Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter.  Mama just got a brand new lens and will back later with more great pics.  Thanks for the laugh tonight, Holls.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Breaking the Law

It's time to celebrate again!

Tomorrow Gager turns 32. I don't want to steal JC's thunder on Easter, but I do love a double whammy. Celebrating my favorite person the same day we celebrate the greatest miracle of all time?  I'll drink to that. 
One Eastertini coming right up.

Gager, I know promised I wouldn't write a birthday blog.  Well I lied.  Also, you're not fooling anyone because I know you loved it last year.  (That's what she said).

There are just way too many cool things to say about you and I love making you laugh more than anything in the entire world.  You are my toughest audience to crack but one chuckle from you will leave me satisfied till next year.

I want you to know that I love you, but it's not easy being married to a lawyer. Especially one that likes to follow ALL the rules.  It's like 1% cool, 99% annoying.

**Example: I let my licence plates expire every year (sometimes for a month or even two) before renewing them.

I also see zero harm in doing so. If an officer wants to pull me over to shoot the breeze about why I haven't got around to it, bring it. That doesn't scare me. What DOES scare me is when my attorney husband makes me go in front of a judge to apologize.

I'm so glad I gave you a good laugh when I texted you profanity from inside courtroom 28 while sitting behind a man in handcuffs. I do believe I wet myself when I heard "the state of Nebraska vs. Melissa Cobb." I hear ya loud and clear, counselor, and I'll renew them on time next year. But just in case I don't, I'm paying the ticket!!!!!!!

It's impossible to get you to take a normal picture.  I don't know why I try.

I'm glad you keep me on toes and force me to obey the law.  Without you, the glove compartment of my car would put Loyd Christmas' parking ticket stash to shame.  I would also cheat on my taxes.  You're a good man, GRC. 
And I'm a little bit glad that I saved $75 by apologizing to the judge.

You are a top notch husband and father.  Your daughters adore you and your son wants to be you.  Thank you for loving us as much as you do.  It's more than I could have ever imagined possible.  I hope your birthday is filled with memories.  Amazing ones.  Look back on the last 12 years we've been together and know that I love you more and more every day. 

Happy Birthday!

Love, Mis


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 12th!

To my birthday boy-

I can't believe you are 11 today! It's crazy how fast the years have gone. I was so young when you were born but it still feels like yesterday.  I have loved every single second of being your mom.  Every day I fall more in love with you. You bring me so much joy and I am so proud of you. Really really proud. 

I hope this next year is the best you've ever had.  I'm so happy for you to be living your dream of being a part of a select baseball team.  You wanted that for so long and worked so hard to achieve your goal.  I'm so proud of you for always giving 100% at practice and I know you are going to have a great season!  (Mother knows best).  I'm less than thrilled about Middle school in the fall, but I know you're excited so that makes it easier for little 'ol me.  Also, I think it goes without saying, that you are majorly pumped for our family to buy a house closer to your school and friends in the very near future.   Eleven should be plump full of awesomeness.

We had a blast last weekend celebrating you.  I knew it would be hard to top the Minnesota Trip from last year but I do believe we succeeded.  I love that when I asked you what you wanted to do, you said you wanted to go to the Midtown Theater.  That place was a blast! It's not every day you get to push a button and order dinner AT the movies.  You have good taste, kid. 

Burger: check.  3D glasses: check.  Sit on your mom's lap to cuddle during the movie: check.
My favorite part of the weekend was definately when we took you shopping.  I'm fairly confident that I have never been in a dressing room with you before and that's something I will never forget.  I hope you are loving your "feels like I'm on a cloud" shorts today and I KNOW you are rocking this Tshirt:

I don't know what that saying means and don't care.  You wanted it because it says "mom" on it and that's all that matters.

Sammy boy, when I think about how you came into this world it makes my heart smile.  You were as "unplanned" as unplanned can get.  At least to us you were.  To God, you were perfectly knit together in my womb.  You were a part of God's story from the beginning.  Although, I fell away from God's perfect plan, He turned my greatest devastation into my greatest blessing. You, my love, always have been THE picture of Gods grace in my life.  It was eleven years ago today when I finally excepted Gods forgiveness on my life in an area that felt unforgivable.  For 9 months I carried you and for 9 months I couldn't picture myself holding a perfect and healthy baby boy.  I tried, but it just didn't add up in my head.  It wasn't until March 12, 2002 at 3:30am, when I saw you for the first time.  At that moment, tears fell down my face uncontrollably and I knew that God meant everything He'd ever said.  Sometimes it's hard to believe in something you can't see.  When it feels like devastation has hit and God is not answering, I want you to know that He hears you.  God always answers.  God IS there, even when you can't see Him.  Someday it will all make sense.  I promise. 

I love you so much and when you're old enough to read this, I hope you still respond with "I LOVE YOU MORE!"

HBD, Sambino.