Wedded Bliss!We celebrated our 8th anniversary as Husband and Wife this past week. We're not perfect, but we have some really great things going for us! In the midst of crazy schedules and a demanding 2 yr old, it's important to stop and realize that this is our life. We can either get frustrated and stay home, or we can suck it up and torture our kid by making her do the things we want to do! We took Mira to Cooper's Rock with us, where Justin proposed to me 9 years ago! It was much less peaceful and romantic this time around, but I was happy to be able to take Mira with us to make new memories together. When Justin proposed to me, he got down on one knee and said that he brought me there because it was a new place for us to explore and as we travel through our journey called "life" we would be exploring many new places together. OR something LIKE that! Ha! As we were walking through the woods, and playing hide and seek in "Rock City" I couldn't help but reminisce about the journey we have been on since that proposal. Some good, some bad, but I've made it through with an amazing man by my side. Loving and learning as we go. I pray to be a better wife. To learn everyday how to best serve my Husband according to God's plan. To teach my Daughter how to do the same. God's still working on me, and boy does He have his work cut out for Him!
Photo courtesy of Mira!
Adventures in Babysitting!
This week was pretty busy with babies! We watch 4month old Baby B on Monday and Wednesdays, and this week she came Friday also. Baby S will be Monday -Thursday but was only one day this week. He'll start full time when school starts. Let me tell you how BIG of an adjustment this is for Mira and I. I am getting a little taste of what my Mommy friends with twins go through! Mira's working through some jealousy stuff, which is totally to be expected. She has been the center of my attention for 2.5yrs. I need to work on my temper towards her when she's having a difficult time dealing with it all. There are times when she is a really great helper, and other times she's regressing into baby mode and making things very difficult. The babies are getting into the swing of things, and I am confident that once we are on our "regular" schedule, things will get easier. I'm thankful for the opportunity to watch both these babies, and their Mommy's are working well with me on schedules and such. Pray that this is the right path for our family. I'm thankful to be able to work at home. I really appreciate my time with just MY baby, and I'm working on her getting to appreciate our alone time together as well!
Blast From The Past!
That is the theme of the county fair, but I only know that because I looked it up on the website when needing a subtitle! Ha! We tried something new this year, riding the trolley to the fair! What a fun time for the kids! Thursday, Mira and I met Mimi and Kayleigh there. Friday night we took Daddy! We rode the trolley, walked through the animal barns, (the piggies were a favorite!) and congratulated our Cousins for winning Champion and Reserved Champion Steers! We enjoyed some treats, (of course!) went to the petting zoo, and then headed back on the trolley. A great (sticky, dirty, smelly) time was had by all!