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Hey, I'm April and I love to write, take pictures, sing, blog, dance, workout and spend time with my family! Although, not in that order. ;)

This year’s mini-holiday to New Mexico was so much fun! We got a chance to see a whole new side of Taos that I never knew existed. This gorge is such a beautiful landmark and I am so happy we got a chance to spend some time here. I seriously should have taken more pictures. Although I will say this: I really like to live in the moment, and grabbing my camera really takes away from the moment. I’ve found that taking pictures right off the bat, then enjoying the rest of our time together as a family is the best balance for us!

I think I win the award for posting the fewest pictures of my newborn (who isn’t even a newborn anymore). Yeaaaaah… Myles will be four-months-old on the 21st, and I think I’ve posted, like, three times since he was born. That’s why I’m playing catch-up today!

Above and below are pictures that I took when Myles was about 3-weeks-old.

Myles was about 5-weeks in the pictures below. Just learning how to smile!And below are the most recent pictures I took of Myles, when he was a little over three-months. He’s all smiles these days and he’s sleeping through the night (oh MAN was I happy when he started doing this at about 6.5 weeks… Now all three of my kiddos are sleeping through the night and I feel like a new person)!

When Myles was about 4 weeks old, we decided to take a trip to Texas – I felt like I had pretty much recovered from having a kid, so that was a plus! First, we stopped just north of Dallas to visit Shawn’s parents. I always have so much fun visiting them, and this time was no different. My favorite time spent with Tom and Karen is when the kids are in bed and we play cards for hours – SO fun!Next, we drove south to Austin, which is somewhere I’ve never been and always wanted to go! We rented a flat in the middle of downtown, so we got to walk everywhere anytime we wanted to venture out – which wasn’t as often as you might think since there was an outdoor pool area! In fact, the best afternoon during the entire week was when Shawn and I sun bathed while the girls played in the pool.Myles might not remember, but he had a good time napping underneath the palm trees. SO relaxing.We walked everywhere and got to do some fantastic sight-seeing. Marlowe and Fletcher had a blast looking at this awesome bike statue-thing (below), so I had to snap a few pictures. Naturally.Although I will admit that walking all day was pretty hard on the girls, they acted like troupers and were very well-behaved while Shawn and I had our nightly drinks. Snacks definitely helped, haha! Honestly, this was one of the most exciting and fun trips we’ve taken as a family. We will definitely go back to Austin!