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The Story of My Family: From 1 to 5
With the New Year here it always a great time to reflect. I was thinking about how my family has gone from 1 to 5 in a short amount of time (7 if you count our furry babies) and what an amazing journey it has been. I have wanted to be a mama for as long as I can remember and becoming a mom has truly given me purpose and happiness that I never knew was possible. These are the people that make me tick! It’s nice to meet you!
from 1 to 5
At 22 years old, I met my husband. The man of my dreams and my best friend. We see life the same way.
We got married on June 16 and it was magical!
Our journey begins! Can you see the happiness in my smile? True Bliss.
As newlyweds we added another pup to the family! Chris had Macy while we were dating so once we tied the knot, we added little Ellie!
A Little Artsy
We opened up our art studio for kids, A Little Artsy!
We found out that we were expecting our first child! The one who would make us parents. I was glowing. We found out it was a little boy and we were thrilled! Already so many dreams for this little one.
On March 22 we had our little Aiden. He came at 36 weeks and had a short NICU stay. My heart experienced for the first time what being a mom felt like. It’s something that can’t be described. It’s beautiful.
At first we took him with us to the studio daily. It was lovely having my little heartbeat by my side daily. Then after a few months I decided to work from home and let teachers take over my position at our studio!
We had our first Christmas as parents! (Don’t worry he isn’t really hanging there — thank you Photoshop!)
a big brother
Aiden was going to be a big brother! We were thrilled! They would be 18 months apart and the daydreams began!
We took our first and last road trip as a family of three! We drove from Texas to Florida and Aiden did fabulous.
it's a girl!
We found out we were having a sweet baby girl and decided to name her Ainsleigh Kate!
A few weeks before Ainsleigh’s arrival my dearest friends and family gave me a baby shower!
she is coming
The day before I went into labor, my husband took this picture!
a family of 4
Our sweet girl arrived and we became a family of four! She was such a sweet bundle! A true treasure to be celebrated.
Ainsleigh also came at 36 weeks and was also in the NICU for a short time before she came home.
Ainsleigh's first Christmas
We celebrated Ainsleigh’s first Christmas! It was double the fun with two of them around now!!
Our sweet Aiden was a “fish” for the summer! We lived at the pool and in the local fountains! Texas is HOT in the summer and so staying cool in the water is a must!
playtime at the park
Ainsleigh was growing so much and absolutely fell in love with walking down to the park to play and feed the ducks!
It was so fun to see the difference in Aiden and Ainsleigh. The difference in little boys and little girls. We love to embrace their differences!
I turned 28 and had a year ahead filled with love!!!
My little guy started to grow and change so much! He was changing from a baby to a big boy before my very eyes!
We went as a family to California for two months (for my husband’s work) and I found out that I was expecting another little one!! We were thrilled!
Another girl! Sisters! We couldn’t have been more excited!
ready to juggle 3
As Aiden and Ainsleigh got older, I felt more and more confident that I could juggle three little ones!
Sweet Ainsleigh also started to transform before my eyes! A little baby to such a big girl. It’s truly beautiful to watch your little ones grow and change.
Our sweet Apple was born. Three kids, three and under. Constant fun and love!
And here we are today! A family of five (or seven)! Happy as can be!