Thursday, February 11, 2016

Photo Shoot

I finally was able to figure out the scanner. It only took two weeks!-.- So, without further wait, Our second Little Man's first photos shoot!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Oh boy!

We found out the gender last week and couldn't wait to share it with everyone one... including Button!

We are having a baby.....


Friday, January 1, 2016

New Prospects

Merry Christmas and happy New year! We made it, friends! We made it to Texas from Washington DC and are settling in nicely. We are just one step closer to our dreams of homesteading! I can not wait to see what this year may bring (a house I hope) but I know it will be blessed. 2016 already looks so promising with the dreams of a homestead on land, a baby on the way, and a whole new state to explore. We can not wait to share the adventure with you all! <3

And, because I can't leave without some photos... here is a bit from our holiday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


This path is laden with past regrets and what ifs, it is a battle; One that I have lost before. This time is different but so much the same. The fear echos in the deepest parts of me where I push them back, focus on the now, on the here, on my son and this beautiful thing we call family and life. This time I choose to embrace it. Will I feel the same tomorrow, maybe not but for now I am here, taking it in. I am treating each day as my first (and last) and would I want those I love to know of our child, even unborn if I died today. I would. So, today they will know. That is not the path for everyone. It is the path for us. It is being brave. Hoping, praying, and trusting the the maybes, the designers we have. it's not letting the woes of tomorrow bring us down today. Foolish? some might say so but we like to think we are strong. Strong for our child and strong for our own sake. Thank you for embracing that strength with us. Does a positive mean positively. I have learned it doesn't always but we are stepping out in faith. I am positive that for today, I have my baby, my family, my love. Thank you for being positive with us. <3

Day Camping

Last week we decided to conquer the cold and take little man on his first camping trip.
You see... living in the city makes it hard to sing 'twinkle little stars' and then not be able to show them to your son. So, we went somewhere we could. Day camping is becoming a big think in this house hold. Even if we can't get a week off we always have two day to get out of the city and breath fresh, clean, crisp air. Time to get back to nature and explore. Time to teach our son what a millipede looks like and where it live, to see deer at night by our tent and watch the diamonds in the sky.

It wasn't easy squeezing three people into a one person tent; its big enough for two but three and a dog?! It was tight, but we made it work.

We will get a bigger tent for next time though. ha.

One of my favorite parts of our day trip was just seeing things though little mans eyes. I thought he would love the colors of fall all around, or the bugs, or the stars most but you know what he said he like most of our trip? "all the trees" he said. I never thought of that but he is so right. Living in the city there is just no room for nature, for trees. In the forest, there are trees for miles and in every way you look. Free to grow tall and strong and unrestricted.
One day, we will own land that is not in the city. A place to grow free, tall, and strong too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


We have some amazing news to share with you all!
There is going to be another little munchkin running around our home! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

His Dreams

One of Buttons favorite places is the National Botanical garden.

Some days we spend the entire day just watering plants and watching things change and grow as I watch him change and grow.

Much like the green houses and grounds, many things stay the same with my little man. The layouts, the plantes themselves, and paths to take stay the same but as the seasons change from winter to spring, spring to summer, summer to fall, and back again there are new things to see. There are new rotating exhibits, new plays outside in the amphitheater, new bands playing in the main hall.

It is so much like his life. he changes every time I look away yet so much stays the same. His love for nature, his type A personality, his strong will and  cravings for adrenaline stay the same. I see it more and more every day; I see the person he is, the dreams he may have and personality he holds. These are the things I dreamed of when he was a newborn rocking in my arms to sleep. These are the things I dreamed of when he started to talk and I begged to see more of his dreams and world.

Will he be a botanist one day? I have no idea, these dreams may change, because, so much like other things around us, he is ever changing, yet, staying so much... him. And, to me, that is so exciting.