Friday, August 17, 2007

Dress up time

My daughter loves to dress up. It doesn't matter if it is dresses, fireman hats, superheroes or her brothers shoes and clothes. At Christmas last year she got some princess gowns to add to her collection and tried to get myself and my mother to put them was a trial to tell her we would not fit in them. But we had to take a picture with them "on". She is so funny, those clothes are constantly on her or on the floor in the living room. She even tried to get her brother McKean to try one on. That would have been a great pic to post!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Other family?

Yes I have other family members...but they like to avoid the camera...resistence is futile!

Summer Fun

My kids are goobers, that's why I love them so much. This summer has been crazy! We weren't looking for a new house, but fell into one that we couldn't pass up. So for the past month we have been moving and trying to get settled, infact we just got our internet back in order 2 days ago. Hopefully this means I will be more deligent about blogging on a more regular basis.

I think the summer just flew off like a jet plane. The younger two, Sarah and McKean, got to spend a lot of time with their Grammy and Papa. Bible school and birthday parties and just having a blast, especially once the rain decided to taper off. Now it's bike rides and games in the early evening. Micheal and Connor got to go to scout camp...and tried not to drown. Everything they owned was wet the entire week, but they had fun anyway. Mike also went to wrestling camp at OSU. Now we are all back in the swing of school!

I don't know, in a perfect world we would only have to work when our kids were in school. Be home when they got home(both parents), out for vacation...even summer. That would be cool. Then we could do tons of stuff know all those things you wish you could do, but never seem to be able to schedule the time to do. I guess this way we can get excited about special things that we do get to do together. Good luck to all that start school, have a great year!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

It is amazing how strong in spirit children are. In the new picture with McKean at football practice he is tackling a bigger kid. This was 3 years ago, he was 6 and weighed a whoppin' 41 pounds. Most of the boys on his team were about 60-120 pounds. Every practice he was excited to go. During almost every practice he cried and thought about quiting, but after every practice he was pumped up and ready to come back and play the next day. He got an award for being "the heart of the team...the most resilient". Every time I get down about work or things I have to do I remember how hard he worked and tried to be the best he could at every practice, even though it hurt...a lot, and I realize that the spirit of that little boy at age 6 could carry us all ten fold. All of our children have been the inspiration that keeps me striving to be the best person I can be.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

And so it begins...

First post, first blogging experience ever. I am excited to get this thing started! Jamie