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Stockton turns 3

Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 1 comment

Stockton turns 3

Life lately has seemed to be flashing before my eyes more than ever. My little buddy turned 3 on August 4th. Memories flooded my mind as I thought this was the little boy who made me a mom, who taught me patience, and taught me how to love more than I ever thought possible. Life with Stocky everyday is an adventure. He has such a confidence and love about him I just can’t explain it. So I put together some highlights of the year with him in this little video....

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our 4th

Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 2 comments

our 4th

This year the anticipation almost killed me counting down the days until the 4th of July. I remember last year when we were in our little apartment in KL and I was so homesick wishing I could take Stocky to a parade and to see fireworks. Mostly though I missed the warm feeling you get by being surrounded by family and friends. This year exceeded my expectations of being able to celebrate the 4th in the USA. Seeing Stocky surrounded by loved ones, BBQs, Fireworks, junk food like you wouldn’t believe, hot air balloons, and parades made my heart almost burst with joy. The highlight of all the festivities was probably the parade. I really thought Stockton was going to get really into it this year and I was disappointed. However when he realized people in the parade were giving high fives as they passed though, he made it his life’s mission to give every person a high five in the parade. I still am giggling to myself picturing him with his hand stretched out saying, “high five”. Sometimes he was successful other times not so much and he took it personal and got really sad about it. I couldn’t help but giggle here we all are my family getting up at 4:30am to get a spot at the parade and all Stockton cares about is giving anyone and everyone a high five. To me it was still worth it so see that little smile on his face....

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Texas family

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 3 comments

Texas family

So a while ago we went and visited my Dad’s side of the family in Texas. We had such a great time with them and really wished we could have stayed longer. While we were there we celebrated my grandmas birthday. She’s a pretty incredible women with having 13 kids and I loose count with how many grandkids and great grandkids she has. Stockton was in heaven running all over the place with his cousins. I put together little recordings I took while we were there and it just makes me smile and look forward to the next time I will see them all. Heres the clip below. A long time coming but finally got around to posting it. Texas family we love...

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Venice’s baby blessing

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

Venice’s baby blessing

Today we blessed are sweet little daughter Venice Malay Lisonbee. It was such a special moment. The morning of the blessing I was so frantic trying to make sure everything would be perfect. I was so worried that she would have a bad blow out in her pretty white dress. She has become quite the blow out queen. In fact I take a picture everyday to show Matt as proof that she has yet again blown out of a very cute outfit that I have to throw away. I know I could just wash it but the idea of poop just floating around in my washing machine makes me gag. So to think of her having a blow out was giving me nightmares. This dress is very sentimental to me as her grandparents are serving a mission in Brazil and her grandmother sent it to me. By having her wear this dress it felt like Bianca and Dave were sharing this day with us. She also wore my bonnet I wore when I was blessed. It was very special to have a lot of meaning to her clothes. After all I feel like Venice’s name has a lot of meaning as well. With her first name being named after my grandmother who passed away when I was little and her middle name being an abbreviation of Malaysia, it just felt right to bring that in with her blessing. I worked so hard to have Venice fall asleep right before her blessing because she is 5 months now and cooing like crazy so I thought she would just talk the whole entire time during her blessing. Well luckily she fell asleep right before,  I then transferred her into Matt’s arms where she just laid on her daddies chest without a care in the world, so safe and protected from the world. To me the moments that make me more attracted to Matt than ever, are the moments when I look into his eyes and see the love he has for our children. This was one of those moments and even thinking about the look I saw in his eyes just before her blessing makes my heart swell. When the blessing  Venice woke up but just sat quiet looking at all the men surrounding her. She was so peaceful and still the whole blessing. There’s just something so special about a baby blessing… fresh life, new beginnings, and being untouched from this wicked world. Perhaps my favorite part of  it all is getting to spend time with family afterwards and having their support. I feel like I have the best family in the world on both sides. Just thinking about Sundays with them all makes me happy and today was no exception, it was such a special day.  ...

