Monday, August 25, 2014

Another school year has begun...

Today was the boys 1st day of school.

Normally on the first day of school after I drop off the kids I go back home and do a happy dance. But this year. I am sad that summer is officially over. O-V-E-R. I feel like we didn't get to do as much this summer as we have in summers past. It's like time flew by and we completely missed it.

I might be grasping at straws here but my boys are growing up way too fast. Jacob is still to little to be a 3rd grader. I mean is that even possible? And Tyler. I just dropped him off at his first day of Kindergarten. There is no way he is a 1st grader. This mama is just so sad that her babies are growing up. I don't even want to think about what the teenage years are going to be like.

This year I am super excited for my boys. They have great teachers and some kids in their classes that they know.  But mostly this year I pray that Jacob has a much better year than he did last year. It was hard on all of us, but I know it was really hard on him. Being teased and made fun of is no easy thing to go through. He is such a sweet boy and I pray that he finds his place and some great friends.

Friday, August 8, 2014

|| t h i r t y ||

Today is my last day in my twenties. Just typing it makes it seem more real than before. Just like that I am no longer a twenty-something, I am a woman in my thirties.

When I used to think about this day I was horrified. 

I absolutely dreaded it!

Deep down I thought that I had not accomplished enough while in my twenties. But when I sat and thought about it I had accomplished a TON!

I married the man of my dreams. 
Bought a house. 
Gave birth to not only one but TWO wonderful boys. 
We started a business. 
Started doing photography. 
Went back to school. 

Just to name a few... 

Now that I have gotten over being depressed about the whole thing tomorrow also marks 8 months since my dad has been gone. It seems surreal that it has been that long. I know that tomorrow morning I am going to wake up and wait for his call, the one he made every year, at the exact time of my birth. He was just awesome like that. It makes me incredibly sad to think that I will be celebrating this milestone in my life without him. Then I remember that my daddy is in heaven, no longer in pain and loving every minute of it.

I am ready to face this next year ahead with confidence and joy for the things I have been blessed with. I am going to smile more. Eat better. Workout more often (ya right!). Drink less. Continue to love on those sweet, precious boys of mine. Go on more dates with my husband. Live more intentionally. Spend more time with God. Clean my house more. Meet new friends. Go outside my comfort zone every now and then.

Okay 30. Lets do this!