Wow! I can't believe we just celebrated Thanksgiving. We will soon be getting ready for Christmas as well. This year I had an awesome Thanksgiving. I started the day with a 5 mile run together with my sister-in- law Becky and a friend of her's from work, Jennifer. We ran the Thundercloud Turkey Trot, it was an amazing experience. The course was not at all easy there were some very steep hills to climb, and there was one very difficult hill left at the very end of the race, over all it was a fun race, there were tons and tons of people despite the cold weather. Then we had dinner with my in-laws. We had tons of fun there. We stayed up until midnight to go shopping at the out-let mall here in Round Rock. Thanksgiving has got to be my favorite Holiday. I just love the idea behind it. I love that this country sets a side a special day to remind us of all the blessings we have in this nation. This year there was much for me to be thankful for. I am very thankful that I can stay home with my little boy and that I can serve my family. I am so grateful for my husband who has given me this great opportunity of staying home. I am so grateful for all the love and support my wonderful husband bestows upon me daily. I am convinced that I have become a much better person because of his great example. He always encourages me and believes in me. His constant praise to me helps me become a better person. I am also so grateful for my family and my husband's family who have supported us through some very difficult times and through our obligations and our triumphs. My family is truly blessed everyday.
Monday, November 19, 2007
We have been working on redoing our backyard as long as we have been married. Our backyard althought it is not completely done, it has taken a huge transformation. Brad has on and off been working on the that project. He has accomplished much. We used to have an old shed that was brutally destroyed by the guys and then Brad completely tore down the yaguzzi room which was attached to the house and rotting out. Maybe we will be done with our backyard this year, but as for right now, little Bradley could care less if we have grass because we have a tractor back there and that is just as fun as having a nice neat yard. Little Bradley loves helping his Dad out in any project that he is working.
So after traveling so much and having a week of sleepless nights due to Little Bradley's bad stomach virus we took a day off and went into Ausitn and enjoyed the Zilker Park Zephyr Miniature Train. We actually went to UT to meet my new mentee. Back when I was in college I was recipient for the Hispanic Scholarhip Fund, and now I am returning their kind generosity by helping with my time, since I don't have much money to contribute to the fund I volunteer to mentor a young college girl. So I met my mentee she is a sweet girl from Elgin, we had lunch at Littlefield Patio Cafe. I lived in the dormitory that is attached to the cafe my freshman year. It brought me great memories. After lunch Bradley and I went down to Zilker Park. We got there just as the train was departing so we waited almost an hour before next train ride, but while we waited we had the best time on the playground near the train station. This playground is designed for adults as well as kids. It was awesome we had a blast. By the time we got on the train he was so filthy from all the dust in the playground, he almost looked like a real train engineer covered in coal dust.
This month has been a very busy fall for us, but mostly for me. I have not been able to meet with my running group since October because there is always something going on every weekend, from Young Women's meetings to Trunk or Treats to baby showers. I am just so grateful that my family is very patient and supportive of my involvement in my church calling. I sometimes feel like I neglect my duties as a wife and mother being away from my husband and son so often. A weekend ago we went to the San Antonio Temple to do baptisms I got up at 4:00 am to make the youth breakfast tacos. Then the week before that I went to Laredo to see my Mom and my dear friend Tania who just had her baby boy on the 12th of this month. Tania and I have been friends since we were in the fourth grade. I find it interesting that I still keep connected to some of my childhood friends. I really had fun seeing her and her lovely family again. Just before I left to Laredo I was working on a baby rag blanket for her baby shower and I finally finished it. It took me so long but it was worth it. I felt very accomplished upon the blanket's completion.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
So little Bradley was Chicken Little this year for Halloween. He had such a good time trick-or-treating in my in-law's neighborhood. He was in a little wagon my mother-in-law let us use. He knew the drill he would get out of the wagon walk up to the door and set his little bag down to get candy and then he would walk back to the wagon and get in and set the bag on one seat and he sat on the other. Most of all he like to see his flashlight shine in the dark. He was so adorable!!