Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shake that Booty

This is Cooper's Maraca Dance... it makes me smile.

2 Wheels!

 Cooper learned how to ride his bike without training wheels about a month ago, it is so cute!  Last year we bought Cooper a Strider Balance Bike (it's a bike for teaching kids how to balance, it doesn't have any pedals to worry about) and he learned how to balance really well on it. So we finally tried taking the training wheels off of his "real" bike and he just rode right up the street! He still needs some help getting started because his feet don't really touch the ground, but he can ride his bike really well, he can turn around and everything, he loves it and Dane loves cheering for him!

Cooper riding his Strider Bike last year
This is Cooper last year with his Strider Bike

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fun Weekend with my Mom and Sisters

My Mom and two of my sisters, Jasmine & Janessa came for a quick weekend visit at the end of February. We had so much fun having them here! I only wish that they could have stayed a lot longer and that all of my sisters could have been here!

We didn't tell Cooper that they were coming, he had heard us talk about it a few times but we just told him they were coming in a month because my Mom & sisters really wanted to surprise him.  I went to the airport alone to pick them up and when we got home my Mom and Jasmine & Janessa rang the doorbell and Cooper answered the door. I wish so badly that I had my video camera, Cooper was so cute, he just stood there staring, with his mouth wide open for like 30 seconds without saying a word and then fell back stiff as a board as if he fainted.  He couldn't believe they were really here!

Dane & Cooper love their wonderful Grammy!

Mason brought Jasmine and Janessa to ride all of the rides on top of the Stratosphere.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Miss You Jalidia

Today marks 1 year since my beautiful little sister, Jalidia passed away.  Just thinking of that awful day makes my heart race, the memories are so vivid and so painful and so hard to shake, it's been difficult to sleep this week.

My heart hurts, I wish that I could see Jalidia's beautiful smile and hear her giggle. Jalidia always gave the most loving hugs and she never wanted to let go, I sure wish that I could hug her now. I miss my sweet little sister.

I Love You Jalidia.
 I'm so thankful that you will forever be my sister. 

God be with you till we meet again.

Friday, March 11, 2011

6 Years Married to My Best Friend

January 14th was our SIXTH wedding anniversary! Mason's Mom watched the boys for us so that we were able to go away for the night. We stayed at the Aston Montelago Resort at Lake Las Vegas, and we had a wonderful time, it was just what we needed.

I am so thankful for my Mason, he is the perfect man for me. He truly is my best friend and I love him with all that I am.  We have been through so much together, a lot of really great times as well as some very hard times. I am thankful for Mason's strength and his unconditional love, he knows everything about me and loves me anyway. I love you Mason, everything about life is better with you!