~ Thanksgiving with the family, awesome food, family memories
~ Winter break at school, Christmas time, Santa Clause, cold weather, Krystin's surprise visit early for the holidays, Lily not getting to see Santa because the line was too long (sorry Lils)
~ birthday dinner at Carino's, Lily talking like crazy, visit to the Boise Aquarium, Lils starts loving nursery and can sing the ABC's all by herself
~ Sweet Valentine's day with the hubby, roadtrip to Utah with this little diva, Bridal shower for Bentis, one month closer to spring break, Lily giggling and laughing and absolutely overflowing with amazing personality, using words like butterfly, battery, purse, and hundreds of other words all in the right way
~ jam packed with Las Vegas trip with the parents, discovering we love NASCAR (yes, that's right. I admitted that. and I really do love it), Benita's gorgeous wedding weekend in San Diego, PAYTON was born and I'm finally an aunt to the cutest little thing on the planet, a desperately needed Spring Break to just spend every day with Lily snuggling, jumping, dancing, singing, and playing
~Well, we are still in the middle of April, so I guess pictures will be coming soon! Some exciting things are coming up though... Josh graduates next month and takes his big CCNA test!! So scary and exciting for him! We finally get to meet Payton in only THREE WEEKS!! I am seriously counting down the days and I wish it were tomorrow. I can't believe she will basically be TWO MONTHS when I get to see her for the first time.... so sad. I am just absolutely struggling to get through the end of the school year with my kids, filling in for the Student Council adviser who broke her ankle to plan prom later this month, my own leadership kids are planning Morp, Yearbooks will hopefully be delivered on time, all while I am supposed to be getting my US history kids ready for their final district exam... yuck. When am I supposed to be a good wife and cook and clean my house and go to the gym and play with my adorable baby girl and SLEEP and just take a breath? I haven't figured that out yet...
Lils on the other hand is just tearing it up as a ball of eternal energy. She really is the most brilliant, beautiful baby in the world. Ok, ok... I know I am her mom, but it's so true. :) She is talking so much, and everyday says the funniest things that I just die laughing about. I am excited to be caught up now on the blog so I can share some of the joy she brings with the rest of you!
More to come later... but wow, it feels good to be "caught up" and moving on. Here's to an incredible rest of April!