10 Years

Well, I have officially reached the last year of my twenties. If you would have asked me 10 years ago, where I thought I would be in 10 years, I’m sure the answer would have been something to do with my career.
My “career” sure isn’t the first thing I would talk about today. It’s amazing how you think your life is heading in one direction, but God always has a path for you. Even when my life had zero direction after college when I couldn’t get a job, I still had a path. I just never could see it or understand it.
Today, I work in the field in which I got a degree. It doesn’t define me like I thought it would. I’m not this hard-hitting journalist running around the world chasing stories. Instead, I’m a hard working mother who chases my 20 month old around the house and yard. I am completely okay with it. I keep this blog to keep my sanity. I still have dreams for my career. I’m still working towards those dreams. I will never give up on them. They just are nothing like the dreams I had 10 years ago. I am okay with that because I can accept things and still be happy and grateful for what I have. I have a loving husband who took a new job so he can be home every weekend. I have a happy and healthy boy and another little boy on the way.
I love feeling him move inside me. It reminds me everyday that God has given me so much to be thankful for. I go to bed every night knowing that my life may not be what I dreamed it would be 10 years ago, but it is more than I ever could have imagined. Thank you Lord for my family and thank you for another day I get to spend with them.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s 4:30 in the morning, on Valentine’s day. Why am I awake? I think my body is preparing me for baby #2. I wake up every morning between 2:30 and 4:00 a.m. Typically, I go back to sleep. This morning, I checked my email and I had am offer for 5 free baby leggings. So, I went shopping!
Since we don’t find out until tomorrow if this babe growing inside of me is Cooper’s baby brother or baby sister, I ordered a few pairs for each gender! I got some really precious purple ones for a girl (hey, a momma can dream, can’t she?).
Cooper’s babysitter is the sweetest lady I know. She also happens to be my good friend Yolanda’s mother. We call them our Mexican family. “Yaya” is our babysitter. I like to think of her as the “baby gender predictor.” She told me Cooper was a boy. She closely examines the shape of my belly. She is also predicting this baby as another boy. I am surrounded by them already…so what is one more? She always tells me that she hopes this next one is as sweet as Cooper. I get updates everyday about how he is such a sweet boy. Yesterday, Yolanda stopped me while I was picking him up from Yaya’s. She said two ladies that are friends with the family stopped by Yaya’s house today. She said Copper ran to the door and greeted them both with a hug and then ran back and started playing again. My friend Terri, who also sends her kids to Yaya’s, tells me all the time that Copper tries to leave with her when she comes to pick up her two girls. I just laugh at these stories. He gives the best hugs and the best kisses. I’m not even jealous that he gives them away so freely to everyone. If he brings a little joy to everyone’s life that he sees everyday, then I don’t mind sharing him.
On another note, my hubby moved to the Houston area and started a new job this week. He will have weekends off from now on and he is only 2 1/2 hours from the house. Yay!!! Happy Valentine’s Day to me!!!
Oh, if anybody wants the free leggings ,
just put five in your cart and use code “Family2014”.

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