Merry Christmas

As I sit here on this Christmas night bouncing my baby to sleep with my toddler tucked away safe in bed while I listen to the sound of my husband chopping firewood I feel so grateful.  This year Christmas was so full of babies and memories.  Every year at the end of Christmas Day I like to wonder what the next year will hold.  Last year I had no idea I would have the privaledge of having a son.  Next year I wonder if there will be more babies, or maybe some perhaps on the way.  I wonder if I will still have all of the special people I have in my life near me.  I wonder where we will be living and I wonder what the next year will bring.  This year was so full and so happy and I just want to sit here perfectly content and full of grattitude.  I have all of these things because my savior Jesus Christ was born and atoned for me.  

Merry Christmas.


off the charts

I can't even believe that is my two month old sitting in that chair.  He is enormous. Like not even on the growth charts enormous.  Yesterday at his two month appointment he weighed 16 pounds 9.5 ounces and he is 24.25 inches long.  I guess that's what you get when you have a 6 foot 3 husband.

Let me put it this way....earlier this week I had to pack up all of the newborn and 3 month clothing.  He now wears 6 month clothes.  There are so many cute things I had for him that he never even got to wear.  

He is smiling so much and is so interactive.  He loves when Evie gets right in his face and starts making noises and faces at him. 

Evie is obsessed with taking his socks off.  I keep having to put on new pairs during the day and then I come across little piles of socks where she throws them.  It's so weird.

He started sleeping through the night last week.  This is a total fluke and not because of anything I did. Evie didn't sleep through the night til well after she was a year old.  There are still a couple of nights he will wake up once but I am loving our schedule.

He has made life so much richer and more fun.  We adore him and there are moments I think I may squeeze him too hard because he's just so cute!


felt ball nursery mobile

Ooooo today I was crafty and it felt so good! It has been quite some time since I had a moment to myself.  My sweet mother took Evaleigh with her to her doctors appointment this morning.  Since Avett has been sleeping in til 10 like a teenager I ran outside and picked out the perfect branch for a project I've been itching to do.  I used fabric and felt balls I already had and made Avett a mobile for his nursery.  I don't know what it is about making something that does good to my soul.  I had fun.  Seeing Avett look up at it after I finished and smile for about 3 minutes made it even better. 


good one

I cry a lot these days.  They are mostly all happy tears.  I can't imagine the day when I won't have babies in my arms and loads of tiny socks and burp clothes to wash.  I don't want those days to ever come.  All I want to do is be a good mother to my babies (with maybe a nap every once in a while.) There are so many moments when I pause to stop what I am doing because I am just so overwhelmed with how wonderfully full and busy and happy our life is right now.  I don't know how I am so fortunate to have two beautiful babies and a caring husband.  It is certainly not because of anything I did right.  I know I've made plenty of mistakes and all I can imagine is that it's because my Heavenly Father loves me so much.  

This life is a good one.


one day i'll be a year

Yesterday Evaleigh and I passed part of the rainy day away by watching all of her monthly videos.  It made me so happy to see how much she enjoyed them.  She sat there through all 12 monthly videos laughed at them and announced every person who popped up on to the screen that she knew.

I knew I had to do the same for Avett.  So here it is.  The wonderful beginning to Avett Murphy's life.  I wish I had more videos of Avett with his Grammy who was with us for 3 weeks after he was born.  She was an absolute life saver and I couldn't imagine doing those 3 weeks without her.  We love you so much Grammy!

Looking back at these videos I already can't believe how much he has changed (and grown!) 

Avett, you are enormous.  And adorable.  And so very happy.

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