Friday, February 26, 2010

So Proud

There are moments in life that despite the trials and tribulations you know that you've made a right choice. Leaving Greeley was so incredibly hard for us. We were blessed with such amazing friends who really became our family as we lived so far away from family. A school we loved so much and felt so connected to. A baseball team that was more than a team it was our family. And church members who we loved associating with.
It has been a challange this year living in Claresholm with Ryan and Tevin on the go to Lethbridge constantly. We don't usually see them until very late at night and then they are off first thing in the morning. I have learned some very valuable lessons about family and space and myself. It has not been easy. But....
there comes moments when we know that our lives have been guided and directed and help to strengthen our faith. I have had several of those since being here that despite missing Greeley and often wishing maybe we could go back. A few have come when I have watched Tevin play basketball and associatte with his team. His new school has been very good to him and he has really grown and is doing very well.
The next is watching my children play with their cousins and strengthing my relationship with my sisters and how much fun that has been.
Lastly it has come when I watch Ryan do his job. He has done such an amazing job. Two weekends ago we had the opportunity to participate in a 'blast from the past'. It has been ten years since Ryan played his last year of baketball at the Uof L. He decided that he wanted to use this weekend as an opportunity to honor this team that went all the way to the national semi-finals that year. He contacted everyone and every player but 2 were able to make it. They boys all met and scrimmaged in the afternoon and then we went for a lunch and were able to visit with players and wives and girlfriends and it was so awesome. We had had such good times together and it was so great to see everyone. Then that night the team was honored at half time of the game. It was incredible for me to watch the day and evening unfold and watch Rye work. He did such an awesome job and I was so prould of him. It was also breast cancer night and that is why we are all wearing the pink shirts. It was truley an amazing day and my battery of course was dead so I had to rely on others for pictures so I don't have them all yet. I am going to post what I do have.
Anyway our house is going to be starting soon. I am trying to be patient. The plans are being drawn up and they should start digging in the next couple of weeks. That is exciting and I can't wait.
Baylee is rolling over constantly and growing so fast. Bryna is pretty much potty trained and still driving her mother crazy but she is a blast and keeps us on our toes.
We have just over a month to go until Mexico. Feeling excited and nervous at the same time. Baylee still isn't sleeping great so I am nervous about leaving her. But I am looking forward to the time away and to spend it with Rye. I still have 10 pounds to lose but Oh well I am trying. I am hoping to atleast get 5 more before we go.
Chow for now. Hope all is well.


Alanna said...

I'm so glad to hear of the good things that are happening in your life. I hope you'll post lots of pictures when your house gets started.

I miss you lots but am glad to know that you are all doing so well. Take good care.

Oh, I sent you a message on FB about the tape gun I use.

Joanne said...

your new photo banner is so cute and so happy for you for a new house AND mexico. go 10 more pounds!!!

kalinda said...

Terra I know that it was going to be hard to move her from such a wonderful place, I am so glad you are making the most of it though. Were I am living is not the best right now and I wish so badly I could be closer to family, but with the 4 1/2 years we have been here I have found the best time has been when I am just feeling happy and blessed to be giving such an amazing life. You can be happy no matter where you are if you just love your life, your husband, your children, your friends, and mostly God and everything he has given to us. We are so blessed to have such an increadible family and although we are not perfect, we share something truly special I believe. I love having you as a big sister, and can not wait for our sister weekend. Keep being awesome.

Shannon said...

Sorry I missed your call. This was a great update. I am so glad Ryans job is going great and that your home is in progress. Take care and talk to you soon.

Sheila said...

Ryan and Tera, It was good to visit your blog today. We are proud of you as well. It was great to catch up a little on your life and see you in photos. Have fun in Mexico!