Monday, June 26, 2017

The Season We're In

This past weekend we celebrated my BFF's first birthday. Her mom and I spent the whole week before planning and shopping and baking and it was such a happy week. Last summer Sophie was just a little bump inside a belly but now she's this precious, happy, spunky little one year old who loves watching musicals and being held.

I know parents always say their kids grow up so fast, but I think that other people's kids grow up even faster. Since you're not there to see them gradually achieve their milestones, one moment they're cooing newborns and the next they're crawling up behind you and stealing your keys.

If life obeys my wishes, we will stay close to this sweet family (+ the entire summer sales fam) forever. But if something happens and we don't live in the same complex for the rest of our lives, I like to think that they'll stumble across some of these pictures 15 years from now and Sophie will know how much I loved her for the bit I got to be in her life.

Anyways. All this party planning just made me realize how happy I am to be in the season of life we are in right now. Initially when I realized that I was the only sales wife of 6 that wasn't with child, I was a little skeptical of how fun this summer would be. Everyone else had this common denominator uniting them and I just didn't. And while I do hear more labor and pregnancy horror stories than I would prefer to hear (I get queasyyy), I have loved being here for these sweet babies and helping their mamas make this season of their lives a little easier.  I will gladly assume the glorified aunt role whenever I can.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Baseball Spectators

We live for weekends over here. It feels like the only time we have together since Tayler is gone for 12 long hours a day. There's a minor league team here in San Antonio that has $5 lawn tickets and we are all about cheap entertainment- especially when baseball is involved. We watched San Antonio beat Corpus Christi with our friends Jess, Preston and baby Riley (Jess owns Randall + Roo with me) and it was great having that time together with our friends to just sit and watch and talk. I think we have found a new hobby for the summer.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

First of all I wanted to say thank you to all the sweet, brave people (and their families) who enlist in the military and protect and prepare to protect our freedoms. Growing up, the military was a distant thought, but since my brother-in-law enlisted in the airforce and my best friend's husband is in the army, I've come to see first hand and appreciate the sacrifice it is. Thank you, service men and veterans. 

Just wanted to share a few photos from our Memorial Day because Tayler with a baby is just too cute to handle. We spent our day off at the park, eating hamburgers and playing kickball and spike ball with our pest control family. Mostly I played with Sophie (the cute little almost one year old you see in nearly all the pics- Tayler and I just love her and her parents) and tried and failed to avoid my 99th hundred bug bite, but it was fun to sit and watch the boys. 

This picture cracks me up, me helping Tayler retrieve something in the crack of his front teeth. Marriage:)SaveSave