Monday, August 22, 2011

It's been a while...

... Life has been so cray cray for us Horning's lately, that I haven't had a spare minute to think. Let alone blog. Let's see, we got keys to our first house at the end of June! Woo Woo! We love our home, it is exactly what we need and we know it's the one God had for us. We have been remodeling and working on projects for the last month, the largest one being our kitchen. Holy Cow. Don't ever remodel your kitchen, it's so intense! My Dad, Uncle, Brother, and the Hubs did all the work and it is gorgeous! Exactly what I wanted. We still haven't even finished hanging pictures yet, but we're almost there! We did our big family photo wall which helped make it feel like it was really our home. (pictured above)

  In other news, our newest Tiny Dancer is almost here! I am almost 38 weeks pregnant! What the?!?! How did that happen? Can't believe how fast time has flown, but I am so ready to meet this new girl and figure out what her name is! :) Just a few days ago we took some pretty sick family pictures and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. Here are some of my favs:

  This is the first time we have ever done real family pictures, and I am so in love with them. The one of Ava in the tutu is almost painful! She is so Cute! I can't believe my family is growing. Soon we will have two little girls in tutu's to chase after. Life is pretty great. I'm trying to be very intentional on spending quality time with Ava, not only for her sake, but for mine as well. Once this baby comes my attention will be split and I want to make sure we savor this time we have. It's so special to me. I find myself trying to imagine what it will be like to have two children in need of my attention. Very overwhelming thought. My hearts desire it to always be available and able to give each child what they need when they need it, however, I know that isn't always possible. So I find myself asking God to help me not freak out (because if i think about it too much i will) and to show me the best ways to parent my girls. I know I wont be perfect, but I can try my hardest. And knowing how excited Ava is to meet her new baby sister also helps ease my worries. I can't wait to see Ava meet her sister. Oh frick. Getting a little emotional just thinking about it.... Moving on now! 
   All in all, life is wonderful. I'm so excited for this new season in my life and I can't wait to share all of the ups and downs. 

Grace & Peace 


Keri said...

oh how i adore you and your family <3 sending love vibes & praying for a healthy, speedy delivery for you, friend! i can't wait to meet numero dos!

Suzie Bopp said...


I honestly don't know how you do it all. Mike and I don't have time to turn around (without children) and you are a truly amazing wife and mother and Mike and I are honored and joyful that you, Daniel and Tiny Dancer are our friends. I can't wait to meet the newest tiny dancer (name to be inserted later) :o).

Cathy Horning said...

You are an amazing mommy, Sam! It's such a joy to watch you love, raise and train Ava and prepare for your new baby girl! Thank you for loving my son and my granddaughters so well! Love you!

Lisa said...

It gets more difficult with each passing year to hold in those emotions and not let the joys and sorrows of everyday life overcome you. They seem to grab ahold of your heart so tightly that you wonder how you will survive it all. But you do, you will, and having those babies will be the most wonderful adventure you will ever have. I love you daughter, you're a great mom!!

Daniel said...

You, mam, are a beautiful writer. I love writing new chapters with you, just so I can see how you word it next.

Thanks for checking out my blog. The writings found on these pages are just sincere thoughts, questions, and feelings I have about life, God, and banana slugs.