Here’s the link to the full buzzfeed my friend Chanel found me in! Still laughing!

Briars not sure about this new carrier. #ergo #missgigglebuns #briar

Briars not sure about this new carrier. #ergo #missgigglebuns #briar

societykilledheragain:

hello august on We Heart It.

If I were back home, August would be the start of fall, fall festivals, lemon shake ups, state fairs, kettle corn, covered bridge festivals, cozy sweaters, bon fires at night but here it’s the hottest month ever and there is no sign of fall whatsoever.

societykilledheragain:

hello august on We Heart It.

If I were back home, August would be the start of fall, fall festivals, lemon shake ups, state fairs, kettle corn, covered bridge festivals, cozy sweaters, bon fires at night but here it’s the hottest month ever and there is no sign of fall whatsoever.

(Source: heartsandmagic)

I woke up to find a friend posted this buzzfeed on my wall. I’m in it. I’m dying. My husband told me that it’s awesome but seriously I am just horrified right now. He said if he ever found himself in a chive post he would be so excited. Buzzfeed was my chive, but now I’m just like 😳. Oh mah gawd.

Anyway so I couldn’t stop laughing this is too much.

No more hashtags. No more!
Four weeks late, Shame on me. Life happens. I’ve taken dozens of photos but of course I feel guilty if I miss one with the sticker lol. 5 months in 3 days, my baby is growing too fast! #fourmonths #4months #late

Four weeks late, Shame on me. Life happens. I’ve taken dozens of photos but of course I feel guilty if I miss one with the sticker lol. 5 months in 3 days, my baby is growing too fast! #fourmonths #4months #late

#briar

#briar

This is awkward. So my curls grew back after Japanese straightening and now I look like I have some weird curl mullet or something. It’s like chaos on top, casual on bottom. #curlyhairproblems

This is awkward. So my curls grew back after Japanese straightening and now I look like I have some weird curl mullet or something. It’s like chaos on top, casual on bottom. #curlyhairproblems

I know these photos don’t look super fancy or appetizing but you get the gist. I thought some of the new mommies or mommies to be would like an infant food post or two. What my children eat is extremely important to me, breastfeeding is high priority to me so I eat very healthy and in addition to that Briar will be starting solids and making your own baby food is very easy, more
Nutritious as well as affordable! I skipped the rice stage and baby cereal stage with Arleigh and we went straight for banana and avocado because she had major digestion problems, I made 80% of her foods and plan to do the same if not more for Briar. Briar doesn’t seem to like rice or bananas so far but I will be trying a new combo in a few weeks, even though she grabs for our food and drools when we are eating she is showing signs while eating she is not ready to eat solids yet so we will try again soon.

So lets start with the basic.

Homemade organic brown rice cereal.

Super easy!

Step 1. Take 1 cup organic brown rice and put it in a food processor or a blender. Blend/grind until fine/powdery.

Step 2. Take 1 cup water, bring to a boil in a small saucepan.

Step 3. Add 1/4 cup ground rice.

Step 4. Simmer for 10 mins stirring/whisking constantly:

Step 5. Let cool so it’s not too hot for baby, serve warm. You can also add Breastmilk to desired consistency or add in blended/pureed fruit!

Voila! Bon appetit!

This is a week or couple late! My inbox is so full! I promise to respond to people soonish! Here is a mix of last year & this year. 6 photos I feel beautiful! Thanks to a couple beautiful ladies tagging me! travel-by-telephone puttingitdownonpaper

Photo one- 24 hours after giving birth to Briar with Zack deployed. I never felt prouder, stronger or more beautiful. Literally, I am one tough little lady. I know this now more than ever! Photo two- Last summer, my friend Brit curled my hair and I loved it. I felt pretty. Photo three- Zack and I at the beach for our family photo session before deployment. Photo four- Gender Reveal Photos. Pregnant with Briar. I am so in love with that photo. Everything about it is just so magical to me! I love the sun shining down on us. Photo five- Zacks homecoming. After 10 long months without him I couldn’t have been more excited! How could I not be super happy and proud of myself after the past year? Photo six- 38 Weeks Pregnant with Briar. I was feeling amazing still, much easier pregnancy than with Arleigh!

I tag: all the beautiful ladies, too many to list! Now go on! :)

Made Zacks favorite for dinner! Hungarian chicken stew!

Made Zacks favorite for dinner! Hungarian chicken stew!

Arleighs request this morn. Shes awesome. #healthykid

Arleighs request this morn. Shes awesome. #healthykid

Tags: healthykid

July

Sorry for the lack of updates! 

The girls and I have been doing great! The summer has been awesome, Arleigh and I have been getting plenty of sun and water time! I haven’t adventured to the beach just because I didn’t want to deal with sand and wind with Briar. She cut her first tooth already!!! 

Zack has been getting home early these past few weeks so we have been enjoying the time together. So I’ve been keeping social media on the back burner, obvs. He has less than 2 months left on the rust bucket! SO EXCITED! Shore duty is looking very awesome, his new command seems really chill! NO overnight duty! Which is gonna be amaze! 

We’ve been busy making this house a home! A couple weekends ago we started cleaning the garage out and unpacking what was left, setting aside yardsale/donation items and setting up our home gym! Pretty excited about a home gym and new equipment! I’m going to start weight lifting soon with light weights and see how it works out for me. I still can’t fully reach my hands up above my head & stretch without pain at my incision but it gets a little better each week! Just have some healing to do still! Zack started hockey every week which is fun for him. I really want to start a class soon too once I am healed completely. 

This summer wasn’t as fun as last because all my friends have moved, so trips to the beach, zoo, malls, aquarium, concerts etc have been slightly less fun. I guess I didn’t realize how dependent on my friends I was last summer, I really miss them, did I mention that? It’s been a bit boring/lonely friends wise but thankfully I have a lot of nice neighbors. 

Speaking of friends,

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