Moving.

I tend to be an emotional person. Too many feelings and too much thinking. I knew moving out of our house would be tough, mentally. However here I am a day of packing and I make my way into Noah + Beau’s room. Over the last 8 years it was first a “catch all” room, a spare bedroom, a toy room, Noah’s room , and lastly a room shared between the 2 older boys. As I get the first box packed away, all I’m left staring at are holes on an empty wall. I know these are all just “things”. The frames, the walls, the house in general…but here I am alone staring at a full box with “Noah + Beau’s room” written on it, with tears rolling down my face. I can’t mentally stare at empty walls in Leo’s room (our nursery) for another week. So that room will have to wait. This house. Our first house. The one we grew 3 babies in, brought 3 babies home to, those 3 babies had all their first year “firsts” here. I’ve loved this house. We chose every paint color, every piece of tile, I’ve watched my husband put SO much work into this house. We are all over every  little part of this house. It’s us. We’ve gone from a just the two of us to a family of 5 here. The house we will leave behind, but thankfully we will keep the memories we’ve had here. I do look forward to our future house and watching the boys grow there-just reflecting on all the life that we’ve lived in this one. Our forever first home.

 

I’m thankful I made this video awhile back and will cherish it forever and ever. Click the link to watch.

 

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5 + 3 year check-ups

Just a short post so I don’t ever forget how chaotic my days are. I took all 3 boys to the pediatrician for the 2 big boys’ well visits. I try to avoid taking all three of them with me to the Dr. They ALWAYS end up on the floor. crawling over the table, under the table. Not just the baby–ALL OF THEM. Why must they touch everything at the dr’s office?! They NEED soap (instant hand sanitizer hanging on the wall) like umpteen billion times. Sorry Dr. Reddy we just used ALL the soap (and half of it didn’t even make it on their little hands). Jumping off of chairs-it’s nuts. OH and for anybody who is in a room semi-close to ours…that’s not a lion you hear–it’s just my three year old. He LEGIT thinks he is a real lion at times. Anyways I did manage to snap of few pics of these crazies and even through the chaos it was, these still make me smile. I know they will look back and remember these things as fun..not chaotic and stressful, as they can be for me.

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Beau is 3!

Happy Happy Day to our big THREE year old!

3 year stats

29.2 lbs (22%) + 37.2 in (41%)

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What is your favorite color? daddy’s new truck..(white?)

What is your favorite toy? Books

What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries

Favorite bible song? Jesus Loves me

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Donuts

What is your favorite outfit? Rainboots

What is your Favorite Game to play? fishing game

What is your favorite snack? larabar

What is your favorite animal? baby jaguar

What is your favorite song? Moana

What is your favorite book? Where’s Waldo

Who are your best friends? Nixon & Ella

What is your favorite cereal? Daddy’s kind (honey oats)

What is your favorite thing to do outside? play in the dirt

What is your favorite thing to drink? lemonade

What is your favorite holiday?

What do you like to take to bed with you? wrench

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? cereal

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Rescue bot

What is something you are good at? being THREE

What makes you laugh? (makes silly face and noise)- and says “That!”

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to get cake

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Noah is 5!

Here we are…a WHOLE HAND. FIVE!!! Those years flew right on by!

5 year stats:

41lbs (51%) + 44.3 In (75%)

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Here’s our yearly questions-several stayed the same as last year!

