Knock, knock...Who's there?? November! Yikes!

November is here?? What? And December will be charging on thru... busting in like Olaf, in Frozen..."Hi, I like warm hugs!" What?? Get outta here! Go back & return in a few more months!

{Can you tell I'm over the Frozen phenomenon???}

I need to "Let it Go" I suppose and just embrace the fast paced world we're living. Thank you Lord for these days. However fast you want to throw 'em at me, I'll take them because each day is a blessing. {At least that's what I tell myself after a long day of nap-strikes, diaper changes, tantrums and no lunch-break!}

It's been awhile since I shared a post, so I'll try to recap... My boys are growing big and keep me on my toes, everyday. But, I adore them. My hubby, works tirelessly for us, and we love him...and as for me, I'm the lucky one that gets paid in countless hugs, stolen flowers from the neighbor's yard, and the sound of my babies laughing, to care for them each day. Not to mention, I also wear my "mommy jewelry" aka Jack's stickers all over my body, proudly. {Even if, the Publix cashier has to point it out to me on my neck.} :)

Here's a shot of my boys from Halloween, just before heading out for our Trick-or-Treat Parade with our pals! Buzz & Woody! Max's first Halloween!!

I'll share more on my next post soon! Exciting stuff happening, finally making my pillow covers for profit!!! More on that soon!


Newborn & Family Photos

Blogging has taken a back seat in my world lately. We are in absolute love with our boys and we are so truly blessed.

As promised, here's a look at some of the beautiful photos our wonderful photographer, Lindsay Faye, took of our little family of 4. {Max was just 2 weeks old} I am obsessed with them!

This boy. Those eyes. I love this picture.

There are so many beautiful shots, I had a hard time picking just a handful to share! :) We've started working on a new gallery wall to hang our new family photos in our house! If you would like to update your family photos, please consider Lindsay Faye!! She's amazing and very talented!  :) Message me for her info! 

Our new normal...

Finally having Max join our family, has been an absolute blessing! We are grateful for both our beautiful boys. It's been a transition for all of us, no doubt, but we are adjusting to a new normal with our little boys. Here's a look at the first few weeks as a new family of four (+ two dogs!) :)

We had LOTS of visitors! Which I absolutely loved!
I'm not a homebody, so I loved all the visits from our wonderful friends and family! {Especially those special besties who brought over the daily Starbucks, lunch and cupcakes, they were my heroes!} :)

Grandpa, Grandma & Jack welcomed us home from the hospital! 

First newest Prose meets the second newest Prose!
Cousins visit from Texas!

We learned a new bath routine. Jack is the best helper!! 

Thumbs up, the water is ready!

I love this shot.
We watched Max sleep... ALOT.

Max smiles in his sleep all the time!

And we learned to play a little gentler, at least while Mommy held Max. {This one is a work in progress} 

All in all, I'd say we are adjusting great. We have our chaotic moments, like most families do...someone's crying, dogs are barking, dinner isn't ready yet, but we are blessed. I know say this a lot, but it's because I AM incredibly grateful for this family of mine.

I'll share photos of Max's newborn photo shoot soon!

Family Fanactics!

I was recently invited to share a post about a family sports outing for , the online marketplace for all things sports fans & families need! Not only was this a great opportunity to share the site's 'Family Fanatics' campaign, but it gave me a chance to re-live the fun we had as a family at a minor league baseball game for the Chattanooga Lookouts this past May!
 {baby bro was still cooking in my belly}
Go Lookouts! is kicking off this campaign to share how families across the country spend their time together at sports events! This happens more than we think & Fanatics wanted to embrace it! We attend little league games, we cheer on our Alma Maters with our kiddos rootin' with us and for my family, we love the chance to take our little guy to live sports games! We've been blessed to take Jack to Lightning hockey games, Rays baseball games and we loved watching him play soccer this past fall! We are a sports-loving family for sure!

I'm planning on going back to to order this adorable lightning family decal  for hockey season and this USF Bulls onesie  for baby Max for football season!! Be sure to check out the site for your favorite team gear too! I had no idea they had such a large selection!! Especially for kids!
At&t Field in Chattanooga, TN 
We attended the Chattanooga Lookouts game with our entire extended family as well! It was the kick-off to a super fun wedding weekend for my brother-in-law's wedding. What a great time we had in our own special box seats!

Our sweet boy loves all sports and hoping to play soccer again or maybe t-ball with his pals this Fall! If you have photos of your family at sports games, please share!! :) I'd love to see them! 
Jack with the Lookout's mascot.
One more cute shot of Jack & the team's mascot...I can't remember her name, but Jack loved giving her snuggles & high-fives!

Welcome to the world, Max!

After 9 months of anxiously awaiting our 2nd baby to arrive, I'm happy to report, he's finally here! Ten toes, ten fingers, healthy with a head full of hair, I'm thrilled to introduce Max Stephen Prose! :)

We are totally in love especially big brother, Jack. He loves kissing his little "peanut" Max! 

Meeting Max for the first time! 
"I'll always protect you baby Max," says Jack. My heart melted. 
Our first family photo!
We had so many wonderful visitors to the hospital and it has continued through out our first week home! Thank you to all our fantastic friends and family that made it to visit and/or sent flowers, cards and food!

Heading home from the hospital! We can't wait to see big brother Jack! 

As soon as we get settled, I will share more pictures, very soon, I promise! Again, so much love to our friends and family for your continued support and love as we bring home our little peanut! Until then, here's one last photo of our newest angel... He is a smiley one! Always smiling in his sleep!

Final weeks of Baby Bump!

Ok, ok, so I've missed a few weeks, but we've been busy and I've been feeling VERY pregnant and huge! My final weeks with this giant baby bump have arrived!

On the bright side, I'm sharing some adorable photos of Jack's Big Brother class he attended a couple weeks ago! It was so sweet to watch and he's very excited to be our big helper when baby arrives!

The older siblings-in-training were given dolls to hold, burp and even change diapers! It was super cute!

Our big boy received his diploma and proved ready to be a BIG Brother!! We treated him to ice cream after class! ;) 

Now for the final weeks of my baby bump! We'll be going in for delivery at 39 weeks, so here are the last 2 week's photos! 

Check out that big-cheesy smile!! 

We are anxious and excited to meet our little baby MAX! Yes, baby Prose finally has a name!! It's been a roller coaster pregnancy with all that we've had going on, but we are truly blessed and grateful to be adding to our family!