Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Two...my whole family functions a lot better on schedules. This summer we were constantly on the go and schedules went out the window. The only thing we stuck too was the newly enforced snack time at 10 and 3. Ryan and Ally were driving me nuts constantly wanting snacks so when we were home, this was the law. And for the most part if worked out very nicely.
Three...this ZUMBA adventure has taken over :-). I love, love, love it but I am finding it to be extremely time consuming and it has been an adjustment for all of us. I am hoping to use my preschool days for organizing all my music, kids zumba stuff, etc.. and take less time away from the fam. It's a learning curve and I have high hopes for the fall!
Four...I miss "THE PLAYGROUP" that's what We call our Wednesday morning gals. I miss our time each week to catch up and keep each other sane (oh maybe that why I've been a little bit of a loose cannon this summer. I bet Mark will be really happy when we start meeting again!!)
Five...I have never prayed so much in my life. This summer has been full of tragedy and I am ready for a new season.
Six...my kids have discovered how to fight like big kids and I spend a very large portion of my day refereeing arguments. BLAH! I honestly thought they fought before but oh my...ages 6 and 3 have brought a lot of arguing to our family. I love those days that the Lord humbles you through parenting. I remember thinking when Ryan was a baby that I would never...
and I think I've done all those 'nevers' and then some. Parenting is not for the weak!
Seven...My BABY is starting pre-school. I have such a different perspective with Ally starting school than I did when Ryan was three. I was fretting about his friends and everything SO much that this go 'round seems far easier. Hallelujah for something easy! Ally has seen her brother go to school for three years and she is extremely excited to be at FWCS this year.
Eight...I am honestly sick of swimming. I cannot believe that came out of my mouth. I LOVE swimming, and one day want my own pool but I am at my limit this year. I'm glad it happened now instead of June :-)
Nine...I am sick of the heat, oh yeah I already said that.
Ten...I saved the best one for last. I am going to have TWO NEW NEPHEWS!!!! Caryn and Stacey found out yesterday that they are having TWIN BOYS----Yea!! I honestly am so anxious to meet these babies that I can't stand it. We got to Skype with them yesterday and are thrilled for the new additions to their family. Check out Caryn's post here. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow."
Oh summer 2010 you came like a whirlwind and I'm honestly glad to see you go. I will miss sleeping in and I know that waking up is going to be hard, but it'll be a welcomed change. I have really hoped and prayed that fall 2010 kicks tail. That is in fact my new motto (just kiddin'.) I hope you all have a wonderful start of the school year.
So proud of you Honey, you did a great job organizing all of this. Ally can't wait for school!
While we worked, Ally and Aubrey (Erica's daughter), ate about 500 thousand skittles. I think you can probably smell the skittles from this picture. HA!
Bring it on school!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
We have been anxiously awaiting news on what my sisters are having!! Kacey recently found out what she is expecting so of course we all celebrated that day for an early lunch. I'm not sure who was the most excited? We had a pink and a blue present to cover all our bases.
Ally proceeded to tell Aunt Kacey that we bought my baby cousin clothes...we need to work on her keeping a secret!
GP and Honey were also there and SUPER excited, we all thought Kacey was having a boy, so it was an extra sweet surprise!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Mark had a NFIB Texas regional meeting in San Antonio for a few days and we decided to make it a family four day getaway. Oh how I love hotels, daily maids, not cooking or planning or scheduling and RELAXING! It was a very timely trip and we had a wonderful time with our little four-pack.
I asked Ally what her favorite part of the trip was and she was and she said "sleeping". Mark and I knew it was because she got to share a room with her favorite person in the whole world, Ryan.
and of course water gun fights...I mean light-saber duels
After Mark got finished with his meeting, we headed straight to the toy store. Since the trip was free we let them each pick out a small toy. Decisions, decisions...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I have been teaching ZUMBA classes at the MAC (FBC woodway gym) since late April and I absolutely LOVE it. I feel like I get to dance like I dance when no one's looking :-), hang out with one of my best friends and then share a devotion at the end of class. It has been such a great experience for me and a nice financial blessing for my family. Here we are---your official MAC Power ZUMBA team :-)
My sister Kacey took these pictures during a class last month for our facebook page. Become a fan today!
Just looking at these pictures makes me smile. Women of all ages coming together for fitness and Jesus, it really doesn't get ANY better!
A little Beto shuffle anyone? This picture pretty much sums up our ZUMBA philosophy---just have fun!