Friday, September 21, 2012

jack graduates. pt. 2

after we went to jack's graduation we hit the road again and headed up to my cabin in south dakota to celebrate some more. we met up with a bunch of jack's family and it was so fun! jack, carter and i didn't do much sight-seeing because we didn't think mr. man would really enjoy the scenic views. so we opted for family time instead while the rest of the family went to places like crazy horse and mount rushmore. however, we did go fishing and spend some time at a couple of the beautiful lakes near our cabin!

here's some of the stuff that happened:


jack's "graduation" cake. yes, those are dolphins. 
the alternative was unicorns and heavy pink frosting.

we attempted engagement photos.

carter face-planted in the lake. 

mini-heath ledger(literally identical) gave carter a little too much love.

and we got old-time photos!

looking back on this trip makes me realize how much i am really looking forward to becoming a part of jack's family. everything we did was so great, even if it was just sitting around enjoying each other's company. it's all that i needed to enjoy myself. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

so school is back in session, and let me tell ya... it's totally different than last semester. i started off the year with my mom super sick right before she planned on leaving the country. only for her to be admitted to a hospital once she got there. then my grandma was moving right when i needed a babysitter.

long story short things did not go as planned! carter ended up starting day care last week(which we have been looking into) mainly because my grandma had too much on her plate as it was and didn't think she could move and watch a toddler. thankfully it has gone really well so far! the day care is in the church i grew up in, and there are a bunch of kids his age for him to play with! plus they feed him way better than i do(they promote a well balanced diet which i have a hard time doing since i'm so picky). also, i think it will be good for both of us because he is a total momma's boy and my heart can't help but melt when he cries 'momma!'. so we are both becoming a little more independent.

anyway.. school! as glad as i am to have a little change of pace, it is hard having all new teachers. some of them are very 'let the learners teach themselves', which is great, but not when i'm trying to understand math. i need structure when it comes to math cause i don't understand math textbooks-it's like reading a foreign language to me. luckily the rest of my classes are very interesting and i think i can pull off a 4.0 again(knock on wood).

chow's is going as expected. I have all new students minus a couple returning cheerleaders, and they are all doing great!! it's gonna stay busy around there for awhile thanks to gabby coming home with the gold, but that's just fine with me! the more the merrier!! plus my niece is one of the many new students starting this fall. i bought her a leotard for her birthday-seemed fitting ;).

overall everything has been going pretty ok around here. i'm still bummed i have to wait until december for jack to be here, but i think we'll be fine in the meantime(which reminds me, wedding plans are well underway and we have a date set-exciting!!!). also, i have lots more pictures from our trip to south dakota, so keep an eye out for some of those posts!

until then!