Thursday, July 29, 2010

Never a dull moment

I have been so busy lately and showing no signs of slowing down. I have been able to pick up shifts at work which has me working about 35 hours a week. The good thing is it's all when Adam is home so we don't have to pay for child care, but the bad thing is I don't get to see Adam very much anymore except just before bed time.

Addyson is busy busy busy. I think we have reached the "terrible 2's" in full force this week. She is always into something or getting upset or wanting something and it's crazy around my house. She has started to learn a few songs and she sings them all the time! It's adorable to hear her in the back seat singing "head, shoudlers, knees and toes" and she loves the clean up song, if only she actually cleaned up after....She has become a great helper in other ways though. If she finds trash she will show it to me and get approval to put it in the garbage. She also opens the refrigerator to get a cup out if she wants more to drink. Although sometimes she drives me to the edge I wouldn't trade any minute I have to spend with her. She teaches me new things every day and helps me appreciate all we have.

On top of all of this I have joined a committee to plan an event that the benefits go to the Women's Resource Center which helps women pay for dental and medical care for low income women. I know I shouldn't be taking more on my plate right now but this is something I really believe in and I am excited for the opportunity to make a difference. Our second meeting is tonight and the planning is going great so far. The event will be called the "Boo Ball" and held at the end of October at the local Hilton hotel. We are working on finding sponsors and donations for the silent auction so if anyone has any ideas then shoot them my way!

So what else is new. My brother is getting married in 2 weeks. So it's all things wedding yet again including Bachelorette parties, helping make centerpieces, planning a rehearsal dinner (because my family thought I planned my wedding so well I could do this easily...), and finding clothes for my famliy to wear to the wedding. Adam is an usher so we need to pay for his tux this week and I am an "usherette" so I have to find a dress that is either pink, green, or black (the wedding colors). I think the couple is starting to freak out about things but they aren't asking for help so hopefully we make it through smoothly.

My work facility is closed the first week of August so that will be nice to catch up with family time and catch up on this disaster I call a home. **when i say disaster it's just messier then I like, there are a few dishes on the counter and toys on the floor but it drives me nuts =) its not like we're living in trash and dirty laundry

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Am I Really Back Again?

I have been gone for....a very long time...

It's just that I have had a lot on my plate the past couple of months and when I do get a free moment I would rather be creating new memories with my little family then writing about the old ones.

I really do want to get better about this whole blogging thing but it's a work in progress for me! I was talking to my best friend Christie and we hadn't spoke for about 2 weeeks (she was in the middle of 6 weddings in 4 different states along with tons of church things for her husband, so she's forgiven!). She asked what I had been up to and I couldn't she suggested that I keep up on blogging so that when she calls after 2 weeks we acutally have things to catch up on!!

So here it goes!! The past two months written within 30 minutes or less...

Well perhaps first and most importantly I got married!!

The Dress

The Groom

The Groom and his men

The Bride and her "maids"

The day was absolutely perfect and I wouldn't change a single thing. I had always hoped I would look back on my wedding like that and I did! I am so grateful for everyone who came to celebrate with us and supported us throughout this whole wedding process. It was magical and I wish I could experience it every weekend!

The most adorable little flower girl and ring bearer there ever was in the entire history of the universe!!

That's my husband!!

Our precious little girl

I love these pictures

We're Married!!!!

After the amazing wedding Adam had two weeks off to spend together and go on our honeymoon. We were able to spend the week after the wedding sorting wedding gifts, writing thank you notes, and returning/exchanging gifts. The second week we were off to our honeymoon in Florida!

The living room and kitchen in our room

HUGE bedroom and HUGE tub, in the bedroom ;)

We have the same last name now! It's so weird to get used to!
Our resort was so nice and everyone was incredibly friendly and inviting. It was so nice walking through the lobby in the morning and being greeted as "Mr. and Mrs. 'S'"!! We spent most of our time just relaxing on the beach and eating to our hearts content without a worry in the world. We left bills, chores, obligations, and troubles at home and spent the week re-connecting just the two of us. We didn't take many pictures, I wanted the time to be ours so I kept the camera in the room instead of obsessivly trying to pose.

When we got home it was back to reality...We got home on Friday and it was back to work for Adam on Monday. I was anxious to use some of our new wedding gifts so we had my family over for dinner the next weekend. It was at our get together when I found out that I got a job! It's just a part time receptionist job but it's something and I am very happy to have one burden lifted off my shoulders. I am still able to be home all day with Addyson and then I work a couple of nights during the week and every other weekend.

Father's day also happened in the past two months! ha!! We did our traditional go up to Rocky Mountain National Park for breakfast and wandering around the lake. I would like to say it is relaxing but getting the kids up that early is asking for grumpiness by noon. Oh well, still got some good pictures out of it.

Jordan was "fishing"

My brother James and their newest addition Brayden or "Mr.B" as Addyson calls him
I am sure I am missing plenty of information but I have a daughter who is waking up from her nap and needs some lunch! So...
Until next time...