Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Baby faces!

Heck.

I am an emotional wreck!!! I keep thinking about my baby becoming a toddler!

I am equal parts totally excited for his next milestones/dreading him growing up anymore and missing my itty bitty baby.

I guess I got totally nostalgic and whipped up some collages of my nieces and nephews as babies and some of the more recent pictures of them. My oldest niece Grace was 2 when I married Jace. She is turning 8 this next month. EIGHT! 

WHERE DOES THE TIME GO!??!?!?!?!?!?!?

Anyways...enjoy the baby faces of my cuties. I sure love being their aunt.


Wight family. (My brothers daughters--Jane is 3, my Nash (11 months), and Samantha 5 months.)


Hunt family. Jeff and Mindy's daughter Grace (almost 8), Josh and Jamie's Corbin (6), Alyssandra (5), Alaric (2), and Ryker (2), Jennifer and Ken's Calvin (11 months), and our Nash (11 months)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Faces

I have been known to make a face or two in my day...






Jace makes 2 faces...we are working on it...



As a family, I guess you could say we are teaching Nash our ways (me more than Jace)...


Last night, I took out my camera and these are the faces Nash gave me. I couldnt even believe it!...















Thursday, February 19, 2015

A day out


We had to take my brother Randy to his new doctor at St. Joes hospital in Phoenix. Nash woke up from his nap just in time to go and make the trek there. I needed a way to entertain him while Randy and my mom were in with the doctor so we went outside and enjoyed the day!

Not too many days are left where its going to be nice enough to spend time outside. It was already 85 degrees today :( but the wind was blowing lightly and in the shade it was quite lovely!!

Nash wasn't interested in his toys or his lunch that I brought--he was much more interested in all the people walking by! It helped that they all stopped to say hi to him and tell him how cute he was. 
He loves attention :)

Then he discovered that he likes grass and was crawling all over it...and then pulling it out...
and then eating it. Gah! 

He sure is a cutie and I love him. I cant wait for our future adventures together! 




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How in the?!

My baby...MY BABY...is almost 11 months old. 

In. eight. days.

WHAT THE CRAZY?!?!

I'm sick still with who knows what. Nash and I keep giving something back and forth. Its made for a really rough start to February. I figured he was in a fairly good mood this afternoon, so I would take his 11 month pictures...yikes.

This kid is ALL OVER THE PLACE! He will not sit still and when he is in a mood--look out! Getting a picture with him smiling when he doesnt want to is a chore! Holy cow. 

But gosh dang. He is adorable. I just love him so hard.

Also...i just scheduled his 1 year photo shoot. And have been making plans for his 1st birthday party. And now I'm going to sob while I post these pictures. Wah.



Proud of the fact that he is escaping into the room hes not allowed in.




(His new grumpy man face)


Is the photo shoot done? Because I just pulled everything down...

AND...

WAIT FOR IT...

HES BALANCING!!! OR STARTING TO. WHAT A BIG BOY!!



((Wait...am I doing this?!?))

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My prayer tonight

Dear heavenly father,

Thank you for the gifts and trials ive been given.

Thank you for my sweet husband-for his laugh, smile, hugs, kisses, and concern for me and nash, and for his job, for a boss who is LDS, for our health insurance.

Thank you for our cars. Thank you for having gas be a reasonable price. Thank you for the luxury of having 2 cars and not having to take a bus or walk where we need to go.

 Thank you for temples and having one down the street. Thank you for the peace that place brings. Thank you for the scriptures and living prophets. Thank you for technology allowing me to read, listen, watch from anywhere!

Thank you for our wonderful families. Thank you for good siblings and their spouses. Thank you for our sweet nieces and nephews. Thank you for our parents. Especially considering that were living with my parents now.

Thank you for my brothers new job and that he was safe yesterday. Thank you for allowing us to serve missions. Thank you for joey and him having a mission full of people who love him.

Thank you for blessing little Zoey brimley and keeping her safe today.

Thank you for allowing me to be a mother. Especially to my Nash. I have never been more tired or happy, more frustrated or excited than I am now. Thank you for allowing me to be a stay at home mom so I can experience all of these things. Thank you for my stretch marks that remind me that I carried my little man just like I always wanted.

Thank you. I may not always act as thankful as I need to be. My life isn't perfect...but its pretty awesome. I love you.

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.






Friday, January 23, 2015

Make fun of me if you want to

Yesterday, as I was laying dead from the stomach virus that settled in this house, I really started planning my baby boy's first birthday party.

Today, as I was rocking my poor, sick, baby boy to sleep and watching him cuddle into my chest and sigh contented sighs, I burst into tears.

Because I realized that my baby isnt going to be a baby much longer.

And my mom brain went into overdrive thinking that it wont be long before hes up and playing with neighborhood kids and not me, then he'll be in school full time, and in 17 years (honestly, that is NOT very long!) he'll be on a 2 year mission for our church. Away from me. 

Wah! 

So excuse my messy hair, my pajama or yoga pants, my spit uped on shirt. I'm not going to be making plans to keep myself busy or because we "need to be out". I'm going to soak up all the moments I can. 
I want to remember the way Nash's eyes look when he searches for me and then finds me. The way his voice sounds when he says mom. The giggle he has when I kiss his tummy and tickle his feet and inner thigh. How cute he looks as he figures something new out. The way he reaches for people he wants. The high pitched soft voice he has when he sees an animal. 

He is my baby boy. Always will be. But he'll only be this size once and I've gotta soak it up.