Holiness in Motherhood

I have this craving and desire to be the worlds greatest mom. I don't care if anyone else thinks I'm the greatest as long as my kids do. I want my kids to know that they are the most loved human beings on the face on the planet. I want to teach them to be responsible, respectful, reliable and most of all just sweet :) I want to take time to play and love on them. Its really easy and so much fun right now since I only have my little man. I worry that as I have more kids I will lose sight of all of those things and get caught up in the rush of everyday "stuff". There is a blog I read that I love. The mom, Shawnie, writes about her cute family and shares things about motherhood that are so uplifting. I'm not good with words but she says everything I feel about being a mother in such a beautiful way. She makes me excited to have more kids and gives me hope that things wont always be perfect but they can always be great. I especially love her post today about "Holiness in Mother".


Giveaway by the one and only....

Wanna know the best feeling ever? Having all of your laundry washed, folded and put away. But then that feeling is dashed when you realize the clothes you, your child, and husband are wearing are dirty and so there will once again be a pile in the corner of the closet by the end of the night.

Wanna know what else sucks? Starting an etsy shop. I'm so bad at making my descriptions for my items. I'm like, just look at it and buy it if you like it. Is it that hard? Ive started an etsy about 18 times and when it gets to the part where I have to use descriptive describing words for what I'm selling, I quit. But I cant quit this time because I promised myself I wouldn't.

So I'm starting a shop. Its literally taken me 3 weeks to get it up and ready with a whole 5 items in it.. {i will add more tomorrow!} There's really really cute onesies and eventually Ill do matching headbands. And I'm doing a giveway. And since I only have 2 regular readers that I'm aware of {my mil and my mom} scratch that.. since I only have 1 regular reader {my mil}, you will probably win. And since I'm so original this is what you have to do:

♥ Post about my giveaway and new shop on your blog to get.. guess how many entries? 1
♥ Post about my giveaway and new shop on your facebook and you get 1 more entry.
♥ Then, just for being cute, you get 1 more.
Do separate comments to let me know you did them!

I will be giving away 2 onesies! So if you do this you have a big chance or winning both of them. {remember I only have 1 reader. sad for me. good for you.}

The winners will get to choose any item in the shop or a custom onesie {under 25$}

I will have my giveaway open until a week from today! {monday august 23rd}




Yesterday my sweet boy turned ONE! It was such a fun day. I love my boy so much and have been so blessed to have him. He makes me so happy everyday and I can't imagine my life without him. I love being a mom and Im so grateful that Heavenly Father has entrusted me with an amazing little boy. He is learning new things everyday which is so much fun to watch. I could go on and on and on but I will not.. :)

Here are some pictures of him on his day. We are the kind of lame parents that wont give our children parties until they know what is going on. I did put up streamers and blew up balloons for him and I even made him a cute cake! We went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. He ate an entire roll by himself, some of my chicken and my entire bowl of applesauce. He is finally loving real food but he still loves his bottle!
I don't think he could be any cuter!He loved his cake! It was so fun seeing him pick up the entire piece and shove it in his mouth!

Happy Birthday Mr. Nash!

Mom ♥s you!



This past weekend we were able to take a little trip to Outer Banks, NC. It was so beautiful and so much fun. We {Austin, Ashtyn, Dax, Trent, me and Nash} started the trip on Friday night after Austin and Trent got off work. We packed up Austins truck and headed out. We drove about 5 hours and stayed in an awesome {by awesome I mean scary} hotel. Nash wouldn't sleep so I had to drive him around this creepy little town until 5:30am to get him to fall asleep. We got up that morning and continued our drive to Outer Banks. We got there around noon, ate lunch and played on the beach. Nash liked playing in the sand for a little while but wasn't too crazy about the water.
{I love his sand goatee in these pictures}That night we went to a local seafood buffet! It was awesome! Me and Ashtyn had been saying that we wanted to eat at a seafood place like the one they eat at in Dear John and we got pretty close! It was so good and the best crab I have ever had! I was in heaven. The waiters also brought out ice cream and sang to Trent for his birthday!

{the picture is dark but he is wearing a birthday hat... and Nash wanted that ice cream real bad!}

Nash wanted to catch up on some reading after dinner..

Funny faces in the mirror {check out Trent's sunburn-that's what happens when you use SPF 4 Tanning Oil}On Sunday, all the boys went jet-skiing in the ocean. Here they are with the instructor that had a great tan and not an ounce of fat on her body. Blegh. I like that they are all looking down except for Austin. hahaWe also had more time to play in the water. Nash was actually starting to like it!We left for home around 5 and stopped and got some barbecue for Trent's birthday. It was so much fun! Next time I am going to try to get pictures of me and Nash and of us and the Clarks.

Some of my favorite moments of the trip: our funny conversations on the drive about old times and the ring of fire, Colby Callait on repeat, trying to find a DQ and Austin refusing to make U-Turns, the bumpy bridge on the way home, going in the underwater tunnel, taking a nap with Nash in the cold hotel room after a hot day at the beach, eating 10+ pounds of crab, seagulls attacking Ash and Dax, me and Trent being so excited to sleep on separate beds {sad, but true. we like our space} Trent playing with Nash in the mirror, Nashs sand goatee, Nash and Dax not fighting {too much}, Austin singing "this is sewious, we need to help her, this is sewious!" and our numerous stops to try to find fudge and hats.