I Got The Boy. 

   
It is commonly known that I have a complete mamas boy for a son, and I love it. His almost 18 month self is in love with his mommy and his mommy is in love with him. 

He is slowly turning into the normal little daddy’s boy, and I love that just as much! I love his excitement when daddy gets home from work. Or his attachment to Daddy all Saturday after they have a man date to Home Depot and work in the garage together. 

All around I have a sweet, caring, loving, playful, energetic little boy who loves to cuddle. 

Nathan is teething again and these teeth are waking him up every night. He cries for mama and won’t go back to sleep unless I cuddle him back to sleep (which means I sleep on his floor for an hour or so). 

These sleepless nights have made my days a little tougher. I have less patience and less energy to keep up with him. 

But in these sleepless nights I’m getting cuddles that are going to fade out quickly. 

I never want to forget how much Nathan loves to play with my hair or how he touches my cheeks and puts his forehead against mine. How he snuggles against my arm when we lay on the floor to go to sleep or he falls asleep with his head between my shoulder and head (so on my neck!). 

I was on my way to the grocery store one night when I heard a song that made me think of my relationship with my son. I hadn’t heard the whole song before, so once I listened to the full song I got that it is about a young love. The artist is singing about her teenage relationship and the boy her ex was then and the man he is now, “I got the class ring, she got the diamond and the wedding band”. 

Now I won’t have that relationship with my son, so I can’t relate to most of the lyrics, but the lyrics that stated, 

“I got the boy and she got the man, I got the first kiss and she’ll get the last, We each got something, the other will never have”

Made me tear up. I’m going to give Nathan away to his princess one day. I get the boy and his snuggles, and his baby kisses, and his future bride is going to get so much more. What a role I have to raise him up to be a man of God and an incredible husband. To pray for him as he grows and pray for his princess wherever she may be. 

How will time go so quickly? These sleepless nights are going to be only a blink in time. I’m going to wake up one morning from a night of cuddles to putting on my best dress and watching him say, “I do”. 

Oh time would you please slow down?

Oh Jesus will you please give me the patience I need for motherhood so I don’t miss these precious moments? 

Any other mamas out there feel me on this subject? 

To my sons princess,                                 

I’ve been praying for you. I tear up thinking of your wedding day and how beautiful it will be. You will get the man, the diamond and the wedding band, and I am so lucky to have got his first hugs and kisses! PS. I’m sorry if he plays with your hair in advance! 😉 He was a month old when he found my hair. 

Click: I Got The Boy to watch the music video. 

xoxo kymberly

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God’s Plan & V.S. Shower 

  

 
October 20, 2011 I was given the most amazing shower! Since its been four years I thought I would share about that season of my life… 

Four years ago I left a job that gave me a guarantee 40 hours every week, and went to a job that couldn’t promise me 10. I was about to get married, so many people didn’t think this was the time to make less money but God was telling me this was the move to make. 

I thought it was a nice season in my life. I was ready for a season of rest. I just graduated College where my class load was way more than full time, had been working full time on top of that, and was planning my wedding! I really liked this idea of having a slower season. 

Little did I know this job would be one of the best things to happen to me. I worked a couple hours a week with strangers who took me in as family right away. Within four months of working there they threw me an incredible bridal/lingerie shower. 

Every shower that was thrown for me I loved and I am so thankful for each of them! This one sticks with me differently because this new family I just entered surprised me with how much they loved, accepted, and cared for me. Every single woman showed up with something for me! I was blown away with their generosity and kindness. 

I laughed so hard!! It was the final countdown to the wedding, so last minute decisions had to be made and last minute things had to be purchased. Needless to say I was stressed. So this laughing that I did all night was exactly what I needed! 

I don’t think I could ever put into words how thankful I am for every woman in these pictures! If you are one of these incredible women, thank you! You have NO idea the impact you made on me. Your kindness, gifts, cards and your love touched me! I will never forget you girls, or forget this magical, fun, hilarious, and perfect shower where I got to be Mrs. Cullen! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! 

It’s crazy to look back on that year of my life. So much happened in such a short amount of time. I remember my dad really questioning my decision to leave my job and go to VS. I needed the money in this season of my life. But God had something so much better lined up than money. I met incredible women that I’m still running life with. I don’t live by a single one of them, but am in contact with half of them regularly. They still encourage me, inspire me, crack me up, support me, pray for me, include me, and love me! What looked like a decision of running away from a bad, toxic job, turned out to be the most encouraging decision of my life so far! 

Just another story of how God knows what he is doing. He sees the bigger picture. He saw that I needed these women in my life. I needed that love and support in my life. If Gods telling you to make a move, I recommend doing it! Take that step no matter what society, or people around you think. Gods big picture is so beautiful and much better than you could imagine. 

Thank you girls so much!!! 

xoxo kymberly

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Wood Letters Craft. 

Setting up my sons play room has been so fun but when it comes to the walls, it’s so blank! I remembered my friends making me an incredible gift, spelling my last name with wood letters. I thought that fun wood letters over his artwork would be fun! So off to Michaels I went. I got the smaller wood letters that were a 1.50 each and a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper. This was a super easy craft to do during my sons short nap! Here’s what you need and what to do;  

What you need:

Mod Podge 

Foam brush

Wood letters

Paper

Pencil

Scissors 

  

What to do:

1. Flip the paper to the back side and put the wood letter on it with the front facing down and trace the letter. 

2. Cut a little smaller than what you traced on the paper so it fits perfect onto the wood letter. 

  

3. Make sure the paper fits on the wood letter just the way you want it to. 

4. Put a light layer of mod podge on the front of the letter and the back of the paper. 

  

5. Put the paper onto the wood letter. Press down the paper and smooth out any air bubbles that might come up. 

6. Let dry for 20 min. 

 

7. Put a thicker coat on the top of the paper that is glued on the letter. Around the edges also if you want a tight seal on the letter. 

8. Let dry for an hour, and you are ready to hang your fun new wood letter!

  
I hang the letters on the wall with the picture & frame hanging command strips, but if you have larger and heavier letters you might need to hang them on a nail. Have fun!!!

XOXO kymberly