Long Time No Speak.

When I initially started this blog, my intentions were to post as least once a week. As you can see, it has been almost a month! I absolutely love blogging because it gives me a chance to just express my feelings and talk about my day. I have been blogging for about 10 years now (Lynchie’s Lane), but I never made my page public because I treated it as my diary and well…of course you know that diaries are private. Prior to blogging, I kept journals where I would express my feelings. Since I am an introvert, writing enabled me to pretty much keep my sanity! Before starting this blog, I contemplated whether I wanted to transition “Lynchie’s Lane” into an open blog or start all over. However, while reading through the posts on my old blog, I decided to just delete it altogether and start new. It had way too many painful memories throughout those 10 years and I just felt it was best to just let go of the past. However, that is not to say that I am not going to open up and be transparent because I do plan to do so…but…I would like to better narrate that part of my past! So…I state all of this to say that I am going to do better. I am going to carve time out of my day at least once a week to do something that I enjoy doing…which is writing!

These past few weeks of raising have been a whirlwind, so to speak. Both boys went through a period in which they didn’t feel that it was necessary to sleep at night so they had me up all night for a few weeks! Seriously? Did they plan this? Things have settled since then and they both appear to be on a better sleep schedule. I chalked it up to Jovi teething (two teeth popped through last week) and Hendrix going through a growth spurt as he will be TWO in two weeks!! I still can’t believe it. He’s starting to put sentences together – that is what I get a kick out of! Like I can actually have conversations with my little human. It makes my heart smile! Jovi…he is starting to pull up and walk around the couch while holding onto it. I have a feeling he is going to be an early walker. Yesterday, he climbed up a step on the stairs and was on his way to climbing up another step! I just can’t get over the fact that my babies are actually growing and one day, they will be grown adults with families of their own!

On another note, Travis and I celebrated our third year wedding anniversary this past weekend. It was the first time ever that we slept out and away from our boys! We dropped the boys off with their Grandma and Pop Pop on Friday evening and then went on to kick off our festivities. We went to dinner and stayed at a hotel out of town that night. It was so nice to just not only get away, but it was nice to focus on each other without having the kids get in the way. After having that one night away experience, we noticed how important it is to just get away sometimes without the kids. Mind you, like I said earlier, it was our first night ever away from the boys. Meaning, we haven’t had a night to ourselves since before Hendrix was born almost two years ago! We had so much fun just hanging out without worrying if the boys were going to wake up, cry, act crazy, etc.

The next day, we went to iFly, which is an indoor skydiving center. We had soooooo much fun. I can’t even begin to describe the amount of fun we had! I think sometimes we lose sight of who we were before we had children. We are still Travis and Kayla who were together for 10 years before kids even came in the picture. I think it’s important to have that little reminder from time to time.

Celebrating 3 years of marriage

Nonetheless, we were back to pick up our babies by 11 that day…so we were gone from our babies for a total of 16 hours. However, Grandma and Pop Pop held it down. Grandma said that Jovi slept through the night. Can you believe that? He definitely doesn’t sleep through the night for me. Pop Pop said Hendrix went to bed without his cup. What? If you guys don’t know by now, Hendrix’s cup is basically like his bottle. It’s what comforts him. He wakes up in the middle of the night wanting his cup. So, when Pop Pop said that Hendrix wasn’t worried about his cup at all, I was flabbergasted because that never happens. My guess is that both boys had such a fun time hanging with the Grands that they wore themselves out! It’s good to know that they are in a safe place when they are with their grandparents and that they absolutely love it over there. It makes my heart smile!

Today is our actual anniversary. Although we celebrated over the weekend, I need to think of something special to do for my boo this evening. I’m just so proud of him and the man/husband/father he has become (2 Corinthians 5:17). Our journey definitely hasn’t been easy, it’s been a tough one. God designed marriage not only for us, but so that we can be a testimony of Him and what it’s like to actually know God. Be sure to stay tuned because I plan to tell you all about our ups and downs, around and rounds on my next blog post!

Back to Raising. XOXO.

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