Sunday, September 28, 2014


Reality is that I don't have enough hours in the day to keep up with this blog and since the creation of Facebook, it's easier and faster to just post there.  I hate that, but it's the truth.  I jump on the computer, think about posting, then get sidetracked reading Facebook or the latest news and before I know it, I forget or it's late and I'm tired.  Between dance, baseball, work, and home life, the hours are slipping by incredibly fast.  I looked and it's been a month and a half since I posted here.  How sad is that?  I would think it's just me, but 75% of the blogs that I followed are in the same boat.  Months without a post and then a quick fly-by posting will pop up. 

School is in full swing and the kids are thriving.  Baseball started up last week and games start this week.  Jeff is coaching Emery's t-ball team and we are excited to watch them grow and learn.  Every weekend brings a million errands and before we know it, Monday is here again.  Emery will be five in less than three weeks, I have no clue how that happened.  It's bitter sweet.  She has lost all of her toddler traits, but is in such a great stage of her life.  Chase is rocking 4th grade and shining like usual.

I would say I'll post more often or that I'm going to get all caught up, but that would just be a lie.  Truth is I will try to post more and catch up, but who knows what will happen!  Hope everyone on the outside is doing well and enjoying the Fall weather that is finally arriving!

***I am grateful for
1) baseball, family time
2) weekends, even if they go too fast
3) birthdays, hard to believe our baby will be 5 soon
4) Fall weather
5) the holidays are coming!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

6 years since we said Goodbye

6 years ago we said goodbye to our precious twins that we so desperately loved and wanted. 6 years ago our hearts were shattered into a million pieces.  6 years ago we faced the hardest day of our lives.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of them and wonder what they would look like and be like.  They are gone, but never forgotten. 

***I am grateful for
1) the paths we've walked down and the ones we will walk down in the future
2) a wonderful summer, tomorrow it's back to work
3) Sonic drinks, it's the little things

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday to the best daddy around and the best husband money could buy (haha, kidding, I didn't really buy him, I just got super lucky)!!

***I am grateful for
1) birthdays
2) an awesome daddy
3) a great husband

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

Cute then, cute now!  I hope and pray they always look at each other like this!

****I am grateful for
1) siblings
2) love
3) forgiveness

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Better Late than Never

I just celebrated the big 3-8 and you know what, I'm not even bothered!  Besides, they say thirty is the new twenty, so I guess I'm really only 28! ;o) 

***I am grateful for
1) birthdays
2) birthday cake... haha
3) clean cars (which is rare around here)
4) getting another year older because it means I'm alive!
5) the smell of fresh laundry

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

Could he be any cuter??
****I am grateful for
1) digital cameras
2) good phones that take pictures
3) pictures
4) rain
5) delicious watermelon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer and Disney!

So again an entire month (plus some) has passed.  I'll be honest, just makes it easier to post than a blog.  However, it's nice to have a blog where it's all in one spot.  Sadly, when I look at the number of posts, they are now few and far between!  I keep telling myself that I'll get better, but I've yet to see it happen.

Summer has been flying by.  We left for Disney the week after school was out and then the day after we got home, we had our church camp.  Basically we blinked and half of the summer was gone!  Disney was in one word, "awesome!"  Of course, it always is.  There was rain, but it didn't slow us down one bit.  The crowds weren't really bad yet, the heat wasn't too hot yet, and we did things we hadn't done before.  I rode Mt. Everest and Rockin' Roller Coaster and I loved them.  I rode The Tower of Terror and I hated it!  We had four generations, which was a once in a lifetime and I think everyone enjoyed just about everything.  Here are some pictures from our trip.  We are already planning our next one, probably in October 2015 if all goes as planned. 

All of us with Belle
After visiting the Pirate's League and The Bippity Boppity Boutique
We met lots of princesses
Delicious Nutella Yoda Cupcake
Rain couldn't slow us down!
Queen Elsa at our beautiful resort (Port Orleans French Quarter, our fave!)
Our pirate and princess
My prince and I in front of the castle!

So precious and so much fun!
We rocked the ears
Meeting Minnie
Riding Cinderella's Horse (the gold bow on the tail gives her away)
Elsa in front of the castle
Our little family during Star Wars weekend
Lady and the Tramp re-enactment
Father's Day
Selfie on Mt. Everest... awesome!
Meeting Mickey
Emery loved him
Riding Dumbo with Duchess
Star Wars Breakfast, meeting Greedo
We literally took over a thousand pictures, so this is just a sampling.  All I can say is if you haven't gone to Disney World because the kids are too little or it's too expensive or for whatever reason, you need to rethink it.  This is definitely one of the happiest places on Earth!

***I am grateful for
1) wonderful vacations
2) memories being made
3) time with family
4) Disney World
5) summer!