Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nana was here

Nana read to Harrison the first 11 books of Captain Underpants, what a trooper she was! 

Batman has invaded our house! For the past week Lewis has been waking up from nap and in the morning look for his cape. Love these two boys!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

God is so good

After blogging about emotions flying, I was on a high for the sun was shinning (well it at least wasn't raining) and I was finally able to go for a run with my personal trainer, Natalie. I was half way through my run when I took my first huge fall....iphone screen was shattered. Thankfully my body only had scraps on my right arm and palm of my hand. 

As I looked at the palm of my hand the shape of a cross appeared within the blood, God is truly with me. He is here to lead me, stand next to me, and follow me. 

God is so good...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Emotions are HIGH

SO many different emotions flying through the Nagel household this weekend....

Expressing ourselves without major blow outs of crying and screaming has been super hard for spirited Harrison. Daddy is away for a week in Hyderabad and that is hard for him. I have to remember he is almost seven years old and using his words to say he is sad/mad/disappointed/etc. is difficult (as I am sure it is for all kids). 

Lewis has another cold which makes for a fussy 23 month old. I am so tired of Lewis getting a cold all winter long. Maybe this means he will have built such a high resistance that he won't have a cold all winter long in the future?! 

My body is showing wild signs of stress with a massive cold sore and emotionally eating. Thank goodness for anti-vitial medicine and cream...hoping it goes away soon. I am good during the day as I chug along with great support and help from my momma (Thank the good Lord for moms!) After dinner on the other hand is the time I seek out anything sweet to eat. The girl scout cookies are my comfort followed by random pieces of candy... Do I feel better afterwards? Yes but only for a few minutes then the guilt sets in. Of course this choice leads to sleeping poorly and being extremely irritable in the morning...are those good results? NOPE. 

Here's to a new day, a day to take deep breathes and focus (really focus) on pausing and writing out my emotions instead of stuffing my face. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

San Francisco adventures

Our super active Lewis has his own seat before turning 2. The flight was so smooth and he did a great job!
View from our Airbnb! 
Ready for a day of touring the city

Love my family...this is a picture to frame!
Harrison loved Alcatraz, he was fascinated with the tour.

My heart melted when Lewis grabbed Harrison's hand as we walked toward Golden Gate bridge.

CalTrain to go visit Bill's college friends... 
Single stroller transformed to double...

One of many highlights of Exploratorium 

The curviest road in the world?!

Neat coffee shop and finally good coffee...
Our long time friend Michael Lee just happened to be in SF for work...quick meet up. Lewis was completely done that afternoon (on day 4 of no naps for this champ).