Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ben is 5

"Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you"

5
Five. 
F..I..V..E

I....have a five year old. I feel like 5 is such a big number because it means he will be taking his first real steps into the School world this Fall. Well, technically summer, but I hate saying that school STARTS in summer. It's just so wrong. But school is a big deal!

Ben, you came into our lives as one of the biggest surprises we've ever experienced. With each year passing by, I can feel our relationship grow and grow. And I hope it never stops. As each year passes by, I get more and more excited about the new life you are going to experience. The new things you will learn. The new people you will meet. But at the same time, I want it to slow down. Sometimes I feel like it's going by so fast and you will be moving out of the house by tomorrow!

Ben you are incredibly sensitive. Whenever someone is hurt, you are the first one to go and comfort that person. You are very adventurous. You love to climb, jump, swim, and run over anything and everything. You are still obsessed with cars, and I don't see that slowing down lol. Your freckled nose and big blue eyes slay me everyday. Still can't decided who you look more like, Maikal or I, but I think time will tell. I would also like to apologize for all the changing hair cuts. I just can't make a decision. And I also suck at hair, sorry kid. You are a fantastic big brother and love to play with your little sister. Even though she beats you up sometimes..... (you guys terrible twos are real).

Thank you for being such a fantastic big boy for us. We LOVE YOU!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine' Day | Lovey Dovey Stuff

Oh hey! Im blogging two days in a row! Who am I?

So im just going to start this lovey dovey Valentines Day post off with some Love quotes that describe a little about us:

"I know I'm a handful, but that's why you got two hands"

"I'm pretty sure I didn't meet you for nothing"

"Marry the one who gives you the same feeling you get when you see food coming in a restaurant"

"She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person"


So as stated on my previous post, we don't go full out buying gifts or anything for VDay. But I do love the cuddles, the sweet words, the yummy dinners, personal notes, etc ;) All I asked for Vday this year were some cute bedroom photo's of us cuddling and being all cutesie haha. So thanks for being a good sport Maikal ;) Love your guts.

And of course I need to say a few heart warming things about my love. Get ready to vomit ;) 

Maikal has made me a better person in every way possible. If you know Maikal, you know he is loud, opinionated, and passionate. Before marrying him, I would consider myself one of the shyest people you would ever meet. Never would I have ever raised my hand to answer anything, give my opinion of anything in a discussion, confront anyone, share thoughts on whatever. Its always been something I've wanted to change about myself, but just didnt know how. He really has rubbed off on me and I feel like I have grown a new sense of self and confidence. Which is one of the best feelings in the world! We have grown together as a couple, but we have also grown separately as better human beings. 

Some of my favourite things about him:


1) His laugh. Man, when Maikal really gets going, his laugh is one of the best sounds in the world.
2) His love for God and Family.
3) The way he plays with our kids. Is it not the cutest thing seeing your spouse wrestle and chase your kid(s) around the house? I die.
4) His friends. Which have turned into my friends. Some of the BEST people you will ever meet. 
5) His work ethic. As you know Maikal started Dental School in Aug, and he studies hard to get the grades he needs, and he nails it! 
6) His love for the ocean. When we go on a trip, it's like his happy place is in the waves/water. He turns into a little kid again with no care in the world. Its basically the cutest.
7) His hair. K I know this is a weird one, but he has never grown out his hair before and never had a good man bun. Which I am obsessed with. He got through the awkward hair stage and it is amazing now. Long and black and smooth! Mmmmmmm.
8) Baby Respect. Before getting married, I knew he wanted 6 kids, and he knew I wanted 4. But I said I could maybe do 6, we will see how it goes. (I may or may not have just said that to get him to marry me lol.) Obviously it hasn't gone as planned so far lol. But he as NEVER pushed me to have more kids if I didn't want them or when to have them. He knows I will be carrying them and going through the birth and everything that comes after that. I think a man's respect level for his wife goes up 1000 notches when he see's that baby exit his wife lol. 

Obviously there are endless things I love about him, but I don't want to make you read a novel lol. Instead I will just leave you with these pictures. Happy Valentines Day everyone!!



Monday, February 13, 2017

How We Wore It | Day to Night

Valentines day is tomorrow! Personally, Im not much of a VDay celebrator. Maikal and I don't usually buy things for one another, we just spend time together, go on a date or whatever! So this outfit post is based around date night!
SO for How We Wore It series this month, we decided to try and do a "day to night' look. Basically, keeping the same main pieces, but styling small things differently such as hair, accessories, shoes, etc. And honestly, I could just as easily wear my day look on a date haha. But other than Sunday, I don't usually wear heels so it's a good excuse to get a little more fancy!

Now, when I try to dress up all fancy, I try to revolve my clothing around my Hair colour. Is that weird?? I just feel like it's my best feature so I like to make it pop! And colours that do that are Greens and Creams/Neutrals. Hence the Cream Detailed shirt. Picked this beauty up at Goodwill! Don't you love finding treasures at thrift stores!? Especially in your size! Is it not the worst when you find that dress, those jeans, that jacket, that is exactly what you want, but its the complete wrong size? The worst.



So here is my DAY look: 


And here is my NIGHT look:


DAY look:

Top:: ZARA , sold out, but also love THIS

Jeans:: Bluenotes, old, love THESE

Shoes:: Target, old, love THESE

NIGHT look:

Necklace:: Ardene

Shoes:: Bluenotes, old, but love THESE


Check out my fabulous blogger friend to see how she wore it!