Friday, January 30, 2009

Mr. and Mrs.

Today I have been thinking about when my hubby and I weren't Mr. and Mrs. yet and we were still in that "gushy" stage. You know, where you can't wait for them to call, you hope it's them every time the phone rings, and your heart melts when you see them. I have to say that sometimes I miss that. When you are married and have kids life is always so busy and you can easily get caught up in the day to day and forget those wonderful things that you used to always think about your spouse. I think that it is important to reflect on those times, to remember why you wanted to spend the rest of your life with this person. To ponder on the core of this person and all the good things that drew you to them in the first place. Today, I am pausing to remember all of those things about my husband. The friend that he was to me. The man that I fell in love with. The man that I married and the father of my children. I do miss those days now and then, but who he is to me now is all of that and so much more. And that only makes me look forward to our future and how deep our relationship will be in the years to come. Here is to you honey, I love you. 

It looks like we were really thirsty, huh!? This was about 5 months before we got married and we had taken the kids to the park that day. So, we had a water for everyone. I remember this day very fondly and I look at this picture often. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Papaw and Nina

This is a picture of my Dad and Mom with my 4 kiddos and Evan's son Brant (Evan is my brother) at Christmas. Austin (my oldest) is the one that started calling my mom Nina when he was about 8 months old. We hadn't told him anything to call her yet, but he just came up with it on his own. It was very sweet! So, that is how she is known now with all the grandchildren, as Nina. And my dad's dad was called Poppa, so my dad wanted to be called something close to Papaw it was. My kids love their Nina and Papaw so much! They pretty much hung the moon in their opinion. Here is to Papaw and Nina, we are VERY blessed to have them!! 

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Pic

This is a picture of my family at our Christmas gathering at my Dad's house the weekend before Christmas. I was being silly....trying to pose. Not sure why since I was in my workout clothes and no makeup, but I guess that's ok. If it's not, don't tell me. Ha Ha. We are finally all well. I don't think that I left my house for 2 weeks straight. Seriously. I hope all of you are doing well and I do have more pictures to post later. And I know what all of you are saying, "Yeah right!" But, I will get them on here eventually. Anyone have any ideas on a good digital camera that I won't have to get a loan for!?  

Friday, January 9, 2009


Remember how I said that I was going to post pictures!? Last weekend!? Umm, yeah, our house has been hit with some kind of sickness bomb. Caleb woke up last Friday with a fever and cold symptoms. But nothing that seemed too serious...there has been a virus going around. So that is what Jon and I thought that it was. Just a virus. Then Austin and Corey started with the same symptoms. Just a virus? Nope. Caleb was diagnosed on Wed. at the urgent care with pneumonia. In both lungs. Austin was diagnosed with bronchitis. And I took Corey to his Dr. yesterday just to be on the safe side. He wasn't running a fever, but has a bad cough. You know what they told me? That he has a really bad ear BOTH ears! Caleb had a shot of rocephin on Wed. and all 3 of them are on oral antibiotics. Austin and Corey are doing better today...Caleb is too, but his progress is much more slow. But he was the most sick of the 3. I woke up this morning not feeling so great myself. I am praying that I don't get what they have. Hopefully I am just tired. Needless to say, pictures and updates will come at some point. I just don't know when. However, there is good news in all of this.....we got a new computer!! WOO HOO!!!!!!! I am one step closer to being able to blog more and post pics more. Well, I can blog more now....but we all know that the pictures are what everyone wants to see. So, next on the list is the digital camera! I am praying for just as awesome of a deal on the camera as we got on this computer. It's brand new and was marked down like $600! How cool is that? All because someone had stolen the wireless adapter out of the box and no one wanted it. So it just sat on the shelf for 2 months. So they marked it down to clearance to get rid of it. Hello great deal!! We bought a wireless adapter and presto! Brand new awesome computer for way less!! I love it. Well, I'm going to get back to the sick kiddos. Corey is sleeping and the other 2 are watching a movie. Maybe mommy can take a quick nap?? Probably not, but I can dream, right!?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have been really busy these past few weeks. I am hoping to have some new pictures up this weekend. My hubby and I went shopping yesterday to nail down what type of computer we want to get when tax time comes around. We are also shopping around for a digital camera that won't break the bank, but will be a really nice one since we are both interested in photography. So, soon I will be able to post all the time! Woo-Hoo!! (Well, maybe not all the time. I do have 4 kids). Well, just wanted to say hello to all of our family and friends out there and new pics are coming soon. Have a great weekend everybody!