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Life, Love, and Lamborghini

This past month has been pretty busy for the Bertoch household. We have had a different range of sicknesses passing through all of us for the last few weeks; the most recent being a nasty sounding cough from Bailey along with lovely nose congestion for both girls. I feel like our family is usually never sick…so this must be everything catching up at once! I hope it is not an omen of 2017!

On top of that, I was asked to be the new Primary President in our ward. For those who are unfamiliar, in our church the members volunteer their time to do various jobs (we call them ‘callings’) like teaching, scouts, piano playing, event planning, preparing talks, teaching, teaching and more teaching etc.(There are many many ways to serve in the church) The Lord will inspire the Bishop or other leaders to ask for certain people in callings, and they have a choice to accept or decline. Primary includes all of the children 11 and under. It can be a pretty time consuming calling, and I was very nervous/overwhelmed when asked. I felt under-qualified and young and inexperienced…but as I accepted, I was given strength needed. I was blessed with amazing counselors and a secretary to help me in the endeavor. I am busy, but with such a great purpose. In the few short weeks, I have already seen the blessings in my own home from being given opportunities to serve and love the Lord’s little children. I am so thankful for this calling and can not wait to continue to grow and learn more about it week after week. Adam has been so supportive and helped with the girls while I have meetings and various activities to attend. I am so lucky 🙂

Bailey and Claire are growing so much. I love listening to Bailey play pretend with her stuffed animals (Minnie is her favorite right now), make her hands talk like puppets, sing to me in her cute sing-song voice, and paint me beautiful pictures.  She is going on the potty like a big girl and is a big helper. She will clean up her toys, bring me diapers and wipes to change Claire, get the scriptures at night to read as a family, and wipes up her messes at the table (most of the time at least haha). She can count to ten and knows all her colors and looooooooves building things with her blocks. Music is her life. She loves songs and dancing and she has a sharp mind to remember them very quickly. (In fact, it definitely affects my radio choice when I zone in and realize what song she is hearing and now singing haha) Bailey loves her little sister so much. She shares with her and watches out for her and will let Mommy know if she is getting into something she shouldn’t.

Claire loves to be included in everything. She watches her older sister in awe and wants to be right with her in everything she is doing. She crawls so fast that I can barely keep up with her, and she can stand now most of the time unassisted, but is too nervous to start taking steps yet. (She has ridiculously cute and tiny feet haha). She has 2 bottom teeth and loves to eat. Anything and everything so far. Cheese sticks are her favorite, and she can feed herself like a pro. She is so easy to please and is good about going with the flow. There are many times I will have to run to the potty with her sister and she will quietly play with her toys and books 🙂 She also loves to dance and bounce to music. She has said ‘thank you’ and now will never say it again haha but she loves trying to communicate with us and be a part of the family 🙂

It’s never a dull moment 🙂 In fact, Adam was able to do something super fun yesterday. For an early birthday present, I found an event where Adam could drive a super car. I sneakily was about to find out which car would be his dream one to drive and booked it for him. Anyone who knows Adam, knows he is a car guy. And also knows that he doesnt spend money on himself. So as his wife…I made the decisions for him haha. So he was able to drive the Lamborghini Huracan 3 laps around the track, while his girls cheered him from the sidelines. We drove down near Galveston and made the day of it. It was a day to remember!!!!! I had sooo much fun watching Adam drive and seeing his face shining with happiness and adrenaline. The girls did awesome, specially with it being cold and windy. They were great and everyone loved them. It was one of those days that we will talk about for a long time. I love those moments. 🙂 I love my family so much.

I have been doing my best to pull back on the phone usage as mentioned from my last post. It has been 2 steps forward 1 step back kind of a process. But every day is a new day 🙂 I wouldn’t trade my life for anything. I am so happy. And I have my best friend and my amazing kiddos for eternity. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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Summer is Coming to a Close

Well, we are in September already and time is flying by.

I had my 26th birthday on Aug 26. Adam and I celebrated by Pokemon hunting and eating a yummy surprise Pokemon cake that was chocolate on top of chocolate with more chocolate. This man knows the way to my heart. Family time. Chocolate. What more can a girl want?

I have a new calling/assignment at church; primary chorister. I was super nervous at first but I am totally in love with it. Hearing the kids sing about their love for Jesus Christ brings me such happiness and joy, and an even greater love for our Savior. I am very grateful for this opportunity.

