Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hayden's turning ONE!

My baby girl will be one in two days and I will be throwing my last First Birthday Party this weekend.  I can't believe it...I just can't.  Looking back...I can remember the shock of finding out that we were pregnant with her, then before having her wondering how our life would be after we have her, and now....a year later.....I can't imagine life without her.  I seriously can't.  I don't even remember what life was like before her.  She has been such a wonderful blessing to this family.  We all adore and love Miss Hayden. 

Here are a few photos that I got of her for her 1st birthday.  Since we have done so many cutesy parties....we have decided to make this one a bit different.  She will be having a punk princes 1st birthday party...girly skull and cross bones and hot pink and black.
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These are what her invitations look like.  :o)
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Sole Impact 2011

For the past few weeks, Skyler (along with her BFF Hannah) has been part of a great organization for girls 6-15yrs old, called "Sole Impact". She attends two meetings a week where they cover eating healthy, living healthy, the importance of exercise, maintaining a healthy, smoke and drug free life style, self confidence, self esteem building, empower girls to be leaders in our community, raising money for cancer research, all of that on top of various exercises and running 1-2 miles each meeting.

Their slogan "I am one young voice, but I can change the world" is an important message that she is learning. She finished this season with a 2 mile "Tulip Trot" at Market Street in The Woodlands.  She did an amazing job running almost the entire thing.  We held signs and cheered her on as she passed us about 5 times along the way.  We could not be more proud of her for being part of this wonderful organization and completing the race. 

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Skyler and Hannah stretching before the big run
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Madison made this sign all by herself...she is such a good little sister!!!
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A few words before the race
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Hayden LOVED ringing the cow bell.
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Getting all lined up to go.
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And they are off!
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Love that she is smiling.  :o)
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coming around one of the turns and she is NOT walking or stopping for water yet.  WAY TO GO SKYLER...keep on trucking!!!!
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Still looking good.,
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Best Friends Supporting eachother after the race.....they are such sweet friends.
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Way to go Skyler we are so proud of you!!!
Love Mom and Dad!!!

Madison graduates pre-school

Madison has been in the same daycare/school since she was 12 months old and just graduated from their pre-school program.  She is very excited to be starting kindergarten in August and asks us every day if today is they day she starts "big school".  LOL...it's going to be a long Summer.  :o)  We are so proud of her and every thing that she has learned.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Life Changes

It seems that I have just realized that life is changing around me and...well....to be honest, life, I guess is always changing some good some bad, but I just wish it would stop.  I wish I could freeze time and enjoy it a little bit longer just as it is. 
Current changes, good ones, bad ones and just changes.
Skyler just finished 3rd grade
Madison will soon start kindergarten
Hayden is almost one
This will be my last, "first birthday" that I will ever have
Schuyler is about to start a new position within the same company
My mom and Walt are getting closer and closer to retiring and will soon start traveling in their new camper
My sweet mom has been having some health issues
My blessing from heaven, mamaw is 88 now
Mamaw had a heart attack yesterday
The thought of losing my mamaw, which will happen some day, scares and saddens me to no end.
Skyler (my oldest) is almost 9
In August I will be dropping in hours getting off at 3:00
Hayden is getting closer and closer to walking every day
I am 32 (gasp)
My mother-n-law and I have gotten a lot closer in the past year or so
My photography keeps me busy
My children and husband keep me busy
Our house is not always clean
Our laundry is rarely done and put away
I see family members struggle financially
I see family members struggle with happiness
I see family members struggle with health
I find myself miss my dad and wonder what kind of of relationship we would have today had he not passed when I was 16 years old.
I find myself loving my husband more and more on a daily basis....no matter how cleche' that may sound, it is 100% true.
We are planning a Disney Trip for next summer and realizing how expensive said trip is going to be makes me panic a little....but am super excited because I know that I have 3 beautiful daughters who will not only LOVE IT, they totally deserve it.  :o)
Schuyler and I have finally completed our wills after 7 years in the making.

Like I said....changes....some good, some bad some...just changes.  I guess that is life, but today, it's got me thinking.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A day in in our house

LOL!!!  This video cracks me up!!!!

Michael and Katy's Wedding 5/21/11 Tyler Texas

Michael and Katy's wedding was beautiful and we all had a great time.  Congratulations Michael and Katy.  So happy for you both.

Oh and yes...I loved my shoes and dress.   :o)
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yep...I was trying to get Madison to let go of my hand because she was about to make me drop Hayden and Lynn (mother-n-law) was having a blast.  :o)  Love her face here.
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Me and my wonderful husband.   L-O-V-E him.
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The girls with their grandmother - Love
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For some reason Hayden would go to anyone other than Aunt Robyn this weekend.  Poor Robyn got her feelings hurt every time.
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