Monday, June 24, 2013

10 things I would tell my 16 year old self

1.  Don't worry so much about boys.  Don't worry about if you're not dating, don't worry about if you are dating.  Boys have nothing to do with your self worth, and in most cases will end up damaging your sense of it rather than lift it up.  Nothing is more important than finding a quality boy, not quantity boys, and making good decisions when that quality boy does come around.

2.  Keep up your good grades.  Apply to more than one college.  It doesnt matter if its near or far, just give yourself options.

3.  Money comes and goes, and most often, it goes when you need it most.  That part time job you have... save ALL your money from that to put towards college.  Books are mighty expensive, and you don't want your only option to be a community college.

4.  If someone offers you a car, and its a stick shift, DO NOT turn it down simply because you don't know how to drive stick shift.  You will learn anyway, and you will kick yourself for not taking a free convertible.

5.  Take a photography class.  You love photography, you have a collection of the magazines, and you have a nice camera.  Why in the world haven't you done it yet?  Do it now while you have the free time.

6.  Keep spending time with all your friends from church.  You will look back with the warmest of memories from those summers together.  Those will be some of the best carefree days ever!

7.  Boys in uniform sure look nice, but don't fall for one.  Seriously.  That has heartbreak written all over it... more than once!  Let me say it again.  Boy in uniform.  BAD.

8.  4 years goes by fast.  Remember that.  Improving your mind is the most important thing you can do.  You may not know what you want to do in life, and going to college for 4 years seems tedious and hard, but you have the brains for it, and you will survive it and not regret it.

9.  Grow up and stop acting so dang spoiled.  Someday you'll have a boyfriend.  Don't expect him to pay all the time.  Pony up, and foot the bill every once in a while!  Be more conscious of other peoples feelings.  You have a lot going on in life, but that's no excuse.  You are very blessed, take a step back and see that.

10.  Don't grow up.  Stop wanting to be 25 and mature already.  These are the days to smile and have fun.  You live at home rent free, you don't have to work, you can see your friends and do pretty much whatever you want.  Use your time wisely and have fun, because these days won't last.  If spending 6 hours a day at school for part of the year, doing your homework, and following you mothers rules are the worst things you can complain about, then you have it made.  Seriously, if only I could have it so good again!  Enjoy being 16 and a teenager!  And again, don't worry about the boys.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

8 months old

Well, there you have it.  Greyson is 8 months old now.  Crap.  Time is not slowing down at all.  He is getting so grown up!  He's well on his way to crawling, though he prefers to stand if you give him the choice.  He'll look at the cat if you say cat or meow, and he throws out the word da da da da da like its candy.  Once, he even looked me right in the eye and said "dada".   Little brat was rubbing it in my face that he hasnt mastered the "M" sound yet.  lol.  I had my first mothers day, and I know every single mother said the same thing, but I am so so so grateful for this little creature that made me a mother.  Its hard to believe and accept the fact that we are now responsible for someone so tiny who looks up to us.  I remember being tiny, and thinking my parents knew everything and could do no wrong.  Looking at it from their point of view, now that I'm in their place, they were just two humans, doing their best, making mistakes like any other human being might.  

Anyway, my point is, I love being a mama, and I love this little child of mine.  When he sleeps, I just want to kiss those little lips, since hes starting to get fed up with kisses now.  Seriously, stop growing up little boy!  And now for the picture overload.  Since I post so many pictures of Greyson, I realized I hardly have any of him and I together.  So, heres a couple.  The first one kinda looks like he's having a jolly good time, but I'll tell you a little secret.  He was actually throwing a fit.  lol.  The second one was us getting a mothers day picture together just in the nick of time.  He was obviously ready for bed, but I couldnt NOT document my first mothers day!

 First time in a swing.  He totally didnt care.