Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Year end catch up!!

As I look back at our amazing year, it made me realize how much fun we've had and how blessed we really are. We moved back to Hernando in April and boy is it nice to be back. It's been 9 months now and there have been a lot of first, fun, new friends, field trips and all around good family time.

Our summer was great although Josh was working in Tampa. He did a relief assignment for a manager for three months and it went by fast. The boys and I got to visit and they loved it. A few weeks later I went for a quick visit and it was a nice getaway. We kept busy by going to pool and hanging out with old friends. Josh's trip ended the end of July. Noah started walking the first of July and I thought he would never walk considering he was almost 15 months. It didn't take him long to catch on and he was off keeping up with Aidan. I guess the only bad part of our summer was our sweet Lucy passing. She was a great dog and the boys loved her so much. I got Lucy a month before Josh and I met, so she was there from the beginning. It was a great 9 years and she was a great dog. Aidan still talks about Lucy and asks a lot of questions about what do we think she's doing in Heaven. I'm glad he remembers her and I'm also glad she was a part of his life.

Noah started MDO for the first time and he cried when I left him although I know he has a wonderful time. Aidan started Pre-k 4. He was really excited and he still loves it. He has been on two field trips. One with to Cedar Hill Farms and just before Christmas we went to see Pinnochio in Germantown. Aidan also started soccer in the fall and Josh was the coach of the Blue Devils. We won all of the games but one. Aidan was kind of into it but I think it was a great experience and he's ready for spring soccer!

In September Josh got a promotion to be Regional Director. He worked so hard interviewing and preparing for this position and I can't start to tell you how proud I am of him!

All of the holidays have been a lot easier this year being closer to everyone. It's been nice having Monday visits from my mom and visits from Gran and Pop. For halloween Aidan was Captain America and Noah was Superman. They sure were cute. We walked around the neighborhood with friends and had a great time! The boys really enjoyed Christmas this year. It was fun to see Noah opening gifts and enjoying the tree so much. Aidan was really wanting Star Wars leggos and Super mario brothers for the Wii. He was really excited to see that he got them both. The Jessie tree was really fun for Aidan, he enjoyed the devotion every night and the stories as well. I know next year will be even better!

I can truly say that you never know where your next journey is, for now we are pretty excited about the year we have had and the new memories we are going to make! God has truly blessed us beyond measure!!!





Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer time back in MS!!

Wow! A lot has gone on since Noah's birthday. We are moved and settled, love being back in Hernando. Josh is traveling to Tampa every sunday and flying back in on thursday nights. It's his fourth week and it hasn't been to bad on the boys and I. It will be nice to be in the same house all the time though, August isn't that far away!

Noah is not walking yet. We have been saying forever that it won't be long, it may be a while. He cares nothing for it although he can do it. Oh well, guess I will be good at getting stains out of clothes from all the crawling in the mud! He also calls everything dada! It's so funny and cute! Aidan is just being a big boy and growing up, can't believe it sometimes!

We joined The Hills country club here in town and Aidan is loveing the big pool. Here are some pictures from easter, zoo with Aunt Liza and Kaley, zoo with Jane, Henry and Claire and also just some fun outside!

Noah playing in my grandmother's fountain at easter! He didn't care much for the egg hunting!

Playing in the fountain at the zoo! Aidan had lots of fun!

Jane and Noah, you can see Henry and Aidan in the background!

The new house and we are LOVING it!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Noah turns 1!!!!

Our Sweet Noah is One!!! I never thought that having two would be so demanding, rewarding and wonderful. It was so hard to imagine how I would juggle two at this time last year. I am so thankful for him and for Aidan. We are truly blessed!!

Noah's party was just a little family gathering but he enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy the pictures the next time will hopefully be pictures of our new house!!!

Aidan's turtle that Josh found! He loved it!

The boys watching the balloons we let go fly away!

Pop, Aunt Liza, Aidan, Kaley and Noah enjoying the beautiful weather!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Under Contract!!

We are soo excited to have a contract on our house!!! The closing date is set for April 15th, we are hoping everything goes smooth and we can move on. We are actually renting the house back until May 31st, it's actually perfect for us. We are buying a new build in Notting Hill (our old subdivision in Hernando) that won't be finished until sometime in May. This will give us time to pack and move without being rushed. Thanks for all the prayers, we are so grateful to be moving back!

Noah enjoying the sunshine on saturday, he's not to sure about the grass!

Aidan playing a little t-ball, he's trying to get into it!

Oh how I love these boys! They make our life great, no matter what's going on!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Noah's 11 months!!!

Noah is a very busy boy! He is crawling (4 months now), not walking yet but cruising really good. I'm sure it won't be long and he will be running! He is a really good eater and sleeps good too. Enjoy the pictures of all the things he gets into!!

Chewing on brothers bicycle seat!

Chewing on the drawers in the bathroom!

Aidan on Pajama day at school, of course he chose his star wars PJ's!

Sleeping so well in the car!

Lucy, where she goes everytime the high chair comes out! Left overs of Noah!

Noah loves the vacuum, you would think he would be scared but he's not!!

Our sweet Lucy turned 9 in February. She had a big lump on her lip, so we had it removed. The pathology report came back as stage 2 cancer, he said they removed it all but to just keep an eye on it just in case something returns. I was rubbing her neck last week and I can feel a big knot in her neck, I'm sure it's another tumor. She sure is a good dog, as long as she feels good we won't worry about the knot I guess!

One of the many faces of Noah, this is his favorite right now! So cute!!

The boys after bath time!

Rolls, rolls, rolls!!

Noah pestering Lucy, she loves it too!

Vanilla anyone? Noah loves the spice cabinet, I do keep a lock on it but I had to get something out this morning and didn't put it back on!

His magical way of opening the door, Aidan could never do this! He definitely keeps us on our toes!