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I am Blessed!


Today was Calian’s 1st birthday! O.O #bittersweet :’) He has grown so much, it’s ridiculous! ๐Ÿ˜› He walks now, hardly ever crawls anymore ๐Ÿ˜ฅ has 8 (EIGHT) teeth and loves music and dancing! ๐Ÿ˜€
It feels like I blinked and BAM  he’s no longer my little baby anymore.  When he was born he was 7lbs and 21in long, now he’s somewhere around 20lbs and probably 30in long (I’ll know for sure at his next appointment).
So anyways, for his birthday we went to the Caldwell Zoo. And while Gideon LOVED the turtles, Calian kept trying to walk to the penguins ๐Ÿ™‚ and before we left we bought him a small stuffed penguin that he immediately gave a kiss too. โค
It was technically supposed to rain all day but thankfully we were blessed with a nice day (it was hot, but still nice enough to be out). ๐Ÿ™‚
As I went through my day (yesterday and today) I couldn't help but think how blessed and lucky I am to not only have Calian but Gideon too. After having Gideon I had two miscarriages, both of which hit me hard. I know there are women out there who have a way more harder time with pregnancy and getting pregnant then I do, but when you first start trying to having kids you (or at least I didn't) don't think you could be one of the few out of all the women out there. When pregnant with Calian I was always on edge and worrying that something may happen, that I could lose another one. During my first trimester I wouldn't let myself get to hopeful or attached at first because I was scared it'd hurt more if something did happen.  But nothing did, sure it was a harder pregnancy (and delivery)  than what I had with Gideon but I have him still today and I wouldn't change that for anything.  โค And it's helped me to really cherish every day I have with my family no matter how it goes, cause each day is a gift that God has given us. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค


Birthday boy walking at the zoo


Right before I headed to the hospital


Beginning of December


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˜

Daily Prompt: Predictions


There are 344 days remaining in the year. Describe what youโ€™d like to be doing on day 211. (Hint: thatโ€™s July 30th.)

Well, July 30th is Gideon’s birthday and he’ll be turning 2 that day. ๐Ÿ˜€ So hopefully we’ll be doing something fun that day, maybe a trip to the zoo, or the lake. Gideon ain’t that fond of cake so I might make him a Fruit Salad for him instead again.

My baby is growing up so fast! :’)

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This is Suppose to be TEXAS ….NOT MISSOURI!!!!!


Okay, so this sucks… The other day I had written a long post, but didn’t publish it because I wanted to add some photos to it first. I thought it had been saved to my Drafts but…..I guess my computer wanted to play dumb and didn’t save it at all. *UGH*

I’ll try and sum it up in this one.

On Friday we woke to having 1/4-1/2 inch thick of ice outside. Which by the way I was not a fan of; sure it looks pretty and all but it’s just WAY too COLD for me ย (I mean seriously, this is suppose to be Texas, where there’s nice warm and hot weather, not freezing cold rain every other day, if I wanted that I’d move back to Missouri, or another state that’s suppose to have this type of weather!)! Anywho, I had to chip away the ice from our car so we could go to the store, and it had reminded me of when Missouri got those big Ice and Snow storms in (I Think it was) winters of ย 2008 and 2009. With the Ice storm we had lost power for about two weeks, and was pretty much living on Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. And for water for toilets, and animals we had to go down to the creek and bring it back in buckets. And with the Snow the next year we were snowed in our house/on our property for about a week, the snow was about up to our knees in most areas. We were so tired of being cooped up that us kids had the great Idea of shoveling our way out of the driveway with only two normal sized shovels (no snow shovels for us). Needless to say, we were at it for a few hours before pretty much giving up, our neighbor though was nice and drove three of us kids to town so we could get a few things at the store.

As much fun it was during bits of those storms, I’m still not a big fan of them or the cold!

In other News….I Have Dyed my Hair RED!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve always wanted red hair, and Mr. K suggested I do it (after he saw the new Wolverine Movie) so I bought some at the store and I did it! And I LOVE IT!!!! Wish I could keep it like this forever, but sadly it does wash out eventually. Though Mr. K thinks next time I do it I should go with a brighter red (almost like the girl’s hair in Wolverine), but we’ll see, also depends if I can find one at the store that’s bright enough.


how the weather was tho there were a few times it got colder then this

how the weather was tho there were a few times it got colder then this

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We had snow on roofs and ice on the sidewalks :P

We had snow on roofs and ice on the sidewalks ๐Ÿ˜›

how most of the trees look in town

how most of the trees look in town

Gideon all ready to go outside!

Gideon all ready to go outside!

I have RED Hair!!! :D YaY!!

I have RED Hair!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ YaY!!

