Friday, March 30, 2012

Other Random Thoughts

First of all: I want to thank everyone for their sweet comments on the post yesterday.  I was really happy to start writing it all.  I even read it to the hubby last night because I'm not even sure he and I talk enough about the struggle of this adjustment.  I think we try our best to keep the negativity out of our mind as much as possible.  So when he's home, we just take advantage of our time together. 

Although I already know exactly what I'll write about with the next post about "the real us," I wanted to go a little more light hearted tody and just jolt out some thoughts I've been having and haven't posted about lately.   A hodge podge of thoughts and pictures if you will:

My Mini Me

Evan took this picture about a month ago.  It was the first time I've ever thought "holy crud, Liliana is starting to look like me!"  When my parents visited last week, they said the personality was CRAZy similar.  They said it was like deja vu seeing her.  And now that she's starting to look like me?  The poor girl has no chance!  I love and adore my girl.  She is such a light in our lives.  She is the sweetest thing you've ever seen.  She gives my belly TONS of kisses everyday (she usually wants to do 10 at a minimum in a row ... makes it hard when you're trying to get things done because how can you say no to puckering lips and "beso a sissy!!!" (kiss for sissy in English)

Our Convent Girl

I took this picture a couple weeks ago and sent it to Evan in a text saying "we are so screwed!  She's gorgeous!"  His response: "That's it, she's going to a convent."  ; )  Protective you think? hee hee.  She truly is SO stunning and as her hair is growing longer and longer, I'm getting more of an idea of what she'll look like.  She gets so much attention from people every where we go.  I always told my parents that but when they came to visit they were astonished at it.  I think the huge eyes and the fact that she blows EVERY stranger a kiss and says "hello!" when they walk by might have something to do with it too.

I Actually Live Here

One thing I love about Little Rock?  It is absolutely STUNNING.  I took this picture last weekend at a park that is LITERALLY 5 minutes from the house.  I just took picture after picture after picture.  I couldn't get over the fact that we hadn't been here before and that we have this 5 minutes from home.  For those wondering, this is Pinnacle Park if you're ever visiting.  This picture was taken on a pedestrian bridge that they built above the Arkansas River.  Once you cross the bridge, there are tons of walking trails and grassy areas to relax.  Divine. Living somewhere with "things to do" has been awesome.  We didn't have that in Lubbock and it's nice to get out of the house as a family and go on adventures together!  I think it builds our bond as a family, and plus, we are making SO MANY great memories.


I don't want to jinx it, but I think we just finished having the most mild winter ever.   Spring time has officially hit the city and it is stunning.  It's about 80 degrees everyday and the flowers are blooming.  I think we will head to Home Depot to get flowers for the pots this weekend!  Time to get my spring decor out on the porch.  And time for Liliana to wear her sunglasses because she thinks she looks "so cool!" with them on.

Getting Ginormo

Excuse the crappy quality and sweaty pits, but look at this growing belly people!  I'm already 23 weeks and took this at the gym a couple days ago.  Usually when I sit down or lie down, it makes the belly decrease some in size, but apparently it's starting to get so big that nothing hides it.  Gotta pump iron right?  It's good for the soul! ; )


  1. Your bump is adorable! And you are right Liliana is BEAUTIFULL!y'all are in trouble ;-)

  2. "we are so screwed! She's gorgeous!" His response: "That's it, she's going to a convent." ; )

    I laughed so hard at this! She is very beautiful though. Eeeep! You're in trouble...

  3. What a darling little girl-she will be a breaker of hearts! There is no hiding the "bump"-LOL The view at your parks is beautiful. It looks like, in the distance, there is an extinct volcano-is it?? It just has that shape

  4. You look fantastic!!! :)))