Saturday, December 21, 2013


I actually took this picture because you were totally throwing a fit before I snapped it. Something about seeing yourself whether it is in a mirror or on the screen of my iPhone gets your attention every time. I thinks it's because you recognize a beautiful baby when you see one. Smarty pants. You are such a handsome little boy. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

The First Amendment

So... I am sure you are all watching the flood of Robertson news fill Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, etc. After hearing/reading the news on the recent comment made in GQ by the Robertson Patriarch I have been sitting back and watching what people have to say while deciding about whether or not I want to weigh in on this topic. I have decided that I am going to throw my own opinion out there, I am sure that some will not agree with me on this and that is perfectly fine, I am not asking for anyone else's opinion, nor am I forcing anyone else to read this. Also, even though I am not concerned with the opinions of others, I hope that you do have an opinion on this because lets face it kids, our society sucks. There was once a time in the American culture when issues like this meant something. A time when people were grateful and appreciated their rights and the rights of others.

Ok first of all if you have not read the entire article I suggest you do. You can find it Here. I have noticed a trend that those who do not agree with what he said are missing the point and are also totally uneducated because they heard someone say something or they are only reading the part that the media wants them to see and that is that Phil Robertson was placing his judgment against homosexuality. Clearly if you read the article that is not what happened. Also for the record, I have absolutely nothing against homosexuality. I have friends in the LGBTQ community and I love them dearly but this has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not Phil Robertson or I have any beliefs towards that, this is about freedom of speech.

As a Christian family, avid family of hunters and fishermen, and red blooded conservative American's I am deeply saddened that Phil Robertson has been treated this way for exercising his right to use the First Amendment. He clearly stated in this article that while his belief is that homosexuality is a sin, he never says that he is, or believes that it is his right to judge. If he would have said that his belief was that heterosexuality was a sin do you believe that it would have been blown way, way, out of proportion like this has? I very seriously doubt it. (Although I am sure we would all be a little shocked and confused if Phil Robertson were to ever say that.) What has happened to our country? We will all sit by and watch as Miley Cyrus grinds a foam finger but a devoted God-fearing man expresses his beliefs on what the Bible tells us is morally right and all of a sudden America is an uproar. What?! How does this even make sense? How did we get here?

I am also saddened that GQ would even publish this article and I find the writer of this article to be VERY disrespectful. First of all let me say that I am the worst when it comes to cussing, my husband has on occasion called me, "Momma Trucker Mouth" because if I am angry more than likely you are going to hear my "coping skill" which usually starts with the letter F. (This is something I am working on changing by the way. I realize that as a parent the last thing I ever want is a school calling me because my kid has a dirty mouth and guess who he learned it from?)  Anyways, I find this writer to be disrespectful because the Robertson family is very open about how they feel about portraying themselves on tv and that they do not want to be shown as a bunch of dirty mouthed individuals. I can hardly believe that they would have been ok with the words this individual wrote in an article about them. I do realize that he was only expressing his own right to use the First Amendment but come on... are we that far out of touch with being respectful? It seemed like this individual was all about respecting this man in his home but as soon as he began to write he changed gears somewhere. If he was writing an article about his father or grandfather would he have used the same kind of language?

I believe that the Robertson's are a family worth looking up too and not just because I feel like their family thinks and feels the same way that my little family and I do. I believe that they are worth looking up to because they have gone through many of the struggles and hardships that we have all been through but they still have faith. Their faith may not be the same as yours but regardless they are a strong family who I believe are genuinely concerned with the salvation of others.


I think that you are going through another growth spurt. Eating and sleeping has been all you have wanted to do for the past two days, but I don't mind. I love watching you sleep. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Every day I am so thankful that God blessed me with such a wonderful son! I love watching you grow and learn new things every day. You are such a good baby. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Today we celebrated Momma's 3.8 gpa by staying in bed late together. You are very happy in the morning. I love telling you good morning every morning because you smile and coo back at me and I am instantly in a good mood for the rest of the day. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


For the past 3 days we have been dealing with a clogged tear duct but despite that you continue to have a smile on your little face! I love how happy you are. Sweet Baby. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

80 Days with You

Day 80 and I still can not believe you are mine. Today we have spent the day snuggling while we wait for Daddy to get home from work. You look just like him when you are sleeping. I love that about you. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

While the family is sleeping...

So guess what?! My little blog passed 3,000 page views!
That is pretty awesome being as how I post maybe once a month these days.
Does anyone remember how myspace had a tracker that would count how many times your profile had been viewed? I use to be super obsessed with that thing! Ridiculous.
Anywho, lucky me, I have had the opportunity to be on here twice this week. Actually, I just can not sleep and I have already scrubbed my kitchen down for the five millionth time.
I am sure that I will have to do it all again tomorrow because lets face it, even though Baby Daddy is the best Dad/hunter/Contractor/fly fisherman/husband ever, he is also the best at turning my spotless kitchen into a disaster zone and I do not find that nearly as hot as I find the other things previously listed. Speaking of hot...
I have gotten pretty good at sneaking pictures of Baby Daddy and Baby Love lately and I caught this moment today while we were visiting my Dad-in-Law. These two...ugh!, they just melt my little heart. Something about seeing your husband snuggle your tiny baby like this makes you fall in love with him all over again every time. In fact next time I am mad at him, he should just pick up our kiddo and do this and I will probably forget all about being mad.  
The sweet guys in my life also won a lot of brownie points today. Lookie, Lookie at what Momma got for Christmas! That's right, a Kitchen Aid Food Processor! Let me start out by saying that I am obsessed with all things Kitchen Aid! (Actually... apparently I am obsessed with a lot of things if you read this blog regularly... myspace page view counters, baby clothes, shipwrecks, turkey hunting, etc.) Baby Daddy and I were joking tonight as I was taking everything apart and learning how to put all the blades in and I learned that this is his version of a Christmas/Push gift. I am considering having another kid next year because I think I need a Candy Apple Red Kitchen Aid Mixer. Just Kidding. This processor is going to come in super handy this week when I decide to get it together and finish canning the millions of quince that are still in my garage though!
So tomorrow I am embarking upon a new project using this blog. I found this app that I have recently been using called, Time hop. If you are an avid Facebooker it is really cool because you can look back at things you posted on this day years ago.
Anyways because of this app I started thinking about using this blog to record the things that Baby Love does daily with pictures so that I can look back in a year and remember how tiny and precious he is now. especially since guess who will be 80 days old tomorrow?!

