Friday, May 3, 2013

........hello lovlies.

ummm.... march 11 was my last post. i am not good at this blog thing lately. i am working constantly or entertaining my cute kids. can't complain.

maddox is such a stud. 7 months old..... um, thats crazy. he's scooting, sitting up, and is such a joy!

andilyn is 2 almost 2.5 years old. that is just stupid. i love it but it just goes by so fast you don't even realize it.

these two kids together are just perfect! blake and i are super lucky to have these two babes.

we've been so busy with going to Disneyland, working, park dates, shopping trips, making life altering decisions, and catching up on our dvr :) blake and i celebrated our third year wedding anniversary on the 16th of april! it was so fun! we went to the melting pot and had a night just for us two! thanks Leyla :) it was so fun to reminisce, see how much has changed, and how BLESSED WE ARE! i love it.

i am so sorry i suck at blogging lately. i am good at the picture thing though so just
follow us on IG. julesfarnsworth and you can see all the cute pictures of whats happening lately!!!!





Monday, March 11, 2013

guys im back.

i haven't blogged forever.
i feel bad about it because i need to track Maddox better.
but these two kids and two jobs keep me busy, can you blame me!?
so here i go playing catch up!

after Andilyn turned TWO she has changed a lot. her sentences are so much better. she throws awesome tantrums (those are fading, we've got better days than others) and her "wanting mommy" phase has been here to stay! hey! she's crying over not having candy currently! go Andi! she is still sweet and is getting better playing with others! she is OBSESSED STILL with Maddox. he is her favorite person on this planet. she prays at dinner it goes like this, "heaven father, danks(thanks)for food, and Magics(Maddox), and daddy, and mommy, and sippy cup, and da table! AMEN!" it's the best. we always call on her to pray. it's so much better that way! she has been on a no napping kick but has napped the last three days..... so we shall see what happens. she is such a champ dealing with me working two jobs and is so patient with me truly! she loves her daddy, it's the best time when daddy comes home! isn't it for all of us!?! she wears 3T shirts and 2T bottoms(they're cutting it close and quickly becoming high waters but she is so skinny!!) Andilyn is so tall and weighs 28lbs. she has lost weight because her choice of food just stinks. she loves anything that has to do with cheese but she can't drink cows milk so she drinks almond milk. expensive child ;) she loves her fruit leather roll ups! she wont eat plain fruit except watermelon! geez can't wait for pickiness to be over with! i don't handle that well! but! Andilyn is the best big sister and daughter! she loves to be a helper! her new fav is sophia the first and doc mcstuffins! she makes life so fun!!

now our little Magics. literally, thats what he goes by.. it's stuck! he is such a joy! what did we do without our Maddox! seriously he's so great! i love watching him grow and he has the biggest cheerleader by his side 24/7! he scoots! yes, scoots you guys! he's a binky boy! i know it will be a pain to get rid of but im enjoying it now! he is so cute with his little bink! his two bottom teeth are bulging, like BULGING and should be here soon!! he is such an easy kid! his health issues are better! we shouldn't have to worry about those anymore! he has short legs! i love them! he is 17lbs! he's a chunk and we LOVE it! he's a solid boy! he loves his toy rings so he can chew the heck out of them! he loves to have a blanket anywhere near him and he is a big snuggler! he loves his Mickey Mouse buddy too! he is pure boy and i love it! he adores Andi. their relationship could kill you with cuteness. i can shower with both of them awake and not worry about them because Andi will just hold his hand, lay by him, be on her stomach with him saying "come on baby magics bubba boy you can do it" like i said they're champs together. if Maddox isn't in the car at the same time as Andi she will say WHERES MAGICS!!?!?!? super concerned he doesn't get left behind (never!!!) he loves taking walks in the double stroller! he loves baths. he just floats there with the biggest smile on his face!! he wears size 2 diapers! he doesn't have sensitive skin like Andi does! thank heavens makes diaper choices much easier! we love our little baby boy! he is so great!!!


for us as the family life has been good and we cannot complain! things settled down besides having to get a new ac unit :) Blake is getting his ASU stuff figured out and i am doing duties at home and my two jobs! it keeps us busy and happy! i love to see how we always seem to make it. with anything that comes our way we are able to stick together and i love that! with the challenges in the past it helps us every day get better and better! Blake and I have been married almost three years! THREE YEARS! its my year to plan our anniversary! and I am still working on that but have a good idea what we will be doing! 

