Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Week - My Family

Hands down, I have THE BEST family.  I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that think they have the best family and I'm sure they do, but I think mine is awesome.  Countless times they have dropped everything and been there for me, good and bad...even the ugly.  And me for them.  That's just what we do.  We are a close knit family and I love that. I can't imagine growing up and not being close to them.  That would be so sad.  It has definitely been different since Mom passed away but we adjust and keep her close to us all the time.  She and Daddy have taught us a lot about family and its importance over the years through their actions and stories of their growing up.  I can see where that importance came from and so happy they continued the tradition with us.  So yeah...I have the best family and I am so very grateful for my family.  Could not have made it through some tough times without them and I'm equally grateful they have been there for the good times to share them with me. 

Ain't nothing better than family.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Week

So much to be thankful for this year.  I've come a long way and I'm proud of what I have accomplished in the last year and a half.  Lots of changes and lots of new beginnings.  Some of them scary, some exciting and some just down right fun! 

I know I talk about my babies all the time but guys...they are the world to me.  They have saved me countless times from going into that deep dark place that I probably would have never come back from.  I love them more than anything and am so happy God blessed me with them.  I may lose my patience from time to time but I think all moms do.  And I may want just 2 minutes of quiet to myself but again, I think all moms do.  I love watching my babies learn and play together.  Christopher is an amazing big brother and Isabella is the sweetest little sister.  They both are always concerned for the other and very protective of each other.  And my sweet Jace, I know he's keeping an eye on them all the time.  

Today, and every day I am thankful for my 3 sweet blessings...they are great kids. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Picture Show

In no particular order...here are some recent pics I want to share with you.

My babies keeping warm at the football game...GO WILDCATS!!

The scary goblin...

The Halloween Princess....

Me and my girl Halloween morning...

Bella doing her little sister duties of torturing her brother! 
I loved it!

Bella doing her best priss pose with her new rain boots on.

Me and my handsome boy.  Love him so much!

Me and Marilee on the steps of our cabin in Canton. 
So quiet and relaxing...

And lastly...this picture was taken the day I closed on my house. 
Its blurry but I think you can still see how excited I was!!  
Proud day for me.  :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Having Fun

So I was feeling kind of icky earlier this week.  Sore throat and achy, no fever though.  Tylenol seemed to help the best. Picked up some over the counter cold medicine and the only thing it did for me was make me sleepy so I quit taking it.  Feeling back to normal again and thank goodness because CANTON is this weekend!!  Do you realize its been two years since I've been?  That's craziness and I should never ever let it happen again.

My blessing and I are still having fun, still spending time together and still taking things slow.  Sometimes I feel like I'm holding back more than I should.  Like I'm being too cautious.  Because really, I'm still completely amazed this person is interested in me and at any given time, its possible someone with a camera is going to jump out and tell me this is all a joke.  How ridiculous am I for thinking that?  Guess its the whole lack of self-esteem/confidence issues I've had going on most of my life.  My blessing makes me feel so good and in his eyes, I'm beginning to see how pretty I am.  But still I hesitate. There's a moment when I think I'm going to let him knock down my wall I've put up but I hold back.  I had lunch with a dear friend of mine the other day and she told me to just have fun, enjoy every minute of it because I deserve it BUT she said, "I want you to be just a teeny bit guarded too."  I understand what she's saying and I'm going to continue to have fun.  I am happy.  Almost giddy actually.  And I absolutely love feeling this way.  I'm not going to take a chance of letting something this good slip away, but I do wish I could relax a little.  :)

P.S.  I will be CANTON BOUND tomorrow!!!!!!