A Year Of Clubfoot

This time of year is a bit bittersweet for me. I love love love Christmas and the holiday season, but around this time last year I was finding out news that would change my family's life forever. 

I remember feeling different than when I was pregnant with the boys and in my mind I just thought it might be because this time it would be a girl. I had extreme fatigue all the time. I was cold all the time. I had no cravings. I was happy pretty much all the time. My skin was clearer. I gained weight in my hips. None of these were things that occurred in my previous pregnancies. I was 100% believing this little angel was a girl. 


The Sports Mom


Making Memories


Christmas Card Pictures

A few days ago I decided to throw on the boy's matching Christmas pjs and do a little photo shoot! Little did I know being an actual photographer is so stinkin hard! I got a few good shots, but they were so squirmy and tired that I couldn't get them to live out the pictures I had in my head. Haha


Banana Maple Cookies

I was in the baking mood yesterday so I cooked up these delicious cookies. I kinda just threw the recipe together, but I was very  happy with the outcome. Sometimes I still surprise myself!


Christmas Home Tour

We are finally done putting our decoration up and are very happy with our outcome! I wanted to give you a little tour of my winter wonderland.

Luis always puts our topper. I love that he is so tall!



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Happy Saturday! Are you as obsessed with Bath & Bodyworks as I am?! I don't know why, but during the holidays I become obsessed with these wonderful smells and beautiful candle jars! I have one burning all day long. I have already gone through 3 1/2 since mid October.


7 Gifts For The Clubfoot Cutie

Some might think shopping for a clubfoot baby is a bit tough, so I have come up with this list of goodies to help you out.


Christmas Shopping for Kids

I am so excited that we are finally in December! I love this time of year, probably because the kids get so excited about the decorations and lights and of course the presents! One of the perks about being a parent is getting to be a kid again yourself. 


Manic Monday

I had such a blast with my family on Thanksgiving. For some reason I was more thankful this year than any other year I can remember. Perhaps it's the fact that I am grateful for my children and their health or my parents still being here after some health scares, but I just felt so so grateful this Thanksgiving.
There was AMAZING food followed by awesome family conversation and laughs. I looked around and couldn't help but thank God for all the blessing he had given us.
 Josiah's clubfoot diagnosis really opened my eyes to so much, starting with being grateful that he's actually here. Josiah could have had something more severe, something incurable, but he doesn't he is healthy and thriving. In fact I am proud to say he started sitting on Sunday!!! (Cue the clapping!) I am oh so proud of him and all his accomplishments. His endurance and resilience truly amazes me daily and I can't help but be grateful that I am his mother.
So, yes, Thanksgiving was a hit and reminds me why it really is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is about appreciation, love and genuine feeling. It's a holiday where you don't have to buy gifts like at Christmas, birthdays or Easter, you just have to show up and share a meal with loved ones. You look around the table and appreciate the love that has brought you all there. You make memories and traditions. Need I say more. I had a great Thanksgiving. 

The weekend following Thanksgiving is always a crazy one around here. We put up the tree and decorate the house, watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music. The kids love helping with everything and I go mad trying to keep them from breaking everything. This weekend Luis had to work so we are doing everything today, however I did save myself some time and cleaned all weekend! I'm so excited and can't wait to start.
I wanted to let you know about some of my favorite sales this cyber Monday so be sure to check them out!


Mac Cosmetics

Targets 40% off all home brands

Clarisonic at Ulta

Gymboree for Kids Clothes

Good luck finding that special gift for your friends and loved ones. Have a wonderful week!


The Reasons I am Thankful

This year has been such a rewarding year for my family and I am so grateful to be alive and healthy. I love being a mother to my 3 wonderful boys and a wife to the best husband I could ever ask for. I am truly blessed by God and I am thankful everyday. 
We just got back from a wonderful family vacation celebrating Eli turning 3! They loved it, infact I'm sure we will be going back to Knotts Berry Farm very soon. I cherish each and every memory made with all these handsome men!
Today I am also thankful for my avid readers. Thank you for your continued patronage to my page! 
As I get ready for a cooking and eating spree I will enjoy every minute with my family and friends. I will thank God with every bite and every breathe for my many many blessings! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and please remember to give God a thank you, for he is the reason we celebrate a wonderful day like today!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


The 6 Month Mark

Josiah turned 6 months on Tuesday! Besides the obvious wow factor that time flies, he has changed so much! My baby has endured so much in his short 6 months. I gaze at him every day and feel so extremely lucky that God chose me to be his mother. The way he looks at me with those big beautiful eyes, I can't help but smile as each time melts my heart. Even while typing this I am moved to tears with the feelings I hold for this little angel. 


It's Monday!!

Most people dread Mondays, but for me Mondays are the best day of the week! Monday is Luis' first day off so I get my partner in parenting back for 3 days! Also Mondays make me feel like I can take on the world for some reason. Maybe since it's the beginning of the week and every week calls for new opportunities. 
I had a very relaxing yet busy weekend. I cleaned the house and spent quality time with my babies. I would finish cleaning something then head to the couch to relax and get mosh piled by my crazy kiddos.  While I was cleaning the kids were watching "Mars Needs Moms" on cable tv. Well I have never seen it, but apparently aliens take a little boy's mom and she almost dies. Abram came into the kitchen and burst into tears saying he didn't want that to happen to me! I hugged him really tight and told him it was just a movie and that would never happen to me. I was so touched and happy to know my baby really loves his mama. We were so emotional that night that we did a little sleepover in the living room which was pretty nice because it was so cold and I got to snuggle my 2 little monkeys to keep warm. Mommy moments are the best!
Abram has minimum day all week so he will be getting off by noon, which is cool because he get's more time with Luis. Tomorrow we have parent teacher conference for him and I'm looking forward to finding out how he's doing in class. Last week we were pretty proud of him for learning all the first grade sight words and the beginning of the year isn't even over yet! He is a very good reader so the teacher said she was going to make a list of the second grade words for him now! He was stoked he was the only kid in class who had learned them all. Of course he wanted a prize, so we gave him gummy worms! Haha. Candy makes him happy!
Wednesday is Veteran's Day so make sure you take a look at my Veteran's Day Perks! I can't wait to take advantage of the Knott's Berry Farm perk next week. I love theme parks so I'm looking forward to our special day! I hope you have a wonderful week!!

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