Thursday, July 2, 2015

wow it has been forever!

So, I haven't really keep up to date on this so I thought I would fill in the blanks.
   So Lance is not in the army anymore. He has for the last year been going to college to become a firefighter. It has been pretty eventful. He is almost done, right now he has his clinicals and ride alongs to do after that he can start to apply to jobs. We are both pretty excited about it. We moved to San Antonio TX and are enjoying it but not at the same time we both agree that we don't like city life. Just to busy for us.
 We have added a new addition to our family too. His name is Weston. Weston was born on May 1 of this year. He is 2 months old and we are so happy he is in our family. Lance and I thought we were done with having kids but he came along and we couldn't be happier. The kids adore his and love having him. Now to update on everyone.
   Carson is now 5 1/2 and starts kindergarten this august. I'm still in shock that I have a kindergartener....  this past year he was in preschool and LOVED it!!! I mean really loved it, he would be sad when there was no school or on the weekends. He is just so sweet and energetic. Loves being the big brother and taking care of his brothers and sister.
   Travis is 3 1/2. He is such a litter stinker sometimes but has a sweet heart. He love helping with Weston and Hailey in any way he can. Travis is also my little trouble maker sometimes too. but we love him and so does everyone else. he started primary this year.
  Hailey is 2! she is a walking and kinda talking little diva sometimes. I see a lot of me in her and I have to say I am glad I only have one girl. lol Lance was worried about her being jealous of Weston but he loves him. One time she tried to tell me it was her baby not mine and was trying to take him from me when I was holding him. I love that she loves him.
 Weston is our last child. I'm glad that we have him. He just makes this family complete. He such a calm baby and loves to smile. It warms my heart to see all of my kids loving one another. I really am blessed to have my family. They are my everything.
 And as for me well, I am doing great. Life has not been the easiest this past year but it has taught me a lot about how strong I am and how strong Lance and I are. I've come to realize that things are not always going to go the way you want them to but there is a reason why and to trust in the lord.
I have also learned that it is a lot easier to take life one step at a time and not to dwell on the negative.
that's all for now. till next time

Friday, January 3, 2014

As a new year begins.

I got to say that I am excited for this year and thankful for last year. I'm excited to see new things and have changes to come.
Carson will be turning 4 this Saturday. I really can't believe that he is already going to be 4! He has a love for learning, adventure, and his family. I love that he looks after his brother and sister and is willing to help me with things. He is becoming such an independent little guy. He loves playing robots and says that he is bumble bee from transformers.
 Travis is just as active and adventures as Carson. But he is just a little bit more daring and he is only 2. He is  so cute when it comes to Hailey. She will cry and he brings a toy or a blanket to make her happy. He is so very sweet like he always is. We have been looking for a speech therapist for him but haven't had much luck with that, He can talk he just has a hard time with some of the sounds.
 Hailey is now 8 months old and just a cutie pie, she is one of my kids so of cores she is ;), she coos says dada, mama, loves to roll everywhere and loves her brothers. She is still on the small side but she is happy and healthy.
 Lance is looking for a new job as the army is downsizing, he is looking at becoming a firefighter since he has the training for it and then joining the army in a year or so. He loves everything about the army he really does. It is just time for a break.
 And me, I am good. I still love being a mommy,wife, and homemaker. I love teaching the kids about all that I can. I love seeing them figure things out and the joy on their face. I feel so blessed to have all that I do. I really am thankful for everything even the hard times, because without them I wouldn't be thankful for the good stuff.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

it's December!!!!