It’s December O.O


“Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.”ย 

I don’t know about y’all but for me, this year has really flown by way too fast! And when I think about how much my son has grown over the past year, makes me almost want to cry. He’s getting so big, and there are times I just want to hold him and not let go, I don’t want him to grow up too fast, but I know that there is nothing I can do about it. Just like there was nothing my parents could do about me growing up, its just part of life and we just need to cherish every moment we can with our loved ones.

I mean, I remember when my youngest brother was born, and now in just a little over 20 days he’s going to be 17 years old!!

OMG!!!! The twins are going to be almost TWENTY in a little over a year!! (HAHA…you two are soon going to know how it feels not to be a teen!! ๐Ÿ˜› )

Other then everyone getting old and growing up so fast, 2013 has really been a great year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gideon turned one, and started saying mama and dada, he’s walking (almost running) around a lot, ย Mr. K and I are doing great, haven’t lost any loved one (I pray for those who have lost loved ones this year, I know it’s not easy, probably especially now that the Holidays are here).

I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us! ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe…just maybe…we’ll let a house, if not though, living in the apartment isn’t that bad and it fits all of us just fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve also been getting some good Winter weather lately here in Texas, which is surprising seeing how last year we didn’t get any good cold winter weather until like the end of December or beginning of January. Gideon had his first Hot Cocoa, and he loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚ He didn’t like it when mommy had to take it away because it was all gone. I was a little surprised that he like it though, cause usually he doesn’t like a lot of sweets or much chocolate (he gets that from me), but lately he’s been liking more and more chocolate things. He likes brownies and ย M&Ms, when I pull out the M&Ms he’ll start doing this dance thing where he’ll march in place and sometimes flap his arms. It’s SOO Cute!! ..and funny. I tried videoing it the other day but my phone didn’t want to listen to me..go figure, I swear instead of calling it the smart phone it should really be called the stupid phone, just say’n. ๐Ÿ˜›

I forgot to mention in my other post the other day, that since I’m done with NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo, I’m going to try and pick back up on my other stories so I can update the one on here and on my other blog (wordsonapg.blogspot.com). I really feel bad for neglecting them and for also kinda forgetting about to post on the other blog more often. I’m thinking I should try to re-download the app for my phone for it, so it’s easier to post. Hopefully they’ve fix some of the things that was messing it up. I’m also really hoping by next November that I’ll have finished the three stories I have going on right now, and that I’ll do way better at bothย NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo, we shall see though, you never know what could happen in a year, right?

I really hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday Season, ย we do Hanukkah not XMas, and it’s been really great so far. Gideon likes to watch when we light the candles every night, on the first night, he liked the candles so much that he walked right up to the menorah which was on a small table under the TV (which by-the-way, Daddy was stand over) grabbed it and walked off with it without Daddy really realizing that he had taken it. The only reason I knew he had it was because he had put it on the floor by our recliner and the light from the candles was shining off of the side of the chair. Thankfully he didn’t burn himself or set anything on fire. ๐Ÿ™‚ But we now keep it up on the Dining Table out of his reach just in case.

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Children and Roadtrips


I am not going to totally enjoy it when Day Light Savings ends on Sunday! Lately (hopefully not jinxing myself here) Gideon has been sleeping in until close to 10am most mornings…I’ve been loving it!! ๐Ÿ˜€ A few hours of me time most mornings is great! But I think when Day Light Savings ends so will my ‘me time’ in the mornings. I know that probably sounds kinda selfish but I can’t help it. ๐Ÿ˜› Don’t get me wrong I love spending time with my baby (and Husband when he’s home from work) but just to sit in bed, working on my stories or just surfing the net without having to worry bout someone getting into something or needing something or crawling all over me, its kinda nice. Even my cat doesn’t bother me, she just curls up next to me and sleeps. Though for the past few days I’ve been either sleeping in myself or when I do get up I don’t have much time so I’ll just play on my phone for a little before Gideon needs me to get him outta bed…plus he’s been getting up closer to 9am lately also. I think he’s been going to some growing spurts also, yesterday he was extra clingy to mommy, but that’s okay, I liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

He’s growing up so much, I wonder sometimes where my little baby went, now I’ve got a growing very active toddler, who’s just so cute, even when he does pout its its adorable and I sometimes have a hard time not laughing.ย 

I’d love to have another child again soon, but Mr. K thinks it’d probably be best if we waited a little while, which I understand and agree, though I do miss having a small baby around and to hold. Gideon would be an awesome big brother, I just know it. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So next year we’re thinking on going on a small family road trip to somewhere we haven’t gone before, but also that’s not too far away. Just got to figure out where. I’ve been following this page on Facebook called Road Trips and they post a lot of interesting places that are right here in America. So maybe we’ll find one that’s close to us and go there. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thinking maybe Kentucky, or Arkansas, or maybe Louisiana, not sure yet, but I bet it’ll be lots of fun! ๐Ÿ˜€