Tuesday, February 9, 2010


My little girl turned 4 on the 31st! I honestly cannot believe how fast the last 4 years have flown by. It seems like yesterday that she was just learning how to walk. She is a very special little girl, and has her own ideas and opinions even at such a young age. God has blessed me by allowing me to be her mommy. Here are some pics from her party. We got snow 2 days prior, but everyone made it to our house. We just had a family party, and it was a blast.

My mom made the cake, and she did an awesome job!

Cousins!!! These girls are trouble!

Making a wish!

The pinata was tons of fun!

Sawyer in his jumper!

This pic cracks me up, he is the sweetest happiest baby, but he really looks mad here!

This is the boy I know!

Fun in the tub!

He has stolen my heart! God is good!

They love eachother so much!

And BB loves her Daddy!

Things are going good. Sawyer is 5 months old today!!! This really blows my mind, it seems like I just had him a few weeks ago. On the other hand it's hard to remember life without him. I think back to when I was pregnant with him and knowing how much I loved him, even before I met him. Everytime he smile, everytime he cries I love him more and more. My children are my life's work. God has blessed us beyond words.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things have changed!

We are now a family of four! Here are some recent pictures.

Well it's been forever since I posted anything on here. I think the last time I posted I was like 20 weeks pregnant. Obviously I'm not pregnant anymore. Sawyer Ki DeVault was born September 9, 2009 at 10:48. He is now a beautiful healthy sweet 4 month old. Life with 2 kids is going good. He was truly meant to be a part of our family, and is the biggest blessing. Berlin is now out of daycare, and that has it's good and bad moments. I love her being her with us, but I do feel she gets bored and watches too much tv. I'm convinced this will change once Sawyer can play more and the weather is warmer. Berlin turns 4 on the 31st! I cannot believe my lil girl is going to be 4. Time has really flown by the last year. Berlin is such a girly girl. She loves to sing, dance, dress up, fix hair, you get the point. She is also very funny, and says the funniest stuff. She is the best big sister and LOVES her lil brother so much. It is so amazing to see her in this new role. It makes me so proud.
I started working part time after Sawyer was born. It's crazy how it feels like work still runs my life. I need to be better about using my "free" time to get more done. Jake is doing great being a Dad of 2. Thankfully his work schedule allows him to stay home with the kids while I'm working/sleeping during the day. It is working for now, but working opposite shifts for those 4 days are pretty hard. I'm so lucky though that my children get to stay home with us.
Life is exciting. I'm ready for spring so we can get out more. Well, I'm going to try to blog more, it's nice to read back at what was happening in my life.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lovin Life

Things are going really good. I am getting used to working nights. The bad news is I'm also getting used to napping...like everyday. It's bad, I just get so tired. Berlin has been having some pretty intense temper tantrums. She has always been a very dramatic, independent, high energy girl. But now that she is 3, it gets so stressful. I really feel like when she gets upset I have no way of controlling her. I hate spanking her, and it doesn't work, time outs don't work. I really feel lost sometimes. She is such an angel, but if she gets mad, she is just wild. Anyways, I plan on reading some discipline advice, and trying to find something that will work. It's really scary to think that in 4 months we will have a new baby to care for. But in good news, she is completely potty trained. She would never poopoo in the potty, but for the last 5-6 weeks she's gone everytime. She also sleeps in big girl panties, she has only had 2 accidents. This is a huge relief, before she wouldn't even try, I really thought she would be close to 4 before she would be potty trained. But one day she just started going. What a big girl!
These are some horses behind our house, they are so beautiful. I wish they were mine.

I guess this is part of living in the country. Jake hit it while he was mowing. He thinks it was a copper head. I just hate the idea of Berlin running around, and getting bit by a snake. Yuck!

I got Sawyer's bedding in, and I love it! The best part is it wasn't expensive, I love Walmart.com. The walls in the nursery are green, and I love the colors of the bedding and the design. Now we just need to get some stuff for the walls, and maybe a rug if I can find one that works.

Here's a pic my hubby took. He likes to take pictures, and he gets some really cool shots. Below, he carved our initials on a tree, what a sweetheart! I'm not used to going by E.B. anymore though, lol.

Here I am 22 weeks pregnant. I already feel so big, it's hard to believe that I have now 17 weeks left. Somedays I feel like my hips are going to fall apart, lets hope it doesn't get much worse. In ways it feels like time is slowing down. In reality though I can't believe we have just 4 short months to spend with Berlin as our only child. My goal is to do as much with Berlin now while we still can. We took her Gator Golfing this week for the first time, she really had fun just running around, but it was still really fun. This summer I want to do all the big kid stuff we can, before we have a newborn to take care of. We are going to Galveston in June. I can't wait for her to see the ocean. I think I will have the most fun watching her play.

22 weeks here again.

Monday, April 27, 2009

It's a BOY!!!

So today was the big ultrasound day. Everything looks perfect, and we are having a precious little boy. His name is Sawyer, and I love it. I never knew I wanted a son until this pregnancy. I have had such a strong desire to have a son, dreaming about it and all. Well, God has blessed us once again.
After the ultrasound we went shopping and got a few outfits. I really haven't ever looked at boys clothes, but we found some super cute things. I am so excited just to know what we are having, now we can really start planning for this new addition. I had bedding picked out for boy or girl already, I can't wait to order it. I am so thankful that he is healthy, and pray that it all stays that way. I hope these next 21 weeks go by fairly fast. I can't wait to meet my little boy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's getting exciting!

I can't believe it's already late April. Time is just flying by. Things are going really good. A few weeks ago I went to two of my nursing school friend's baby showers. They were a blast, and it was so good to see eachother again. Here Jen is around 32 weeks and glowing. I am 16 weeks along in the pic, you can't really see me belly though.

The next day was Sabre's shower. She is a few weeks ahead of Jen. They both look beautiful.

I am such a bad mom. I hadn't had Berlin's pictures made since Christmas 2007. So my andMIL
and I took her for Easter pictures. Honestly, she is such a little poser. We had a really had time chosing because they were all great. From now on I am going to take her at least twic a year.Here are some of my favorites.

Easter was fun this year, although the weather was pretty rotten. It was so nice to get together with family for such a special day.

I am 18 weeks now and feeling great. We get to find out the sex in 1 WEEK!!!!! I honestly can't wait. I am so excited. Berlin is going to come with us, I think it will help her understand more. She is so excited, and will be the best big sister. Also, I started working back in Labor and Delivery last week! It is honestly a life saver. I love my job there, and was honestly pretty miserable where I was. I am so thankful to be back.