Monday, April 27, 2009


HE IS GOING HOME! PRAISE GOD! And please continue the prayers that the meds he is on will continue to work. THANK YOU JESUS!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


my sister and I at life's a beach watching the dallas maverick playoff game with our families - this is a GREAT kid-friendly restaurant!

my sister and I hanging out in my backyard on our patio that we plan on getting plenty of use from this summer!

my sister and her husband

my sister's little girl - her twin brother is below

sister's little boy aka little s%it...but we love him!

me and all our kiddos except for my MR CHUBBY!

My sister and the kiddos again, except for MC


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


As you can tell in this pic MC is sitting alone...but about 5 seconds after this pic was taken he fell to the side! He will be sitting up SOON and staying UP!
The weather lately has been GREAT!! Every evening we have been eating dinner out on the back patio and the boys and daddy play until 8 and we only come in then cause its MO's bedtime!
With the weather being so nice it has reminded me of bathing suit season...we have been trying on bathing suits lately and at least ONE of us have finally found the PERFECT one!
Don't think I will ever find the "PERFECT" bathing suite but I have found one too, BUT DON'T WORRY, I wont make you look at a picture of me in it! But here is another one of MC!

Here are my three precious angels that I thank GOD for everyday!

And I had to include the following picture just so you could see how BIG MC is...LOOK AT MY CHUNKY MONKEY! I mean MC makes MS look small!
Hope you all are good and getting ready for a fantastic summer! If things aren't so good for some of you, I HOPE IT WILL GET BETTER SOON! (you know who you are - I am praying for you!)


Thursday, April 16, 2009


Isn't it weird...the world so big, yet so small, the country so big, yet so small, Texas so big, yet so small, Dallas so big, yet so small, Argyle, ok, not sooo big, but still TOO small, LANTANA, pretty big for a neighborhood, yet REALLY SMALL, Fellowship Church, REALLY big for a church, but again, WAY TOO SMALL...

When you have been in a relationship for a while, you kind of settle in, get comfortable, let loose, live life, deal with everyday life with kids and pretty much lose all focus on the most important things that make a relationship work...

Most of us are totally different people than we were, say, 10 years ago, FOR THE GOOD. I mean people grow up and realize whats important in life and whats not, people get married, have kids, MOVE ON and are really happy with their lives...AND SOME PEOPLE DON'T...

I just hope EVERYONE realizes whats REALLY important in life BEFORE ITS TOO LATE! Sure, going out, having drinks, getting away...all these things are important BUT it's not what's MOST important in life! GOD, YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CAREER, YOUR FRIENDS...don't let things get out of order and not realize it until its too late! But most people, including ME, do not realize stuff like this until something happens to MAKE you realize it! This is how ALL BAD THINGS COME TO AN END, WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS...

This is something I have always had a hard time understanding until recently...your spouse comes before your kids do. I was always like, WHAT, are you kidding me, they are just kids, HE or she is an adult, but I have recently learned how true this is! If you have a good, HAPPY marriage then you have good, HAPPY kids! If you have a mommy and daddy that aren't happy with each other then eventually you are going to have kids that notice this and aren't happy either! Your kids are going to be grown and gone someday but you and your spouse will still be there...MAKE SURE YOU ARE MAKING THAT RELATIONSHIP YOUR SECOND PRIORITY IN LIFE...

Sorry if none of this makes sense to you...I just needed to vent...THANKS!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This sounds like fun! I read this on La*TEED*ah and I am doing it, too. The idea is to Pay it Forward. The first 5 people who leave me a comment will receive a little gift from me this year. In return, you offer the same thing on your blog or via email if you don't blog to pay it forward to 5 people if they will do the same. But you have to leave a comment! Remember, you have the year to get your 5 people their gift.

Saturday, April 11, 2009




Daddy and Boys

Mommy and Boys

Happy Easter From US to YOU!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


