30 Things – How I Knew My Spouse Was the One

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Tonight I’m going to tackle question #15 – Describe when you knew your spouse was the one or how you fell in love.

(Again, you can find the original 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me post HERE!)

The best way to answer this question is to read a post I wrote in 2010 HERE… sweet Joseph was the reason I knew J was the one!

I’m Still Here!

Kind of… we are officially internet and smart phone free, which means only 1-2x a week access to my blog or other social media sites! So you will hear from me a lot less frequently. Sorry y’all!

Anyways… just to update you, let’s do so in bullet form. It’s quicker 😉

  • Boogie is peeing on the potty!
  • Boogie is NOT pooping in the potty…
  • Bubby is 4 months old! (and has his check up on Monday)
  • We are all moved in to our new home and have started planting flowers!
  • J passed his CDM exam and is officially certified! So now the job hunting begins…
  • I am now 25 years old… officially a quarter of a century… hmmm
  • Our Flint Family all made it safely to Washinigton
  • My friend C and I are headed to an event tomorrow… it’s all about birthing and babies so we will be in hog heaven 😉
And I think that’s it….

A Year of New Beginnings. Hello 2013!

Here we are! It’s officially 2013 and we have a lot of news to share! If you are an old reader then you may have read many entries about my beloved Flint Monsters. The Flint Monsters are 5 beautiful children that I have loved on since the oldest was 3 when I was in high school! Their mother, Janelle is my closest friend, she has been there through high school break ups, emotional rollercoasters in my teenage life, marriage, life changes, and she was even there for both of my children’s births and has taken on the roll (along with her hubby) as godparent to my sweet kiddos. My dear friend is getting ready to embark on a grand adventure all the way across the country to Washington, she’s following God’s calling to be part of an amazing ministry and she needs your help! They can use prayers first and foremost, but they are also looking for donations to help fund their mission to start a Celebrate Recovery ministry as part of Restoration Ministries. Donations can be accepted online via their website HERE or you can mail a check to:

Restoration Ministries
PMB 1202
11700 Mukilteo Speedway suite 201
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Memo Line: Nathan and Janelle
But like I said, more important is that they receive prayers for safety on their journey to their new home, prayers for encouragement, strength, and that they can reach many people through their ministry who need the amazing program, Celebrate Recovery.

We are going to miss the Flint’s so much, but I cannot tell you how excited I am for them. This is something they’ve talked about doing (going into ministries) since I met them almost 10 years ago. Their family has been a major part of my life.. heck, they ARE my family. Not only are they going on this incredible mission but they are also blessing us by allowing us to rent their home. So in April we will be moving out of this apartment and into a home. A real home without  neighbors attached above, below, or beside us… a real home with a yard that we can watch our children run around and play… a real home where we can live and grow and play without worrying how our lives are affecting those living around us. We will have wonderful neighbors (aka Janelle’s parents who are honorary grandparents to our children) and we are within walking distance to a great park and library. Can you believe it? We can’t! We’re looking forward to seeing where God leads both of our families, and doing everything in our power to ensure that our children still “see” and spend time with their godparents and “godsiblings”… whether that’s by snail mail, facebook, blogging, or maybe skype! 

We love you Flint Family. Thank you for blessing us throughout the years and sharing in some of our most memorable moments… our lives wouldn’t be the same without you in it! 

Photo BOMB! And other things…

We had a wonderful holiday this past weekend, Boogie enjoyed the fireworks, we spent time with both sides of the family, and Boogie accomplished yet another milestone! Over night she went from sitting assisted and a little unwobbly unassisted for a few seconds to sitting completely unassisted! She’s growing so much, she’s turned into a “big” girl right infront of my eyes… I can’t believe it! I adore this little girl, she is such a wonderful baby!
In other news, J is very close to finishing his classes and he’s doing pretty well. Still has a lot to do, but he’ll get there! He’ll be taking the exam in September and hopefully after that we’ll be on the search for a new job and a new home! I’ll be back in school in August (ugh) and haven’t decided if I’ll be finishing my Associates or taking a break after the Fall semester. We shall see!
Not sure if I posted this or not but at Boogie’s 6 month well visit last week she weighed in at 16lbs 6.5oz and she was 25.5 inches tall! She’s definately bigger than her 5lb 13oz, 18.5 inch tall newborn self!
We got to spend a little time with Hannah and her boyfriend on Sunday, she hadn’t seen Boogie since she was itty bitty so that was nice! And hopefully tomorrow I’ll get to spend some time with Janelle and her Flint Monsters!
Until next time…..


