Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting ready for the Holidays...

This year has flown by at a much quicker pace than I ever expected. It's like once you have a child time no longer lingers, it doesn't stand still anymore... it just flies by and I'm not sure it's fair. It's hard to believe I've been married almost a year... it's hard to believe that I'm a mom. It's all real life though, the life that I created in my dreams and prayed would come true.

With Thanksgiving about to come and go again and another Christmas just around the corner, it's gotten me thinking about all the things that have brought me to this point in my life where I am so content. The people, the incidents, the happy times and the sad... it's all had a part in why I am the way that I am. While there are things in my life that still make me sad, make me wonder why...I am still thankful for those moments. I'm thankful for the love that I have known from and for those around me. For my life would not be the same with out them.

Something about the holidays always makes me look back at the years past. I think about what is going on in the lives of those that I no longer talk to, praying that they are as happy as I am. It's not that I wish to go back... but that I will always have a place in my heart for those who have touched my life.

So to those of you who have been a part of making my history, thank you. I pray that you are well and know you have touched my life in an unforgettable way.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The end of a long weekend...

Well Clint, Kierstyn and I had such a wonderful 4 day weekend. It was one of the most relaxing weekends we've had in a long time. Not to mention the weather was PERFECT!

Clint and I have decided to go on a date on Sat without the baby. Something we haven't done in awhile. We're going to our favorite steak house and then on to the rodeo! It's going to be so much fun!

Then a week from sat my friends Jess, Laura (along with Laura's hubby Chris) and I are going to see Twilight!!!! OOOO I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. Obsessive about the books is an understatement when you're describing me. lol. I'd say that it was my little secret... but it's a well known fact that I have read the series... more than once... and each book takes me no more than a day to read. My husband is less than thrilled each time I pick up the series because it means he will see me but my mind will be somewhere else completely. I must say... it is the best addiction that I've ever had.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The perfect housewife

I grew up in a home where we had no chores, didn't have to make our beds and had no responsibility other than to play. As a result, our house was always a disaster area,the laundry was never done, and you could only find the floor of my room if you were in a submarine (I must add that the kitchen was always pristine and completely sanitary, it was the only room in the house that was like this). I'm completely positive the disaster area that was a house had a great deal to do with the demise of my parent's marriage. Don't get me wrong, my parents were wonderful! The reason our house was in such disarray was because my mother thought that spending time with my brother, sister and I was much more important than housework.

Growing up in the manner that I did, taught me to be messy and lazy. So when I got married (to a clean freak) I knew I was going to have to change, and so I did. Today my house is completely clean. You can practically eat off the floor (wh/reminds me I need to mop) and I have no qualms with Kierstyn rolling around on our carpet. My parents are absolutely shocked (In a good way, I am happy to report that both my parents live in complete organization now) that this is how I keep my house b/c of the way I was growing up.

All in all, I strive to be the perfect housewife... sometimes I slip but I like to think that generally speaking I do my very best.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's finally over...Thank the Lord!

I've never been one who has gotten overly involved in politics. I know I know... "women fought for the right to vote you should be more involved in the process! It's your duty as an American!" The bottom line is... it's my choice as to how involved I am in the process, because I now have that choice where as before I did not.

Whether or not I (or anyone else for that matter) likes or believes in the president to be is a mute point now. He is going to be our fearless Commander-in-Chief for the next 4 years regardless of what anyone thinks of him. So it is our duty as American's to respect the position that we have given him and pray that he does what is best for our country.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Life as I know it...

There have been both good and bad times in my life. Though, I am blessed in the fact that the good strongly out weigh the bad. I have never known serious hardship and have always had the love of an incredible family.

I have to say my life did truly take on new meaning this year when I became a wife and a mother.

My husband is the most wonderful man I know. He puts up with quite a bit from me... and has never once complained about it. He's understanding, kind, compassionate, and a true renaissance man. I swear there's nothing that man can't do. Though I do have a habit of testing his patience he really does try not to get irritated with me and I'll always love him for it.

Those of you who are parents will understand the pride and love that I discovered when my daughter was born. A love so strong that I can't even put it into words for there is no comparison. It's like life before Kierstyn didn't exist, I don't remember what life was like before her nor do I care to remember. She's the reason I get up in the morning and what keeps a smile on my face through days that I'd rather not care to remember. She's the happiest little girl I've ever seen... and once you meet her, you will inevitably fall in love with her. It's just how she is... her love is unconditional and freely given to anyone who comes in contact with her.

Life for me is exactly how I imagined it... it's perfection. I can't ask for anything more... because my life has everything I've ever dreamed of.