Thursday, June 30, 2011

So what, Im Late!!

I am not always the best at keeping on top of my blog, but I decided I needed to do a little post for Fathers Day.
We had a most wonderful Sunday that day. This is how it went...
Riley and I made Robert a delicious breakfast that was hot and ready when he got out of bed. We all ate together and then headed to church. Sacrament was especially fun because my girlfriend, Kirie, who is the primary music leader, was out of town, and I got to stand in for her. I got up with the primary kids and lead them through the "Im so glad when daddy comes home" song. Oh my gosh, it was totally sweet and those children are absolutely darling. Robert then took Riley so I could go do the music in Primary, I loved it. Riley was really good for Robert and it is always so sweet when I look out and see our little Riley fast asleep in his daddys arms...I guess that must be one of the most terrific things about being a father; the comfort your children find in your arms. Anyway, we went home and got ready to go see my dad. We went to Jackson and I got to see some of the men in my life that I admire and love more than they even know it. Papaw and my daddy were both there, along with my brother, and brothers-in-law.
I can not tell you how grateful I am for the love, kindness, support, and strength my father has give me. He is such an incredible man and it brings me so much happiness knowing that my children will be able to say the same about their father.
I really wish we could have seen my sweet father-in-law. I am just so thankful that Robert had such a great man as a father, whom I love very much.
So, cheers to the most wonderful fathers in the world!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April is already here...well, almost!

It is the last day of march. What a great month we had! We are truly blessed and life is just as sweet as ever!!
Robert just started his anatomy class. It's every tuesday and thursday from 530-930. He leaves for work around 7AM and doesnt get home until late. I hate that we don't get to see him, but the time we spend with him, we really make it count! He is such a wonderful provider and works so hard. What an impressive man!
He has recently applied for the accelerated nursing program at Union University and we are crossing our fingers that he gets in. I am confident that he will. He would be done one year and would have his bachelors in nursing. After nursing school he wants to work in an ER and go onto CRNA school. Plans could change, but that is the path he is pursuing for now.
Riley. Wow. That child gets more and more colorful everyday. He is always laughing and smiling. He loves sweet potato baby food and hates peaches. He eats pretty much anything. A few funny stories about my little handful- At night I have pants on him, in the morning, they are off. Ha, he takes off his pants when he is in his crib. He likes to chase 2 liters around the room. I think he might be a soccer player. He likes for us to help him walk around the room and he likes to kick and chase to soccer ball.
He currently weighs 20 lbs. He has thinned out quite a bit. He pulls up on all the furniture and uses it to walk around.
I really enjoy watching him grow. He has started mocking me when I say something. I told him "no" earlier and he started saying "nahnahnah" He recognized the Nuh noise and repeated it. I just love watching him learn. What a smart boy!!
And for me....I am going to learn to make super cute cake pops. I love baking and I am about to get out of my comfort zone and make some stuff I have never done. I cant wait to try out some new recipes. I just love cooking. Life is great. We live a rich life :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Busy as a bee....

February has come and gone so fast. Time subtly slips right through our fingers.
My angel baby has grown so much. He is on the verge of crawling and my heart explodes everytime he says "mama" and throws his arms out for me to get him. I wish I could put a little freeze frame on our life right now. Robert is the best spanish teacher ever and he works so hard. I send him off to school everyday with a blue lunch box filled with goodies and anxiously wait for him to get home in the afternoon. Riley gets so excited when Robert comes in. He starts kicking his little legs and smiling and laughing. We are blessed to have such a happy little guy.
I am so anxious to start dental hygiene school. Im not anxious to leave the little man that I spend 24/7 with, but I know I need to do this for my family...for him.
I have been thinking a lot about the silent struggles that people often face. I am trying to go out of my way to make life a little happier or easier for those around me. Whether they be of my same social status, race, religion, etc, I want to make people happy. I love making people smile and the more that I am able to make others feel important and loved, the better I feel about myself. I think that is a beautiful concept.
Everyday, I want to grow into the woman that I know Heavenly Father wants me to be. Robert is constantly helping me to improve and I fall a little more in love with him every day. Granted, there are times he drives me crazy, but we are married so that is to be expected ;)
I really do need to get some pictures up. Riley has grown so much and is such a beautiful baby. He is so full of life and energy. My family calls him the "spaz." I never could have understood the way a mother loves until I became one. It is a love that has gradually grown and matured. It is special...
I hope you are all making the most out of life and trying your hardest to enjoy every minute of it! Love to you all :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The best birthday ever

