While we wait...

We await baby girl's arrival and an upcoming cross country move and are doing our best not to stress, worry, or be anxious about any of the upcoming changes. I truly probably haven't adequately prepped these kiddos for all that is to come. Instead, I'm trying to just remain stable, calm, and even keeled. It seems these two (especially Bonnie) easily and quickly pick up on any sort of stress and it quickly effects how she acts, sleeps, eats, etc. And so, we are just keeping on over here. Trying to keep happy, healthy, and normal. We'll take each day as it comes and keep to routine as best we are able.

In the meantime, I'm beyond thrilled that my sweet mama has arrived to help me. Andrew has been working night shift for the past almost month and this always proves to be a difficult schedule for us as a family. We are almost done with his month on this schedule which means that it's baby time!!!!

Any day sweet girl...

Snow outing

I'm far behind in updating this space with our family's memories. Before we get too far ahead, I want to be sure to share this beautiful, special day as a family of four. We've not been able to take full advantage of all our area offers with Andrew's work schedule these past nearly 3 years. However, with a large snow storm that hit the Lake Tahoe area, we rushed at the chance to take the kids up for a day in the white, magical powder.

It's probably been 6 weeks since this outing and the kids are still talking about it! Oh, we simply had a blast. And, we've since found out about our new assignment location- which will most definitely not include snow. This makes our snow adventure even more special. Who knows when they'll get to experience it again.

We've certainly found the most joy and fun in the simplest of outings as long as they include nature and being outdoors. This theme seems to ring true with each passing month. We don't need anything too fancy- just some open space and each other! and..... a good iced coffee for the drive :)

Outdoors with our littles

She's my wild. My free spirit. My unpredictable. She's my beautiful. My princess. One of my greatest gifts. And my greatest challenge.

When outdoors, in open spaces- with no agenda, her spirit is alive. Her body is free. Her imagination incredible. So, we try to make random adventures a priority.

He is my stubborn. My precious. My giggler. My early riser and picky eater. He's my snuggler. My sweet. My temper tantrum thrower. My zero to sixty. He's my incredible. He's my miracle.

He's cautiously learning to explore and love adventures as much as she is.

I love these days. I'm thankful for these moments of beauty in our days.

Shot with Canon 5dMiii, 35mm 1.4