Tuesday, February 26, 2013


This past year has been a year of LOVE. My love of others has grown immensely this past year! In return I have felt more loved then ever before.

  Last year, the Sunday before Valentines, I found out I was pregnant. I never knew that I could love someone that I had never met, seen, or felt. I only knew she existed because I had peed on a little stick. Yet, the love I felt for that little Peanut was already immense! It grew even more when I felt those first little kicks in my belly. Then my ability to love surprised me when my heart over flowed with love when she was born My love for this sweet and feisty little girl continues to grow as I get to see her flourish and bloom!

My valentine at 4 months

4 months and still loving that fist!

Consequently, Peanut made me realize how much I loved The Germ and how much he loved me! While I was in the throes of morning (all day/most of pregnancy) sickness, he held my hair and rubbed my back while I "worshiped" that porcelain god. He made me plain toast, brought me orange juice, and did the dishes so I could avoid the vomit inducing kitchen. I realized just how endless his love was, when he quickly forgave me after I accidentally threw up on him. He indulged my cravings of hot fudge sundaes, milkshakes, peaches, pastrami burgers, and waffles. He slept on a tiny portion of our full sized mattress for several months, while I struggled to get comfortable. During those post pregnancy days when hormones, lack of sleep, and breastfeeding were causing regular emotional breakdowns he was there to support me. He would come home after work and take over all of sienna's night feedings, so I could get some much needed rest. I don't think I could have done it without him. I am so grateful I get to call this wonderful man my Hunk a Hunk a Burnin' love! 

Wedding day 2009

   Getting to know each other at the Hospital
Life is pretty good when you get to love these cute faces and have them as your Valentines!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dearest Peanut #5

Dearest Peanut,

You have been so happy lately! Is it because mom has cut back on her holiday chocolate intake? Is it because we are getting better at this whole parenting thing? Maybe it is the fact that you are getting more head control so you are able to face outward in the baby carrier while I clean the house. Whatever is causing this super happy and smiley little girl I will take it! You have been so happy that you even learned how to giggle!

 Along with all your happiness you have become a girl of many faces! We can always tell how you feel by the faces you are pulling. Here are just a sample of the many faces you pull:

Discovering your tongue faces

Your waking up faces

Your Superhero face!

Wondering why mom is taking another picture face

Sad about shots face!

Your mad about being in the car seat face!

When you are really excited or want to be picked up you will have your eyes wide open and raise your eyebrows up and down several times.  You look kind of like this:

Only in a non creepy and much cuter way!

Keep those faces coming!

Love you to the moon and back,


PS.  You love it when Dad dances while your in the backpack!