Children are hard work a blessing. I love my children with every ounce of my being, but that doesn't mean they don't drive me crazy sometimes! You know the drill...days where they fight with each other from the moment they wake up until the moment they go to bed, the moments when you pick up your child only to have him promptly wipe his nose on the clean shirt you just put on, when your toddler "washes" his hands in the toilet for the 100th time (right after you just washed his hands or gave him a bath), the days you spend accomplishing nothing except trying to keep up with the major messes your children make. Ahhh children. I will confess, I have spent moments fantasizing about checking into a hotel room alone just to enjoy uninterrupted showers, bathroom breaks, peace and quiet, and of course sleep until my heart is content. You may read that and think I am crazy, but I would dare to guess most normal mothers have thought of that from time to time. And yet, even in those moments of wanting to pull my hair out, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love my children, and they bring me joy that I know I wouldn't be able to experience in any other way on this earth. Luke, my conscientious one, who is so eager to learn new things and explore his world. He says things every day that totally crack me up. And Adam, my adventurous toddler, whose hilarious facial expressions and spunky personality light up my days. I wouldn't even want to imagine one day without them. As much as I love and adore my husband, we know our marriage/family would not be as fulfilling or complete without children. Truly, children are very hard work, but a total blessing from the Lord. Which is why...we are excited to announce that we are adding more craziness and joy to our family!! We are expecting #3 October 16!!!
This is not the greatest picture, since it was so early. I was only 8 weeks along in this picture, and am now nearly 16 weeks. We will be finding out the gender in about 4 weeks and can't wait!