Eleven Years Ago Today....

I gave birth to this guy.


I remember the fear. And the pain. And the overwhelming love.

So many emotions all rolled into one.

This one here is a reader, strong-willed, tender-hearted, driven and very funny. He's challenged me and grown me up in ways I never imagined. 

Happy 11th birthday Rhy!


He's been urging me to update, his birthday video, but until then....

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The Two Fastest Years of My Life

After giving birth to two boys, I'd pretty much settled into the fact that being a boy mom was my destiny. Then, two years ago today at 8:15 a.m. Life turned pretty in pink with the addition of this little girl. 

She's everything I thought our little girl would be: girly, a little shy, adventurous and very funny. And she's everything I never thought she'd be: stubborn, fearless, super sensitive and a tad bossy. 

Before she arrived on the scene, I thought our life was complete with my stepdaughter and the boys. Clearly I'd put a period where God intended a comma. Now I can't even remember what life was like before her. She was the surprise that grew me in ways I never imagined.

Most days she leaves me wishing I'd had her in my younger years rather than my Sarah years. She's forever into something that I'd never imaged...like pushing a chair up to the stove to snag a freshly baked muffin or slathering coconut oil all over herself. It really seems like just a few months ago, I was a sleep-deprived mother of a newborn girl. Now, I've got a little person who is trying to rule the school with her opinions and demands.

In two short years, her personality has come full bloom. She's headstrong yet nurturing. A smart, quick learner who loves books, music, dancing and Doc McStuffins. So looking forward to the rest of my life with this little girl and helping her to be the best she can be in life. Happy birthday girlie! We love you so very much.

Hello Six Years Old!

Hello Six Years Old!

Six years ago today at 9:40 p.m. This guy came into the world with a bang. Unpredictable contractions all day soon turned steady and sent me to the hospital.  But when I got there I was told I wasn't dilated enough. However the pain told another story. After a 2 hard laps (I think it was two) around the maternity ward, I couldn't take another step. Nurses were summoned and surprised to see this child's head at the door. I was wheeled into the delivery room without even being admitted into the hospital. Three pushes later this guy was born. 

And he's been fast and furious ever since day one.

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Buckling Up For A Fantastic 3rd Ride

It's been an amazing and exhausting first year with baby number 3. I blinked and she's a year old today. I clearly remember labor with her. Very hard. But very much worth it. So looking forward to what the rest of our lives is like with her. 

Below is a video of her fabulous first year. 

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