Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Famous Last Words...

Does anyone remember me boldly stating that I would update my blog again "within the month" back in March? And then did anyone notice that in April, I started a blog, accidentally published it without a single word written, and then realized it 3 weeks later and deleted it? And now, please take note that I AM acknowledging the fact that I almost didn't blog within the FOLLOWING month either? Well folks, I have exactly 33 minutes to at least blog within the month following the month I originally said I would blog next...

And as promised from my last post, today is all about Miss Hopey's 4th birthday!!! And what better way to celebrate a 4th birthday than by having no less than 4 parties????? I certainly can't think of any!!!!! So, without further ado, I present to you in pictures, Hopey's 4th birthday!!!! :) 

And this is the exact moment we knew that Ikey was all partied out. This is what he does every time he starts getting bored in a situation...He puts his head on the ground, and attempts a forward roll until A.) he makes it over or B.) he hurts himself. Poor boy, it was a long couple of days!! :)  

Well goodness sakes, it took so long to upload pictures that this will officially be posted on May 1st... High fives everybody, I'll keep trying harder!!! :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Let's Skip Ahead Slightly...

Ya know how sometimes you've gotten so far behind on something that you try to forget it even exists? Ahhhh yes, that would be my blog...once again...

So let's fast forward, oh, about 5ish months, and pretend that I posted Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas pictures, and just skip right to Ikey's first birthday!! What's that? No you say?? How about I promise to catch up on those at some point in the near future? Pinky promise? There we go, I knew we could come to an understanding!!!

SO, back on February 8th, my little cowboy turned ONE!!!!! As most of you know, Ikey had a pretty rough first year of life, so his party was more of a celebration of his survival of those 12 months of life!!! (That of course is another blog post all together, and who knows? Someday I might actually get around to posting it!!) BUT, for now, I'll just post a few pictures from his big day!!

So, all in all, I would say, yes, it was a super successful first birthday!! Stay tuned though folks, because I fully intend to post Hopey's 4th birthday pictures within the month!!! WITHIN THE MONTH!!! (If I write it in bold, it sticks in my mind better...)

Friday, November 4, 2011


Since my son will be 9 months old next Tuesday, I thought it was probably time to post his 6 month pictures...you know, so they can be in chronological order. ;) I might feel silly if I posted his 9 month pictures and THEN posted his 6 month pictures...then again, I just realized that I never posted his 3 month pictures...sigh. :) Enough talk from me!!! We had family pictures taken at the same time as Ikey's 6 month pictures, so here are a few of my favorites!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Messy Marvin

Babies get messy when they eat. Period. That's just what happens. BUT, I don't know how many babies do it on purpose and then laugh hysterically about it...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Watch Out Preschool, Here Comes Hopey!

This past Tuesday was a pretty exciting day at the Witzig house!!! Our very own Miss Hopey started preschool!!! :) Of course, the day wasn't complete without a few tears...shed by me...but it was a smashing success nonetheless!!! Here are a few pictures of Hopey's big day!! 

I wanted to get pictures of her in the classroom with the other kids, but I was trying my hardest to refrain from being "that parent"... I somewhat succeeded... :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Fresh Start

Since Ikey's birth, I've let all kinds of things go. Not intentionally mind you, just due to the shear lack of time. My little man just doesn't sleep, therefore, time for myself is basically nonexistent. (I apologize if this sounds like a pity party, but I'm getting to the point, I promise!) Anyway, my little butterball turned 6 months old last week, and I've decided it's time to reclaim certain aspects of my life...including my blog!!! :)

All of that said, I took a long hard look at my blog and realized that it had been created with only one of my children in mind, the Hope of my heart. While I still adore that little girl to no end, I'm pretty crazy about her little brother also!! Thus began the rebirth of the blog to incorporate both of my favorite kiddos on the planet.

The name game is always difficult for me because I know what I want to say, but typically I can only think of cheesy ways to say it. I also truly wanted to hang on to "Hope of my Heart" and just try to incorporate Ikey in with a tag line of the meaning of his name. That ended up being too cheesy even for me, so the idea was nixed. Anyway, making a super long story a bit shorter, as most of you know, both Hopey AND Ikey are miracle babies. Along those lines, I came up with several ridiculous titles and finally tried a couple of them out on Brian. Of course he was incredibly supportive (as he always is), but he was also super excited to throw his two cents worth in this time. He started rambling on and on about Smokey Robinson's album "A Pocket Full of Miracles" and how it was the most clever album cover he had ever seen. Smokey's group was called The Miracles and the album cover was a picture of The Miracles literally popping out of a pocket...Brian's easily amused, what can I say? ;) Well, I thought about that album title all night long, and by morning, I had decided that a small twist on that idea was exactly what I was looking for.

I was told I could never have children, but God had other plans. One year to the day after marrying Brian, we found out that we were indeed pregnant. After an incredibly difficult pregnancy, we were given the gift of Hope. A little over two years later, we found out that we were going to have another little miracle. This time, the pregnancy was almost unbearable, and at one point, we were told the baby had actually died. Again, the doctors were wrong, and we were given the gift of Isaac. After the severity of my two pregnancies, I was advised against having more children. But my two beautiful miracles are more then I ever could have hoped for. A pocketful is defined as the amount a pocket can hold, and from where I'm standing, my pockets appear to be overflowing. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

I Have a Blog??

What can I say, I've failed at blogging this year!! Since Ikey was born, I haven't found time to get dressed most days, let alone sit down and write anything coherent for other adults to read!! ;)  BUT, I'm determined to at least post a few pictures here and there from now until I get this whole raising two kids thing under control!! (You put together moms of multiple children impress me to death!!) SO, without further ado, here's this mama's heart melting picture of the week!! (I'm their mom, I can say that, right??) :)