Saturday, March 1, 2014

Proud Moma

I love my boys to the moon and back 500 million times.  That is how we end each day.  They make me proud every single day.  They are two totally different boys with totally different interests and outlooks on life. 
Tonight was one of those nights that I was totally in awe of them and so proud of them that it brought me to tears.  Our church always has a Valentine banquet each year.  This year I got a call asking if my boys would be in the program.  The boys took on the challenge not really knowing what to expect because I really did not know what to expect.  At the first rehearsal we found out that they were playing the roles of two of the Von Trapp children from the Sound of Music.  It was just different snippets from the movie.  We had a couple of rehearsals and then the big snow hit and the banquet was postponed. (that is why I am writing about it today, March 1st)  We the boys did not miss a beat--They got on that stage with over 100 people watching them and they did a wonderful job.  They are only 5 and 7 so I was not real sure what they might do. My 5 year old is very bashful at times and tends to hang on to me at church not wanting to go into his classroom.  So the question was--Will Brayden go on stage at all???  Well he was pretty excited, so excited, that he woke me up at 6:15 this morning to tell me that it was SHOW DAY and he wanted to know how much longer until show time.  Well he had a good twelve hours to wait but he watched the clock all day and told me every hour the time so we would not be late.  Both boys did a wonderful job, so wonderful that I caught myself with tears in my a couple of times.  I am always proud of my boys but tonight was one of thos shining proud moma nights.


Such a fun night with my boys!!  I love them to the moon and back 500 million times and tonight I am 500 million times proud of them!!!


Thursday, August 1, 2013


Wow! God has blessed our family in so many ways.  Just this year he has brought two new additions to our family and they are both such amazing blessings.  My great niece was born in March and my great nephew was just born on July 21st.  They are both so precious and so sweet.  I can't wait to see all the amazing things God has in store for their lives.   I am so honored that I will be able to keep them while their sweet mothers work.  I can't wait to be a part of their lives in this way.  I am so thankful that I am in a situation now that allows me to help them out.  

These two miracles along with my two boys are such amazing creatures - each in their own way.  I love all of them so much and only want the best for them.

 Our newest addition- Jaxon- so so precious!!

4 Generations!!!!
Sweet Ella


Thank you dear Lord for these four amazing blessings!! 


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Baseball 2013

Spring 2013

The boys were on the same t-ball team again this Spring.  It makes it so nice and convenient when they are on the same team.
They were on the Bulldogs team.  They both improved a lot since fall ball and they both got to play in the infield this season.
Charlie played third base while Brayden played second base.  They both became better hitters this year hitting mainly off of coach pitch instead of using the T.  It was a great year and they had lots of fun.   I do however think that Charlie's favorite part was the free ice pop after each game.
The season ended the weekend before school was out so that was kind of a bummer.  It really is not a summer sport any more at all.

Brayden batting

Charlie hit a triple

Charlie playing 3rd

Brayden waiting to run home
I am so happy that the boys are playing baseball.  Since softball was such a HUGE part of my life it is nice that they like to play too.

Monday, July 15, 2013

More Birthdays

Birthday Parties with friends
Brayden chose to have a bowling party.  It was a lot of fun watching 4 and 5 year olds bowling.  They were so cute.   He stuck with the them Angry Birds Star Wars.  It was a very hard theme to work with because there is not much out there as far as Angry Bird Star Wars Party supplies.  So we combined his theme with Angry Birds Space.  I mean Star Wars is space, right??    It worked and he had a terrific 5th birthday.

Charlie wanted to have a Legos Star Wars Party so we used Bricks 4 Kidz company.  It was wonderful!!!  She came to my house and had all these cool Lego and Space and Star Wars games all ready for the kids.  They played and played with her big box of Legos and then they worked in pairs to make a model.  They then used their model and Lego figures to race them  on a zip line.  The zip line ran from up stairs down into our kitchen.  The kids LOVED it!!!!
Then they played Lego games on the deck and used Light Sabers that I had made as party favors to play in the yard.  It was a wonderful party.  If you have access to a Bricks 4 Kidz near you I highly recommend you check it out.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Charlie's "for real" birthday

I know I am so slack-- Well not really slack just a busy, busy life has gotten in the way of my blog time.  We have been so busy but a good busy. 

I am going to go back and try to catch up in order of all the things I have left out.  This may take we a few days-- weeks to get all caught up.

Anyway-- Charlie's 7th birthday was over Spring break so we were home the whole week and we had a lot of fun just hanging out.  On the Friday before Spring Break we took treats for Charlie's class.  He chose the theme Angry Birds Space.  All of the kids seemed to like the treat and I even got a few hugs as they left the lunchroom.  Charlie was so happy to share with his friends.

Since everyone was gone for Spring Break both of the boys parties had to wait until after break.  Charlie got to celebrate on his "for real" birthday by being off school so he started his day with his favorite "Big Waffles" and we spent most of the day building Legos and playing Star Wars.  He got to choose where to eat dinner and he chose Fuddruckers.  He got to open presents from Me, Eric and Brayden.  He got a new bigger bike that he loved and a Star Wars Angry bird bathing suit and a Lego Set.  He was a happy boy.

So Charlie had a great "for real" birthday as he called it.  I will be back soon with more birthday fun from the kid parties and the family parties.  This year the boys celebrated their birthdays for about a month.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wonderful busy weekend

This weekend began our Spring Break and we had so much fun celebrating.  On Friday morning my niece Ashley gave birth to my sweet great niece Ella.  What a blessing she is to our family. 

Then on Sunday my sweet, caring, loving, funny, sensitive, handsome, athletic Brayden turned 5.  I just can't believe that he is 5.  He is such a funny kid and he has blessed our life in so many ways.  I love him to the moon and back 500 million times.


On Sunday we just had a small family celebration.  Brayden got to choose where to go for lunch and then we gave him presents from us and had a cupcake.  Next week we will have a bowling party with his friends then the next week he will celebrate again with Charlie at a family party for both of them. 
Before school got out for Spring Break Brayden took cupcakes to share with his friends for his birthday.  He took Angry Bird Star Wars cupcakes to share.

We are so blessed!!!!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Early Easter Celebrations

This week is the last week of school and Team Kids at church before the Spring Break.  So the kids had a couple of Easter egg hunts and parties.    They had a party at church on Wednesday Night and then Brayden had one at school on Thursday.  They had so much fun.  It was VERY cold and windy here on Thursday so the school hunt had to be inside but fun was still had by all.




Brayden's preschool inside egg hunt and party.








Since the boys are out of school the week before Easter this year I am planning on doing some activities to reinforce the true meaning of Easter.  I will be posting about them soon.