Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's the little things

I usually grocery shop on the weekends, alone. It is much easier to shop by myself then entertain and wrangle my 2.5 and 9 month old. The weekend was busier than usual and we had run out of milk (gasp!), so a trip to the grocery store was much needed. I loaded the boys up and prayed it would be quick and easy.

Max was perfectly fine with going to the store as long as he had his 5 Hot Wheels cars that he insisted on bringing with him in the car. Yes 5! He likes to bring them in 3's and 5's. Silly boy! I also told him we would get the cart he could drive. You know, those huge car carts that feel like you are driving a bus? Thank goodness there were plenty available that day. So off we went through the store. It was wonderfully empty that day, in fact the only other people in the stores were pretty much other moms, several pushing the giant car carts too.

We got in line to pay and the mom in front of us with her daughter had a ton of stuff, like almost 2 carts worth. And just my luck, they opened up another lane right after I started unloading all my groceries. I was slightly annoyed but since my boys were happy and calm, I decided to get over this small annoyance. Max started happily chatting with the baby girl in front of us. He was saying "hi baby!" over and over and giggling. The baby girl was also happily waving and smiling at him. The mom starts chatting with me and says, "thank goodness y'all got behind us, my daughter was getting ready to have a meltdown and your son kept her entertained and happy." I smiled and told her since he had a baby brother, he was a pro.

I didn't think too much about this exchange until later. Then it hit me. This was one of those moments that was supposed to happen, if that makes sense. God put us behind that mom yesterday so my son would keep her daughter entertained. That kept her daughter from having a meltdown which most moms know, meant a meltdown for mom later (usually in the parking lot of the store). She left the store with a happy daughter and I imagine she breathed a huge sigh of relief, just like I did, because I was thrilled that I had made my own personal success that day. My first grocery store trip with both boys and there wasn't a single meltdown, no whining, crying, or anything of that nature. In fact, I celebrated my success with this IG photo and said it was a "monumental occasion" which seems to silly to some, but not to this stay at home mom.


It's the little things y'all!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy 2014 friends!



I fell off the blogosphere (again!) but am hoping to be back to blogging in 2014 on a regular basis. Cheers to a new year y'all, I hope it is filled with health and happiness!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Happy birthday Max!

Happy 2nd birthday to my Max!



Thank you for making me a mom. I love you so much!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Introducing ...

Mason Duke!



Mason was born August 20th at 2:11PM weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds and 20 1/2 inches long. I had a relatively easy labor and delivery and will try to type up a birth story soon.

He is an amazing baby. He is so much, yet so different, from his big brother.



I am so happy to be the mama of two wonderful boys!



Welcome to the world sweet Mason! I love you so much!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband. You are more than me and our boys could ask for. We love you so much!


Photo taken by Beka Larsen Photography

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's a ...

BOY! I realized I haven't shared the wonderful news that our next (and final!) baby is another boy. M was going to miss the big anatomy scan so we decided to get a gender ultrasound before he left overseas. I had thought boy all along until that morning. I convinced myself that it was a girl because this pregnancy has been so different there was no way it was a boy. I was wrong of course. Baby boy was not shy at all and happily showed the goods. The sonographer captured this sweet photo for us.


When we left I told M to get me a tiara because I am going to be queen of my house!

I am very excited to have another boy. I have always seen myself as a boy mom. We have pretty much everything we need, know what to expect, and I have to admit that I am glad to not have pink all over my house. Oh, and no screeching! What is it with little girls and screaming?! Sure, my boys will be loud, but their voices will hopefully not cut glass!

We do have a name picked out and it is "drum roll please" ...

MASON!!!!

I need to invest in a good carpet cleaner and more hats for all those baseball games I'll be attending in my future. Yay for more boys!



Friday, May 31, 2013

He's home!

Part of the reason I fell off the blogging wagon was because M traveled overseas for work for 6+ weeks. I literally didn't have time to blog because I was wearing 1000 hats everyday and any spare time I had I crashed on the couch. I also didn't feel safe blogging about M being gone. Putting that information on my public blog just didn't seem like the best idea. Anyways, in the grand scheme of things that amount of time is short, but when you are a stay at home pregnant mom with a toddler, it felt like an eternity somedays. But, we made it through and M came home almost 2 weeks ago. I snapped this "pull at your heart strings pic" at the airport.



Reunited and it feels so good!

I love my boys so, so much!