Routines and Other Things

As crazy as you may think this sounds, up until now we didn’t have a rock solid routine for Boogie. Which is crazy because I am the type of person that needs a routine, at least to a point! I have become a mommy that allows her child run the circus that I like to call life. I nurse her when she’s hungry, I change her when she’s wet, we play when she’s happy, we nap when she’s fussy… and it’s all on HER time, not mine. Lately though, Boogie has created a pretty routine schedule for us. We wake up for the day between 8:30-9:30am, play, I eat breakfast, and we change 2 diapers. Then around 11am she’s ready to go lay down again and nurse and sleep for about 2 hours. Sometimes I am able to get up and fix myself some lunch and throw a load of laundry in the washing machine before she realizes I’m gone, otherwise I read, blog, or catch up on shows I missed (I know… real exciting!). Around 1pm she wakes up, I eat if I didn’t get to before, we change 2-3 diapers, we play, we cuddle, I nurse her, sometimes we go outside, she snacks on an apple or a banana. Between 5-7pm she starts fussing again and I either nurse her in the living room and just hold her, sometimes I put her in the floor on her blanket (however she doesn’t appreciate that most days), or we lay down and I read or blog or watch tv (again… however during school I try to read schoolwork!). She wakes up 1-2 hours later and we play… and basically repeat everything we do allllllll day. Every other night around 8pm, sometimes earlier, we take a shower (if J is home, we all shower together and that way I am able to wash, he is able to wash and Boogie just enjoys the warm water). On off nights we hop in the tub and Boogieh gets all squeaky clean. After that we cuddle, nurse, and she’s ready to go down for the night. I can get more done in this time period because she sleeps till 12-2am depending on how well/long she napped during the day. I do laundry, help J with homework, cook dinner (typically on weekends when J is working because he is awesome and cooks the rest of the time usually), stuff diapers, etc until she wakes up. If J is off the next day we cuddle and talk and enjoy eachother’s company, and then I cuddle up next to him and Boogie and we sleep til the next morning.

Some people might think my life sounds boring, and yes, sometimes it is… but I adore spending the day with my Boogie, and I love being able to experience all the little moments with her! Eventually I hope that I can make time to workout, and if I can get her settled down enough in the mornings or evenings I’d like to go for walks… it’s just getting TOO hot to take long walks in the middle of the day like we used to do! Especially considering I wear her in a wrap to walk (I prefer to do that over using a stroller… SO much easier). Yea, I lay around a lot, that also means I don’t sleep as well at night… but the older she gets the longer I am able to leave her to sleep on her own, and eventually I plan on transitioning her to the pack n play or crib for naptimes during the day. She’ll probably (hopefully) transition once she’s eating food and not nursing as often… but who knows. I can’t predict how she will be, but whatever SHE decides is how it will be… at least for the time being 🙂 .

Tomorrow we are getting together with our families and Boogie’s godfamily (The Flint’s) to eat burgers, enjoy eachother’s company, but most importantly to dedicate our Boogie to the Lord. He has blessed us with this little girl, she lights up my life everyday and I can’t believe I lived life for 22 years without her! She has created new hopes and dreams in my heart and I look forward to seeing what other adventures and antics she brings to my life!

And as I posted before… she will be 5 months old on Saturday! FIVE MONTHS. Yikes! That means she’ll be crawling soon… sitting soon… eating soon… walking soon…. amazing. Who knows, 2-3 years from now I may be saying the same thing about Baby Massey #2! Life is incredible… it truely is.