The in-laws are off to Europe this Sunday. They will be gone for about 7 weeks. My sister in law is a published writer and is writing ANOTHER book. So she's off to Paris for her research. They wanted to get the family together before they leave. Here's a photo of all the grandkids. As my M-I-L always quotes "the fruitage of the belly is a reward"... all of these kids are just too amazing for words. I love my kids cousins, they're awesome!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Memorial, 2011. They are getting BIG! This is Dylan's first time wearing a suit. He was so excited to look like Daddy, Gavin and Luke.
Man, I'm so bummed I have let my blog go to pot. I don't keep a writing journal and this blog is the only way I can express myself and tell my kids about our adventures together. I'm sure they will love reading it when they get older. Making memories and writing them down. I think it's important. I will try to keep up again, but life has been SO busy lately and so much has happened and gone on in the last 6 months. I'm not even sure I can catch up. Let's start fresh!
In my usual character why don't I start by complaining...hahaha. I'm getting soooo worried about the hot weather that is upon on.
The last two days have been gorgeous. Why can't I just stop and enjoy them instead of worrying about how hot it's going to be in a matter of time.
I think I might actually try to do this sometime this summer. I have never done it to see if it really works. The kids would get a kick out of it if the egg actually fried.
I need to slow down, and smell the roses, so to speak.
These are from our backyard, they smelled awesome!
Two more weeks left of school...EEK!!! I have a love/hate relationship with school.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Born and raised in Arizona, I really don't get to see Seasons, per se. We have hot or cold, and that's about it. But today I walked out and it was 50 degrees outside and I was all giddy. I love when it's freezing! And then I noticed our tree. It was so pretty. It's glowing with gold all over.
Who says we don't get seasons here in hell?
This is proof that we do, thank you very much!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Today my baby girl is a TEENAGER!! How did this happen??? I can't believe it's already been a year since I wrote this blog post for her when she was 12.... CLICK HERE
Where did the time go? Scott always tells me I'm going to miss these days of the kiddies being little. I really never believed him until recently. I am already longing for the days when they were babies and everything was so new and exciting.
Now I'm faced with hormones, boys, junior high, boys, high school, boys, driver licenses, boys and the list goes on and on.
Excuse me, I think I'm going to throw up now! I'm not feeling so well.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
That is what the neurosurgeon told Scott on his last visit. You are a Medical Mystery and a Medical Miracle.
Today is the 3rd Anniversary of Scott's stroke. When I think back to that time, it makes me sad :( Even anxious. But then the day passes and I realizes that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Not that I'm happy that this happened but if Scott hadn't gotten sick we would have never known he had underlying issues (blood pressure, kidneys, etc)...so like his nurse told me the day after his surgery...try to look at this as a blessing in disguise. Now I wouldn't go that far as to say this was a blessing but it's true, there were some issues disguised. He didn't know and I would have really hated for him to wake up one morning and have a heart attack and never have the chance to correct it. Now that would be tragic.
This is Scott just weeks after he got out of the hospital, doesn't he look great!
So instead of letting life stand still and letting this date in history define me/us as some victim (even though I like to think it made me stronger, maybe it softened me, maybe it hardened me...maybe just maybe I don't take little things for granted anymore, like breathing on your own), no, I'm going to look at that time as a blip in our life that straightened us up and put us on the path to healing. I tell myself often not to dwell on the negative raw emotions of the events of that time, they are just to painful, but to put what happened to our family in perspective and move on! Without healing and moving forward, there's no hope and I don't deal well with a hopeless situation.
So Happy Anniversary Scott! Happy Anniversary to your 3rd year on a new lease on life...I'm so glad you survived so I can torture you some more :) I love you! More than you'll ever know!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I started this blog to keep our extended family updated on our progress and to have a somewhat journal of my children's life...well, I'm failing miserably. It's hard being a mom with 4 kids and a Facebooker...haha, seriously I need to get a grip on that addiction STAT!