Sunday, July 26, 2009

Not Me Monday

1. After the waiter brought out the Guacamole Live,he noticed that we had not been asked for our orders for drinks. So he asked if we needed a drink. I did not say, "Yes, that would be nice and please bring them out before the dessert. Nope not me.
2. I did not look at a dishwasher full of clean dishes and decide why not add three glasses and run it again?
3.I did not rush my husband and two boys with their cousin out the door for their weekend of camping. nope.
4. It would be funny to think that as I was holding a platter from a recipe party and needed to pick up the keys from the floor that it would be an impossible task to get up. Not me. It wouldn't have been funny either.
5. I would never think about throwing out my husbands bright orange Crocs. Not me. Just. can't. find. them.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

updates, updates, updates...

Well, when you've been gone from blogging for as long as I have, it is so hard to decide what to write. So, I'll just update you about each of us. Then, hopefully, we'll be ready to go. I am doing well throughout this pregnancy. Our little man is quite active which reassures me constantly of the life that we've been given. I thank God that he moves so much. I've hardly had any reason to panic or worry. We are coming up on the week that we lost Drew which does make me a bit nervous. We miss him so much. My life will never be the same. The hurt and the sadness will always be there, but we do have hope. We have picked a special name for our next baby. We wanted a name that would honor the life of Drew. I'll put it on here as soon as we have the middle name set. We've gone back and forth on this. I will be induced at 37 weeks which is about 7 weeks from now. It would be a huge understatement to say that I am so excited that I can hardly stand it. I've learned to cherish life and it never gets old. I am blessed.

We have had such a busy summer. We were able to go to Nebraska to visit my Mom for a week or so. It was a road trip... but lots of fun. The kids had such a great time on the farm. Then, we were able to go the mountains to visit with Jeff's family for a few days. We were able to stay in a cabin (that's my way of camping!ha) and enjoyed the cool weather. Then, my sister, Holly, who had moved to Miami, brought her crew here for a three week visit. Holly and her husband Chris took off for Peru in the middle of the trip and left their little ones to stay here with me and my sister Katie. The cousins are enjoying their time together.

Our third child, Sam, will be having surgery next week. We always dread his surgeries which have been much to frequent for us. He will just be getting a few minor procedures done though.
Speaking of Sam, he brings us so much joy. We were devastated to find out that he would be born with a cleft and then later to find out that there would be other issues as well. But our Sammy has taught us so much and is the happiest child you would ever meet. I am reminded every day to be content in my circumstances through Sam. I want to be like him when I grow up. :)

This is all I can think of for now...but will be back to blogging. :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Author's Day

This one is for the grandparents. Susanna and Luke's school had an Author's Day recently. It was so neat to see their stories that they had written. Susanna's story was selected to be acted out by the Charlotte Children's Theatre. We knew that they would be doing it but had no idea which of her stories that they had chosen. You'll love the title! She loves to write and carries a notebook with her all of the time. I love to see her get her confidence boosted in something that she really enjoys. Here it is:

video

Susanna saved her Daddy from embarassment when she said that it wasn't a true story. I think it just might have been. Oh,and no, that is not Jeff playing himself. Ha!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Brotherly Love

Yes, Sam and Eli absolutely love each other. They are the best of friends. But, they have had their moments.

Here's the untold story:


Yes, Sam received a shiner from Eli. They were fighting over a toy and Eli slung it in the air. Guess where it landed? You got it! Boys, I tell you. I don't know who was more upset about it. Sam, Eli, or Luke? They were all crying. Sam was crying because it hurt, Eli was crying because he was in trouble, and Luke was crying because he hated to see Sam hurt. They really do love each other, I promise!

I love a man in a uniform!


This is my little slugger, Luke. He has been playing t-ball for the first time. He is so cute playing ball. I think his favorite part is the drinks and snacks afterwards. The coach always gives out a game ball to a player that did really well during that particular game. Luke always thinks he's going to get it.

And...




He got it a couple of games ago. He was so proud to get it!