Oh wow I have not written anything for awhile. So here we go....
     The month of November was a crazy busy one but full of fun. We made a trip to Utah and spent some time with family and Chris got married(Chris is lances twin brother). It was great and very cold!!
I was very surprised with how well the kids did in the car with the 24 hour drive for just one way. They did get a little grumpy but we just found a park and played for about 30 min then started back on the road. It was a very beautiful wedding and we had great company.  We also got to see a few old friends, Starri and Andrew, your girls are so cute and we love and miss you guys it was nice to see and catch up on things. Thank you Carma and Ted for letting us stay with you. The kids loved seeing Grandma and Grandpa Williams and their uncles and aunt.
 Thanksgiving was fun as well. We went to one of Lance's buddies house and had good food and good people. When we came home the kids and I made brownies and watched a movie then went to bed. it was a good day.
 As for the kids Carson is my sweet,active,daring, and sometimes little turkey.I love how much he cares about Travis and Hailey. He always likes to make sure they are okay and loved. Sometimes he can be a little to helpful but we know he means well.
   Travis is still my cuddle bug and is going through his terrible twos, It is more that he is frustrated that he can't talk all the way. We are getting a  referral to a speech specialist. It is not that he can't talk or wont talk it is more he is having problems with the sounds and stuff like that. He still tries to let us know as much as he can but I would be frustrated too if I couldn't get someone to understand me.
  Hailey is doing well. She is now weighing in at 14lbs and is starting to fit into her 6 month clothes! she is now 7 months. She is our little sun shine and always has a happy smiling face on her. she loves having her brothers next to her and is just so sweet.
 Well, that's about it. I will post pictures later.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September has been such a great and busy month and we still have 5 days left!
   On the 5th Lance and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. We spent it at my parents house in Texas because lance got his leave that he put in. We went to the temple which was great. I am so very blessed to have my wonderful husband, he does so much for our family. And I can't express in words how much he has grown and done for us. I love him so very much.
  Travis is now TWO as on the 23rd. To me it seems like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital. He is such a cute little guy. I love him!! He has the biggest smile and expressions.He loves his brother and sister. Carson and him are like two peas in a pod.
  Carson is a great big brother. I love how close my kids are in age just for this reason. He looks after Travis when we go to the park and anywhere we go. With Hailey he loves to just make her laugh and smile. It fills my heart with joy to see my kids getting alone and happy and know that they love one another.  
  Hailey is now 5 months old. Time really is flying by fast. She is just a happy baby and just calm. She is as everyone says small, and yeah she is but she is healthy and happy. She is now 21in and  12 lbs. she laughs giggles and still does not cry a lot.
  Lance is now in 3rd squad 3 platoon. But he is not sure if he will stay in the same place, it's the army you never really know what to expect so you just take it a step at a time.
  And for me well, I am in a knee brace for a week because my knee gave out on me and it is swollen twice its size after a week now. But I am looking on the positive side which is I could be in a lot more pain and not have insurance(thank you Tricare). Life is good. I am so blessed to have my children and amazing husband with me. I am also very blessed to have such an amazing ward. I love my ward so much, I mean i like my other wards where i have lived but being in the military and having people that know what your going through and everyone just helping one another it is just great, i feel like i have another family. :)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

some of this a lot of that and a pinch of crazy

Oh my the last couple of weeks have been so busy. So here we go....
    I always thought that out of both of my boys Carson was the one that would get the first broken bone, well guess not. Travis has broken his wrist. How you may ask well he is not the most graceful when it comes to walking or running. He tripped on his own feet and landed on his wrist trying to catch himself.  at fist we didn't really think he did anything but fall but when he started to hold his arm close to him I just wanted to make sure he didn't sprain it or anything so lance took him to the er at the BJACH, 3 hours or so later Travis and dad return home with a soft cast of Travis. It was not a full break or anything to serious but we had to wait to see a Doctor that could put a cast on him. about a week later we saw a doctor and they said they needed to re-break his wrist so he would have full movement of it as he gets older.  at this point i was just felt bad for my little boy. But he was  a trooper about it. The cast is now off and he is back to his normal self. Carson has been a helper through this whole thing and been trying to help Travis in anyway he can. I love my boys!!! So blessed to have them.
   Carson is doing well. On Saturday night as we put the kids to bed Carson didn't want to go to bed so he gave lance the stink eye and then pretended to be buzz light year and tried to shot his lazer at lance making the noise and everything. Lance and I tried to not laugh at this and tell him he need to go to bed.
   Hailey is now month. It doesn't feel like that long at all. She is such a calm and sweet little thing. Her brothers just can't get enough of her. They try to help mommy a little to much sometimes but they love her and she loves them. She is now 10 lb. She is growing and is such a happy baby.
        Lance and i are doing well. He got 17 days of leave so it will be nice to just have some time together. We are going to see my little brother. I am so excited!!! :) well that is all for now.

Friday, June 14, 2013

then there were 3....

