Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fighting Sisters

The girls have started fighting...already! I never would have expected the sibling fights and bickering to begin at such an early age, but alas, it's here. It's not just the older sister picking on the little one either. No, they both dish it out. Rory wants to have everything her sister has which makes for a good time when more often than not, Cameron's just not going to give it to her. She'll run away and Rory takes off after her. Rory also mimics everything her big sister does. Cameron was walking to her room "exasperated" about something and she let out an "Ugh", walked to her room, accidentally hitting a bowl of Cheerios sitting on the table. Rory followed, made her own noise and purposely hit the bowl. :) So, their fighting isn't ALWAYS irritating, at times it can be funny. This is a picture of Rory when she's mad at me, but it's pretty much the same "mad" face she has with her sister.

I've commented on it before, but I do love how Cami is so protective of her sister in public. She gets a little shy and takes a while to warm up to people, so instead she'll shower her sister with love and affection in the midst of a crowd. Pretty cute, although we are continually working on manners and at least saying "Hi" when people are talking to her. Here they are together, in a happy, silly moment.

Sidenote: Here's the picture of Devon & I from our Anniversary date two weeks ago. (Our computer was out of commission for a while, so I didn't have picture uploading capabilities for a while.)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

August 5, 2000

Eight years ago, Devon & I got married on as hot a day as it was yesterday with 250 family and friends packed into the First Baptist Church of Dixon. It's amazing to think about all the changes, struggles, and great times we have had in such a short time. He is the love of my life, my best friend, my favorite person to be with, a wonderful, loving father, a giver, server and amateur comedian. Yes, he still makes me laugh (even though I sometimes roll my eyes).

Last week he had to go on a business trip to Cincinnati and the entire dynamic of our household changed. First of all, I was sole caretaker of the girls for five days (kudos to those who do this often, not to mention all of the time), but also because I am just used to him always being here, especially at night. Having him by my side gives me comfort and helps me sleep a little more peacefully. We survived, though, and I ended up with several "breaks" from the girls in the form of a meeting, bowling, and coffee with a friend. We all missed him, but it could have been a very difficult week and it really wasn't too bad at all. Thankfully, he returned safe and sound and we spent a great weekend at Goose Creek Lake with the girls.

Last night, we celebrated our anniversary. I have a pre-date picture, but haven't uploaded to the computer yet since ours is being worked on, but we looked GOOD. :) We went to Jack's for the first time and had an AMAZING dinner, along with good conversation. Then, we took a short stroll through Shelter Gardens before returning home. I couldn't have asked for better!