Adam and I went downtown and we had no idea there was a splash pad; luckily we had an extra pair of clothes and a swim diaper in the backpack. Bailey cracked me up; we let her get wet in her clothes, but she didnt like the feeling of it sticking to her body. So there were stages of her from being wet in clothes…down to her diaper…and then her swim diaper. What she really wanted was to be in the nude! Haha. Silly girl. I love her so much. She is just a ball of fun, with such a tender heart. We went to a park the other day that had a jungle gym, and I was showing her how to climb on it. I got pretty high and she gave me a concerned face and was like “Oh momma! Be careful! Don’t fall!” Melted my heart. She has also hit a stage where she calls Adam and I “Mom” and “Dad.” I don’t know if it’s from cartoons or what, but it makes me a tiny bit sad…I thought I had more time as “Momma.” But it sneaks in there every once in a while 😉
She has loved music since she was a tiny little girl, so anytime there is music on, even if it’s just piano music, she’s like “lets dance!!” And bee bops all over the place. Her singing voice is even more adorable. She knows all the words to Twinkle Twinkle, Once there was a Snowman, The Pokemon Theme, The Zing song from Hotel Transylvania, Do as I am Doing, Jesus Wants me for the Sunbeam, Popcorn Popping, Little Snowflake…and the list continues! She has got quite the memory!
So lately she has been watching me put on makeup, and I had been getting her her own “sparkles” and it’s been a bit of a mess haha so I ordered her some fake makeup, and she is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. She will put sparkles on me and Claire…I think we are her dolls haha. Bailey will play house with the toy cars the boys have. There is a Mommy car and a Daddy car and they give kisses. This kid cracks me up. I love having little girls so much. The drama is a bit on the thick side already…but still worth every second of it. Her imagination is so funny. Her and her cousins like to pretend play fun games like going to school (give me a couple years please!)  giving hair cuts (gotta keep an extra eye out…) and running around in circles. Bailey already likes to be the boss and tell people what to do. Oi Vey. Cant imagine where she gets that from… 😉

Claire will be 5 months tomorrow! That is so crazy to me! She is just a ray of sunshine. She is so happy and content just being included and observing. She loves her older sister so much and Bailey enjoys making her giggle and smile. It makes me swell with happiness when I see those moments. She has been sleeping rough. Once she hit about 4 months, she went from sleeping 6-7 hours, to being up every 1.5-3 hours a night. Heaven help me! I am continually praying she will sleep and not wait until 9-10 months like Bailey did. Please no! This Momma needs sleep! Haha. She is also really long. She is already in 9 month clothes. Bailey wasn’t even in 9 month clothes at this point, and she was long too! So either my girls are growing a ton now and won’t grow for the next 10 years…or they will be tall! Ive had to buy Bailey new shoes 3 times this summer alone!
Claire is wanting to follow her sister around so bad. She is close to sitting up and already trying to figure out the mechanics of crawling. Things are about to get interesting. She played peek a boo with Stacey the other day is was the cutest thing in the entire world. She will not take a pacifier or her thumb for more than a couple seconds to just chew on, so she doesn’t really have anything specific that she uses for comfort quite yet. Although she comfort nurses…so maybe I am her pacifier haha. She has a tag toy similar to Bailey’s bunny that she likes to chew on. Bailey picked it out for her 🙂 So now they both have it in the car, rubbing (or chewing) on the tags.

Oh my girls. They give me purpose and a love I have never experienced, nor can describe. They push me to my breaking point, only to bring me off the edge with their smiles and kisses. So it all evens out 😉

I cant wait to make even more fun, quirky, unique memories with them 🙂

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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It’s been such a lovingly lively time…

Yup. Lively. I like that word, and I think it describes my life pretty perfectly right now. Lively is close to lovely, so sometimes I think of those two words as being a combined definition in one. Meaning that our life is busy and great. Lively.

