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I have the most wonderful Husband who has been my best friend since I was a sophomore in high school. So incredibly blessed to be his wife. God has given us three beautiful children. Nella Grace, Knox Michael, and Crew Matthew. God is good and I am thankful for all He has provided for us!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Choose to Enjoy Life

Well....I am have been off work now for 4 days due to the ice storm and to say that I have enjoyed it would be an understatement....we were iced in really....and I have not gotten cabin fever...I am enjoying my bonus time with my little roo.....so I have come to a huge decision in my life....I have decided to accept things about me that I don't like and just ENJOY my life! See...my life is not perfect..shocker right...I am not the perfect mom, wife, teacher, friend, daughter....I make mistakes and often I feel lately defeated because I cannot do it all..the way I want to...I cannot keep my house clean the way I want...spend time with Nella the way I want....devote hours to school like I want to...have coffee with friends and remember to call just to catch up....spend quality time with my husband where we are not talking about roo, the house, bills, work, etc......and I cannot spend time with GOD the way I want....but you know what I am done...I am done making a billion to dos..and beating myself up when I cannot get to it...because you know what...those are things I want to do...dont have to do....and while I am worrying and running around..I am missing out on moments....so I will leave the huge pile of laundry in my closet and go and snuggle with my roo...I will not worry that I didnt get to my valentines for my students today and just realize that I did sing Nella 10 songs, read stories, made my husband smile, and talked to my sister and visited a neighbor.....because you know what its the relationships, the time with friends and family, making the students in my classroom smile, that mean the most....not my never ending to dos....this is hard for me...it is hard for me to decide between want tos and to dos..you know...but I am going to try not to get all caught up in..I want to enjoy my life....I want to embrace life's moments...I tell my husband all the time...this is a moment...so just enjoy it...like watching the sunset in San Diego...seeing our girl swim for the first time.....being iced in snuggling on the couch..etc.....

So roo and I decorated for Valentines...and worked on special gifts for the people in our life that mean the most because you know what..that is what my girl will remember about her childhood...all the fun, silly, moments in our life...not that mommy did 3 loads of laundry every Wednesday...or that she always had a neat house....does that stuff have to be done...yep...but I will take time out to just enjoy life! Because you know what my family is blessed on days when things are hard and I am not sure if I am really doing what I am suppose to...days where I have been up since 4:30 got roo to Miss Sarah's by 7:30...got to my classroom before 8:10....been kicked..spitted on...and cussed at...wasn't sure I made a difference at school...got to Sarahs by 4:30 to get roo..stopped at the grocery because we have no milk...running behind making dinner....roo wants to be held...I need to cook...etc etc etc...it will be okay because those are the moments where you know what I need to realize days are hard...things aren't perfect....but I am blessed!!!! I am blessed to be with my beautiful special students...blessed I have a wonderful Miss Sarah who loves my girl...blessed to have a home...money to get milk....and a beautiful loving family.....all the stuff and craziness may drive me crazy at times...but I am blessed!!!

My new favorite song....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqqdA8LHN7I

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our Nella is 8 months

Our little Nella bug is 8 months!!!! It is so hard to believe how quickly time goes! People have always told me that time goes so fast enjoy her....and it really does! How has this little love girl been in our lives for 8 months already! It is unbelievable!
She loves bath time! She splashes so much and loves playing with her toys! She giggles so much in the bath for no reason and it makes me laugh so hard! I hope to remember this forever! Remember these sweet little moments so someday I can tell her all about how precious she was when she was little! Bath times are my absolute favorite!
She is getting to be such a big girl! She loves brushing her teeth! She loves standing and takes steps already. She talks so much! She says mama, dada, baba, bob, and hi! She blows raspberries on my skin and giggles so much! She plays peek-a-boo now and loves it when you say where is Nella. She waves bye bye and hi! She gives kisses and hugs and it melts my heart when she wraps her arms around my neck and squeezes tight. She loves to eat and her favorite is sweet potato and any fruit! She is such a happy girl and smiles so big all the time. Her favorite toy is her dog Scout. She sings with him and also sings herself to sleep at night. She has the sweetest voice in all the world.
I am so thankful God sent us Nella! She is truly an angel!!!! Happy 8 months Nella
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