Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's been a while

It has been a while since I last posted. After halloween my life was busier than (as one of my friends put it) "a one winged bumble bee." Most of you know that, but I thought I would just reiterate that fact. However, I have a little bit of a break left before getting back to the grind of things so i thought I would post some pics.

My darling first born turned nine back on December 7th....more like 9 going on 19

My mom, dad, and yougest sister Terri came to visit for Thanksgiving. We had a great visit!

We went to Tennessee for Christmas. Here are some pics of Mike's family:

Yep...He is going to be a heart breaker

I am hoping to keep the blogging up.... wishful thinking of course! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a great day at our 2nd annual trunk or treat. The kids had a blast! Elijah dressed up as something from the pirates of the carribean. Abigail was a cheerleader thanks to an awesome friend who let her borrow last year's middle school cheerleader uniform. Izzie was given two great costumes so she went as two different characters. The first thing she went as was a cheerleader from UT the one and only volunteers! She was adorable. As the sun went down, she changed into her cutie pie elmo costume! She had so much fun and ate way more suckers than I care to admit. The church had about 550 kids come through the parking lot and get candy and chili dogs. Everyone had a great time. Check out the pics below:

Abby and Izzie cheerleaders in the making little pirate

I asked mike after looking at abby in her cheer costume "Have you seen the future yet?" He looked right at me and said "NO!" He so does not want her to be a cheerleader. :) we shall see.



costume two

carving pumpkins

yep she was DONE

Friday, October 30, 2009

so much to do, so little time

Oh my goodness! I have never had so much to do in my entire life. I love school, I really do. However, this is killing me. I have an awesome husband who helps me tremendously, but there is still too much to do. I hardly see my family anymore. I am always doing something on the computer for school even when I am home. My poor izzie probably thinks she does not have a momma! But I know I will survive! At least until next semester. December can not get here soon enough.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Ok, i have posted quite a bit on abigail so this post is all about Elijah. The other day we received report cards for the end of the year on the kids. Eljah's came with an extra surprise. The teacher included his last story he wrote for first grade. I will type it just exactly the way he wrote it.

My dad and mom fell in mud.
My mom and dad got up and said
son you are grounded for 16 hours.
I snuck out. They never noticed fifteen hours later thay camein
and notced I got in trouble.

At the end of the story he drew a picture of a little boy crying, and a dad with a bubble coming out of his mouth with the word grounded inside. I laughed so hard I cried. He has a huge imagination. maybe one day he will be a writer.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I really do not think i can take much more. We have been going non-stop for weeks now. I am not really complaining just letting you know where I am coming from. This past week was no exception. Thursday night Abigail had a game at one ball park while Elijah had a tournament at another ball park. Abigail scored 3 homeruns during that game. She was killing the ball that day! It was awesome. Elijah's team won their game which meant that we were going to have to play at least two games on saturday. Friday night Abigail had a game and scored 1 homerun and 1 double. Saturday we had to be at the ball field at 8:30am and did not leave until 4 pm.Those t-ballers played 4 games. It was 90 plus degrees and very humid. They were wiped. We had two graduation parties to attend inbetween all of this, not counting mothers day on sunday. The kids got to take some time off on Sunday and swim at a friends house. They are so tired, and poor isabella has kept right up there with them. She was too cute! They all look like they have been at the beach for a week. All except me, I am still so white. :) oh well. summer is just days away for us!! can not wait.

Monday, April 20, 2009


We had a fabulous time at the Audobon Zoo in New Orleans on Saturday. This was Isabella's first time to go. She would "oohhh" and "ahhhh" over all of the animals. Abigail and Elijah really like going. They even got to pet some snakes. The best show at the zoo is the sea lion exhibit. We got to meet a sea lion named lillie. She was so adorable. enjoy the pics.

kids petting the snake. just in case you were wondering...i was not THAT close. love the zoom feature on cameras. creepy!

The sea lions were amazing!

The Primates were lounging around

my little cutie pie

I could have sworn he was posing for us:

Notice the white alligator behind her?

Kids having fun:

we had a great day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

School Play

The kids had their annual school play on Friday. It was a coybow theme so the kids had to dress as cowboys, and cowgirls. Elijah and Abigail both had speaking parts. They both spoke beautifully! :) Here are a few pics of the kids. The play was approximately 30 mins long..and since I have a second grader and first grader...I got to watch the same show twice....(yea me). Elijah (a.k.a. my little ham) decided that as they were closing the curtains for the first act, he would take a bow. Yeah..his shyness is really wearing off. hahaha

Elijah's pics are not as clear as abigails...mike took those shots. :)

My little cowgirl..she is getting so tall!

The three amigos...

My little ham..