Family Update!

Hello, and Happy Good Friday!

I know its been a long time since I’ve posted. Life has been blessed and busy, and I’m enjoying every minute of it!

I had the urge to post a little update today, and hopefully start posting more now that life with a baby has become a little less chaotic (emphasis on a little lol).

To start, my beautiful little family if doing wonderfully. My husband and I are keeping busy with our jobs, church activities, and enjoying every precious moment with our daughter.

Here are some pictures we had taken last fall for you to enjoy (if you’re interested in the photographer, it is Southern Sparkle Photography). Although they aren’t super recent, I love looking at them because these were taken before Emma turned a year old. She has already started to lose that “baby look” so these help this emotional momma to cope with that 😦

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Isn’t she gorgeous?!?!? I love her little chubby cheeks!

Emma had her 15-month check-up last week. She’s a healthy girl! She’s 98% on her weight and close to the same on her height. She loves to run and play with us and our dog, enjoys her baby dolls and blocks, and has fun-filled days each week with the kids at daycare.

Daycare… sheesh, was that a hard choice to make! For all of you working mothers, I applaud you! It is not easy leaving you children in the hands of strangers for 40+ hours every week. You feel guilty for multiple reasons. But at the end of the day, I trust the ladies that keep my daughter, and know she is enjoying “social time” with the other children. I also know that one day she will appreciate my sacrifice to be able to provide what she needs. It is not common for a household (of even 3!) to make it on one income in our world today. There was no stay-at-home option for us, but that’s ok. We make it work! And it makes the time we do spend with our girl even more special to us ❤

And just as a side note, I applaud you stay-at-home moms as well! I love this girl, but some days she drives me up the wall (can anybody say teething?!)! I honestly can’t imagine spending 24/7 with her and not having a couple melt downs. So, bravo to you mothers of multiples who have the ability to keep from muzzling your children after spending 16+ hours with them each day 😉 (hehe).

As for my cooking, most days of the week we do have a homemade meal. I’ve tried a few new recipes since my last post, but mostly things I have found on Pinterest. I’ve really not had much motivation to create new things. Our weeks are so busy sometimes, dinner usually is a crock pot meal or something I’ve made so many times I can do it in my sleep. However, I have a feeling some recipe creating will be in my near future, so keep your eyes peeled…

I will mention that this week I made this delicious Balsamic Roast Beef Recipe in my crock pot. We made French Dip Sandwiches out of it as it suggested here. Oh. My. Word. This recipe will be a keeper! The meat was tender, juicy, and the dip… as Joey Tribbiani would say, “forget about it!” You guys have to visit the Add A Pinch blog and try it out!

 

Moving on to the upcoming weekend, what are your plans for Easter? Tomorrow we have an Easter egg hunt at our church, and I cannot wait to see Emma hunting for eggs! Last year she was only a couple of months old, so we carried her around and showed her eggs, but she wasn’t very interested lol. This year, she’s already got a taste for it from a hunt they did at daycare earlier this week. So fun! We also have my niece’s 1st birthday party to attend. Her and Emma were born just 4 months apart, so its been a blast seeing them grow together. Then, of course, we have our Sunday service where we get a chance to worship and celebrate our risen Savior! What a sacrifice the God of Heaven made for us. I can’t thank him enough for what He has done and who He is! Following church, we have a big Easter meal at my momma’s house. I can already taste the food! I love family get-togethers ❤

I hope you all have a very blessed Easter weekend!

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