   So, I am now a mom of 3. And I have to tell you it is not as I thought it would be. I mean I had this image in my head of me looking like a mess cleaning the house all the time, my two boys screaming at me, new baby crying all the time, and just the worst of things. It has been the complete opposite! Mind you it is not all perfect either. But both of my wonderful boys have been quiet a help with the new baby.

    Hailey Helen was born on April 27 at 8:06 she was 6lb 5oz and 18in. She has to be the most calmest baby I have ever seen, she was not crying just looking around and just calm. My labor was well, different. I had been dilated to a 3 for about 3 weeks before I went into labor when I started to have contractions I was at a 4 when we went to the BJACH  and I was admitted about 30 minutes later into a room, They got me my epidural about 43 minutes later and I was so much better after getting that.I started to feel pressure about 5 minutes after that and told my husband he then said okay call the nurse and lets get this started, needless to say he was excited to get his baby girl here. they came in and tried to find her heat beat but couldn't so they wanted to check me when they pulled back the covers she was already out, I didn't push, I had no idea she was there, the doctor and the nurses were so surprised and stunned by it all. But she is healthy and happy.but that is that story.

   Carson is now 3 1/2 and he is doing great he is learning more and more everyday. And tries to help me when he can. Sometimes he can be a little to helpful.:) He loves his sister and wants to take her from me a lot of the time but he knows he is not allowed to so he just sits next to me and gives her kisses and holds her hand. Lately when he watch cartoons he is really into Transformers. and it is great to see him play with his cars and pretend to have them transform. He makes the noise and everything. And when I put it on for him he starts singing the's really cute.      

   Travis is now 22 months old and I can not believe how much he has grown. He is a little copy cat. He loves to do whatever his big brother does. and he just loves his sister, One of my favorite things he does is when i lay her on the ground he loves to cuddle up to her and just look at her with his big smile.I love it!!

   Lance is doing well. We are getting ready for his family to come out and see us. So he is a little stressed about things right now. but it is all good. He is still loving the army. Not fort polk so much but we make the best of it.
   And me, I am good. Loving being a mom still and everyday I learn something new from my kids. They do keep me on my toes. I am almost at my pre pregnancy weight which was 109 I am at 115 last time I checked but I am feeling good. I am not really stressing about the weight to much just because I am more concerned about making sure Hailey is getting all the nutrient she needs. But it does feel nice not to have the big belly. lol Well, I will end on that note and with pictures.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

the last 3 months....

Where do I begin....
     Well, it is now the end of March. Life is going well. I have met some really great people here on post and in my ward. I love our ward. They have been so helpful to our family and just really supportive. it helps when people know when your hubby is gone and they call just to see if your okay or need anything.
      Carson is now 3!!! and I am so happy that I have him! I love all the little things he does. He is making new friends everywhere we go. And he loves our new puppy. He is still loving being a big brother and is excited to have a sister soon. Last night he tried to potty train Travis...... yeah that was not so much fun to pick up but I know all he is doing it trying to help.
     Travis is well, a little copy cat. He loves to try and do everything that Carson does. It's rather cute. He is still my snuggle bug and loves to show people his smile. I can't believe he will be 2 this year! time really does fly by. We've talked to him about how he will have a sister soon and her name is Hailey, He is becoming a little to clinging when I hold other children he doesn't like it to much but is getting better at it.
    Lance is loving the army still he left for 3 months to go to Florida for training and I am so happy to have him back. The army has changed him but for the better. I love when he comes home and is happy and feels like he is doing something worth his time and that he likes to do.
    Me I am 32 weeks pregnant and really ready  for our little girl to be here. I am loving the army life. It has it's ups and downs but for the most part I love it. I have been asked by some friends if it is hard and how can I stand not knowing what my hubby is doing all day. I can say yes it is hard but I know that no matter what I will stand by my husband 110% with his job and that it has made us better. And I am okay with not knowing everything he does for his job and his day all the time. We both knew that there would be times he couldn't talk to me about what he does or that there would be days he wouldn't come home, or he could be gone for a week or 2 with no contact to me. I am okay with all of this I have no complaints. But life is good.
   I am still trying to get the pictures I took on here but it is not doing what I want it to. I promise I will have some soon. Well, for now this is it.