Wednesday, October 17, 2012

8 is great.







8 years ago this morning I was getting ready to get married. I was a baby. B was a baby and we didn't know much but, we knew this was right. It was easy. It was something we would fight for forever together. Life is not easy, so it helps when you marry your best friend. Some one who will cheer you on, who knows you need a minute when you get angry. Who can make you laugh over nothing. It's not the big moments, the huge decisions, it's the little everyday junk that makes up love.

The best advice we received when we got married was from Tim and Donna. Our pastor and his wife. It has always stuck with us. They said that when you get married, that love is to face one another. To breathe the same breath. Back and forth. Face to face as life comes at you. Not facing the same direction. You can become way to easily distracted. This may not sound powerful enough for each person to some, or give you enough space to be you. For us, it is how we work. It's how we make the hard decisions. It's why today I can honestly say, I am more blessed and more in love with my husband.

Sure, we drive each other nuts. He leaves his pants on the back of the chair for the next day in the living room. It makes me batty but, its him and I love him. Have you seen my hair. I shed like a lion when I blow-dry my hair. I know he wishes I vacuumed each and every time but, I don't. These are just things. They kind of make me laugh really at how silly they are when I type them out.

So 8 years in. I feel good. I feel lucky. I feel really damn good about how far we have come and what the future holds. The addition that Miss. Lena will make. The growing pains we will surely go through.
We have made some changes this last year that while hard to navigate have made our family stronger. Made us love bigger and focus on us. It's so funny how as you grow up you realize that you get to pick whats right for your family. What your truth is.

Thanks B, for being my husband, my guy, my love. Thanks for being my breath. I couldn't do it without you. I would never want to.

Love Always,
Ra

Monday, October 15, 2012

Video catch up...

Here are the videos that go with the post below.  Swoon away.


Catch Up


Yes, this ol' memory storer of our has been majorly neglected. I have some fun things to share. So lets play the Oh' so fun game of Catch up. K?

Jackson is loving school. It's been really wonderful to watch him with his friends, his writing and even his imagination have exploded these last few months. If there was any guilt (for spending the $ on private) or second thoughts about his school they have fallen to the way side. Jackson is growing in an awesome, loving christian environment and in the big scheme of things for us. This is so important.
We have been catching videos of him as he shares his latest things from school. So be prepared for that at he end of the post...

Miss Lena is doing great. Growing right along. I had my (fingers crossed) last meeting with the perinatoligist this pregnancy. Everything is measuring absolutely perfect on our little lady, she is even already 9oz a full oz ahead of last weeks measurement. I know these things can even out but, we will take every single positive and run with them. I start after some insane insurance blunders (really something must be done when you have to fight to get them to cover things that you need //end rant) the p17 shot *hopefully* this week or next. I know this is something that will help her stay put at least until 36w and that is our goal. This little detail means I am very well half way done. Holy Moly.

Our sweet girl. That still feels funny to say.



















18w belly shot























Jackson's first school picture. 





















His class wrote a story together. Each student gave one sentence. Jackson's was clearly his. Lol
He is going to be a race car driver for Halloween. ;)





















We had our family pictures done. The lovely Miss Shannon is so awesome. 





















Daddy, CC and Mr Ed ran in another 1/2 marathon. They all did so awesome! 






















And with all of that I may have to make another post of the videos. Blogger is making my spacing wonky and I don't have the brain power to fight it.