Camryn’s First Birthday!

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Elyse Rethlake Photography

 

One year ago today, we headed off to the hospital knowing we were finally going to meet our baby girl. What we didn’t know was how absolutely perfect she would fit into our family, like a missing puzzle piece she fit right in. We didn’t know the love her siblings would have for her from the very start. We didn’t know how easy her smile would be and the way she would light up a room. We didn’t know how at the age of one she would already love to play games, like peek-a-boo and keep-away (wonder where she learned that). We didn’t know that although we’d be teaching her many things, she’d be teaching us things like how to sweat the small stuff less and to laugh at how crazy life can be sometimes. We knew on that very first day and every day since then that this girl is perfection and we absolutely adore her. We cannot wait to see what the next year has in store for us. Camryn Shae, please have a conversation with time and tell it to slow down!

Today, one of my favorite bloggers over at A Little Bit of Everthing wrote about the names of the people in her family and how their names came to be.  After reading, I thought I’d share here how our sweet Camryn Shae’s name came about. Now….you can only read further if you promise not to think I’m crazy!

So several years ago, one of my best friends and I started following a couple of bloggers, Mix and Match Mama and Sheaffer Told Me To (Formerly known as Pinterest Told Me To). We’d been reading their blogs for forever and one day I was talking about how I really liked the name Sheaffer. We joked that the only way I was ever going to be able to have a child with that name is if we had another girl and I could then name her Sheaffer. This is when we only had two children, Parker and Delaney. A couple of years went by and occasionally we would make reference to the name Sheaffer and how if I had another girl…that’s what her name would be! Well, as fate would have it, we did get pregnant for a 3rd time! Nearly the entire pregnancy, we were positive our baby girl’s name was going to be Sheaffer…but there was something keeping me from saying I was 100% certain. The name Camryn wasn’t even on the list but Camille and Chloe were!  Baby girl was born in the morning on October 5 and she did not have a name until October 6, I was so exhausted after having her I couldn’t even begin to think about her name. Is that bad?!  At some point during the night, I woke up to feed her and the name came to me. Jared woke in the morning and I said to Jared,, “I think her name is Camryn Shae”.  He agreed that her name was perfection. So there it is, a beautiful name inspired by two of my favorite bloggers (Sheaffer and Shay)! Ha!img_3766This picture was taken just before I had Camryn!

Welcome to the world Camryn Shae! Born October 5, 2016 @ 11:04am- 8lbs9ozimg_4201

My whole world (almost, hubby not pictured), all wrapped up in these 3 beautiful faces!

There aren’t enough photos in the world to capture all of the memories made this last year but here are just a few! 

This past weekend we celebrated our baby girl turning 1 with family and friends and I promised party pics but I’m still working on the photos…so you’ll have to wait in suspense for next week;)

Thank you so very much for stopping by at Finding My Mojo and reading a little bit about one of my greatest blessings.

XO,

FMM

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Talk…on Wednesday!

I was having a hard time thinking about what to talk about on Tuesday…so I waited until today to link up with Erika and Ashley for their “Tuesday Talk” link up where they invite others to join along and talk about whatever’s on their minds.Tuesday Talk

Last week, I wrote about Workin’ on My Fitness  where I shared about how I was just starting to begin a new fitness program.  I have to say, up until last week, I hadn’t worked out more than 4 days in a week in a VERY.LONG.TIME! I’m talking years here people. I was able to squeeze in a workout 5 out of the 7 days last week, which is a huge success for me.  The workouts I’m doing are just 30 minutes long and I’m able to do them at home, which makes it much more manageable than having to go somewhere. I am prioritizing my health and wellness, so that means instead of waiting to do my workout at the very end of the day (after everything else has been taken care of) I’m heading downstairs to workout as soon as the kids are in bed. No excuses!

I came across this quote this week and thinking back on it was definitely motivation to get my workouts in!

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Last weekend I got off track and didn’t work out at all Saturday or Sunday. On Saturday night, one of my friend’s hosted her 5th Annual Bash for Brains Event to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. A fun night was had by all and a little too much wine was enjoyed, that my friends is why I did not workout Sunday.

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Now that I’m recovered from Saturday night’s philanthropic events I’m back to the grind! I’ve decided to give myself a little incentive for working out at least 5 out of 7 days each week over the next month. These Nike shoes will be mine, aren’t they cute?!  img_8054Okay, that’s all I have to talk about this Tuesday. I need to go pack kids lunches:)

Thanks for stopping by!

FMM