Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks Nana!

Such a happy little love :)

Tutu made by Clarissa Judy!

Momma and bug.

My mom was here this past week and took Aviana and me to get some pictures done. They turned out really cute. Aviana is a little over 7 months old and almost crawling. I love her to pieces. (I'll post my favorite of Aviana and Nana when I get home)

A little scary..

I stumbled upon this article and was saddened by the rating for the United States. As a new Mom the amount of children that die before the age of 5 is quite alarming. It is sad to think that such a "rich" country has such a high death rate. What do you think?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Marry Me...

I heard the song "Marry Me" by Train today and it made my heart happy. It was a perfect song for me as I am about to celebrate 2 years of marriage with my love. I just love the way he sings it and how simple the lyrics are. Listen to it here...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

finding inspiration

There has been a lot on my mind lately. Some days are better than others but overall things have been pretty good in the Munguia household. We struggle with daily things just like everyone else; like when will we find time to clean, shop, get organized, check the finances, are we saving enough, are all Aviana's needs being met, are all OUR needs being met? Yadda yadda, but today I was struggling with a situation that presented itself yesterday and as I was browsing some online blogs this morning I came across a blog that stopped me instantly. After reading this woman's story I became a little more grounded as to the importance of living in each and every moment whether it is pleasant moment or one that I really could have done without. Her story is heartbreaking as she is a recent widow at 29 with twin girls right around a year old. Her husband died without warning. I find strength from her. She is a single Mom, working, living and supporting her two babies on her own. I absolutely cannot imagine living in her shoes but learning about her push for strength and finding hope each day she lives is amazingly inspiring and uplifting. My struggles seem so tiny compared to hers. I will visit her blog frequently as I know it will help inspire me to be a better person. Is there anyone who inspires you to be better? If not, find someone and learn from them. Sometimes the most gut wrenching stories can give you more peace and hope in YOUR life that you may have otherwise not found.

"Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all." ~Emily Dickinson

Monday, April 11, 2011

little bug.

Isn't she the cutest!? I'm in love with her smiley, giggly, fun-natured, independent and stubborn little personality. I'm gonna have my hands full but will be sure to love on (well as much as I can) this little bug as she matures into an amazing little girl. sigh.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

just as it should be

I have been struggling lately. Sometimes I feel as though life is just passing me by so quickly that I have no time to sit and take it all in. Before the baby life seemed so simple and I couldn't wait for life to become more "exciting." It definitely didn't let me down. Once she arrived the moments just kept passing faster and faster and faster and there wasn't anything I could do about it. I remember I was nursing Aviana at home when she was just a few days old and thinking how could life be any more perfect? Why did having her change my world and change it so much that I felt in a whirlwind? Then all of sudden the emotions took over and I had glimpses of her being this little girl running around and I broke down in tears wishing and hoping she would not get any bigger than right in that moment. Jerry came in the room when these emotions started and I told him, "I don't want her to get any bigger! Can't she just stay this little forever?" He thought I was crazy at that moment as he said "She is only a few days old! And you will have another baby someday. She has to get big eventually." This moment has stuck with me so clearly and I remember it often and it makes me smile. I still feel like she is growing way too fast. Why has life sprinted forward since having a child? I guess I'll never understand and can't change what will be but I do hope that time slows down just a bit so I can take in each moment with a little more gratitude and joy. Motherhood has changed who I am and how I want to live my life and I couldn't ask for more. Life is simple yet so complicated.
Listen to your life. All moments are key moments.
~Frederick Buechner