So the last time I posted on my blog I had EVERY intention of starting up more frequent updates...well you can see how that worked out! Life has been busy. In the past year we have vacationed in San Antonio, bought a house and moved, I started a new business and started a new school year, Jack has turned 4 and we are currently wrapping up the school year! Those are just a few of the things we have experienced.
I truly am planning on updating my blog, links and all, and getting back at it!!
Summer is super close!! Cannot wait!!
Jack loves his Maddie dog. Maddie is not quite sure some days.
January 14, 2006 was our wedding day. Its hard to believe its been 8 years since we said "I do". I cannot imagine being on this journey of life with anyone else. Brian is my amazing husband. ( I should tell him that more often! ;-) ) I look back and see all that God has done in our lives and I am so thankful that the Lord knows what he is doing. I am thankful for all the good times, the hard times and the down right "this stinks" times because it brings us to today and it keeps our eyes on the future. I am thankful for the son we have and the joy he brings to both of us and others everyday. I am so very thankful for Jan 14, 2006.
Happy Anniversary to my man, my hubs, my best friend. Thank you for being you. Thank you for working so hard for us. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for putting up with my craziness (this happens often). Thank you for loving me...just as I am. I love you. Here's to many more years.
This guy has found his voice and the words, sentences, phrases, and adorable-ness pour out daily. I love this picture because I know he is saying, "whook, mama, whook". Just before J turned three is seemed his vocabulary exploded and that explosion has not stopped. We love the way he talks and his excitement in learning. So here are a few of our current words/phrases/vocabulary..in all their cuteness!!
Twismas Twee= Christmas Tree
Mah-ee Mah-ee= Maddie Maddie (this is our dog and he has to say it twice every time)
Mere= Come here
Chawkwhat milk= Chocolate Milk
The Cow= Chick-fil-a
The Trees= the movie "The Lorax"
Choo Choo= the movie "The Polar Express"
I am loving this age and I know one day I will miss it dearly.
Have a great week.
Yes this is only my 5th post of the entire year!! I blame Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on their immediate response, contact, communication gratification! ;-) I honestly enjoy blogging and am not sure why I don't more often.
Its New Year's Eve Eve and I cannot believe that 2013 is about to come to a close. We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season from Thanksgiving, J's birthday, to Christmas. My mom, stepdad, and nephew joined us for Thanksgiving and they returned at Christmas along with Brian's mom and stepdad. J could not have loved Christmas any more than he did this year. The true wonder of the season really grabbed him. He loved every Crwismas Twee he saw and was sure to declare such at every corner. We went to the Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine Christmas Eve morning and J was most interested in the choo-choo train, the water wheel and the fish. Santa Claus was ignored along with the reindeer carousel!
J turned three just before Christmas and we celebrated this year with family time. The day of his birthday we had a party at daycare with his friends and then dinner was at GattiLand where he learned to play Skee Ball with Daddy. The next day we took him to the Dallas World Aquarium and he loved every moment. The monkeys climb trees, Dory fish swim and we even found Nemo. Dad of course loved the sharks and I just loved my son seeing a whole new world.
We have a few days left during our Christmas Break before the spring semester starts up and I hope to complete a few projects around the house and encourage potty training. We tried this morning to get J on board with the idea and he wanted nothing to do with it. We have all the incentives in place and we are encouraging and being patient until J decides he is ready. I know I am going to blink and this potty training thing will be nothing more than a blip on the radar of life. My boy is growing up and he amazes me everyday.
So here is to maybe a bit more writing in 2014, maybe I can at least blog once a month!
Happy New Year! May 2014 abound in God's blessings.
Our Family Pictures from this year. Photographer Rachel Ledbetter
Fall Festival at Church
A Sunday afternoon at the park
J stealing my phone and taking a "Selfie". His favorite pastime
So this pretty much wraps up every afternoon in our household. We are 2 weeks into the official school year but J has been back in the groove for 3 weeks now since I had a week of inservice. We all come home pretty tired but J is always drained. The other day I looked over and he was all cuddled up with his lovies and blanket so I had to catch this moment. Most days we come home and "Tales" is requested as in Veggie Tales. Then we enjoy a little supper and some play time before bath and bed. Our evenings are quick but sweet and usually filled with lots of giggles.
Just a quick post this second morning of my 17th year of teaching. Its a week of meetings, trainings and prep work to see kids next Monday. I look back and wonder how on earth I have been doing this for the past 16 years. Where did the time go? I have taught over 1200 kids in the past 17 years and that really blows me away. I am thankful for the past years and look forward to the coming one. Here's to a great year.!
I have not written a word on the blog since February. Eek! I find that I interact with Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Etc so much more but I honestly have missed just sitting down and writing a bit. So whether anyone reads this or not I will get back on the Blogging Wagon. At least maybe one day J can read a few details of our life when he was small.
So have a great day and I will be back soon...very soon.