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my little buddy

Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

my little buddy

Today was a very hard day one for the books. With a colicky baby and a busy toddler it leaves little to no time for me to get things done. Showers, makeup, and sleep are all foreign words to me that I long to know the meaning of again. However the end to this night was very different that my day. I had one of those moments with stocky where I feel like I have so much love pounding out of my chest, I feel like there’s going to be an explosion of fireworks coming out. It all started when I was putting him down for bed we did our normal routine. Say a prayer pull up a picture of Jesus and read some scriptures. But after we had finished Stockton begged me to snuggle with him. His little pleading voice saying, “please mama cuddle”, made me do exactly the opposite of what I wanted to on such a long day and that is crawl into his little bed with him. I was really looking forward to my break at the end of the night but I’m glad I put aside those feelings of the day to have such a sweet moment with him. He proceeded to say, “hold hand mama”. My favorite thing to do with him in the world is to feel his little fingers pressed firmly in between mine holding so tightly his little palms are sweaty. His other hand wrapped around my neck and our faces cheek to cheek he than tells me I love you so much. That’s when he asked me to sing I’m a child of God. Something I really have never sang too much with him before that he must have gained from nursery. As we sang the words just flew off his tongue and he took the lead. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. He knew the whole song. At the end of the song tears filled my eyes and I told Stockton how much I loved the song and then he said mama I love Jesus. I than told him I loved Jesus too. I realized that his little voice singing those words was so much more than what I heard but rather a testimony of Christ from a 2-year-old. It was just one of those moments where your singing praises to motherhood and you just crave for time to stand still never wanting that moment to end but to live in it indefinitely. As I continued to lay next to him I just felt the love for my son the savior had so strongly. I can’t even imagine how much Christ loves...

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a little update

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

a little update

Life lately with two kids has kept me on my toes. I finally feel like I’m not nursing all day everyday and have a better schedule down. Venice is less colicky and Stocky has grown even fonder of her now that he realizes she doesn’t scream all the time. Also Utah’s winter has been beautiful its felt more like spring, so we have been enjoying every second of it. Heres a little update of what each of us have been up to lately. Stockton: Talking more than ever but probably singing even more than that. He loves it, and every Sunday after nursery he sings me some new song. He loves to run and trust me he’s good and fast at it. I’m constantly chasing after him everywhere we go. Recently he started drawing pictures of people. He always comes up to me and says. “look at my man.” It’s usually just a circle with two dots for eyeballs and a string from its head. It looks more like a tadpole to me but he just beams with excitement as he proudly marches around the room with a victory dance. He loves tomatoes in fact if I leave one out he will eat it like an apple. He’s starting to make jokes lately. He calls people by different names even though he knows there real names and then laugh’s and says, “nooope I silly.” When he gets excited he beams and says “Oh my gosh.” He loves surprises and asks for the every day especially after he goes potty on the toilet he wants some reward. Stockton’s Italian is in full swing. He’s constantly surprising us with new words each day. Pretty soon I’m not going to understand anything he’s saying. His hair is out of control curly and we love it so much. He is still such a lover and will kissing anything and everything. Things Stockton has kissed lately: random people’s dogs, shoes, his shadow, sissies lips constantly, his reflection, little girls in primary, and pretty much anyone who asks for one. Venice: Just this last week Venice has discovered her voice. She coo’s so loud and then kicks her legs with excitement recognizing that the sound is coming from her. She is rolling over from her tummy to her back and holding her head up really well. She is laughing and smiling all the time, but mostly when daddy rubs her hands on his beard. She’s been sleeping through the night for the past couple of days but I’m knocking on wood. She snorts when she hungry and eating and literally is the gassiest little baby ever farting all the time. Sometimes people think its me and its embarrassing. She’s starting to grab for toys and suck on them. She discovered her fingers and favors them over the binky. Matt and Kay: We are finally understanding how to balance time a little more with two kids. Were putting down the kids earlier so we get the quality time we need. Went to our very first BYU basketball game with 2 kids. Lets just say we felt like we should have been in an episode of I shouldn’t be alive, somehow we made it through. Learning to spend time where it really counts meaning less time on social media,...

