Wednesday, May 9, 2012


 A - Super proud of his Lego creation.  He's always building some kind of space ship.  I still can't believe he starts K this year!  Where did the time go?  If I would've known he was my last baby, I'd have done a whole lot more snuggling.  A funny about him is that any time you compliment him, he's all, 'Yeah, I know.'  Almost to the point of being bothered.  What a crack up.
 T - What a little sweetie/diva.  She is constantly singing her heart out around the house (and does a pretty darn good job at it) when she's not playing with her brothers.  She's very independent and extremely self confident.  She is definitely the little mother of the house and always makes sure people are doing what they should.  She'll be going into 2nd this year.  I hope they are ready for her.
B - He'll be 10!!! in August.  Am I really that old??  He is my imaginative child with quite a sneaky side to him.  He is getting a more witty sense of humor and tends to get a lot more of Matt & my jokes.  Its been pretty fun having a little confidant.  Love that smile.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Playing Catch Up

I forgot this thing even existed. So sad. To you, who actually like to know what we are up to, here's an update:

The last few months have been interesting to say the least. I've taken up working a few jobs part time and have really liked this change. I'm doing some bookkeeping and transcription along with my babysitting. Christmas was great, we took the kids to Disneyworld and to see my parents in Florida for a week. We had a BLAST! It was so fun to watch the kids go on the rides and hear their squeals of delight. It is hard to say what was more fun - watching my parents love the rides or the kids. :) Needless to say, we have some fun pictures decorating our fridge.

January officially made Matt as old man (37 is SO much older than 33), February had us celebrating 11 yrs together, and now we are looking forward to trips galore as the summer approaches.

As for the kids, Brandt is getting smarter and smarter each day. He is still quite the ladies man as he has 'a girl that is a friend.' He just recently finished his Bear badge in Cubscouts and is constantly reading and helping around the house. Talia lost a couple of teeth and was sorely disappointed when the tooth fairy forget not one night, but two nights in a row to hand over the dough. Stupid fairy. She was also recently tested for the Gifted/Talented program at school. We're excited our little achiever will be pushed. Hopefully she won't push them to the limit. :) Aeron is the clown of the bunch and makes us laugh with all his antics. He is loving preschool and will proudly proclaim, 'Green means I'm being good. Yellow means I need to 'slow down.' And orange means, 'Oh no, I'm gonna get in trouble!' He is a favorite among his teachers even though he gets into mischief quite often (or maybe because of it).

All in all, life is good and we're grateful to friends and family for their love and support. Loves!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Stand All Amazed

I'm sitting here staring at the screen. Blogs are kinda funny to me. I originally started this as a, "Hey! This is what we're up to" and now its become more of a blind, "I'm sending this into the oblivion" deal. Most times, I forget that people actually read this. I honestly don't know why they find my ramblings interesting, but its always a shock to receive input. Not that I don't appreciate it, I am just always surprised.

I've been thinking a lot lately. Mostly about how crazy life can be and what kinds of things we're supposed to learn from our challenges. It has made me think a lot about God and what this life really is.

I am always amazed at the challenges that people go through. But even more so, I am amazed at the people going through them. A crisis/challenge/trial in itself can be devastating. Emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually... One would expect a person to break while experiencing such madness. And maybe we do break.

What amazes me the most, is when that person that has been pushed down & shattered finds the strength to stand up and walk. That sheer act of will. Each agonizing step. It makes me a believer. It makes me hope. It makes me want to stand. It makes me want to reach out. It makes me remember that life can be beautiful.