Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014"

I just love watching you explore outside. You rarely want to stay on a path, always ready to head off laughing with joy in your own direction. 

We're Moving... Again!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yes, it's true! We are moving to Houston, Texas for the summer. I suppose moving to Texas was bound to happen for us with Dan in the petroleum biz and all, but I just wasn't expecting it to happen RIGHT after I have a baby. That's right, baby is due May 15th, and work start date for Dan is June 1st...and then life got real complicated. But really I drive myself crazy when I dwell on all the possible scenarios and different plans for how we are going to make everything work. The bottom line is we just are, we always do, and we always get help from Heaven above. Not that that stops me from freaking out about how quickly everything needs to get done. We've already been working on renewing our visas for Canada, only to move in a few months, then move back, oh man it gets complicated. When we got Eli's passport he was 2 months old which I thought was quick at the time, but for this poor girl, she's going to be like a week old when we are trying to get it.

I'll obviously be taking some recovery time after she is born, (hopefully quite punctually! have I mentioned Eli was a week late...) and then when everything is in order we will beat feet to Texas so we can all be back together as a family. 

Don't let me forget to mention how we will be living in Houston for the hottest months of the year. I already know I'm going to die of heat stroke or sweat to death (that's probably a thing). How do people do it who live in hot climates? Us poor Alaskans need some advice because we are in for a heat wave! I mean really, is the secret pools and popsicles, and of course AC? These are real questions people, help a sister out!

Anyways we are super excited about this next adventure and what it will mean for the rest of our future! We have some family living in Texas which will be fun to visit! There is delicious Mexican and Tex Mex and BBQ in abundance! There is THE BEACH! I think this is all going to work out great in the end. Wish us luck! 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014"

This kid will probably own me forever due to those dimples. 


Friday, February 13, 2015

a bit of life lately, as regurgitated from my instagram feed ;)

one- twenty five weeks pregnant, feeling good but tired

two- family walks are back on! Dan got his knee brace off, and we had two weeks of chinooks where the weather was quite warm, perfect for a pre-dinner walk

three- delicious smoothie bowl breakfasts complete with berries, granola, and chia 

four- pre-bedtime snuggles with Eli. I truly cherish these moments these days! I've even gotten all sappy and cried as I rock him somedays. When he presses his little body onto my chest, and baby sister thumps back with kicks from within, my heart is the most full. 

five- and just like that, one snow and winter is back, brrrr!

six- sick days in bed reading alllll the books. I love how he can still put on a smile even when he's all stuffy and sick 

seven- the most beautiful snowy trees, it was like a winter wonderland when we woke up this morning! 

eight- twenty six weeks, stretching the limits of my maternity leggings, craving Girl Scout cookies like no other (dang you Canada! haha)

nine- waffles with nutella, and some heart shaped strawberries for some Valentines cheer :)

+this plus lots and lots of naps have been going on lately around these parts 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014"

Some mornings when I go to get you from your bed the very first thing you say to me is, "toast!" So we go have breakfast, and if that toast has jam on it, you better believe you put your little face right in the middle of the bread and try to eat the center out. Jam everywhere. Good thing it's so dang cute!

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