Saturday, September 10, 2011

To blog again or not.......

Oh my word what am I doing??? Do i start this again?? I have been so inspired by so many blogs to begin again. Although, this time I think I will not only blog about my family but my thoughts as well. Does that make sence? Well i guess you will see as time goes on. This is a test blog to see if this is even still up and running.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Friday, November 28, 2008

I know, I know

Ok I know I know its been forever. In fact I am sure a lot of you have stopped checking. For those of you who haven't thanks and sorry I have let you down. I promise to be a little better and very soon a recap since the last time that I posted.
However, this post will be a little different. I have a lot of thoughts, emotions, concerns, and I thought writing them out will help me sort through them. This Thanksgiving has been a very emotional one for me. Tears of sadness, joy, hurt, and fear. So often something will happen in my life that is a big or major thing. Or at least until things are put into perspective.
Though things I go through are challenging I have faith that God is in control. He knows what's best even if its not our plan. Sometimes some of our biggest trials are our biggest lessons. I know this is stuff many of you know, but for me I need to be reminded of it because in the midst of it I am certainly not thinking of it.
Recently I have been overwhelmed with hurts of so many loved ones, friends and family. Hurts that are not simple fixes. There is nothing i can do to ease that pain for them. That's what hurts the most for me. When people I love hurt I feel it with them.
So as many of you know I am from back east, Pennsylvania to be exact. As the Holidays are here I am feeling very homesick. A feeling I am not used to. Don't get me wrong I love it here and as so thankful to have family two hours away and family right here in town with me. A lot of people don't even have that, I know. I think as I am getting a little, very little bit older I am realizing just how important family really is.
While feeling all of this pain and sadness, I am reminded of how blessed I am. Now don't get me wrong I've got junk, problems, and pain in my life as all of us do. I have a great husband who makes his family such an important priority. He loves us so much and for that I am overwhelmed with love and gratitude. I have healthy, fun, and challenging boys. Boys who keep me on my toes, who make me melt everyday. I could go on and on, I could also tell you I have some of my most challenging days with them. But that's my life and I would not trade it for anything. I have amazing family who loves us all and so thankful for my relationships with all of them. My friends, I am amazed at all the wonderful friends I have. Friends that would do anything for me, drop everything if I needed them. Not everyone can say that.
So this Thanksgiving, I want to thank you, thank you all for being part of my life. I pray for you all daily. I pray that whatever you go through you are able to find joy. I pray you have a relationship with the Lord, because there is no worldly thing or person that can give you a peace the way he can.

Thank you so much for letting me express my thoughts, even if they are all over the place.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

our special visitor

Our summer is coming to a close but before it did we had a visit from special guest. My mom, grandma, or as Carson called her Papa. My mom came out from Erie to spend some time with "us" meaning the boys. We had so much fun while she was here. We were able to do so much while she was with us. I introduced her to my favorite place to eat, Chipotle. Which she loved by the way and we had it three times while she was here :) We went to music in the park, we went to playland, and it was so hot my mom and I joined the boys in the water. We had a movie night with lots of food, candy, and more candy. We got the boys hair cut at their favorite place, went to jonhn's pizza, the movies, and swimming. That's not all we did, we were literally non-stop. Our wonderful friends Mike and Lisa got us all tickets to the ice cream zoofari. So Saturday evening my mom, the boys, Chris, me, Mike, and Lisa went to the zoo for ice cream and animals. After that my mom was sweet enough to keep the boys so we could go out with mike, Lisa, Jen and DJ. Thank you mom!!
The next morning we got up and were trying to decide what to do. We decided to get out of this heat. We went to the mountains, our first stop was in general grant. We had some lunch then headed out to see the trees. After that we continued on to Hume Lake. We went to a place called Sandy Cove to let the boys enjoy the lake.
Mom, we enjoyed having you so much and will miss you.
Here are some pics from our visit.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our new baby boy Sammy

Ok so here he is. I am so sorry for the delay. My computer has been acting up. Anyway, I am sure many of you thought it was a dog, but there were many who thought that I was pregnant. That was funny, I received many phone calls. Our family is done growing on that level. TY has been asking for a dog for as long as I can remember. As many of you Carson cried ALOT as a baby and Ty would continuously say " I told you to get a dog". So as all of us moms are I sacrificed and gave in.
He is a golden retriever. The first day we had him I think I called Chris and said he needs to go back. His cute little face has saved him a number if times. Overall he is a pretty good puppy. Not too hyper, still working on the house training. One of our favorite things about him is that he swims with us. He will jump off the rocks to us and swim over. he can't get back fast enough to do it again. I don't have pictures yet but I will.
The boys went outside to play with sammy( oh yeah I didn't tell you his name did I?) and it was a little backwards, see for your self.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Here we grow again :)

Well nothing is impossible! Our family is growing again!!! More details to come.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A great weekend

So my father in law says to us in Wednesday, "wanna go to the coast this weekend?" So Chris found us a room over in Monterrey,and my father in law treated us to weekend at the coast. For those if you who live back east its been 114 degrees and the air has been awful from the fires. So it was a real treat to get out of this heat. We have been spoiled this summer, my parents look us to LA and Disney as a treat and Chris' parents took us to the coast.
It was a really nice and relaxing weekend except Carson got sick Saturday night........all night, coming out of both ends. Sunday he was pretty mellow and we meaning Carson and I took a nap on the beach. It can't get anymore perfect of a nap then that. Here are some pictures from the weekend. Greg has some really good ones on his camera too, I will post them when I get them.