Thursday, September 15, 2011

back from the Bermuda Triangle...

I am being the WORSE blogger ever right now.

I went MIA...and have no real excuse.

Yes life is busy.

Football season has started...
Kie is like a spider monkey....
I've resumed my early boot camp sessions...
I've been planning Kie's first birthday party
and I've been cleaning house and donating everything under the sun since the wild fires started.

No, not entirely busy...

Also with every home game the Horns play my parents come in.
So we have had a lot of family time. Which I love!
Speaking of Kie's birthday party....
I am not wanting a crazy, over the top party. Because I think those are silly.
In fact, I don't even want anyone to bring presents...
I may make a donation or a canned good drop...

Kie will be raised to not be spoiled.
Yes, it's easy to spoil kids...but I don't believe I was spoiled and I don't want Kie to be.
He is going to learn to donate his toys every few months--along with his clothes.
Because there are so many families in our area that need the most basic of things.
So that's what I've been doing.
I've been going through his bins of clothes...
Going through nice toys that he never used..
And all through my things.
Now if you know me--you know I regularly donate my stuff every 5-6 months.

I look at life like this---

Yes, nice things ARE nice.
But why be materialistic?
Life is short.
We don't take our possessions to Heaven.

Just as the victims in the wild fires across Texas---they lost everything. All their possessions.
God shows us repeatedly that we do NOT need to put value *IN* things. He choses to give and to take away. So I'm trying to strike a balance between that.

Of course I have some stuff I love...
My nice shoes...
nice purses...
some family heirlooms...
my jewelry from Justin....

But would I rather have those things? 
Or to have my husband and son?
Or my friends and family?

When you put it on that scale then you begin to realize that STUFF is just stuff.


enough of that.

So I am very excited this week because Justin came home Monday with some birthday surprises!
 I am NOT a big birthday person.
Sure, I like the "Happy Birthday's" from friends and families you get.
But I am not a person who needs a lot nor do I the need attention.
But my sweet husband is a giver. (He truly is the most generous person I know.)
So when he came home after work he couldn't hold in the surprise of what he got me.
He got me a brand new Lotus CWB wakeboard with closed toe bindings.
(I'm sure most of you could careless or know what that is)
Basically it's a professional wakeboard with some awesome holdings for my feet.

I took the board out last night on Lake Austin---it definitely took some getting use to.
It was a lot harder to get up but once up the water felt smoother and I could control the board easier.
I'm pretty excited about riding this new board--
and I think the next thing I will get will be a wet suit so I go out this winter. (No lie!)

On my last and final note (since I'm wasting precious house cleaning time while Kie naps)
is that Justin got me ACL Music Festival tickets!

I'm so pumped up to go!
We went when we were dating and haven't been back since.
I love it because it's 3 days of music fun and it's outdoors.
And oh my the people watching is GREAT!
I'm excited to go because we're going as a family...
and I can't wait to make more memories with my favorite people.

Alright enough of that.
I need to do some photo sharing soon.
I have a lot of things going on and I promise to do better.

Btw, I started a massive scrapbook project for Kie's first year of life.
I will never do another.
Too much work.
Too much money.

Also--I'm hand making all his decorations.
Who has time for this?
Trying to be a super mom is exhausting.
Who set the bar so high?
Thanks Pinterest and Blogger!


Until next time,

Kie & Big Daddy on game day! Hook Em Horns!
Kie & Daddy in the old truck going for an evening drive ;)
enjoying dinner at the lake

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