Do you know what today is?!
It is Jake's Angelversary! He passed away four years ago today. I have been a little weepy today, for some reason. In years past, I always recognize this special day, but this year, I don't know... just kinda sad!
So, I have decided to think about some really special little girls. And the fact that I have a pretty awesome, blessed life! With that.... Come with us to the park!
Mary Allison had a tennis lesson, so we decided to accompany her and hang out at the playground.
The girls looked a little like ragamuffins, but we all had a ball nonetheless. And have I mentioned they have been such big girls and are sleeping in their own beds now at the new house!? Well, last night, Todd paired up with Ellie and I took Gabbi Girl. But, I guess that may be the case from time to time for a long, long time!
Ellie exerts so much independence. It is seriously uncanny! So many people tell me how much her personality reminds them of mine. I like that as a compliment, but then I think, "Wait. Am I that bossy?!" Ha
She's pretty much a free spirit, and I totally love that about her!
And then I get the best of both worlds with my sweet little Gabbi Girl, who has zero independence and wants to be carried around on my hip 24/7. As tired as I get, I know someday I will treasure her wanting to be with me all the time. Also, in light of it being Jake's day, I know I had better learn to treasure the fits, drama, and whining, as it could all be gone tomorrow!
I wish I could slow down my life a little right now. I am going with all cylinders full force!
My offices are slam packed (praise!), and every minute at home seems to be filled with unpacking boxes, hanging pictures, sodding a yard, etc!
Soooo much to do. I don't remember EVER having a busier time in my entire life. I am hoping that by Christmas, we are a little more settled. And imagine, my word was "nest" for the year. If by "nest", you mean, a tangled mess of chaos, then yep... I have hit the nail on the head!
This kid cracks me up. Note her looking back to see what kind of angst she is causing these two boys as they try to also come down the slide. This kid ain't right!
Staci recalls me being just like this. She says I was an aggravator of gigantic proportions when we were growing up. I doubt that seriously.
Well, I have several of my most recent pics all loaded up now, so get ready for some bloggage. I never know when I will be able to stop and actually post, but I will try to be consistent. I love blogging! I love reading the comments. I love feeling like I know people I have never actually met and feeling like they know me.
Is that odd!?
Well, until tomorrow. Remember to count your blessings!