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new year new goals

Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 2 comments

new year new goals

I have made several new goals for the new year but one that is at top of my list is to have scripture study every night with Stockton. I was a little concerned on how he would take having to sit still for one whole chapter a night in the Book of Mormon seeing he is only 2 and a half but what he did the other night shocked me. As we were laying down and reading scriptures we actually had just finished he whispered to me in his sweet little voice that he loved Jesus. It really struck home to me that he is not to little to understand about the scriptures. Although he may not follow along with the concept very well he realizes that what it is all about is Jesus. It was a sweet little reminder to me too. I just love that boy so much my heart hurts thinking about it....

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Disneyland

Posted by on January 3, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

Disneyland

We went to Disneyland on Monday and although the crowds were crazy it was well worth it. It was Stockton’s very first time there and he loved it. There was something so magical about taking my children there. My favorite moment of it all was walking in at the very beginning and Stocky seeing Mickey Mouse and just laughing for joy. I caught it on film and you can see it on the beginning of this video. At the end when the crowds were winding down and we watched the fireworks I just stood there and held my son and soaked up the moment. It was one of those moments where I was filled up with so much gratitude and love for my savior and this little life that I live. There is nothing I want more in my life than to be my kids...

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covered goods-and my nursing story

Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 4 comments

covered goods-and my nursing story

With my first child I was only able to breastfeed for a short while because of a severe allergy he had and it was really hard on me. I loved the closeness that nursing gave me with him and I felt like a failure when I couldn’t breastfeed anymore. However the best lesson that I learned from it was just to be kind to everyone. You would not believe how many people had a word or two to tell me about not breastfeeding my child. So in return my feelings were constantly hurt because of others opinions. It’s not like I didn’t want to breastfeed him it just didn’t work out. I’m convinced that however you choose to feed your child you will still have a bond with them, they will still love you. We each have to do what is best for our children and us. This time around breastfeeding has worked out better. She didn’t have the same allergy stockton did. So now I feel like i’m still learning new things about what is right and wrong for my child. Am I over feeding her? Underfeeding her? When do I burp her? So in a way you could imagine I have felt like a new mom all over again. One thing that has really helped me feel comfortable with the new adjustment is my Covered Goods nursing cover. It’s really convient for me and gives me freedom to do things throughout my day. I always have it with me because I choose to wear it as a scarf, or use it as a carseat cover on a cold day. It completely covers my whole upper body and helps me feel modest. I’m not against anyone breastfeeding in public, I just choose to do it privately because it makes me feel more comfortable. This cover has really helped me with the new adjustment of breastfeeding this time around. It’s light and airy, soft, and can easily fit in my diaper bag without taking up lots of space. I would totally recommend it to anyone. I love mine so much. The owner of Covered Good’s, Jamie is a sweetheart and she is having a promotion going on right now and launching some new colors. So go check her out you won’t regret it!...

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newborn photos

Posted by on November 29, 2014 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

newborn photos

I love my new little family so much! I literally can’t get over how much fun it is to be a family of four now. As hard as the sleepless nights are and trying to juggle the time between two kids I really would not have it any other way. The happiest I have ever been in my life is when I became a mom. I guess something just clicked and I realized hey Kaylynne life isn’t all about you anymore. Perhaps thats why we love our kids so much is that we forget about ourselves and serve them. It’s been such a fun little time this past month as we have watched stockton’s love for his sissy develop more and more. He is my big helper and always runs to my aid when I need a binky, a diaper, or her burp rag. The other day he came running to me all concerned when I was doing dishes and said, “mama oh no sissy spit up, where the burp rag go?” He than ran and got the burp rag and wiped her face clean. I just love him so much. Also this week venice has decided she will on occasion smile for us so we are thrilled with that. Here are some newborn photos we took from my talented friend Brooklyn. We have been friends since high school so it was really fun to have her over and shoot these photos for me. She is beyond talented!  ...

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