Wednesday, July 28, 2010

June 30

Oh my goodness! I am STILL worn out from this weekend!

However, we are excitedly trying to prepare for our 3rd Annual 4th of July PARTY!!


June 29

We have been cooking at home lately, trying to save some money, but it is also just better overall.  What I am trying to do is make dinner either the night before when I get home from work or in the morning before work, so all Jess has to do is warm it up.

This has been working beautifully because I am also now coming home to eat dinner with the boys BEFORE Jake goes to bed!  The best part of my day is when I pull up to the house Jess and Jake are pretty much always outside waiting for me and when Jake realizes it is me he just starts freaking out he is so happy!  It makes me feel like the most important person in the whole world.

Monday, July 19, 2010

June 28

It's another Monday! After the great, but very tiring weekend, today I hope to simply recover!

June 27

Today we had an event for the ladies of our family - Gracie's Girls.  We try to get together every year or two and with my cousin Lea Ann visiting we really wanted to get everyone together!

It was too short, but great!  Amazing what having a toddler can do to cut out most of your visiting time!


We also took pics of the boys together... How cute are they?!


Today, we took a real family picture.  Next time we'll have to plan ahead a little better for the family pic, but it is GREAT to finally have one with Lea Ann and Josh - the only person missing was Karl, Lea Ann's hubby!




June 26

Yesterday started the wonderful adventure of our family reunion!

We started out at the Houston Zoo in the afternoon and OH MY GOSH was it HOT!

It was fantastic though!  We must go back in the fall!

Jake and Josh are already getting along really well, they look so much alike it is CRAZY.  We saw tons of animals - even Dinosaurs (which was a favorite for Josh and scared poor little Jake)

Jake was a little off the whole day because he was so out of his routine, but it was fun even with the cranky and tired little boy.







June 25

Today, five short years ago, I married the best thing that ever happened to me.  I know everyone says that they are marrying their best friend and blah blah blah, but I really think that Jess and I have a relationship that is different than a lot of marriages I see going on around me.  We really do have an equal partnership, that was made stronger when we added Jacob into the mix.

We have been lucky, we started dating when we were in high school and we never thought then that we would end up here.  Ten years ago, when this whole thing started I thought I was just having a good time, I knew I would be going off to college and I figured it would end there, but it didn't.  The distance made us stronger, we really were able to grow up together.  I completely get how rare this is, and I feel completely blessed by it.

My husband has always been amazing, but he keeps getting better!  I never question his love for me, his faithfulness, his obsession with his little man, or that fact that he is all in when it comes to our relationship.  Sometimes I think he really does know me better than I know myself and I am completely flabbergasted at his ability to anticipate my concerns/fears and always tries to alleviate them before I even realize I have anything to be worried about.

When Jess and I said our I do's in front of our friends and family 5 years ago I did not really consider what our life would be like now, but I know that I could never have imagined how wonderful it would be.  He really is the yin to my yang, the peanut butter to my jelly and the moon to my stars.  I am so lucky to have found my soul mate in high school, and I'm even more blessed that he chose me too.

I love you Jess.  You are my perfect partner and an amazing Dad.  I would be lost if it weren't for you.

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June 24

Ladies you should all be jealous of me...  I have an AMAZING husband.


He listened to me, he looked for something to get me for our anniversary that he knew I needed and wanted and got me a spectacular gift.

I have been complaining about needing a place to store my craft stuff, so Jess got me a huge box full of new craft stuff and then made an beautiful top for it with pictures of Jake and the family all over it!

I can't even describe how sweet and amazing this gift was!




June 23

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my G1?!   Well, it isn't my G1, but it is the G1 that my wonderful friends are letting me borrow (indefinitely).

I have recently discovered many wonderful apps, I'm not sure how I lived my life before the world of APPLICATIONS on my PHONE! 

The best part is, I managed to break Jake of the cell phone habit!  YAY!  Well, at least he doesn't beg for MY phone anymore.  

June 22

Cleaning...  it is a never ending cycle! 

Luckily, Jess does a LOT of the toy tornado pick up at night after Jake goes to bed, so most of the time we get to start our day with a tidy house.  However, it doesn't stay that way for long with a busy toddler around.  

Poor Jess, he comes home almost every day to a mess!  He never complains though - god love him!

June 21

This weekend I managed to accomplish something that I have been wanted to do for SO long...

I FINALLY put up pictures of Jake! 

I'm not loving the placement, but hopefully someday my interior design minded cousin will pay me a visit and help with all of that!


Don't you love the "Family" frame on the bottom?  My hubby's Grandparents gave that to us for Christmas!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


So you MAY have noticed that I have not posted in a couple of weeks, sorry about that.  I don't have a great excuse, things have been busy and I just haven't been able to get it together!  Luckily, I have actually been writing blogs, but not posting them because they aren't done or I need to add a picture to them or something.

Not to worry - I'm going to get caught up!

No promises on how long it will take me, but I promise I will!