Saying goodbye to Michigan summer! We head back to SC in the am. Thanks Mother Nature, you've made us remember all that we're missing. (3 months out the year!)
Storms rollin' in...
Just a momma and her babies! 😘😘😘
Archer had an excellent day at the Detroit zoo with his family! We all did! 'Twas a good day in Michigan!
Happy Father's Day to this HUNK! Archer's wrestling partner and Quinnie's snuggle buddy! We love you! xo
Quinnies first Mexican night was a success! She's at the age where she will pretty much eat anything you put in front of her. Why didn't I put a bib on her?! Sorry Aunt Jamie, the dress you bought her might be ruined, I know you wouldn't have it any other way! #quinniris
Two weeks later, I've still been doing a lot of reflecting on my #newyork trip. We really had such an amazing time... but it was also the first time I had ever been away from my babies, so it was a... weird trip for me. I'm realizing that I put this big city on a pedestal for a long time, thanks to some of my favorite tv shows. The city felt very dirty, and overcrowded to me. It's really just a city, like any other. Also, I couldn't help but think of 911 as I stared up at all the skyscrapers. It was a good trip! But nothing like I expected. I'm happy I went because I think traveling exposes you to things new, and different from your bubble. (Especially the bubble of a stay at home working mom!) New York is far from our small town in South Carolina, and frankly, I'm happy to be here.
Miss Quinn took her first steps today! And then was pissed when I tried to make her perform. 🤷🏻♀️We'll try again tomorrow. #girls#quinniris
I love my babies with all my heart but I also love my Wednesdays of work! Feeling very accomplished today as @ran.dars and I are wrapping up our winter designs for @tiedandtwo! ☺️#weddingstationery
((Sigh)) A year ago today, I had just started feeling the labor pains… I wasn't sure, and I went to bed early. I was awoken at 2 am and started my timer. Even though they felt consistent, I didn't know if it was the real thing because we still had two weeks to go. I ended up getting out of bed and sat on the couch watching late night tv; I told Bryan I would wake him up if I thought it was happening. Good man, he joined me just a few hours later. It was indeed the real thing.
Labor (after being induced) is really spectacular. The pain is insane, but it comes in waves, and the minutes between are euphoric. Also, you know that there is the most precious gift at the end of it! It's something to be had, labor... Quinnie came the next morning, quietly, after my epidural. I know a lot people want to have a “natural birth”, but epidurals really make the event very quiet and serene. There was no screaming, and no pain after.
I can't tell you how much she has changed our lives for the better. A daughter after a son is just so precious. She’s not rough and tough, she doesn’t want to tackle me (yet!). She’s sweet, and gentle…
I could write for hours… But it’s all besides the point.
My baby is 1 year old tomorrow!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday, Sweet Quinnie! Mommy and Daddy love you sooooo much!