Saturday, September 27, 2008

Upcoming Vacation!

Here are Poppy, Grandma, and Uncle Mark!

We are very excited to be seeing Poppy,Grandma,and uncle Mark soon in Rhode Island. It won't be too much longer. We are going to one of John's college friend's wedding too. John is in the wedding party. On the way back home we will be stopping at another one of John's college friend's house to stay a night or two. He is a Pastor and is expecting his second child. We cannot wait to see family and friends. This is long overdo!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Consignment Extravaganza

I bought 32 pieces of clothing and 1 new diego clothes hamper for less than $70.00. This is Nolan's winter wardrobe. Plus he needs this to see Poppy and Grandma in Rhode Island in a couple weeks. (It was down in the 30's there the other night) I bought hardly used corduroys, jeans, khaki's, sweaters, long sleeved shirts, overalls, and fall jackets for him. A few pieces are for Braydon too. I would have spent easily $500 had I bought this new. There are no rips or stains. This makes me VERY HAPPY! I also sold some of the boys older toys and outfits they had outgrown. I made over $17.00 to the good. I will definitely be doing this again.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Meltdown

This morning on the way to daycare my oldest son told me "You are a bad Mommy". Talk about ripping my heart out and stomping on it....and kicking dirt on it too. I told him that he hurt my feelings.

I wouldn't let him take his plastic binoculars to daycare because it was not show and tell day. They do not like toys from home brought in except for show and tell day.

I was just about in tears. In my head I was thinking of "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me".

When I dropped him off and left him with his teacher....he ran back to me and said "I want to give you a hug and a kiss". So I hugged and kissed him and he said "You ARE a good Mommy". I hugged and kissed him again.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Recipe for Smiles...

4 cups kisses
2 bags of hugs
a dash of tickles
and a bit of love for taste

Put all ingredients in your arms and keep there for eternity...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This is really SAD...

I feel very sorry for the families going through this. I am an avid believer in breastfeeding, but parents and children should not be subject this horrible circumstance. Wake up WORLD!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's a dog's life

This is my first child Cheyenne. She will be 13 in the spring. This is her in our bed last night. She sleeps like a person with her head on a pillow and covered up with sheets. (Yes, we are those kind of people who treat their pets like family).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Letting go...

It has been a tough day. You see I am rummaging through my boys' older toys and clothes to sell at a local consignment Sale. It is very difficult for me to do this. I know I will be crying as I give up some of their toys and outfits from when they were babies. Sounds funny huh? I can't keep everything from the past couple of years. I guess part of it stems from me wishing we would have another child. My health won't allow it and adoption is a distant memory. Recent developments have made me realise that I need to be thankful for my two beautiful boys and be there for them.

I will miss the first time they noticed when they pushed a button of a toy, music would play. Nolan would take a quick loud breath and smile. Braydon would crinkle his nose and laugh. I miss their "juicy" fat legs that would peek through their clothes. (Braydon still has juicy legs). I will miss them singing their ABC's with the Leap Frog phonics bus or Caterpillar. I will badly miss the Classic Pooh crib set that both of them used as babies in their cribs. But, it is time for the "older" things to make room for the "new" things. And maybe, just maybe....

another Mommy or Daddy will make memories to last a lifetime with the "things" I have held on to so dear. After all they are just things.


After looking at everything I am pulling out about 6 items I just can't depart with right now. I think Hubs is having a hard time too. Two of the items are pieces of clothing that the boys wore to have their first Christmas pics in. Nolan was in a velvet green outfit with a reindeer and Braydon wore a snow baby blue sleeper with a reindeer on it. I can't get rid of their Leap Frog Table either....I like to play with this still!

Friday, September 12, 2008


The price of GAS is making me is over $4.09 here and up .50 cents the past 48 hours?!?!? Come on....the gulf makes like 10-15% of the oil for us and the barrel is less than $100.00 right now. A long time low! Let's just blame the hurricane for price gouging! Diapers are up .77 cents per package from last week....Jenny, I am really wishing I went to cloth right about now. Apple Juice up $1.30 the past year too....and if you want to eat need to take out a second mortgage.

What have you seen go up that annoys you?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Halloween 2004-2007

Nolan 2004 as my lil pumpkin!!

Nolan 2005 as my lil scarecrow.....Braydon was in my belly as a lil pumpkin!

Braydon 2006 as a lobster and Nolan was.............

the CHEF....Lobster anyone???

In 2007 I had a pirate and his parrot.....

What will they be this year???? I guess I need to start thinking about it! Any suggestions?

Friday, September 5, 2008

My Hubs will laugh at the "home tidy"

You Are Germany

You are a formal, polite person... even with those you know well.

You are quite serious. You are responsible and good at following rules.

You enjoy organization and planning. Structure helps you thrive, and you don't like surprises.

You take pride in your personal appearance. You keep your clothes and home tidy.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Full of Hot Air!

We had the Great Southeastern Balloon Festival this past weekend. The festival happens every year and we had 90 balloonists come out to this event! You should see the sky when you can count 50+ hot air is awesome!

You can really get up close with them!

Nolan and Braydon watching them intently...

It is neat to see what is involved with landing them and taking them down.

Braydon saying "CHEEEEEESE!"

Nolan is happy he saw the balloons....thanks Daddy!

This was last one that came overhead.....the pilot turned his hot air on! LOL