Last week I introduced myself but also thought y'all might enjoy learning a bit about my precious (and yes, sometimes crazy) family.
First, my sweet and very patient husband, aka 'Honey'. Honey and I met freshman year at Ole Miss and have been together since he spilt a drink on my jacket and asked me to dance. It was pretty much love at first sight - except for the whole ruined jacket bit, but I forgave him after a dance or two. Honey is a CPA and works tirelessly to provide for the family. He is just about the only dad I know who loves Disney trips as much as, if not more than, his children. He loves all things Ole Miss, reading, watching NASCAR, football, and he tolerates the beach for me. Most of all, Honey adores us and would try to move a mountain if I said the children or I really needed it moved. No, we aren't perfect and he patiently listens most of the time whenever my 'fiery side' comes out. I love him completely and think we make a pretty good team.
|At Law School Bestie 'M's wedding this summer|
|Just last week|
C-man also has ADHD which is something that I feel certain that I will address here. I felt very alone when we FINALLY realized that C-man had ADHD. It has been a tough journey this past year, but because we have gained so much knowledge and assistance from other ADHD moms, I want to be an open book when it comes to our ADHD experiences.
|C-Man's first day of school pic this year|
Our middle child, Lily Brooks (aka 'The Princess'), is 7 years old and in the 1st grade. As much as C-man is like Honey, The Princess is like me - the good & the bad. She is so very sweet, adores her siblings, is helpful, extremely determined, kind, caring, and responsible. She also has a fiery temper and is afraid of failure (more on that later). I am praying over the teenage years already and am bracing myself for epic battles. Very thankfully we are at that blissful state where she is mostly self-sufficient and doesn't yet think I'm Medusa. Yes, I do know my time is coming, but, Lord, please let this state of bliss hang on at least a few more years.
The Princess loves to sing, act, dance, twirl baton competitively, cheer (I am happy to report that the season has now ended for cheer and I am hoping cheer disappears from our line-up next fall), takes tumbling, and has just started piano. She is a very busy young lady and quite the performer. Yes, I am happy and proud that she is multi-talented but whittling down her schedule of events has been most difficult. She also ADORES the beach and swimming. She loves summer swim team and is quite the breast stroker.
|At a baton competition this past weekend|
|A beach trip this summer with just the girls|
|Our little soccer star|
|At a birthday party last week|
She is my side-kick and day-time shadow right now. I'm certain I will cry buckets next year when she starts Kindergarten.
Below are a couple of pictures of three kids together from this fall.
|At church Fall Festival last week|
|At Fall Break|