Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{ Fletcher 6 Months}


Sometimes...just sometimes an opportunity presents itself and you just have to say OK! So last month we were doing a cupcake photoshoot in Reegan's room {SERIOUSLY if you didn't already know this she get the BEST lighting in her room} and Jess offered to snap some pictures of Fetcher. Um YES PLEASE. So here is little man at six months...we took a break from the yellow/green stripes, put on some clothes, and DID IT UP! Don't worry seven months is coming soon and we are going back to the usual. ;)



Sorry if my Missoni zig zagish shower curtain hurts yours eyes...it's heaven to mine. ;)


Monday, September 24, 2012

{Lia Sophia - It's for a Good Cause}


Oh really?! Another candle, kitchenware, clothing, jewelry thing that us ladies are plagued with?! I'm just like the next person...Please do not solicit! should be hung from my neck. I do not have time for these things. EXCEPT I was hooked at my friend Jessica's party and on my own accord decided to pursue this venture. But why? Because I have extra time? Pfffffff! Because I love jewelry? Yes but no. Because I want to have parties with my girls? Sure but NO. So like most things in my life my every move + motivation + decision is center around 3 factors...Him, my husband and my kids. So the real reason I have decided to go after this is because I want to pay NICU bills off and consider this part of my Journey to 30. I feel like I'm being guided down this path. Why else would a person who so passionately avoids these types of things jump feet first in without much prompting?! Do I think I will fail....probably. But I know what is meant to be will be. And I have trust...undying trust...to the One that guides us through life. I already feel the love and support surrounding me on this venture from family and friends. I hope it will continue and I will be able to reach a personal goal mentioned above and see where this takes me. So when...not if...I come knocking on your door via email, text, postcards...simply *sigh* and tell yourself this solicitation is for a good cause...one that some of you like to read about here on the blog.  

So if you're thinking to buy something that sparkles let me know if you would like to direct it towards the little lights in my life. As always appreciative for any support...verbal + encouragement + orders + etc. etc.




{1.2.3.4...Tell Me That You Love Me More!}


LIKE I SAID {Twi ref}....no not prophase. LOL! NERD ALERT. Anyway it's Fletcher's fourth tooth! It came in! :) Last week...we will say September 21st. Hehe! I think a lot of us, Ryan and I included, can't believe how fast he is cutting these teeth.

 
We are definitely paying the price with some sleepless nights. But sleepless nights and all I love that little man more and more everyday. He even got some extra kisses {after one of his worst up all night stunts} as I pulled him out of the car for daycare this morning. So it truly is 1 {tooth}, 2 {teeth}, 3 {teeth}, 4 {teeth...Fletcher we love you more!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

{A Bean & A Gummi Bear Announcements}


Reegan Taylor's Birth Announcement - Nickname Bean

So I was cleaning out my email and guess what I came across?! Baybay announcements and people's comments. So what to do?! POST them on the blog. DUH! Hehe! I love my peeps! :)

From: megan@epicdiagnostics.com
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:29:04 +0000

Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
 
Aww so cute!!! A lil bean!!!! Have you come up with more names?Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


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From: zwain@swdmtg.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com; rharding@sigmacontracting.com
Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:59:05 -0700


Congrats guys!  You will be great parents.
 
Take lots of Folic Acid!
 
Zach Wain 
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 From: kaniekadpurvis@gmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com

Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:43:13 +0000

OMG!!! Congrats!!!
I am beyond excited for you!
And you are due 2 days after my birthday. 
 Man so exciting!
How are you feeling?
Any morning sickness?
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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From: ryanwharding@hotmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:54:15 -0700

HOOOOORAY!

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From: kikixxix@hotmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:55:06 -0700

this is so freaking cute!!! I love it!!!  

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From: zeckser@gmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com; ryanwharding@hotmail.com
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:57:09 -0700
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!

Congratulations!  That is great you guys!

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From: lfaz34@aol.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:57:49 -0500

I am so freakin happy for you both!!! Now we can be the stay at home moms together!!! :) yah!!! 

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From: pjbradymsu@hotmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com; rharding@sigmacontracting.com; kt587@aol.com
Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:59:51 +0000

Congrats Ryan & Rachel !!!!!  

