Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So....yes, I know, I've been ...ech...ehm.. a little absent around here.

Maybe for like 6 months but who's counting!?
Its been pretty boring and not much has happened so I didn't think anyone would want to read about nothing.
So much has happened, I'm not sure I will ever get it all written down here. I will at least share the MOST IMPORTANT event that has happened since I've left.

You know the last post I wrote and showed you a few pictures of a baby bump and that we found out it was a little boy. You probably thought I was still pregnant didn't you. I'm not. He did however decide to stay in a little longer than we a that was one of the looooooongest weeks of my life.

Killian Reid Smith
was welcomed into our family on
January 7th, 2012
At a whopping 10 pounds 5 ounces
{Yep, that's right 10lbs 5 oz!!!}
{{and yes, it was painful!}}
Here is his birth announcement...

Here are a sampling of pictures of our little man....
{I put them in collages so it wouldn't take me FOREVER to upload them}

Isn't he a doll face!?!?!
He has added much love in our household, that's for sure.The kids ADORE him.
He will be 3 months this Saturday and time has flown by quicker that it ever has. The past few months have been crazy and wonderful to say the least. I have never before felt so overwhelmed and blessed as I do now.

 I HAVE 6 KIDS!!!!! 

It shocks me even when I say it!
You should see people's faces when they hear that I have that many!
I kind of like telling people I don't know just so I can see the "look". Especially if I'm out with just Killian. Its hilarious! They usually ask if he is my first and then I drop the BOMB and say "Nope, he's my sixth." They usually reply with "What?!" Like they maybe didn't hear me correctly. Then I say again "nope my sixth". That's when I see their jaws drop practically to the floor. I love it! HAHA!

As you can imagine, having 6 kids has kept me quite occupied. I've neglected my blog because I get practically no sleep, and you'd think I could write in the middle of the night since I'm up anyways, but Little K loves to be held...a lot. So I do. And since he's so snuggly and I know how fast little ones grow I do it as much as I can.
There are never enough hours in the day to get done all we need to, so we try to get school done, laundry cleaned and folded ( putting away has become a thing of the past) food in my kiddos tummy's, and some semblance of a clean house (which only stays clean for minutes).
The above has kept me from keeping this blog updated but I'm hoping I can get on here with some regularity and at least document things for myself. I've been noticing more and more that my memories aren't as good as they used to be. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the lack of sleep and the amount of craziness that goes on in our house daily but this will at least help me to savour the little things later on.
I'm excited to get back on here and let you have glimpses into our crazy wonderful life.


  1. Congrats!! He is so precious! I love all of your collages. They are beautiful. I also love it because Killian was born on my son's birthday! He turned 19 that day. Again, congrats! You have a beautiful family!

    1. Thank you:) That is so neat that our sons have the same birthday!

  2. Don't you love that look? ;-) I love reading your blog Joy! I tell myself I will blog but don't. It's a great memory keeper with Momma brain, lack of sleep and being a Mom of 6. Enjoy these crazy wonderful years.<3