Thursday, October 30, 2008

ZOO BOO (and a little reminiscing)

So, once again I have fallen behind on my blog updates. No excuses this time....SO anyway, My parents, Jake and I took our little dragon to the zoo for the annual zoo boo. This was the first year we have gone and we had a lot of fun. Connor especially loved the carousel that went backwards. His face just lit up immediately. We had a fun night, it was beautiful outside and Connor had a ball.
It was kind of a weird night for me b/c the Zoo Boo was the same night as my 10 year high school reunion back in Illinois. As I got dressed and ready for the zoo, all I could think about was, here I am 10 years later, putting on a pumpkin shirt, getting my one year old in his costume and yelling at my husband to please put diapers in Connor's diaper seemed surreal. It seems like just yesterday that I graduated high school and I can honestly say that at 18 I never saw myself being a stay at home mommy and wife at 28. I was so headstrong and determined.....well, more like I was 18 and I knew it all. :) As I watched Connor that night dance around to the music at the zoo and then look up at me with those gorgeous eyes of his, I thought to myself there was nowhere I would rather be than surrounded by my family. No matter what I thought 10 years ago, or how my life came to be where it is today, I couldn't be more happier than I am now. I have been blessed with an amazing family and I just know that God had to be laughing a bit to himself when I was younger and I was just sure of what I was going to do because as we know now, he had different plans for me, he knew all along where I would be today.....and I thank him daily for those other plans. I wouldn't have it any other way!

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