Thursday, July 26, 2012

A celebration

Four years ago today, I married my best friend.

I remember waking up that morning... it was overcast and a little cool out. I remember the feeling of calm I had, a serene sense of peace. However, I knew the day would be busy, one thing after another, until that moment I would turn the corner and see my future standing before me. My bright, beautiful future.


I am SO incredibly blessed to have such an amazing Husband. He is so much more than I could have even asked for. He is kind beyond words. He is an AMAZING father to all his boys. He is totally and completely handsome! He is generous with everything in his life, his time, his belongings, his heart. He keeps me up, encourages me, and builds me up. He makes me laugh like no other, sometimes until it hurts, which is the best kind of laugh.

I don't think everyone is fortunate enough to be married to their best friend, someone who they are wholly and deeply in love with. But I am fortunate. It happened for me and I am SO grateful to have him.

Happy Anniversary Husband! These last 4 years have been wonderful and I know they will only keep getting better! I sincerely can't wait for them!

I love you.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oh little buddehs

Oh Brixton. This guy, seriously, is something else. I never could have imagined that having him would be as much fun as it has turned out to be. He makes me laugh everyday.

He is inquisitive and boisterous. He takes every opportunity he can to yell at the cats. Or his brothers if they aren't paying attention to him.

He is so smart. One afternoon, in about two minutes he figured out how to drink out of a straw. Just by watching me. He doesn't miss a beat. Such a busy body.

He is a happy baby (except a night when he doesn't sleep). He is always smiling and laughing. He loves his bath, to eat, to be outside and to play Julian's keyboard.

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He is growing up too fast. Two teeth have sprouted in the last month. And I know there are more coming.

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He is so much fun. Watching him with his brothers is such a treat. They love him, and it is so obvious he loves them.

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We are so in love with this little guy and all his ways!

Friday, May 4, 2012

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Six months

It's simply amazing how fast time flies. When you are desperately waiting for something it moves at the pace of a snail, but try and savor something and it whips by like a a race car. Would you believe that six months ago today Brixton was born? Say what?! I know. It's so hard to believe. This time last year he was growing in my belly and I had no idea what I was in for.

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The last six months have been amazing and tiring all at the same time. There have been many a sleepless nights, lots of belly laughs, copious amounts of drool and spit up, sweet cuddles, and endless happiness.

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He has changed so much in six months it's incredible. Those first few smiles melted me, then came the laughing, then the squealing, and now the belly laughs. The laughs come mostly from his Dad, who he adores.

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Oh and his brothers, he adores them too! The way his face lights up when they talk to him. It's so special.

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Happy six month birthday little buddies!

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bath time

Brixton absolutely loves taking a bath!





Saturday, November 12, 2011

He's Here

Brixton Strummer Martinez made his way into the world October 5, 2011 at 12:01 am.

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Story to follow.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So close, yet so far away

I'm in my 32nd week of pregnancy and really, so far so good.  Appointments have been normal.  The cookie has been moving like crazy.  Kicking and jabbing me under the ribs.

I have been experiencing some braxton hicks contractions, nothing major just some tightening.  About 29 to 30 weeks along I stopped wearing my wedding ring.  :(  I just couldn't get it past my knuckle and definitely didn't want it stuck!  I've also been experiencing some edema.  Hello cankles!  Mostly during the week, when I'm stuck at my desk at work.  After a busy weekend at home it's mostly gone.

We've been walking several times a week, thank goodness for the nice evenings!  We've been blessed these last several weeks with great weather.  The walking is a love/hate relationship.  I never want to go, but I feel much better after I do.  It's nice when the kids come too.

We start our birthing class this Thursday.  I'm quite excited since I usually have a slew of questions for the midwife at my appointments.  We'll get to tour the birthing center at the hospital which should be fun too.

And now for the pictures.

24 to 27 weeks.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011


I'm exactly 24 weeks pregnant today.  Only 4 more weeks and I'll be in the 3rd trimester.  It's really going by so fast.  I can hardly believe there is a little person in there.

We had a check up and I got the drink the glucola, which to my surprise wasn't that bad.  It tasted like flat 7up.  Then they drew my blood.  We heard Cookies heart beat, going strong in the high 140's.

My second trimester has been pretty uneventful.  Aside from the heartburn I've felt pretty darn good.  I still get occasional tired spells, but for the most part I'm trucking right along.

Now for the good stuff, the belly growth.


Ignore that middle photo. We were lazy and didn't feel like getting the camera out. Yay for phones with camera, boo on the quality.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Solomon!

14 today! You make every day amazing! -dad

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Music Lessons

This child will have quite the musical repertoire before it's even born. Thank you Husband. Xoxo!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Your baby is sticking out.

I am terribly behind on pictures.  Actually, I pretty much behind on life right now.  Blogging isn't high on my list and I've been neglecting it.  Oops.

Today I am 18 weeks and 5 days.  But I only have pictures to share up to 16 weeks.  Weeks 17 and 18 are still on the camera.  So yeah.

I finally look pregnant I think.  I mean, before I could have easily been confused with someone who just ate a REALLY big meal, or drank a lot of beer.  BUT now, whoa.  My baby is sticking out. 

Friday night while Marty and I were lying in bed watching HGTV eating otter pops and kits kats I felt the baby move for the first time.  Heh, the inside tickle.  It was so weird, but so dang cool.  Now, I know it's in there, cookin' away!


And check me out! I chopped my hair off! LOVE IT!