today, after many months of feeling inadequate, tired, and less than worthy, i felt hope. the crisp, cool air filled me with joy and refueled my heart. i’m in a more positive mood, and anxious to get to fun projects that need to be done around here before the new baby arrives.. thank you, Jesus, for this beautiful day. i pray that many, many more days like this follow. let the monotony and heat of the summer be over. FALL, bring it on!!

my dearest babies,

yes, all three of you… i have something to say to each of you..

dear #1 (otherwise known as emma),
i love you soooooo much! you were my first baby.. the one i have made most mistakes with.. the one who taught me how to be a mommy.. the one that i hung out with for 3 whole years and 3 days… you are getting to be such a BIG girl! i remember feeding you and rocking you to sleep when you were a baby. those are memories i will always treasure.. i know we don’t hang out as much as we used to, just you and me, but always know that there is a special place for you in mommy’s heart. you are happy, beautiful, smart, kind, generous, and just wonderful in every way. momma loves you!

dear #2 (otherwise known as jack),
boy! you rock my world! you came into my life and taught me that i can’t sit still for more than 3 seconds flat.. you taught me that boys are wonderfully fun and brought me out of my seriousness (boringness.) i love you more than you will ever ever know. hearing you call me ‘mommy’ is the most beautiful sound for me right now. even in the middle of the night, when you should be sleeping, to hear you call for ‘mommy’ makes me feel warm inside and i rush to your side. yes, even when all you want is a little rub on your back and to know that i’m there. i love you. i love you. i love you.

dear #3 (tba)
i cannot wait to meet you! i am grateful to have you join our family! you will be the perfect addition! it will be tough being in a house with a somewhat bossy and busy big girl AND a silly playful little boy… but we will make it work, i promise! just so you know, your big sister really really really wants you to be a sister. she says she already has a brother, and would love a sister this time. she has been praying for God to “make you” a sister. we will see about that. love love love you!

love you all,

where to start…?

so much has happened… i don’t even know where to start. emma turned 4, jack turned 1, i have been sewing, the kids are growing like weeds, emma got health insurance (yeah!), lots of fun holidays like valentine’s day and easter… more fun than i deserve. my family is wonderful. i love my husband and my children dearly. we are looking forward to a fun summer with lots of swimming, lots of trips, and lots of fun!

i love the idea of my blog being a journal for our family, so i will make every effort to post more… once a week perhaps? ian says that your chances of following through with something decrease once you announce that you are making an effort… we’ll see how this goes.

This is how I describe myself.

I just entered a contest and had to describe myself. I decided to save it here since it made me stop and reflect. I’d love to read this many many years from now…

My name is Denisse and I am a wife and stay at home mommy to the two sweetest kids in the world! I am 29 years young… some of my titles include chef, housekeeper, dishwasher, clothes launderer, taxi, back scratcher, boo boo healer, bath giver, hairdresser, professional children’s book reader, tickler, professional at “pretending,” bedtime singer, and personal assistant to two somewhat demanding children.

When I have free time (which is not often enough) I like to nap, sip on java, read magazines, and decorate my home. I have recently developed an interest in sewing, so I’d like more time for that. đŸ˜‰

I love my life and wouldn’t change a thing about it. I feel that I am the most blessed woman in the world!