Monday, March 18, 2013

Blog funk

Have you ever felt like you were in a blog writing funk? Like sitting and writing is the last thing you have time for? (To all my 3 blog readers that is...)
Well, that's been me. It seems that every since Lyla came home I have been in a blog writing funk. Mostly because of time.... with 3 kids, it hardly gives you time to sit down and eat a meal, let alone write meaningful posts on your blog that others will care to read!
So that's where Ive been. Funk City, Funky Town, get the point.

Here's a little catch up...

My family is now a steady family of 5. My two step children came to live with us full time right after we got home with Lyla. My daughter is 16 1/2 and my son is 12 1/2. They are amazing children and I love them as my very own! This brought a huge change for me though. No more "ever other week" or "part time parenting" for us. It was an adjustment. One that I was happy to make though. Our lives were drama free and way less complicated now. We embraced the change and have loved it every since.

Lyla has just been grown like crazy. She is now 14 months old and is just a beautiful angel. Our family is IN LOVE with everything about her. She started walking the beginning of December (at 10 1/2 months) and now runs most everywhere. She loves to be chased and laughs a beautiful laugh when you catch her.  She says a few words... mama, dada, bye, ball... we're working on expanding that vocabulary! She pretty much just has to point and we do it for her, so I'm sure she hasn't cared to learn too many words yet. haha.
She has a deep love for anything Sesame Street and Elmo. She will sit and watch Sesame Street in the mornings while I get ready and we just went to see Sesame Street Live this weekend and she was in awe!

Clint and I are great. We are getting ready to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We have really grown so much as a couple. I love seeing the areas we have grown in and areas we still need to grow in. I guess that's what marriage is all about...

The "bigger" kids are wonderful. We are currently searching for Laynie a car. She hasn't really wanted to drive, so we have put off buying one for some time now! I think we are more ready for her to drive then she is!! She's going to be babysitting Lyla this summer, so a car is a must.
Blake is busy with baseball. We have been in 3 tournaments so far and they have done really great! They got first in the one this past weekend!  They are both ready for school to be out. I think Clint and I are too!!

I'm still working hard at my Etsy store. I have a pretty steady line of orders. I wish I sewed more for Lyla, but it seems my sewing for my store gets in the way. I need to prioritize that a bit better.

Here are a few pictures from the past few months!
 Lyla at 10 months...
Thanksgiving (10 months)
Well, I did sew her 1st Thanksgiving outfit.

11 months

1st Birthday Pictures. Jan 9th, 2013
This girl LOVED her smash cake!
Clint's 41st birthday was in Feb. Of course we had to get him a new OKC Thunder shirt. He's just being silly with the glasses :)

I love this picture of Lyla and "Grand" (Clint's Dad).

Dad and his kiddos! I'm so blessed!


  1. Wow, that is a LOT of change! No wonder you have no time to blog--sheesh, lady! It sounds like you all are handling it well, though. Lyla is ADORABLE!

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