I know I am late getting this up, but I had to blog about my wonderful birthday. I turned 22 glorious years old on January 14th. Birthdays are a big deal to me. I love love love them.
My day....
My wonderful mother came to Memphis to take me to lunch and took me to Red Lobster. Yummmy!! I ate a yummy seafood lunch. When we got in the car to drive home, the presesnts she had gotten me were not hidden well enough so I found them and snickered! Ha, I am too tricky! My mom laughed and handed me a bag. A new three barrell, with large barrells and a pair of crystal earrings I have been drooling over for a while. We then went to see Robert in the classroom. He was trying to teach his class how to sing me happy birthday in spanish, but I got there before he was finished teaching them, so they sang to me in english. He got to show Riley and me off to his eigth graders and we had fun meeting the kids. I hated to leave him, but I knew he would be off before too long.
Robert came home from work and in one hand he had a dozen gorgeous hot pink long stemmed roses. They were called "hot princess" roses. In the other hand, he held a bottle of strawberry sparkling cider. I was so happy to see him; the roses and cider were just a plus. We left Riley with Sandra and Brent and set off to have an evening to ourselves. We went to Outback Steakhouse (steak is my favorite) and had a delicious steak dinner. Then we went to Baskin Robbins, where Robert had got me an ice cream cake! I was so excited and laughed so hard when I saw the cake. It had "Walter and Bazaar" on it. This is an inside joke between us and it still makes me laugh thinking about it. We shared the cake with my family when we went to pick up our precious baby boy. The next morning, I got all ready and I had invited my family and just a few friends to eat dinner with me that night at Nae's house. Nae made my favorite meal, sweet pork burritos. My mom is soo funny. She was bound and determined to have me an ice cream cookie from Maggie Moos. We drove an hour, due to traffic and construction, to get my birthday cookie. When we got there, my mom spoiled me and got me ice cream cupcakes too! I had so much fun laughing and giggling with Renee and Mom on the way to get the cupcakes. It could have been frustrating, but we laughed it off. I got to dinner and was ready to party!!
Renee had got me a pair of Gianni Bini high heels....they were sooooo awesome! I love them. Along with the heels, she had me Viva la juicy, and other goodies.
Sandra got me Noir and a super cute exercise top. I love that she is supporting my healthy lifestyle :)
I got lots of other good treats that are all very noteworthy, but I dont want to brag too much ;)
I had such a great birthday. I loved having my family and friends over and celebrating the most important day of my history....ha, the day that I came to be!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

This past year was one of the best years of my life. It seemed like everything I wanted to accomplish, I did...and then some!
I got my associates degree in April and found out that I was accepted into the bachelors program for Dental Hygiene school. Getting into hygiene school is very competitive, but I did it!! I thought I was going to have to turn down the offer and re-apply due to the baby situation I was in. However, I called the school, and they told me that they would let me defer a year so that I could spend a year getting use to being a awesome is that!?! In July, my life changed for forever. The 7th day of July, my beautiful baby boy decided to come into my arms. My heart fills with so much joy just thinking of his tiny little nose and sweet cooing. I knew my life would change when he came, but I didnt know how much warmth and sunshine would come, or how much love I would feel. I have known what it feels like to love, but I could not even begin to explain the magnitude of love that has come to me and how I have been able to expand my love.
On August 8th, my love, Robert, and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. On this day, Robert blessed Riley in the same ward that I was blessed in 21 years prior. It was a beautiful blessing and a perfect day.
Everyday I am so grateful for my life. Robert is a dream come true. Riley is the most pure loving person in this world. They make my life better everyday.
In November, Sandra tied the knot with Brent. I am so happy for them!
In early December, I was able to take Riley to visit my incredible in-laws. I love the Dilgards and had so much fun with them. We ate lots of yummy food, made christmas cookies together, shopped together, stayed up late, and lots of other fun stuff. I am blessed to have them in my life. I know that Robert and I knew each other before this life and loved each other and each others families long ago. I miss them and I wish that they were closer. I really hope September and Travis get to live in San Antonio, TX for school so we can drive to see them. I love them all so much.
Christmas was the best Christmas I have had in a long time. It was so exciting for me to be in TN and not only was I in TN, but I had Robert and Riley. Riley's first Christmas was so much fun.
New Years was also so exciting. The last day of the year I was able to go to a sealing in the temple. It was so wonderful to be in the temple the last day of the year :) The reception was held that night at the train depot. The DJ was incredible and I danced the night away. I still got it ;) I had so much fun tearing the dance floor apart with Robert and with my mom and sisters. We know how to have fun!!
The first day of the year, I am sitting here, blogging about the last. I made black eye peas, fried green tomatoes, cornbread, and fried chicken strips. Robert and I are watching a football game together. We are just about to use the AWESOME ice cream maker September got us and make homemade strawberry ice cream...yummmmy!!!!
It was a wonderful year. It started out beautifully, and went out with a bang!!
I can not wait to see what this year has in store for us. I know that in Aug, I will be starting school again, yikes! I only anticipate the best for this year. Happy New Year everyone! Let's make it a good one!!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Loving Me....Loving You

This past week, I got home from Boise, Idaho. I took sweet Riley to see Robert's family. Unfortunately, Robert was unable to come. I hated leaving him, but I was able to really build relationships that were long overdue.
Being away from Robert was really tough. It made me realize that I may take my sweet husband for granted. He constantly loves me and takes care of me. He found me when I needed him most. I believe that we saved each we continue to do so daily.
Life has been so sweet for us. Riley is growing so fast. It is so insane how quickly my baby boy is growing. He rolls all over the floor and is always babbling away. We are blessed beyond measure. Our life really is a dream come true. Robert has a great job that allows him to spend time with us. He is such an excellent husband and best friend. He is my confidant and I have entrusted to him my whole heart. I was able to get my associate degree, have a gorgeous baby and, get accepted into Dental Hygiene school this year. Productive, huh?! I am so excited to start school in the fall of 2011. What a wonderful year!!
I am treated so well by my sweetheart. I know that every day I have a great life to look forward to. Love is the most wonderful gift I have ever been given. How sweet it is to be loved and to love.