Monday, March 30, 2009

Not Me Monday......Stellan Style!!!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to check on precious baby Stellan.

Ok, so this week will be my first attempt at Not Me, please be kind! And given that this week is "Stellan Style", I thought, what better time to start!? So, here goes. This past week while trying to keep up with my hubby and 4 kids I did not go to my computer at least once an hour to check on Stellan. And I for sure did not check on Stellan so much that my kids starting asking me why I was always on the computer and when were they going to get to talk to me? I mean, I am always focused on my children. And I did not get up in the middle of the night and sneak out to our living room to get on the lap top to see if MckMama had posted any updates in the middle of the night. I mean, if you know me, you know that my sleep is very important to me. And this past week happened to be mine and my hubby's wedding anniversary and I most certainly did not come home from our date and head straight for our computer to check on updates about Stellan. All the while, my husband is standing there going, aren't we supposed to be spending time together!? I most certainly did not tell my husband that I would be there in a minute....after I checked on Stellan. And I for sure did not hope that some day I can meet MckMama and her wonderful family in person....because if I did not know these people in person, I certainly would not be planning my day around how I can check on Stellan. So, what did you not do this week in honor of MckMama and precious Stellan??

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Camping and Hanging Out In A Drawer

Hello to all! I thought I would do a quick post as I am sitting here watching the rain.....I'm pretty sure that it was raining the last time that I posted. Hmmmm, anyway, Jon and the 3 older boys went on a day hike and overnight camping trip this past weekend. I was released to pick up Corey again and that same day, everyone left! Ha Ha. They had a wonderful time and made some great memories. They just LOVE to be outdoors and go camping with their dad. And I have to say that Jon likes it a lot too, really he would go camping every weekend if he could. And I thought that I would put some recent pictures of Corey on here too (even though he didn't go camping) for all of you to see. He decided one day to climb into one of my drawers and well, I decided to let him! I thought, why not!? It will make a cute picture. At least, I think it did. And then there is the one where he is in boxers and I feel that one especially needs explanation! He went into his brothers drawer and got out his boxers and put them on all by himself! I took a video of him running around in those boxers......he was so proud!! Other than that I'm just trying to get back into a normal routine after surgery and I'm looking forward to summer vacation! I get tired of the kids being in school around Jan. time every year. I really do like having them at home with me. Ethan is playing baseball again this year and as soon as I get some pictures of that, they will be on here as well. Hope you all have a good week....until next time!! 

I think that as soon as I saw this sign, I would have gone back to the car.....seriously!?

 They had the best time!!!

Ethan would live outside and I really mean that, he would! 

This picture totally cracks me up! It was cold this past weekend and Austin got as 
close to the fire as he could without being IN the fire itself!!! 

My sweet boys.....and yes I know they are boys and they were being rugged, but
I can still say that they are sweet. :) 

Isn't it amazing what entertains a baby!? 

Ha Ha!! "I'm so proud I got these on!"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Breakfast on the beach.....

Hello to all out there in Internet land.....I am still alive. I had my gall bladder removed last Friday and have had a slow recovery. However, I am feeling much better and thought that I would do a quick post for those of you who actually wonder where I went (which actually may only be one person, but oh well). Anyway, I am sitting here this morning drinking a cup of coffee (sorry Am!) with my oatmeal and watching the rain. Now, I love rain. I really do. But today, today I would rather be on a beach somewhere. Any beach. It has been much too long since I have felt the sand between my toes, the sun on my face and  heard the waves crashing on the shore.  9 months to be exact and I am in withdrawal. I decided that today I will plan our family a beach of course. Probably to Charleston, SC. to visit family. We go there every summer and stay with Jon's parents and have the best time. I am looking forward to time away and time with my family.....laying on a beach. If I could, I would pack a bag and head straight for a beach right now. Much like this one that I have been to before and long to go to again:

                                                                         And this one:

                                                                         And this one: be on a beach. There is nothing else like it in the world.