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Monday, January 16, 2012

While I Wasn't Blogging...

It has been pretty slow around here lately, but I think I'm back again. So here's what you missed while I wasn't blogging about it:
  • Matt and I celebrated our 5th anniversary with a low key date night at a nice little family-owned cafe that served the best sauteed spinach I've ever eaten in my life. We even went a little crazy and topped off the evening at a small coffeehouse. Mmm, espresso milkshakes and Bohnanza. Happy anniversary to us!
(Can someone please remind me to make an appointment to get my eyebrows waxed?!? Sheesh!)
  • The next night we celebrated the New Year with Candace and Tiffany and their families at Tiffany's house. There was an abundance of Crock Pot hot chocolate, adult beverages, fireworks, and Kinect competition. I barely made it to midnight. 
Girls, next time we have to get a picture of the three of us!
  • We celebrated Christmas (in January, haha!) with my extended family at my aunt and uncle's lake house. 

  • Avery, Landon, and I went to the hospital to visit my friend Kari and her brand new baby boy.

  • We finished watching Friday Night Lights. I cried many real tears over that fictional television series. I mean, really. It is the best TV show I've ever watched. Ever. The characters are ridiculously lovable, well-written and well-acted. The story line from season one all the way to season five was so engaging, and the way it was all tied up at the end was completely satisfying and uncheesy. It took us way too long to finish the five-season series, but once we got to season five we took a really long break because I just didn't want it to be over. Really. It's that good. It's the first TV series I've ever watched from start to finish (Friends doesn't count since, although I've seen every episode, I haven't watched each episode in order.) Anyway, add FNL to your Netflix queue, borrow it from a friend, buy it, whatever. Just watch it. And then thank me. Texas forever.
  • On a more serious note, I've been hugging my kids extra tightly these past few weeks. It seems like every day I hear another story about a seriously sick baby, and it has just wrecked me emotionally. I can't even imagine the pain of watching your child suffer and knowing that there's nothing you can do. My heart has just been aching for these families, and it's really helped me put things in perspective. 
  • My kids are growing up quickly. Life with a toddler and an infant can certainly be frustrating, but I've decided that during those times that I'm driving with two screaming kids behind me or putting Avery in time out for the fifth time in one afternoon or trying to get Landon to finally succumb to his nap or tripping over toys in my living room, I'm going to remind myself that these moments are so temporary and I will miss them. That thought helps me laugh at the insanity and appreciate the sweet moments. And there are plenty of sweet moments!
This picture just makes me laugh!
  • Our last soccer game is tomorrow, so I feel like I'll be able to get back to some sense of normalcy, and I'm actually really grateful for that. Returning to coaching has been a great experience, but my kids and my husband need more than my leftovers. And my house really needs a good cleaning. 
So I'm back to blogging about our {not all that interesting} life so that I can remember this precious season of our journey.

Love, Heather.


Marge Allen said...

I think Avery is passed the toddler stage. IMHO, She's a Preschooler! 'Cuz she's just THAT smart! I love her little voice She told me yesterday, "That's daddy's guitar." I think you're making up the "screaming" part. I've never heard her raise her voice. You MUST be imagining that ;-)

britt91 said...

"Texas Forever!"