Thursday, April 30, 2009

Runnin' Just as Fast as We Can....

We have been busy! I feel like I say that all of the time, but with all of the house dealings it has been wild. On the house front, our house passed inspection and it will be ours. Danny, Hailey, and I are so pumped about our new home. We have also been busy with soccer as you can tell from this picture.

We have also been spending quite a bit of time with my SIL, Kim, and our neice, Adi. Picture of the cousins - Hailey looks like such a big girl it!

This picture is from Easter. We just don't have a ton of pictures of us together as a family, so it made me really happy to have this one.

As we head into May, things are just going to get crazier! We need to pack of course and get that whole thing going. I'm coming to Quincy for Kris's bachelorette party, and tehn I will be back in town on Tuesday and fly out on Wednesday morning for a conference in Cincinatti. I will be there until Thursday evening. I'm not looking forward to it too much as I've really become quite the homebody. I don't mind travelling too much, I would just prefer to be with Danny and Hailey! Plus two weddings in a row. I am looking forward to having so much Bozarth time though!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Awkward Conversation

See that sweet little innocent child? She is so beautiful and amazing, and I almost corrupted her today on accident. The conversation went a little bit like this:

"I want to get a dog that can have puppies."
"That's an awful lot of work Hailey. I don't think we want to do that."
"How do you know if a dog can have puppies or not?"
"Well you can if they had surgery or not. Journey had surgery to make sure she couldn't have puppies. They can do that for both dogs and cats, and for boy dogs and girl dogs."
"Boy dogs don't have babies!!"
"Well they help make them." - my thoughts begin racing after this comment. What did I get myself into? What if she asks THE question that I am not ready to answer. What will I tell her daddy? Is her mom going to hate me? I'm just the Bonus Mom. Oh my gosh; Oh my gosh.

Her response......

"Our world is VERY different from their's."


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Here's a Long One!

So I sit here thinking about the last week and a half and we have had a serious whirlwind! Last year, when Hailey turned 6, she requested oh-so-politely that we have her birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Because Danny & I actually enjoy the mouse house so much, we consented. Man what a day it was! On Thursday the National Weather Service made an announcement that we were expecting "The Storm of the Century." Jeezie Pete! After careful consideration, we decided that the show must go on and that even if no kids show up, we can still have fun at the home of Mr. Cheese.

The blizzard held off though and decided not to start until half an hour before the shindig was slated to begin. We had 5 of the 10 kids show up which meant that my wonderful husband managed to eat 8 pieces of pizza on the sly, and Danny & I were able to play several games of skee ball. I am a skee ball maniac. I want one in my home someday! Overall, Hailey had a ball which is what it is all about!

The snow melted on Sunday and spring teased us for a day. Our little family has cabin fever so bad, but it just keeps raining! All we want is to be able to sit outside, walk outside, play on a swingset, run around like crazy people while screaming like banshees. Yes we are losing it! I keep hearing that spring is just around the corner, but I'm certain that spring is a myth this year.

Last weekend my MIL made me my favorite thing ever - homemade fried chicken. Good home cookin'! Plus we were able to spend more time with my beautiful niece Adi. I don't think that a 6 month old has ever captured my heart the way that she has. I am head over flip flops in love with this butterball. If you ask her she will tell you that she loves Aunt Jess best too. Trust me!

Saturday was a major day in the hubby and I's relationship. In July it will be four years since Danny's best friend Paul and his wife Sariah died in a car accident. Danny & Paul were best friends and absolutely inseperable. When Paul met Sariah, she won over Danny as well. Paul and Sariah were Hailey's godparents and she still talks about them all of the time. My SIL named my niece Adilynn Sariah because they were so special to her too. It was extremely hard for Danny to lose them. In the 2+ years that we have been together, I have never met Paul's parents, Tom & Patsy. On Saturday night though, we went out to their beautiful house and I was allowed to enter into a special corner of the hubby's life. It was so awesome and Tom & Patsy welcomed me right into their family. They have missed Danny and Hailey so much and were thrilled to meet me. Losing Paul and Sariah was incredibly difficult for Danny and because of that he regrettably pulled back from Tom & Patsy. I am so proud of him for conquering some of his demons. I can't wait to spend more time with them now.

As Easter is this week, my thoughts have been focused a bit on Jesus. My life is so blessed and I am thankful each and every day for my little family, my big family, and for the life that I have been given. Thinking back to where I was almost four years ago, I am also incredibly thankful for the knowledge that God has given me about life and it's amazing journey. As hard as it may be at times, rainbows seem to pop out at every corner. I am blessed!