Friday, December 31, 2010

What's the New Year going to bring?

Bring on 2011!!  We have decided to spend New Year's with our boys at home. We have stayed at home the past couple of years and it was nice. We play games and watched movies and just spent time together and ring in the New Year together. Both of the boys can hold up all night, which they try to keep going until the wee hours of the morning.

For the New Year I hope for my family and friends to be happy and healthy. I want some things to change for myself and have decided to make those changes , not only because its a new year, just because I feel like a new year is a fresh start. I want to be a better mother, wife, cousin,granddaughter, sister, friend, and a better person all around. I have been blessed with everything He has given me. i plan to be more faithful to Him for he is the reason my life has worked out as well as it has.

From our family to yours' HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's Over??

Well Christmas was a HUGE success. As I look back on these last few days, I remember the joy, laughter, and love of being with family and friends. We laughed and cried this past week. My vacation week- sad things happened as well a lot of happy things. Trevor got his 4-wheeler and that was worth the wait. The look on his face was priceless. Now every time we ask him to take out the trash on Christmas morning, I hope he doesn't expect a huge gift waiting for him. I don't think we can keep that one going.

We had such a great time being with family. Now it's come to an end and its bittersweet. I'm a little sad for Christmas to be over and a little happy to see what the New Year's going to bring. We have a lot planned for the Spring and Summer and I can't wait. Baseball, our second career, is right around the corner. Trevor is ready for that. We miss our baseball family.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I know we did.

PS.. I got my Silver jeans I've wanted forever!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ready for Christmas!!

We only have a few days left before the guy in red suit arrives.  We are almost ready. I only have a few more gifts to buy.I'll probably be one of the crazies  people shopping on Christmas Eve. Trevor and Trace are ready. Ready to be with family and open all of their gifts. To be honest, I can't wait either. My favorite is watching the looks on their faces while opening all the presents.

Christmas at our house is very traditional. Growing up we did it a lot differently that Troy's family. When i was a kid, we opened our gifts a few days before Christmas, so I never really got to experience the "Christmas morning." All of Troy's family gather on Christmas Eve to eat, open gifts, and just be together. It;s so much fun and its one of the things that I look forward to every year. We did that long ago with my whole family until my parents divorced and then my aunts and uncles went their separate ways. I'm not really sure why it happened, but it did and it made me sad.I missed all of them at Christmastime.

I want my kids to know the real reason of Christmas and they do. Christmas morning we always sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and they understand its the season for giving. We always choose a family to give to and I try to teach them the importance of giving to less unfortunate. Trevor has it down... Trace, not so much.

I want everyone to have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Enjoy the time you spend with your family and friends. Don't take the moments for granted and enjoy the presence of family and love for your family. Jesus is the reason we all celebrate Christmas and that should NEVER be forgotten.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.. We are jumping for joy at our house!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Decisions Decisions

i am a 30 year old { i shutter at that number} mother of two.... and why can't I make decisions??? Troy is usually good at pulling me out on this. If I can't make a decision then he makes it. Thanks, honey. But I'm getting so frustrated with myself. I just want to be able to say yes or no and mean it. I go back and forth.  Maybe I think too much??? yes, that's it I'm a thinker, that's good, right?

Tonight we had made plans with some friends, and I changed them twice within a couple hours!! You see, both Troy and I had to work today, so I thought it would be best that we just stay at home with our boys. but then, we both wanted to go, and then we didn't and then we did, and then he didn't know what time he would get off from work and now he can make it. You liked that run on sentence, didn't you?  So now, we are going and I still feel a little guilty about it. I haven't been with my boys all day and won't be with them all night. Parents need their time alone sans kids. Some might not agree and that's fine and there are some that don't have their kids at all on the weekends... they need to be put in check... that's another post though.  I love my husband and we have a good time together, so we need our nights out every once in a blue moon. If you know us, then you know that our lives revolve around our boys. So its nice to be able to have a night out with my hubby and our friends. I can't wait! Now I hope I don't change my mind before we get there.