Hi, friends. It's been awhile, hasn't it?
I promise we've been busy, and not in the -- "oh, I do so many things." way, but in the "seven straight months of the newborn blur will do something to your typical schedule" way. But, I feel like we're starting to come up for air. It never feels easy, but it does feel like our normal now. Maybe I can catch you up a little bit and also tell you what I hope for this place to grow to be?
Pacey was born in October, just three months and three weeks after Titus. She was honestly not the easiest newborn but she has grown to be the most delightful baby girl. She's obsessed with her big brothers and prefers high-pitched shrieks of joy to regular baby coos. She will be six months old in just ten days, and I'm not sure how that happened. I hope to post her much belated birth story here in the next few days because I so enjoy knowing that glimpse at the beginning of her life is forever documented out in this world. Titus is nine months old -- officially with us longer than his sweet birth mom carried him. I think about her often and hope she knows how grateful we are for her. She is easily the bravest person I have ever met. I like to say that Titus truly "feels all the feelings." There is no middle ground with him -- he is pure joy or purely devastated. His smile can light up a room but a sly little grin always comes before the full thing. He says Dada like no one's business and so badly wants to walk. I can hardly believe that we are just a few months away from his first birthday. Gunner is three years old. I can say with certainty that he is the best big brother I've ever seen. He loves "his babies" without abandon and helps us care for them from sun up to sun down. At least one baby usually rises in the morning before Gunner does, and when he stumbles out into the living room he heads straight for them to kiss and cuddle. He loves bugs and dinosaurs, and sings everything as if we live in a musical. He is so fun to be around, such a little person now. Our little family has some exciting things in the works and I can't wait to share. We jokingly agreed to have a "calm" 2015 but that never works out does it?
I've missed writing, but I don't know how regular this space will be. I'm passionate about having my things and my outlets, but I think I'm even more passionate about not missing any moment with my babies for something like a blog or an Instagram post. I can tell you this: When I write, I want to say something. I don't want to waste space and breath saying things that don't matter. I'll, of course, still share the little -- things we love, place we've been -- but I'm praying I'm brave enough to say more.
Would you stick around and join me in that?
While you're here -- take a peek around the new site. It was a labor of love for me and I'd love for you to give it a look. I've answered some FAQ about our life and about our adoption, and will continue to add more. So excited to be back here!