Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy almost Thanksgiving!!

Since Thanksgiving is just about here I thought Id try to touch on some of the things I am so so thankful this year..

Its been an incredible year for this girl.. I got married almost a year ago.. I cant believe how fast this year has flown by.. Its been a lot of fun.. A few ups and downs.. But were still kicking and I am so excited to see what the future has in store for these 2 Gryner's!! :-)

I finally feel settled at work. When I first started I helped coach a big group of girls and my style of coaching didnt exactly work for some.. I was the new girl and it was an adjustment for us all.. Well this past January I got the oppurtunity to coach alot of these girls again and I have loved it ever since! We finished the season doing well last year and had a great summer and now this season has started off with some huge improvements! I am loving it!

My mama was able to retire from her job this year.. I am thankful for this because I like to be able to call her even if its not important and the conversation only lasts 12 seconds... I am so happy she gets to spend her days doing all the things that make her happy.. She loves loves loves projects.. She has worked so hard on my parents house this year and made some HUGE changes and its just amazing what this woman can do! I am glad that my daddy has my mama at home every day when he gets home.. Dad loves his home cooked meals and he gets them every single day now.. I just love seeing my hard working parents being able to finally enjoy this life like they should... House projects, lots of fun with long time friends, weekend get aways, and last but not least turning into those crazy Harley riding kids!! I love it!!

My baby brother got engaged this year... This makes me so incredibly happy.. The girl my brother asked to marry him is just absolutely wonderful! She is perfect for him in 101 ways at least!! My brother has been down some hard roads with some.. How can I say this politely... Horrible Horrible Horrible excuses of females... Kathleen is someone that I am excited to call my sister.. She is too funny for her own good.. She is gorgeous inside and out.. She is sincere and honest.. She makes my brother happy and for that I love her even more! I can not wait to see these 2 get married!! Its coming up quick!! ( I got a quick peak at "the dress"... lets just say that my brothers knees will be weak...) :-)

Last but certainly not least.. As you know we are pregnant!! I for one could not be more excited!! I have always been one that said I wanted to get married and have a housefull of kiddos running around.. It just took a little longer to find Gabe than I wouldve ever thought but it was definitely worth the wait. We cant wait til our little prince or princess gets here!! This takes me back to being thankful for my mama not working.. She will be a HUGE part of this babys life and I am so glad that I will have her to help me out! I am so thankful for my brothers fiance'... She will be the only aunt our baby has (for now) and I couldnt have asked for a better one!! Its going to be fun, interesting, crazy Im sure but we just cant wait!!!

We ( I ) am so so so so blessed beyond words! I have so much to be thankful for and its just the beginning!! So much to look forward too!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Enjoy all the delicious food & family time!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

1st Meet of 2011-2012 Season


Yesterday my gymnasts and I all made our way to Bartlesville, OK... We usually go here every year for our first of the season.. Its some what of a "wake up" call.. Its a BIG meet with some BIG competition... I believe there were just 2 teams from Arkansas.. Flame and Williams.. They are from Fayetteville... The gymnasts you see at this meet are ready to rock and roll.. To say the least!

My level 7's are all first year level 7's except for one... This was their first optional meet besides the practice meet we had in October.. There were a lot of nerves out on the floor and they seemed a little shaken.. BUT.. Let me tell you.. These girls went out there and did there best and every single one of them improved.. Several improved their all around scores by over a point.. Thats alot.. I think they really have a feel for what they have to do and what  will really help out there scores! I am very very proud of them!!

My level 8's were next... I was missing one of my gymnasts for this meet due to a minor issue... So I had 3 level 8's competing.. 1 second year and 2 first year level 8's... One of my first year kiddos is just 9 years old.. She was a level 6 last year.. So thats says a lot for this kiddo!! The girls started on beam... It was a little shakey but they did well.. I think they got some what robbed on scores but thats just my opinion.. Its a learning experience and will prepare them for what lies ahead this season.. As the meet went on the girls did their best.. A few bumps in the road here and there.. But all in all a great first meet! Did I mention that one of my 8's won her age group and we placed 3rd as a team!!! With just 3 of them competing thats a big accomplishment!! Very proud of them!

I am very excited to see how this season plays out!! There is so much talent and potential in each and every one of my girls!! So.. Get ready!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My job is better than yours!!!

As meet season kicks off this weekend.. This is what I have to say about my job..

Have I ever mentioned I love love LOVE my job!!!