I am down twenty pounds after having Maddox. took me longer but I am happy!! I feel like I am at such a good point in my life, despite hard things here and there I am able to handle things better and tackle more than I thought I could! I love that being a mom does that to you! I have such great friends! It helps having good friends, in your same phase of life and understanding the good and bad and lifting you up! Thank you Emily, Alyssa, and Emily! I am physically on the right track with the perfect balance of not obsessing over it like I used to :) I don't beat myself up if I didn't get everything done in one day. I take the "drop of awesome" daily! I feel like Blake and I have grown so much since we first were together.. isn't that how it's supposed to go? :) He is the best thing for me and to me. I am sure grateful for that. I got a new calling, I teach Relief Society you guys.... I just got the calling yesterday and almost lost my mind. I can't believe it. I'm anxious to see how it goes! Being a mom... sometimes I just walk into my room shove my face in the pillow and breath for about a minute and come back out and tackle the situation and take a couple ibprofen and move on! I really am just so happy with how far i've come! I think anniversaries do that to you, they help you reflect how far you've come and be proud of yourself through good and hard times!

well i think thats the roundup for the month! i will be better with the blog :)
xoxo
and here are pictures of the kids, because you don't see enough do you!
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Andi is almost TWO

Since I will be partying with Andilyn on her actual birthday I thought I would write about what Andilyn is like at two. I wish I knew what I was like at two, maybe she will appreciate this.

1.You are just a ball of joy.
2. You're not the typical toddler, you've always acted older than your age
3. Your big brown eyes, they just suck you right in
4. You tell us to "STAY!" when you don't want us to see what you are doing :)
5. You're in love with Mickey Mouse and the entire clubhouse, still.
6. You loves her princess Tangled and princess "fella rella" Cinderella
7. You love the swing
8. You eats onions, plain. red onions. it's so weird. I have to force you to eat a cookie sometimes over an onion... and you love vinegar, banana peppers, all that good acid stuff... you definitely embrace the Mediterranean in you
9. She is so smart, she's been counting past 10 since she was 18 months and can spell her name
10. You LOVE coloring in the bath
11. You are so inviting, you show everyone they're special and great
12. You say, "NO!" in her sassiest tone and laughs after you do it
13. You have been picking up on everything we say since I can remember and it freaks me out
14. You love watching food network with me, you're my buddy in the kitchen
15. You love to snuggle, it's your parents favorite
16. You are the biggest love bug, just so full of life, don't loose that
17. You make me laugh daily even if my patience is thin, you can change that in a second
18. You're the biggest helper
19. You make everybody around you happy
20. You dress darling, despite what you say when you're older and see pictures of how I dressed you, believe me you were rockin' little lady
21. You love when your daddy comes home
22. Your hair is crazy and hilarious
23. You are so confident, don't loose that. You're perfect just the way you are little lady
24. You ask for a treat where you KNOW you will get a treat (for example, the farmers market)
25. You can work the iphone like a champ, I practically share my phone with you
26. You're tall
27. You have the most perfect little body
28. When I send you to time out it rips my heart out because of your bottom lip, gets me everytime
29. You love to dance and be a little gymnast
30. You love to have bows in your hair
31. You are so concerned about the birds, I am not sure why
32. You love animals
33. You love being outside
34. You recently are curious about the toilet and playing in it... gross :)
35. You are a little mamma. You love to feed Maddox
36. "Magics" (Maddox) is your best friend you love him to no end
37. You love all your cousins and grandparents, all of them
38. Your memory is amazing already
39. You love mac and cheese, duh
40. You can't drink cows milk, but you eat cheese, it's odd
41. You are obsessed with chocolate
42. You love to say "Uh OH I drop a _____ {fill in the blank}
43. Minnie is your love
44. You love to sing
45. You love baths
46. You are so happy 99% of the time
47. You are good at making me better
48. You love working out with me, especially squats
49. You love dancing in the car
50. You know you are hilarious
51. You always want us to make sure you are ok, even though you know you are, you love that extra attention, we love it too
52. You have the cutest laugh
53. You have loved Lion King and I don't think it will ever get old
54. You are at the stage where you try and whine to get what you want
55. You are easy to love
56. You don't like to get too close to the bathroom drain
57. You have impeccable manners, especially only being two
58. I have been told more times than I can count how cute you are, always. You and your brother.
59. You love diet coke................
60. You're sensitive to juice
61. You are so fun
62. You're very obedient, you make parenting fun
63. You're my little buddy. 
64. If I am crying you are so concerned, it makes everything better
65. You give us hope when things are hard, you motivate us and give us the faith we need to know everything will be ok
66. You have the worst allergies, your dad is very sorry about that one 
67. You love all things disney
68. You have slept in my old twin bed since you were 17 months old
69. You love pizza, fruit snacks, fruit leather roll ups, frozen yogurt, turkey dogs, bread, hard boiled eggs, turkey bacon, nutella and peanut butter sandwiches, slices of turkey, cheese quesadillas, chips, etc.
70. You are easy to please
71. So many people love you, don't forget that
72. You have blessed our lives for the better, you make our family complete
73. Happy Birthday our little Andilyn, we love you more than you know.
xoxo










