One life

“Don’t save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.” – Thomas S. Monson

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When I had Caleb, eleven years ago, I was 22. At the time, my relationship with Courtney was not a healthy one, I was trying to finish school, working 2 jobs and life just got away from me.  

I took tons of pictures of my cute little boy but I didn’t jot things down or implant milestones in my memory. I have a horrible memory as it is so writing things down could have be helpful.  

I try to be intentional with my time but to be honest, I let life’s busyness get the best of me. Working a full time job, then baking in the evening, housework or meetings. There are so many evenings where Caleb fends for himself or sits in front of the television all evening. Trust me, I’m embarrassed to admit all of this.  

But I write this because over the past month the saying “life is too short” has taken on a new meaning for me. When we were told that Xander could suffer from this and from that, I was so scared for him to come into this world. And what would raising him be like. What would he be like. But this month, this child could not be more perfect.  

I wake up (every 3 hours at night) so grateful for each minute that I have with him. So grateful for every day that passes by that we can prove to the doctors they had it wrong and that God is greater than any diagnosis.  

My prayer from this moment forward is that I would live each day to its absolute fullest. That I would imbed each milestone in my heart. That I would celebrate all of their accomplishments both big and small. That my children would experience all that life has to offer them. That they would explore their dreams and passions. That they would embrace all of the experiences that come their way. And through it all, they would keep God in the center of their lives.  

“Don’t save something for a special occasion.  Every day of your life is a special occasion.” – Thomas S. Monson

Live my friends ❤

xoxo

what the what?

The closer and closer we get to meeting the little guy, the more and more I seem to be freaking out. Hahaha. I have so many mixed emotions about it all.  Obviously excitement to see him, embrace him and love on him.  Then there is a feeling of being overwhelmed by all of the to-do’s before his arrival.  I mean no matter how much you dust and vacuum the house just never seems to stay clean.  Then, there is the thoughts of do we have everything we need? Do we have enough blankets, wash clothes, diapers? Well crap we haven’t even taken the car seat out of the box to assemble.  The bassinet hasn’t come in the mail yet.  What about Caleb?  Have we spent enough time with him? Have we answered all of his questions? Is everything squared away at work? The list seems to go on forever…

 

Am I the only one that feels this way? Are there any other mama’s out there that have had similar thoughts?  Or am I just the crazy one?  Because I’ve been known to be a little (or lot) crazy.

 

I love that my husband is so calm, on the outside at least. He reassures me that everything is going to be ok.  And if Xander comes early, which is a possibility, that we’ll just “wing it”.  He’s much better at ‘winging’ than I am.  See the control freak inside again??

 

Well keep us in your prayers and if you have any advice, would love to hear it!

xoxo

Showered

Can I just start off with how much I adore and appreciate all of my friends that love and spoil me?!

And spoiled is exactly how I felt last Saturday for Xander’s shower.  Here are a few pictures, taken by my sweet friend Sylvia from FototasticDFW.



Cake & cookies were done by me 😊 I know, I know, I wasn’t supposed to do anything but I couldn’t let my friends do everything!

And how about this precious teepee?! You have no idea the headache we went through trying to get a teepee. Sheesh. We finally got this one from Amazon and had absolutely no problems.  I think it was well worth it, what do you think?

I just loved this super simple photo backdrop. My dear friend found this rug at Hobby Lobby and it was just perfect with the theme 💙


Everything was just perfect. And most of all, I am so glad that I have the most amazing friends that I get to share my life with!

xoxo

Welcome 2016!

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

I can’t believe it. It’s January 1, 2016. Where has the time flown by. Why does it seem that every year seems to pass by faster and faster? Or it that our lives get busier and busier? And we lose sight of the little things or things that matter the most.

Going into the new year, my prayer is that I will live my life with purpose and intention. Here are just a few thoughts I wrote down…

Pray – Always.

Dream Big.

Trust God.

Make family a priority.

Don’t forget to make that phone call or send out that text message, it may be your last opportunity.

Make yourself a priority.

Set goals.

Celebrate small wins.

Be intentional.

Be kind to others.

Say, “I love you.”

Give to others.

Travel.

Learn something new.

Laugh.

Hold onto your children.

Embrace the moments.

Dance with the music in your head, it’s ok if people stare.

Light the candles.

Use the fancy dishes.

Embrace the waiting.

Be creative.

Don’t compare yourself to others. God made you, you.

Enjoy Gods creativity (outdoors).

Eat dinner at the table with your family.

Extend grace to others.

Be adventurous.

Love, love hard.

Happy New Year my friends! Be blessed abundantly this year!!

xoxo – Jaton