A Year Of Clubfoot

Monday, December 21, 2015

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

Friday, December 18, 2015

Making Memories

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Card Pictures

Friday, December 11, 2015

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

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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

Monday, December 7, 2015

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!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fresh Balsam 3-Wick Candle - Home Fragrance 1037181 - Bath & Body WorksTwisted Peppermint 3-Wick Candle - Home Fragrance 1037181 - Bath & Body Works
Holiday 3-Wick Candle - Home Fragrance 1037181 - Bath & Body WorksWinter 3-Wick Candle - Home Fragrance 1037181 - Bath & Body Works

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

Friday, December 4, 2015

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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!!

Deck My Nails

Monday, November 16, 2015

I recently connected with a mother, Jennifer, whose son, Hudson was also born with clubfoot. I was excited when I saw the fundraiser she is doing in honor of Hudson's 3rd birthday! She has teamed up with Miraclefeet the organization  I spoke about here. I asked her if I could promote this awesome fundraiser on my blog and she gladly accepted. I love finding out stuff like this and running into moms like me who have made it their mission to help the clubfoot community. Not only is this a fundraiser, but these awesome nail wraps raise clubfoot awareness. I always notice cute nail polish on other women and sometimes I ask what the name is or where I can find it, so I can imagine someone asking me and me taking that chance to talk about clubfoot and Miraclefeet! My favorite wrap is the first one with the word clubfoot all over! So cute!!! Honestly I love them all, Jennifer did a great job designing these. They would make a great little gift for a clubfoot mom or stocking stuffer for the holidays for any girl, since she also designed the floral print.
All the proceeds to this fundraiser are being donated to Miraclefeet to help children around the world with clubfoot. These children who don't have the means to get clubfoot treatment like we do here in the U.S. Miraclefeet can help treat a child with clubfoot with only $250! Just last week they won the Tech Award for their amazing brace that has helped children in 13 countries! 
To order your set and help clubfoot children around the world click here if you have Facebook and here  if you do not. You will have that sense of pride knowing you did such a good deed and your nails will thank you for it!
Which one is your favorite? 
Have a wonderful week,
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