Saturday, January 26, 2013

how precious life is

im a sentimental person. i know that loosing my mom triggered that more than i could've known... well we just got back from a movie, the impossible for my father in laws birthday. we went to the amc biltmore theater, it was amazing. the movie has basically changed my life. or at least as made a huge impact on me. i wont ruin the movie for you, but all i am going to say is it will stick with you for a long time, and you will relate it to your life, and it will rip your heart out, and you will cry... actually probably bawl.

putting the kids to bed tonight was heart wrenching, because my love for them was through the roof. just when you literally think you love them with all you have, something else comes out of no where and you're overwhelmed and love them more than you couldn't even think of. my love for my kids isn't even something that can be expressed. watching the movie thought of what my dad went through when my mom died.. heart gut wrenching pain that i wouldn't wish on anybody. the love from parents to children is unreal until you have your own and you "know" what people are talking about..

i don't know the reason for this post. just because life got put into perspective even more tonight, i learned more, thought more, and loved more.. all because of a movie. even more so do you get the reminder of, material things don't matter.. it was a true story but it just makes you appreciate life more than you thought you already could. so go see the movie you won't regret it. ps. don't bring your kids, just take my advice. don't

love you babies of mine



Saturday, January 19, 2013

sunshine

Andilyn is almost two. That makes me so excited and so nervous.. I can't decide which one over powers the other. Raising her into a beautiful little toddler has been so rewarding this far. She is our little angel over here. She is the best big sister Maddox could've requested. She is a lover. Not a fighter. She is getting a little more sassiness daily, mostly towards her dad, not mom.. she's smarter than that. Dad is the FUN one. She is smart, every parent says this about their child, but I will say it loud and clear. SHE IS SO SMART, and too smart for her own good. She has helped me mold into a better person, she motivates me to be a better mother each day. She is seriously just the greatest blessing. Her obsession with Mickey and Minnie and all of their buddies is a sick obsession {they've taken over my house} She loves watching Tangled, and she loves her princess 'Fella' {Cinderella}. She loves fries, mac and cheese, fruit smoothies, salads, ALMOND MILK, chocolate, a sip of diet coke every now and then and being our little best friend. Kids do something to you that you can't describe as a parent. But I can tell you, it's the biggest kind of LOVE you will ever know. And the best, might I add. Andilyn is so polite and kind with a pinch of sass and a whole lot of love. I can't even express my love for her. She is just the best little 2 year old in my world and I love her a whole lot for being in it. To think Heavenly Father rewarded Blake and I to be THEIR parents, takes my breath away, quite literally. It's a HUGE responsibility that I would NEVER take for granted and that I thank God every day for. Because to trust us with these sweet perfect spirits, takes a whole lot of a Man to pass over and trust his children with. I am honored. I love you Andilyn, keep on being the best girl out there. "Magics" loves you lots!
Thank you for letting us be your parents, we won't let you down.

you are my sunshine
my only sunshine
you make me happy
when skies are gray
you'll never know dear
how much i love you
please don't take my sunshine away

xoxo
mom.



