Wednesday, February 03, 2016
I have always been a firm believer anyone can change if they set their minds to it and really want to change in their heart. Changing yourself is always the hardest goal to achieve. I realized at the end of the year, I no longer wanted to have some of the negative traits I saw in myself. I was seeing that I no longer first saw the good or positive about a situation, but the negative. I realized this was not the example I wanted to set for Zoey. I wanted her to see me as a strong, positive woman, not a negative woman. While I am doing this for her, I am doing it more for myself.
There is so much that come to play that makes us fall into this type of pit. I recongize a lot of them in my life. A handful I cannot readily change due to it is out of my control. Another thing I fall short of, letting go of things I cannot control. Yikes!
To start the year off, I told myself I wanted to be more positive first off. Stop seeing the bad and complaining about every little thing. Surprisingly, to myself, I am accomplishing that. While it might take a while for others to see it, I can tell a difference. I feel "lighter". While I know negative thoughts and feelings can weigh you down, I had no idea how much! It will continue to be a work in progress and there will be bad days, but I am determined not to let that get me down! I can do this!
If you are reading this and see me fall back into my old negative self, please call me out on it. I am still learning how to let go of things and get them off my chest without sounding like I am complaining or being negative. One of my favoite signs I had as a child, which is hanging in Zoey's room today as a reminder to myself when bringing her up, says "Please be patient with me. God isn't finished with me yet...". Oh how this applies even to us as adults today!
Monday, February 01, 2016
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
We were able to get her in the ballet/tap class on Mondays which allowed her to still take gymnastics this fall too on Tuesdays. Our weekly schedule is busy this year! By Thursday I’m ready to sit at home and do nothing. Zoey loves her teachers, Ms. Mary Frances and Miss Rachel. She says she loves tap more than ballet. Personally I'm hoping that will change later. I do hope she sticks with dance as she gets older and continues to practice. I would love for her to see it through until she is out of high school.
Monday, April 20, 2015
All Winter Zoey talked about snow and how she wanted a snow day, to make snow angel, build a snowman, etc. We would always explain to her that we would have to wait and see if it snowed and how it might not snow.
The end of February we were forecasted to get 5-6 inches of snow. I had major doubts. Good thing I was wrong! Zoey was so excited about the snow! She couldn’t wait to get out in it and play. I was able to hold her off until it had accumulated several inches.
Watching it snow!
SUPER excited it is SNOWING!!
Zoey and Daddy walking in the snow. She played in out in the snow for hours. We had to beg her to come in.
Zoey and her snowman. She got her Daddy to help build one.
Running in the snow.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
After putting it off for as long as I could, Zoey got her first hair cut in January. I was so afraid that if I had her hair trimmed, the curls would fall out. We have been lucky that her hair has grown fast and even! I made it three years before I got it trimmed. I was a little nervous how she would do and was afraid she would cry or throw a fit. She did AWESOME! We went to Phipps Salon, B and I both go there, where Melissa cut her hair. Bragging moment. Everyone there was so impressed with how well she behaved and sat/stood still. Typically three year olds do not do as well. Her hair was so long, Melissa had her stand instead of sit in the chair to trim it. When it’s wet and brushed out it’s almost down to her waist.