Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Where does it go? Time just flies by these days. A month ago I couldn't believe summer was over and school was starting. Now, I can't believe September is over!

I like Fall. I think it is a very pretty time of year. I am looking forward to bon fires with some friends. The hot tub is a nice place to relax in cooler months. I love to rake the leaves for the kids to jump in. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hay rides are right around the corner.

I am not looking forward to Winter. I do not like to be cold. Bill always tells people that before he married me, he would make it until December without turning on the heat. Well...that has changed. I don't like that game. I usually make it until the first cold night in September. (Yes, that was today...Shhh! Don't tell him).

Anyway, I guess it is time to find all the winter stuff. It's time for coats, hats, gloves, and boots to come out of hiding. I just hope that winter goes by as fast as summer.

Happy Fall everyone!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bowling Fun...

We took Jacob bowling for his birthday. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon.

Isaiah laying on the floor because he does that sort of thing.

Joshua bowled like a pro. The look on his face says he was in it to win!
Jacob must have just got a strike either that or he was up to no good.

Tyler either threw a gutter ball or was just plain disgusted because...
everyone was beating him!
(In Tyler's defense, the rest of them were using bumpers. He was the only one who wasn't)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Okay, so...

I have been busy!
I have been meaning to blog but when? That is a good question.
I was just thinking about the list I made before school started and how I have accomplished so little of it. The sad part is it was such a simple list! I did clean my house once, it lasted an hour. I have gone to breakfast with my husband a few times. Shopping is really no fun alone. I haven't met any friends for coffee. I have volunteered at school, I am pretty excited about that. I have 2 school parties to coordinate, 3 to send in goodies and 1 to attend. I am in the library twice a week and in the copy room once a week so I guess I can if nothing else check that off the list.
Oh well, it is still September the list will get done in time. I am not too worried about it.
But as for tonight, my list is done.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Mom of Boys

When I was a little girl one of my biggest dreams was to have a little girl. I had it all figured out...patent leather shoes, ruffled underpants, pig tails, ribbons and bows. She was going to be beautiful and spoiled rotten...my little girl. Well, life happened and God decided I was going to have boys. When I had Tyler, I knew from the beginning he was a boy and I was fine with it. When I had Jacob, I was still okay. Then, along came Joshua, I was a little sad but I got over it real fast. Then, Isaiah, I thought for sure he was the one, wrong again, but I also got over it. Don't get me wrong I love each one of my boys and after sitting at the hairdresser listening to teenage girls...I am glad I have boys! They have brought me so much joy and I would like to share some of the things I have learned from them:
...HOW TO LAUGH: If you have ever been to my house you will know we laugh a lot. Sometimes it is just a chain reaction, someone starts and everyone else follows.
...HOW TO THROW A FOOTBALL: While I am not crazy about the sport, I might as well accept that it is a part of my life.
...HOW TO BE PATIENT: I always heard you should never pray for patience. I think God puts us in situations that are a test our tolerance. I am tested daily.
...DIRT DOESN'T HURT: This one is still hard for me. I have gotten a lot better. Tyler used to wear white and it stayed white because he wasn't allowed to get dirty. That doesn't happen anymore...I buy dark colors and a lot of Shout!
...HOW TO LIGHTEN UP: I have never been big on strange noises that come from ones body, but back to my first point, sometimes you just gotta laugh! I haven't got to point where you say, "If you can't beat 'em, Join "em!" (and I am not sure I ever will!) But I have relaxed a bit.
...SUPERHEROES: Boy, there are a lot of them. Batman, Robin, Superman, Ironman, Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Venom, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers...but don't mention Wonder Woman or the pink Power Ranger, they are girls and they have cooties!
...HOW TO HORSEPLAY: There really is no way around it. At one point or another, you will find me on the floor wrestling, giving wedgies, or tickling. Playing monster or horsie, it's all part of our life.
...BUMPS, BLOOD, AND BRUISES HAPPEN: This is another hard one for me. I pass out at the sight of blood and I can't take out a splinter without feeling woozy.
the list could go on. I don't know why God has chose this life for me. I wouldn't change it if I could. My kids are healthy and happy and that is all I can ask for because that is all that matters.
I know someday I will get that little girl. My babies will have babies sometime, hopefully not for a long time. Then, I will be able to comb her hair, use ribbons and bows, dress her in pink, and paint her nails. But until then, I am going to enjoy the boys God has given me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A quick story...

So, yesterday, Bill came home from a doctors appointment for Joshua. Joshua ran upstairs to go the the bathroom and runs back outside. Isaiah goes up to the bathroom next and I am in the kitchen talking to Bill. I hear Isaiah call me but decided I was going to finish my sentence before I answer (not smart) when he calls again, "Mom, come see what the water is doing!" So, I run upstairs and hear water before I am half way up. Someone, (I think it was Joshua because he has been known to fill up the sink), plugged the sink and left the water run. We had a half inch of water on the floor, it was coming over the edge of the sink, out of the drawers under the sink, and was running into the hallway! As we are sopping up the mess, Jacob comes yelling, "Dad! There is water coming down in the kitchen!" Apparently, it had soaked through the floor, it was coming down the door jam between our dining room and kitchen and coming out of the ceiling fan!
Like I have said before...NEVER a dull moment!