Monday, December 8, 2014

School Pics 2014

We have Jaxson in a Primrose school, and we LOVE it!  The staff is amazing and he's learning so much more than I believe he would be in a MDO program or Preschool.  I'm so thankful for his school!

And...they always have the best photographers.  I LOVE his school pics from this year.  He looks so grown up...I just had to share!

This one is my absolute favorite!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

30 Things Before 30...WOW...

So...4 years ago...yes FOUR years ago...and as a lovely 28 year old...I made a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30.  I stumbled across this post while I was looking through my blog for my Summer Squash Bake (which I've now pinned so that exercise should never happen  I thought it would be fun to see what progress I've made...and how these things have changed!

1. Read the Bible. Yes, all of it. Well...this didn't really work out.  BUT - I've honestly made great progress.  I'm 83% of the way through!

2. Become and active and contributing member of a Church.  YES!  We've joined Fairfield Baptist Church, and I've been getting active!  I've done two of the women's bible studies and I substitute in the nursery from time to time.  

3. Treat my Mom to a spa day.  Done!

4. Get Jeff a racing day. Oh goodness...I think he's had at least a dozen.
5. Organize my recipe book.  Done!

6. Get on a schedule where I make a point to see my girlfriends once a month. Both sets of them.  I'm getting better at this one!

7. Get hardwood floors! - Well, we bought a new we have all new floors!

8. Pay off my new car - Well, it's not new anymore...but it's just about paid for... turns out a child was more expensive than I ever could have imagined!

9. Finish emergency fund.  Well, I finished it for what my target was at the time, but due to our standard of living changes I'd like to have a larger one in place.

10. Work out 3x weekly for a month Yeah...this one was a fail.  Life is too busy for this right now. 

11. Organize closets (all three of them!) - Done!

12. Paint our home - all the rooms! - Done in our old house!  Thankfully I don't want to paint anything in the new house!

13. Buy bedroom furniture - Done!

14. Daily devotionals - Doing them!  Spending time with God daily makes a HUGE difference in my day.  I can totally tell on days where I don't take the time.

15. Join a volunteer organization - Done!

16. Tithe the entire 10% - Always - no matter what.  I have done this & I, am very happy that I have.  I feel like I am doing the right thing, and showing God how grateful I am and that I can be a responsible steward of his money.

17. Adopt a family for Christmas - Yes!  This is our second year doing this and I LOVE it!

18. More DIY projects - I know I can be crafty!  I've done quite a few, and plan on doing more!

19. Have a booth at a craft show - This is likely never going to happen, I work too much unfortunately. 

20. Take a wine 101 class - Done! In Fredericksburg! It was great! 

21. Have wedding dress cleaned / repaired - Done! It's all cleaned and boxed up...for something... 

22. Make a scrapbook for 2009 - There is no time for things like this...

23. Finish wedding book - Done! 

24. Order wedding album - Please don't judge...We've been married 5 years and I haven't even thought about it...maybe in 2015 

25. Get rings sautered - Done!

26. Buy Jeff a nice watch - Oops...sorry honey.  You've taken up racing one a month instead :)

27. Get a T-Shirt quilt made - This one is still on this's just finding the time...

28. Refinish table in the man room - I can't even remember what table I was talking we will just conside this one done...

29. Sew stockings from wedding fabric - I ordered stockings from Pottery need for this one any longer!

30. Sew tree skirt from wedding fabric - I still want to do this!

It's so fun looking back and seeing how much things have changed!  Looks like I accomplished 23 of the 30 tasks...I think I'll take it!  Perhaps I should make a before 35 list....