Road Trip

Well we are in beautiful Albuquerque New Mexico! After 12 hours of traveling by car with 4 kids my sister and I survived and marveled at how easy the drive was. We didn’t really know what to expect as our babies are getting older and handle car rides better than when they were littles. But honestly we still were a bit scared leaving home, but marveled at smooth the trip was when we arrived at our destination, grandmas house!

We have been in the land of enchantment a week now and it really has taken that long to get acclimated to new surroundings and a new schedule. Well our schedule isn’t really a schedule and that’s what has thrown us off. Breakfast, lunch and dinner happen whenever we can get the kids to slow down for 20 minutes or so and bedtime is when everyone just crashes where ever they lay 🙂

We have had a blast getting to see family and friends we have gone months without seeing and look forward to new adventures during the next week and a half that we are here.

For now I will share a few priceless pictures of buried Barbie dolls, fighting bad trees and sand angels.




We’re pregnant

We are PREGNANT  with our third and final baby and we were lucky enough to find out the morning of July 4th the baby’s gender!  We were both scared and excited when the doctor said she was pretty confident in determining the gender of the baby since we are barely 16 weeks today.

Unlike the first two pregnancies we toyed around with the idea of not finding out or doing some gender reveal party type of thing.  We settled for the latter and although we chose not to have a big fancy hoorah we did enjoy finding out the gender with our little guys!  I had my obgyn appointment on Tuesday and had her write the gender on a card that was then handed over to someone at party city with instructions to fill a box with gender color specific balloons (ie: girl = pink, boy = blue).  Hubby picked up the box later that afternoon as we had swim lessons and then a pre 4th of July BBQ to attend.  He dropped it off at the house and we met up to head to the party.

It was pretty easy not to be tempted to open it since we weren’t home and were busy having fun with friends, but the next morning we all couldn’t wait to open it!  No breakfast, no brushing teeth, no getting ready, we just set up the camera and opened our box.

Before Opening The Box



I couldn’t believe it at first and am still a bit hesitant.  You hear all those horror stories of being told one gender only to have the opposite the day of delivery so although we are holding out hope for a little girl we know it won’t be 100% accurate until she is here.

The best part of the whole experience was being able to sit down with our little guys after the balloons floated towards the ceiling and talk to them about what the colors represent and what that means for our family.  Sadly our oldest was not too thrilled with the idea of a baby girl and wanted soo desperately to have another brother.  I know he will change his tune upon her arrival and believe me I will keep him involved with as much of the process as I can to help ease his little mind that a little sister wont be all that bad!

Happiness Written All Over Our Faces

{this moment} – For The LOVE of Balloons

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Little Shark

I can’t quite pinpoint when it happened, but my baby knows how to swim!  I’m very proud of him and enjoy watching him do something he really enjoys.  Like his swim instructor says “swimming is the only sport you need to learn to save your life or the life of someone else” and I’m thankful […]

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Happy 4th of July!  We have been crazy busy lately and have some very exciting news to share soon, but until then enjoy the holiday, your family and your freedom!

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I ♥ Sloomb

We have been a cloth diapering family for a little over two years now and although some days it may be hard work it is also very satisfying to know not only what products I put on my children, but what diapers and how those diapers are made and cleaned.  It seems like in this day […]

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Future Rockstar

My hubby and I have always known that our children male or female would be involved in sports in one way or another. We both were as children and love the idea of sharing those experiences with them.  We are also very adamant about their academics and are even in the process of trying to […]

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If I Was Graded As A Parent, I Would Fail

My oldest child was not, is not an adventurer of any sort.  He was hesitant to walk, late at learning to climb and has never really been too interested in anything that might be slightly dangerous.  No, he was and is a pretty calm and chill out type of dude.  Now Dylan our current baby […]

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Not Much Sweatin’ Going On

I’m sooo thankful it is nearing the end of June and we are not having the horrid heat we had last summer!  Living in Texas you pretty much accept the fact that there will never be seasons, instead we have two temperatures, cool and hot sometimes even hot hot. I’ve lived in the DFW area […]

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Time Flies

Wow time flies when you’re having fun, huh!  Well for us it does.  Today is my oldest child’s fourth birthday and I can’t believe that in less than two months he will be a student!  It’s just preschool two days a week at our church, but still my child is now going to be a […]

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