Saturday, June 23, 2012

Home Management

I've really been struggling with this whole Stay-at-Home mom thing. Not because I don't want to be home with Paxton all the time, but because it's such a change from what I am used to.

There's stuff that needs to be done. Meals that need to be planned. Things that need cleaned. And so on.

What I'm struggling with us when to do it all and how to get it all done. So I made a home management binder.

I have EVERYTHING to do in it. Cleaning, calendars, to do lists, finances, medical, contacts, meal planning, prayer needs, yada yada yada.

I'm hoping this helps me with this huge change!

Do you have a home management binder that you use?

Weekend at the lake

This weekend we went to the lake with the in-laws. We stayed on their boat Saturday night. It was pretty cold when we got there.... Like heater kind of cold. We just hung out and relaxed a little. Amanda and Aaron ended up coming late that night and stayed too.

We had a good time. Paxton enjoyed all the loving and snoozing.

The guys did some fishing and the girls did some chatting. That's normal, right?

We even saw a boat that reminded us of Paxton.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Busy Weekend

Friday we went up to Oregon so Josh could speak at a Relay for Life and we could watch Josh's brother, Aaron, play music. It was pretty hot! We got to meet a lot of people who are involved with cancer. Josh's speech was incredible. He encouraged so many people while making them cry. Josh really doesn't like to talk about cancer all that much. But, if he is able to help or encourage people then he loves to share his story. I often tell Josh that I wish I could have been there by his side while he was battling cancer, but then on the other hand I'm thankful I wasn't.  It's really a loaded statement. I know that I could better understand Josh if I was by his side, but I'm not sure if I could have handled to see him in so much pain. 
Josh Speaking
Josh, Paxton, and I walked a lap around with the rest of the cancer survivors and their families. It was awesome to meet people that were not willing to give up. Walking around the whole night made me very thankful for my Ergo!!

After Relay for Life, we went to the boat with Josh's parents. We took Paxton on his first boat ride. He hated, I mean HATED his life jacket. But, wouldn't you??