Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How do you love your spouse?

I was nominated multiple times to complete the #loveyourspouse challenge on Facebook.

Sorry, I never got around to finding 7 photos or writing sappy posts about the good ol' days. I was busy loving my spouse and our children. 

For 16 years he's kept my heart safe and secure, he's loved me unconditionally and he's worth dragging your 8 month pregnant self, 2 year old and 1 year old out of bed in the morning to drive him to work, and then loading two toddlers into a car in the pouring rain by yourself after potty training all day. 

#worthit #love #thisistherealhappilyeverafter #married #realtalk #hasitreallybeen16years 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Top 3 Olympic Moments: Rio 2016

Welcome Friends to my top 3 moments during the Olympic Games!
Raise your hand if you stayed up way too late watching the Olympic games at some point in the last 2 weeks?

*raises hand*

I must admit, we didn't watch too much of the games this year, but I when we did it was important to me that our children (2.5 and 15 months) be involved in learning about the sport that was on.

So, without further ado, here are my top three favorite moments for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Number 3: During the opening ceremony. 
During the opening ceremony my two year old sat on the couch mesmerized by the flags, the dancing, and the colors. I loved having the opportunity to talk to her about the many countries represented, and have her genuinely be interested!

Number 2: While watching Cycling. 
"That's my daddy!"

Yes, that really happened and I never want to forget the pride in my daughters voice as she thought my husband was actually IN the Olympics.

My husband has been cycling to work, and as a result he spends some time working on his bike to keep it in tip top shape, and my two year old loves to help him.

Number 1: The USA Chant.
During the Olympics we taught our two year old to recognize the American flag, and how we can cheer for our team from home. It's so special to hear her chant "USA, USA, USA" whenever she see's the American flag now.

I am thankful for our country and those who have given their lives in service to protect it.


What about you? What are your top moments from the Olympic games in Rio?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Morning Routine: Two Toddlers and the Third Trimester

We have been loving our little condo so much, and now that we are mostly settled I thought I'd share my morning routine. 

This is the current routine that's been working for this momma of a 1 and 2 year old who is also in her third trimester. 

My 1 year old wakes up first, I typically sleep until she gets up, this is usually anywhere from 6:30-7:30. 

We wake up and snuggle on the couch drinking milk for a few minutes while listening to classical piano music on Spotify. After some relaxing I will feed her some breakfast, have some coffee and water before starting on some cleaning. 

I will either wipe down the bathroom, or start some laundry. It really just depends on what I feel like doing...

While I'm cleaning my one year old is typically following me around helping, and dancing with her plush toys. 

My two year old sleeps a little later (thank you black out curtains) and once she wakes up we all three snuggle on the couch while drinking some milk and then continue on with our day. 

I haven't figured out a consistent afternoon routine, but so far most mornings are much like described above. 

What are your mornings like, do you include classical music in your day?

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