- Ryan and I began our journey together over 9 years ago, when we began dating. We became life partners in August of 2004, and this past fall we welcomed a baby into our family. Topher Van Sol was born Oct. 3, 2009. We have two wonderful dogs that bring joy everyday and are getting used to this attention stealer! I am a counselor in training, and Ryan is an Educational Assistant at a residential treatment center. He is also working on his MSW. We live to serve and love. We are blessed my our friendships and family.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
What a wonderful blessing this Easter weekend was. The weekend began on Friday when Ryan, Topher, and I took off work and internships and took off to meet with our Lubbock besties, the Helms! We decided to meet half way between our two towns, and so we concluded that was the exciting town of Ft. Sumner! So, Friday afternoon, we packed up the babies and met in the middle. We spent the night together, visiting and letting our kids play together. And I use the term 'playing' lightly... it seems that Topher looked at baby Maddox as someone who needed to be poked, hit, and pushed. Topher seemed to take on the bully role and it was super embarassing! We implimendted time-out a few times during our mini-vacation to Ft. Sumner.
We parted ways with the Helms' on Saturday afternoon after spending the morning taking the boys, Barry and Ryan, to The Billy the Kid Museum. They wee super excited to go- those guys love history! Topher and Maddox were just so confused on why we wouldn't let them run around and touch things!? After that long morning, we said bye to our friends and each headed home. It seems that our baby boys were very tired from such a fun time together, that both napped nearly the whole way home- yay!
We will see the Helms' soon for MADDOX'S FIRST BIRTHDAY! So, our good-bye wasn't so sad. We are super blessed your Lubbock besties and can't wait for a time, hopefully, when we can live down the street from each other and raise our boys together!