Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It seems everyday Emery is learning something new. A new word, a new way to be sassy, a new way to play with her toys. I am so amazed how quickly she is picking things up. It's really fun to be able to communicate with her now. I ask her if she's hungry, she'll actually say yes or no. Same with thirsty, tired, and several other things. I love it! The past month has been filled with so much fun! Mother's Day was wonderful. Celebrating with all of my favorite people and getting to take another 4 generation photo of my Grandma, mom, me and Emery. The last one was just minutes after I gave birth, and needless to say I look TERRIBLE. This one is much better! Emery and I have gone to the farm with my mom group. We took a family mini vaca to Phoenix to see my cousin and celebrate her son's birthday! Jacob is three! And, I got to have a Glen Ivy spa day with some of my best friends. This spring has been so wonderful to our family!
With each passing month I feel more thankful for my amazing husband, daughter, friends and family. It seems so many friends from my life are now getting married and having babies (I swear I know like 15 pregnant women)... I am so happy to be able to share in their happiness, knowing what amazing things are in store for them.
Not sure if I shared before... but, I was recently accepted into a master's program at CSULB, but came to the decision that it just wasn't the right time. I will be granted priority admission for fall 2011. It was a program designed for learning to work with higher education students, something I love. But, being emery's mom is my priority, so this goes on the back burner for now. And, I'm at peace with the decision.
June will be just as busy, we have a birthday party, I have bridal showers, concerts, more mom group events... and at the end of the month I'll be going to Orlando for Tri Delta convention! I am so excited to share in nearly 4 days of sisterhood with hundreds of collegiate and alumnae women.

I'm truly the luckiest woman in the world. I love my life.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Catch up.

so, clearly I have been SLACKING on the blogging, as Bri so kindly reminded me. Thanks girl. But, I'm a busy mom, what do you want from me? The past two months have brought so many fabulous adventures for our family. We have been spending time at Disneyland, went to the beach, the park... and most recently, Tanaka Farms in Irvine. See pictures above. We were able to take a tractor ride around the farm and then pick OUR OWN STRAWBERRIES! Right off the plant! It was amazing, we had so much fun! Jennifer, Madison and my Grandma went with us and it was a beautiful day! The kids loved it and so did we. The strawberries were seriously the best I've ever had.
Also, I was accepted into Grad School at CSULB for Student Development in Higher Education. I have decided to unofficialy defer for a year. By then, hopefully we'll be much closer to having Jason home again! He got a PERFECT score on his oral interview and has turned in his background check paperwork for the CHP. Please think positive thoughts on it going very quickly!
Life is amazing! However, I did have a devestating loss almost two weeks ago. My grandma dotzie (my dad's mom) passed away. She was 87 and amazing. She has been sick and in pain for many years and now she is finally pain-free and free from the problems that she experienced in life. It is a blessing for her. She will truly be missed. What amazing woman. And thank you to all of the thoughts and prayers from my amazing friends. I'm a lucky girl.