Thursday, July 26, 2012

9 Years

Today marks 1/3 of my life spent with Caleb. Wow. Hard to believe it's been 9 years. We've had adventures, sorrows, joy, babies, and most of all love. It's been hard earned and fought for every day. I'm more in love today than I was 9 years ago, that's for sure!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

2 kidlets

I said I would update you, and so here goes:

Life with two isn't as hard in some respects as I thought and is much harder in others.

I am not having an issue balancing the physical care of two children (food, clothes, etc) but I am having a hard time balancing Cole's emotional needs with Amelia's need to be in my arms 99% of the time. It is difficult to spend the needed time with Cole and therefore he's acting out. I sometimes am a bit overwhelmed at his outbursts and instead of setting Amelia down, and picking Cole up, I just get mad at Cole.

Yesterday was a particularly difficult day with Cole and this morning instead of going back to sleep after Amelia's early (5:30 am) feeding, I decided to stay up. I read my Bible, took some time to pray, and did quite a bit of cleaning. I know in my head that I need that time to be alone and get stuff done, but it's just so dang hard to get my booty out of bed.

So, there's the update. Things are mostly good with some hard points-- but doesn't that describe just about everything in life?

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks. :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Real life begins again!

We have been blessed with a job that allows for extended time off when a baby is born. Caleb has been off for almost a month and sadly tomorrow he goes back to work. I'm not sure how women can manage if their husband goes back to work after only a few days. We have had a fantastic first month with Amelia and have bonded as a family to be sure!

Now it's back to real life and learning how to handle and juggle 2 kids. I'm a little nervous.

I'll let you know how it goes!