Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Two weeks ago I took Adam to the pumpkin patch. He was excited all morning to go until we got in the car. He fussed and cried most of the way there. I started wondering if this was going to be worth it. He had a death grip on me for the first 10 minutes. It takes him awhile to warm up to crowds. I convinced to go on a hay ride with me. It started getting fun for both of us after that.
He also tried picking them up. He often chose the largest ones to pick up.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some days ago Brian and I were struggling. You would think after 20+ years it would be smooth sailing. We have to remember that as individuals we continue to grow and change. Therefore our marriage/relationship needs to grow and change, and sometimes we need to reconnect.
I'm so very grateful that we are committed to each other and don't just through up our hands and say, "I'm done."
During those days of struggle Brian went out of town. He came home a day early from his trip and brought me roses. Did it make it all better? It softened our hearts to help us communicate. So, YES! Roses help. ;)
I love you Brian! Thank you for not giving up on me...on us.
I used my wide lens for this picture to get the entire room. I love my camera.
We also bought new living room furniture. We had the last set for 16 1/2 years. I think we got our monies worth out of it. A few days ago Brian put up curtains for me. I love the whole look (Brian isn't sure yet). The couches are very cozy and large once you remove the pillows. I'm still trying to train everyone that this is a quiet room. To read, rest, or visit. The boys love hiding in the pillows, especially Adam.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Last weekend Brian and I found out that Dallas Temple was closed until November. We hadn't been to the Temple yet for the month so we decided to attend at the Oklahoma City Temple. It was about a 3 hour drive. We headed up after work on Friday. The Temple was very small. They didn't have clothing to rent, or a cafeteria. It only has two sealing room. I was able to peek into one my way back to the dressing room. Very elegant. I really liked the Celestial Room too. The Temple had been remodeled recently and it was beautiful!
Friday, October 26, 2012
I can't believe he's already 3!! He talks better than a 3 year old. His imagination is like a 3 year old. I just can't believe we have been blessed to have him in our lives for 3 years.
Happy birthday Adam! You're my favorite 3 year old!!! Love you!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
One of his options was to make a shield. They are studying Greece this year. Which is very exciting! Brian, Bailee and I are going to Greece in March so I told him to learn lots and share it all with me. :)
Love the shield Mason!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The second week in October the 5th grade class at Mason's school went to a camp for three days. Brian was hoping to go in place of me. But as it got closer there were meetings that he couldn't miss. The rest of the kids weren't too excited that I was going to be gone, but I'm soo glad I was able to make arrangements so I could go and hang out with Mason and his friends.
Every day we attended 5 different classes. Each day it would build upon the last day. The classes were,
This is the cabin I slept in, on the left. We had 8 girls and 2 chaperone's.
Another fun one was the archery. They had three different targets. Each with different points needed. 3-10-69. On the first round of students we had 3-9-14. Chandler shot the 3 point with one arrow. Very exciting. It was Mason's turn and he only needed one point to get to 10. He shot the first arrow and missed. He shot the second and hit the white! One point!! Exciting. In the end we ended up hitting 70 points on the last target. But we found out we tied for first. Wahoo!!
After lunch the teachers tallied all the points together and they announced the winner of the challenge. Drum roll please..........Mrs. Young's class!!!!! (That's Mason's class.) Wahoo!!