Sunday, January 18, 2015

3 months.

jack's been alive for 3 months. micah's been a big brother for 3 months. and we finally feel like we may be getting a teeny bit of normalcy around here? 
i shouldn't say that out loud.

we took some 3 month pics of jack... ah, this kid.
we're addicted.

to compare, here's micah at 3 months:
and micah now?

looking like a little boy. saying things like...

"i like my new shirt. like my gray shoes, not my new shoes. like chocolate cookie more than cookie with frosting. pants feel awesome. like your shirt, mommy. like the color! wear red shoes today, mommy? want abc noodles for lunch today. jack puke everywhere. yucky puke."
basically, lots and lots of opinions. on everything.

and officially memorizing every book we have and reading them on his own, somehow remembering which words go on which pages?! it's soo fun to watch.

big kid outfit. 
and finally big enough to do fun things like gymnastics open gym!
and just a few more of baby brother. because. come on.

Friday, January 9, 2015

my world.

things that make my world go round right now?

-micah trying to whisper. it takes every fiber of his being and half the words end up a yell, the other half a whisper.
-jack laughing. i could listen to it all day. so i do every ridiculous thing you can think of to get it to happen. his favorite? me working out in front of him. lunges make the kid giggle. it's probably my form or my panting.
-micah jumping. he just learned to jump (i realize it's a bit late, but he's half me, so that's not surprising) and does it everywhere. we. go. today? we went to red robin for dinner. he jumped all the way to the booth. and then stood next to it jumping, waiting for every waitress to see and comment.
-jack sleeping in his CRIB and doing an okay job... we've got a way to go, but baby steps!
-micah somersaulting. it's just too good. oh, and his dancing when we give him headphones. really, most things he does kind of kill me.
-micah's funny phrases, like "that's ridiculous, mommy. too ridiculous." and counting to "twenty-ten," which is thirty.
- micah singing... "He's got the whole world in His hands, He's got micah james ebright in His hands, he's got baby jack marshall ebright in His hands, he's got mommy and daddy and bailey the dog in His hands."
-french press coffee. always and forever. used in place of sleep.
-gilmore girls. why and how did i miss it in the 90's?! and can luke and lorelai just fall in love already?
-patterned socks. i'm late to the game, but i'm no longer an only-white-sock-wearing gal.

here are some random pictures from the holiday season...
(to recap for my own memory later: we spent thanksgiving with the ebrights and i forgot to take pictures... extended marshall family christmas... our little family christmas when matt was actually home... christmas eve/day with my parents and brother/sister-in-law... ebright family christmas a few days later!) 

 we celebrated my brother's birthday with the 
worst cake writing in the history of cakes. 
i mean really. 
look at that. 
the cake decorator didn't even cross the t.
 these two are starting to love each other.
 and wear matching pjs.
 we had real christmas, and we hosted!
 so we broke out the fine china for the first time. ever. 
 micah looking like a rockstar. that's his guitar face.
 these two. plus my feet.
 jack's favorite location to sleep:
in my arms. 
snuggled in my armpit. 
owning me by grabbing onto my shirt for dear life.
 we got a date!
 and a family date!
have i mentioned he's getting cute? ugh. i'm obsessed.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


a new year!

i looooove resolutions.
this year? i have a phrase: loving well.

i'm going to be working on loving well: loving God well, my family well, my friends well, and myself well.

one part of that is keeping track of life, thus re-entering the world of blogging!
the goal: sharing thoughts, funny stories, pictures (with the eventual goal of printing the year in a book!)

let the year begin!