Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hello 2014,

Living on the coast makes NEW YEARS always weird. 
All my life I have been used to the ball dropping in the northern time zone.. right at midnight... right along with the TV. 
Here in FL every year is drops at 11.. you say YAY understand it is not the right time where you live.. and wait.. another hour!!! :) and :(

This year it was filled with a lunch date to start the day off.. it has just been Mayana and I for sometime... and well having playdates with amazing friends is always helpful.. 

McDonalds here we come and Mayana got a gift from her sweet friends. These two little ones have been in our lives for a LONG TIME.. and always make us smile! They are such smarties in the making cause of their amazing momma.

We than took a trip to Target with Ms. Lauren and headed home to get ready for some fun at our place. Mayana's FL God Parents were headed over to hang out...
We grilled out ...played games.. and tried to stay up way past our time.

We got our first official call and he has landed! <3 br="">

The Day That Has Made Me Strong Again...

I have always been pretty independant... I thank my dad and Mike for that. They are the two men in my life that push me to want more... 

However.. I am a new, working mommy... and sometimes lost in the mix and playing catch up.. and in the middle of all of it ... I fall short and rely on Mike to help... 

for today Dec. 29. 2013 I become INDEPENDENT again...

We woke up early... the house was was quiet... the morning was filled with barks, baby crys, the sounds of bags packing and just a little past ten the sound of the clippers getting ready to give the standard military haircut. 

Just a few hours later.. lunch at panera.. and solid CYA LATER on base. I never cry in front of him.. I won't allow myself...for back in the day.. crying was not allowed every lady during the WWII era wanted to leave a solid imagine of themselves in their other half's head.. and that has always been my motto... I do however get in the car and drive off and once I hit a certain spot the tears always fall... my future will be different for awhile it will take some adjustment to be the long list of things that I need to be for my FAMILY!

... way different.. it will be filled with just me being mom, working, derby... and relying on a village to help raise my child.

I would be lying to you if I did not say I see tears in my future...... I do .. but they are tears of someone who is trying.. trying hard to be the best I can be at everything I am given in life.. 

May the next few months go by fast! May the continue to be blessed and may we be looked after..

A little before 2014'

The month of December was just one big BLUR.. 

We stayed in the moment ... held one another tight.. and spent time with the ones we loved. 

No one said .. that nearing the end of Dec. life would really change.... 

So here is a mini recap.

Mayana was overly blessed this Christmas and we were overly blessed to have her this Christmas! We started new traditions as a FAMILY of four and added in old traditions from our families in the north. 
Christmas was hard this year... we truly were in the moment but just a few days later Mike would be leaving us for another tour of duty. Our hearts were heavy and most night consisted of placing Mayana down to sleep early and staying up till 2am with beers in our hands and stories of our younger days! :)