Monday, December 5, 2011

Kamp Benjamin Chapman

He's here! Obviously the people who read my blog are well aware of that, but I thought I'd share it in writing. Kamp arrived at 3:26 am on November 17. The ironic thing is I was 37 weeks 5 days. This is exactly how far along I was with Hutch when I had him. What are the chances of that happening? I woke up about 12 to Hutch crying. I think he knew and was mourning :). Jared went to check on him, I went to the bathroom, got back in bed and boom, my water broke. Three hours later I was holding the most beautiful little boy. This was the easiest labor ever. I was scheduled for a c-section. I only felt two contractions. This was the way to have a baby. My recovery has been super easy, which I am so thankful for. The Lord knew I would need all my strength to keep up with these boys. I'm still adjusting to being a mother of three. It is much more challenging and it's gonna take some time. Like they say, excuse the mess but we live here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We are here, we are here, we are here.

Yes, we're still here. I was really trying to keep up on my blog but, well, you see how that's going. Things have been going great around here. We are a little less than 6 weeks away from Kamp's arrival. Hooray and Oh My. Yes, I can't wait to meet the little guy, but I'd be lying if I said that thought of jumping back into the newborn stage with 2 other busy little boys didn't make my knees shake just a bit. Have I mentioned how fast this pregnancy has gone by? I still think there might be some miscalculations. :)
The boys started Mother's Day Out this year. They absolutely love it and so do I. It's been nice to have a whole day to myself, even if it's just for a short time. I imagine even when Kamp is here, going from 3 kids down to 1 will still be a break. I actually made the boys nap mats for school. It was fun and I think they turned out great.
We also got to enjoy the Titus County Fair this year. I can't tell you the last time I went, but it was a fun afternoon. Jackson actually won a goldfish he named Muddy. I'll have you know that thing is still alive. He talks to him and likes to "scare him", of coarse he always follows up with "I'm sorry, I'm just joking, it's me, Jackson Joel". Jackson has also started referring to me as sweetie and darlin. I think it's a reflection of the amount of time he spends with his Hunny.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hello Friends

Whew, well I have finally managed to sit down and write an actual post with pictures and all. Things seem to finally be slowing down and I think were getting in the swing of things around here. We've been back in MP a little over 2 months and life is good.

Jackson celebrated his 4th birthday in June. It's so hard to believe it's already been 4 years. We celebrated his actual birthday with pizza and cake, but got to have a super cool pirate party at the beach. I made him a pirate ship cake, we went on a treasure hunt and ended with a robot pinata. Of coarse there had to be a robot. Jackson's whole world is robots. He has also started karate which he really loves. Jackson you are filled with so much imagination. Your wit keeps us on our toes. You love to keep everyone in check and are the first to let us know when Hutch isn't following the rules. You still hate haircuts. Your dad is your hero. You always tell me "Hey mom, I love you." You are an incredible kid. Keep doing what your doing.

Hutch you are in full force. Your pacifier and blue blanket you drag around are about all that's left of the little baby you were. You want to do everything Jackson is doing. You love love love to play with him. He thinks he can tell you what to do but you don't take it for a second. I finally gave you a haircut. Now it's only mildy wild. I'm still learning how to work with curls. I'm a straight haired girl remembered. I love your energy and your emerging personality. I think you'll keep me on my toes for sure. Keep on cuddling with me. It's my favorite.

For those of you who don't know, were having a boy. Yes I basically live in a frat house, but I love it. I can't wait to see who this new little man will look like. We've decided to name him Kamp Benjamin. I feel like this pregnancy is flying. Of coarse, you know I've already got his nursery planned. Stay tuned for that.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Okay so it's been 3 months since I've posted but what can I say, we've been busy. First off, baby number 3 in on the way and should be making its arrival around Thanksgiving. We are sooooo excited and should find out next week if its a boy or girl.

We have also moved back to MP. We've been back for about a month and are getting use to the new place. The boys love being out in the country and being able to see there grandparents. I'm slowly getting the house together. The last time we moved I was 5 months pregnant with Jackson. It took one truck and I had the house together in no time. This time, it took 3 trips to Austin and a pod to get all of our stuff here and my progress is much slower. Were excited to be back though and are looking forward to settling in and living life in Mount Pleasant.

Sorry there are no pics. My camera hook ups are somewhere in a box right now :).

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Park

Recently we had a break from the winter weather and we took full advantage of it.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hutch is 1

Yes, it's hard to believe that a year has already gone by. Hutch has been an absolute joy. He is the happiest, most content child ever. His smile lights up his whole face and he is just a little snuggle bunny. His easy attitude and love of sleep has made our transition to two kids very smooth. I remember trying to imagine what it would be like to have this new person in our home but we never skipped a beat. He may be number two but he's no push over. He handles his big brother with ease and delights in getting a rise out of him. Hutch looks up to Jackson and is constantly on his trail. Jackson has been a great brother always showing him love and asking "you ok buddy." I look forward to watching them become friends. Hutch you are an amazing kid and I'm so proud to be your mom.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Christmas was pretty great.