Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GoodBye Blackhams 2013

The day before Christmas my AMAZING friend made this slide show for me!  What a great present because now that we have moved to San Luis Obispo for Clint's new job, I have been watching this almost every day since we got here.  It's kinda bitter-sweet...we are finally back in our own place but I miss the wonderful friends my family and I were blessed with!!!  I miss having lunch with my dad or having him meet me while I run my errands to sit in the car so I don't have to attempt taking all four kids in somewhere (I was spoiled), I miss having family so close but most of all I miss hanging out with Clint all day.  Now I'm REALLY a mom of four ;)  So here's to the new chapter in our lives and a happy new year!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'm good at taking pictures...just not good at posting them:)

 Cal's baby blessing.  I'm not very good at describing things but this day was great!  Kim (Clint's dad) played primary songs on the piano before we started.  There's something about the song Families Can Be Together Forever!  But there's something even better when little kids are singing it.  I always feel so overwhelmed hearing that song.  I can't help but think of how incredibly blessed I am with my husband and these children!  I love my family, they are everything to me.  So to be here experiencing this life with them feeling so lucky is an understatement.  I love being a mother and I'm so thankful to my husband for making it possible for me to be with them every day, even if I do have to go for a run or a drive at the end of the day:)
 I have a Smurf!!!  How do you get mad at a kid for coloring ALL over themselves when they're this happy and proud of what they did?!
 my crew every week after violin...good bye Taco Tuesdays! :(  We usually pick up my dad for Rubio's after Rylee has violin but we've changed our violin day because Rylee wants to join the band at school, playing strings of course
 our morning at Fiesta Island dog park

 everyone still likes Cal so I guess he's a keeper ;)

 Labor Day/Play Day  
We went for a family walk around the reservoir in Rancho Santa Fe.  I thought it was only 3 miles but these kids were troopers on the 4 mile walk...I have really great kids.

 and one awesome husband!

 this girl is something else, I can't get enough of her personality

 silly faces after our weekend sleepover in Fallbrook for swimming & air conditioning to get us through this heat wave

 Today I drove Clint to the airport for an interview in Kansas.  He'll only be gone a day and two nights but I'm dreading it.  I guess I have a problem with being alone, good thing these people will keep me busy...so, it's just them against me tomorrow:/  wish me luck haha.

Friday, May 24, 2013

First week home

Cal's birthday

Our Surprise baby is a.....BOY!

Cal Edgar Blackham arrived Friday May 17th, 2013 at 12:42pm weighing 6 lbs. 13 ounces & 19.25 inches long.  He was my smallest baby & quickest/easiest birth.  Third time ALL natural! :)
We were only at the hospital an hour before he was born, with a total time of 3 hours in labor.  It was great!  His brother and sisters are so excited he's a boy (so is Clint).  If one kid gets to hold him, they all want a turn right then and right there, which is tricky when all Cal wants to do is eat or sleep (for now).

Pictures to come...I still need to get them off my phone :/

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Recap of the Last 9 Months

Since I'm not very good at keeping our blog updated, here's another picture overload (probably not in order)  because I'll probably lag once baby Blackham #4 arrives:)
 Vaughn giving my big belly some kisses & waiting for "it" to kick him
 My Loves!!
 Carlsbad lagoon with Papa

 a walk to the Meeting Hall

 Cub Scout Dinner

 our sun-bathing beach babe

 ...because I like In 'N' Out
 Easter egg hunt in Fallbrook

 We started Rylee's spring break at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

 Then Botanical Gardens
 Vaughn learned how cool it is to pee outside
 Eloise trying on the new baby clothes from the baby shower:)
 I finally made my first loaf of bread for Clint's birthday
 a Sea World trip...on Clint's birthday, without Clint because he had to work.
 waiting for birthday brownies
and Vaughn got a haircut