Mexico Vacation

July 30, 2018

We got back late last night from a short trip to Mexico. I was our first time back to "Arizona's Beach" since Andrew had his accident in 2016 so it was kind of an emotional roller coaster for me. I grew up going every couple months and we did that all throughout the first years of our marriage but once we hit the snag with his accident, I didn't really have the desire to go back and relive those memories.

It was Andrew's birthday on Sunday so he really wanted to spend some time back in Mexico and soak up the sun and relaxation so we did - kid free! I'm happy we went and kept saying we for sure need to go back again with the kids. Drake has yet to come with us and Emery went twice - once at 4 months and then at 15 months. I'm working on getting the kiddos passports now so we can get back sometime in the winter with cooler weather and more family with us.

Overall, it was a great trip! But I will say, I was homesick and missing the kids like crazy. Do you guys typically vacation as a family or just you and your spouse? I think doing both is so good for you! Pour into that marriage and get time alone but also create memories as a family and experiences together.

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Master Bedroom Shiplap

July 18, 2018

I can finally say we have a legit shiplap wall in our home! I did do a makeshift one in the kids bathroom back in September but this is just all the feels seeing it in our master bedroom and how big of a statement it makes. It just feel right. You know what I'm saying?

We had our local friend, Mike, from Dec1Designs (@dec1designs) do this for us. Him and Andrew go way back with Discount Tire and our families spend a lot of time together. He also upscaled those night stands you're seeing here from IKEA. I can't believe how much bigger our room looks with just this simple update! And it makes me want shiplap everywhere now. Or white walls. I still have a hard time accepting the paint color the builders chose with this house... because it's dark.

Now onto the next house project! Finishing up our outdoor patio space and then a mudroom! What house projects are you working on right now?

My Peanut | 20 Months

July 6, 2018

Okay, this little lady is just melting my heart lately! She's almost 20 months and still the tiniest peanut but her personality is coming out and it's so fun to see her similarities and differences to her older siblings. She's talking up a storm now and knows what she wants - I mean, that girl is relentless until she gets it, too. 

She's breaking in a few teeth, which I think are her last ones. Praise the Lord! She isn't sleeping quite through the night. It's maybe once a week we get a full night of her sleeping while the others are up around 3am. Guys, she's going to be 2 in a handful of months here and that is slowly killing me. Angel from day one only waking up once or twice but 20 months in and I'm like.... when will this end? Will it ever end?!!

We have been dealing with some constipation issues with her and it literally breaks my heart. We did find a resolution for it recently, which has been a blessing but man, those few months of constantly struggling and her screaming from pain was so intense and broke my freakin' heart!!

She's finally getting into 9-12 month clothes and wearing things her sister wore when she was around 8 months. It's crazy how different they are in size. I thought having two girls at the same time of year, they'd be wearing all the same clothes during the same seasons because of sizing but nope. Hollyn is so behind on that scale. We just introduced size 2 diapers and she's actually wanting to already potty train so that's hysterical.

Anyway... wanted to update here this sweet baby! We love her to pieces. She really makes our family whole.

Happy Friday, friends!