Cody is still working at Atmos Energy and I think I finally understand what exactly he does!! Some of the stories he tells me about work experiences make me realize he tolerates WAY more than I would be able to and has more patience than i give him credit. He is a diligent reader and that is what you could find him doing in his free time. He is currently loving to read anything to do with history and religion (Nerd)...well THAT or playing his Xbox :) 2010 has a lot in store for him, I feel, his work is undergoing some changes that may or may not affect him, but with a new call center being built here come changes so we will work through them if we need to. Although our place is in Amarillo and there's no denying that.I am still working PRN (as needed) at BSA Family Medical Clinic and Children's Home Health. I am staying home with our little Grace for the most part and I've recently noticed that 2010 may hold a change for that as well....I'll explain later...Recent events made me remember a discussion with Cody earlier this fall how our family has not had to endure much heartache and how lucky we are. Well I ate those words Christmas Eve when Gigi decided that her time on this earth was up and she decided to go to sleep and join the rest of our family who passed on. As my dad would say, "our family understands death" so this didn't scare or discourage me when she died. I am so happy she is free from pain and that she was able to be here long enough to share life experiences with us as long as she did. I do miss her and want so badly to talk to her and that will be hard. So therefore; I am happy that I am able to have the knowledge of the truth and that families are forever. It has made our family stronger to endure such a loss and I underestimated our ability to pull through the huge loss of our Gigi. Moving on....my plans for 2010 include continuing working where I'm needed and spending time with Kennedy. Kennedy Grace this girl is hilarious, polite, stubborn, loving, and way too smart!! I am so proud of who she is becoming. Currently her favorite things are: church nursery (I have to PULL her out of there), her kitchen, (present from Santa) and YO GABA GABA (I thought it was a phase) She is still sleeping in her toddler bed and got new bedding from Nonna and Pepa so it looks like we'll be needing to get her actual bed set up soon!!! She is almost unmovable on the potty training subject. She just DOES NOT wanna do it. I broke down and bought her an actual potty seat and we shall see how that goes. I mentioned earlier that I knew a change would have to occur for her in 2010 and that's because she LOVES being around other kids. I mean most kids run to their parents when they pick them up from nursery and Kennedy locks on to the slide, door, whatever and I have to peel her off because she loves it so much. We are going to enroll her in Mary and Rogers Day school 3 days a week. I took her to look at it and I figure she's going to do well for the simple fact that she CRIED when we LEFT!! She wanted to stay and I had to end up taking her to Jump and Jive to make up for getting her hopes up. She is Cody and my life and we decided that we couldn't have her growing up an only child so someday we will have a brother or sister for her to pester.
We still live in our first home and although it's old and I am sometimes forced to love it....I am happy staying here for the time being. We have done a lot of work to our house and it's perfect for us 3! (well 5 with Penny and Fender)
2009 was a happy year for us, we had our 1 year celebration of having our sweet daughter and we were blessed to be able to vistit my parents in Corpus frequently and I am thankful that we are able to do that. In four weeks our little one will be 2!! The first best thing about 2010 so bring it on!! Happy New Year to you all!!