Shep room switch

Awhile back, we did a little rearranging in Shepherd's room.  With his bed on the other side, he could reach over to the changing table and pull things off and I was worried about the lamp cord.  It will probably not be this way very long, so I wanted to put these pictures on the blog.  Today he realized he could climb out of his crib, so I see a toddler bed in our near future.  I was trying to put that off as long as possible!

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Oops, Mama

Awhile ago.  Shep got into my lipstick on our way out the door one day.

He's not a fan of the selfie.

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happy birthday to my husband.

Joey's birthday was Saturday and we celebrated all weekend!

I am so thankful for this man!
5 years ago I wrote this in my wedding vows:
"You are the type of person who will give me the life I want - a life filled with laughter and family and fun."
That statement has proven to be so true.  I wake up everyday and I am so thankful for my life, and so much of that is thanks to him.
Years ago, before we even thought about having kids, we had a conversation about the Bible verse Psalm 37:4
"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
I asked him what his biggest "desire of his heart" was, and it was the same as mine.  That when we did have kids, I would be able to stay home with them.
I am so thankful that Joey wants me to be home with our boys and makes that a priority.  He works so hard, putting in 10-12 hours work days, every day.
I'm thankful that even with those long hours, he comes home in a great mood, and is always ready to play with Shepherd and love on Major and give me some time to myself, without skipping a beat.
Joey is the most easy going, fun loving person I've ever met.  Everything is more enjoyable with him.  He makes up games and jokes and nicknames that everyone catches on to and last forever.
Recently he invented a new game called "Limb Ball" that everyone who comes to our house has to play, and then for his birthday Caity and Josh surprised him with a volleyball net so we can take the game to the next level.  This sounds silly, but that is exactly what I meant in my vows, what I want out of life, and my husband is making it happen.

To start off the birthday weekend, (and not pictured) we went to Texas Roadhouse on Friday night with Joey's fam.  I think this was the first time we've taken both Shep and Major to a restaurant, and I can PROMISE you it is the last.  We were both so stressed, it didn't help that it was very close to bedtime.  Shepherd is a menace to society if you try to get him to stay seated.  So anyway, that was Friday.

Saturday started with a Lowes trip, of course, right after breakfast.  I surprised Joey with a little raised garden box in the backyard, so we went to get supplies.
I've talked before about Joey's love for Lowes (I am not exaggerating when I say he goes every single day on his lunch break).  But he really does have a talented green thumb.  

Saturday afternoon Caity and Josh came over because they GOT ENGAGED the night before, after our Texas Roadhouse dinner.  We hang out with these two at least once a week.  Seriously, if a week goes by and I don't see Caity I'm concerned!  We love our dinner nights with these two and I am so excited Josh is officially going to be part of the family. 

Saturday night we had a bunch of our friends over to celebrate.
My little SWAG baby.

Here is the new volleyball net for our backyard:

And my Maj just relaxing.
So thats the recap of Joey's birthday weekend.
Happy birthday, Joey!
Every day is better when I'm with you. 
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Everyday 2014

June 12:
Happy and handsome!

June 13:
I feel like I'm looking at my teenagers.  But its Friday and Daddy is home!

June 14:
The only picture I took all day and Major looks so cute but I had to crop out Joey because he made a face and ruined it!

June 15:
Father's Day!

June 16:
Enjoying the sunshine
Someone tagged my Grandma in this picture on Facebook and I creeped and took a screen shot of it so I could put it on Instagram.  I did blur out everyone else so I'm not a total weirdo.  How precious is my grandma!?  She is 77 years old and doesn't act like it at all.  She went with her church on a mission trip all the way in South Dakota, and they drove!  I wouldn't want to drive to South Dakota but she gladly did it and worked all week with kids.  I love her!

June 17:
Reunited with our favorite guy!

June 18:
Full on toddler meltdown.  I didn't take a picture of Major, but he looked pretty much the same.  This is what I'm dealing with, and Joey was having a steak dinner, wine and dessert at a work dinner. I texted him this picture and said meltdown and he texted me back a picture of his ice cream that had melted on his warm cookie dessert :(  At least he brought me home dessert, too.  

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random ramblings.

I am a little obsessed with Ali's short haircut.  But I remind myself that she has a professional doing her hair everyday, and I would probably look like a little boy.
How cute is she??

I want my backyard to look like the Parenthood set.

I thought this was funny.

In case you want Kim K's makeup, here you go:

Joey and I send each other stuff like this all day..."People who should be banned from the internet"

Who is watching The Bachelorette?  I think Andi is probably the smartest one they've had.  I was about to jump on the Marquel for Bachelor bandwagon.  (It is a bandwagon since it has its own hashtag, apparently). But...
Then I realized he has been cast on Bachelor in Paradise. 

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a post about more than baby lotion.

I love how you associate smells with different memories/times in your life.  
Not on purpose, we used a different baby lotion with Major than we had with Shepherd.  Major had really dry skin when he was born.  I love how the smell of each lotion takes me right back to them as newborns.

When I smell this:

Its Spring, and cool at night when I get up with him.  I have the blue velvety blanket next to the chair in his room and cover us up with it during middle of the night feedings.  I'm texting my friend Lindsay in the middle of the night while he nurses because she just had a baby and is up too.  He's wearing his lime green alligator sleeper, that is gigantic and both feet get caught in one foot hole, but its my favorite.  He is too tiny for that big ol crib and theres no way I'm leaving him in it all alone so I just stay up all night holding him because I don't know what else to do.  Everything is new and exciting, but I have no idea what I'm doing so I Google everything and consult my "What to Expect" app.  Throughout the day it gets hot and the sun beats down the most on his room so at night when we try to get him to sleep its muggy and warm.  I'm sore from the C-section and Joey lowered our bed so I can get into it without help.  We are listening to Danny's Song and I will cry every time I hear it for the rest of my life.  We are  exhausted, but so so happy.

When I smell this:

Its the coldest its ever been, the snow and ice don't have a chance to melt before it is covered even more.  Major is tan from his jaundice and we have a little light on him.  Everyday we wrap him up and cover his car seat and go to the hospital to get his blood drawn, praying his jaundice levels are lower than the day before, and Thank God they always are.  I sit in the chair holding Major in his room, and Shepherd plays with the laundry basket of toys I put in there.  Shep stops playing to come kiss Major on the head.  He immediately is obsessed with him.  Major is wearing his red and white striped sweater outfit, because it is my favorite.  That, or his Miracle Blanket.  I'm ecstatic over my VBAC but in a ton of pain from my broken tailbone.  We are listening to My My Love by Joshua Radin, and he sleeps like an angel and we are so so happy.

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Father's Day 2014

For Father's Day, Joey wanted to have a cookout at our house.  All of his side of the family came up around noon and we grilled out.  Joey worked so hard to have the yard perfect and set up all of Shepherd's toys so he could play.
I am so thankful for Joey and how wonderful of a daddy he is to our sons.

I've made it my tradition to every year make Shepherd and Major a book about Daddy for his gift.  This year I named it "My Daddy and Me."

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