{KWW} Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

It wasn’t love at first sight, but our personalities clicked immediately. We were just a guy and a girl in a ResHall, hanging out at the front desk, working on programs together and having epic late-night snowball fights with some of our friends. This picture provides the perfect window into our lives nine years ago. You would rarely find one of us without the other. Less than a week after this picture was taken, we officially started dating. I love this photo. I see that new relationship excitement in both of our eyes and it brings back those feelings. You know the ones – flutters in your stomach, heart skipping a beat.

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“Cuddle Me, Mommy.”

Cuddle Me, Mommy

Historically speaking, Baby Jo hasn’t been much for cuddles. She would push me away as a baby and later ran away from me as a toddler. In those rare moments she actually wanted a little cuddle time, she preferred her daddy. Baby Jo was just 3 months old when C had his first hospitalization. I felt like my attention was unevenly divided for most of her life as a result of her brother’s medical needs. The weight of that guilt dragged me down for years. It still bothers me a bit, even though I know I tried my very best.

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Bubby and Sister

Bubby and Sister

If their birthdays weren’t one year and 364 days apart, you might think they were twins. Baby Jo and C are inseparable. When C gets dropped off at therapy in the morning, Baby Jo frequently asks when we will pick him up. When C gets done with therapy, the first person he runs to hug is Baby Jo. My little trouble team conspires together, encourages each other and loves one another fiercely. Bubby and Sister share a wonderful sibling bond.

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This is love.

“Eat your grapes and then you can have some of Daddy’s potato chips. ”

Baby Jo quickly ate her bowl of grapes. I poured her a little bowl of “Daddy’s chips.”

C went into meltdown mode. Crying, screaming, hitting me. He yelled, “Daddy’s chips,” over and over.

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Hubster and I snuck away for a few days of vacation without the kids. Baby Jo stayed with my in-laws, while C spent time with my parents. They missed each other a lot and it was so sweet to see their reunion tonight. C was jumping up and down, squealing with excitement. He kept kissing and hugging his baby sister and on the ride home, this happened.

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Hubster Just Made My Day

I’ve been feeling bad about myself lately (stupid Zoloft). What we need to remember is that our loved ones will love us no matter what.

I’m up really early this morning. C climbed into bed with us at 5am and wouldn’t stop rubbing my face. So after he fell back asleep I got up and went to my laptop. Opened it up to see this video that Hubster put together for me when I went to bed early last night. He’s the greatest.

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