Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sports and Sweetness

We have had a great day today, Jillianne is back to her swimming lessons.
She is already in Swimmer 4, not bad for a little girl who just last summer still had to wear water wings.
She told me today
 "Oh thank you mommy for putting me in swimming I love swimming."

(Here she is on her first day of  Swimmer 1)
She was so excited she had told pretty much anyone who would listen that she had gone to a swimming "audition" and now she was in Swimmer 1.
We offered her, if she wanted to take a break and do some soccer in the spring she could, she quickly answered that she would much prefer to swim than play soccer.
She touched the ball three times last soccer season, so she really won't be missing much.
Put her in some water and she lights up.
Ireland on the other hand can't wait to get to soccer season.
She enjoys it very much.
We almost didn't allow her to play this coming season because she got injured last summer and her knee still some times bothers her.
She did some physio and there seems to be some improvement, so with a knee brace we are going ahead this year. I think this is her eighth year.
Freezing cold first game and scorching hot last game here we come!
Kerrington does not like sports. Period
She has many other interest!
We have been busy around the house lately because I am married to the sweetest man.
We have a family room.
Well it was more Mark's room that anything else, I blogged about it in April of 2011.
It is an awesome fire themed, manly room, with a big TV and loud sound.
Perfect for Mark.
He is giving it up and we are turning it into a bedroom for Ireland.
While he was telling me his plan I turned to him and reminded "but you love this room"
and he answered " I do, but I love her more."
Seriously. I love this man.
He went on to tell me what a great kid she is and how she deserves her own space and some privacy.
I knew he was an amazing man, but he made me teary eyed with this.
It will take some time for the transition, but it will be great.
Now... the big TV and loud sound are in our "formal" living room.
 I am learning how to be more like my husband and remember that I love them more.
I am a work in progress;)

Until next time,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Really Long Time No Post!

I have come to the realization that you make time for the things that are important.
Looking back on my previous posts, I now see that I truly enjoy keeping a journal of our                     family events.
I watched as Mark read some of our earlier entries and I loved how much he was smiling, that's why I write.
I don't want to sit and write what I think others will enjoy reading, but our lives real and "possibly" un-edited. I want us all to be able to look back years from now and read about what we did during our daily routines, as well as the special times. So if my dialogue is directed toward us,
don't be offended as I want this for us, my family.
These are few of the things that have happened in 2012.

Some one got a haircut that made her absolutely cuter, if that was even possible!

We had a family wedding and Ireland had the privilege of standing in it. She was positively radiant!

This sweet girl also got a hair cut and then another hair cut,
her inhibition to try new things is one of the qualities that makes her so special.
We tried to enjoy more time as a family, we love to play games together.
Pictionary is one of our favorites.
I can always amaze us by how bad I draw, Kerrington has inherited this skill, but Mark, Ireland and Jillianne can all draw sooo well.
Funny things is though, Kerrington and I win just as often because we "understand" each others scratchings, where as Daddy and the girls like the details.
Great drawing, but in this game just get it out there and done.
We always laugh so hard,  how can we even guess at some of the drawing we do?
Love this time:)

I hope to post more often as this is a pretty sad review of 2012. I want this year to be different in my blogging journey.
I am looking forward to 2013 to post much more regularly with or without pictures, because I want our stories to remembered.
Some of them are really funny!
Until next time,