I am hitting my second trimester and thankfully having some of my much needed energy returning. Which is essential when you have a toddler as rambunctious as mine. 😉
Bailey is my little angel. She is growing up so fast. I have been trying to get her into more community activities so she can have some kids to play with, and she loves it.
Every Thursday we go to Wee Read. It is a program given by one of the Health Sciences Department at Texas Tech, and it is for 18mon-3 years old. They sing songs, play games, read stories, and do different special activities for that day. They also give little hand outs to the parents for different tips and tricks for communicating with your child and how to encourage speech and play. I love it so much. There are about 5-6 kids that go and Bailey is the youngest…but definitely the most active! She will not sit down to listen to the story book, she likes to be front and center and helping to turn the pages. She is not afraid of anything! She will try every gooey, sticky, slippery sensory activity they have. Cracks me up. She also loves to scream in excitement and do all of the activities at once instead of going from table to table haha but she has so much fun. She enjoys being there with kids close to her age and interacting and singing and reading. I am really grateful to have found this little gem of a program.
Starting this coming Tuesday we are going to go to a Toddler PE class that is run by the Sports Science department at TTU, so I am super excited about that! It is every Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we will only go Tuesdays because  I also take a free sewing class from a lady in our Church Stake on Thursday afternoons. Luckily that is one of Adam’s rare free times and he is such a sweetie and watches Bailey while I go and learn how to sew. It has been really fulfilling and frustrating so far haha, but I really enjoy feeling like I am cultivating and learning something new.
Between those classes, and play groups, and all of the holiday festivities, we have been having a pretty lively time! 😉
And then you have Adam and his whole schedule of his own, but he is still doing such a good job at doing everything and yet still coming home with a smile. He went on a campout last weekend with the scouts in our ward and had a great time canoeing and doing fun boy stuff haha 🙂 I am proud of him for being so willing to give his big heart out to so many different things.

There are many things to look forward to as well; trick or treating, fall carnivals, pumpkin carving, etc. (I cant mentally go to November quite yet lol) I love the fall. Hoodies and hot cocoa start making their debut. I love it.

A couple weeks ago the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had General Conference. It is a semi annual event where we are blessed to hear messages given from our leaders from the Lord. It is meant to uplift and edify and remind us of things. Being able to listen to our Prophet’s voice and hear the words that come from our Savior lifts my heart and soul. One of the talks in particular touched me so profoundly. Elder Holland of the 12 Apostles spoke on motherhood and how special we are. I recommend every woman read it! Here is the link: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/10/behold-thy-mother?lang=eng You won’t regret it I promise. If you wish to read additional talks and messages given, here is the link to explore that as well: https://www.lds.org/general-conference?lang=eng

I have been trying to improve in my life. Particularly where media is concerned. The last couple of weeks in I noticed just how much I was on my phone, or watching tv in front of Bailey. I used the excuse that I was tired (and boy was I) but I still didnt think that was fair. I would feel guilty every night going to bed and replaying the day in my mind and remembering moments where Bailey would look at me for a reaction, and I was on my phone instead. I couldn’t take the guilt anymore. Bailey and Adam deserved better. So I decided to cut back. I removed all of the “wasting time” apps on my phone (Facebook, Jokes, Mom Forums, Shopping, etc) and kept only the things I really felt I needed (Weather, Banks, Email, Checklists etc). To ease myself in and not let myself freak out, I kept them on my iPad still, but I rarely use my iPad unless Bailey is in bed for the night. It is crazy how much of a diff it’s made, something so small. Because I didnt have it on my phone, I wouldn’t mindlessly pull it out and browse while Bailey was playing with her toys. Instead I would turn the dang tv off and get down on her level and play. When she was sleeping then I would indulge and get my iPad and check the things I like to check. I didnt feel guilty.
In as little as 2 days I already noticed a difference in Bailey’s countenance. I was more available to her. I looked her in the eyes when she would do something and then check to see if I noticed. I would be down on the floor next to her watching her play and interacting, instead of facilitating from the couch. I found myself leaving my phone on the counter and not having it with me unless we were leaving or I heard a text from Adam. It was really liberating. Instead of having the tv on constantly in the background, I turned it off after our morning episode or 2 of Bubble Guppies. The quiet allowed her to not compete to be heard. I noticed that she wasn’t as agitated or whiny because I was able to focus on her more. Because the tv is off and I am not distracted by it, we actually go out more and go to parks and play outside and explore. It has been a very humbling experience. I am not sharing this to make anyone out there feel guilty by any means. I am just so amazed at how much this particular change affected our personal lives with one another. I was tired of feeling guilty at the end of the day for certain things that I knew I wanted to change. I am not perfect. I am still trying to keep the changes implemented every day. But it has been 110% worth it.

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch
 

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Cramming in the Family Time

These last few weeks have been busy! Between Adam starting up his full time classes again, and having therapy, and having his internship, and plus now he is the young mens president in our ward (meaning he is the head of 3 people organizing activities, teaching lessons, and facilitating God’s love to the boys ages 12-18 in our ward). I will admit, I am a bit jealous of his time…but I know that he has such a huge heart to share and he is amazing at connecting particularly with adolescents, so I understand how the Lord would want him to bring the young men together. We have found a working routine for all our time and we are happy 🙂 I am proud of all of the things Adam is doing. He only has 2 semesters left and he has his Masters degree. We can see the finish line!

