Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas and Anniversary!

Wow- what a year!
It has been very crazy and eye opening!

The kids had a great Christmas-at mom and dad's this year. Although
keeping them young and innocent is getting harder as they get older. They
are questioning how real Santa is. Christmas is so fun when they are small-
its like if they find out Santa isnt real it wont be near as fun.
I know that they grow and will find out I just want them to wait a lil' longer.

Kathy is 9. Shawn is 5. Bryan is 31 and I well Old enough! Kat will be graduated
in less than 10 years. Its about to be a fast 10 years though. Shawn will be driving in
that amount of time almost.
As for Bryan and I well- we are celebrating 10 years of marriage this month
and its quite scarry. I take a step back and see where we began and started and
its funny that we live in Andrews again-especially now that it has been 10 years.

I would have never thought that what all has happend has happend in that amount of
time but it has and it has made us stronger and made me realize what I can survive.

As of right now the best marriage advice I can give is- take it a day at a time, and when
that seems impossible take it a minute at a time. Dont speak when angry- it doesnt help.
Moments of silence are great to plan what you really mean.

I look back on my wedding day and know how scared I really was. I took a leap-the biggest
jump to date. Many think we married because of the package that was on its way but
that isnt true we were already engaged. We just moved the date up from June to December.

Its funny how time changes people and their dreams so heres to the future whatever it
may bring!

Love ya'll hollar later1 Amber

Sunday, November 28, 2010


There hasn't been much going on since my last post.

The kids are doing great and making it here and seem to be adjusting well. Shawn seems to be settling finally in class and although he isnt very volcal on what goes on I do hear from others how great he is doing and what a wonderful lil man he is growing into.
Kathy seems to be okay-she is making friends and loving it as far as I can tell. Her report card was great- just one C but it was a high and in Math soo its okay-I can live with that. As long as she is trying and I can see she is.

Thanksgiving came and went and I cannot believe that we have lived here now 5 months. I miss my friends greatly and think of them often. I know that just because I left doesnt mean we cant still talk and hang out but it is hard with me being amom. I just cant pick up and go see them when the day has been bad and enjoy some chocolate with them and hang out and breathe.
But I am thankful for them and know that there will come a time when I can see them again.

Christmas is right around the corner- I hate this time of year. I am not sure why but I just have never been a fan. I find it harder and harder every year to perk up and get a tree and throw decorations on it but I know the kids love it and enjoy it so we do it. It seems that people only focus on what to get or money this time of year or lets be nice just because of Christmas but as soon as it is over that goes out the window.

Bryan and I are getting ready for our 10 year anniversary. This year it comes with a breath of deep relief- it was a tough year and glad to see it go. I am glad to see us hanging on. Take it a day at a time and sometimes even by minutes so that we can remind each other of what it is were doing.

Looking forward to the spring and summer- warmer temperatures and pretty days. It will be nice to be able to not freeze and wear my flipflops without numb toes. I miss my friend the hot sunshine oh and rain where are you will I ever see you again? I remember seeing you all the time but we dont live there anymore- we now live where you hardly ever visit. I do miss you though and cant wait for it to pour here.

Well that is all I know Like I said life is very slow right now which I welome and am comforted by the lack of action around here.

Love ya bunches- hollar later Amber

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just a few pics from the summer and moving here.


As pointed out to me I havent been on here in a while. Things have been CRRAAZZYY!
First of all in May of 2010 Bryan lost his job in Hico-- he immediately left to work with his dad in New Mexico. We thought it was going to be a short term thing.
But May turned into June-kids missed Bryan, Bryan and I were losing touch- so we go to churchcamp and I was so totally against moving. I loved being Hico-I loved our life there-the house, the family, the scenery, the friends.
I kept saying "No moving is not happening." But apparently--someone else had other plans and all week at camp small messages and big messages kept coming to me about how I was ignoring what was goin on around me and being scared and being stuck. People kept saying "As long as your with Bryan-it will be fine."
Scarry thought about moving-literally I was crushed. So in July-we packed and moved to Andrews Texas.
Talk about change-much bigger, more people, more places to eat. But at the same time-much bigger and more people.
I have lived in Andrews before-when I was in high school and I loved it but I had special friends who were here with me. Now not so much the story.
Kathy and Shawn are still adjusting. Deep inside me yes I miss Hico and I miss everything soo much. But for my children-being positive is what needs to happen. So that is what I am trying to do soo much. When they are gone at school is when I try to deal with adjusting. Bryan is working all of the time which is not what we are use to.
I am pushing Kathy and Shawn to meet and talk to people. Kathy has done amazing and loves school and the school is amazing for her. Instead of us paying for testing being done to see why she struggles in certain subjects- the school here does it.
Shawn is still struggling-he still fights me going to school-he tells me how awful his class is and how mad it makes him. Kindergarten is suppose to be the best year ever-- and I am getting frustrated and disappointed that it isnt for him soo we may see what can be done there.
Other than that we are here-it is October-so again Fall is here and my favorite time-Summer- is gone.
That should be everything it has been crazy and hard to adjust but one day at a time and Bryan says only 25 years here and we can go back... Sooo hope time flies.

Love n hugs