Thursday, August 22, 2013

hudson's blessing day

my parents stopped in seattle for a weekend on their way to an alaskan cruise, so we decided to bless hudson while they were here. (jack's blessing day here, my boys are practically identical babies.) this was only my dad's second time coming to visit us in washington so we were so excited and wanted to show them a good time.

on saturday, we had brunch here and then headed out to ride the ducks! i LOVE that tour and could go ten more times without getting bored. such a fun way to see seattle.

the sleepless in seattle houseboat of COURSE!:

then on sunday we went to church and b gave hudson a name and a blessing in front of our whole ward. hudson had the cutest little outfit (a bow tie made by b's super talented cousin plus suspenders!) and was wrapped up in a crocheted blanket my 90-year-old grandma had made for jack. our seattle-family friends the davises came to join us and it was such a nice day.

after church we went for a walk and took a few family pictures in our front yard. jack's face in the second pic is seriously priceless.

the next day my parents left for alaska and b went back to work for the first time post-paternity leave. i was a little bit of a wreck. luckily everything went fine. and THEN, as luck would have it, 10 days later my parents had a layover in seattle on their way home from alaska but when they landed they found out their next flight had been cancelled. they had to stay overnight in seattle to wait for the next flight so the boys and i went down to hang with them for a few hours. what are the odds?!? it was the best surprise ever. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

just some cute boys

i've had intentional parenting on the brain a lot lately as i've been trying to adjust to life with two kiddos. loved this huffington post article about taking time to enjoy the simple joys of everyday life and i'm loving getting a little more one-on-one time with each boy as hudson's sleep schedule has ironed itself out. i'm really trying to enjoy each moment of this crazy stage of life even though it's so exhausting and hard sometimes. of course i'm definitely not perfect and i still find myself with short fuses and nonexistent patience, but hey, sleep deprivation and traveling husbands and sassy almost-preschoolers will do that to you i guess.

i just started a gig writing for another blog and posted today about my adjustment to the two-kid-life but there's so much more i could say on the subject. in the meantime, i've noticed my cell phone filling up with the sweetest pictures of my two boys and every time i flip through them i feel like the luckiest girl on the planet. i just keep thinking back to college before i met b when i had so many questions about how my life would end up and what paths i would take...if there was any way i could have looked ahead and seen myself as a mama to these two sweet little boys and a wife to my very best friend, my mind would have been blown. how did i get so lucky?!