Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Happy Heart

The past few weeks have been busy but fun.
Just wanted to share a few pictures and little everyday memories.
I am so thankful for the life God has given me.
Every morning when I wake up, I'm truly thankful that he's given me another day; I'm very aware that each day is a gift, and not to be taken for granted.

And each morning when I've been downstairs reading my Bible, drinking coffee, and sending my husband off to work, and I hear Addison waking up, talking to herself or singing in her crib...I praise God for the gift of our little girl and thank him for another day with her.
It's going by too fast...again, I don't want to take any of it for granted.

Ok she doesn't usually get chocolate for breakfast, but we went on a little crepe kick after finding an amazing gluten free recipe, and we just had to get some nutella to make banana and nuttela crepes!
Ah-mazing! Addison obviously enjoyed this treat too:)

My little one turned three months old this week!! The fastest three months of my life.
She is growing and changing and I could just eat her up for all her cuteness!
I'm so in love with this baby!

Lily is the most easy going baby.
I don't do schedules. Schedules stress me out, whereas many moms I know would be stressed without a schedule for their baby.
Regardless of my lack of scheduling, Lily has set her own schedule and she's very predictable, like clockwork.
If she cries, I literally just look to see what time it is and can be 95% sure of what she is needing.
Easy going is an understatement.
Have I mentioned how much she likes to cuddle?
A whole lot. Love it!

Addison is going through a climbing phase...climbing on, over, and in anything and everything!
(It gets dangerous at times, but I try not to hover too much!)
This day in particular, she threw half the stuff from her toy box on the floor and climbed on in.
She then played happily for over an hour inside the box:)

I must say, this is one of my favorite parts of the day.
When Lily is awake and fed and happy, and we go get Addison up for the day.
They lay side by side on the floor giggling at each other while I change diapers and get them dressed.
I love this picture of them in their pjs. 2 happy girls = a perfect start to the day!

Awake...but not quite ready to get up!

My dad had to come to town for some work meetings, so I convinced my mom to come too.
Love this picture of Addison being silly and making Grandma laugh (we haven't established a name...not sure what Addison calls her yet)

And here's miss Lily, sleeping ever so peacefully in her daddy's arms last night.
Sooo sweet.

As I sit here writing, both girls are asleep, snow is falling softly outside, and I have a few more minutes before one of them wakes up and it's time for snacks and playing and getting started on dinner, maybe a  one-year-old meltdown or two, bedtime and time with the hubby.
I love quiet times like this...I love the noise and laughter and even the crying too, but quiet moments are where I recharge and regroup so that I can be a better mom as the day goes on and my girls get a bit crabby (they are both morning people, like me:) )
I know life will bring sadness and difficulty and heartache;
I've had some of those times and I know that there will be many more to come. That's just the nature of life on earth, and it can't be stopped until we reach Heaven.
But right now, I lead a blessed life and I know I say it a lot, but I'm just THANKFUL for it all.
For my babies and my husband and our health and most of all the hope we have regardless of what life brings, because we have hope in our savior, Jesus.
I'm learning not to dread what hard things might come, but instead to fully enjoy the present and not worry about the future.
And as I type my last sentence, Lily is crying, and so the day continues...

Have a blessed rest of the week!:)

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