Friday, January 11, 2013

my babes

my sweet baby boy Maddox has changed our lives, for the better.

having kids is a lifetime commitment
one that you don't realize until they're in your hands
you realize they are yours forever
it's intimidating
it's a huge blessing
it's hard
and it's the most rewarding and loving job people can have
they become YOUR life
EVERYTHING you do, you do it for them
their sweet precious lives has become your responsibility to take over
to love, give them the best life possible full of love, and to teach love love love

Maddox and Andilyn have taught me literally something EVERY DAY
{not cliche, so true}
they make me love more
they have taught me lots of patience
they have taught me how to step back, look at the situation and then react
they've taught me real innocence
they are my greatest joys

with Maddox having the issues he has had in his short 3.5 months of life
he has shown me more love that i thought i could ever "distribute"
when you have one child, it's MIND BLOWING to think you can love, like that, with all of your kids.
i never wondered if i'd give enough love to all of my kids
i knew it would just happen

Maddox had his surgery yesterday
and hopefully the last
{i love Phoenix Childrens Hospital but not enough to see them AGAIN}
as i was waiting for his sweet self to come out of the anesthesia 
i saw his precious white bundled 15lb body, yes 15
{chubby boy}
i was hit in the face with a smile 
of gratitude that i couldn't wipe off my face
how grateful i am for such great doctors that have taken my sweet babe
although it wasn't EXTREME surgery, it saved him from pain
surgery is surgery, it's hard and its so hard to watch your children go
in somebody elses hands
{i'd never wish that experience on anybody}

Maddox surgery couldn't of gone any better
we brought our sweet boy home
and snuggled that boy tight
he is SUCH a happy baby, just like his sister
watching those two together makes a parents heart the happiest it could be
i love those two kids of mine
thank you kids, for rocking the 22 year world of mine
for the best it could ever be










Monday, December 31, 2012

let's have a recap

JANUARY-
Started out our new year with one baby
This was the month I got pregnant and didn't know if I was yet
One month away from having a ONE year old!
We had just gotten our new car! such a blessing!
I got a new job teaching gymnastics as well as still working at the salon!



FEBRUARY-
Andilyn turned one!
I found out on her birthday I was pregnant with our second sweet babe
Threw me for a freakin' loop, let me tell you.
House hunting began
My brother moved home
I was working teaching gymnastics!



MARCH-
I was sick as a dog
Andilyn was learning new things everyday
We took a mini trip to California to have a little break




APRIL-
We enjoyed Easter with family, Andilyns first easter egg hunt
Baby William joined the family!
We went back to Blake's mission in Atlanta, GA; a HUGE trip for us, amazing experience, Blake was in heaven, we went to Coke World, Georgia Aquarium, and met all of his people, it was amazing
We found out we were having a BOY!
We celebrated out second anniversary! It was a good month!






MAY-
My dad got married
We celebrated a happy mothers day expecting our son, Maddox and enjoying our Andilyn!!
Unky came home from his mission from the Philippines and met Andilyn and Charlotte! 
Celebrated Blake's 24th birthday!!
Swimming season began, and we were still house hunting!!




JUNE-
We were prepping for our fabulous yearly annual Farnsworth trip to California
WE FOUND OUR FIRST HOME!! The stresses of that were so there, and it was all worth it!
Andilyn got her molers and was a bad teething month! 







JULY-
We went to California for the 4th, it was a blast
I turned 22
We closed on our home and moved in the 28th
It was an INSANE month






AUGUST- 
Prepping for the little boy to come
Fixing up the home
This was a struggling month financially
And we had no idea what was going to be coming




SEPTEMBER-
I had my AMAZING baby shower thrown by my aunt!
Maddox came earlier than expected, 24 days early and had a little bit of struggles
We found a leak in our new home, we had those struggles
Maddox was in the NICU, and came home 6 days later and we found out more problems after that
This was a bittersweet month





OCTOBER-
We had to move out of our house with our sweet newborn and lovely toddler Andilyn, for 5 weeks
We had our house REDONE {blessing in disguise}
We had a fun Halloween! It was a good month even though LOTS was going on!!










NOVEMBER-
We moved back in our home
We celebrated lots of birthdays in our families
Maddox had his first surgery
We had a great thanksgiving with Farnsworths
Things were slowing down, but had little hiccups along the way!





DECEMBER-
We had a great Christmas! Im a person that would celebrate all month if I could! We had a great Christmas Eve with my family, and Christmas Day with his family. Making new traditions for our family. We really have enjoyed this month, like every month we've had trials. But we know we are taken care of, watched over, and extremely thankful to all that we have. We are so lucky to have two kids to love on. Our great humble home. Figuring out this life of ours! We hope you had a great year, it will be interesting to see what 2013 brings! xoxo!









happy new year!