Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today is my amazing daddy's 55th birthday! I am so blessed that I can call Jim Schoenberger my father. He has been my biggest cheerleader growing up and my hero! I love you so much daddy and I hope you have an awesome day. Can't wait to celebrate it with you tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

10 years...

10 years ago today one of the most special people in my life went to heaven. My grandpa was an incredible man. He had so much love in his heart. I remember as a kid growing up in the Navy, when we would come to St. Pete to see family and getting so excited to hug him. He truly gave the best hugs! 

When I was a kid Santa would send me a letter every year, I now know it was my grandpa who sent them. He would show his love in little ways like that... would stand outside his front door until our car was completely gone, and I would wave the entire way.  He ALWAYS said I Love You to my sister and I! 

 My favorite photo of my grandpa and me. His smile was the best!
 My grandpa's favorite place to go was this land they had for deer hunting. So when he passed that is where they laid his ashes and planted a gorgeous oak tree. I was not able to 10 years ago, but in 2010 my parents took me to go see the land. Seeing grandpa's tree was one of the best feelings, I don't even know if I could explain it,but it felt like I was standing in my grandpas heaven. It was so peaceful, and the air was so crisp. One of the most breath taking places I have ever seen. 

Caleb was born on his birthday. When the doctors told me I was due July 16th, I just looked at Jeff and said it is going to be the 18th. And what do you know... I was right! That was so special for my daddy and grandma to have Caleb born on his birthday. 

Knowing that my grandpa is looking down on my family from heaven is so comforting. And when it is my time to go and see him, I can't wait for my hug! I love and miss you very much grandpa!!!!

little man's first haircut

On April 21st I finally caved and said yes to getting Caleb his first haircut. His bangs were to long and they kept going in his eyes. I tried to convince Jeff that we should leave the rat tale but he said no. The big thing we both agreed on was he should go to a Barber Shop! Southern boys don't go to the salon, they go to the barber. And when we starting thinking about which barber we figured might as well take him to the famous Tim's Barber Shop. If you live in St. Pete then you know what we are talking about. I would say about 60% of the cars here have the Tim's Barber Shop bumper sticker! 

When we were leaving to go I was in almost tears! This was almost harder then his first shot for me. I think it was because he is getting so big. Emotionally I was not anticipating this till he was a little over a year. 
 Here we are sitting in Tim's Barber Shop waiting for Caleb's turn. They have it decorated pretty cool inside. It looks like a barber from the 1920's.

 Caleb was all smiles with the Lady... yes I said lady. Tim's Barber Shop is so famous cause cute girls in tattoo's are cutting your hair. I was not totally aware of this, but having the lady was great. She knew how to have patience with the little man.

 As long as Caleb has his ducky, than everything will be ok.
 All done! I am so happy he did so well. I was completely expecting that he would kick and scream the entire time. 
 Ok in this picture with me holding him, his haircut looks like a weed whacker cut it, but I tried to part his hair so it made it look like that. I can't believe how big he is getting!

Monday, June 17, 2013

summer checklist

Jeff and I are all about making lists. There is thrill we get when you can cross something off and have that feeling of accomplishment. So naturally when we were talking about some of the fun things we wanted to do during the summer... I made a list. The "Summer Checklist" is all about stuff to do with the little man. Some of it will be with Jeff and others will be things that just Caleb and I do together. 

If you can't read the photo then here are the fun things we have planned. I am so excited for this summer!
Beach Day
Clearwater Aquarium
Lunch at John's Pass
Picnic at the Park
Feed Ducks
Go Swimming in the Pool
Splash Park
Blow Bubbles
Go to the Zoo
Make a Fort
Weeki Wachee
Visit the Libary

so lets catch up

Our "family" blog has been so sadly neglected. But I will do my best to keep it updated so our sweet family and friends that don't live close will know what is going on with us. 

To catch up on things that have already happened I will post about those things... Mothers Day, Caleb's First Boat Ride, First hair cut and so much more. But for now here are some pics to hold you over.