We joined GYSA this spring. It has been so much fun. Paisley has the energy to play and run for hours so we thought this would be a good thing for her to "tire" her out. She has done really well. She has picked up the game really fast. We are very proud. She also gets to play with her cousin Lucy which makes it a million times better. I have enjoyed going to practice and hanging out with the Wheeler family.
In July both my sissy's had milestone birthday's this year. Shelby 40 and Nikkii 30-its actually the other way around Shelby is 30 and Nikkii is 40, but if you know them you would understand what I mean by that. (ha ha ha) Needless to say these birthdays brought a lot of fun.
For Shelby's 30th I was lucky enough to be invited by her in-laws to Las Vegas for a girls weekend. I had a great time and those Matson girls know how to do Vegas. Fine dining, shopping and an afternoon by the pool. So much fun. Thanks Linda for being a Harrah's VIP!!
Then the Wheeler side we decided to do a girls night at a hotel in Scottsdale and shop some more. We have serious shopping issues I know. We also waited for this weekend to see Eclipse. We have all read the books and were excited to see it. It was really good. Kristin wanted a serious discussion about the movie and whose side (Edward or Jacob) we were on. It was pretty funny. We ate alot and laughed even more. It was perfect. Thanks mom for spoiling all of us and teaching us how to shop.
Paisley was asked to be the flower girl in Nikki's wedding. She was so excited... Her first request was high heels. (Seriously???) I feel there is something a little cheesy about an 8 year-oldwearing high heels. Maybe I just don't want her to be "that" grown-up yet. When picking out her dress (in January) I was really worried about a growth spurt since the wedding wasn't until August so I made her try on dresses that were a little too big. I loved her modest and concern about showing too much skin. I feel she is on the right path. Hopefully... Anyway after a dozen of dresses she found the one that she was most adorable and comfortable in.. So come wedding day she looked so grown up (bah hah wah wah wah) and beautiful. In my opinion she was the PERFECT flower girl. She was so nervous about how to walk and throw the petals down. We even had to have a few practice walks. Its was alot of pressure, but she shined. By reception time pressure was off and my girl was ready to dance. I requested Justin Bieber and she let go with her Great Uncle Wayne (Love Him). I hate to see her growing up so fast. I think I will hold off on the high heels a few more years. And no make-up until she is 30!!!
The past year has had a lot of ups and downs. Mostly downs. Layoffs more than one. Having to intrude in-laws for what felt like a year. Car issues. Not as much family time as we should have had. I can go on and on, but rather put the bad behind.
A new rental. Small and cozy, but perfect for our little family.
Parents that loan vehicles.
Tony working as a plumber-creating his own destiny (as he puts it-but hopefully not much longer).
I am working part-time at the place I have been off since the last big layoff, as well as part-time at Hamilton High School food court cashier. It may not see like the dream job to most, but I am the happiest there I have been ever. Its fast pace, active hard work and I love, love, love my co-workers. Plus the perks of time off with fall, winter and spring breaks. Its the greatest.
Paisley is 8 now and the greatest girl ever. She is in the third grade and is doing really well in school. She is obsessed with Justin Bieber (what little girl isn't), loves to play soccer, dance, color, write music and sing. We are blessed.
New brother-in-law, Tony's little sister Nikki got married to Adam. At the wedding we were able to see a lot of family that Paisley and I had never met. Family that Tony had not seen in over 10 years. It was great.
So life is good. Hopefully on track of becoming even better.
Tony and I were married in 2002. Paisley is our only child and we couldn't ask more from a daughter. She is so much fun and such a blessing. We love spending time with family and friends. This is our attempt to keep in touch with those we don't get to see very often.