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!