Friday, June 22, 2012


i'm sad to say there has not been much going on in our little world lately.  we had a nice father's day - which also happened to fall on my birthday this year - so we had double the fun ;)  who makes who breakfast in these situations???  i say my birthday trumps his father's day considering he wouldn't be a father had i not been born.  no?  yes?  anybody???

anyway - we hung around the house most of the day after church and then that evening roy's parents came over to watch the boys so the two of us - yes - just the two of us! - could go out to dinner.  it was such a nice treat!  we went to bj's brewhouse + restaurant - we just got one and it opened about 2 wks ago - and it was delish!  their pizzas - i die.  roy pursuaded me to not get dessert and to my surprise when we got home - his mom had made me a chocolate cake :)  they all sang happy birthday and we had cake and ice cream.  it was so good!

oh - and one more happy memory - roy got me an iPad for my birthday!  yay me!  i love.  and i might or might not have already read the first two books of the fifty shades trilogy and am halfway thru book 3...  just sayin'...

we have some family coming in town this weekend and us girls are getting pedi's in the morning and then we are all heading to the new hawaiian falls water park for the day.  can't wait!

aidan's birthday is in less than two weeks - july 2 i will officially have a teenager.  eeek!


oh - we also snuck away to go see madagascar 3.  it was really cute and the boys loved it!

hope y'all have a good weekend!  happy hotness :P

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What we've been up to this week...

we have had one heck of a busy week!  we had VBS each morning from 9am - 12noon at church - and i was a leader with a group of 6 5th graders.  aidan was my assistant leader and we had a blast each day!  ryan and cole got to enjoy VBS also in their classes and they woke up excited each morning to get ready and go!


on thursday our children's ministry director talked on stage to all the kiddos and explained to them how much JESUS loves them and how important it is to ask HIM into their hearts. she prayed a special prayer with everyone and asked for those who took that prayer seriously and had asked JESUS into their hearts for the first time to let their leaders know so we could write down their name and phone numbers to turn in for follow up calls. after she was done speaking - one of my kiddos came to me and told me that he had prayed that prayer and truly believed that JESUS was his savior. oh. my. i got so emotional and my eyes just welled up with tears. i couldn't have been smiling any bigger!!! i am so happy for him and i hope he knows what an important decision he has made!

we also had lots 'o fun at the ymca this week!  we went just about everyday after cole's nap.  i would go workout while aidan played basketball and the little boys went to their class and played.  then - we would all go swimming after.  the boys love swimming and really had such a fun time!  ryan is the most timid in the water - but each day he got a little braver ;)  now he's pretty much a fish like his brothers!

we have been practicing writing letters with ryan and this week he wrote his name by himself for the first time!  he was so proud of himself and i must say - i was very proud also!  he's getting so big and learning so well.  only a 2+ months till kindergarten...eeek...

i am loving summer so far and it's just getting started!  i love being able to be home and spend this time with my boys - even if they might have driven me crazy one or two times this week ;)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last of 7th Grade

aidan's last day of 7th grade was today. {i might have forgotten to publish this post...}

he ended the school year well - for the most part - he did have a little mishap with some behavior issues in athletics which ultimately affected his grade. grrr...

I can't believe how fast this school year went by and now he's entering his last year of junior high. how is it possible he's one school year away from high school. i mean - i just graduated!!! ;)

we are so glad and ready for summer and some sleeping in!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fun in the Sun

on memorial day i wanted to go to the pool at the Y so bad - but roy was being a bore and ryan does what daddy does when he's home - and aidan was grounded.  so - i asked cole if he wanted to go with mommy to the pool and of course he said yes!  he pretty much likes to do whatever i do - especially if it involves going somewhere :)

i packed a bag and got us changed and off we went - leaving the bores behind!  we had such a fun time.  i wish i had been able to get more pictures - but with it just being the two of us - i wasn't comfortable trying to take pics in the water.

this was our first time ever at the Y pool - and it was so nice.  very clean and well kept and it was pretty big too!  there was a good size kiddie pool/play area - complete with a little water slide.  cole loved that!  he probably went down it 20 times!  we also ventured over to the "big water" and he jumped off the side to me a few times.  he loved that too!  he also practiced kicking his legs and climbing out by himself.  such a big boy!

he loves the water and i think we will be spending many summer days there this summer!  hopefully next time the other boys will want to join us!

one good thing about fun in the sun and at the pool is it makes for long naps afterwards ;)  cole was one sleepy boy when we got back home and he took a good, long nap!

only two more days of school left for aidan and then we can say that summer has officially started!  

Friday, May 25, 2012

More Pictures

i wanted to share some more pictures from the family bbq we had after uncle tom's funeral.  these pictures were taken by roy's aunt gloria (his mom's sister).  nothing new to post - just wanted to share :)


{my mother-in-law and her 3 boys ~ from lt to rt ~ robert, roy, raymond}

{the 3 boy thing runs in the family ;)}

{can you find our family of 5?!  i love, love, love this pic!}

{me and my man}

{me and 2 of my guys}

i hope everyone has a happy and safe memorial day weekend!  thank you to all who serve!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


yesterday was a bittersweet day for my husband's family. his uncle tom (roy's mom's brother) passed away on monday morning and his funeral was yesterday. bitter because of the loss of roy's uncle - and sweet because we were able to spend a lot of time with his aunts and uncles and cousins and now their children. i love roy's family. they have embraced me so graciously and love our boys. that's all this girl needs in life :)

my husband's uncle was a wonderful man who was full of life and his greatest wish was to see all his family be together. he would have been a happy man yesterday.

i have to share this detail because it just brought joy to my heart: tom's favorite beer was lonestar - i know can you believe?! ha! - and so all the cousins and his daughters went to his graveside after the funeral and burial and we all sat around talking and they reminisced about growing up all together and we just sat out there in lawn chairs and blankets and drank lonestar. we had a big cooler full! it was something that I know his daughters and his nieces and nephews will cherish for a lifetime. that's what tom loved to do - hang out with his family and drink his lonestar! isn't life so simple sometimes?!

yesterday evening we all ventured over to another aunt and uncle's home and had a huge BBQ complete with swimming and football. good memories. my boys loved every second of it and so did we.

uncle tom ~ your presence will be greatly missed - but you will never be forgotten.  you can bet this family will keep your memory and spirit alive.  may you rest in peace.

Monday, May 21, 2012


i am pretty bummed to announce that i will not be attending baylor in the fall.  i found out last week that i was not picked for one of the scholarships i was waiting on.  i had all the financial aspect covered except for about $5000.  and when you have a family of 5 living on one income - that is a lot.  there is just no way we can cover that.  so - with that said - i will be attending tarelton and am trying to get excited about it.  {sigh}

i know tarelton is a great school and in the end - does it really matter where your degree is from?!  no - probably not.  but i had my hopes on baylor and am kind of mourning its loss.  hey - at least i got accepted right?!  ;)  i can always hold that near and dear to my heart!