Preparing for baby four and home birth

I have the minivan, planned car seat and sleeping arrangements in my mind and washed all the things for a brand new baby. Now we patiently wait as I grow more sleep deprived with frequent trips to the bathroom preparing me for newborn feedings. I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and nearly full-term, which means…

Baby Shower for Baby Boy

Shortly after I found out that our fourth baby was going to be a boy, I took a box of clothes to the consignment store. The girls are constantly growing out of clothes and I always keep a box for donations in a closet. I had received store credit and although I already had a…

Baby Williams is a …

I knew the gender of our first two beautiful girls. With Norah we waited to be surprised at her birth. I was so focused on getting her out and into my arms, it didn’t even occur to me to check to see is she was a boy or girl. The midwives had to ask me…

Homeschool Snow Days in Texas 2.15.2021

This morning I woke up late and felt like staying in bed a little longer. This has been the strangest week in the history of Texas. Ryan stayed home because it was snowing, insert head exploding emoji. I was so excited I woke up at 3am to watch it snow on Monday morning. I opened…

Super bowl to Valentine’s 2021

I admit I may have watched five minutes of the game including commercials. I did not even know who was playing. We mainly were celebrating Ryan’s and his mother’s birthday. I was just there for the food and dessert. After Mass we headed to my brother and sister in laws house for family time. The…

Williams Family Photos Christmas 2020

I use to be that person to make New Year’s resolutions. Mine was always something about exercising more or eating healthier, being more consistent in going to church or making a journal entry every night. The past five years I have instead adopted a routine of going through my year, month by month and creating…

Lake Livingston Holiday

The holidays have become more sentimental for me. Perhaps it is the adding of another year, the adding of another child or another year that my dad is not with us. My mom is traveling overseas for Christmas so we decided to skip presents and gift ourselves with a long weekend at the lake. I…

Camping the Grand Canyon, three kids in August

I read that the Grand Canyon gets on average sixteen inches of rain per year, it is the desert. Lucky us, we tent camped three days in which it rained every night with a downpour on the first night. Lesson to my frugal husband, our fifteen year old tent will not be waterproof and Amazon…

Norah’s Baptism

There is a saying that you are the average of the five people whom you are around the most. Today we celebrated Norah joining our Catholic church through the sacrament of Baptism. We were surrounded by a beautiful community of friends and family that are responsible for encouraging us to be the faithful family that…