Gratitude

Welcome Baby!

August 22, 2016

I’m incredibly sleep deprived so bear with me if this seems a little all over the place.  But I have a spare couple minutes and wanted to share with you all that we welcomed our perfect, little baby last week.  

Let me introduce to you, Turner William Hinton.  He was born last Wednesday, August 17th at 2:30pm.  He was 8lbs 13oz and 21in of total cuteness.  Everyone is healthy but all desperately need sleep!  

Elena and Calvin were so excited to meet their new baby brother.  Calvin was all giggles meeting Turner, Elena a little more subdued.  But for good reason.  Elena came down with a stomach bug Wednesday night (great timing, right?) and was so, so sick that night and all day Thursday.  Gramma Frey took good care of her and we are all so thankful that she seems to be the only one who got the bug.  

We are all adjusting to life as a family of five.  Our days have been fairly routine but our nights have been much more lively with little Turner.  He is quickly reminding Chad and me what life is like with a newborn.  Funny, how quickly you forget the power of sleep deprivation!  Elena, thank goodness, has been sleeping much better….not sure we could handle soothing two little ones all night long.  

Today, Elena is back at school and Cal is at preschool….which means Turner and I are going to go take a nap!  I can’t think anymore!

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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