All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

Quick Updates!


It has been a while since I’ve blogged – we’ve been super busy.  Between my grandpa’s funeral and getting ready for our trip, it seems like there’s never a moment to just sit and “do nothing.”

Because Matthew will wake up in a matter of minutes, I’m sure, I’m going to do a big bullet list update.  I apologize in advance for this 😉

  • B was out-of-town all last week until last Friday, and goodness was his return wonderful!  Matthew missed him like crazy but also wasn’t surprised to see him Friday afternoon when B went in to get him from his nap (he came home while Matthew slept).  This made me feel WONDERFUL knowing that Matthew was secure the whole time, knowing that “Daddy will be back soon.”
  • We spent the weekend running errands for the trip, and also found some time to meet B’s mom for lunch on Saturday.  It was nice to see her – Matthew puts on quite the show for B’s parents because they truly focus on HIM the entire time we’re with them.  It’s fun to watch!  It is not like this with my parents, which is sad.
  • We went home Sunday for my grandpa’s funeral and the visitation and funeral were very nice.  There is a whole post to write about this, as my parents are just so strange and handled things with little to no communication, leaving all of the grandchildren confused about goings-on for the weekend.  There were some very disappointing moments, but all-in-all, it was wonderful to see the family come together to send Grandpa off.  He looked terrific, and it felt good knowing that he’s with my grandma in heaven right now!
  • Lily (the cat) seems to be doing just great – as if there’s nothing wrong with her at all.  I forget that she’s a possibly very sick kitty.  I’m having a hard time believing it.  😉  She’s snuggled up to me right now and loves spending time with all of us, including Matthew.  I am not worried about her dying while we’re gone.  Not at all.
  • We go on our trip TOMORROW!  I have never been so prepared for a trip in my life!  Matthew has been packed for over a week and I’ve been packed for days.  Everything is ready to go – we just need to get there!
  • I think we have a name for BB2.  YAY!  On the drive home on Sunday, I asked B if he could commit to a name that he really seems to like.  He agreed as long as we can change our minds if something else jumps out at us (it won’t – I don’t believe it’s possible).  BB2 will be “Bryson Lawrence” or “Bryson Theodore” unless something else grabs our attention.  “Lawrence” is my dad’s name, and his mother’s maiden name.  “Theodore” is my paternal grandfather’s middle name and goes back a long way in the family.  Tough decision.  I wanted to name BB2 “Theo Lawrence” but B said no  🙂
  • BB2/Wilson/Bryson is very active – way more active than Matthew was.  He’s beating me up on a regular basis.  He is all over the place and likes to make his presence known and remembered!
  • B scheduled a “man trip” to Kentucky with his best friend (men don’t call them best friends, but I do!) the weekend after we get back.  I am really excited about this!  He needs a road trip desperately – and he needs to just go with no commitments and reservations to be held to.  I expect him to come home VERY happy!
  • I MUST get started on figuring out the “room situation” for the boys the week after we get back.  Move Matthew into a new room, or put BB2 in the new room?  I prefer to move Matthew into a new, awesome room!  Lots to do… lots to do…
  • A HUGE thank you to all of you who have left such nice, supportive comments on both my Lily and Grandpa posts!  This community is so wonderful, so caring, so important.  I appreciate every word I read from all of you.  Thank you!

And in the spirit of quick lists and updates, here are some photos of the most recent happenings in our house.

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

14 thoughts on “Quick Updates!

  1. Congrats on finding a name!! I’m partial to Theodore, but I really love the mutual Lawrence connection between the two of you — that kind of takes the cake, in my opinion. How did you settle upon Bryson? Was that in the running, initially? Now I can’t remember…

    • Well, we’re practically there. I think we’ve found it, but I had to agree to leave the door open just a bit 😉

      Lawrence is my dad’s name, and my dad’s mother’s maiden name – so the connection is just on my side. I didn’t make that clear. My dad is named after his mother’s maiden name. But B’s dad’s name is “Loren” which is similar, and that would make it a mutual connection. Hmmm… something to think about.

      I combed through pages, and pages, and PAGES of invitations, birth announcements, etc. on Etsy looking for unique names. Many of them were the same from page the page, which helped me realize what names NOT to go with (too popular). I loved seeing EVERETT, but B said no, so I kept searching. On page 300 something (I’m not even kidding), there was an invitation with the name “Bryson” on it – and I just knew B would love it! He likes it more than anything else we’ve come up with, and he seems to REALLY like it. So – that’s where we got it. Etsy. Etsy is great for so many things!!!! 🙂

  2. Wow – you’ve been busy! Have a wonderful trip!!!

  3. Yay for choosing a name!!! I love it!! And love that you found it on Etsy! 😉 I think both middle name ideas work really well. Lawrence is really nice because of the meaning behind it but I think I prefer Theodore if it was just about the sound of it. Good luck with making it official! 🙂

    So happy to hear that Lily is doing so well. That is great news! Tough kitty!

    I am glad that your grandpas’ funeral was nice and done well. I know it must have been hard to say goodbye but glad he had his family there and is now with his wife he had been missing.

    I forgot about the sectional helping your relationship!! I need to talk to Anthony about this because we are actually taking about extending our living room and getting one sometime in the next year (when we hope we’ll be extending for baby #2 at the same time.. hmm we’ll see about that). I think this sectional could be great for our relationship too! 😉

    Love all the photos and those adorable snuggles!

    Have such an awesome trip!!!!

    • Thanks! I do love it – and it sort of works with B’s name, making it sort of a junior-type name without it being an official junior. HA!

      Oh, for sure get a sectional! I am a believer… and it only took me 2+ years to come around to this.

      Thank you! I think the trip will be super fun! We NEED this trip!

  4. I love the name Bryson!

    Have a wonderful trip!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂

  5. Wow- you have a lot going on! I hope your trip is an absolute blast! My bro and SIL just found out they are having a boy and are naming him Theo 🙂

  6. I missed you all of last week!! And am missing you even more this week. Enjoy your trip but get home soon!! 😉

    Also, you know I love Bryson and the neat meaning that name has in and of itself!!

    • Oh my gosh, I’ve missed you too! Send me an email to tell me how you’re doing. I can’t wait to chat next week!

      B loves the meaning you found in Bryson… I think it helped him love it even more. Thank you for pointing it out!

      Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

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