figure many of you that keep up with my blog figured that I would change my mind on the names. Well guess what? You were right! Yep, there was no way I was going to be able to commit to names that early in the game. So...for now, here's what I have in mind:
Boy: Bronx...not sure on the middle name. Told Dustin he could choose so ya'll pray about that one for me :)
Girl: Averlee Harlow
   Nothings set in stone because knowing me, I still may change my mind 15,000 times before December 21st gets here...but for now, these are the possible names for Baby Taylor #3.                
Welp, guess that about sums it all up for now. Dustin & I had pictures planned together last weekend that I had hoped to be able to post this week but mother nature had other plans & they are now scheduled for this weekend. I'm praying that this happens for us before I start swelling up...sign, we haven't had pictures taken since Keaton was around 11 months old so it's wayyy over due. I document so much of the babies' lives & not nearly as much of mine & his anymore. I don't know what I'd do without that guy in my life. It's definitely been a journey already, the roads not always been the smoothest but I couldn't ask for a better husband. Good days & bad, I'm blessed to still be able to not only consider him my husband, the father to my children but my best friend as well.

A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
-Dave Meurer

Oh & before I forget....Intelligender test came out BOY & I have a 3D ultrasound scheduled for the 18th to find out the gender forsure:)

Hope all you guys have a wonderful, safe weekend.