Friday, July 26, 2013

Getting the hang of things just in time for change.

Porter turned 1 and I finally felt like we were getting the hanging of things. From May 2012 to December 2012 we were in a groove. Mason turned 3, had his first t-ball  and football season, potty trained and started preschool 2 days a week. Mason became more independent and so did Porter. Nick was making great strides in college. I was keeping the house under control and even had some time to focus on somethings I enjoyed doing. Took a summer vacation to Grand Lake in Oklahoma. Mason is a born fish. We bought a camper and revamped it. Took it the week of Thanksgiving to Hot Springs Arkansas. Had a great time. The boys love camping.  Everything was great.
 Mason and his t-ball trophy. July 2012

 Porter June 2012
 The boys and Santa December 2012

 Before pictures of the camper. October 2012

 Hot Springs Arkansas November 2012
 Worn out from our Grand Lake Oklahoma vacation June 2012
 Masons first fish April 2012
Me and the boys at the Kansas City Missouri Temple open house April 2012

All and all things were busy but easy. The beginning of January Nick and I started talking about moving to the city so he could be closer to work and college. He was wasting 1 to 2 hours of drive time every day. Time that he could be with his family. Also gas was a huge expense. For 2 weeks we looked for a home. But nothing that fit our budget or our needs. We were blessed to finally find a home through friends at church. It fit us, Nicks side work, was close to work and school, and fit the budget. By the way I hate car and home shopping. It stresses me out. Everything was looking great. The day after we signed on the house it finally hit me that I didn't feel right. Well come to find out I was pregnant! What! That cant be!! We are moving in 2 weeks. I have so much to do! Totally overwhelmed the only thing I knew to do was pray. If this is what my Father in Heaven has planned for us then He is the only way to get us through it. There must be a reason He has given us this miracle at this time. Now how to tell Nick. I had our friend Ryan who owns the local pizza joint in town make a pizza with a 3 made with pepperonis on it. Nick came home from school and told him dinner was in the fridge. He opened the box and just stared at it. "Whats this for?" "Our 3rd house?" I just stared at him. Then he looked and me and goes "Really? " "No way" Laughing my response was "Yes. There is going to be a number 3 in September."  It took us 2 weeks to just absorb the news. We didn't say anything to anyone. We focused on packing, moving, cleaning and trying to make the change easy on the boys. Got everything moved and then the morning sickness started. I never felt that bad with the boys. Some days I could barely move. The winter was awful. Between Mason switching schools, trying to unpack, get settled, the SNOW, and me being sick winter took its toll on me. March we took a much needed trip to Blanco Texas. It was nice, relaxing and warm. Spring warmly welcomed (besides the snow on May 4th!). I was feeling better. The house was looking like a home. We were getting use to the idea of #3. The day came to find out what #3 was. I was all ready that morning to put the boy bedding on the crib and unpack all the boy clothes. Nick and I went to the hospital where they took us back to see our baby. Both Mason and Porter made sure we knew they were boys from the moment the ultrasound started. This was different. The baby kept moving and wanted nothing to do with the doppler. She tech kept trying to get the pictures she needed but this baby was not helpful. Then she said "I think its a girl." Nick was quite. I was in shock. After an hour the tech decided that I should just come back another day. We walked out of the office and I asked Nick "Any response?" He smiled and said "I get to buy pink camo!" This baby has been a surprise since the start.  We weren't planning on a baby, or a baby girl at that.  I am not a fluffy girl. What is a girl going to do in a house with 2 big brothers? A redneck dad? A tomboy mom? It seemed wrong to mix a girl in this family. Then Nick reminded me that her brothers will keep her grounded, her dad will always project her and if she is lucky she will end up like her mother, the girl he fell in love with. He is amazing! 
So the last 3 months I have been decorating her room and filling  her closet. We finally picked a name, Lyla. I am now down to 6 weeks till my due date and cant wait to meet her. The boys love to pat my belly and tell her that they love her. She moves everytime she hears Nicks voice.  Guess we will see how I handle 3 kiddos.
 March 2013 Texas

 Estes Park Colorado June 2013
 Painted new knobs and lamp for Lyla's room
Lyla's bedding set

Will have to post more pictures of the projects I did in her room. 

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