Friday, May 25, 2012

this is who we are now

Forgiven beloved Hidden in Christ Made in the image of the Giver of Life Righteous and holy Reborn and remade Accepted and worthy, this is our new name

Thursday, May 17, 2012

some music

I'm having so much fun with my little man lately. He is just a ball of energy. He likes to dance, and play, and tickle. He is also constantly chatting in his own brand of gibberish. Every morning when Nic wakes up they spend at least 20 min tickling and wrestling and laughing. He loves to be outside, especially when we go to the park and go down the slides.

Here are some of his favorite songs.

NY2LA - Press Play

Oh, we all need love
A different kind of love
One that only comes from above - What I Am

There's only one me, I am it
Have a dream, I'll follow it
It's up to me to try

This song is just crazy and silly. But he will run to the computer to watch it no matter where he is in the apartment.

 Also here's a comparison of Ash last year with the tiny soda bottle, and then this year.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rock and Worship 2012

In February we went to the Rock and Worship roadshow. We have gone the last 4 years, (well I missed last year because Asher had just been born). It is always an amazing time, and this year Nic was finally able to go, which means he has officially been to a concert. My parents went with my aunt and such to the show in Phoenix while we watched Owen and Asher, then we all went to the show in Vegas the next night. It was at an outdoor amphitheater and we sat far enough away from the speakers that the little boys were able to come too. The next day was Asher's birthday so we went to the mall before going home so he could make his build-a-bear with grandma.

I forgot to take any pictures, but here are some Cassie took of swimming and hiking in Phoenix.

i love these baby feet.

"bawk?" "Ow-ee that's a duck, it says 'quack" "oh.... bawk bawk!"

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I haven't had much time or motivation to blog.

I am loving being a mommy, its getting easier all the time. But I still have my struggles, I'm not nearly as patient as I need to be with my little toddler.
Nic and I are best friends, we joke and laugh, and cuddle, and fight. I love him. I love them both.
Yes times are hard right now. We are going through a bunch of trials that are hitting us all at once, but by the grace of God we are surviving.

I recently had someone ask me if I "rushed into all this". Without even hesitating I said, "no." They replied with, "well that's good because I've always thought you did. I just keep thinking you could have done something amazing with you life, you could have had so much success but now...." I was so offended, it took everything I had not to start crying. This was one of my friends basically telling me that I settled for a less than life, that I was not, nor would I ever be successful.

I look at my son, my Asher. He is smart, beautiful, social, happy, he is advanced and thriving. So much of who he is, is because I am his mommy, because I teach him and love him day after day. If that is all I have to show for my life is that I loved a little boy more than I love myself, I consider that a huge success.

Nic and I both graduated from massage therapy, even though we got married in the middle of a term. I was 7 months pregnant when I finished. & he had to keep going all throughout trying to help take care of a baby.

We got married after knowing each other for about 6 months, & I know that is fast. Trust me, I know. But it was not a decision we made lightly, there was A LOT of prayer involved, and there were times when I felt like I should be doubting us but I never did. I still don't. We have been married for a year and a half now, I know that it is not a huge accomplishment. But we so proud of ourselves, we are still in love, we are still best friends. We may be more easily annoyed with one another at times, usually when we are under a lot of stress, but through it all we are each others biggest support system.

No. I did not rush into becoming a wife or a mother. I got married when I was 20 and became a mother when I was 21, that is so young, but for me it is perfect. Asher Ryan was meant to be born on 02/26/2012, and we were always meant to be his mommy and daddy. My God is a God of perfect timing, I am not a perfect person, but He is a perfect God.
I am a successful mommy in a successful marriage. & we are going to have many more successes in the future.