Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Feels Like Home"

I used to listen to this song all the time when Chris and I were dating. I felt every word to be true then, but it's never felt more meaningful than it has now.
I truly know now that home is where my husband is. Being apart from him for 5 months now has been hard. I can't wait to look into his eyes and get lost in his arms again. This time apart has made me appreciate that what we have together is the most important thing and it's made me realize how madly in love I am with this incredible man.
This life isn't an easy one to live, but I know we're working towards something bigger. He brings so much light into my life. I never thought I could love anyone so much and it's amazing how my love for him continues to grow.
(just substitute Noah and Allie for me and Chris! haha) 
"Feels Like Home"

Somethin' in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself
Makes me wanna lose myself, in your arms
There's somethin' in your voice, makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts, the rest of my life

If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how long I've been so alone
And if you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

A window breaks, down a long, dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm alright, 'cause I have you here with me
And I can almost see, through the dark there is light

Well, if you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
And if you knew how happy you are making me
I never thought that I'd love anyone so much

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way the back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the name game

Lincoln, Ella, &              
names we kind of sort of like:
(in no particular order)
= Emma's choice
= Chris' choice
two dots = we both kind of like it // first color likes it more

Mila (mee-lah)
Aurora .
Leila (lay-lah)
Naia (ny-uh)
there are names on that list I don't like but Chris does and names only I like... but we're just not in love with any of them... yet.
I know sometimes it has to grow on you. Like when Chris brought up the name Lincoln when I was first pregnant, I laughed and said no way! and when I mentioned the name Ella, he didn't like it at first either, and now those names fit our kids perfectly and we love them! so it's a matter of finding something that fits our family and imagining our cute little girl with that name.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

a little video of the kids from my cousin's wedding last night.

Friday, April 19, 2013

it's a...

G I R L!
we were shocked to hear we were having another girl! both Chris and I really thought it was a boy this time. we had a name picked out and everything. I even started saving some of the clothes Linc grew out of and I completely gave away all of Ella's clothes!
I think I was about 19 weeks when I went in for the anatomy scan. Andi, my sister came along with me. I wanted to record the ultra sound or at least Skype with Chris during the procedure because he hasn't seen the baby move or even my growing belly. The technician didn't allow it though because of some law. (lame.) so I just had Chris on the phone so we'd hear the verdict together.
 right as the tech was going to tell us what it was, I said I wanted to see for myself and guess. she turned the screen and as I have Chris on the phone, I said, "oh my gosh...oh my gosh... it's a girl!" Chris was silent. I told him to say something and he finally said something along the lines of, "well, that sucks." we really were both just in shock. and we were bummed we couldn't use our boy name we had grown to love.
It took me a few days to readjust my thoughts and reimagine my future, but I am more than happy to be having another girl. I think Chris has recovered too...
Now the name game... we have such a difficult time finding girl names we like. Even with Ella we couldn't find a name until about 3 days after she was born. We like short, sweet, and girly names so if you have any ideas please share!! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

LA zoo

Ella led the way for us
this silly girl!
Lincoln saw this group of kids lining up on the wall and he ran up to join them
Ella was so scared on the marry-go-round..
...so she jumped onto my lap
long, hot day at the zoo calls for a yummy treat!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

say 'cheese'

today Lincoln and Ella had their first dentist appt. I wasn't planning on doing a blog post on their visit but I am just so proud of how cooperative they were and how stinkin' cute they looked that I just have to post these pictures!
first up was Lincoln! He was so attentive as the nurse was explaining how we were going to take pictures (x-rays) of his teeth.
next was Ella, and after seeing big brother go, she was eager for her turn.
and they got to pic out a new tooth bush
I think playing doctor/dentist with them every night really paid off... I'm one happy mama right now!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

a day at the cove

sand crabs, sea urchins, climbing rocks, tide pools, chasing seagulls, eating sand...lots of adventures at crystal cove
...and of course the shake shack
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