Yep this guy!
Can you believe it has been 80 days since this precious boy entered the world already? I am pretty sure I was just whining about being miserably pregnant yesterday!
Anyways stay tuned while I get this project up and rolling. This is going to require a huge amount of discipline on my part!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gearing Up for Our First Christmas

Today was my very last final of the semester and to celebrate Baby Daddy, Baby Love and I went out for a date night and Christmas shopping. Whoo! I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am to be done with this semester. I feel like I am running a race now. When I originally decided to go back to school I thought, "Ok, gonna take my time and get through this the right way." Now I catch myself thinking, "Ok, I have got to get this done so I can spend more time with Baby!" Amazing how all of your priorities change as soon as you become a parent. It is also amazing that now I feel like I am doing this more for him then I am myself. I mean sure, I want to have an actual career but I also want my kiddo to see how important education is. Even though Baby Daddy and I can not agree on that one. (Baby Daddy believes we should push him to do something that makes him happy and I believe in pushing him towards having an education whether he wants one or not because I believe it is going to come in pretty handy one day.)

 Also.. wow, I love how babies are like sponges! So before Reeves was even born I started reading to him every day and every night. We now have play time every day that consists of tummy time, reading time, then we play with his felt animals, etc. and we also read 1-3 books a night during bedtime. He loves reading time though, as soon as I pick up his books he begins smiling and cooing and it just melts my heart. I may be bias but I am convinced he is the most alert 11 week old I have ever met!

So tonight Baby Daddy, Baby Love, and I pretty much finished up our Christmas shopping and let me tell you. I have decided that being a parent at Christmas time is way more fun then being a kid at Christmas time. Although, I will say having a "new mom body" while Christmas shopping sucks. I have not really purchased clothing for myself in a long time and tonight while I was shopping I would look at something and think it was adorable but then I would remember the dreaded C section flab that I can not get rid of. Have other c section Mom's had an issue with this? I am back to my pre-baby weight, in fact I am a little under but, holy macaroni, you wouldn't know it by the extra flab I have right above my C-section scar that just refuses to go away.
I need to do something about my look soon though! Baby Daddy bought me this cute little NMSU sweater for Christmas but he got the wrong size so we went to campus the other night to exchange it (and yes, we are cheaters and have already gotten into our Christmas gifts to each other.) and while there I saw this girl in the cutest outfit I had ever seen and then I began to do the thing you should never do... I compared myself to her. Me- totally not rocking the day old Mom outfit complete with spit-up on one shoulder that I neglected to notice when I left the house. Ugh. I know, I am more awesome because in exchange for the cute outfit and slender body I gave birth to a faux hawk toting, perfect, precious, Baby Daddy look alike but feeling hot every now and then would be awesome too.
Anyways, back to being a parent at Christmas time.... not sure how I get off on little ventures like that.... tonight I bought my kid the cutest little outfits! I have to share because I can't keep them to myself.
Tractor Supply currently has baby Carhartt stuff on sale. Cute!
JC Penney also has most of their winter baby clothes on clearance! And yes, JC Penney is still around! How about I seriously questioned whether or not they were not to long ago! Also... they no longer produce and send out Christmas catalogs. Can you believe that? My entire life was once centered upon waiting until that time of year in which JC Penney would send out their Christmas catalogs! As soon as we got to Maw's house (my Grandma) I would quickly locate the JC Penney's catalog, circle basically everything in the toy section and then fight with my little sister because, "Oh no!, You did not just circle the same thing!" How are kids even suppose to come up with a wishlist?! Technology has ruined EVERYTHING!
Moving on...
Oh I love deer stuff. He also has the matching onesie Henleys to these Jammies.
Baby Daddy found this one all by himself and insisted on Baby Love having this for part of his first Christmas outfit! It is going to look adorable with his Baby Levis!
And then this little jacket. I saw this jacket before Baby Love was even born and I kept waiting for it to go on sale. I absolutely love this little jacket. I am now completely obsessed with baby clothes by the way. Love em'!
Look at the little elbow patches! *eeeeek!* It's so cute!
My new obsession with having a stylish kid is also probably why I am not so stylish myself these days.
However, I am really looking forward to our first Christmas as a family but I am looking forward to next Christmas even more because kiddo will be old enough to start getting excited about stuff! :)
Anyways... if I am not back before then....

We wish you all a

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!