I won the lottery when marrying into my husband's family, no questions about it! My favorite family tradition isn't so much a tradition as its just something we love to do with the family. We love getting everyone together for dinner as often as possible. Not those fancy, everyone at their place at the table, kind of dinners...the catch each kid and feed them as you can, standing around the island, and laughing too much kind of dinners!
He and his siblings have 5 babies (they're not all really babies, we just think of them as babies 😩😍) between them, and it truly brings so much joy to our hearts to see our "babies" grow up together!! We love both the simplicity and chaos of having everyone over and watching the littles run and scream through the house! Nothing beats spending time with your family and making memories that will last a lifetime and be passed on from generation to generation ❤️
We don't have a single favorite story because we have loved each adventure, new phase, and progression our family has made together. We loved the day that we brought our baby boy home to our sweet pups. We love that we've been able to take our sweet boy to Texas at 5 months to the car races his daddy loves.
We love that we got to fly to Sedona for our first family vacation at 10 months. We love that we've been able to witness all his milestones together. We love knowing there are so many more stories to come ❤️
There aren't any exact guidelines/rules. You'll feel lost at times, but you must be kind to yourself! Those sweet babies only know to love you, and your job is to love them back! You'll figure out what works for you and your little nugget and you'll be great!
I've learned to relax and let go. Prior to baby I would have described myself as up tight and high strung 🤷🏻♀️ However, my little man has taught me to love my messy house and appreciate the "lived in" vibe it now has. Don't get me wrong, there are still days I wish it could be spotless and all the laundry could be washed and put away...but there's a new balance and it's been a saving grace for me to learn to accept it!
I'd say our funniest parenting story came a little bit earlier than expected. My husband and I planned a friends and family dinner to find out the gender of our baby. We were so excited, we made all the plans, invited all the guests, made the big box which was to be filled with either pink or blue balloons, all we had to do was go to our doctors appointment to find out!! 😬
We began our appointment like all the previous (you ladies know what I'm talking about...please take this cup...😂), but as the visit progressed my husband and I began getting nervous. My doctor didn't seem any more excited than normal and no one was talking about finding out the gender of our baby...😳 we eventually bring it up, and our doctor says, "Oh, no...that's the next appointment."
Now, if I didn't share with you that somehow we had been misinformed at our prior appointment about finding out the gender at our next appointment (the one we were at), my husband would be very upset with me 😂 Luckily, after I started laughing uncontrollably and my husband just sat silent we shared with our doctor our planned party and he worked some magic. We somehow managed to sneak into an available ultrasound appointment at which we were able to find out the gender 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Side note: we didn't find out until our party, but thank goodness we were able to share with our friends and family...we almost weren't 😳🤦🏻♀️😅
You can find the Lohmeyer family on Instagram at @meikamarie.