Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Gabe is an intern at a great mining consulting company in town, and really enjoys it. We are really blessed to have a job that he likes and that is so flexible with his schedule so that he has time to do his schoolwork and be home with us as well. I am starting at UK this summer and am really excited to get back into school. I only have about 40 credits left until I graduate, so I'm looking forward to putting a dent in it since I'll only be able to take one or two classes as semester in the fall and spring.
Not too much else to report right now...but here are some recent pictures of Cora, just because we love her so much and think she's the cutest! :)
As the mother of one 8 month old daughter, I am in no way an expert on parenting, motherhood or child-rearing. But as I was rocking Cora to sleep today and thinking about what life was like before we had her I was amused by how much is so different than I thought it would be and how drastically our lives have changed in the last 8 months. Here are just some of the things that I’ve observed about being a parent:
1. People who don’t have kids and say they are tired have no idea what they are talking about.
2. Trying to lay a sleeping baby in a crib is a time consuming and temperamental process that requires a careful hand so that body heat is not lost too quickly, therefore waking the sleeping baby and starting the process of getting them to sleep all over again.
3. I can tell how dirty my floors are by merely looking at the knees of Cora’s pants.
4. When we actually get a chance to go on a date and get a little time away from Cora, the whole time is spent talking or worrying about Cora.
5. When teaching a baby to crawl or walk you sound like you’re talking to a dog. (Come on Cora! Come on! Come to mommy!)
6. In the time it takes for labor to be over, everything you have to talk about with people that do not have kids disappears. Mostly because all you ever want to talk about again is your kids and how wonderful they are, and let’s be honest, even people that do have kids can only take so much of that.
7. Everyday chores, such as cleaning the kitchen floors become overwhelming tasks until they get on a good nap schedule. Even then, chances are they’ll wake up crying while you’re in the middle of mopping.
It’s exhausting, emotionally and physically draining and the most time consuming thing I’ve ever experienced. But at the same time it is so rewarding and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
also- let me know if you ever want to come "kick it in my new crib" We would love to have any body over!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We are both currently in school, he is studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, and I am studying Communication Disorders at the community college here in Lexington. We absolutely LOVE being married, and are having so much fun. We are so blessed to have both of our families in Lexington. It is making holidays so much easier! Hopefully something exciting will happen soon so that I will have something to update! :)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Oh goodness!!!! What news I have today! Yesterday, my sister-in-law gave birth to the most beautiful little boy- and I'm now officially Auntie Sara!!!!!!! I am sooooooo stoked! I haven't seen him yet in person (because they live in Phoenix), but I'm making plans to fly out in January to visit and hold the little munchkin for myself!
Mama and baby are both doing very well. They chose the name- Holland Edward Dell Simmons, for many different reasons- Edward is Mckenzies fathers name, Dell is after me and my father, and Holland is the most interesting of all. When Bill and Mckenzie found out it was a boy, they started thinking of family names that they liked. Well, my mom had an "uncle Holland" who died at the age of 19- so Bill and Kenz, loved the name, and thought it would be sweet to name him after Uncle Holland. Funny thing is- my mom went to the family cemetary, and there was "Holland's" grave stone- which read "Clyde B. Malone" HA!!!! No one knows where Holland came from- but Bill and Kenz decided to keep Holland instead of changing it to Clyde- cause it's the thought that counts righ? haha...
Anyway- He was born at 7 lbs. 8.5 oz and 20.5" long- and is oh so cute!!! These are all the pics that i have so far- of the beautiful bundle of joy!