Monday, September 29, 2014

They have been "pinned!"

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing. -Pele"

It's amazing the drive some people have. The ability to focus on what they want in life and to accomplish it. Success is not handed to us, yet obtained through hard work and dedication. Furthermore, in most cases, success takes time. It requires us to be patient and trust that all of our hard work will pay off....eventually! 

My sister and soon-to-be brother in law have recently celebrated their graduations. They both have been "pinned." No, not on Pinterest (I crack myself up). My sister graduated from nursing school with a Bachelors and Michael has gradated the academy and HIRED as a police officer. I have watched these two over the years work hard for their goals and this month it has finally paid off. I am super proud of them both and love them dearly. Congrats, you two. 

Changes in the Haggerty House

No denying that this man loves me. He has been super supportive in all I do. This year I have many obligations at school that require my time away from family. Brian has stepped up with the kids and household and I appreciate all he does. He surprised me Friday and took me on a date to Dos Carlitos. It was delish! 

Saturday, daddy was feeling brave and took three chicks to the movies in Santa Maria to see "Boxtrolls." He was exhausted and said girls talk way too much. Ha!

Sunday (funday) we went to the pumpkin patch in Avila with the Flores men and part of the Chavez crew. We fed the animals, crawled on top of pumpkins, picked apples, rode horses, and took a tractor to the orchard. Logan was ambitious and very proactive in feeding the animals and wanting to ride the horse. He didn't cry when they took him in the corral to ride the horse. Logan didn't even look back and was all smiles. Hailey knew she couldn't have her baby brother show her up with his bravery so she also rode the horse and loved it. 

If Avila wasn't enough, we decided to take the kiddos to Chuck-E-Cheese. We enjoyed greasy pizza and played over-priced games! Ha!

We've had some recent changes in our family and Hailey has transferred to Buena Vista. Today was her first day in Mrs. Langston's class. She was greeted by a little girl who showed Hailey where to put her things. Then, Hailey began seeing familiar faces: her preschool friends, soccer team players, girls from dance, kiddos from the gym, etc. She didn't even blink an eye at me and walked right into her room. Sniffle, sniffle. 

Although I am sad she is not on campus with me, I know she will fit right in at her new school.