Let me start by saying if you are new & have found this blog by chance, hello & welcome. If you have been checking in, waiting for an update, I have 1,000% dropped the ball on updating the blog. Life took a turn and now on top of wedding planning (which is seriously being neglected on my end) we are now HOUSE HUNTING! If you are currently house hunting, I sincerely hope that you are having better luck than we are. It is a a crazy market right now and houses are literally gone in 24 hours. The last few weeks have been discouraging, character building, & stretched Chase & I in our relationship... and this is all without an offer getting accepted on a house. 

DISCOURAGING:   This is a crazy time to try and buy a house right now.  We have found a few houses that we could see ourselves moving into and within 24 hours, they are gone. I truly believe that there is the perfect home for us to move into out there, it’s just a matter of finding it. 

CHARACTER BUILDING: This kind of ties in with the next point, but Chase and I have had our patience stretched and we’ve really had to work on communicating with one another even when we’re overwhelmed and frustrated. I personally have had to check myself and remember to think before I speak. Simple, right? I’d like to think it is, but in reality I tend to speak in the heat of the moment and don’t consider how what I’m saying will come across. So at 29 years old, I had to remind myself “check yo’self”. 

STRETCHING OUR RELATIONSHIP:  I like to think I’ve done a good job at letting Chase lead our family. I grew up in a rather conservative home & my dad was the head of the household and with my mom by his side they led our family. I grew up in the church hearing “wives submit to your husbands”... and again, while I think I’ve allowed Chase to lead our family, my opinions and suggestions are ALWAYS taken into account. I think the Biblical principals are important, but also that there needs to be a level of respect between partners to make a decision together. Chase truly is the hardest worker I know and it’s important to me that he feels respected and knows how much I appreciate all he does for our family. So while this is a stressful time, I’m trying to remind myself to show him all of those things and also enjoy the fact that we are going to buy our first home together! 

I haven’t had any time to think twice about the wedding and here we are FIVE MONTHS OUT! We were able to find the time to go with almost all of the groomsmen to have them fitted for their suits at Tip Top Tux the other day.  It was a welcomed outing with all of the other craziness. I will say, even though I don’t feel like I’ve been as on top of the wedding planning is I should be, I am so incredibly thankful to know that I have an amazing wedding planner, Ashley from Ashley Skeie Weddings & Events who is keeping things going and sends me friendly reminders of things that need to be done!

If you’ve been following our journey donating breastmilk, I haven’t updated in a while now, because I haven’t donated in a while! Jaxon is just shy of fifteen months and nurses for naps and bedtime so my supply is really drying up. I’m not sure how I feel about this. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that I don’t have to wear pads or have a fear of leaking through my shirt. And it’s great not being hooked up to my pump for an hour each day, but this has been my routine. And I like my routine. I’m still amazed at what my body has been able to do and produce not only for my son, but a handful of babies in the area. And as my supply dries up now, I find myself praying that when baby number two comes around, I will have just as much success as I have had with my journey with Jaxon.

So, dear friends, I will do my VERY best to keep you updated on what’s happening! For those of you who have been checking in on the blog for updates, I see you!