Sunday, June 30, 2013

The SUPER mom

I had to give a giant shout out to my sister for being a SUPER mom! Meagan has helped us out by watching Sloane. I don't know how she does it.....she always has a servant heart and I'm constantly amazed. We struggled a lot in Lincoln with finding childcare; it was a big stress for us.  Having Aunt Meagy watch Sloane is beyond our expectations.  We can see God's hand in AR once again:) 

This is going to VBS last week...can't believe they're that big!

My girl

Lately, I have been thinking about how blessed we are to have time with Sloane. Now that I am done with school, I have so much more time to spend with her. Even though we both work full time, our evenings are open to do whatever we please.  This is such a wonderful concept! Usually we go swim, bike, walk, jog, play in the sand or whatever. She is a laid back kiddo and is open to whatever as long as she's busy! Love her so much!

The Naturals

We got a chance to go to one of the Naturals games last night. The stadium is less than a mile from our place which makes it extremely convenient. We had a blast. Sloane had fun just having mommy and daddy to herself. She won't walk unless she is holding each of our hands. We spent a lot of the time chasing Sloane all around but wouldn't have it any other way! So fun to see so much energy. Such a wonderful family time.

This is Sloane climbling on anything and everything....such a little adventurer! 
Meeting the mascot....not quite sure what to think.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Soccer Ball!!!

Sloane says soccer ba, soccer ba, soccer ba over and over! She loves to play. We found a soccer field just a couple blocks from us. I think it might become a new favorite activity!

We love our nights!

Sand volleyball for the parents....playing for Sloane:)

Sloane loves to look for golf balls!

Went on a swim with dad!

We are liking where we live.  At first, it was a little disappointing living in another apartment. We were thinking we were going to get a house, but realized it was unrealistic to find the perfect one and close before I started work. This apartment opened up and it has been fun. It's on a golf course and has beach volleyball, swimming, basketball courts, and workout facility. It is perfect for us Swanson's....there is always something to do:) We spend every night outside and I wouldn't want it any other way! God always's just not always what we have in mind. Finding joy in all circumstances:)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Week 1

This week has been a bit of a rough week.  I am liking the clinic I work at. It just takes awhile to adjust to it and to full time. I always think full time is going to be a breeze, but I’m always amazed how challenging it can be. Up at 5 to squeeze a workout in and then out the door by 7:15a.m. and home around 6p.m.  I have been completely exhausted by the end of day, but hopefully I can learn to use the time I have at home more efficiently.   I think once I work on some crock pot meals it will be less stressful as well.  Growing up is hard, but I’m thankful for a great jobJ Mike doesn’t start work for another week so he has been doing some fun activities with Sloane and exploring the area.  

Mike, Luke, and I going to work out in our work out room. 

At our playground
She loves the slide

Shakes, shakes, shakes!
More shakes....feels like summer!
Helping daddy make Sloane's fav...pancakes!