Monday, May 16, 2011

My Love

As Jesus, who is our Lord and Model, grows in and lives as one of us, he reveals to us that human life - your life - and its humdrum, ordinary business, have a MEANING which is divine, which belongs to eternity. (The Forge, 688)

Wow! What encouraging words! So all the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, ironing, cooking, etc really does matter?!

Isn't it truly amazing how overnight we go from independent, carefree women, to moms who can't even get 5 minutes alone to go to the restroom? It can be a struggle to carry out this vocation. BUT what a blessing!

"Let us pray for mothers and fathers throughout the world, particularly those who may be struggling in any way -- socially, materially, spiritually. Let us honor the vocation of matrimony and the dignity of family life. Let us always appreciate that it is in families that vocations are given life." -- Benedict XVI

With that being said...I am so grateful for my hubby! I could not make this journey without him, or fulfill my role as wife and mother without his love and support. I love you Darryl!

Here are some precious memories...mmm when life was simple. Meals were whatever, whenever. Trips were no big deal. Grocery shopping was a breeze. Early morning runs were a usual. And a little bit of extra joy was lacking...God is good!



Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I know some people who just LOVE to be pregnant. It is like some fun ride...let me just tell you, I am NOT one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the babies, the toddler, (and I'm sure I will love them as they continue to grow!) and the joy they bring. I know it is a huge blessing to be able to be pregnant, to be able to bear children. But just for a second, let me be selfish and tell you...
I do not like...
-the back pain
-the overwhelming feeling of exhaustion
-the swelling
-not being able to run
-feeling so unattractive
-the nausea and vomiting
-all the "don'ts"

BUT, like I said, I know it is a huge blessing, and a huge honor that God would allow us bring new life into this world, and I truly do love that! It is worth it! Without a doubt...
All of that being said, almost 31 weeks down! MAX 9 to go! =)
Sorry for the complaining...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Done for now...



goofy pic of me...but i love this girl!


love my family! 30 wks along with Jonah

Ok, I am done with construction for now...Wow! I never thought I could some of the stuff I did...
So this past weekend Darryl had OFF! WOHOO! We got to go to Dallas for a dear friend of mine's wedding. It was BEAUTIFUL! and lots of fun. My whole family was there so that was fun too! Caleb had a BLAST dancing at the reception. Unfortunately my mom has all those pictures on her camera!
On Mother's Day we went to mass as a family, then headed to the Rangers vs. Yankees game. What a fun way to celebrate! Caleb had much more fun than he did last year at the Rangers game! We had awesome seats, in the shade...I think this helped quite a bit! It made for a whirl-wind weekend, but was lots of fun.

And here we are carrying on with the rest of our BUSY May!


Monday, May 9, 2011


Our blog is under a little construction...please excuse the mess as we get a facelift!!!

Enjoy some pics from the first trip to the splash-pad...caleb was not too sure about it...the water was not warm like his bath, it was a bit strong, there were no other kids there, and it was also nap time...
we are trying again tomorrow with brylynn!

ps- thanks to cassie for the tips on the collage! and thanks to that...we have the overhaul coming! =)