Monday, January 4, 2010

Hard Day

Well, as you can see the first day back to school just took it out of Denver. This was about 6 p.m. and he had already been out for an hour.

Averi's quote of the day: "Mommy, we didn't have to go meet our teachers this year because we already know them." I guess with all the talk of this being a new year she expected to be in different class today...I don't know.You'll have to excuse the dirty face...she had a hard day too.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Countdown Begins

We ended the year with a countdown to Christmas. Now we're beginning the year with a countdown to school starting again. I think the first is a bit more exciting for us all. I can't believe how fast life seems to pass these days. I just remember as a child thinking it took forever for Christmas to get here and summer vacation seemed to arrive at a turtle's pace. Now that I am a parent the days pass by so quickly. I have enjoyed these past couple of weeks so much. The house has been filled with so many sounds I hope I never forget. The laughter coming from Denver and Averi makes my heart happy, they have been singing along with their new CD player, they have been running around playing HyperDash (which of course calls for more laughter.) I have so enjoyed snuggling on the couch, taking afternoon naps, and playing the tickle game with them. They are growing so fast and I know soon these moments won't be as easy to come by. I try to cherish each moment and enjoy it to the fullest. I thank the Lord each and every day for blessing me with 2 beautiful children.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

To Be or Not To Be

This post was originally as long as my arm. I just got on and started venting about everything that frustrates me and after reading it I deleted every bit of it. #1) I felt better after getting it off my chest, #2) It wasn't very positive, #3) who wants to hear me gripe, #4) what good does it do to air my dirty laundry?

I have a job. I have a happy, healthy family. I have a home. I have my health. I have clean clothes (not always ironed, but clean). I have food to eat (sometimes, a little too much). Life is good. May all of you have a blessed day.

I am going to attach some pics of my happy, healthy family. They are random but it's been a while since I have put any pictures on the blog.

Averi and her cousin at Easter.

Miss Averi.

Denver's cheesin' smile.

The 3 amigos, now we have 4 but he came after this photo the way...there will soon be 5.

Probably shouldn't have posted this picture because it's a surprise, but this is only a hint of what's to come. And it's the most recent picture I have of the two together.

Averi made me laugh the day we had pictures made. We have some pretty headstrong individuals in our family and picture day was no exception. We would get one kid to smile and the other wouldn't. Finally get that one to smile and now the first one won't. One would go this way and the other would go that way. Throw in a newborn and well you get the picture. All the while Averi is being so good. She smiled the whole time. She never stopped and probably should have taken a break. I looked at her once and she looked like she smelled the worst smell ever. Her face was all contorted. She was trying to hold this smile and her cheeks just couldn't do it any longer. It was the funniest thing I have ever seen. After it was all said and done we have some wonderful pictures of 4 wonderful kiddos.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Averi's Post

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Averi was begging to type the letter /e/ so I just let her have the keyboard. I think she was trying to type "my mom's the coolest...I want to be just like her when I grow up and I love her more than anything in this whole world." Or something like that.

Be safe trick or treating this weekend. I hope everyone has a blessed night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A New Gadget

I want to thank Cari and Cheri for introducing me to MixPod. I have just added it to my blog and I must say I have spent too much time searching for songs to add. However, it has given me motivation to actually post something for the first time in 7 months. I will actually be surprised if anyone even reads this because I am certain by this point I have been removed from everyone's friend list due to lack of posts. Oh well, it has been a nice relief from the job I must say. Anyway, as I was searching I came across a video of Judson Laipply. He was a keynote speaker at a conference I went to this summer. He performed a little something he calls The Evolution of Dance. I encourage you to scroll through my playlists until you get to The Evolution of Dance. It brings back memories of those junior high and high school dances. You may even be enticed to get up and dance. Just be careful not to pull a muscle...remember those days of M.C. Hammer and Vanilla Ice were long ago. Evolution of Dance 2 is also pretty funny but I like the Evolution of Dance better. Have a super day and remember to dance, dance, dance!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!!!

Long time, no post. I wish I could blame my lack of posting on my new job, but those of you who know me know that isn't the case. I didn't post when I had my old job. I have come to face reality...I am just a blog slacker. There, I've said it. I believe I have hit rock bottom. It's pretty bad when you dread checking your friends' blogs because your name is at the bottom of their list because it's been so long since your last post. I can only go up from here.
The only picture I have available is this one of my little cowboy. His kindergarten teacher took this picture and emailed it to me. Thanks, Mrs. K. You are the best!!! It was the day of his Valentine tea party and dance. This is one of my favorite pictures of him. I do wonder what he was thinking about.
My next post will be dedicated to the princess of our house. She is very camera shy. Heck, she is just plain shy. I will save that for my next posting.
Blessings to whomever may read this.