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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

It has been such a long time since I have written. I figured New Year's Day was as good a day as any. I had thought about just not writing anymore, not knowing if anyone was reading but then I realized that it is nice to have it all on record so that you can look at it later. It is kind of like a journal and I think I will be glad later that I did it. So many things happen with the kids and so I forget things. They are so funny right now, all so different from each other. As you all know we have relocated to the Houston area and we are loving it. It is so very different from West Texas but in a good way. We have so much more to do and there are trees and some water, it rains often, it is great. The kids are settling in really great as well. Kory has some new friends and is enjoying high school. I can't believe he is a Junior already, so strange. Riley really loves it here. He just fit right in like he had lived here his whole life. And Bryson, well, he is happy as a lark because his momma is at home with him all the time. Staying at home is a first for me and honestly it has been really hard to get used to. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it, but it is just different than anything I have done. We have worked on potty training and I am happy to report he is doing well. And starting this month I am going to put him in some kind of pre-school program or Mother's Day Out. It isn't for me, it's for him. He really needs to socialize and learn some new things. He is a sponge and so now is the time. And what a sponge he is....he repeats every bad word that comes out of my mouth. That has been an adjustment for me! LOL! I needed to stop cussing anyway so there is my opportunity. Anyway, I am hoping for some great things in 2013. 2012 was a good year but a pretty wild one. I am ready to settle in and grow some roots. We are looking forward to the kids participating in some fun activities (MOD and Ecobots for Riley) and we will be making a trip back to West Texas in the Spring, get Riley signed up for football (HECK YA!), plan some vacations, swim in our pool non-stop......busy, busy, busy. Oh and I forgot to mention that we took Bryson to a really amazing doctor at Texas Childrens (who will now be his cardiologist) and he said that Bryson's surgery was one of the best repairs he has ever seen. He said to treat him like a normal boy and not to expect him to have any more procedures. He even said he would see him in a year but after that he might not have to be back for 2-3 years. Such a relief! I am so proud of him! He is certainly not a baby anymore. He is becoming a little boy right before my eyes. And Kory is becoming a man as well. And Riley isn't far behind. My babies are getting big too fast!!!! Stay tuned as I will be writing more and including pics! Happy New Year!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! My name is Stefenie Jacks and my youngest was born with Complex Congenital Heart Defects. Each year on my blog I share the stories of moms who have children with CHD. I would love to have you share your story on my blog during CHD Awareness month in February. Would you be willing to share your story? You can view past stories I have shared on my blog by clicking here: http://www.whenlifehandsyouabrokenheart.blogspot.com/p/about.html

    Please get back to me as soon as possible. Thanks! Hope to hear from you!

    My e-mail is jacks_rswl@mepotelco.net