  1. What is your favorite color? Red
  2. What is your favorite toy? Transformers
  3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples
  4. Favorite bible song? “Soul on Fire”
  5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Peanut butter and Jelly
  6. What is your favorite outfit? Blue NIKE swoosh shirt
  7. What is your Favorite Game to play? MARIO
  8. What is your favorite snack? Chips
  9. What is your favorite animal? Cheetah, leopard, + tiger
  10. What is your favorite song? “Can’t stop the Feeling”– TROLLS
  11. What is your favorite book? Where’s Waldo
  12. Who are your best friends? Jett and Easton
  13. What is your favorite cereal? Puffins
  14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Dig in the dirt and rocks
  15. What is your favorite thing to drink? Orange Juice
  16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you? Stuffy (Ironman build-a-bear)
  18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? cereal
  19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? pizza
  20. What is something you are good at? Swimming
  21. What makes you laugh? funny faces
  22. What do you want to be when you grow up? An eye doctor like daddy
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Lake Trip {2017}

We headed to the lake last week with Logan’s family.  His parents have recently bought a house on the lake and this was our first time to visit..I foresee many memories at the lake! We all had a great time. The kids played, went out on the boat, tubed, fished, played games and ate lots of good food. 🙂

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Texas {family vacay}

We all enjoyed our time visiting the Logan family at their home in Texas. I miss seeing them everyday, but really enjoy getting to spend weekends together all under one roof. Quality time over quantity…right??

We headed down with the kiddos on Thursday afternoon, stocked with plenty of movies and snacks. We’ve had a few little trips this summer and all of our boys have done surprising very well with traveling. It’s been enjoyable every time! I give a lot of the credit to letting them watch movies while we are on the road.

Friday the kiddos stayed back at home and the “grown-ups” headed to Six Flags. We had THE BEST time. The lines were almost non-existent and we got to ride several roller coasters. We were all beat by time we left #feelingold

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Saturday morning we drove to Fort Worth to see the cattle walk. It was a fun little adventure with all the kids. We also ended up having lunch at a delicious local BBQ restaurant. The line wrapped around the building and now we know why (#worththewait!).

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We also spent a lot of time just hanging out and swimming in the pool. Which is what we were most looking forward to. Relaxing and hanging out with friends.

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Oklahoma trip {part 2}

Saturday morning we made it out to the farm. My pa keeps up with it and the animals but nobody lives there anymore. Beau loved chasing the chickens, Noah loved seeing the eggs! They both enjoyed seeing the cows…from a distance. HA! They did comment on their grooooooooss smell though!

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Oklahoma trip {part 1}

We’ve all been looking forward to this trip! Such a fun weekend with my whole fam bam..visiting family…fishing…splash pad…going to the farm. So many sweet memories made.

 We made it in late Friday evening, after driving through the worst thunderstorm ever. We were so thankful to make it safely. The kids didn’t waste any time making it over to the playground.

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The next morning we woke up (too early) and got to go out and explore a bit.

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Across from our cabins was a playground and splash pad, the kids all loved it (even Leo!).

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Boys Bathroom

One room in our house that we have become super excited about is the boys’ bathroom. As we have been figuring out the details and making some decisions, it’s quickly becoming a room we can NOT wait to see come together. Not everything pictured is exactly what we will go with, but this is for the most part the look of their bath. We chose Navy for their vanities, a lot of white for the floor and shower, with accents of gold and green.

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vanities pendant lights mirror rug cactus stools

faucet handles hexagon tiles subway tile

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Our new old house {demo}

Well we’d owned the house for about a DAY and walls were already coming down. I’m not surprised though, Logan doesn’t waste any time on that kind of stuff. Plus.. we were excited!

The boys and I had bought Logan a #demoday shirt for Christmas, so we had to get a photo of him in it!

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All of these center walls are completely down now. So crazy seeing the space so open!

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The hearth on the fireplace is gone now as well. We didn’t like that it seemed like an accident waiting to happen! I’m so glad Logan took it out-it made the space feel bigger as well.

Also the boys LOVE going over to the new house. They get so excited and love running around. Soooomtimes they even help a little :).

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Just last week we had the framer flip the stairs around so we can add on to our master bath (it was so small before!).

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All of the ceiling insulation and sheetrock is GONE. We are vaulting the ceiling up almost 5 ft or so. I think that’s going to really make the space feel so much bigger.

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All of the demo is complete…now onto the fun part. Getting it all put back together.

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