Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas is HERE!

Yes, yes, I know it's not really here. But it's here! In our home. I'm very thrilled about the Thanksgiving holiday and being with family and having extra time with Will while he's out of work. However, I'm so excited about Christmas time this year with Avery! He has enjoyed watching all of the "new" decorating and trying to figure out what in the world mommy and daddy brought a tree inside for. Here are some pictures to show you exactly why this year I decorated before Thanksgiving for CHRISTMAS!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's been a while.

So, I just realized exactly how long it's been since I've blogged. And yes, I'll admit, I've been on here several times in the last 8 months, but never have been able to find the time to actually post anything of my own. Me time is one thing that is hard to find these days. But, none of that negative vibe today... It's a wonderful day in the life of me :)

Since I've been gone a while I've decided to devote today's blog to ME. Yes, I know it may be silly, but I've lived quite a few months now with very little focus on myself. Today (for some reason) I've been happily reflecting on the positive changes that have happened to me and through me in the last little bit. I thought you might enjoy it if I shared.

To begin, I started school back this semester after taking a summer break to spend time with my boys. I am currently an A student and am still pursuing my dream of a higher education in English. That alone makes me happy. If your question (as most people seem to ask) is "what will you do with your degree?" Then I'll tell you that my motto is: My degree is for me! It's not so that someone in an office can look at a paper and tell me I qualify for a job or so that people around me can know that I have a "four year." My climb, my journey, and my accomplishment is solely so that I can learn more about a subject that I have a passion for. It is for my heart, my soul, and my mind. It makes me happy :)

Then there is my home. I feel like I am the closest to understanding relationships that I have been in my lifetime. But wait, I also feel that I have MUCH to learn about life and love. However, today, I am content in the realization that I have a love beyond comparison and a soul mate that couldn't be matched in a lifetime of searching. Now working towards five years of being in each others lives I am happy to say it isn't always easy, but it's ALWAYS worth it. Life would never be the same without my darling husband and even the short times we spend together are more valuable than any wealth or richness that one could ever offer.

Of course, this post wouldn't make any sense if I didn't share how absolutely amazing my new little guy is. Everyday, he reminds me what is meaningful in life and how that every moment should be made memorable. He is growing so fast that I can see him living all on his own one day. He is one of the main reasons for my absence from blog world and I can't feel bad about that for a second. His one year birthday is very rapidly making it's way. All I am left to think about is how fast it has come about, but most importantly how quickly each important day can pass by meaningless unless I do something about it. I'm working harder everyday to wake up and make every day better than the one before.

Another happiness that is new in my life is my current "job" situation. I have a few side jobs that are very difficult to call jobs for me. I am living a dream that only a few people would probably ever think of as such, but for me it's a pretty big deal. I have had the opportunity to work at Spookywoods (a local haunted attraction) as a "character." Like I said, for some, that may not mean much, but if you know me you know that I am right at home. I have, through this opportunity, been introduced to yet another local amusement and am in training to be a part of it in the coming weeks. I will be a flight captain on our area Zip Line! If you have done this before then I'm sure that you can understand my excitement as I certainly am not "working" nearly as hard as I am playing ;-) For me, it is important in life to enjoy what I do and to be able to forget that I am making money while I'm "hard at (work) play." I have never wanted to be normal in that way and am happy to say that I LOVE MY JOB!

These are just a few of the things that I have had on my mind today. Things that matter; things that I love. At the end of my life they may not matter much to people around me, but they are the pivotal elements of what makes my life mine. Hopefully today, though different things make you happy in life, reading about my little bits of heaven on earth made you smile.

Friday, February 19, 2010

He's Here!

William Avery Holland was born February 9th 2010 at 9:29 pm. He weighed 6lbs 7oz and was 20 inches long.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Avery Will be Here Soon!

It's almost time to meet our little baby boy!