12/13/08 - I'm too busy (see: lazy) to put up the pictures.

Over on my wife's blog (Clicky), she has put up some very recent pictures of my beautiful baby girl. I actually took several of the most recent ones, but just haven't taken the time to get them up here. There's also a video from a last Sunday where I got her laughing pretty good.

The last week or so has been amazing for me in regards to my relationship with my family. I don't really know what it is, because I can't seem to place my finger on any one thing that changed up my mindset. But all I have wanted to do when I get off work is go home and play with makenna, put her to bed and then hang out with Cristi. I have turned on my 360 once in the last two weeks, and quite frankly, I haven't missed it. If I had more time in the day, sure, I'd log on and play a few rounds of Gears, but as it stands, that is at the bottom of my list of things to do.

There have been a few things that have contributed, but like I said, there isn't one glaring item that sticks out as the driving force. First, we started a bible study based on the movie Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron. It's a couples study that's main focus is to both reignite your marriage, as well as push out some of the negative influences that are currently in your relationship. It has been really good, but I told Cristi last night, I have been really impressed with our marriage as most of the 24 chapters we have covered to this point have simply been reminders of things that we have always done.

Another big thing that has started happening is that Makenna is definitely more interactive. When she was younger, she just laid there and would kick around sometimes. Now, she really goes for it, constantly wants to climb up me to stand up, and loves wrestling (basically, I just pick her up and swing her around and then "pin" her with a big hug). She talks a lot more and is really starting to show a personality.

I think the weather has played a minor part in my priority switch as well. During the summer and spring, almost all I can focus on is cutting grass, building up GrassGuys, and doing anything outside that I can. I'm hoping I can do better this next year so I can spend more time at home with my family, but years past, that is the way it's been. Now with the cold weather and dreary days, it's so much fun to climb up in my chair, throw on a blanket, put Makenna in my lap and let her just play. My TV helps too because now with the way our living room is laid out, I can see the larger TV from my chair (and the TV swivels so that it points right at my chair).

So there ya go, my family means more to me now than it ever has, and I'm loving every bit of it. I can only hope that my family is enjoying my time as much as I enjoy theirs...

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Happy to hear that life is ood DJ. I checked out Cristi's blog - those photo's are so cute! I love how she has her hands behind her head while she sleeps :P

By Blogger babibootiful, at December 12, 2008 at 8:04 PM  

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