Today is our sweet baby boy, Joseph Michael’s first birthday! Because have been on the road, I don’t have a chance to write him a proper letter…that will occur this weekend. BUT, isn't it amazing to think of how good God is and can be in one year? Our lives at this time last year were a little less joyful until that baby boy brought us his smile. I cannot believe a year has gone by and my sweet baby is now talking (ish) walking (ish) and driving us crazy with his curiosity! We love you Joey, thank you God for the gift of our second son.
|Happy First Birthday!!!|
So, um…yesterday, this happened!
|That's my man|
AND…this also happened.
|Please note Little A's Face!|
Lil’ A, who is actually QUITE mild mannered in his old age, completely lost his SHIZNATCH when it was time to meet Dave Ramsey. I mean LOST it. I mean, ear piercing screams, everyone turning to stare, total meltdown. At least we have a picture to remember the moment.
Some of our closest and dearest friends met us (Paul and Ann) at the show to hang out and thankful (and unexpectedly) watch the boys whilst we were interviewed. They are the ones that first encouraged us to really follow the Financial Freedom plan, and with that encouragement our lives have been a bit changed. PLUS, they are totally awesome and have a sweet new baby girl to play with. Seeing them was awesome, which was nice because…
Turns out, traveling with children totally sucks. Well, let me restate. Traveling with a 2 year old, 1 year old and 7.5 months pregnant in a Saturn Ion with a week’s worth of stuff, totally sucks. It is enough of a bummer that we have decided we are going to go home a day early. The kids aren't sleeping (or eating, which is weird), and that has left them in pretty cranky places. I have been pretty sick, not really sleeping and can’t get comfortable no matter where I am. Big A is congested but has been the biggest trooper of patience and positive words to hold this little family unit together. We tried to rally, but for the sanity of all have decided to throw In the white towel and head home. The HUGE bummer is on the agenda today was heading to Paul/Ann’s farm for the night for some good fellowship and lots of fun. C’est la vie.
The good news, I read Jenna’s Quick Take’s this morning. In one of them, she reflected on meeting Dwija (are you still praying for her and the baby/family? Cause you should be). One thing she learned from Dwija is after having kids, you can’t get back to how things ‘normally would be’, rather, you need to adjust to your new normal. This is a lesson the Wilkerson's are still learning. Throughout some of the challenges of this trip (and it hasn't been super bad, we just all need a little more sleep and freaking Kentucky/Tennessee need to figure out their traffic reality) Aaron keeps saying, ‘it’s been a learning experience’. We just need to learn to adjust things a little in order to do road trips. Good stuff.
And, finally, last night the boys were so tired…they decided to fall asleep like this. So, clearly, we took pictures!
|looks comfortable no?|
For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!