Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's a Boy!!!

This post is so not what you are thinking. For those of you that know me, we know that ship has sailed! We have on the other hand taken in a 16 year old boy to live with us. His name is Josh Brown. He came from a horrible situation and after many late nights of discussion between me and Brad, we decided to give this a shot. So far it has only been a week, but things are going pretty good. It is definitely a change going from raising a 7 and a 5 year old, to attempting to raise a teenager. He is very clean and respectful at this point and he minds us very well. He actually makes his bed most mornings before school (maybe he could give me some lessons). I hope things continue to work out for his sake. Just keep this work in progress in your prayers!

Just thought I would also mention it has been in the upper 70's the last 2 days and is suppose to reach 80 tomorrow! I know your jealous LOL!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Chldren!

Well today Carley got her first set of stiches. She somehow managed to cut her eyelid playing on the swingset. The doctor attempted to steristrip it, but that didn't work and ended up with 2 stiches. A nurse had to wrap her in a sheet and hold her down and mom did really well until the doc. decided it was going to have to be stiches and broke out the needle. At that point I was done, and told Brad he was going to have to take over. I do not do well with shots anyway especially when it is in my childs face! Then Carley screams bloody murder and told the doctor he was killing her. He said he has never had a child to say that to him before. I thought just leave it to mine! Anyhow for those of you who are counting that is stiches in Jacob's right eyebrow and now stiches in Carley's right eyelild(must be something about that right eye) and a broken collarbone. That totals 3 emergency room visits in my 7 1/2 years of being a parent. Not too bad I guess but I did ask Brad how Becky had manage no visits in 5 years with 3 kids! You must have better luck than me sister. Anyhow Happy New Year, and I sure hope that the year manages to get better.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year, New You!

Well for starters I would like to wish everyone a happy 2009! As we begin this new year I would like to reflect on this past year and make some challenges for the new one!


1. celebrated my 10 year anniversary with my honey!

2. watched my baby sis graduate high school

3. watched my big boy finish kindergarten

4. watched my baby girl graduate preschool

5. watched my kiddos fly on a plane for the first time

6. visited Texas for the first time

7. moved 850 miles away from my home and my friends to Texas!

8. started a new life in Texas with just my hubby and kiddos

9. watched my last baby start kindergarten

10. got my first real teaching job

11. watched my baby girl get her ears pierced without even shedding a tear!

12. watched my big boy as he is slowly turning into a little man!

13. watched Brad find his goal in life with a total of 29 baptisms!


My goals for this next year is to live everyday to the fullest. As we all know I am a realist instead of an optimist. I would love to try and improve on that and make the most of everyday God gives me. I want to be a better everything including Christian, wife, mother, and friend