Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cruise to the Bahamas

Ryan turned 30 this year and I decided to step out of my comfort zone and surprise him with a cruise to the Bahamas - Good idea, right? That's what I thought. It was going quite well the first day and the first part of the second, until we were in a wreck driving a scooter around town. We were going about 45 miles an hour and a bus with not tail lights cut in front of us and stopped in the middle of a 45 mph road. Ryan did the best he could and laid the bike down and we slid under the bus. We ended up pretty banged up, but considering the accident, we're happy to be alive. Ryan skinned up his leg and foot so bad, that the doctor was considering skin grafts. Right now he is walking around in a boot. I broke my arm and had surgery on it where they put in two screws and wrapped the bone in a cable wire. I'll have another surgery in 6 months to have them removed. It was a 30th birthday to remember. I can honestly say I tried stepping out of my comfort zone to plan this. . . check. I don't think I need to do that ever again.

It's been so wonderful to know that we have such a great support system around us. We have had so many dinners, visitors checking in on us, people stopping by to throw in a load of laundry or clean something, and many phone calls checking in with us to see if we are okay and need anything. Thank you to all of you sweet people. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Again, we are grateful to be home with our kids again. Now for the long healing process.

And, I will post some pictures when I get around to it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Time to update?

I stumbled upon my blog this morning and noticed that the last post was Roan's second birthday. That was December of last year, wow has time flown by. I will be updating the last year again soon. I am making a commitment to myself right here and now. I FINALLY graduate this year and these are things that I will be recommitting to do better at with all of my extra time:
- being a mom
- being a friend
- smiling more often
- happiness
- cooking and baking
- reading
- sewing
- kid's activities
- scrapbooking
- posting to my blog
- just enjoying the moments more often

I hope to be held to some of these. Especially the last one.

A little update on our life circumstances: We moved to Gilbert, AZ a few months ago - we finally converted as Melinda said. The kids started school and they are loving it. Their teachers are both very sweet and the school is wonderful. Both of them are doing extremely well and I'm so proud of them. Jaidyn is still obsessed with reading and Aston is loving learning. He's picking it up so fast. Every day I ask how their day was and they say "It was a green light day" then I usually reply with "Yes but how was YOUR day?". But I'm very happy about their 'green light day's' all the time.

More blog entries to come. . .

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crazy hair day

Friday, January 8, 2010

Can't forget little Roan's second birthday

I'm realizing that I'm not the only one that blogs once every 6 months to year. That's good to know. It really wouldn't change anything though! :) So, I have a few posts left to get me up to date:
For Roan's second birthday, we kept it nice and simple, yet something we knew he would absolutely LOVE. "Too too wains" otherwise known as "Choo choo trains". He was in heaven at the train park with his cousins. He Aston had fun playing on the equipment until his cousins arrived and joinced the fun. After I got there with lunch and cup cakes, of course we all had to take one ride on the train. It was perfect weather and lots of fun.

Jaidyn loved feeding the ducks -?-or tricking them into thinking they were being fed. And some awsome shots captured of her "bouncy" personality thanks to her daddy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Roan's battle wound

Roan had a little accident yesterday. He slipped and fell while splashing in the fountain water at Tempe Market Place and did a pretty good number on his eye. 8 stitches, to be exact. OUCH!! Poor baby. I'm just hoping for two things: the scar won't be too bad (both physically and emotionally) and my guilt will subside.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Recap of 2009. . .

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Thank you Todd and Nancy

Mwa. We love you.

Watch in sequence. . .

Mmm frosting. . .

Girls Chorus Christmas performance

Thanksgiving weekend hike

Roan's hiding spot

Jaidyn's 6th Birthday party

Grandma and Grandpa brought treats

What happens when the kids get ahold of the camara. . .

It's quite the surprise when I go to upload my pictures and I find these pictures of pencils and coloring books and shoes and close-ups of my kids. I got a pretty good laugh. I just never know what to expect with these monkeys.