Monday, October 27, 2008

I don't even know where to start, after seeing Melanie tonight my heart goes out to her and the Maxwell family even more. I know it is going to take a lot of healing to get them through this time. I can't imagine living without Jason, or to imagine that my children lost their father. It has definitley made me realize that I need to slow down and appreciate some of the things in my life even more.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


As we all learned the news today of our friend and doctor, I have been in shock as I'm sure so many have. I can't stop thinking about them. I just can't believe that he is gone, and I can't imagine what his wife, daughter, and family are going through. He was the greatest doctor I have ever had, and was wonderful with my children, they didn't dread going to the Dr. because he was so good to them. I pray God will give his family strength.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

take a breath..

Some days I feel a bit overwhelmed, and today was that day. School was great kind of think of it, all classes were good, yesterday was a different story! They had alot of energy afer being off all last week for fall break, and I was exhausted last night when I got home at 10 from class.
Back to today.... Brie went to the pumpkin patch with preschool, my mom took her on her field trip and I went and picked her up when they got back b/c it was my planning period and brought her back with me. I thought it was only for about 90 minutes, but boy was it a long 90 minutes wen she was exhausted! There was alot of whining because she didn't want to color anything I had at school, printed off, or the markers weren't the color she wanted. I think all mom's sometimes have these moments. Then we had to go and get flu shots, they were so not happy! Bailey was the only one who didn't mind, I guess he has gotten like me since we get allergy shots every week we are sort of used to it. It was horrible, I feel so embarrased when I have to practically sit on them so they can get a shot, but surely i'm not the only mom doing this?
Next.. it's on to pick up my truck from getting new tires, they were good at the Ford place, then to Kroger.. 3 kids in a grocery store stresses me out!!!! On the way home Brent & Bailey wrestled and argued the entire ride home in the 3rd seat so I couldn't reach them, I just turned the radio up and tried to breathe so I wouldn't pull over and kill them!!!!!!!!
But now, here it is 8:30, and my babies are asleep, Brie laying beside me and I now see the sweetest child. I forget all the hectic moments of this afternoon, because they are so precious. A gift given to me by God to love, care for, teach, inspire, etc. I have to take them time to remember that they are only little once, and its okay for them to be rowdy, after all they are kids and I would worry they were sick if everyone actually sat still and quite in the car. Boys 13 monthes apart are just a mess, but then sometimes they are so good together. I guess boys just are going to be boys. Then there's this little princess who has two rowdy big brothers.......

Monday, October 20, 2008

While we were out picking leaves for Bailey's leaf project we stopped for a minute in the field behind our house to take a few pictures, ofcourse my good Nikon camera is out of use at the moment because I have no clue where the charger is, I think I may have left if at pinoak on labor day. I ordered a new one, and hopefully it will be here this week! Small camera's are good for your purse, but nothing beats my good camera!

A wonderful view

I think this is all of the Howard's favorite spot. I know I love when we ride 4 wheelers to the top of the hill where you can see everything. Too bad my backyard is not all to pretty to look at from back there! Too many toys and that big grill hid back there!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Weekend with friends

This weekend, the kickoff for fall break, the kids had a great time. Brent had two friends, Noah and Jack Bailey, spend the night Friday night while Bailey spent the night with Drake, his cousin. We went to my brother Shane's and had a bonfire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows. Kids had a great time, my nieces were all there too. Saturday Jack Bailey spent the night with us again. Saturday they had a great time playing outside and riding four wheelers. Boys made a sled to pull around last spring and they are still enjoying it!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Brie in Miss BBQ Festival

I was proud of Brie, she actually walked out on stage all by herself! Kids are so funny.. you can never tell from day to day how they will be in public. Yesterday she walked out on stage all alone, and today she wouldn't even go to children's church alone!