Friday, May 25, 2007

One fun day, I'll never forget.

Oh what a fun day yesterday was...tiring but fun. From 9am to almost 9pm we walked around Berry College taking pictures. Sounds cheesy I know, but Tate had a blast with his two cousin and I could not get enough of my sweet sister-in-law. We grabbed some really great pictures and made alot of unforgettable memories! Here are a few.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The sweet life inside me...

Today Tate and I watched as Lyla sucked her little thumb from inside the womb. It was truly the cutest thing ever!!! She now weighs 5lb. 7oz. She is breathing good, which is wonderful...I am so thankful to have such a healthy baby growing in there! I can't wait to get her out, but gosh it is amazing what my body has done & is still doing....I'm so proud to me a Mom and feel so blessed!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Happy Mother's Day for me....

What a Happy Mother's Day this was....I'm so proud to be a mom! Just wanted to share a super sweet picture that I will forever treasure!

Friday, May 11, 2007

I am almost done.....

4 months,

5 months,

6 months, 7 months,

8 1/2 months.

My pregnancy is almost over, and boy am I ready!!! I have really enjoyed Tate's pregnancy & Lyla's just the same...but every woman comes to a point when she is done~and I am DONE! There is a spot that every woman holds in her heart for her children. My spot has been filled...I have the sweetest little boy on earth (who loves his Momma more than life itself) and I am already in love with my little girl who is growing inside me. Although I have not met Lyla yet, I have a strong bond formed with her....think about it, she is part of me right now....she goes everywhere I go, she feeds off of me, if my heart stops beating so does hers--we are one. How could I not be deeply in love with her. This is called Motherhood~ it is something you have to experience to understand. You will never understand how much your Mother loves you, until you love your own child. A Mother's love is strongest love out there....and I am so blessed to have felt it in my life.

I have been told numerous times not to have my tubes tied....that I am too young and may want more babies later in my life. I believe that I am complete with a family of four. Sure, once Tate and Lyla are in school I will have alot of time on my hands and won't hear the sound of little pitter patter running through my house, but what I will have is two beautiful children who will be entering a new stage in their lives.....I will be blessed to be there in that stage and will be thankful for all that I have. So yes, I am certain that this is it. I have enjoyed pregnancy and am thankful for everyone who has made it special for me...Only one month left til I am able to feel that feeling of overwhelming emotions as I hold my sweet girl for the first time. Everyone do me a favor and make this Mother's Day really special for your Mom, cause she probably deserves it! Happy Mother's Day to all you Mommas out there.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Summer Time on White Pine Way

Chances are, if you ride down White Pine Way during the summer-time you will see two little boys playing in the water! To me this is what summer is about... laughter, friends/neighbors, the hot sun, and memories!

Soak it up boys! Summer is one of my most missed things from childhood, it passes fast so we live every summer day to it's fullest! Tate & Ben third summer of fun!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Graphic Photos....Viewer discretion advised!

Note to everyone viewing this....CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR SAFEY GEAR WHILE RIDING THEIR BIKES! It can happen to anyone, please keep your kiddos safe!

When you are a mother to a little boy you never know what to expect. Like today for example, I was out taking pictures of a family when I got a call from Rob...Tate was on his way to the ER, he had taken an awful fall while riding his bike & his head was cut open. AHHHHH!!! I wasn't there to hold my little boy when he needed me~would he be ok with out his Momma? Those were the first thoughts that raced through my mind. And the answer....Daddy can kiss a boo-boo just like Momma. He was holding him tight when I arrived, but it was really sweet to know that my voice can calm him in a way no medicine can. When he was upset all I had to do was sing in his ear...after singing 'you are my sun-shine' a dozen times he was doing good. The Doctor came in a gave him 4 stapples in the back of his head. Once that was over all he could think of was the train we promised him and the M&M's in the vending machine. Once we arrived home all he spoke of was riding his bike again....Dad retrieved the bikes from the yard and he rode it slowly to park it, that was the LAST ride without a helmet... New rule in the Engle household....NO Helment, No Bike! So it was a painful lesson we will not forget. I'm just so glad my little man is ok. These pictures were taken once we arrived home.