In the midst of Adam being stretched in a million directions, my folks flew me up for a quick trip to see them in Utah! It was soooo fun! I wish Adam could have come, but such is life. I didnt even really tell anyone I was going so that I could soak up the family time.
We definitely played hard. We went to Swiss days in Midway, Utah where they had this huge festival and the whole town was themed as Switzerland. Super cool. We went to the Odgen Market where my dad was selling his Eiffel Dogs, and THANKFULLY meat doesn’t gross me out so far in this pregnancy, so I enjoyed me some delicious Eiffel Dogs! (it you want to know more about it you can check out his website: http://www.eiffeldogs.com) We also were able to visit the Ogden temple grounds where Bailey enjoyed the beautiful flowers and soft grass. Bailey and Zoey were best pals. In fact Zoey would treat Bailey like she was her little pup, keeping her under her belly side if she could help it haha it was totally adorable. We had a water balloon afternoon, which was a blast. Although there must be something special about my mom’s backyard and water balloons, because Bailey was not enjoying it when I tried it here haha. Must be a Nana thing 😉 It was a good quality week.
Celine and I had a combined birthday party since our birthdays are 10 days apart. We haven’t had a combined birthday in forever, so it was really neat to have some blast from the past type things. Austin and his fiancé Rhuvana were able to drive up from Provo, so we had a good show from both the Legge’s and the Bertoch’s! Haha. I was even lucky to have my best friend in the whole world Merinda come and spend the night one of the nights with her hubby Stuart and their adorable son William (who is only 3 months younger than Bailey, but they are totally betrothed. No choices. Sorry guys). We had a big camp fire and all of us hung around talking and laughing. Merinda and I met in our freshman year of college, and now we are both married with babies. Besties with babies. It’s seriously the best thing ever. I freaking wish we didnt live so far away from each other! Grr!
I also got a bit nostalgic while Celine was getting ready to head back to school at BYU-Idaho because that’s my alma mater! And Celine and I were both overlapping there for a year while I was working and Adam was finishing his degree and it was the best ever! I miss those days. I am currently trying to convince her that Texas is the place to be….may take a while to convince….but I am doing my hardest! Sorry mom! lol.
All in all, we had some amazing family time. Both of my brothers are enamored with Bailey and it was adorable seeing them be so precious with her. Teenage boys’ hearts are gooey too 😉

I have decided though that traveling alone with a super busy and independent toddler, while pregnant. Worst. Thing. Ever. It was such a long day and we had plane issues and Bailey was screaming and throwing herself around and the plane was as full as it could be….whew. There were a few times I was like nope. Done. So hats off to all of the single parents out there, or those who travel with multiple kids alone. I salute you.

It is so good to be home with Adam again. He is so amazing and helps out as much as he can when he has the time and I really appreciate that. This pregnancy is much like Bailey’s, and I am very blessed because I am not sick. However, my problem is that during the first trimester I am sooooo tired. Like lets-stay-in-bed-forever kind of tired. The 8-hours-of-cartoons-because-i-cant-move-off-the-couch tired. I have so much guilt that I haven’t been doing the fun things we usually do. I just feel like I’ve been hit with a mack truck. Only a few more weeks and I promise mommy will take you to every park in Lubbock Bailey!! Ugh. I definitely know we were meant to have kids close together. We have had very amazing spiritual confirmations…but I do get nervous at times when I have the days where I have to crawl out of bed despite getting decent sleep. This next year will be interesting…..but I know it will be amazing!!

I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.

Also… I have a bagillion pictures to share! From when Adam and I went to the Amarillo Zoo, a ridiculously cool kids play place, the park, etc.

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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Lessons at the Dentist

I had a really interesting experience yesterday while I was at Bailey’s dental appointment. Firstly, I wasnt expecting her appointment to be yesterday, but I got a call about a week ago from them telling me they changed the appointment (without my knowledge). I wasnt too upset about it though; I figured the earlier the better anyway.

When I walk into the building for her 3:30pm appointment, there are at least 30 people in the waiting area, 75% of them under the age of 11. That was my first inkling that there would be a bit of a wait. I thought maybe 20-30 minutes.