It never ceases to amaze me that my girls can make me smile every single day just about the entire time I have them.. I try so so so hard to stay "mad" but it just never lasts! They grin and its over with! I dont guess I ever really get mad.. Frustrated is a better way to put it.. But even so I get frustrated and it just never lasts long! They are the very best girls I could ever ask for!

You will not meet young ladies that are more polite, understanding, encouraging, and most of all giving.. I have 5 teenagers now and I will tell you.. I never have to deal with attitudes.. Moodiness yes but NEVER disrespectful attitudes.. If one of them happens to do something that earns them a few running laps you can almost always bet a team mate jumps up and is running with them and encouraging them! Thats not something you can teach kids.. They are just incredible kids..

They are the sweetest.. They constantly ask questions about the baby.. They worry about me doing to much.. Moving mats, setting bars, moving the vault.. I dont have to do much of those things anymore.. They take care of me.. The bring me blocks to sit on when they know Im tired so I dont have to stand up the whole time.. Each week as the baby grows we talk about it and they just light up its the sweetest thing.. My belly has started to show a little bit and they just love it.. I didnt think I would be to crazy about people touching my stomach but as long as its one of my girls I dont mind at all.. Other people.. Different story ;-)

It amazes me how polite they are out in the real world too.. You hear please, thank you, yes mamm, no mamm, yes sir and no sir.. They are very respectful of other people.. They share, they allow people to go ahead of them, they hold doors open for others, and they are always kind to other people... There was instance this summer when I few of our gymnasts went to a camp they were younger competitive kids of ours.. They actually ended up coming home early because they roomed with girls from a different gym that were older than them and the older girls were awful to them.. Locked them out of the room and just did some ugly things to them.. It was heart breaking... If I ever found out any of my 10 girls acted that way you can bet they would be beaten!!! I honestly just dont even think they have it in them to act that way! Good thing!! When we go to meets and I cant find them all eventually Ill find them off talking to other gymnasts from other teams and making new friends!! I love it!

I could not be anymore proud of my girls! The things that have learned while doing the great sport of gymnastics will stick with them through their entire life! Their ability to work hard will lead them to do amazing things.. Their ability to not give up will carry them through the rough spots in their lives! Their ability to hold their chin up high even when they dont finish first but know they did their best will show them that winning isnt everything and coming out on top isnt what its all about.. Just knowing you did your absolute best is all that matters! I can not wait to see what these girls do with their lives!

* I hope to see 10 college graduates!
* I hope to see 10 successful, strong, independent women!
* I hope to see 10 women with a job they love as much I love mine!
* I hope to see 10 women know that the possibilities of their life our endless.. They can do/achieve anything in this world they set their mind to! I hope they know the world is theirs.. They just have to go out there and get it!!!

Last but definitely not least! I have some of the best gym moms out there! We definitely have our moments but I know I can count on them! I love them all for raising these girls as they do! I can only hope I am half the kind of moms that they are.. This sport isnt easy on families and its definitely not cheap... But these mama's just get done what they have to so that their girls can do a sport they love! Its pretty amazing!! They support me and encourage me and for the most part trust my judgement ;-) I have made some amazing friends with some of the mamas and love the fact that they are there for me when I have a melt down or panic attack! Their kind words and their girls sweet smiles can always put a smile right back on my face and for that I am so so so blessed to have them all a part of my life!!!

So... Just know that I am already so so so so proud of you girls... Zoey, Lexi, Madie, Keely, Jules, Mary, Kennedy,Carigan, Adyson, and Lauren... I love each and every one of you and you are already winners in my book!!! I wish you the very best this season!! Go out there and have some fun!!! SMILE!!!! CHIN UP!! You have worked so hard and now its time to go out there and shine!!!! Reach for the stars girls & then reach passed those!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What to do.. What to do...

Seems like even though Baby G wont be here for a while there is still so much to figure out... I like to have a plan I like to work on things ahead of time so Im prepared when I need to be...

Right now Im just stuck between a rock and a hard place...

Bottom line.. My husband and I have bills.. More than id like to have.. We work hard at paying our bills and doing our best to get things paid off and not add to our debt.. But theres only so much coming in each month so we just do the best we can... But is that enough? We have decided to add to our family and I worry that we are digging our selves a deeper hole.. I hear constantly that babies are expensive and then in the same breath I get told that it will be fine and it will work out..

We have been looking at getting me a more baby friendly vehicle.. Right now I just dont see how that will be possible... We need to get me something more reliable and something better for the baby but is that the smart thing to do if I would like to cut my work schedule back some when the baby comes?? I just dont know...

