Month: July 2017

First Post — Our Family

I really didn’t think I’d ever care to blog again after stepping away several years ago.  Loved it but didn’t think I’d pick it up again after so long.  But, I’ve missed it.  And, with the addition of a husband and two sweet baby girls to talk about and chronicle, I’ve decided that this can serve dually as both my creative outlet and personal journal.

That being said, I’m thrilled you’ve found our little space on the web and are willing to follow along.  Let me introduce you to my people!

 

My name is Suzanne.  I am a 30 year-old wife and stay-at-home mama, and we live in north Florida.  We love being here.  I’m a local and have lived here my whole life, and my husband is from Georgia.  We have an incredible church family and wonderful friends.  Before my oldest was born, I taught elementary school for almost eight years.  I loved teaching but always knew that my calling would change once my babies were born.  Staying at home isn’t at all what I envisioned it would be, but it’s also infinitely better (most days — let’s be honest, rough days are real).  Once my kiddos are off to school, I’d love to be able to work from home in some capacity, but I haven’t quite figured out what that might be yet.

I have aspirations of learning calligraphy and hand lettering, one day keeping a clean house, and having a hot meal on the table for dinner.  Life looks a little different than that right now, but I’m honestly loving this season and soaking up each moment I get with my girls.

We try to live out our faith in our everyday lives.  We believe the Bible is truth and count our relationship with God to be the most important relationships we have.

Hubby

I met my husband, Luke, in the Fall of 2012.  We attended the same “Young Adult Singles” Sunday school class at church.  It was May 2013 before we went on our first date, and we ran full-speed ahead after that.  We pretty much spent every available moment together from then on out.  We were engaged in March 2014, married in November 2014, bought a home in April 2015, welcomed our first baby in January 2016, and welcomed our second in June 2017.  To say that life has moved at lightning speed is such an understatement, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love this man.  He is so much more than what I envisioned for myself growing up, and I feel totally undeserving each and every day that I spend by his side.  I am oh-so grateful to call him mine.  He was so worth the wait.

Lacey Ruth

Oh, my sweet baby girl.  She’s 17 months old right now and the joy of all joys.  This girl made me a mom, and I will be forever grateful for that.  Lacey Ruth is spunky, affectionate, and way more outgoing than her Mama.  She really is her Daddy made over, and I love it!  Each stage with her is better than the last, and she is so FUN right now.  I can’t imagine it getting any better, although I know that it will!  She is busy, as most toddlers are, and she definitely works to keep me on my toes.  She is a girly girl and would rather have a babydoll in hand than anything else.  She’s also an amazing sleeper, sleeping about 12 hours at night and still taking two naps during the day.  I appreciate this more than ever, now that I’m busy with a newborn.

Addy Grace

This sweet little one surprised us by arriving a little bit early.  Her birth was certainly eventful — a story I hope to share soon.  She may not have come exactly like I had planned, but I wouldn’t change a minute of her precious arrival.  In many ways, we are still getting to know her.  So far, she seems to just exude peace and joy.  She is content and easygoing.  She, like her big sister, is also quite the sleeper.  She’s working hard to gain head control and is doing really well for a 6 week old.  She’s also a great eater and is gaining weight steadily.  She gave us her first real smiles recently and now smiles for us all the time, especially when we sing to her.  I’m a big music lover and am hoping that she’ll share this love with me!

Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by and getting to know our family.  My hope is that this little space serves to encourage others and to share what our life looks like as a family of four, with two under two!