We were the second to last people called back….2 HOURS later. 2 hours of trying to keep Bailey busy in a packed full waiting room with some rambunctious older toddlers that kept taking her binky and pushing her around. Although I must say, 1. Bailey handled it like a champ. She didnt fight back, but she definitely held her own and was still nice. 2. I didnt freak out, and thankfully 3. The mom tried her best to let her daughter know not to do that. However, I wasnt super upset because honestly, none of us wanted to be there, least of all the children. Plus, the little girl had a rough older brother…so I could see where the roughness came from. Bailey didnt get hurt, no harm no foul. I had a feeling this mom was having a tough time with this little girl because of her outburts, so I felt for her. I knew she was trying her best.

I tried everything I could to entertain Bailey: snacks, walking around the waiting area, Bubble Guppies on my phone..etc. I myself was getting impatient, so how can I really expect her to be chipper about the whole thing?

When we did finally get called back, we had to wait in an additional waiting area for a chair to open up. I could feel the anger boiling up inside me. Once we finally got to a chair…there were still 6 people ahead of her before the dentist could visit with her. By this time (waiting in the chair for the dentist) she was in melt down mode. There was pretty much nothing I could do at this point, and I had to hold her because she couldnt roam free in the area with all the things she could get into.

I was about to lose it. I started screaming in my head; why did they change our appointment in the first place??? How do they expect a 1 year old to wait this long?? This is ridiculous over scheduling! I am going to lose my shiz in a second!

And then something amazing happened to me. For some reason (I am sure it was the Lord softening my heart) I went from 100 to 0 in an instant. I suddenly saw things from a different perspective. They were supposed to close at 5pm, and that was 15 min ago…and yet all of the front desk people, hygienists, and the dentist is still here to see every patient; and they are doing it with a smile! I see the stress on their face. The fear of greeting the next late patient and worrying about dealing with the parents.

I have been on their side of things. I have worked places that were overbooked and running late. I remember the pit in my stomach of facing the next person in line and hoping they wont rip me a new one. I was so grateful for those people who were understanding and compassionate.

My screaming thoughts changed to compassion. Was I still frustrated? Of course. I had a very tired and angry toddler in my arms. But I no longer felt the need to play the blame game. It literally does ZERO for the situation if I complain and run my mouth and tell them what I am sure they already know. It will only make them feel worse and like less of a person. That is not fair. Who knows, maybe earlier today a patient took longer because they needed that extra time, and I am thankful that the dentist took that time to take care of it. If it had been Bailey, I would want him to do whatever needed to be done, no matter how long it took.

I dont know what happened. But I do know that every person deserves to get treated with respect. There is a time and a place to voice an opinion about things. And there is always a nice way to do it. I am not saying to roll over and take crap from people, because I am the first one to pester people for info or questions. You can be assertive without being a jerk. There is a way to do it with tact.

This was one of those times that was simply out of anybody’s hands and complaining wouldnt have helped it. One of the hygienists was so nice and he tried to make Bailey feel better and felt so bad we had been there that long, but I was able to joke with him and feel compassion for him. He should have been home by that time. Maybe he was missing out on previous plans. But he was here with us until the job was finished.

The saying ‘you attract bees with honey instead of vinegar’ is so true. There were two paths in my situation today. I totally had some words on the tip of my tongue…but I am so thankful that the Lord was able to soften my heart and help me realize that sometimes things like this just happen. It isnt anyones fault. I shoudnt use my time to make someone feel even worse about a situation they cannot fix. In fact, I was able to joke around with our hygienist about how he probably needs a RedBull and I could literally see the relief in his whole body from realizing I wasnt about to yell at him.

When the dentist finally got to Bailey for her 15 minutes of a check up. He was thorough and nice. I didnt feel rushed at all and he tried to make Bailey happy as well. He very well could have rushed through it to end the day for himself at well and been grumpy. If he had the power to make the choice to present himself in a friendly manner when I am sure crap has been hitting the fan for him all day….then surely so can I.

The blaming and bullying game will never make you the winner or the hero. People are much more willing to do everything in their power to help someone who is trying to show patience and compassion, than those barking orders and commands.

Ive seen it.

I dont know why this particular experience was so profound to me, but it was remarkably life changing.

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

The 4th of July has always been a holiday I looked forward to. Coming from a family of Military members, it gave me such pride to celebrate our country and the freedom it holds as a result of our valiant men and women.
I always have nostalgic feelings and swell with pride when I hear the national anthem. However this particular 4th of July I had a spiritual experience.

