May the fourth be with you

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May the fourth be with you

Well it’s May, ย (May the fourth be with you ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha) my youngest turns a year at the end of the month. ๐Ÿ˜• Its kinda giving me a bittersweet feeling. He’s growing up so fast, he’sย got almost all 8 (4bottom and 4top) teeth in, he’s been walking assisted for a couple months or so now, and this past week he’s been trying to walk unassisted. Gideon was barely walking assisted when he turned a year, but I guess with having a bigger brother Calian strives to do more quicker. Gideon is loving having someone to play with (and to pick on), though I’m still trying to teach him he has to still be gentle until his brother gets older. I love watching them together, Calian loves to follow his brother while Gideon loves to chase him, they both laugh, it’s adorable, though also very loud, haha. Coffee has definitely been my life saver and fuel lately, the coffee machine that I got from my in laws when Mr.K and I got married is still working great and hasn’t let me down. ๐Ÿ˜€

We’ve had a lot of flooding and ย tornadoes here in Texas this Spring and last Fall, our yard has become a moat a few times during the heavy rains. ๐Ÿ˜› Even though I’m enjoying the rain and all I can’t wait for some sun! I’m going to be buying some ant killer since our yard is being taken over, so I can actually let the boys out to play without having to worry about them getting covered in ants. We could all really use the sun, I also miss the tan I use to have before apartment life.

Next month we are going on a kayak trip with some friends, I can’t wait! It’ll be up at beavers bend in Oklahoma. Hopefully the weather will be extra nice and warm. Its been two years since our last trip, ย we’ve been trying to go once a year but last year two of us moms were 8+months pregnant or just had a baby so we figured we’d skip it. It’ll be an 11mile trip down river so it’ll be almost a whole day trip (last time we got done 2 or hours ย early, we’ll see how we do this year).ย 

I’m still working on my photography ย and actually have a few pictures for sale on a couple photo stock websites. (If you wanna check them out I’m on istock and fotolia) I don’t got a lot of pictures up but I’m working on it and still trying to get the hang of it, they are mainly moon, sunset and scenery pictures for now, but I enjoying taking them so guess that’s good. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also got my own photography page on Facebook, N.K Photography, if you want to check out more of my pictures there. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m still working on my writing, haven’t done a lot but I do what o can during nap time. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I’ve got a few stories going, all of which are different from the other. I’ve got one set in a fantasy kind of land, another is what some people call steam-punk mixed with some sci-fi, another is modern day with FBI, and the other is set in a modern small town. I’m hoping to at least get one of these finished soon but we’ll see what happens. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 

 

 

Happy New Year! 2016

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15 minutes until 2016 (central standard time) ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m hoping and praying everyone is staying safe and having a wonderful night!

I was finally able to get the boys asleep an hour ago so it’s my turn to it the hay. 
Its been a wonderful year, Yahweh truly blessed me and our family. I can not wait to see what this coming year has in store for us! ๐Ÿ™‚
Since Mr. K is working tonight we will be staying up until midnight together tomorrow night (hopefully, if we can last that long. As it is I can barely keep my eyes open tonight, we’ll see how tomorrow is).
I don’t really have any resolutions this time….mostly cause I hardly do them…but I just pray we follow God’s will and that we cherish each day. โค

Night y'all!

Too Early

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Yesterday the boys slept in until almost 11, it was wonderful, and it felt great to get a little extra sleep. But sadly they both went to bed early last night which meant that they’d be up early today. Like before 8am early -_- honestly I don’t know how I use to get up this early when I was younger. I didn’t even go to bed that late last night either, 11-1130. Is this what it feels like to get old? If so,I really don’t like it. ๐Ÿ˜›
Calian is almost 7 months, I’ve been kinda in denial that my baby is growing so much, that I haven’t totally started him on solids yet. He’s had some bananas and apples and mashed potatoes but that’s about it. He’s still breastfeeding great which I’m proud of. With Gideon I had dried up on one side at 4 months and by 6 months the other side was dried up as well  and I had to switch him to formula, so it makes me happy that I’m still able to nurse Calian at 7 months. ๐Ÿ™‚ Matt thinks I’m crazy to take pride in that but I know other nursing moms would understand. ๐Ÿ™‚
I got to visit my parents last weekend, my youngest brother and his new wife also got to come visit and I got to see my younger sister and my other sister in law as well! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was great seeing them all again! It had been at least 2 months since I saw everyone. O.O Now just need to plan to see my older sister and my other brother ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚
While we were up there, we went to watch the new Star Wars. It was awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ And sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wasn’t big into star wars until watching Dr Who, but I’m very happy they were able to bring the original cast in for this movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beginning of December

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Well NaNo is officially over, but I still have a lot to do with my book. Sadly I didn’t get my 50k words in but I did do a lot better then I thought I would. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m hoping that what I did get done I’m at least half way done with my book, but we’ll see. Since most of the writing I did on paper I need to transfer it to the computer next to see where I’m at and how much more I need to do (I didn’t exactly write it all in order ๐Ÿ˜› ), hopefully it’s not much.

