Friday, June 25, 2010

Too lazy or too busy?

We have been having a crazy couple of weeks.  Non stop fun, non stop action, non stop moving.  The kids and I have been busy lounging by the pool this week.  We went Monday and Tuesday.  Jonas definitely got too much sun on Tuesday and so did I.  It was well worth it though because we have such great friends that are moving away this weekend.  We are SO sad to see them go.  Jonas said to me this morning he wanted to move to Memphis with them.  So cute!  They moved here the same time we did and they have  a little girl that is one month younger than Jonas.  It has been so great to watch them grow and play together.  It has also nice to not be alone during the terrible 2's, 3's, and so on.  :)
Monday we had our Stay at home Mom breakfast and it was so much fun to eat with everyone and then go and hang by the pool a little bit.  Have I mentioned I LOVE summer?
I am having a hard time remembering my camera to all of this fun. So not many pics to share.
Also, for those of you who have not heard I have gotten a part time job working at JCPenney.  This is to make a little extra money to pay off student loans.  I am determined, along with Tom, to get rid of them.  If we can stick to our plan mine will be paid off in two years.  Just in time for Jonas to go to Kindergarten.  It is not the greatest job but I have enjoyed it as much as anyone can enjoy a retail job.  I am very thankful to be able to get a job.  I know that is a tough things these days. 
Tom and I are also planning on running a half marathon with my friend Jodi in October in New Orleans.  We are all done with our couch to 5k and we are now onto our 19 weeks until the half marathon.  First week has been tricky with work, and the heat, and VBS planning.  (Did I mention I was in charge of crafts for VBS at our church? CRAZY!)  But we got all of our runs in this week and the big run is always on Sat.  So tomorrow we will be running 4 miles.  I have not done that since soccer 8-9 years ago.  I am SO excited about it though.  It really gives me something to look forward to and a goal to achieve.
So I am posting on here two big goals Tom and I want to accomplish this year so that you can all be thinking about us and holding us accountable. 
1.  Pay off my student loans in 2 years
2. Run a half marathon in October. (I also want to run another one in Birmingham in February with Tim and Nicolle)
That is what we have been up to.  I feel like I have been cheating with the blog posts lately.  Just posting pics. 
I have just been so BUSY.  In a good way.  All of these things are things to be thankful for.
We have VBS starting Sunday so it is going to be another crazy busy week.  Then it is 4th of July weekend.  Then I am off to Guatemala for 6 days for a mission trip with our church.  Again, so much to be thankful for and to be praying about. 
I am so excited for all of our events we have planned and also for my niece and nephew, Rachel and Isaiah coming for 2 weeks after I get back from Guatemala. 
I feel like I need a life planner to keep it all organized.  :) 
We hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as we are.  We wish we could see you all more.  I am trying to work out some mini vacations but money is SO tight. 


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day.....

to some pretty silly and awesome DADS!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Family Pics

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

13 months

Tinzley is 13 months today.  We get told ALL the time how much she looks like Jonas.  These are pictures of Jonas around 13 months.  Similar but still different.  She has WAY more hair then he did.  But about as big of a mouth.  :)
She is not walking yet but can stand on her own and squat down.  Sure laziness really.
She is climbing on everything she can get her little legs onto.  Her favorite activity is crawling back and forth on our couch and then diving over the arm into a nearby chair.  She also loves going from the fireplace to the ottoman to the chair.  This is making me a crazy wreck thinking she is going to fall off all the time.  She is not really saying anything new.  Still mama, dada, bye bye, her version of Jonas, hi (which come out hiya), paw paw, and hey.  So cute!
She is also getting some teeth so she has been really cranky lately.  She is also becoming very attached to her blanket.  For those of you who have been around Jonas in the last 3 1/2 years you will know this is not far behind him in the blanket obssession.  We do not know why but that is definitely what our kids get attached to.  Linus is what we called Jonas, but who is a girl character that carries her blankie everywhere?
Tinzley is really a joy to be around and I am sure she will be walking and talking very soon!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

This house has gone crazy!


Jonas was not a quiet child ever but he was not an adventurous child either.  He was outgoing but shy, crazy but timid, kind of warring personalities really.  Well, the kid has not changed much but he has gotten a lot more adventurous.  This brings me to Tinzley.  This little girl is CRAZY.  She loves to climb!  LOVES it.  We do not have stairs in our house, thank goodness, but she is constantly climbing on anything she can get her little legs onto.  She also has NO fear.  She has crawled into the papasan we have from the fireplace.  She has jumped off of the couch, some with success and some I have had the mom quickness to catch her.   Jonas did not start jumping until he was at least 2 and even then it took him awhile to get the hang of it.  Tinzley is not walking yet but give her a few more weeks and I think she is really going to go crazy.  She is quick.
Tinzley also is getting, from my best guess, at least 4 teeth.  Needless to say she is VERY cranky which is not like her at all.  We got home from storytime and taking Tom to lunch today and after I changed her diaper she found her blanket and plopped right on the floor.  Poor thing.  I am hoping they pop through soon and she can be herself again!
Also, we are still riding the emotional Jonas roller coaster.  He has been A LOT better but we still have days I wonder if it will ever get better.
Summer time is really helping.  He gets to go outside and play with the big neighborhood kids.  This makes me nervous, happy, and sad all at the same time.  He is just getting so big.  He has the little girl from next door come to the house, knock on the door, and ask if Jonas can come out and play.  WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?  Crazy how time flies.  :)

This was Tinzley on this past Sunday.  I just thought she looked SO cute.  Yes, that is one BIG bow but even Tom said it worked with the outfit.  :)