Let me start off by saying that Rylin was so ready to go to school today! She was so excited that she couldn't fall asleep last night (it must have been some time after 10 p.m.). Then she woke us up at 5 a.m. asking if it was time to get ready for school. She never went back to sleep after that, she just layed in her bed counting the hours. Tanner was a little less excited, but he was still very ready to get to school. I wanted to let Rylin get the hang of the bus, but I also wanted to take her to her class on the 1st day of school, so we waited at the bus stop for them to catch a ride to school. Conner, Reagan, and I followed behind and met them at school. Tanner thought he was so cool because he knew the routine, (he is such a big,tuff 2nd grader). He even thought he was to cool to have his Mommy taking pictures of him waiting in line to go to class. After Tanner was done giving the camera goofy looks we took Rylin to her class. She was so happy to be at school with a desk, and her own name tag that she couldn't stop smiling! To bad all the kids were'nt as excited as her. A few of them were crying. I felt really bad for the teacher. We hugged and she told us bye as we went out the door. When we got home it was so quiet! Our house is never quiet. Conner and Reagan went down for a nap and it was EVEN MORE QUIET!!! After Conner woke up at about 11:30 a.m. and ate lunch he asked when it was time to go get Tanner and Rylin. I told him not for a little longer. He must have really missed them because he kept asking and asking when it was time. I had to find something to entertain Conner (because when he's bored he likes to rip the house apart brick by brick literally) so I printed him some Dora coloring pages to scribble on with some crayons. That didn't last very long though, so I asked him if he wanted to make Tanner and Rylin a Happy 1st Day of School Cake and he was all over that idea. When it was time to pick the kids up from the bus we all loaded up in the car (it's way to hot to walk right now!!!). Conner was so excited for them to get off the bus. He told them we had a surprise waiting at home for them. They both told us what a great day they had. Let's see if they feel the same come January!!!
Jeff and I have been married for 10 years. We have lived in the Queen Creek/Gilbert area for most of our married lives and love it. We have four beautiful children that make our life very exciting. Tanner who is a very tuff 8 year old, Rylin who is 6, Conner who is 4 and Reagan who is 2. We love the outdoors- Camping,fishing,wakeboarding,hiking and everything else that takes place outside! We love life and wouldn't want it to be any other way!
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back. - Unknown