Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Better Late than Never...Right?

Well, it's obviously been over a year since I have blogged and belive me, there has been a lot I should have blogged about. Actually, to be completely honest, there was a lot that went on that I think would have been a complete waste of my time to sit here and type out. Those of you who are close to me, know EXACTLY what I am talking about.

Starting in August, a lot went on at the end of my third trimester and it was rough let me tell you! I am so thankful for a happy, healthy, beautiful little boy. It is one of the hardest, but most rewarding things to be a mom. Ya know I thought I understood what all my friends were going through to an extent because of how much I used to babysit and "nanny" different families children, but until you have your own, you have NO idea! I have come to have a great respect for those moms.
Kane Manning was born almost 5 weeks early and has blessed us with all kinds of different little surprises in the last year. He is now going on 14 months old and time has flown by. I always swore I would NEVER be that mom that said, "oh, time flies when you have kids." well, guess what, I am that mom! Crazy how that happens. I also said my child would never tell me no. HA, yeh right. He already tells me "no, mama!" and he is only 1!
We had a big 1 year birthday party for him and it was so much fun. Although he was teething. (just my luck) But, while stressing and reporting that i was stressed on twitter, I got the feedback I needed to hear that I wasnt the only one with a sick baby on their first birthday party day. So thankful for the moms that I have around me for encouragement and example.

Rewinding a little bit, back to last fall.
My brother was almost finished with college and starting to interview for jobs and then the rug was pulled out from under him and everything changed within the blink of an eye. We were all so shocked at what happened but now we could not be more grateful for what he went through (relationship wise) and where he is today!
He has THE BEST GIRLFRIEND he could ask for. She actually fits in with our family perfectly (nothing could have been worse than before though) and I am so excited to have a real true friend in her. To be completely honest, I have NO IDEA what I would do without her. (love you Em!)Oh and to add, my parents are crazy about her too, actually the whole family is. God always knew what he was doing through all of this. He is always FAITHFUL! She's been around Dawayne and I for a few years and is actually our sitter for Kane a few days a week. I used to always joke about how I wanted her to date my brother but never thought that would happen. Until one day, it did! So, long story short "G" (thats what Kane calls him), Grant, graduated from college, has an amazing job up here in NWA and a super cute house and is definitely the happiest I have seen him in a VERY long time and I think he was surprised to see how happy he could be and what a relationship was really about. Dawayne and I couldn't be more excited for them and what is in their future.
Now, back to present day. I can not believe it's fall again. I have a few decorations up but not all of them. But I plan on adding to my decor' next week when we all go to War Eagle. I always thought it was going to be some sort of "wooden duck, best grandma ever" type craft show. But, let me tell you I have gotten some of the cutest stuff there the last few years. So excited for this time of year. I love fall and football weather.
Well, all of this was pretty random but once again my computer is about to die and I have tried to post on this dumb thing the last few weeks and I never finish. So, i better finish up. I have alot more to say, but no time. The little man is awake from his nap so duty calls.

Until next time...