Thursday, April 25, 2013

Our Family Update Overload

It has been over three months since I have blogged and I can't even tell you why. I think about blogging at least a few times a week but most of the time I lack the desire. I would rather cuddle with the kids when we put them to bed or hang out with Aaron. Blake is playing Tball and our weekends have been pretty busy with birthday parties, showers, family time, etc. Aaron is also taking another class but tonight is his last night.

The first update I have is that I have a new job at work. I have only been in the position for 8 weeks and I love it already. The area is completely foreign to me but everyone has been very patient and open to share their knowledge. My responsibilities are completely different than my previous position and I am looking forward to learning all about my new area.

Our family also had a few birthdays since the last time I blogged. My nephew John turned 1, my nephew Austin turned 7, my brother-in-law Jeremy had a birthday, as well as my niece Katie turned 5. We did a lot of celebrating over a few weekends which is always fun. The next big birthday is Blake's!! I cannot believe he is turning 5!!

John's First Birthday (January)
Austin's 7th Birthday (February)
Katie's 5th Birthday (April)

We also finished up Blake's first basketball season at the YMCA. He did much better in this league compared to soccer. I really think he just doesn't like soccer. He got so much better with the more games we played. We bought him a basketball goal for outside but haven't gotten to use it much yet because of the cold weather. I can't wait until this summer to get outside with him and Kylie more! Aaron and I were his coaches so we had fun with all of it. Next year Kylie will be able to play so they will play in the same league and on the same team....needless to say we will be coaching again next year.

Speaking of sports, Blake has already started Tball. Aaron was volunteered to be the assistant coach which I know he is really excited about. Blake has done pretty good with the exception of a few times when he was really tired. We ended the game with him crying and coming off the field. Tonight was much better. He was so excited for his game and he hit the ball from the pitch!

We also made a trip to Washington DC to see my brother and his fiance. My sister Kristin and her husband Jeremy went with us and we had a great time. I had never been before so we did the touring of the city. Basketball was still going on so we watch a lot of games as well.

My cousin had a baby girl, Kennedy, who is SO precious. Kylie absolutely loves her and would take her home if she could. I wish I could spend much more time with her but life gets in the way. I hope this summer I am able to see her more often.

Easter came and went pretty fast as well. The kids get so excited about holidays now. I love how much they have learned in their preschool about Jesus and what the holidays are really about. Kylie still tells me that Jesus died on the cross at least once a week.

One of the biggest changes we have had is that we got a new puppy!! We rescued her (Lexi) from a shelter which makes me feel even better that we got her. She was abandoned but seemed like she was not abused or mistreated. She is a pit bull (which we wanted) and a little smaller than Jackson. We think she is around 7 months old but we aren't for sure. She is so sweet and is really good with the kids.

So there it is....Most of the happenings in our family over the past 3 1/2 months. There are many times that I feel like I can't keep up with, kids, family, friends, blogging, Facebook, I choose. I try not to let it get to me, to let it take over my life. I will admit that there are many times that feel like I am not a good wife or mom because I can't make the cute little lunch sandwiches or the homemade cookies I saw on Pinterest. Or because I can't fix a nice, healthy dinner every night or keep my house cleaned and organized. So I step away and reevaluate and tell myself that it is not worth the stress...what matters is that the kids and Aaron and I are happy. Many of my friends have blogged, posted on FB or shared articles with me of this very thing. It all makes sense and most people feel this stress, unless they are superwomen and can be a mom and work full-time while crafting, sewing, cleaning, and organizing everything in site. So I choose not to sweat the small stuff. If I have time to blog, then I will. I hope that is more often than not, but again I am not going to stress about it. We have a busy summer coming the beach and Disney and I am SUPER EXCITED! I will at least blog about those adventures.

Until next time...