Monday, December 21, 2009

Lots Going On

Our Kailtyn has been walking for a month now. WOW. It is amazing how quickly she is growing. We went to see my dad this weekend. It is always good to see him. Kaitlyn is afraid of her Grandpa right now but I know she will love him very soon.

I was able to have a good talk with my step mom (I hate calling her step mom because she is definitely not the bad connotation of that phrase). She let me teach her about E.F.T. emotional freedom technique (emofree.com) This is a wonderful technique that helps you deal with emotional scars in your life without drugs. It is important to me because it has help me tremendously in my life to work through a lot of emotional baggage. God has perfectly and wonderfully made our bodies to heal both physically and emotionally. I am extremely grateful. I wish I could pass this technique on to everyone. Mostly I get crazy eyed looks because it is a "natural" very granola thing to do. My S.M. even let me show her the technique and work on some things.

Getting ready for Christmas...We are putting our tree up tonight. Very late I know. it has been hard to get into the spirit at home for some reason. But I am motivated because I want there to be a tree and lights up on Christmas day for Kaitlyn. Granted she wont remember But Mike and I will and the picture will be great with all of us in our special Christmas PJs making GREAT memories. Someone told me once that it is not about all the things you do and the money spent but about the memories made. The little moments that we don't forget.

It is just going to be the three of us at the house for Christmas this year. We are actually looking forward to a quiet little Christmas at home. We are going to make a traditional dinner (a small one) and just spend the day together. Which is awesome, with Mike in school we don't get the opportunity to spend a lot of time together. It should really be a special day.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1 Year old in 10 days











Our beautiful baby girl will be 1 year old in 10 days. This time last year I was past my "due date" and wanted her to get here so badly and now all I want to do is go back to that sweet intimate time with her. But it is sooooo GREAT to have a lively little munchkin around. We could not love her more. She is so close to walking but is still more interested in crawling, I think because she can do things faster.

We are going to have a pumpkin party on Halloween for her birthday. She is going to get her first ever bite of cake. I wonder what she will do. Her grandparents and some other people keep asking me why she can't have any sweet yet but I want her first time to have any to be her Birthday cake. Here are some Fab pics we just got done...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Baby is 11 months old!!!!

Wow, the time has gone by so fast. Kaitlyn is 11 months old. Can you believe it? Our family is going through huge changes. Mike is in the police academy and our baby will be 1 year old next month so lots of plans happening there.

I am soooo proud of Mike, please pray for him to be do well and be successful. Most of all to always be the man of integrity that I know he is which will make him and even better police officer.

We also start a toddler parenting class on Sunday. I am very much looking forward to it. Whomever thought of having parenting classes is Genious!!! You don't have to do it word for word, you just have to take what is best for your family and run with it. These classes are called "Growing Kids God's Way" or "Baby Wise" They really are good!!!! We really don't know what we are doing but are given great ideas.

I am extremely grateful for the life God has given us.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

We Went to San Antonio





All my siblings and our families went to San Antonio last weekend and it really was GREAT!! We went to the Alamo, Japanese Tea Garden and River walk. Here is the beginning of our pics (not necessarily in correct order)...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am going on a date!!!!

Ok, I have been Married now for over 5 years, we have a beautiful daughter and life can be crazy. Out of everything going on right now in our lives I am soooooo very excited about my husband taking me out on a date to see Harry Potter this weekend. Some Awesome friends of ours gave us a gift certificate to the Studio Movie Grill and we are going on Sunday. I have not been this excited about a "date" since we were dating :P I love that I love my husband so much still. I am grateful him, he takes good care of me and Kaitlyn and I would not trade him for the world!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Steve Rhodes, Jr.



He is here. My newest nephew. Isn't he GORGEOUS!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CAMPING











It seems everytime we go camping it Rains but we had FUN!! It was Kaitlyn's first trip. Not sure she likes it yet but she will warm up to it. We got home on Sunday and she slept all day Sunday and Monday. Here are some pics...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bluebonnets...


We have been trying to get to the bluebonnets for the last 5 years as a married couple but now we finally we get out and get pictures with the baby and they are adorable!!! Her is one of them and I will get the rest up later.

Monday, February 23, 2009

This weekend...

We had a fabulous Marriage Retreat this weekend. The theme was "A Reel Love" and they showed some great movie clips. It was great because they spoke about Oneness in your marriage. Truly being one with each other and God. I am very convicted about becoming better for my husband. We really want to show Kaitlyn what a great marriage can be like. I am extremely grateful to my husband for being open to working on our Marriage whether or not we feel like it needs help. Any marriage can grow! I love him with all my heart!!! We are doing a lot in our lives right now and all of it reminds me of my need for God. I am grateful that God gently reminds us of our need for him. Here are some pics from the weekend