The king

When Nick and I were dating we slept in a double bed. We slept with our arms around each other and our legs intertwined. He snored in my face… And I didn’t mind. His alarm would go off (Alexis on Fire… Loud and obnoxious) and I still didn’t mind. Ahhhh young love!

When we moved in together we had a queen, livin large! But we still slept like honeymooners… But with our new pup Oliver. He was usually on our feet or on my head.

When I was pregnant with the twins, in our new house, we had the queen, Oliver annnnd now Charlie. One big happy family. With dogs all around us we still managed to at least have our legs touching.

And then, one day, we got a king! The biggest bed I had ever seen. We kicked the dogs out and both slept like starfish in the night! When nick was at work the babies would sleep on his side and I would be on mine and there was tons of room and no worry of them rolling off!

With Mason, however, he slept with is for the first 7 months or so and the bed seemed to get smaller. Even with his own room there aways seemed to be a kid, or two, sometimes three in our bed… Much smaller king now. Nick used to complain about the boys coming into our bed at night, but I knew it wouldn’t be for long, sadly.

Enter Nixon. When I was pregnant there was always kids in our bed, one, two or three of them. Me and my belly would teeter on the edge just to have a cuddle with my ever growing boys. They’d fight over who got to sleep beside mommy (awwww) Going on ten months and Nixon is still in our bed (which I’m ok with) the older boys still pop in from time to time but my giant king size bed isn’t as big as it used to be! But if it means boy snuggles… I’m not complaining. My babes are growing up way to fast to worry about a good night’s sleep!

My love

Let me tell you the story of a boy I met in grade 7 with an undercut, baggy jeans and an oversized coat.

We started off as friends, for years. We hung out in the same group and I knew I could always count on him. As the years went on we got closer and ended up dating when we were 18. After a short-lived ‘romance’ we went our separate ways deeming our friendship too important to waste. Friends it is! Best friends! We continued that way for years until one drunken night it dawned on us…ok me…to make a declaration of love at bar of all places. (A shining moment for me) Thankfully he felt the same (that could have sucked if he didn’t)

12 years, 4 moves, 8 vehicles, 2 dogs and 4 kids later…True Love!

I always say having a relationship AND small children is nearly impossible. It’s really hard to juggle the two along with everything else in your world but man if I didn’t have his patience and level head we would be a heck of a spot right now.

I am thankful for him everyday…most days…even when I want to smother him with a pillow for his insane snoring or make him sleep on the couch because he’s been out drinkin with the boys. He is a kind, gentle, hilarious, handy and loving man and our little home would crumble without him, figuratively and literally.