Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Look

I think it is time for an update.  This background was good for a while, but now I am bored with it.  Hopefully this time I will do more than just change the background.  We will see how it goes.  Here is a picture of what the blog looked like before the change.....

Hope you like the changes!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Day with Poppa

Here are a couple of Pictures of our lunch with Poppa on Saturday.  Barrett had such a good day .. he got a new toy (I think my dad was just as excited to get Barrett a toy, as Barrett was to be able to get one), and he got to run around Buy Buy Baby for a hour barefoot while Poppa chased after him.  By the time we got home Barrett was exhausted!

 This is the size of a "kid's meal"!!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My 101 things in 1001 days

This idea is borrowed from a few other fellow bloggers. The goal of this list is to accomplish all of these 101 things in the next 1001 days.

So far I am having trouble coming up with a full list.  I don't know why I am stuck, but I am.  I think that maybe because I am letting this list sit in "drafts" I am not really motivated to get it finished.  My new plan is to post this list so that I can be held a little more accountable.  (plus it will help me to actually finish the list, I mean isn't it a little embarrassing to have a list of 101 things, that only has 27 things). 

So how I plan to do this is to give this list its own page on my blog so that I can easily find it, and it is easier for everyone else to look at as well.  As I complete the items I will cross them off this list here and write a blog entry about it as well.  1001 days from today is Thursday July 10, 2014.  Hopefully by then everything will be crossed off this list.  Wish me luck!

  1. Finish this list!!
  2. Reconnect with old friends that I have lost touch with
  3. Read 15 books
  4. Celebrate my 30th birthday
  5. Celebrate Barrett's first birhtday
  7. Learn html (keyword here is learn, not become an expert)
  8. Scan my old pictures into the computer
  9. Organize the pictures on my computer
  10. Find a new Hairstyle
  11. Host a party at my house
  12. Go see a movie at a drive in
  13. Take a road trip with Gavin
  14. Take Barrett to the Destin (and actually go to the beach)
  15. Take one Saturday as a Jessica Day ( No baby, no husband)
  16. Organize the music on my iPod
  17. Get a new car (one that has more than 2 doors)
  18. Park my car in the Garage
  19. Run one mile (without having to walk part of it)
  20. Have a girls night out
  21. Take a trip someplace outside of the south and longer than a weekend
  22. Replace our kitchen light fixture
  23. fix the paint in the master bathroom
  24. Get a massage
  25. learn to wake up earlier that the absolute last moment
  26. learn to fall asleep without having the tv on
  27. Learn to love (or at least not loathe)  my post baby body
  28. See a movie in IMAX

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Big shoes to fill!!

This might be one of my all time favorite pictures of Barrett ever.  This picture was taken after Gavin had come back from rucking (kind of like going walking, but with all his military gear on, and carrying a heavy bag filled with more military gear).  As we were talking, Barrett decided he wanted to play with Gavin's boots, it was so funny to watch him try to pick up those big old heavy boots!  So we decided to put him in them.... hopefully this makes you laugh just like it makes me everytime I look at it.


Well it has been a long time since I have posted anything on the blog, and here is why.  My laptop died.  Litterally, the part of the computer that you plug the electical cord into broke, so the battery went dead, and I couldn't charge it back up.  Well it turns out that when it came down to it, it would just be better to invest money into a new laptop.  So... almost 4 months later I finally have a new laptop, and I am just getting everything organized and moved over.  I am so excited about having a computer again, and about being able to catch up with my blog.  So from here on out I am going to be better about posting what is going on now with my life, and with catching up on all of the posting that I should have done over the past year.  I hope everyone enjoys catching up!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Barrett turns one.... my thoughts on one year

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

There are times in life when words fail us, and this is certainly one of those times.
Barrett turned one today! I can not believe that one year has gone by.  There are no true words to describe what I have felt over the past year. To say it has been the best time of my life would be a lie, to say that is has been the worst time in my life would be a lie, but to say that the past 365 days falls somewhere in that continuum does not do it justice.
 Everyone tells you that the time flies by, and as much as anyone says it, and everyone tells you to enjoy every minute, there is absolutely no way to really get that message across without having lived it.  There were so many times throughout the year that I wished there was a pause button, or really a rewind button so that I could relive some of the moments.  It doesn't seem like Barrett stayed a baby long enough.  While I was wishing for time to slow down, I was also wishing and anticipating the next milestone.  It is so amazing to watch a baby discover the world with each new milestone that they reach.  I couldn't wait for him to sit up, then to crawl, and now he is walking.  He is no longer a little baby, he is  my little toddler.  I love experiencing the world through the eyes of my child.  It is an inspiring way to look at the world, and it makes life seem simpler, and much more magical at the same time.

  The past year has been mind boggling. This past year I learned that there was so much more to learn about life then even knew there was to learn.  My world has changed because of him, and there is not a day that goes by that I don't look at him with amazement with the joy that he has brought into my life. 

So here's to one year, Barrett!  You are my sunshine little man, and I love you more than words can say.