Elizabeth Lillian Lapier
Born Oct 19 at 8:30pm weighing 8lbs
Her friends call her Lizzy
We are officially a family of four! The last week and a bit has been awesome, sure I have had my sleep deprived tearful moments but for the most part this life I am living is pretty darn sweet. My birth experience the second time around, was a night and day difference from the first, Luke was a c section and Lizzy was a v back. I am so grateful that both my children entered our world healthy but especially that I got to experience labour this time around. While labour was challenging and kinda like the most intense workout ever, it was also the coolest thing I have ever experienced!
I missed Luke while we were in the hospital but knew he was in good hands. Tyler and I enjoyed our slow pace in the little room getting to know our daughter.
Since being home Luke blows me away daily with his big bro skills, which makes me cry at least twice a day.
Our family and friends have supported us once again through another life transition with clothes, food and visits. It truly takes a village to raise a child and my village is so rad!
If you guys read my anniversary post you know that with every new big moment Ty and I experience together, I value him even more and this experience is no different. He has been super dad with Luke making sure "the boys" have tons of fun so Lizzy and mom can work on breastfeeding.
I think the biggest challenge in my motherhood journey will always be learning to adjust my pace to the current needs of my family and accepting the fact that there will be items on my to do list that just won't get done sometimes for awhile. Once I accept this fact, it makes it so much easier to relish in the current phases of my children's lives. I can only do so much but that is absolutely enough because God gave them to me for a reason, He designed me to meet their needs perfectly with His guidance, so by the grace of God I will always be enough.
The Lapier family adventures have opened a new chapter and I am so excited to see where our story continues with our little Lizzy.
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Last weekend Tyler and I had the pleasure of attending our friends wedding, the ceremony was one of the best wedding services I have ever attended. The minister was so personal and the way he talked about marriage really spoke to my heart. He offered some words of wisdom to the couple, in the form of remembering to always see their parter as the whole person they are. Stand back, give your spouse space and admire everything that makes that person who they are and what they bring to your marriage. Then he continued on to share some beautiful characteristics of the bride and groom individually.
I felt very fortunate to witness this wedding ceremony so close to my anniversary because my wedding was on my mind. I do find in general, I have a greater appreciation for witnessing wedding vows after being married myself.
As we enjoyed the delicious wedding celebration dinner that night, Tyler and I quietly discussed that our wedding vows mean so much more to us today, than they did the day we got married. Sure we took the wedding ceremony seriously and participated in our pre wedding classes as instructed by our minister but the experiences of the last five years has placed more weight and value on our relationship.
I am grateful for everything Tyler and I have experienced over the last five years and honestly we have grown the most in our times of challenge. Celebration is easy, a blessing and welcomed with joy but our times of pressure have really refined us as a couple so far.
As we move through new milestones together and grow as individuals, I always want to see him for who he is, not just my husband but a man with admirable work ethics, a guys guy who likes to keep productive, an intelligent person who can find an efficient solution in most situations, a hands on dad who truly loves spending time with his family, someone who notices the little things and compliments on them often and an affectionate heart.
I am blessed to stand beside him, seeing him for all he is and holding his hand as we continue through life together.
Happy 5th Anniversary Tyler
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
This thanksgiving had me reminiscing specifically on the blessings I have received over the last year and at the centre of those blessings is the presence and work of God in my life. This thanksgiving I am mostly grateful for the amazing work of God in my life.
I think I am fairly good at recognizing some of my blessings on a daily basis but I am not always great at recognizing the faithfulness of God in my everyday life, sometimes it takes me the perspective of a full year to really see the wondrous work God has done through me and those I love.
Faith requires us to live hopefully and expectantly on the promises of God. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Sometimes I loose faith because I easily forget the amazing blessings and promises God has already fulfilled in my life. Moving forward this year, I want to position my heart to focus daily on the awesome ways God has answered my prayers and remains faithful to me so that I can strengthen my faith for the promises to come.
I am thankful for the Holy Spirit and the living word which provide me with amazing lessons everyday, that allow me to learn more about the character of The One True God from which all blessings flow. James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
I have been loving greys on my eyes but I warmed this look up by mixing in some peach as well. I am also sharing some of my current fav makeup pieces.
Thanks for watching!
Monday, 3 October 2016
Luke, your going to be a big brother in two weeks or less and I think your ready. I am so excited for you to step into this new role but I am also doing my very best to soak up all the one on one time I get with you because what we got going on right this minute, is pretty great. Here are some things about you right now.
You are opinionated and not afraid to let people know what you want!
You love playing with your dirt bikes, quads and pretending they are looking for moose.
You like to pretend you are the baby bear and me and dad are bears too. You will randomly say "I love you momma bear" in the sweetest voice that makes me forget about any disagreements we may have been in, earlier that day.
You make dirt bike tracks out of books.
Your independence continues to grow but you still love it best when me and dad play with you.
You like to stick your pointer fingers in any mud patch you come across.
You like looking for toads around the yard. You have found a few and always keep your distance, your fascinated by them but at the same time a little scared of them too.
You prefer to be outside.
Your communication skills improve daily.
You can count to 13.
You can sing Ba Ba Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and almost know all of Oh Canada too.
You change everyday and your dad and I are doing our best to keep up with each new phase you step into but don't slow down for us.
I love you to the mood and back,