Friday, March 4, 2011

It's getting real

A few nights ago, April and I were sitting on the couch watching tv when she looked at me and reminded me that it would not be long before one of us would be holding our new little girl! It's been several years since we've changed diapers, had 2-3 hour "naps" in between night time feedings, etc. It's getting real!

The kids seem to be excited about their new sister. Cayden loves kissing mommy's belly and loving on the baby! We'll see how long that lasts when she's crying and keeping us all awake at night!

I promise i'll do my best to keep the blog more current. Don't hold your breath though... :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Worst blogger of the century!!

So - Do I get a prize? Maybe this blog will become the annual Christmas letter that some people are adventurous enough to complete and include in their Christmas cards. Maybe the events of the year will be enough to convince me to blog more. Or...

This year was pretty eventful. Both kids started new schools. Cayden started wee-wuns and really enjoys learning. He likes lunch and playing on the playground a bit more though! Alyssa started kindergarten this year as well. I was in Seattle for school when she started, so every afternoon i'd call and ask how her day went and what was her favorite thing. Day #1 - when mommy picked her up. Day# 2 - lunch and when mommy picked her up. Day #3 - recess, lunch and when mommy picked her up....Day #87 (ish) - recess, lunch and when mommy picked her up. That's my girl!! But seriously, she's doing really well in school and mommy and daddy are very proud.

This is our last Christmas with 2 kids. I'm sure adding another kid to the mix will only create more time for me to blog. Likely at 2 am during feeding.

Anyway - if you're still reading, Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Blessings

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family!!

We've enjoyed a great 2009 and are looking forward to an even better 2010.

Alyssa will be turning five next year. :( Kindergarten is right around the corner...if Mommy lets her go! She's enjoying her dance classes and is a great student in a pre-k program at our church. She's also started singing in the childrens choir and makes us listen to her "performances" every day.

Cayden is growing like a little weed. He LOVES playing with friends, trucks and balls. He's learning new words and stringing them together in long sentences that amaze us daily. He can always be found with tools and gets mad when Daddy is fixing something and he can't help. :)

April is staying home and raising our kids, taking care of our house and tolerating me! She can often be found in her tahoe/grocery getter/kid limo doing one of a million errands she seems to do daily. She convinced me to buy a treadmill for Christmas, so we now have a brand new place for her to hang the laundry!!

I'm still busy at work, but spend a lot of my time working on projects for school. In case you don't know, I am attending Pacific Coast Banking School in Washington. It requires two weeks on campus every summer, then 4-5 papers to be turned in between sessions. Next year I get to write a 60-80pg management report. Can you say EXCITING?!?! ;)

Yesterday in church, the pastor asked us to think about a blessing we've had and concentrate on that during our prayer of thanksgiving. I'm fortunate that my blessings have run over and that I have so much to be thankful for. I'm also reminded of those who are less fortunate and/or are dealing with trials at this time. Our prayers remain with those people as we enter the Christmas Season. With all the presents, parties, songs and games, it is easy to forget...but we should seek to focus on the true reason for the season, Our Savior Jesus Christ.

May God bless you during this Holiday Season.

With Love,

The Harless Family
Chris, April, Alyssa & Cayden

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Update - YES, we're alive.

So, I've been a horrible blogger. Sue me. Actually don't. That wouldn't be nice.

We've been busy. Alyssa is back in preschool and dance, Cayden is running like a wild man and April is playing teacher, lifeguard, coach, mentor, caregiver, etc. She's an awesome mom and we're lucky to have her!!

I filmed Cayden singing his night time song with me. He always asks us to sing this song to him at night. Recently he's started singing along with me!

Anyhow - i'll try to be better about blogging in the future. Hope y'all are well.

Monday, June 1, 2009

We're still alive!

Hey guys and gals - just wanted to say hi. We're still alive. Things have been super busy since I last posted. We moved out of our old house, into April's parents house, our little girl turned 4, we are building a new house, etc, etc, etc. I'm not going to try to catch up...I'll just be better going forward. Maybe.

Ok - on to what you come for. Pics. :)

Daddy and Cayden fishing in Lake Charles

Alyssa had to show us how!

Alyssa's spring show at school
Cayden's first fight. Eight stitches were needed to shut this gash!!
You should see the other kid! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rodeo Days are here again!!!

It's Rodeo Time in Houston! April is excited about her upcoming date with Clay Walker. Chris is taking clients to see a few shows at the Rodeo. Hopefully we'll have a chance to take the kids to the livestock show!!

It's going to be a busy few weeks. We're moving in w/mawmaw and pawpaw this weekend. Our closing is set for the 13th so we're going to be 99% out of the house by this weekend. The kids are doing pretty good with this all, especially considering all of their toys keep disappearing to the storage facility!!

Alyssa had rodeo day at her school today! Mommy was in training for her speech license, so Daddy and Cayden got to go play with Alyssa. We had lots of fun!! Here are some updated pics of the kids and more. Sorry for the delay in updating...we've been busy!!

Alyssa and Cayden checking out "our dirt". We went out to show the kids where our new house will be built. They just liked playing in all the dirt!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

guess what!

Well, if you actually read my posts and don't go straight to the kid pics, then you'll know that we listed our house on the market Friday 1/23. We sold it yesterday, 1/29. :) Send some positive karma this way for a clean closing and that miraculously we can build our new home in half the time. I do NOT want to live in an apartment.