Thursday, November 4, 2010

And we are back...

After almost two years, and now, two kids later, I am finally starting to blog again.  We have a new look and a new name. Thanks to my lack of brain cells, I forgot my old blogging info so this is the reason for the new one.  Two years ago, I began a blog about our, then, new baby, Kaycin Grace! Now, Clayton and I have two daughters, Kaycin Grace and Madilyn Faith.  And with these two girls comes one heck of an interesting story! 

Kaycin and Madi share the same birthday.  YES, the SAME birthday, exactly ONE year apart to the day! Kaycin was born on May 1, 2008 at 3:57pm and Madilyn was born on May 1, 2009 at 10:04am! When Kaycin was three months old we found out that we were pregnant with Madi.  All I can remember from that September evening after taking a POSITIVE pregnancy test, was throwing the test at Clayton and crying on the phone with my mom! I was NOT happy!! 

Madi was due on May 15th! It didn't take long after my crying spell, to get happy, actually overjoyed about adding another blessing to our family.  I actually enjoyed decorating a nursery with two cribs and semi-matching baby bedding! Then it came time to find out what we were having....Clayton, of course, wanting his boy! When the sonogram tech told us it was a girl...we were both a little shocked! Not that we didn't think it was possible to have another girl, we just thought a little baby brother would have been perfect! Plus, we had a boy name, and had used our girl name already!

Kaycin got her name from her two Grandmas (Nana and Mama K).  My moms name is Kay and Clayton's mothers name is Cindy.....Kay + Cin(dy) = Kaycin! Yes, we thought we were SOOO good and too creative!!  Then comes Madi's name.  I wish I could say that Madi's name had just as much creativity behind it, BUT, it didnt.  In fact, if you ask anyone in mine or Clayton's family, they will tell you that Madi's name came from mine and Claytons first dog.  She was a black lab and I named her Maddie because I was obsessed with the name at that time.  And so when it came time to pick a name for our surprise blessing, I strongly recommended the name Madilyn Faith, aka, Madi.  It could not fit her more.  

So now, here we are.  Its November 4, 2010 and I now have two girls, both in the terrible two stage!! I wouldn't say its terrible, however, but instead, INTERESTING! I am attempting potty training Kaycin, who now is 2 1/2.  And currently trying to ween Madi, 1 1/2, off of her pacifier! Life is great, definitely an adventure, and an everyday learning experience.  They are very close in age, yes, but even closer in love and friendship! They take care of each other, hug and kiss each other, and play hard together.  If you would have told me two years ago that this is how it all would have worked out.  I would have jumped up and down with JOY after seeing the positive result to that pregnancy test.  I would have done then what I do now, and that is, Thank Jesus everyday for the sisterhood they have, the closeness they share and the love they express to each other!

God is good and He knows what He is doing.  Those were the words from my mother when I called and told her about Madi.  She was right.  Madi was not a mistake, but instead a, planned by God, blessing.  Clayton and I find each other amazed at the blessings God has called us to parent.  Kaycin is our beautiful strong willed, big hearted, everything has a purpose, very particular, very smart, GREAT big sister.  Madi is our adorable sweet spirit, little aggressive, big smiles, funny faces, very talkative, very intuitive little sister. They love each other more than we could have ever hoped for and we love them more than we could ever have imagined! 

Being a parent is exciting, nerve racking, fulfilling, stressful, educating, indescribable, and tiring.....but most of all, it is PRICELESS! God IS good and He does know what He is doing!


  1. This is so sweet! brought tears to my eyes! You are a great writer!

  2. There is nothing stronger than the bond that sisters have. God is good and He certainly knew what He was doing giving me you as a baby sister. It's been so much fun watching you grow into the wife and mother you are today. There is so much I have learned from you and I thank God daily for you.

    I'm sure there will be days when Kaycin doesn't want her little sister around, I might have a little experience in that area, but I know that God will bring them back to a place where they are not just sisters but best friends. I could not be prouder to call you my sister, the mother of my nieces, and my best friend. I love you more than words can say!! Always have, always will!

    Yep, God IS good and He does know what He is doing!

  3. Oh my! Can I just tell you that this post has made me feel SOOOO much better about this second child. B/c I've been so torn over the fact that, if we have a girl, she'll be "named after" one of our first dogs. I've really wrestled with that one... so thanks. And this 2nd little one ALSO has a due date of May 15th... so, clearly I just needed to read this ;O). You have a precious family... so happy for you! (Amy Borden)