March Birthdays.

We have several March birthdays with my husbands side of the family. It was fun to have one big celebration when we were all together. I love seeing all the kiddos getting to hang out!


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My 32nd Birthday.

I felt so loved on my birthday weekend! It started out with a date we had promised Noah. Logan and I took him out for pancakes and bowling It was so fun!


Then the best surprise ever…my bestie who lives in Texas came to spend the weekend with me! Logan sent us both to the spa that next day, which was amazing. We then stopped for tacos, of course!


My husband loves to spoil me, and he did! He planned out most of my weekend and filled it with things and people I love. He also made me my cake, which was delicious.


On Sunday my family came over for dinner to celebrate with me. Perfect ending to the weekend!!!


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Superhero Birthday Party.

It’s fun we get to join the boys birthday parties since they are only 3 days apart. This year they decided on a superhero theme. We also had it at the country clubhouse and got to take advantage of their pool!


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Noah is 2!

I’m not sure when and how it happened, but my baby is 2! Such a strange feeling…one way it seems like it happened so fast and another way it’s hard to believe you have only been with us for 2 years, when it feels like you’ve been with us always.


You seem like such a big boy, always busy and running everywhere…


You are really starting to talk too! Everyday I feel like you are saying new words.


Always making us laugh…



play hard, sleep hard…

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playing in the rain…

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and in the pool…

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You love to wear your sunglasses and hats!IMG_2061

You are the most beautiful boy I’ve ever seen… IMG_1887

Your shaggy blonde hair and big blue eyes…You hold the hearts of many.IMG_2200 IMG_2218 IMG_2229

I wish so many things for you, my sweet baby boyAmanda-33

I pray you have self-confidence Amanda-31

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Know how to choose right from wrong and choose your friends wisely.Amanda-29

Most of all I pray we give you all the knowledge and encouragement, that you choose to have a relationship with the Lord.


Love you my big 2 year old!

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Beau’s Birth Story {Part Three}.

Here are a few pictures of Beau’s first sponge bath.

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We had so many friends that were able to come up to visit us and meet our sweet little Beau. Here are some pictures of some, but not all. Things were a little chaotic at times and I didn’t get pictures of everyone.


Beau’s little friend Blayke was born 10 days before he was. Can’t wait to watch them grow up together!

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A few more hospital pictures that my friend Jen came up and took for us. I’m so sad that I didn’t get a picture of her with Beau! 😦 I so appreciate and love her for taking these pictures for us. I love them 🙂

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The difference a year can make.

This has been the most amazing and life changing year we have ever experienced. I thank God every day for allowing me to watch this sweet 5lb baby boy turn into an active lovable toddler (that’s so weird to write!).

Our first picture of him at only 5 weeks gestation!


From those first few hours

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to the first smile and sweet baby giggles…

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to all of our first holidays together…

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to the first time eating “real” food…

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to his first time crawling…


to saying his first “dada” and “mama”…


to standing and taking those first few steps…


We love you so much Noah, and look forward to what the next year brings!

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My 28th Birthday.

I love birthdays. It’s a day where it’s all about YOU. Well until you have a baby… 🙂 Actually Noah made it even better this year! Logan spoiled me and Noah gave me lots of extra snuggles.


My boys and Tot singing me “Happy Birthday” 🙂

 I woke up to starbucks, donuts, cards and balloons from my boys.

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I had a slow day at work that morning so I got a little extra time with my little man.  When we got over to Amy and Ella’s that morning they had a cinnamon roll, homemade card and a gift waiting for me! Talk about feeling special!

I headed off to work late that morning and we all went out to lunch as an office, it was alot of fun! I work with an amazing group of people! Jami had brought me almost vegan (hahaha) cupcakes and a gift. I loved all of it!

I also received several texts and phone calls from friends and family and each one made me smile 🙂

I ended the day with bedtime snuggles from my sweet little boy and logan brought me home dinner.

It was a really great day!

Reflection of year 27:

I experienced one of the best days of my life, our first baby’s birthday.

Celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.

Spent ALOT of time researching and looking at baby stuff

Logan and I designed and decorated Noah’s nursery. That may sound silly but I just LOVE his room.

Hopes for year 28:

I hope to be the best mom I can be to Noah.

I want to grow closer with God and maybe start a daily devotional.

I hope we join a small bible study group this year ( We’ve talked about this for so long, but never do it)

Be a great wife.

I hope we Logan finishes the basement. 🙂

Get back into running/exercising. Run in a race or 2. Another half marathon is in the back of my mind (way in the back), I haven’t decided if this is something I am ready to commit to yet.

Throw a smashing 1st birthday party! 🙂

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