I’m still loving my camera! I’ve even got some pretty cool pictures, if I do say so. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll try and post some when I get the chance.

Calian is getting bigger by the day, he’s at 18.2 lbs and 27in setting him at the 75%-title for his age group. He’s only 6 months and is already mostly needing to wear 9m pants cause anything smaller won’t fit over his thighs (9m barely fit) and are usually too short. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Gideon as usual is mostly just full of energy all day every day! ย ๐Ÿ˜ฐHe loves to count and “read” ๐Ÿ™‚ The other day he got to read to Calian, it was so adorable and made me smile. ย ๐Ÿ˜

Life as of now…

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There’s so much on my mind, and yet so little.

I’ve been working on a story for NaNo, it’s coming along kinda slow but I’m getting there. ย Met a new friend on the NaNo website who’s been working on a story as well, though he’s gotten a lot further with his. Haha. Its nice to have someone keep you somewhat focused on working on writing. ๐Ÿ˜›

Gideon and Calian are still growing so much, and it looks like Calian is finally cutting some teeth (he’s been teething for almost 2 months now, but the teeth are taking their time), which would explain his crabby-ness lately too. Gideon is literally a bundle of energy that seems to be able to run all day and still have enough energy to stay up until 10pm! O.O Between Calian getting up round 730 each morning, me not being able to fall asleep until about 12 at night and still waking up round every 2-3 hrs to nurse, I’ve been very tired lately. z_z

Matt changed shifts and positions so he works different hours now, we are still trying to get use to it completely but it’s been really nice to have him home extra ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanksgiving is in a couple days (YaY!), though since we are doing dinner at my in laws we had our own turkey Sunday night. It was our first time doing one together, I loved cooking with Matt! โค Though we still have stuff to learn on cooking the turkey good ๐Ÿ˜› haha.

We have a leaky roof we are trying to fix, and a big hole in our ceiling (thanks to the leak) that will be getting fixed next, and Matt (with the help of his dad) fixed an outlet that was having issues. Other then that we are still enjoying the house and wonderful yard. ๐Ÿ™‚ and Gideon still loves looking at the train as it goes by. ย Trying to stay warm, Texas has actually been getting some cold weather for once! O.Oย 

My youngest brother got married!! And my other brother is getting married this weekend (I’m gonna miss in ๐Ÿ˜ฅ cries )!! And my sister (finally) got a boyfriend! ๐Ÿ˜€ so happy for my siblings! Though it is making me feel old o.O haha ย miss them all very much! And it’s official, each of my siblings are in different states, sisters-Oregon and Missouri and brothers- Kentucky and Nebraska. Might have to start thinking about planning family reunions! ๐Ÿ˜‰

4 Years Together and My New Toy!

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So Matt and I’s 4th anniversary was on Thursday ๐Ÿ˜€ he surprised with breakfast in bed from Whataburger, then on Sunday (since he worked Thursday night we had to wait until Sunday) we went on a mini date (without the kids!). First he had to get fitted for a tuxedo (he’s gonna be a groomsmen at my little brothers wedding… gasp! My brother is getting married! O.O it’ll be my first time- and probably only time- to see my husband in a tux, can’t wait!), then went to Best Buy and he surprised me and let me pick out a camera (it is amazing! I’ll try and post pictures from it later),

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I got a Canon PowerShot SX530  and I love it! Next we went to Logan’s road house for lunch-

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Sirloin Melt! Mouth watering!

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Handshaken Raspberry sweet tea in a mason jar! Best tea I've ever had

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He didn't want his picture taken ๐Ÿ™‚

it was absolutely fabulously delicious! Then went to Bass Pro, he got a string loader for his bow and I got some ammo for my gun. We then slowly made our way back home and to my in-laws to pick up the boys where we enjoyed some dinner and watched the cowboys game (they actually won! ).
All in all it was a really good weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€
I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us not only as a couple but as a family too.

Mug exchange gift!

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I got my mug in the mail today! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Not usually an owl person but Lauren found one that’s cool and looks like it came from the enchanted forest (I’ve gotten  into the Once Upon a Time tv show)! Can’t wait to try the coffee next week during sukkot, and Gideon and I have already eaten most of the shortbread cookies haha, they are very yummy (my first time having shortbread). Excited to try a new book! ๐Ÿ˜€ Got to check out her blog ( sheischiaroscuro.com )  so far seems really cool! (Thanks to a inpatient nursing baby I only got to check out a couple of her posts, definitely got jealous over how organized her place looked though  lol)

Can’t wait to get my tea cup in! If I can I’m definitely going to try and do this again next year!