Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where does all the time go????

What happened to the days of "spare time" and play dates at the park and going to the gym????? I don't know how but they have seemed to completely disappear. I can't remember the last time I have been to the gym (this is  kind of a big deal if you know me) or had a day where I have thought to myself "what should I do today".  Schedules, practices, games, homework, more games, essential oil classes, conventions, training meetings, canning, planning, and preparing are the only things on my to do list these days. I am not complaining, everything that fills my time right now is GOOD and I am enjoying it all, it just seems so strange to me that the days, weeks and months literally seem to be slipping by.
Cayden is playing football again, they have to defend that superbowl title from last year, and LOVES it. He is playing really well and has improved a lot from last year. He is running the ball smarter and harder. He is a running back and seems to score at least once every game. Last game he scored ALL 3 of the touchdowns. We couldn't be more proud of him, he is doing really well both in school and football.
Ally is our same sweet little girl she has always been. She has joined the Dona Ana Youth Choir and really enjoys that. We were all very surprised at how well they sounded the first concert we went to, harmonized and everything. She also tried out for all state choir and we were really proud of her for doing that. Regardless the outcome it took a lot of bravery to do it and we are really happy with her for sticking it out. She is also taking a scrapbook class after school on Mondays and she really enjoys that as well. She is our little social bug and ALWAYS wants to have friends over. I think I remind her every week that we don't play with friends during the week only on Friday or Saturdays!
Grady is HILARIOUS, he keeps us laughing daily. He is so sweet and I just love that kid. Every morning he wants to come snuggle with me and I love that. He is in preschool and growing up way too fast. I look at him and start to see this change as he turns into a boy and not a little toddler anymore, makes me sad.  He says the cutest, funniest things and it surprises me how smart he is when he talks about something I had no idea he even knew what it was.
Travis and I are good, busy buys. Travis got done with a 2 month Jury Duty. He served on a murder/death penalty trial and it was NOT fun. He heard and saw things he wishes he never wanted to but it is finally over and we are really happy about that. Being in jury duty all day and working some nights and weekends was a very stressful thing for him. He handled it like a champ though and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband. I am doing well.  I am working for a company called doTerra. It is an essentail oils company and I teach classes for people to educate them on what essential oils are, how they work and how to use them. I LOVE it, I love the oils and I love helping people have an alternate way to care for their families. It is such an empowering feeling to be able to treat something yourself and rely on the tools you have to take care of some basic needs. I feel this is important and another aspect of becoming self reliant and I LOVE doing it. It keeps me pretty busy, which is good. I enjoy having things going on that keep me from being bored, but I wouldn't mind a day here and there to relax and read a book, ha ha yeah right huh?  Here's a few pics from over the summer!
Grady at the end of last school year, I was helping with 5th grade water day and he joined right in.
 Cayden and some of his friends the last day of 5th grade
 We went to a horse race while we were out of town for a baseball tournament

 Ally and Em on the boat at Lake in Az, love her glasses!
 All the little munchkins
 Ally's 9th birthday party, she has always wanted a swim party and as soon as we bought this house she started planning it!
 Travis got us Clint Black tickets for mothers day, it was great!


  1. I love your cute family! Miss you guys and I'm so glad you're doing well!

  2. you guys all look like you are doing great. Miss you all! can't wait to see you next summer!