Thursday, March 15, 2012

Praha, Part 2

Another amazing trip for the books. We enjoyed every minute of our weekend in Prague! Londyn and Trip were such good babies. Londyn enjoyed the hotel and Trip just hung out with me and nursed every three hours! This is a view of the Prague Palace and the St. Vitus Cathedral!

Praha, Part 1

Back in January we went to Prague (Praha).. it was absolutely beautiful and quickly became one of my favorite cities. It made me much more interested in the cities history. I once read a book about a woman who grew up in the Czech Republic so I knew a bit about how hard the life was for the people. This city is intimidating, breath taking and has a lot to offer... including some sneaky/shady police. 
 Early morning view from our balcony.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bathing Beauty, Part 2

Alright here's the other bath that we got some great pictures of her. There's something about the water and her clear pretty skin (wish I had that), her big blue eyes and of course her precious little smile that I love during bath time. Sam gave her this bath, and when I went in to check on them he was in there with her. They had so much fun. Sam in his trunks and Londyn getting teased and sprayed by Daddy the whole time. Sam said pictures of him were off limits, but I still snuck a few.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Little Trip @ 6 weeks

This little guy has grown sooo much since these pics that it almost seems weird to post them... but oh well! He is about 6 weeks in these. I think right around this time is when he started smiling on cue when we would talk to him and smile at him. My favorite is when you can absolutely tell it is not a reflex smile. So fun! He is still pretty tiny in these pics. At his 2 month appointment which was actually about a week late he was 12 lbs. 12 oz and 24 inches. He was in about the 71st percentile for height and 59th for weight. If I am remembering right. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Going Private... Again.

I have had the following post in my drafts for  few weeks now. Like I said, I hate to go private for the ease of viewing for people like Grandparents and Parents. But, yesterday it was the last straw. A friend of mine had her blog hacked and now I am for sure going private. I feel like it is my responsibility to keep my family safe and if that means from weirdo hackers and stalkers... so be it. (Sam thinks I am a little crazy... he said.. "What have you been reading?") So, enjoy the public blog for a few short days.

My Old (wasn't-sure-if-i-was-going-to-post) Post.

I know I have been quite up and down about the "private blog" thing. But, I have decided to (again) make this blog private. For those of you that had invites and permission to read the blog when it was previously private, your invites will still be good. If you need an invite, please let me know.

As many of you know, we are getting ready to send off our "soldier." Sam will be heading out for quite a while. It has been weighing on our minds and we are doing lots of things to get ready for the (wayyy too long) separation. The next few months will be fun and sad and hard and quite a new experience for us. In order to keep our lives a bit more private and to look out for Sam's safety as well as our own, I am trying to make a few changes to the blog and to my facebook page as well.

My biggest problem with going private in the past is the people this blog is really for (parents, grandparents, family and close friends) sometimes don't have gmail accounts and so it seems to be harder for them to access it. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your understanding! xo
-your flippy, floppy blogging friend

Tulle, Roses and Ballet Slippers

I took these pictures about a month ago now. I love them! She is getting harder and harder to take pictures of. She never wants to look and never wants to give me her real, genuine smiles. She just wants to play! But, I love these because I feel like I was able to get some other fun sides of her.. some more of her personality…

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A German Christmas

It was absolutely amazing to spend Christmas... in Germany.. in our cozy little cabin house with my 3 darlings.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, only 40 days late

My dear, sweet, amazing husband had a birthday on December 24th. It was a great day. It always is... Celebrating Sam's life and the birth of our Savior in one day! 

I have had a hold up on the blogging. Turns out I had reached my max capacity for pictures. So, I had a dilemma. I purchased some additional storage. I figure it is good back up, because if we ever lose everything... at least I will have some our favorite pics backed up through google. And, well, if google goes, were probably all going.

Back to the birthday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bathing Beauty, Part 1

I know this might sound dramatic, but the day I took these pictures and this bath session with Londyn will easily be one of my best memories forever and ever. This bath time was on December 6th. Trip was about two weeks old, Sam was in Italy and my Mom was in town helping. The first month with two children was an adjustment. I wanted to give more of my time to Londyn then I could. Trip was the priority since I am the one nursing him. Everyone else got to take care of Londyn. It seemed like I didn't get to get her out of bed/naps very often or even feed her her meals. In fact, most the time I felt like I didn't even know when or what she last ate. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

My boys

I know I am still totally behind on all our blog posts. But, I will slowly dig myself out of my blogging hole. I have so many posts I want to do... like Christmas and our recent trip to Prague, but first things first. 
Here are a few pictures I took of Sam and Trip. I love these because they captured exactly what I wanted them to capture. Trip is one week old in these pictures and I think these pictures will help us remember how tiny he was. We don't have pictures like this of Londyn, so I wanted to be sure we didn't miss them with him.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year... Oh My!

Can we say I am behind?! 
Excuses: I have a newborn. I am now a mother of two. It's been the Holidays. I live in Germany, which basically means I am an alien. I am tired? I don't sleep so much anymore. I have had company for nearly 2 months straight. Sam has been gone for nearly 20 days in the last month and a half. Well... I think that is all for now.