Our Anniversary with Mr. Prez

Every year Ryan and I try to take at least a night and just enjoy each other's presence for our anniversary. It doesn't have to be something big- just something away from the distractions of work. (Thanks to "Yaya" for letting your grandbaby hang out this time around for a few days.) This year for the big 4 year, we took a trip to D.C. for 4 days.

This was a big deal for a few reasons.

  • It was our first mini "babymoon" (I was nearing the end of the first trimester at 12 weeks)
  • I had never been away from Briggs for more than a day
  • We both had been so busy with work- we were reminded that we actually know and like each other
It was such a nice trip- we saw all the attractions and tried all new and ethnic restaurants. My favorite was a french bistro that served life-changing crepes.

12 week baby bump

It felt strange to be there without Briggs. I didn't know how to just take care of myself. It's amazing how quickly I could shower and get ready. By day 4, I was ready to go back to my crazy kid though. Although I may have to sacrifice actually doing my hair, eating a whole meal and getting some "me" time- I wouldn't trade anything for those sloppy baby kisses or the smile that lights up when he sees me. 

It is important for Ryan and I to take time for just "us" once in a while but I'm so thankful for the "additions" we have gained over those 4 years.

So long Mr. Prez...we are headed back to see our Briggy.

My Sweet Baby NIECE

I'm not certain if and when I posted that Briggs is going to be a big cousin! My sweet lovey sister and her Ryan are due in September.

We wanted to throw them a family reveal party. We let them choose how to "reveal" to us. I'm glad her Mexican roots came into play. They bought a pinata and were going to stuff it with either pink or blue candy.

I'm going to be honest here. All of the symtoms she was experiencing were spot on to the symptoms I had when I was pregnant with Briggs. So I was 258% she was having a boy...so to my surprise...

 I am having a sweet baby niece!!! I am so in love with her already! We have already decided Briggy is going to be her protector.  By the way having a girl join the family is LETHAL to anyone's monthly clothing budget.

The sweetest parents to be

Briggs is pumped to be a big cousin!

How precious is her little face? I can't wait to buy her tutus and bows! (Even if her mommy doesn't approve)

Dear Baby Girl,

Before we go to bed at night, Briggs and I pray for you to grow big and strong. We pray to give your parents the comfort and wisdom to help raise you in the way of the Lord so that you and Briggs together, can become some of the greatest soldiers of Jesus's Kingdom. May your light and beauty help others to find love and know God. You are such a blessing to our lives already. We cannot wait to meet you!

Aunt Tita