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From: kt587@aol.com
To: pjbradymsu@hotmail.com; retaylor19@hotmail.com; rharding@sigmacontracting.com
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:06:14 +0000


Yay! I just got the chills! I'm so happy for you both! 
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From: Marco.Hermosillo@ladwp.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com

 Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:04:27 -0800


Congrats Rachel I am happy foryou!!!!!!!!!!  THE PARTYS OVER NOW!!!!!!! Just kidding its all about familyparty’s now!!!!!!!!
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From: lzeckser@comcast.net
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com; rharding@sigmacontracting.com
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:13:39 -0700


Again.... WE ARE SO THRILLED. Baby Bean will be so happy when visiting Colorado with ALL THE BABY TOYS we have :-)
 
Keep us posted with updates :-)
 
Much love!
Aunt Lan
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From: justin.kunzelmann@gmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
CC: rharding@sigmacontracting.com
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:44:01 -0700
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!

Congratulations!  You guys don't waste any time, huh? :-)
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 From: jessicajhammer@gmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:19:05 -0700
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!

cutest little bean i have ever seen!!! congrats!!! 

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 From: shaynes17@hotmail.com
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: We're Expecting!!!
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:51:55 -0700

Congratulations!  Let me know if you need help with names. ________________________________________________________

 From: christygoetz@cox.net
To: retaylor19@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: We're Expecting!!!

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:15:00 -0700


I am so excited for you guys, this will be a BEAUTIFUL child!!
 
 
Fletcher Wayne's Birth Announement - Nickname Gummi Bear
 
Just in case you're curious Reegan was 11 months old here.
 
Ashley Hanawalt  
Love it! 
July 21, 2011 at 7:36pm
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Landon Harding  
yay!!!
July 21, 2011 at 8:39pm 
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Alicia Larson  
Congrats!!! That is awesome! 
July 22, 2011 at 9:42am
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Kristina Prugh  
Congrats cuz! I'm so happy for you all! ♥ 
July 22, 2011 at 10:22am 
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Amanda West Killen  
Congratulations!!!
July 25, 2011 at 8:31pm
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Debbie Walsh Eubanks  
Congratulations Rachel!!! 
July 25, 2011 at 9:09pm
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Erica Christenson  
Congrats so exciting!!
July 26, 2011 at 8:39pm
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Amanda Renee Burk 
Congratulations :) 
July 27, 2011 at 8:31pm
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Amanda L. Dahl 
 Congrats Rachel!!!! :)
July 27, 2011 at 10:42pm
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Rachel Harding  
Thanks everyone! Now to pick names! ;) 
July 28, 2011 at 7:07am
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Kim Bontrager 
Congrats!!!!! You two make cute babies, so excited for you ;-) 
July 28, 2011 at 7:24am  
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Natasha O'Brien  
This is the cutest picture!!!  
August 1, 2011 at 12:08pm


{Reegan Singin'}



You are welcome for this version of You are my Sunshine! Hehe!


She is really being goofy and I. JUST. LOVE. IT! I'm one proud momma and not ashamed of it one bit. ;)



{The Most Important Stats, Comments, Views}


So in this digital world we live in how can we go a day without being connected?! Hey I'm likely the worst offender of all. I have it ALL from a family blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, to a graphic design version of all listed and much, much more. So as I'm sitting here I am reflecting on what is most important to me. Sure the stats, comments, views, etc. of my blog mean a lot {more than any of you realize...like awh you really do care?!}. I look back at the beginning of this blog and I see that some posts have LITERALLY ZERO views. I see that the posts with the most views are when my children were in the hospital or when my messy house is shown for all to see...which is pretty disappointing. But really I think it is our nature to take interest in those particular types of posts. Well you know what I realized?! None of any of that truly matters, the numbers, the comments...none of it. I know ultimately I don't care about it because if it REALLY MEANT something to me I would have stopped this blog some time ago. You want to know why I continue to posting...I'll give you two guesses. ;) The most important stats are these ones:


Fletcher six month check = weight 19.13 lbs (I definitely tell everyone he is 20 lbs...he feels like it), height 28.5 inches and head circumference 45 centimeters 


Reegan two year check = weight 27.8 lbs height 36 inches and head circumference 50 centimeters

The stats of these two healthy, happy babies mean more to me than any other stats ever could.

