Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Well thanks to my inlaws we now have a new laptop and I can blog quickly!! So thank you, thank you! Lots has been happening in the Nash house and I will slowly start to catch up. Baby girl is 6 months old today and the boys will be 4 in four days, where is the time gone! And I have gone back to work! But more on that later, here is our xmas in rewind. I love Christmas, I think Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the whole year. This year did not disappoint.
Just before we left for Christmas Eve service

Sprinkling oats for the reindeers in the front yard

My favorite little elf!

Big boy bikes!

Spoiled, and this was before Grammy and Grandaddy's house!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hi All,

I cannot believe its been over a month since I last blogged. I remember the blog being such a good outlet for me when the boys were little. But time is eaten up with three kids, nursing, laundry, dinner, soccer etc. And we desperately need a new laptop. Our laptop runs so slow that when I am in the mood to blog, I dont, because it takes 10 minutes just to start the dang thing!!! BUT we are all doing great! Many posts to come when there is free time! Henslee is a little flower, just growing and growing. She is perfection in these mommy eyes!! I hope this holds you over until next time...already time to feed her!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dear Henslee,

My sweet baby girl, you are three months old this week. You have been without question the most perfect addition to our family. You are the best baby, only crying when you are hungry. You sleep from your 8:30 feeding to anywhere between 4 and 6 am. And mommy could just kiss your face off for doing it!! You smile all the time and crinkle your nose when you smile big, just like your brothers. You have become very chatty with your noises and daddy gets you to talk the best. You love Kellen, always smiling big for him when he sits beside you and says 'baby girl'! You are a perfect little eater and mommy has loved every second of nursing you. You are still rotten for your mommy, immediately calming down when you see or hear me. Which just makes me feel so special. Sweetness just comes from every ounce of you and I am beginning to see the little person you will become. I can't wait to see how you change and develop over the next 9 months. As of now, you still look just like your eyes and all. And one day you may be a daddy's girl...but for now my sweetness, you are all mine. I knew even after your brothers were born that our family was not complete. My heart knew a little girl would be in this family. I didn't know how or when, but I knew it would be. And then God showed us the plan, no IVF, no fertility drugs, no doctors, just a miracle...and HE gave us a perfect little girl. I can't wait to do all the things mommys and their girls are meant to do with another, shop, manis and pedis, girl talk and so much more! You make me the happiest mommy in the world and I fall in love with you more everyday. I love you, Rotten. Mommy

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Every year on 9.11 I take pause to remember where I was, what I was doing, the phone calls I made, the tears I cried.  Those moments feel so long ago but pieces feel like yesterday.  I was starting a graduate program I wouldn't finish, I was at orientation for a job at a local gym, I cried with my best friend and an ex boyfriend came back in the picture.  All of those things are a faded memory, except the best friend is the same :-).  Instead I have a husband I met years later, an MBA instead of a MPA and three amazing, beautiful children.  The world kept moving but I try to take pause and pray for the families that still grieve, the children that lost their parents, and the men and women in uniform that fight for our country every day.

My boys ran around and played with U.S. flags today, and I saw hope in their sweet, innocent faces.  Hope that tomorrow can be better and this awful tragedy will HOPEfully never happen again.  

On this 9.11 my sweet cheeks turns 11 weeks

Friday, August 31, 2012

Two Boys and Their Girl

It is official, Paxton and Kellen are in love with Henslee.  It is also clear that we probably should not have named her the night before she was born!!  The whole pregnancy we called her 'baby sister' and now the boys refuse to call her Henslee!! They call her baby sister or baby girl, every once in a while they will agree to "henzie".  ;-)   

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our July 4th

Henslee celebrated her first holiday shortly after her arrival.  July 4th is one of our favorites around here and we tried to celebrate on a minimum amount of sleep!! Here was our day!
I am SO proud of my swimmers! 

One week old, sporting her stars!
The boys thought they were throwing daddy off the waterfall, they would die out laughing when he would fall into water! 
I spent most of the day inside with Rotten, at least one of us slept! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

2 Brothers & A Treat

My favorite moments watching the boys is when they dont know I am watching.  I had given them popsicles and sent them outside.  They sat on the back porch chatting while eating their treat.  I stood at the back door watching and listening and they didnt even notice...until I had the camera!!  I just love hearing them talk to each other at this age, so sweet!

A Sleepy Crime Scene

***This post is for my sweet, mushy friend Laura B., who has cried at almost every single recent post!  

I went into the boys room for one last kiss before I went to bed, when I opened the door this is what I found!  Good thing the hall light was on I would have stepped on them both!  Nothing like falling asleep in the middle of breaking our 'do not get out of bed' rule!!!  And I love how Kellen brought with him to the crime scene the turtle night light!!!  Must be fun to be a twin!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy 7 Weeks, Rotten!

I called Henslee the name 'Rotten' (spoiled rotten) about the second day in the hospital and it has stuck for me!! So here is Rotten at seven weeks! And I am very happy to report she is sleeping from 9pm to between 5:15 to 6:15am! Can I get an AMEN!

Celebrating Life x2

Thank you to everyone for their calls and texts yesterday offering prayers and support. It was a sad day, and more to come, but I am intentionally writing this post today because I know my uncle would say, 'stop your crying and celebrate life.'  SO, lets celebrate two of them!! Henslee and her daddy have back to back birthdays, Aaron's is on June 25th and her birthday is the 26th. We had a low key celebration for Aaron the night before my c-section. My mom, best friend and the four of us celebrated. Aaron said it was the best birthday ever!! This guy is not hard to please, a steak, a Fresh Market cake, some cheesy decorations, and a gift were all we needed!!
Our last picture as a family of 4!!
Happy 33!!
Bright and early the next morning we were off to celebrate Henslee Emeline entering this world!  Thank you to all of our friends and family who were with us on this special day, we appreciate it more than you know!  The c-section was thankfully uneventful and she arrived shortly after 8am, much easier with only one baby!

My best friend, Stephanie, and baby girl
Aunt ShaSha (Shannon) and sweet thing
My mom and Henslee
Kellen checking her out, he looked up and said, "she cute momma."
Favorite picture of the whole hospital stay, do I really have 3 kids?!?!!!!!
I have about 50 posts that need to be done to get caught up, stay tuned!!!