- safe travel to Iowa
- meeting my new cousin Katie adopted from China
- spending time with my grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, mom, dad, and brother
- watching my Uncle Bob with my boys! He taught them so much and is so patient.
- YUMMY FOOD!!!!
- Christmas shopping for our boys on Black Friday with Matt.
- playing Dominoes with Aunt, Joy, Aunt Jeri, Uncle Jim, mom, Kyle, & Matt
- watching all 3 boys take a ride up high in Uncle Bob's Cherry Picker!
- having so much fun that I didn't even have a chance to break out my camera!!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
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Mom weaving away!
Our Group of 27 ladies!
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Today is a special day to me. It is Infant Loss Awareness Day! Many women that I know, myself included have been forced to endure such a painful thing when we have lost our children. I hope that you all will remember those precious babies today. Those that we didn't get to hold and those that we only held for a moment. We had hopes and dreams for their little lives! They are safe in the arms of our Father in Heaven. Thank you Jesus!
We remember them today, but as a parent who has lost children there isn't a day or moment that goes by where I am not thinking of my precious children. Sometimes it feels like I am the only one who does remember them because they were mine and I was the one that carried them. I hope this is not the case. Please say a prayer today for all those mommies and daddies who have suffered such painful losses.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16
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Monday, October 12, 2009
I got this idea from my friend Betsy. It is a great way to count our many blessings even when life seems so mundane sometimes.
1. I am grateful for the cooler weather, and my boys going out to play football in the yard with daddy!
2. I am grateful for a wonderful group of friends that love me just the way I am.
3. I am grateful for an afternoon tea party with those lovely ladies!!!
4. I am grateful for my church family and all the little ones that I minister to.
5. I am grateful for my Bailee and the fact that she is getting better on her medicine.
6. I am grateful for my husband who works so hard to provide for our family!
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Well I have officially been away from my blog long enough. I really need to update this thing and get back on track. Pictures will have to come later, but at least I can let you know what has been happening with our little family.
The boys are back to school which you know from my earlier post. Jaden is doing wonderfully and seems to be doing fine with his teacher. The past 2 days he has been on yellow for behavior which is odd for him, not at home, but at school he is usually on his very best behavior. Thursday for talking during a Math Test and today for allegedly playing with soap in the bathroom which he will go to his grave denying. Nothing too major, but we don't want to make a habit of this. :) Jakob on the other hand has been struggling since day 1. Poor guy, just hasn't been able to get his feet on the ground this year. He has been having trouble staying attentive while Mrs. Mondy is teaching and his organization skills are lacking so far. His grades are really rough too and we aren't even through the first month. Matt and I will be meeting with his teacher this coming week to see what's going on. By the way, the only reason I mention this is because he will not be reading this blog! We try never to compare the academics of one child to the next because it just isn't fair. They each learn differently and are completely separate individuals. We are hoping we can get this all figured out.
The end of August our littlest member of the family turned 3! He has been such a joy to us for the past 3 years and keeps us giggling with his personality. We celebrated his birthday with many friends and family members with a fun pool party. That party was also to celebrate our oldest child Jakob too. He will be turning 9 on Monday the 14th. That is equally as hard to believe. Seem just like yesterday that we were welcoming him into the world at 6 lbs. 12 oz. What a little tiny baby he was and is now about 70 lbs and almost as tall as his Nana.
Matt will also be celebrating a birthday on Sunday the 13th. I am sure his celebration will consist of a weekend full of FOOTBALL!!!! We love this time of year. In other Matthew news...he recently started a part time job with a contract on base, General Dynamics. He is working an extra 20 hours a week some weeks it is 4-midnight a couple nights a week. The off weeks he works from 3:30-7:30am all 5 days. He is still trying to get his sleep schedule all worked out, but seems to be doing really well with it. Just a few more classes left toward his degree and about 6 more months left in the Air Force and our lives will be changing again.
and the momma of this busy crew :
- Homework duty with the older boys in the evenings.
- Playing with the youngest member during the day!
- working at church a couple days a week
- trying to keep my house in order and meals prepared in the evenings.
- volunteering at school with whatever needs to be done.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Kira & Jameson at The Game!
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Daddy took Monday the 17th off so that we could spend one last family day together before the big boys started back to school. We went to the Science Center and had so much fun! The boys are making the train go, playing the laser harp, and standing in the dinosaur footprint. We wish daddy could have every Monday off!
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Matt and I celebrated our 11th anniversary on July 25th, 2009. We had a fabulous dinner with Matt's parents (who also celebrate their anniversary on the same day) and Charlie and Vicki McGee at Charlie Gittos on The Hill. The food was wonderful and the company was great too. It was a good day!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Monday, July 6, 2009
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