Friday, February 24, 2012

Photo update

We took our first family trip to the zoo this past Monday and it was great!  A little cold when we first got there but it warmed up and we had a blast.  Then Wednesday we joined my sister and her boys at the zoo again.  We take advantage of fresh air any day it's nice enough to get out.  Brynn is eating more food (we tried peas for the first time, that's the green stuff on her face).  And my mom finished painting an awesome mural in her guest room for the kids.  I had a few seconds to actually post a few photos so here goes... enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My birthday!

I am 29 years old, y'all.  I will never be 28 again.... I'm trying to sound dramatic but truly I couldn't care less or feel any different than I did yesterday. I think if anything 30 might be a little weird just to say the age "30" but I don't need to think about that for a whole 'nother year.
Matt was ready and waiting to hear what I wanted him to make me for my birthday dinner, but what I really wanted was a birthday breakfast.  And oh did he make me a good one.  Delicious omelet, fresh avocado, veggie sausage, crispy hash brown and turkey bacon, ohh it was gooood.  We had lots of good family time today, including some crazy laughing from Brynn which then made Matt and I laugh like crazy people followed by my face hurting and all of us craving a nap.
Matt and I went to see "The Vow" today in a 200 person movie theater that was occupied by us and 5 other people, it seemed wasteful really.  But awesome, the screen was imax level huge and no one was near us so we could shovel popcorn and reece's pieces in to our mouths like we'd never eaten before and I could ask silly questions without worrying about having to be super quiet.  It was a sweet romantic movie (with some funny parts) and really made you think about the power of the vow of marriage and the incredible strength that love can give you.  And a reminder, to me anyways that we are all really here to find love and be loved.  It's a beautiful thing.

I haven't posted in a while and I have managed to write two new posts in two days.  I think it only makes sense to end this post in a random sweet way.... I am listening to Elton John's "Your Song" and it is one of the very few songs that really sticks out to me that we played in the hospital room after Brynn was born.  And I just love hearing "... I hope you don't mind, that I put down in to words, how wonderful life is... now that your in the world".  I love it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

My little buttercup just one of the dozen names I call my sweet baby girl.  My eyes are heavy even writing this as it is nearing my bedtime (yea 10 pm on a Friday, so what?!)  This little girl of ours is just "all the joy in the world" as I call her, and it's true.  Her laugh, her intense eye contact, her big cheeked smile, her tiny toes, the little dimples she has on her knuckles, how excited she gets to read books, how proud she is of herself when she is standing while holding our fingers, I could go on and on and on... but the point is, this little girl has brought more joy to our world than I ever thought possible.  We are tired, no doubt about it.  But so very happy.  And truly, the sleep deprivation is getting better as her sleeping habits improve plus I think her teeth are bothering her less. Knock on wood.

Matt took Monday off for my birthday surprise!  He told me tonight and I am thrilled!  We are going on a lunch date tomorrow and to see a movie as my mom will watch our girl.  Lots of good food, movies, and family time and a few naps here and there and we have one heck of a weekend planned.  Oh yeah, I might make some mashed up peas for Brynn to try for the first time.  Crazy exciting, right?!