It seems that this week really has been just "my little men and me". Daddy is extremely busy at work this week and has been getting home at night even later than usual. In the past I am sure I have told daddy how I feel about him getting home so late, though most of the time, even when I complain, I really do understand...its just the boys that don't! But this week I have not so much as uttered a word of disappointment...really not even just a word. I don't call daddy at work, I literally don't talk to him pretty much from the night before when we go to bed (this week he has been gone before we even are out of bed in the mornings) until the next evening when he returns from work. What is the point? I mean, I know what time he will be getting home...LATE, I know what he is doing...WORKING and even when I do call, he is "slammed"! So this week I have pretty much put my mind in "my little men and me" mode. I get out of bed, start some warm bath water, use the potty, go get MO out of bed and into the waiting bath. I then brush my teeth and hair and get dressed. I then wash MO, get him out, brush his teeth (yes I bathe MO and brush his teeth, I don't want my kid going to school stinking or having dirty teeth...daddy has just learned why I do this when he was at MO's school this past week...). Meanwhile, MC has woken up and is playing in his bed. After I get MO dressed he will go play and talk to MC while I get MS out of bed and dressed. MS is NOT a morning person so we do not wash anything of his in the mornings (unless we are going somewhere). I take care of him and MC (and myself) later in the day. I do brush MY teeth every morning though NO MATTER WHAT! Then we all head downstairs for breakfast...well at least MO for sure eats something, MS might, depending on his mood and MC usually waits till we get back from taking MO to school as do I. (SIDE NOTE) This morning was a little different though. I go to get MC out of his bed and was going to put a dry diaper on him but could smell that he was not just wet. Well "not just wet" was a understatement! He literally had S-H-I-T from the back of his head down to his butt! We were already running late, which is usual on school mornings, so I told MO that he was going to have to go downstairs and grab some muffins and some water to drink for breakfast as I was NOT going to have time to do anything for him cause I was going to have to somehow get these poopy clothes off of them off but not before he had S-H-I-T all in his hair and everywhere! Needless to say I had to throw him into the tub! So anyway, now we are back to what we usually do on every morning. After getting everyone up we will all come downstairs and whoever wants or needs to eat will and then we leave to take MO to school. We get in the car, MO calls daddy to tell him good morning and that he loves him and that he will call him again after school, MS will talk for like a sec and then we drop MO off. We are back home at about 8:05. I then feed the other two and myself and then sit to hold, cuddle, play and put to sleep MC...the ONLY thing consistent with him is his morning naps! Once he is down I then get up, do whatever exercise videos I am going to do and my weights. MC usually is awake before I am done or soon after. I then do some laundry and catch up some blogs, then if warm enough we will go for our walk and then its lunch. Some days my mom will meet me to tan at lunch, she will sit in the car with the kids while I tan. We leave to go get MO at about 240 and then "my little men and me" are back home for the day/night. The boys play, fight and then play and fight some more. Then if its nice I MAKE them go outside and play in the back if they wont go on their own. "My little men and me" will go to whatever practice we may have that day and then return home. I will make the boys dinner about 6 and we are done by about 7 and then we will just watch some tv until 8 rolls around. At 8 MO gets into bed and watches some cartoons until daddy is home which is usually pretty soon. Daddy gets home and plays and talks with MS while he eats and then goes to lay with MO until he falls asleep (at which time MS is also usually asleep if he did not accidentally fall asleep during the day) and then daddy will come back down to talk with me for a short period of time and then he too will turn in for the night. Then it leaves MC and me! MC is usually asleep by this time (9:00) so that's when I catch up on some more blogs or post on my own and before I know it the time has flown and its MIDNIGHT! I have been trying to get into bed earlier at night cause eventually this catches up with me! Then the morning rolls around and we start this all over again. Then the weekends we have game after game after game, we never slow down! ISN'T LIFE GREAT!?!? REALLY!?!? I mean, yeah, it gets so routine sometimes and you think when will I ever talk (much less anything else) with my husband again...or be around people over the age of 6 more than you aren't, but at those times is when I try to slow down and just look at MY BOYS and realize things are NOT going to be like this forever and that thought actually makes me SAD...crazy I KNOW! But one day I know I will look back at these days and think WHY WAS I WANTING ALL OF THAT TO GO BY SO FAST! I REALLY DON'T! I WANT MY BOYS TO STAY LITTLE BOYS! I WANT THEM TO WANT, LOVE and NEED MOMMY AND DADDY! I DON'T WANT THEM TO GROW UP AND FACE HARDSHIPS AND DISAPPOINTMENT THAT I KNOW THEY WILL FACE SOONER OR LATER...I know one day I am "gonna miss this"! So I try everyday not to get into a rutt and I try not to get frustrated with them (although this is a work in progress) and I try to remember that soon enough they will be GONE and that's when my husband and I will have OUR lives back. Right now I just want to enjoy my boys, I mean really just soak it all up to last me a lifetime! Cause once they are grown up and gone there is no getting what we do on an every day basis back! Everyday I say or do stuff that I wish I didn't say or do out of frustration and out of just being around kids all day long. And once the boys are all sleeping I regret some of the things I did or said. MC now knows I yell a little too much and when I do he just looks at the other two like what have yall done now. And the other two just get quite and stare at me like I have gone crazy. I am working on my yelling although don't think I will ever have it under control! I know spanking would be alot better for them and me both...I tell them this all the time, but haven't exactly followed through! I do miss my husband and about once a year we do try to get away with just know, just for the evening...but we also realize this is just our life right now and I am more than ok with this. I really wouldn't have it any other way! I love the time I am getting to spend with my boys, I just hope they are loving it too! I love that I was able to stop working to stay home with my boys...but all things come with a cost! And that cost is daddy working day and night right now. We are young, our boys are young! We are just establishing ourselves, making our place in this world and I am loving every bit of it, EVEN IF AT TIMES IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT! I so know one day we will look back on THESE DAYS NOW and MISS THEM! So I want to know that I enjoyed every single one of THESE DAYS, I want to make sure I remember how hectic and chaotic or lives are now and how some days I thought I was going to go crazy listening to boys fight and my baby cry! I WANT TO REMEMBER AND LOOK BACK ON THESE DAYS AS REALLY GOOD MEMORIES! AND I WANT MY BOYS TO DO THE SAME! I love how its just me and them most of the time, its like this is not a punishment but something I will look back on and be thankful for!

