Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tree Farm Tradition + Back To Blogging

Hello there, old + familiar blog world.  Goodness, it's been awhile + boy oh boy, A LOT has happened.  Life hasn't offered a lot of free time lately, so I assume if I am going to keep up in this space that I love dearly I will have to do exactly what I am doing right while the house sleeps.  Anyhow, I know I have a lot to catch up on {I am not even going to mention the serious need for a blog facelift + update}, but that will come in time.  Today I will just tell you that it's good to be back + I wanted to share some pics of our yearly visit to the tree farm to get our Christmas tree.  It was unseasonably warm day yesterday (50ish) + we were able to enjoy it even more than usual.  Matt brought his two-man saw in which he + Jude cut down the most perfect tree.  Today will be all about decorating it while watching Christmas movies.  Let the holiday season begin!! XO

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Jude Starts Preschool!

Cue the waterworks...Jude starts preschool this week.  Thankfully, he is at mommy's school, so he is near We are so proud of this boy + excited for him as joins a world of learning, friendships, + fun.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

8 Years Down + A Lifetime To Go

Did you know pottery is the gift to be giving your spouse on your wedding anniversary?  Well, I certainly wasn't "in the know"; however, Matthew, being as clever as he is, decided to follow the tradition for our anniversary.  He set up a date where would actually take a pottery class + make our own.  This was one of the most memorable date nights we have ever had.  The learning something new together + getting totally out of our comfort zone was a great combination for a lot of laughs + fun.  Then, we proceeded to have a fabulous dinner + then went off to downtown Cincy to see Lumonicity.  Guyssss, you have to see this next year.  It was the neatest projection/musical show I have seen (well, next to Disney).  If this anniversary date is any indication of the year ahead, I'd say we are in for another amazing adventure.  Love you, Matthew Wayne. <3

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ezra Is 9 Months Old!

Dear E,
You turned 9 months old last week + I still am in wonder just as I was on Oct. 25, 2014 at how I have been blessed with another precious boy.  You are joy defined.  I think out of all of the stages of the first year of life, this is my favorite.  I love how you giggle when you are kissed under your chin or on your belly.  I love the huge, bashful grin you get when I try to get you to say "momma".  I love how you say "da da da" along with a lot of other undistinguishable gibberish {you may just be a big talker when you get it all figured out}.  I love the adoring look you give your big brother every time you see him in the morning or after a nap.  I love your chunky little body that refuses to crawl, but will wonder all over the house in a walker.  I love how you get so excited to play at bathtime + are so upset when you have to get out.  I love the complete frustration you get when you are hungry + don't get your bottle right away {did someone say "temper"?!}.  I love how when I go to retrieve you from your crib, you kick your legs with excitement + when I pick you up, you grab my face + nestle into my neck.  I love how content you are to sit on the floor + play with your toys + the fascination that comes when getting a new gadget to play with.  I love that you like trying new foods even without teeth yet {yesterday's corn on the cob gnawing was a pretty humorous event to watch}.  I love that you are pretty content no matter where we go or what we do as long as you are fed + getting your rest.  To sum all of it up...I love you, my sweet Ezra!  I wish time could pause, but knowing that it won't I guess I will just keep finding more reasons to love you even more as you grow.