Tuesday, August 29, 2017

He is mine.

we love our spouses.
or sometimes we don't but only for a short while.
while we figure out what we don't love about them we only figure out why we love them that much more.
I married Garth when I was 17.
Think what you were doing at 17?
I see people at 17 and think NO WAY. please don't get married you can not grasp that kind of affection.  
It was hard. I don't think I new exactly what I was doing. I don't think that I understood what it meant to LOVE someone like that.
I'm 26 now and we will have our 9th wedding anniversary in October.
everyday is a struggle with something.
kids, pets, house issues, family drama, friends
but I never struggle with how much I care about garth.
I know he will always be there. I've never doubted his loyalty.
he is a great friend, to those who have talked behind his back and to those who have done him wrong. he never says anything bad or mean about anyone.
so,, in honor of loving our spouse here are a few verses to pray over your husband. try for 3 or even 30 days not to say anything negative about your spouse.

  1. Ephesians 4:1-2
  2. Ephesians 5:25-29
  3. Proverbs 22:29
  4. Psalm 46:11
  5. Jeremiah 29:11
P.S don't think I'm perfect because I am in no way. I sometimes catch myself judging others and I know its wrong. that I don't always follow our savior. but I feel like maybe I can help others who are like me that aren't perfect either. if you find yourself in a situation where you would like to discuss anything I'm always up for a friendly conversation. about anything really :)

its a craaaazy world out there.

well. my baby is almost one, my second baby he is almost three.
I'm a big birthday person. I love birthdays, when I was younger I would have these really outrageous birthdays. I actually still like my birthday. I'm not a person who hates to get older. I actually like the thought of getting old. what if my 30's are better than my 20's. early 20's for me were ugh stressful. I'm so much more than I use to be. I understand more, I listen more, I fall out of subject more.
RUAIRI LINEA her birthday theme is....
our pumpkin is turning one.
adorable TuTu from here. ps: best price I have ever seen.

I'm so happy to support Small Business Mamas. I can now buy things here in town without shipping and half the price. Leggings, headbands a plenty, onesies, shirts etc... I'm loving it.
Natasha Huber is my photo girl. she has an eye for literally everything. all my crazy ideas she just goes with it. she has done all of ruairi's pics since she was a newborn.
natashahuberphotography that's her IG name. thank me later.

Collins turning three and I'm excited he is going to start preschool. hopefully bringing out that little personality I know he has but hides. He is no doubt outgoing but he shys away a lot. He is now talking which is GREAT! not that I didn't love his own made up words and pointing.
his love for dinosaurs and toy reviews on youtube are unreal. YES, I'm that mom who lets her kids watch T.V. and YouTube reviews. Not ashamed.
here is a link to an outrageous family who puts all our families to shame (just kidding) but their trips are pretty great.

some things this mama loves:
A) Mac and Mia clothes box. their customer service is out of this world amazing. I wasn't home when my shipment came and you get five days to try the stuff on and send it back in a prepaid bag, and I wasn't going to be able to send it in that time frame and they totally extended my days.
B) Ozark on Netflix
C)The Office on Netflix ( former Parks and Rec lovers your will see a few of our loves)
D) not having FB its still so great. Because on the DL I don't care what you have to say I just care about those pictures.
E) Young Living oils here is my Member Number 12282035
F) kidizen App for used and new clothes. sometimes I really want a million outfits for Rua and I'm like ok I cant spend that much I get on there and som mamas are so good about their prices.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

she is sugar and spice and everything nice.

A Girl.
I was so scared to have three kids. We were living at my grandparents house because Garth was working in Texas. We did a lot of planning to move because I thought we would all move there while I was pregnant. Everything kept falling out of place. Every house I found something went wrong. The neighborhood was in a flood zone. There was a sex offender too close. OK! I was done. I had to stay in Utah. My hormones were crazy and I was in the worst mood of my life. I felt so weird and unhappy. Especially when I had to go to my ultrasound alone to find out what the baby was. So, I had the tech put the picture in a envelope and I was going to FaceTime Garth when he got home from work. I was already certain it was boy. We opened it together and it was a girl. A Girl. what in the world was I going to do with a girl. I was not happy. I felt bad all the time.

The Love Of My Life.
I was induced on a Tuesday night at 9. (like my previous baby before, stubborn) I had her on Thursday morning. but I felt like it was different and faster even though it was the same amount of time. Pushing was easier she was ready to come. We couldn't wait for her to come. Those big dark eyes staring back at us. Her sweet tiny cry. She was literally perfect. I was getting my tubes tied the next morning. I was a little scared. I just had our Girl. and I had to leave her to go get surgery. I had to be put under and it was only suppose to be a couple of hours but I guess I didn't wake up from anesethia until much later. { I do suggest tubal ligation after you are sure you are done with babies}We lots of visitors and this time around I didn't mind people coming and seeing her. With Collins I didn't want anyone to hold him or visit us. With Ruairi I wanted people to see her. Hold her. Visit us. Fuss over her.

Next Few Days At Home.
She was calm. She drank a bottle just fine. She was happy. I decided not to breastfeed her because I had just stopped breastfeeding Collins right before she was born. {22 months} it wasn't cheap but it helped so much. Three kids is a lot I did have a lot of help but it was still easier. so if you don't breastfeed don't feel bad. She is 9 months and she is so smart and has only been sick once. I see no difference in breastmilk and formula fed babies.

Nine Months Later.
don't worry she is literally clawing at the computer as I type this. She loves to help. she stands up against anything that will hold her. she talks and talks her favorite word MAMA. (yay) She loves to smile. which I love. smiling is the best accessory a girl can have. She eats anything and i mean anything. puppy food, paper, toys, baby food, goldfish crackers, cookies, ice cream, popsicles. And we gave her a sippy cup {win} she loves it. Collins went back and forth on a sippy cup. he still breastfed and had sippy/bottles. She sleeps in her own bed. {Collins did not ever do this and he still don't} She is so brave. She gets so excited when we see people she knows. She loves animals. Car rides are her favorite. She falls asleep every single time.

{ here is to 100 more years of raising a strong, independent, beautiful, happy girl.}