60 days already?

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First and foremost, has it really already been 2 months that we were at the hospital in San Antonio signing over paperwork to become foster parents for baby girl while she was in the NICU? Wow.  Time has flown by so fast, and I am SO happy that I have been able to capture so many of her sweet moments on camera.  We seriously LOVE doing life, with her.

Of course this past month has brought a lot of changes in our lives.. some good and some not so good (not with her, with her case) but we have learned to lean more on God and less on our own understanding.

She has grown to know each one of us more, on a deeper level.  It’s amazing how big of a smile she will give me, Brielle, and Shane when we are talking to her.   It’s SO adorable to know that she knows us so well and loves us already!

In the past month she changed so many lives ( literally everyone that meets her) and it’s so amazing.  She is a miracle.  She shouldn’t be here, but God saved her life, to be a blessing to so many other people. She gives people hope for the unknown, faith to believe that God saves us (all of us), and perseverance to keep going.

She has become my riding buddy.  We ride together to doctors visits, family visits, visits to go see family/friends, and just around town.  She is the best car-rider and I hope that never changes about her.  She fits in our schedule (daily schedule) so well, and we couldn’t be more thankful for that.

She has grown so much in the last month as well.  We had to pack up ALL of her newborn clothes (so sad, yet so exciting at the same time) and pull out her 0-3 month clothes.  She has developmentally grown by meeting more milestones, and emotionally by expressing what she wants, when she wants it.  So proud of baby girl!

We hope next month just brings us more joy, and we hope you all follow along for the ride! I will leave you some adorable pictures to look at, as well (even with her face blurred, she is still SO cute)!






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10 things before bed!


When Brielle is going to bed, it used to take forever! Now we have gotten it down(of course after bath is done) to about 5-10 minutes! This 10 on Tuesday, I going to list 10 things Brielle must do before she does to bed.. or else our night routine will not be fun!

Ο  Of course she must take a bath /shower

Ο  Right when she gets out of the bath/shower we play for a couple of minutes and then wind down

Ο She loves to put on her own pull-up/underwear now

Ο Jammies-  She hasn’t gotten to wear she chooses her jammies yet, which we always have layed out for her to put on when she gets out of the bath/shower

Ο  Read books which usually consists of 1-3 books depending on how much time we have

Ο She loves for me to brush her hair and leave it wet and down before bed

Ο Brush teeth (she tries to do this on her own and then either Shane or myself will follow behind her and brush really good)

Ο She plays this game with Shane every night when she turns on all the lights near her room

Ο  I then pick her up and go to her bed to say our nightly prayers with Shane

Ο I then tuck into bed and give her a big kiss and hug and she says “I love you to the moon and stars” and I say “I love you to the moon and back” and close the door, and she goes straight to sleep.


I am linking up with Karli from Sept. Farm for today!

10 tools this Tuesday

When building a fence, there are very specific tools that you must use, to make your fence-building experience, work (And a heck of a lot easier)!

For today’s 10 on Tuesday post, I will list 10 tools that we used during our experience and leave you with a few pictures! 🙂

  • heavy duty stapler – 7/16″ and 9/16″ staples
  • level
  • 8″ wire cutter
  • circular saw
  • sawhorses
  • 24 – 1/4 in lag bolts
  • shovel
  • manual post hole digger
  • 2 buckets (water, cement)
  • 8 inch auger



I am linking up with Karli from Sept. Farm for today’s 10 on Tuesday!

10 things I don’t do well.



Well, after last weeks post about 5 quirks you may not know about me, I figured I would top this 10 on Tuesday post, with 10 things I don’t do well.

  1. Eating right.  This has been a battle for practically my ENTIRE life that I can remember, and that scale is forever going up and down.  One day I will take control of it, and my life, and just live the healthy lifestyle.  I love to work out, but hate to eat right…you see my struggle?
  2. Flossing.  I don’t know why I got SO lazy with it, but seriously trying to aim to doing it once it day, is hard.  On a good week, I maybe do it 2-3 times a week.  Speaking of, I just got through doing it and I am needing to buy more at the store tomorrow!
  3. Deep cleaning.  Now I know many of you see my house relatively clean majority of the time.  But just reading this post from Karli’s spring cleaning list makes me exhausted!  I need to do every.single.item off of her list. Ugh!
  4. Focusing on one task at a time.  I really have tried to get better at this, but seriously, I haven’t seen much improvement in the last few months.  I like to think I am a good “multi-tasker” but that is just code for the fact that I am unable to complete the first task completely that I was supposed to do, so I just moved on to the next.
  5. Letting go of friends.  As an adult, I can’t seem to remember the last time I let go of a friend.  You know, the friends that always bring the negativity into your life, complain about any and everything, and don’t seem to appreciate your friendship at all?  Those friends.  Yep, I am still hanging on to them.
  6. Talking on the phone.  There are VERY few people that I actually talk on the phone with.  I am much more of a texter (I don’t even know if this is a word) type person, especially if I only need to say a couple of words/sentences to you.
  7. Surprises.  I love being the one to surprise other people, but I have a hard time accepting that others want to surprise me. I used to hate it (now thinking about it, I am not really sure why), but now I have grown to accept the fact that others are thinking about me, and want to show me that they care.
  8. Sleeping.  I want to say ever since I got pregnant with Rochelle, and after she passed away, I haven’t gotten good sleep.  It’s nice to know that other grieving mamas go through this too, because I literally have such a hard time staying asleep.  Not really quite sure why, but I hope to practice some meditation exercises soon and new relaxation techniques.
  9. Accepting compliments. I don’t know why I have always struggled with this, I am thinking maybe it’s just insecurity in the end, but I really have to remind myself to say “thank-you” before blurting out something else like “no, you have really pretty teeth”, or “I love your hair too”.
  10. Moving on from the past.  A lot of who I am, stems from the lack-of relationship I had with my father, and it took me a lot of years to learn how to let go, forgive, and move on from the past.  It wasn’t easy, and I am still working on it at times, but I feel so much better after doing it!

Today, I am linking up with Karli from Sept. Farm for today’s 10 on Tuesday!