Thank goodness I work for a company that takes pretty great care of me... I am able to communicate with my bosses and we are usually able to come up with a plan that works for everyone... They have been great when I talk to them about my plans for what I would like to do when the baby gets here.. But when you cut back your schedule that means less money... Bottom line... My husband works the family business..This has its perks as well.. We are VERY lucky in some ways.. But there are some things that come with this that you just cant change and have to accpet as is.. Sometimes thats a little difficult.. He works so hard.. He usually works 6 days a week.. He works alot more than I do.. He doesnt complain and just keeps his head down and works hard.. In my opinion he goes above and beyond what is expected of him and that says alot about the kind of man he is.. .. I wish more people saw what kind of person he is and realized how amazing he really is.. :-)

We have so much to figure out and its so hard deciding what the right thing to do is.. I feel like Im not enjoying being pregnant like I should because I am so stressed out about how we will make ends meet if we add another car payment and I cut back my hours for a little while.. The saying "everything will work out" doesnt sit well with me.. I like black and white facts..

So in the mean time.. I guess since there are just certain things that I can not change as much as I want to I will have to take a deep deep breath and just let it go... I will have to concentrate on the things I can make better..

So... On that note.. I am so excited to be pregnant and I can not wait to meet our sweet baby.. I am so very much looking forward to the holiday season.. Its absolutely my favorite time of the year.. I can not wait for all the time I will get to spend with my parents, my aunt, and my cousins.. I am so so so very excited that competition season is here for my girls.. They have worked so hard and I can not wait to see them do well this year!! They are a huge part of my life and they make me smile every single day.. I am so very thankful for my mom during this time of my life.. I talk to her every single day about the things that are bothering me and she always has something comforting to say and makes me feel just a little bit better.. Thats really nice to have..

This last paragraph has already made me feel better... :-)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Not everything baby.....

This will be short but it was a great way to start the day...

So lately my mom has been calling me alot saying she found this and that on different baby websites and stores.. It just makes me smile seeing how excited she is.. I absolutely love it and can not wait to hand our sweet baby to my mama and watch her smile...

This morning my mom calls me a little excited about a website she found.. My mom just has an eye for super cute stuff that she knows I will like! (makes it alot easier when we have a lot of the same tastes) I could honestly give the entire job of doing the nursery over to my mom and not ask about it or see anything until she was completely done and I would not worry one bit and would be completely fine and not stress a second.. Will I do that?? Nope.. Im too excited.. But hey.. You never know.. maybe with the second or third baby!! ;-)

But this morning it wasnt talking about baby stuff that made me smile.. She called to show me a couple of items for a baby but mainly she wanted me to look at some stuff for me.. How sweet is that?? "Kelly, its going to be winter so you will need some warmer clothes.. You will have Christmas & New Years you know some things you might want to dress up for so we need to find some stuff for your growing tummy... :-)" My mama is the best!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas is coming!!!

As I have already said.. This is my favorite time of the year.. I just love the holidays!!

I was so excited to put up my Halloween decorations and now I cant wait to take them down and put up my christmas stuff!! Ive gotten some new stuff this year and I am beyond excited to get our house ready for the holidays!! Last year I didnt get to do as much as I wanted because of our wedding and honeymoon.. But thats a pretty good excuse not to decorate huh??!! :-)

My mom makes Christmas so much fun.. Every year we go to the Christmas Eve service at our church.. Then we go to my parents and have my dads birthday party!! Yes, my daddy is a Christmas baby! After his party we usually eat and then open presents with my dad's side of the family.. Its always so much fun.. Then Christmas Day we have a feast at my parents.. Mom can seriously cook and this pregnant girl seriously can not wait!!

Christmas might just be a little bit more special this year because we find out in early December what our baby is!!! I for one can not wait!! I know some people wait and dont find out what they are having.. But I just dont think I could do that! This girl is ready to know if Im having a future razorback football player or a lil gymnast!! Since I found out I have felt like it was a girl but Gabe is dead set on it being a boy... Soooo.. We will see!

So far through this pregnancy Ive been lucky and not been sick.. Yet.. I get nauseous but never sick.. Yet.. I do like to sleep alot now... I could nap every day if I had time.. I go to bed early which is different for me because Ive always been a night owl.. Gabe likes it alot.. That boy needs his beauty sleep! We got to hear the heart beat again yesterday. Its the neatest thing to know there is human being growing inside me.. I just cant wait!!

No pictures with this post.. Sorry..

Hope everyone is having a good week!!

Everyone get ready to call those hogs this weekend!! This girl will be at the game cheering her heart out!! #7 playing #9 thats a big deal!!! WPS!!!