Monday, March 22, 2010

Masons 2nd Birthday Party!!

THE BIRTHDAY BOY!





Mason wont be 2 years old officially until March 30th, but we decided to have it on Sunday, March 21st! He was such a little stud wearing a tuxedo Daddy picked out for him! It was awesome to have all the family drive out from Arizona to be here for his special day! At first Mason didnt want nothing to do with presents, he pushed them away! And he just wandered around away from everyone. It was weird! But once he saw what was in the presents daddy had to show him, he warmed up! Cake was a blast, he LOVES to get messy! Licking every last finger till all the frosting was off his hands! I cant believe my baby boy is 2 years old! He's becoming such a little man! Here's pictures from Masons big day :) It was beautiful outside!!
"Once he dug in it was all over!"

"Masons Bongebob Cake"


"He licked it ALL off"

"Mike passing out the cake to everyone"

"Gpa Bill & Nana"

"Cutie Pie Hailey"

"Precious Kylie"

"It was a marble cake w/ strawberry filling"

"Wagon & Legos from Daddy"

"Boogie boards from Gpa Cois"
"Bubble Mower from Nana"

"Spongebob clothes from Gpa Bill"

"Remote controlled tonka truck!"

"Gpa Bill playing w/ Mason"

"Grandcracker & Gpa Rick"

"Brayden"

"Mommy & Brayden"

"Gpa Bill hanging out with B-rad"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bored? Why not blog!


Life is pretty simple lately. Every day is just going by so fast, doing the same ol' routine. Lots of cleaning, hanging out w/ the boys, laundry, school, & trying to find time to work out! How did it get to March already? Mason is going to be 2 this month!! ahhh!!! We're trying to plan Masons *wonder pets* birthday party for the weekend of the 21st. All the family is in Arizona tho, so I feel like its selfish to make everyone drive out here for the party. But I have school on Saturdays till 3 so there's really no other option. Plus, our extended family (the guys) are out here, and they wouldnt want to miss it!! Brayden is trying to crawl! He's 7 months old yesterday, and he's on his knees rocking back and forth, its soo cute! Im gonna have my hands full when he's up and moving! He sits up by himself, and is eating just about everything now, baby food wise. He always makes funky faces even if he likes it! I babysat Pichets kids yesterday, boy are they fun! It was like THE BEST form of birth control EVER. They have 3 kids, 6yrs old, 4 yrs old, & 9 months old! So I was running all over the place, but Mason sure enjoyed the playtime! He is such a tough little kid, they were pushing him around, and he would just push back. Not that pushing is a good thing, but its good to know he can handle his own. We did get to play the 'elephant game' and Mason thinks picking em up of the ground is the fun! He'd get so excited when he had a lot of butterflies in his net. I am making a goal for the week to spend more quality time with Mason doing something with crafts! I think it will be soo good for him. He's spending way too much time watching spongebob, and Wow Wow Wubzy! The weather is getting nice, so maybe we'll go on more outdoor adventures!
Until next time,
Ciao :]

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yin Yang

When someone asks me do i wanna know the good news or the bad, i always say the bad first so that we end on a good note. So, today while up at the facility for the Nursing Assistant Program, one of the patients had passed away. Now, working in a long term care facility, its expected and you learn to live with it. But considering im new, it was the first time i had seen a lifeless body. I know i sound absolutely insane when i say this, but i have always wondered what you saw when you look into their eyes. Now i know. :[ It was definitely something ill remember for the rest of my life.


"light at the end of the tunnel"


Now, onto the good news!!! Mike told me today while we were relaxing on the couch, that the opportunity for him to extend is no longer an option. I guess they filled up the extra spots. When i asked him if thats what he wanted he said that its probably a good thing. Now, i live my life by the quote "everything happens for a reason". So, i truly believe this is god watching over us and our little family. :] Its a blessing in disquise, because i KNOW Mike really wants to go with the guys, and he's probably really bummed. And to be honest, i know if the chance for him to extend comes up again he's going to do it. So im gonna cross my fingers, but not be suprised if something changes. Its just how the military goes. You learn to live with it.

so thats all for now!
Over & Out! <3

Quote for today:
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
-Dorothy Thompson