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I'm a work in progress. I'm a mom to two, soon to be three, awesome kids that have taught me things I didn't know I needed to learn. I'm married to a kind and handsome man that I genuinely love to be with. I like to be around interesting people and enjoy learning from others. I'm quirky, energetic, have a glass that's usually half full (of wine) and am spontaneous when it fits into my plans. My life is much slower than it once was and even though I sometimes miss the old days, I never take these new days for granted. So, I've given up alot of things in order to give more of myself to my family ... and they better appreciate it. I mean, I expect nothing in return for my selfless love.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The next best thing to having someone to adore is being adored.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Howdy! Life is normalizing around here and I'm feeling better. Whew ... that was ROUGH. Hormones are touchy things. I went from being pregnant, to nursing to not nursing to starting my cycle again. I could've been committed. I feel like I'm coming out of the tunnel now. I see the light. Run to the light. RUNNNNNNN.

Speaking of running which made me think of exercise which made me think of weight which made me think of Reece's ... Mmmm, Reece's. Every time I have a baby my clothes get really loose and then, a few weeks later they get really tight. I guess I'll blame those hormones again. It's rather disheartening. I haven't changed anything and yet my pants are snug. And not the good kind of snug. The bad kind. The kind that hurts a little. :/

Freya is sick, but on the mend.
Mazie woke up with a cough.
Bjorn only gets up once a night now (at 4 a.m.) and then sleeps again until 8.

Bjorn's nighttime looks like this:
6 p.m. - feed
6:30 - bed
10 - feed
4 feed
8 feed and awake for the day
Totally doable and I feel like a normal person for the most part.

Things have been going well. We're dealing with some family stuff right now and that's never enjoyable. I'm so, so, SO thankful for a husband that does what is honorable and wise for the protection and betterment of our little family. I feel safe with him. We all do.
He has changed so much over the past several years. As he heals and grows and I just admire him more and more. So in love. Get a room!

 Poor sicky chicky

Monday, January 14, 2013

Freya builds a snowman (I can't remember where Mazie was)

Not sure what the snowman's so angry about

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just hanging out (in the same gray sweatshirt), talking about life ...


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I'd heard third babies were the easiest ... it's TRUE
(besides the feeding them every 3.5 hours, 24/7 for weeks on end part).
Bjorn is such a mellow little guy!!

He is so CUTE

I forgot to mention that I have pink hair again! I got it done before Christmas as a present from Nate.
Check out my fan club in the background.

Monday, January 7, 2013

 How we spend our afternoons lately. I really hate taking naps, but it's the only way to stay sane right now. Plus, I get to snuggle that little monkey.
(I look angry. I'm not angry. Sleep deprived? Yes. Angry? No.)

 After playing in the snow the girls took a bath and then I set them up
in front of the fireplace to get cozy warm

 Happy baby bath

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Recently the girls and I read this library book and found a recipe in the back for "moon cookies". The story is about what different animals think the moon is made of ... flour, butter, sugar, etc. The cookies are a combination of each animal's guess.

The cookies weren't really that tasty. I think it's because I used a gluten-free flour mix. Or maybe the moon just isn't that good. Either way, we had fun and I scored points for being *that* mom, you know ... the one in the kitchen doing all sort of creative kitchen things, which is totally not me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Every time he sees his arm it's a new discovery. "Ooh, hey. What's that? It moves ... crazy. I've never seen anything like this before ..."

(he's so cute. he melts my heart!)

Tonight at Walgreens (my great escape. i go there several evenings a week, no joke.) I smelled Kim Kardashian's perfume (after I checked to make sure no one was looking. fyi, i did own one of Brittany Spears' perfume once. No shame. Oh, and Paris Hilton's. Ok, now I'm kind of embarrassed.) which reminded me of Michael Kors. I haven't smelled that one in years. All of these memories that I haven't had in years came rushing back ... so many things I had forgotten about. It made me smile and want to cry at the same time. Weird. So much has changed.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

 I was in the bathroom at midnight and rang in the new year by myself. Fail. Last night was rough, rough, rough. I don't even have the energy to go into all the details. The sleep deprivation really got to me and I had a meltdown.
Bottom line: I need to accept help when it's offered to me. I'm more concerned about protecting others that I end up really hurting myself (which in turn hurts others). I'm a mess. Nate and I had a talk this evening about the changes that need to be made and what area(s) of our lives need improvement. (I really couldn't think of anything that I need to improve on ... )
Tomorrow is a new day and I'm committing to being more aware of my needs and limitations. Also, I'm committing to eating at least one chocolate covered cherry a day until they're gone. Someone's gotta do it!

I love this picture
This is right before they went out to build a snowman