More Aunts!!! We love the Aunts! The Aunts (my sisters-in-law) stayed with us for 2 weeks. During that time we went shopping, ice skating, to the pool, we painted our own pottery, we made smores every night and watched Grav3yard Girl & Eleventh Gorgeous videos, and played with Baby Love and celebrated the fourth... SO MUCH FUN! We also baby sat these cute little critters while their parents were out of town. Sweet little Bear and Bailey!
Now the company has all gone home, back to their normal lives and we are slowly getting back to ours. Baby has recently been getting adjusted to a new sleep schedule and now sleeps in his own crib all the time. (It is however still in our room because. A. I am paranoid. B. I am lazy... I am not walking across the hall way half asleep.) School is about to start back up and let me tell you... I am a little nervous about how this semester is going to go down because my kid is EVERY WHERE and in EVERY THING! Drawers... he opens them, doors he opens them, bags... he tears everything out. I recently moved our entire movie collection into a hallway linen closet which took me an hour to do because we own probably 500+ (This is actually not an exaggeration) dvds and my BabyLove loves nothing more than to rip every single one of them down out of it's place and throw them ALL OVER THE HOUSE! Pray for me this semester. Pray that I find time for sleep and showering!
Speaking of prayers... the one year anniversary of my Grammy joining the Lord is coming up and lets face it... I just have been having a really hard time with it lately. The thing is... it felt like she had kicked cancer's butt so many times before that I think a big part of all of us just expected that she would be able to keep doing it. When she lost her battle I feel like I was just in shock and I still feel like a little bit of that is lingering. I can't not help but think about it a hundred times a day and it makes me feel guilty because I have a lot of wonderful grandparents that I also should be worrying about. It's just that... she was so young, and it's not fair. However... something amazing came from all of this the other day. I was having a down day and was drowning in a lot of emotions over this. I had decided that I needed to unpack some boxes (yes I'm still unpacking... don't judge) while Baby was taking a nap. I came across a book that she had given me and whenever Grammy gave me a book she would always include a special little note inside. This note talked about marriage and love and she included some verses with it. I looked up the verses and I don't want to talk a lot about them because then I start crying and I can't see what I am typing and my mascara runs but basically... she taught me something else. I always said that I idolized her marriage and what she had to tell me made me appreciate my sweet husband a little more then I already do. Baby Daddy and I recently celebrated our second anniversary and sometimes it's easy to get lost in a marriage when you are just going through every day life. When you stay home all day long paying attention to another tiny person and forgetting about yourself it is easy to just want to block every one else out at the end of the day. I am so guilty of tuning out my sweet husband every time he wants to show me the latest camo that just came out, or a new duck call, or a new Sage fly rod, or what GHG is doing this year. I forget some times at the end of the day that he wants my attention too, that he needs my attention and that after our faith, he comes next in my lineup. So anyways.. long story short.. there was Grammy, reminding me, teaching me, and I can't be more grateful for that.