Boys Birthday

Kamden’s first birthday felt very underwhelming to me as a mom. I was supposed to be on bed rest and I was due that next month, so I felt like I couldn’t give him the birthday he deserved! So, I promised myself with the next birthday that I would go all out. I still feel some what disappointed in myself, like maybe I could have done a bit better. But, the boys had so much fun, and I felt so happy that we had made it to 1 and 2!IMG_9326 IMG_9327 IMG_9329 IMG_9330 IMG_9331 IMG_9346 IMG_9347 IMG_9348 IMG_9351 IMG_9353 IMG_9354 IMG_9357 IMG_9360 IMG_9365 IMG_9384 IMG_9391 IMG_9392 IMG_9393 IMG_9410 IMG_9412 IMG_9413 IMG_9427 IMG_9444 IMG_9462 IMG_9514 IMG_9515 IMG_9517 IMG_9528 IMG_9529 IMG_9535 IMG_9551 IMG_9554 IMG_9556 IMG_9583 IMG_9585 IMG_9597 IMG_9621 IMG_9622 IMG_9630

Long Overdue Post

I honestly meant to make this the main avenue in which close friends and family can access pictures, because I feel like Facebook is taking over the world one click at a time…

I haven’t decided if I’m going to deactivate my account yet, but for the most part this is where I would like to keep the majority of my pictures and information I share about the whole fam bam. 

What an eventful last two years Ky and I have had! We have been so blessed, and are lucky to have each other in the roller coaster of this parenting journey with our Irish Twins. 

As I look back on our journey so far, I’m amazed at the things I have learned. First and foremost, parenting isn’t for the weak hearted. One memory I think that will always stand out to me is when I was 6 weeks pregnant with Grayson, Kyle was traveling on business, and I was still waking up 2-3 times in the middle of the night with K. Not to mention, I was waking up at 4 for work at this point. I can remember throwing up in the bathroom at work, and thinking, ” what in the heck did we get ourselves into?!” Ky always reassured me that everything was going to be okay. And he was right. We have our hard days, and we have our easier days. But I don’t think there’s ever going to be an easy day per say…

Another thing I have learned is that you really have to count on your partner. I honestly had the visions of bringing the kids to every place we felt we wanted to go. Boy, what a naive thought. I know some people do that with their kids, but honestly, our kids’ sleep is more important than our social life at this point. So we have learned that we operate to their schedule, and if we can fit something in, then we are lucky that day! Your social life deteriorates. Friends and family that used to be close aren’t as close anymore. You somewhat mourn the relationships you had before. You almost wish people would make more of an effort, you’re definitely disappointed in some. And of course, you’re disappointed in yourself as well, because if you just could be more flexible or what not, then you could be a better friend or family member…  

So I’ll end this post with a quote that sums up my sense of humor and seriousness all in one. “My kids are the reason I wake up each morning, the reason I breath… and why my hair is falling out, my house is a mess, and I’m crazy…”