Well hello, 2017

Another year quickly passes by and from what I can tell, this will continue to happen faster and faster! As you might guess, 2016 was quite busy and full. Life as parents is still a role we feel new with. Having a second kid within such a small time from just starting has thrown us into full kid mode nearly 100% of the time. This is a challenge we are up for, and confidently move forward with little by little each day. It is the remembering we are also a couple that often takes a back seat and requires the most energy after the kids have been cared for. Again… Little by little.

We have enjoyed every moment of getting to know Cora. She is so refreshing and turns any tired I have into energy. Recently, her schedule changed so I don’t see her in the mornings and I am feeling the decrease in my own energy when I have to go to work without having seen her. I have to say, it is an adjustment. I miss her terribly. She is such a happy baby. She smiles every time I go to get her out of her bed, even if I wake her! So I eagerly look forward to her smile (along with her brother’s) when I get home each afternoon. Here are a few recent pictures. img_3831 img_3872

The holiday season was great. We had a nice Christmas. Of course we bounce from one house the next which is so much more exhausting tugging these kids and all their creature comforts along, but it was all worth it. Sharing these holiday memories with family is absolutely priceless. Of course, this is about how we feel while wrangling the kids every which way!


But our holiday photo in pajamas turned out just fine in the end after a little bit of settling down.


Hugo of course has become fun to shop for as his interests grow by the minute. He loves anything with a lid, and likes to put things inside bags. Currently, his favorite mischievous activity is sneaking into the drawer with the foil and ziplock bags and pulling out a gallon size freezer bag and putting as many of his little objects inside of it as he can. His mouth is filling with teeth, his mobility on his feet is ever more sturdy, and he is getting closer and closer to talking each day. His clever and exploratory mind is usually pushing him to constantly be moving and touching everything, but every so often, his sweet sensitive side comes out where he is sharing with his sister, cuddling with his mom, or giving his handsome dad a big hug. It is an incredible thing watching him grow.


And so we forage into another year, looking for more time in the week and hours in the day. But my goal this year is to try to focus on the time that I do have with these little kiddies instead of complaining about never having enough time for anything. I am lucky to be a mom, and lucky to share such an experience with a wonderful husband and friend. Yes we are ambitious and always trying to fix the house, buy the next helpful thing, and do what we want for the kids, but if we always focus on what we haven’t done, we will forget about what is happening now. So, reprioritizing and feeling more gratitude are my goals for the year.

Balloons 2016

This year, the whole family went to the Great Reno Balloon Races for dawn patrol and the mass assertion. I am actually pretty excited for next year because I think Hugo will be more interested. Hugo wasn’t the biggest fan of waking up at 4:30 am. He started out perfectly chipper and sweet but by 7:30, he was in need of a nap which he got when we decided to head home right then. img_2543 img_2416

Dawn Patrol was absolutely beautiful. The weather was nice, not a lick of wind!

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It really is such a fun event!

Introducing: Hugo Pierre Kent

Hugo arrived late on Mother’s day, May 10th, 2015. He weighed 6 pounds, 1.2 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. We had been at the hospital in labor for many hours when it became necessary to deliver him by C-section due to some late arriving complications due to being on Pitocin for so many hours. I was in great hands with my doctor and the phenomenal staff at Renown Medical Center.

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I don’t think I’ll ever forget the weird sensation that went through my entire body when I heard him cry for the first time. I couldn’t see him, but I knew Kristopher could and was so excited that he was here, finally! By that point, I had been awake since Saturday morning and it was now Sunday around 11pm. By the time we made it to my postpartum room, it was 2am but I was finally able to hold him and spend some time with him. Everything went just fine and we had a nice 3 day stay in the hospital. IMG_1023

IMG_1053 IMG_1044 IMG_1008 IMG_0993And here we are, about to leave to come home!



I hardly slept the whole three days in the hospital so I was pretty delirious at this point, plus they gave me some extra pain pills since I would have to wait to have mine filled at the pharmacy. This was a bad idea, I was so nauseous. I was wheeled out to the car with a barf bag and a baby. Once we got home, we were miraculously able to recover some sleep. Hugo proved to be a good sleeper in his first few weeks. Mom and dad were grateful!

And here are some early pictures from the first days at home! IMG_1230 IMG_1174 IMG_1170 IMG_1166 IMG_1146 IMG_1119 IMG_1077 IMG_1069 We love you Hugo Bossman!