I was reading through a couple of my favorite blogs and realized I need to take my blog back from what my mind had decided it needed to be and make it what I am present in right now. I had thought for a long time I needed to have a set schedule so I make myself blog but lets be honest that just doesn’t work for me, I also thought sharing my little family on the blog was better left for in person experiences with those who want to know about our life but again lets be honest people are spread far and wide around here and so they too want to experience our little family as we grow so that is what we are going to focus on. Kevin and I are learning how to be parents everyday with mistakes made and lessons learned and this is where I will be sharing how we do it and how it is making us better. Better parents and better spouses cause that is truly what is most important in our little life right now. If you don’t want to read my blog about my little family, don’t worry my feelings wont be hurt (as my older brother reminds me not everyone wants to know about what G did in his diaper today, he is also a single 30 year old male which could have something to do with his thought process) but if you do read it, I hope you take part in being an active participant of our lives, by sharing your advice, your experience and your joy in your little world with us too. This is my little piece of cyber space to share with you what is important to me and what is going on in my life at any given moment. If you follow me on instagram, nhanger is my profile name, you will see where I am at during this stage of our lives. I am fully and completely enamored, in love and in awe of being a special little boys mom. So that is what I shall focus on.
As many of you know, Kevin and I were blessed with our Little G man on December 23, 2012 and I have been letting many things fall by the wayside as I bask in his smile and bright blue eyes and quite frankly I am alright with that.
IN LOVE WITH G Man
This was him at a cousins wedding last weekend! First pair of wranglers and boy did those pants just make his little booty so cute! See for yourself!
Yep, Wrangler Butts drive me Nutts! This is his first pair but most definitely not his last!
I am completely in love with this little man and being his mom has brought such joy to my life. If you ask my siblings they will refer to the time prior to having a baby as BG (before G) and since G was born as AG (after G) They think they are quite clever but I tend to agree with them since I have noticed even some major differences in my friends since we have all started having kids. We are less likely to judge what the other ones choose to do in regards to their baby and are more likely to commiserate with when the littles have a Dr’s appt or are just generally fussy. If one of us is busy we are less likely to take the offense and think it is just an excuse cause they don’t want to do what you suggested and more likely to understand that the precious time we all have after work with the babies is just that precious and if we want to be a little selfish with that time to spend it with daddy and family that is quite ok. We are more likely to call each other when having a bad day and just need a sympathetic ear to tell us we are doing a good job. So if this is what parenthood has done to me, I find it one more thing to be thankful for.
By having G at this point in our lives, I was lucky enough to have a baby at the same time as my best friend so our boys will be 1 month apart for the rest of their lives and will soon learn how to play together since they really have no other choice. If you ever want to see the torture that we subject these two little boys to head over to my BFF’s blog at
We plan on taking pics of them for all the holidays! Several of my friends and new ones I have been lucky enough to make in this new stage of life have babies all around the same age so it is great to be able to hang out together and watch with awe at what these little people can do.
Kevin and I are blessed by this little smile and I hope you take part in watching us become better people through the growth that G is surely to take us through.
Thanks for listening to my musings, share what parenthood has taught you in the comment section below.
What does it take to be a better person?
Is it listening more and talking less?
Is it saying I’m sorry?
Is it taking the time out of your day to make some else’s better?
Is it praying for something to happen or God’s will to be done?
Is it taking action and being an active participant in the everyday struggles of those around you?
Is it taking a moment to reflect on where you are and how you got there?
Is it being present in the moment?
For me it is a little bit of all of that rolled into a million little things to think about and do so that I can be a better person which will in turn make me a better wife, a better mom and a better daughter.
What is it that helps you to become a better person?
My little slice of Heaven
I have been out of blogging for quite a few months and am now going to re-energize this blog and work on writing more posts. Someone special has been taking up my time these past 4 months and if you don’t follow me on instagram then you have yet to meet him. If you do follow me on instagram, you are probably tired of my pics, but I am a new mommy and just adore this little man so I post about him constantly. I think my new focus on my blog will be the following
1. My family life (sharing what is most important to me)
2. My faith (I need to focus more on what that means to me)
3. My house/cooking attempts. (Always trying to better enhance my repertoire of things I know)
So if none of those interest you, you are probably at the wrong blog, but if even one clicks with you, go ahead and follow along as I learn to be a better wife, mother, daughter and friend.
