Friday, September 6, 2013

My Two Overachievers

Did I never post about this?  How did I never post about this?!

Dude, Brad is GRADUATED.  Check this beauty out.

I may or may not be horribly jealous (and slightly sore) knowing that he accomplished this feat in two and a half years.  While here I am... still one class to go... should have graduated in April.  Been in college five years.  Yeah, I suck compared to this guy.  If he hadn't worked so hard I would be quite peeved, but this kid has been working towards this since high school.  So I forgive him for kicking my butt.  This time.  (Yay, five years in college, go me.  Sarcasm.  Sense it?)

He really put his butt into gear and got this done in a record amount of time.  Again, makes me look bad.  I'll try and blame my need to remain in college for the rest of my life on the extra nineteen religion credits at BYU... it consoles me a little bit to blame it on something else.  And not on changing my major three times.

But this isn't about me, is it?  It's about Bradley Kenneth Bailey, recent graduate in Emergency Services Administration, whose bosses have told him multiple times how this degree is really going to pay off in the field he's just jumped into.  And I'm so excited for him.  He's got so many options ahead of him, he's found something that he loves, and he's creating a career in it.  And really, that's all I could ever dream of this wonderful man getting, and all that I've prayed for as he's neared his entrance into the big kid field of work.

As for my next overachiever, you know how babies can start teething as early as three months?  Well...

...suspicions confirmed, this kid is definitely teething.  Literally on the dot of three months.  This little boy, who was just starting to sleep six hour stretches, has gone back to newborn schedule of every two hours.  Oh my, it's hard to be back on that!  It's even harder to see him uncomfortable in this transition!  Teething tablets and Infant Tylenol have been our buds.  He's slowly getting better at dealing with it, but here's hoping that this is a blessing in disguise and that he'll be through this little bit of discomfort by the time we fly to Disney in October!  Man, a teething baby on a plane.  Yikes.

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