August 25, 2009

Scavenger Hunt

We had such a great time at the school this morning. They had a scavenger hunt for all of the Kindergarten kids so they could see the school. The hunt took them to the music room, library, gym & the classrooms of course. It ended at the playground with popsicles. Now Taylor is really excited for the first day of school in 2 weeks.

August 24, 2009

Busy Times

Well we are finally getting to the busy times of life. Taylor starts school in two weeks (Sept 8), AWANA starts the next day (Sept 9) & I start my piano lessons. On top of all that, Daron aslo has his doctor appointments, physical therapy appointments & other misc appointments that I have to take him to. Then you add my babysitting to it all & I have one busy, busy life ahead of me.

I am really looking forward to it though. I actually enjoy being busy - to a point - so I don't feel like I am sitting around. I hope that I will be able to get everything on a normal routine so that I am not fully running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Please pray for us as we get started on this new chapter in our lives.

August 21, 2009

Proud Big Sister

Well I have to say first of all that I am a very proud big sister. My baby brother - Jon - just joined the National Guard. I am so proud of him & his decision to do this. But on top of that I found out that he leaves for Fort Benning in Georgia for boot camp on my birthday of all days. He isn't the only one. My Dad, who is also in the National Guard, leaves for Fort Sill in Oklahoma the same day. Jon will be back around Thanksgiving & my Dad will be back in October.

So although I am very very proud of my little brother, it is going to be a bittersweet birthday this year. Please be in prayer for my brother & my Dad as they leav for National Guard training.

August 18, 2009

He has to go to school when??

Well, I just found out today that Taylor will be at school Monday to Friday from 12:05 to 3:30pm. I am amazed that they are having Kindergarten everyday of the week. But I am glad that he will be starting school in a few weeks. He will have so much fun making new friends & learning things he already thought he knew. He is so looking forward to school starting.

August 14, 2009

Look how far he has come!!

With Taylor getting ready to start school for the first time on Sept 8, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane. Here are a few pictures just to give you a glimpse of my son through his 5 1/2 years on earth so far!


Taylor's First Christmas! Taylor 9 days old when we took him to his first family Christmas get together. I was so excited to show him off.



First Goofy Grin. He was always making silly faces at me when I got out the camera. This is just one of them.
First playmate - Chloe. They both loved to stand in the window & look at the world outside. Sadly, Chloe was stolen from our yard a month after this picture was taken.


First Hide & Seek - He loved to climb in his laundy basket & play.
First Mr. Potato Head picture - he got a Mr. Potato Head for his birthday & would always put the smile in his mouth, so I had to take a picture
"I get to look like my Uncle Jon!" smile (Jon got them matching shirts that say "I Do All My Own Stunts!" Little did we know that was perfect for Taylor!


Halloween 2006. Taylor went as Batman & our wonderful dog Dixie went as Batdog. We had to put her to sleep last July due to health issues. We miss her everyday.


My super boy!! He loves to dress up like Batman, Superman or Spiderman.
That is just a glimpse into the last 5 1/2 years of Taylor's life. With him starting school I am sure that I will be adding a lot more pictures in the future. Where does the time go??

August 12, 2009

Here goes nothing....

Hey everybody. I realized that it was time for me to start a blog in order to keep everyone updated on our lives. There are so many things going on - Daron's health, Taylor starting Kindergarten - I am always repeating myself numerous times a day or week. So here you go, everything in one place. I will try my best to keep this updated on a weekly basis (daily if possible). If there is ever anything that you want to know about, feel free to ask!!

Struggles

I have been struggling to.... ....get out of bed in the morning. ....be a good mom. ....take care of my house. ....take care of myself. ...