After a couple hours of enjoying some live music and good company around us, we stood for the color guard and the national anthem. Marines were presenting the flag in the middle of the football stadium. As the national anthem was being sung, I looked around and watched 3,000 people gathered together singing and placing their hand over their heart. I was moved to tears and couldn’t finish singing. Right at the end of the anthem a B1 Bomber flew right over our heads for the celebration. My heart was full. I had hope. These last few years I feel like our nation and country has been faltering on many of its core values that we have stood for for so long. I have worried much about the future for our children and wanting to keep them safe.

When I was surrounded by thousands of people who participated in an opening prayer before the ceremony, sang the national anthem with hands over their hearts, and enjoyed honest and joyful celebration with one another….I felt a huge feeling that this was still the Lord’s land. This is still the Promised Land. In the end, no matter what state it is in, He will win. The Lord’s word is going to prevail, even through the tough and confusing times. I felt for the first time in a while that we had hope; that we were not so small of a minority…but that people still believe in God. People still respect His values and want to be good people. I had no idea that when I stood for the national anthem and sang with my hand over my heart, that I would have had further conviction of the Lord’s love for this country. But the feeling was so strong it moved me to tears.
It is not perfect. There is much confusion. But I have hope. I will teach my children that there is still greatness in this world. For that I have much gratitude.

God Bless America.

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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Living Happily Day-to-Day

I feel like nothing crazy has really been going on in my life. I am happy with the schedule and routine that we have all fallen into. Things are settling into their new normal…so I don’t feel like I have much to really elaborate on. BUT. A few things have been pretty awesome.

Stacey and Austin visited us on their way to drop Austin off at BYU. They stayed for two nights and we had the best time spending good quality time together. I have been so blessed with such great in laws. I love them so much. I wish we weren’t so strapped in work/school/therapy that we could just travel and see everyone we love! Oh well….such is the season of our lives right now. We are making the best of what we can though 🙂 And of course always welcoming those who want to visit us 🙂

Fathers Day. Adam is so low key about things like that. I usually go all out regardless…but this time I decided to listen to his low maintenance requests. So we had pizza, naps, black ops, and quality family time. I still feel like I should have done more…but this is what the man wants haha. He really is a great daddy. I could not have asked for a better father for my children. Seriously. I cannot wait until we have a whole house full of children to tackle him to the ground with kisses 🙂

Chris and Heather moved to Lubbock! And not just Lubbock…they moved right across the hall. Coolest thing ever. This is the kind of thing you talk about as kids….and Adam and Chris are living the dream. 🙂 They moved in a few days ago and it has already been so awesome just knowing we have people we love and trust are a holler away. It brings me extra comfort for sure during the time that Adam is gone all day.

All in all. Things are chugging along. We enjoy the little things; going to parks, walking around outside, going to the science spectrum or the bouncing castle place…etc. Nothing super crazy happening in our lives. But I am okay with that. I am enjoying this day to day comfortable routine that we have finally gotten used to. (Which of course means that things will probably get crazy for whatever reason, just since I stated it haha) Loving the warm beautiful weather, my hardworking hubby, and my sweet tanned baby 🙂

Oh…and I cracked the driver side mirror of our KIA. I guess when you have poles under the car ports you park under…it is a good idea to realize which side you parked on…and how close you are to it. Oops

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24 Years on this Beautiful Earth

So this last Tuesday was my 24th birthday! Sheesh, I sure don’t feel 24 haha! But it was a great day. We went to the Texas Tech Museum to see some cool animals and had some yummy BBQ from Rudys. Then while Adam was in class I took a much needed nap with Bailey. She slept for like 2.5 hours! It was such a blissful nap! haha. 
For dinner that night Adam spoiled me to an amazing steak dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse and it was delicious! I love me a good cut of juice meat! haha. Then I got some Blue Bell ice cream for my “cake” haha cuz Blue Bell is one of God’s gift to man….and then watched a movie with my amazing hubby while Bailey was in bed for the night. I received lots of love from family and friends and was blessed with some birthday money to “treat yo self” haha. So I scheduled a much needed massage for this Saturday. I can’t wait. 

It was a nice relaxing, low key birthday. Which is funny because usually I am all about the big bang of birthdays! haha but this momma was just happy for some sleeps, cuddles, and loves 🙂 But you better believe I will be making quite the spectacle for Bailey’s birthday 😉 haha.

Thank you to all of you who showed me sweet words and loves on my birthday 🙂

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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