Monday, March 21, 2016
As crazy as Dental School is, it is nice that Brad still gets a few breaks a year. For a while, Matt had been talking about coming to visit and it worked out for him to get off work while Brad had his Spring Break! Matt and Brad have been friends since elementary school days. They are a funny duo, and I don't remember many nights hanging out with Brad, when we were dating, that Matt wasn't around. He was the one who picked up my engagement ring for Brad and brought it to Vegas and was there the night we got engaged. When Brad went on away trips for football and I was home alone, he would call Matt and have him check on me every once and while. I can remember Matt bringing me a soda or treat to say hi while Brad was gone and to make sure I was good by myself. When I ran my first half marathon I remember Brad figured out a month before that he wouldn't be able to be there to watch me and Matt signed up at the last minute to run the race with me so I would have someone. He's just awesome! Brad picked a good best friend and it was a blast having him around for a week!
Thursday morning Matt and Brad woke up early to go do an endowment session at the temple while I stayed at home and babysat for a friend. When they got back, we made pizza and then we all took a 3 hour nap, we were so exhausted from going the whole week. That night we went and walked around Bass Pro Shop and went to Bigz Burgers for dinner. On the way home we got some Blue Bell so that Matt could try some new flavors and stayed up one last night late talking and hanging out.
On Saturday, we used the tickets we bought earlier, to the Rangers/Royals spring training game at the Alamodome. We always like going to sporting events and it was fun to go as a family. It was such a fun week! Matt coming, made us do way more than we ever would have and it was just great to catch up and hang out with him. He brings out the more stress free, easy going side of Brad that is not around as often these days, and it was nice to see him enjoy himself and take it easy for a week. Today it is back to real life, but we sure lived it up for our Spring Break!
The week went by too fast, and on Thursday I had to drive Megan to Austin for her flight that afternoon. We made a stop at Buc-ee's and the outlets on the way there and had some lunch before she took off.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Just a bunch of random pictures that make me happy.
We used our Christmas money from parents and grandparents to get a grill for our backyard. Brad has been loving it. I love this picture because it shows what our life is and what a great dad Brad is. He wears scrubs most days is gone at 5:30am and comes home around 5pm and jumps right into helping cook and being a great Dad. He loves having Jaxon by his side and tries to include him in whatever project he's doing.
"Mom..Axon help Dad..Axon cook." - What Jaxon said when I showed him this picture ;)
Our Sea World passes have been so much fun! Jaxon loves the shows and its an easy Saturday outing for the three of us to enjoy time together.
Blue Bell is back y'all. If you don't know Blue Bell is an ice cream brand based out of Texas. It's kind of AMAZING! We got converted when we moved here. Then there was a listeria outbreak and they had to shut down production for a while. When it finally came back we had a block party and celebrated..Jaxon thought he was being sneaky while I was upstairs and tried to get himself a bowl ;)
Kelsey and I took a spontaneous road trip during the week to the Outlets in San Marcos for the day! It was the perfect day and the kids were great!
Haha Brad sent me this picture one day with the caption one of his dental school friends put on Facebook.
He is in the thick of his second year with too many tests to keep up with. Poor guy, but in just a few months he will be taking his boards and next year he will get to start working in the clinic! So close!
Jaxon is just funny sometimes..The one to the left is him organizing his books and telling me about each of them. The second picture is in our bedroom playing with toys. He loves taking his toys in our room and playing on the floor in there..much cooler than his room, obviously.
Cheering for Dad at his school Softball game. "Go Dada!! Gooo!" ;)
Jaxon was having a hard time taking turns when it was time to say prayers. He wanted to say it every time. So for FHE I made a prayer sticker chart to help him understand we needed to switch off. We put one down stairs and upstairs..He did great for two weeks, then one morning I came in to find him putting all the stickers up on the chart by his picture. haha How can you get mad at that face?
-"Axon prayer mom..Axon turn"
Late night ice cream run with some of my favorite girls ;)
Last, but not least this picture popped up on my feed. Its one of my favorites. It was the day after we got engaged over Spring Break 5 years ago. We were so in love and couldn't stop smiling and kissing haha. Our friends kept trying to take a group picture and were annoyed with us. It's just one of those pictures I'll never be able to look at without smiling and getting happy feelings. ;)