sometimes life happens

sometimes life happens and i choose to live in the moment rather than worrying about thoroughly documenting it. but has it really been half a year?!  well my goodness.  honestly though, i feel like i have a legitimate excuse in the form of two very adorable little ladies and one handsome husband.

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let the catching up begin!

SISTERS

bug is getting herself a new baby SISTER and she is beyond excited!

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101bug told me “it’s really unfortunate for you mom.  now dad will have two little daddy’s girls and you will still have no-one to be your favorite”!  ouch.  i know she loves her daddy a whole lot, but when she gets hurt or upset, she still wants her mommy.

so excited for more bows, dress up, nail painting, and just general girlishness!

 

a blogging sabbatical

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so I went MIA for a bit.  prepare yourself for a raging flurry of excuses:

first of all i’m pregnant.  the best excuse ever.  an excuse to cop out on basically anything and everything…except for work.  which is in and of itself another excuse for taking a blogging sabbatical, as my job does not recognize that we are people (let alone pregnant people) and requires ungodly amounts of hours and stress.  also, we made some other major family decisions that were quite stressful and required lots of thinking and researching and energy.

i am not an easily stressed out person.  i typically thrive on stressful situations.  i am one of those people who can’t ever just sit down and relax.  even when the hubs has convinced me to sit and watch a show with him (which rarely happens), i am antsy and typically doing something else while watching, always needing to be busy. however, i was extremely stressed out for a few months this fall while making some major life changes.

thus, something, somewhere had to give, and i thought that blogging was the right thing to give up. but i was wrong.  i have realized that blogging/photography is actually one of the only things that i do for myself!  and having an outlet or hobby that you love is an absolute must (even more so when you’re stressed).  so i’m back to blogging.  even if it is sporadic and the pictures are not quite up to par with what i would like them to be, i’m still going to make an effort.

i do have to caveat my intent to blog, for anyone that actually reads this blog with any sort of consistency, that i am in a crazy busy season at work, we are moving in March, baby #2 is due in April, and my husband is leaving for two years of training in May…..so the blogging is more for myself.  and to document family memories, because looking back at some of my older blog posts is so much fun!  here are a few of my favorite memories that i had forgotten about until i looked back through:

my favorite healthy food is pikl

the hair of berkley elizabeth

fashionista in the making

and yet another day in the life of an auditor…..

this sounds like a movie plot but i swear its true boss

BIG NEWS!!

yep, we are adding on! baby houston #2 due April 2, 2014!

17[note: my belly looks huge here….that might be partially due to the hot dogs (yes plural) that i ate while at the park. i have the best excuse ever, so i figured just go for it!!]

we told the bug while in Disney and may have slightly overwhelmed the poor girl, but she is SUPER excited! i can already tell she is going to be the best big sister. she has been taking care of me while i am battling some awfully brutal “morning” sickness (it actually drags on throughout the whole day, but whatever). i didn’t have any of these symptoms while pregnant with bug, so i am slowly learning how to cope with it (only 4 weeks left, thank goodness), but bug is a huge help and brings me water or saltines or a puke bucket or rubs my back for me. i can’t wait to see how she is around a little brother or sister.

so it may be a little quiet around here over the next few weeks, or at least until i can brush my teeth without vomiting!