The comments that are the most important to me come from these two + daddy. I wove brother. It's waining mommy?! Windows up? Bye bye shushy bye. I don't wick it. I go bye bye. I want a tweat. I love butter. I hold him! Shoes on. I go to the park? I love God. AND SO SO SO MANY MORE!



And views like these are ones that I live for! LOL! 


I am completely in awe of the amazing, beautiful things that God has created but the two most beautiful things my eyes see are these two. Who knew the beauty that could come in such small packages. I'm truly blessed. The gratitude I have to Him will never be questioned because He has given me more than I could ever give back to Him. I will forever be grateful to Him and it has nothing to do with readers {stats, comments, views and clicks} but everything to do with what is read about here...my family...my everything.

I was recently watching a documentary that followed the life of a baby leopard and I was practically brought to tears over the narrative below:

He has the ability to make his mother take care of him. For like all young his soft feel and smell, cute eyes...inspire to make him irresistible to his mother. He's quite simply hardwired to be adorable. To make him the center of her life...

And isn't that the truth?!...no doubt about it these two are the center of my life....well a big part of it at least...a certain Mr. ranks pretty high up there too. ;)



  

Friday, September 14, 2012

{Third Times a Charm}



I'm talking about Fletcher's teeth here people! Don't get any ideas. LOL! My lil' man sprouted his third tooth yesterday. And I'll be blogging about his fourth soon because at his 6 month check today they said the fourth is almost out now. I think our lil' BIG TON just loves to eat i.e. is growing teeth like crazy. That's practically four teeth in less then two months!!!! LOL!


And I'm TOTALLY gonna be "THAT MOM" here but seriously he just looks so sweet in this picture. I'm so hooked...hook line and sinker for my lil' stinker! Funny how in one picture he looks so calm and still and the next is laughing with a huge grin...these were taken only moments apart.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

{Eachother's Biggest Fan}


I love to see how my two kidlets interact at this point in their lives. Reegan and Fletcher just LOVE to be around each other + get each other giggling like no other. What a sight it is to see. I ran across this AWESOME picture from our recent photo session and just had to share. 


photo credit: Ashley Hanawalt Photography


Currently Reegan can make Fletcher laugh by just being around him...seriously she doesn't even have to be doing anything to get a chuckle out of him. It's amazing how she has such an effect on him. I wonder if he could speak what he would say to her. I'm not worried though because I already staked claim on his first word! ;) Second will likely be sister or Reegan I think. Sorry daddy. LOL!

Reegan is at the age where it's hard to get her to do anything on our first request. One thing that she is ALWAYS more than happy to do is to kiss brother + hug brother + make brother laugh + go play with brother....everything else is questionable on whether she will actually listen or not. LOL! 

I'm so thankful to Him that he has given me two little miracles that love each other to pieces.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

{Our Little Artist}


Last night we were desperately seeking Susan HAHA ways to keep little lady busy. LIGHT BULB...DING! Painting. We have an awesome kids art kit for her and decided to bust it open. And so a mini artist was born. :)


She certainly had a fun time. And kept saying "I paint" over and over again. Here are her supplies and her masterpiece.



Aftewards we had a fun snack. Some leftovers from her party. Ice cube gummi worms. Just pour purified water in an iced tray and a couple worms per cube {put worm in FIRST}. They were VERY tasty. 


Not sure what is up with her new sour face....LOL! But I call it her Sour Patch Kids look...first sour and then sweet. 




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

{Love + Laughter}



A good laugh is sunshine in a house. - Thackeray



Seriously I think Fletcher is hands down Reegan's biggest fan + friend. He is constantly giggling + smiling at her...whether she is performing for him or not. This special moment is just us hanging out together and being silly. Seriously though this girl must have been on a sugar high with how goofy she was being. Haha!


I never want to forget these moments! 


{Scarlett Comes to Arizona}


I've DEF been M.I.A. lately because my twin + best friend and my niece + OD {other daughter} are in town and I've been enjoying every moment with them. I had to take some time out of our crazy weekend with three babies under age two in the house and post up a couple pictures from today's shoot with my family. Her sweetness was totally captured here! More aborbz Scarlett to come soon! 

photography credit: Ashley Hanawalt Photography

I love them soooo much!

photography credit: Ashley Hanawalt Photography

What do you think of the headband I had  crafted for Scarlett...gold glitter flowers?! I mean where is mine?! Haha!


 
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