And....we're back!

Funny thing is that I never told you we were going anywhere! We left last Tuesday to travel with Jordan on a work trip to Erie, PA! Erie was clearly not our main goal in the trip but obviously my husband had to do some work on the trip! We made the most of Erie and went to the Zoo (got pretty much monsooned on!)Then Friday, we headed over to Niagara Falls and then to my parents for the weekend for fireworks and a great small town (amish) festival! We are BEAT to say the least! I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed and for the boys to be in theirs! Also it will be nice to not feel bad if Luke screams in the middle of the night! 

We had a amazing time, I think it was hands down the best trip we have had yet! Niagara Falls was just breathtaking and then the fireworks last night were just the icing on the cake. My friend Chrissy and her husband came along to the festival and I loved spending time with them! Chrissy is less than a month away for their first baby Claira's due date and I just have loved watching her through this journey. I think seeing someone else go through pregnancy always takes you back to when you were first pregnant and you have all those feelings again! I am so excited for them and this next chapter in their lives, I tear up when I think about the love they already have for Claira and how much it will grow the instant they lock eyes with hers! Also watching them play with my boys made me so happy, when my friends show love to my children it melts my heart! 

At one point last night during the fireworks I just felt this overwhelming sense of happiness! I had Luke laying on my chest and his face was lit up by the sight of all the colors of the fireworks exploding. He was all cuddled up and holding my hand with his face pressed up against me. Vincent was sitting between my dad and step mom just taking in all the excitement of his first firework show. Jordan was laying on the grass without a care in the world and I was just taking it all in...I was surrounded by my family and I just felt HAPPY, the kind of happy you daydream about. I am in LOVE with that moment that I experienced during the fireworks, I think I was just envisioning all of my problems being the fireworks and watching them blow up, crackle and all fade away in the night sky. My family and boys are truly my world and I am just happy to be HAPPY for once! After all the anxiety and craziness I had after Luke's birth, and with the miscarriage and all those emotions I was just skeptical of when I would feel like myself again, and last night was in my eyes a turning point. I am not sure what did it but fireworks must be the magic medicine for me! 

Not only did I come home feeling more like my normal self but Vincent came home almost FULLY potty trained! Last week he took a turning point and he has not looked back! It was hard since we were traveling to let him be diaper-less but when he was he used his potty! He rocks at it and I am so pumped! I will not know how to act to just have ONE babe in diapers! YIPPIE! Hopefully this week we will work out the kinks  and start pull ups at night! I put him in big boy undies and it was the CUTEST thing ever!! haha

I need to get editing on some pictures while Luke is napping, I cannot wait to share all of it with you! I hope you guys had a great weekend!!! XOXO

PS....Jordan thought it would be funny for me to share this picture and have all of you guess what caused Vincent to be so upset.....

So...what caused Vincent to freak out like this!??!


Hint: This was at the zoo....

I cannot wait to share the picture that came before this one...haha


  1. omg that face. i can't wait to see what caused it!

  2. I'm glad you're back friend. :) I can't wait to see my baby niece. I am sure I will be a blubbering mess when she gets here. Can't believe it's less than a month away, maybe even less! Yipppeee!

  3. We had so much fun spending time with you guys and the boys! I wish we all lived closer so we could have play-dates all the time! Love when we get to visit when you come to town!

    PS V's face is CRACKING me up!