Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hello 30

So most of the time I use this blog as a scrapbook to remember what is going on in our lives, or I guess I should say what Ashton and Reese are up to. For one post I am going to write about me. Today is the last day of my twenties and while I am not going to lie, I really have not been looking forward to turning thirty, I started thinking back about my 20s and wanted to recap the past ten years....

20...hello twenty! I met my best friend/future husband and was living with three of my best friends! (1011 bayou woods...Kelly,Jenni and Amanda!)

21...officially legal, yes Casey and I could finally go to Dave and busters as we couldn't before because I was a year shy of 21 and sadly he was a year shy of being old enough to be considered my "legal guardian" for this establishment; got engaged and finished my last semester in College Station

22...big year...landed first job and despite technically working for 5 different companies, I still have the same job for the last eight years; graduated college WHOOP!!; married my best friend; bought our first house

23...celebrated one year anniversary in Las Vegas, welcomed Mr. Spook to our family...love our little white fluffy westie-poo

24...found out I was pregnant...surprised, shocked, scared, elated..total mix of emotions

25...My Golden Birthday...gave birth to my precious son Ashton William and experienced the most incredible kind of love anyone has ever known; learned what it meant to be really tired and how to function on minimal sleep; retired my Honda Civic (actually Casey sucked it up and drove around in it) and got my first SUV...love!

26...sold our first house and bought and moved into our current home, literally one year to the day that we brought Ashton home from the hospital

27...took at long overdue trip to New York to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and found out the morning we left I was pregnant with baby #2

28...lost my Maw-Maw at 89 years old, a month shy of her 90th Birthday; gave birth to our sweet daughter Reese Elizabeth and experienced a whole new love all over again

29...became an AUNT/Godmother to the two most precious baby boys...Cash William and Walker Kevin; found out I was pregnant with baby Lee #3 and learned what morning sickness really was...I only thought I knew from Ashton and Reese, boy was I wrong....

These are just a few of the memories I have from the past 10 years. I have cried a lot, laughed a lot and smiled a ton and made some of the best memories with some of the best friends/family anyone could ask for. So I guess, bring on my thirties...if all of these wonderful things could happen in my twenties I can't wait to see what the future holds...especially come July when I get to meet Baby Lee #3!

Friday, January 13, 2012

I DO!! I DO!!

Lately Reese has been showing a bit more of her stubborn or maybe I should say independent personality especially when it comes to meal times. I understand kids need to learn to feed themselves and Reese has always done pretty good at this. I normally would feed her about half of her meal (to ensure a good portion went in her mouth) and then would let her feed herself. Meal time has become somewhat frustrating lately as she will not let anyone help her and wants to do everything herself. "I DO! I DO!" is what she tends to say loudly and with quite a bit of intensity. If you do not let her have her way, A) She refuses to eat B) Has a large meltdown. Once you give in, things tend to go better. So a few outfits/baths later and all is well with the world. Here is Reese eating JELLO, if you didn't know better you may think she had the chicken pox. Man, we love this girl!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I am late on our Christmas post but wanted to make sure I got it in, even if it was in 2012. And I had more pictures but BLOGGER is just not want to cooperate with me today. Here are a few to recap...

Mo and Mimi spent the night with us Christmas Eve so they could be there bright and early (yes we told Ashton at 5 am it was too early and were able to hold him off until 6 am to see what Santa brought)

Mo got a new Texas A&M shirt which he wore for the bowl game

Ashton and Reese openning presents, Santa brought Reese a kitchen and Ashton a "Super Duper Fast RaceCar" if you ask him

Every cook needs an apron

Super excited that her brother is about to bring her for a ride

She looks freaked out but she had so much fun and Ashton made sure to go slow when his sister was in the car with him

This year Christmas was a little out of sorts. The pediatrician recommended that the twins hold off meeting their cousins for a couple of months so we did Christmas in shifts. Casey and I went to see Cash and Walker and drop off some gifts

Walker, keeping watch and Cash sleeping away

The new family of four on their first Christmas together

Ashton trying on his new cowboy hat and boots from Captain Mark and Aunt Jac

Later in the week our New Orleans family came. I don't have many pictures but here is one of Nan and Reese reading a book

We had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We were bummed not to get to spend New Years with our Midland family but we know that we will get to celebrate with them soon and it will be great. Best wishes in 2012!!!