Family of 4!

Family of 4!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Motherhood is:


Trust in yourself that you have made the right choices.
Trust in your spouse that they can make the right choices too,
and Trust in the village that is always there to help.


7,000 miles. Thats about how far I am from my baby Girl right now, and will be for a few weeks. Miles and miles of water seperate us. It is my 1st big trip since she was born. Leaving was hard, and there were tears. However, I knew when I signed the dotted line this would be my life, and we knew it would still be when we decided to have a baby. I want her to grow up proud of her Momma and what I do. It was hard this time and will be hard everytime I have to pack my bag, but life is a cause bigger than ourselves, and doing my part to make this world a better place for Tenley to grow up is my duty. It is tough being away, but I am determinded to make the most of it.

We are so thankful for everyone that is here to help us out and keep Tenley and Daddy in as normal of a routine as possible.  I miss you guys so much and can't wait to be back home with you!

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It's a Strange & Lovely Ride
From Stanwood to Seoul

Friday, February 10, 2012


Motherhood is:


big. small. 
crawling. walking. talking.
ponytail. pigtails. salon visit...1st hair cuts!

Today was our 1st hair cut (well, trim really) and she did awesome. We both had appointments and Daddy went with us.  When we got there she decided that she only wanted Momma at the moment so that meant Daddy had the camera....
She sat right up on my lap like such a big girl and was so still, a rarity for this fire plug!  She thought wearing the cape was the coolest thing ever, and insisted on wearing it after Cindy was done trimming her hair.  When it was Momma's turn she still wanted to sit on my lap and check it all out.  She had a front seat view for my hair being washed and stuck around to watch my eyebrows being done then was off to play with some toys.  I am thinking we will have many salon/spa days in our future!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012


I have had this app on my phone for a while, but lately it has been used on  a daily basis!  Here are a few from the last week or so!

I love all the edits and fun stuff you can do with it! Guess it is my holdover while I still try to learn photoshop....can we say overwhelming! A friend does "phone dump Friday"  I may have to implement that as well!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Motherhood is:


Some are precious.  Some make you cringe. Some just make you smile, and remember how lucky you are to be called Momma.

This one was a combination of all those moments in one.  Precious is the look of discovery and accomplishment on her sweet little face. Cringe because I may have a slight case of OCD and the toilet paper I could salvage was not going to be rolled "correctly," (yes, I am fully aware that is ridiculous) but mostly I had to grab the closest camera (which happened to be my iPhone) and snap away.  I do have to say that it took her until now (15 months at the time) to realize just how fun it is to unroll the toilet paper, yay. and also that after the 1st time it is still cute, but has to be corrected as inappropriate behavior.  Oh the ride, it is moments like this I need to take in daily, to remember that it doesn't matter if the toilet paper is shredded, or if she does it again.  It is all part of the journey and I am so grateful to be on it!

(& sorry it was late this week, I was again at drill weekend, and am just home to my computer since earlier in the week)

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