Sunday, February 22, 2009

5 years!!

i cannot believe it has been 5 years! when i think back to that day, i feels like it was just yesterday! what an amazing day it was! i get to relive my wedding day almost every week! kya LOVES to watch our wedding video. we were blessed to have an amazing video made of our wedding day! it is the best thing we ever did! i am such a picture person, but watching the video puts me right back into the moment!
as i sit here and think about the last five years....a lot has changed! we bought our first home, mark quit working for young life and went back to civil engineering, we got our first dog, we had our first child ( our wonderful surprise), we had to put our first dog to sleep, we got another dog, & we had our second baby girl... wow!
our lives have changed so much! all my dreams have come true! i am married to an amazing godly man, someone i LOVE to be with!! we have an amazing marriage! he is my best friend, my everything! he has made me a better person, and continues to challenge me to grow, he is an amazing father to our daughters, he is patient, kind, funny, hot :),smart, he makes me happier then i ever though possible!
i have 2 daughters that i could not love more! they bring me a joy that is so special! i LOVE being a mommy! even in those moments when i feel i am not good at it and mess up, they love me through it, and help me to keep trying to be a better mom! i cannot imagine my life without them!
i am sitting here and feeling so thankful for the blessing god has given me! i feel so blessed to have the most amazing 3 people in my life! i cannot wait to see what the lord has in store for our future~ i know there will be good times and bad, but i am so thankful that god gave me a husband that was perfect for me! i am so excited to continue our life together!
thanks babe for an AMAZING 5 years!! I LOVE YOU!!


kinley has been on of those babies who is so content and non adventurous that she often doesn't push herself to try new things. give the girl a bucket of toys and she will sit for an hour happily. she never would try to to get out of the sitting position and would wait for you to move her :) it has been kind of nice knowing she is not going to get herself into trouble if i leave the room for a minute. well things are changing!! turning 1 has made kinley into a new baby :)
she has been found emptying my cupboards, dumping out kya's craft bucket, pulling the towels off the front of the stove...etc! today we put her down for a nap and she would not fall asleep...which is not like her. we usually lay her down and that is it. i went in to check on her and to tell her it was time to sleep and i thought that would be it. well after another 10 minutes of her talking in her bed, i went up again to see what the deal was..... and this is what i found!!
i have found her once sitting in her crib, but usually she is just laying there playing with her feet and talking to herself. but today she figured something out....she can stand in her crib. kinley is a little behind in her gross motor for her age, this is the first time she has pulled herself to the standing position! i yelled for mark to grab the camera and then we proceeded to move her mattress down from the newborn level :)
how fun to see her exploring life...but how sad my life is changing~~ i am sure there will be many more posts of me finding kinley in new situations :)

cute girls

some pictures of my girls before we headed out on our shopping day on friday.
my baby
my girls!! i love them so much!

Friday, February 13, 2009

kya's valentines party!

kya had her first school valentines party on thurs. she was so excited to put her valentines bags together! she has been working hard on writing her name and even is starting on her last name! kya was a piece of cake...guikema....well it might take a little while to get perfect :)

so excited to bring in her valentines
with her valentine bags
i love her!!
she even put a heart when she signed her name!
enjoying the valentine food

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Kinley Hudson!!

happy birthday kinley!!
wow! i cannot believe it has been a year! my baby is 1!! i am so excited to see kinley continue to grow and learn new things! we had a wonderful day today. we spend the day as a family and had tons of fun! tonight we had her birthday party. kinley is such a party animal she LOVED it! she loved seeing her family and friends, she loved opening her presents, and she REALLY loved her cake!! so cute! here are some pictures from her special day.

the morning of her bday!
so cute!
her first present!
mommy and daddy and the birthday girl
birthday girl
look i am 1!
happy kinley!
her new big girl chair!!
happy birthday kinley
go for it baby girl!
she loved it!
i have never seen a 1 year old so into it!
what a mess!
bath time!