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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

The first blog of a new year..... All the thoughts about what this new year will bring. Paul and I were talking about it on our drive back from the lake house today, and we are both so excited to see what this year has in store. For our family, it will be hard to top 2009, which was our best year yet, but I am confident that if we allow God to continue to teach us and lead us, He has an incredible year ahead of us.
We ended 2009 at the lake house with Mike, Rebecca, Jax and Camden (Camo, Bam-Bam). We had a great time relaxing, hanging out and doing a whole lot of nothing. The kiddos had a great time playing and getting into trouble. The babies kept things lively! They both discovered the water dispenser and how fun it was to get water out and everywhere. Even with a chair blocking the way, they both managed (multiple times) to sneak over there with a huge, proud grin, get their grubby little hands through the chair and let the water pour out. They both already know how to work a room, just look at those smiles!!! It will get them far in life......

Halie and Jax had a great time playing all sorts of make believe games. Those two are such good buddies and have been since they were the little boys age. I pray that friendship continues as they grow older!

Daddy was very helpful today getting the house all cleaned up. He was on kiddo duty, he kept the kids entertained and off of me, and I was able to get work done. It worked out really well, he even changed diapers! After we left the lake house today we drove 100 miles to Maybank, TX to visit Paul's grandma. So , we pull up to her house and I go to get Austin out of the car and he is soaked in pee. I though to myself "my goodness, he really leaked out of this diaper", that is when i noticed the diaper intended to catch pee, hanging out the right leg of his pants. Still not quite sure how that happened, but somehow, when applied by a dad, it is possible to get a diaper fall out the leg of pants while sitting in a car seat. (picture included below!!!)

It was a great weekend at the lake, but also a little sad as I realized that this visit could be our last up there. Mom and dad are putting the house up on the market and planning to sell it. We have so many good memories from up there and will miss having it in the family. I didn't have the heart to tell Halie. That will be a job for Nana and Papa!!! Good luck Nana :) It is good for me too though. Keeping it real that stuff is stuff, I don't need it to be happy. Looking back, there are many other things in life that I have been sad to let go of, but none of it ever killed me. Change is good. Something I am learning from my husband. Change is good, not bad. We are truly blessed. I love my life and am so thankful for that, because i know not everyone can say that. Looking forward to a wonderful 2010!!!!


  1. ben is reading these with me and its hilarious because he keeps trying to say austins name!! its so cute!! we all miss you guys!! love the blog. its a constant encouragement to everyone who reads it!!

  2. Good start to 2010!! Wow-can't believe its here already. Can't wait to hang out more in 2010!!