DADDY, thank you for working like you do to provide us with our life and thank you mostly for allowing me to spend the amount of time I get to spend with our precious boys, this is something that I will never forget! I know there are times (more than not) that you come home from work and I am not in the best of moods but that still doesn't mean that I don't enjoy this...I know weird, but its true! This week with you being gone more than usual I have really just sat back and watched our boys...THANK YOU FOR THIS!

MOM, TERRY and BOB ~ THANK YOU ALL for allowing me and Kell and Gidg to have the lives we did as kids! I mean I still look back at my childhood and remember all the great times and ALWAYS WILL! I know it wasn't easy on any of you to do what you did then but it paid off. I look back at my childhood and remember how much fun it was, I MISS IT, I MISS YALL...I miss making father's day gifts for BOB, I miss falling asleep and my mom coming to get us in the middle of the night, I miss Christmas mornings, I MISS IT ALL and remember it ALL! I hate that Bob is a stranger to us now, I hate that my boys and husband don't know him like I did! But its ALL GOOD memories! And if my boys are able to look back at their childhood and have the memories I have then MY LIFE NOW will have paid off!

I know we will all have disagreements and not get along all the time but I just hope we all also realize that our lives now are not just OUR LIVES but our kids memories! "Your Gonna Miss This" one day...I AM GONNA MISS THIS ONE DAY!

Sunday, April 5, 2009




most of the time he was NOT this happy in his stroller!

and another season of BASEBALL begins...

these are just a few that grandpaw took, i will post more later...
we had a soccer game at 915, a baseball game at 2 and another baseball game at 5
MC was pooped about the time that last game rolled around!
needless to say, they all slept really well last night!


Thursday, April 2, 2009


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I was just telling my husband that I have not blogged all week...he said YOU HAVE BLOGGED, just not on your own! Which I guess is the truth. I told him that I feel like such a bad blogger. I totally had all intentions of blogging (posting) at least once a day Monday - Friday but I am finding it hard to do. When I do have some free time, which is not often, I spend it all catching up on all of my favorite blogs that by the time I am done I do not have time to post on my own! It takes a lot of time to catch up on all of the blogs that I like to read daily...once I sit down to do it, before I know it a ton of time has just flown by.
Speaking of some of my favorite blogs:

Below are two of my favorite things about this week!
I got this checkbook cover from LAURIE ! THANKS AGAIN LAURIE!
She has tons of other really cute things, go check it out!



RECEIVED THIS SIGN BELOW IN THE MAIL! THANKS TO APRIL ! I LOVE IT!!! You should really check out her blog!

Can you read it?? It says MOTHERS OF LITTLE BOYS WORK FROM SON UP TILL SON DOWN. Aint that the truth!

Daddy finally got around to putting up the baby swing on our swing set, MC loves it!

Just wanted to show ya the new paci clip/holder I got, I think its cute!
This is MC's new favorite way to get around...he moves everywhere! As I type he is in another room and I am calling his name. This is how its gonna be when he starts crawling which has to be right around the corner BUT way worse! He will be into everything! I wont be able to let him roam. I was telling my husband, we are either gonna have to cage him in our living room with gates, my husband hates the gates being up, or MC will have some red hands and learn the word NO pretty fast! POOR BABY!
Ok, I better go now, this has taken me long enough. BOYS NEED FED AND BABY NEEDS HOLDING!