Let’s Catch Up

Hi Everyone!

I know I said I was going to try and post something at least once a week but the last few weeks have just been rough. I started school on the 11th and it was full force right from the start (which is perfect for me because I tend to get bored in class when the pace is too slow);It is now the 30th and I have taken 7 test and 3 exams! Then if that in itself wasn’t enough Jaxon also started truly teething right around the same time (he has been pre-teething since he was like three months) and he does not like it what so ever. My poor little monkey was up constantly through out the night and it took hours and hours of effort to just get him to fall asleep at night. Then as soon as his first tooth came in he had one good nights rest and the second tooth decided it wanted to attempt to erupt as well (seriously!?!). Needless to say there have been a lot of very long nights and tons of morning coffee consumed. Now those two things alone would be explanation enough as to why no posts but I sadly have one more reason…

My strong willed Grandpa finally stopped fighting going to see the lord on August 20th. He had been sliding downhill in his health for months and we all knew it was coming. We thankfully were all able to say our goodbyes and the Sunday before he passed Jaxon sat in bed with him and the two of them just laughed and smiled at each other. It is the last memory I have of him but it was such a sweet moment and I am so happy that Jaxon was able to bring a little happiness back into his life before he left it.

And on that note I think I will stop this post but I promise to have another one with a much lighter tone up before Tuesday!

Seriously Jaxon!?!

So for the last two nights Jaxon has decided it would be a great time to learn how to sleep on his tummy. Only he isn’t actually sleeping he rolls over wakes himself up and starts to whine! I the have to get out of bed roll him over feed him a little and let him go back to sleep. Not really a big deal except he is doing it 5 times a night!! That doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for me to actually get any real sleep in. Then to top everything else off he is now refusing to breastfeed at all! I love my son to the moon and back but if he doesn’t start learning to either stay on his back or fall back asleep once he has rolled over I am going to tape him down on his back to his crib!! (Okay people I really would never do anything like that so please no nasty remarks)

August Long Weekend

Happy Tuesday!! It was a long weekend here in Canada (hmm maybe just BC considering it is called BC Day) and my little family got together with the rest of my side of the family to get some much needed family photos done.

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It was a LONG day with having to travel all over Whatcom County and then back home to Canada but it was still so much fun and we really lucked out with the border heading both ways. It was absolutely beautiful out as well; there was lots of sunscreen applied to my little family’s skin considering the last time Sean and I were outside we burned in the shade!!

We started out our adventure at my parents house where we loaded everything up and I attempted to print the photo ideas Val and I had pinned on Pinterest the week before; of course that didn’t go as smoothly as it should have and we ended up being about 45 minutes behind our original schedule. Sean and I picked up my nephews then headed to my Grandma’s to meet up with Val and Keira (they rode with my parents). We then headed off to a beach near birch bay. It was nice enough and not really busy but here’s the problem. When I think of a beach I think of SAND!!! Well this is Washington State we are talking about and there is no sand just rocks so the idea of getting these great poses kind of flew out the window. We did attempt it though, starting with Val’s little family. The boys were not in the mood to have their picture taken and so that in itself was a challenge but in the end we were able to grab a couple of cute shots maybe minus Tristan’s fake smile! It was then time to switch and have Val take my little family’s pictures. We had set up this frame to take a cute picture of Jaxon by the frame and then Sean and I would be in the background but within one minute Jaxon went face first into the sand and rocks. I guess my mom was just really shocked that he had done that or something because it took her forever to react to him and pick him up. Poor little guy had sand in his eyes and everything. To his credit though he didn’t cry just whined a little until we figured out how to get it away from his eye. Of course after that he didn’t want to be left alone so our picture taken adventure at the beach was over! We had lunch and the boys got to fly kites for a few minutes then after that we headed to Lynden to finish off the pictures we wanted to get. The park was such a great idea!! We found a little area away from everyone else and were able to just take tons of pictures then just hang out in the shade, have dessert and just visit as a family. Then before we headed back to Everson to drop everyone off we went to DQ for a yummy blizzard; Jaxon of course loved this and got to taste three different blizzards (Spoiled baby)! Once we got back to my grandma’s place we stayed for maybe 15 minutes then headed home thinking we would be stuck in an hour border wait. Thankfully when we got there we were in line for maybe 10 minutes! I think we were all happy once we got into the house and just collapsed onto the couch. Jaxon was fantastic and pretty much went right to bed.

All in all this was a great day with my family and I am so happy that we now have a family picture to share with everyone!!

Talk Soon

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Project Life Vs Jaxon’s Album

Happy August!!

I have had a few of you lovely ladies ask if I do my project life as just my only album documenting Jaxon’s life or if I do a separate album for him and if so what do I put in that album. Well I am here to answer you question!! Or if you perfer you can just watch the video I did basically addressing the same thing. (Don’t worry I sometimes hate reading a long blog post too you wont hurt my feelings. PROMISE!!) Watch It Here!

So the quick answer is I have a separate album for Jaxon; How I choose what to put in that album is actually pretty easy for me. If there is a story to a picture that I wouldn’t be able to document in my project life then it goes into his album! Example the story of Jaxon’s dresser:

In my project life spread I did one pocket documenting the fact that we got his dresser in his room and how my parents had helped paint it…DSC_0012 (2)

There was more of a story to tell though so I created a separate layout talking about how much I wished I could decorate his nursery with paint on the walls and everything but living in a rental that just wasn’t possible. Plus I had more pictures to add that were not put in on my PL.DSC02276 DSC02278

I really just use my project life to document what each week looks like in an overview forum. I am hoping that it will be a fun way to recall the small things that we did during the year and proof of when certain things actually occurred (yes Sean and I tend to recall things happening at different times and lets just say he tends to be right more often then I do).

My regular scrapbook layouts are especially the ones I am adding to Jaxon’s album are meant to have a story behind them. The important things like how I felt when he came into this world and how he had these cute curls on the top of his head that made him look like he had horns. The things that don’t need to be dated into a specific time frame but rather the emotions that were felt while he was a baby.

I hope this helps anyone who was wondering how I separate my albums. Happy Scrapping!!

Talk Soon!!

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