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    It seems crazy. Ten years ago Clint and I had just gotten married, and we were so young and carefree. It was just the two of us and life was pretty easy. The house stayed (reasonably) clean, we went out when we wanted, and traveled to some pretty incredible places. We didn't have a whole lot of responsibility, pretty much just to ourselves.

    Fast forward to 2014 and we now have three miniature versions of ourselves, two girls and a boy in the middle. Hayley is six and is as spunky and prissy as can be. Colin is almost five and is the nuttiest little thing imaginable, but oh so sweet. And Sydney, our littlest, thinks she's six and is already the comedian in the family. Despite our kiddos being so little, they not only now outnumber us, but they have managed to turn our world upside down. But we wouldn't have it any other way. We love 'em to pieces!

    The blog is filled with the weekly happenings within the Stuckey family, some funny, some touching, and some a little zany and crazy. Life is definitely better with kids in it! We love ours to pieces. Images + Words = Memories.

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Jenny’s Baby Shower

My friendship with Jenny all started out in a gas station.  The kids and I were coming home from gymnastics and realized we were out of milk.  We rushed in, and grabbed the milk, when all of the sudden the entire gallon of milk went flying through the air and created a white pool all over the floor.  Jenny happened to be there and somehow remembers me being completely completely calm and collected while we cleaned up the milk.  I remember just being one hot mess.  As we scurried to the car, Avery, Jenny’s daughter, shouted, “Mom, that’s Colin!  He’s in my class!”  Avery raced to Colin and Jenny and I met for the first time.  I was so embarrassed, but remember Jenny being so sweet and way too understanding.

Fast forward five months, I saw Jenny at church.  Apparently, she had been talking with the missionaries and decided to come to church.  The full story is that a few weeks earlier, she was waiting at the bus stop with her daughter Avery. She overheard some of the boys making fun of the Mormon church.  Natalie’s son Aaron immediately stood up to the boys and basically bore his testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel.  Amy heard this and was so impressed.  Well, the next day the sister missionaries showed up at her doorstep.  And these were the same sister missionaries who asked us just a month prior over dinner if we knew of anyone that would like to hear more about the gospel.  I don’t know why Jenny’s name didn’t pop into my head other than I was nervous.  Seriously, kids are the best missionaries.

From there, we developed a great friendship.  Jenny is seriously the sweetest person and has such an appreciation for friends, family, and what matters most in life. I feel lucky to be able to have given her a baby shower.  The only sad thing for us, but it will probably be a good thing for Jenny, is that the following week she moved to Humble to be closer to her family.  I hope she does great!!

Jenny

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Out with Brian & Brooke

Some of our best friends, Brian and Brooke Moss, just moved to Idaho.  Sob, Sob.  Whenever the four of us can get together, we totally hit it off like we’ve all known each other for years.  Well, that’s how we all thought it would play out.  But, some things are too good to be true.  When Brian got an offer this summer to manage an ER in Idaho, they knew they had to take it!  We’re sad that they moved, but are so excited for their many adventures to come!

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Brian and Brooke

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Ice Skating Competition & Kingdom of Wheels

When my mom was here, we went to the Memorial City Ice Skating Competition.  Hayley just started ice skating less than two months ago, but absolutely loves it!!  As for the competition, she watched a few numbers and then was ready to go to lunch and do some shopping.  LOL.  While I was baffled as to why Hayley wasn’t glued to the competition, I was SO relieved that didn’t have to be one of those moms that needed to live on the ice to help their daughter achieve her dream.  From what I figured out, Hayley just wants to skate because she loves to skate, nothing more.

Pictured are one of Hayley’s best friends, Emily, and the daughter of Hayley’s coach, Kaia.  Kaia’s two daughters compete nationally and are simply amazing.  But it hasn’t come without a lot of sacrifice.  Their home is in Austin, but they spend 5-6 days each week in Memorial City skating and giving lessons. Wowza!

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Memorial City Mall

That afternoon we went to Smash Burger for lunch and then to a quirky little place called Kingdom and Wheels.  Yes, you heard that right, Kingdom “and” Wheels.  Yes, I know that doesn’t make any grammatical sense at all, but the owners are from South America.  I think they meant to say, “Kingdom of Wheels.”  😉  Anyway, the rink is about the size of our downstairs. You push twice and you’re at the other end.  Plus, I think the skates are plastic and are meant to make you fall down.  Sadly, the cheap $10 skates at Wal-Mart are better than these.  But, all that said, we did have fun!

Kingdom and Wheels

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Grammy Jay Comes to Visit!

Every time my mom has ever come to visit, it seems like we are always working.  Sure, we’ll take a break for lunch and watch So You Think You Can Dance after the kids go to be, but the bulk of our week is working . . . cleaning, decluttering, organizing, and of course spending time with the kids and cleaning up after those little stinkers.  But, this time I wanted her visit to be no work and ALL play!  And that is just what we did!  Hayley and Sydney played hair salon (Grammy Jay was their client), Colin and Grammy Jay played Chess (Can you guess who won?), and Keaton gave Grammy Jay lots of cuddles.  We went swimming, ice skating, rollerskating, shopping, and to the American Girl Store.  We also went to La Finca, Chuck E. Cheese, Luby’s, The American Girl Bistro, and Smash Burger.  Yep, we were pretty busy for the five days she was here!  And it was SO much fun!!  More pictures to follow!

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MomVisitJune2016

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