Here is a current pic of my little slice of heaven on earth!
So I am sure some of you have heard Brad Paisley’s song “Anything like me” and this is what I wrote after hearing the song the other day while driving to work.
Kevin and I will be welcoming a boy come this December and are so excited to meet him. Enjoy my letter to my lil guy!
So I was listening to this song by Brad Paisley the other day and it made me think of all the things I want for you to be able to do and experience. I began to wonder what you would be like and who you would take after. Brad Paisley sings the song titled “Anything Like Me” discussing how if he is like his daddy all the things he will do and it made me think of all the things you will be a part of in your life.
You will get to be a part of 2 amazing families with Aunts and Uncles who love you so very much, 2 sets of Grandparents that are bound to give you whatever you want and a whole slew of extended family that will cuddle you and protect you whenever you need it. You will get to experience a close group of friends from your father’s childhood with which he still hangs out with. You will get to have an automatic built in friend network since all of our friends that we hang out with our having children as well.
I often think of the traits you will inherit from us and hope you have the following, eyes like your daddy, hair like your mom, your dad’s cute little nose and a whole slew of things that I can pick out physically and say oh that is so your father’s face. I imagine you will surprise us all and look like a combination of my brothers and your dad, both of which are very handsome so you have no need to worry.
I think of the things you will experience by being a part of our lives such as showing cattle through 4-H and FFA. Things your dad can teach you about like hunting and clipping a Grand Champion Steer. Your uncle Tanner will teach you how to properly throw a baseball and your uncle Brian will probably teach you how to properly give a speech. Your uncle Casey will educate you in the proper way to judge a steer and your uncle Jeff will show you how to enjoy a good book! All necessary things in what I imagine your life will be like. Will you be smart like your dad and be interested in law or travel some unknown career path that is uniquely yours. Either way, I am ready for that and so much more.
I can’t wait till you are here and we can cuddle you close and tell you how happy we are to have you in our lives. If you are anything like your dad, you will have an eclectic taste in music ranging from country to opera, you will be friends with everyone you meet; you will be hardest on yourself and expect so much more from yourself than is reasonable. You will be funny and kind. You will be all these things because of the people with who you choose to surround yourself with and I can’t wait for those days.
For now you are content to ride along with your mom for the next several months and grow inside so that when you finally enter this world we can share you with all those we hold dear. So for now this is what I hope for you at the ripe old age of 21 weeks.
I know I havent posted in forever, sorry! My blog has been getting a makeover by Nicole over at This Little Momma! So if your reading this post through a reader, click on over and check out the new design! I love it!
2nd Reason I havent been posting so much is
Yep, that is right, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Hanger House is welcoming its first baby! We are currently 14 weeks pregnant and counting! Kevin and I are super excited as are our families! On my side, this will be the 2nd grandbaby and it only took 5 years between! My niece doesnt quite grasp the idea yet but I think she is going to be super excited! On Kevin’s side this will be the 3rd grandbaby with the 2nd grandbaby from Kevin’s older sister due not 2 months before us! This christmas, is going to be a busy one!
We are scheduled to get the gender ultrasound done in a few weeks and could use some ideas on how to let everyone know the sex. We arent into having a party but would love a cute way to tell everyone the Boy or Girl reveal!
Till next time, have a great day!
Hello Blog Friends,
I don’t normally ask people to go support a friend’s business but knowing this young lady personally I felt like I should give her my support.
I met Shelby when I was in my early teens and we formed a friendship. Shelby was born with out several of her limbs but that has never slowed her down. I can remember taking her to the pool and swimming with her, which you may not find remarkable until I tell you that Shelby is missing a good portion of one of her legs as well as one of her arms. Shelby is such a bright person to be around and is always making a difference in the people she surrounds herself with. Please go check out her website and like her facebook page if you would. She is trying to help other people with physical disabilities to be more independent with the help of canine friends!
Here is her website and here is her Facebook!
Thanks Friends! I appreciate your help in this and so do several people throughout the country!