But we were able to safely recover. Then madness set back in. But to be honest, for some reason missing that first week has thrown me off for the entire semester! I feel as though I still can't catch up. And what do you know it is now the 5th of March. Five more weeks and the semester will be over and what, but I get to start all over! Maybe next semester will be a little better!
Some pretty big things have happened in our lives in the past couple of months! So let's start back in January....
|Showing off presents together|
January 18, 1981 I was born to my lucky, loving, wonderful parents and this year I celebrated my 32 birthday! To some that may be ancient! To me it is the beginning of a wonderful new me! My life is going to be everything that I want it to be! Nobody is holding me back, suppressing me, or stopping me from doing what I want to do and being what I want to be.
|A few more wrinkles...|
Mondays are my least favorite day of the week. I have to drop them off at daycare by 9:50 to make it back to campus for my 10:15 class. Then the day is packed with classes and work until 6:15pm. By the time I get the boys home they are totally wiped out and super fussy. But we survive and used to be able to sleep in on Tuesdays, but then... dun, dun, dun...
I got called into the Relief Society Presidency as the secretary, and now we have our meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. So we do the same routine again on Tuesday and Wednesday as we do on Mondays. But I get to get the boys at 5:00 instead of 6:15. Thursdays are the best! We snuggle in bed until we want to get up. Then we play and have fun. Then IF the boys want to be to daycare for lunch we go by 11:30. If not they stay home with me for lunch and I drop them off about 12:30 and pick them up again at 5:00. Fridays are crazy again and then the glorious weekend arrives. The only unfortunate thing about the weekends is I have to share them. So I only get every other Saturday with the boys. But on a good note I do get to go to the Temple every other Saturday without having to get a sitter!
So, yes. Life is INSANE! I don't know how I get it all done. But I know that it is not by my power. But by the power of God, the love and support of family and friends, and the help of darling wonderful girls and my exceptional brother Charlie (ACE) who are willing to watch the boys whenever I need help. (Usually at night when they are sleeping... while I go do ZUMBA!)
On January 19 we celebrated the 3rd birthday of my darling Ryder! Oh what a blessing that adorable little boy is in my life! I cannot believe that three years ago he and I nearly died trying to bring him into the world, and now we are both as healthy as horses and loving life to the fullest!
|One happy birthday boy!|
|Always the silly goofball!|
The great event in our lives was in February! On February 15,2013 we were excited to be blessed with the birth of sweet adorable little Oakley Jayne Dunlap! She is Amanda and Austin's darling little baby girl and grandchild number 3 to mom and dad! But she is also special because she is the first girl! Yaya! I'd post a pic, but I have to get permission first!
|One of his favorite presents... a padded potty seat!|
|Incredible sunset after a terrible storm|
|Tillie and Frank|
|Charlie spinning circles in the perfect snow!|
|the only pic I could get of myself on a perfect evening!|
|Tillie spinning circles!|
Though our lives have been so crazy, we have been so incredibly blessed! I am so grateful to see the many miracles and blessings in my life each day! I am so blessed to have the most wonderful family in all the world, the most incredible darling friends, and the most divine children one could ever even imagine or hope to have! My life is nearly perfect. The only thing missing is a fantastic man to fill that gap. Maybe someday he will find me in my crazy life!