Tuesday, June 29, 2010

So last night I snuck out to Target for a little shopping trip alone. Through her tears, I promised Josie a pink pack of gum when I returned. She fell asleep before I got home and this morning she got to have piece and decided to share...
Josie: "Mom, you want a piece of my gum?"
Mom: "Sure, I'll have a piece...mmm...it's very yummy!"
Josie: "Yes, it's very very yummy! It's very very pink! It's very very mine!"

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Remember the "no more diapers thing"? Well, Josie changed her mind and is wearing them once again...not quite ready yet:) She continues to grow in so many ways...she has turned into a sponge and is quickly soaking up all kinds of information, lately letters and numbers! She loves Barney (thanks to her Dad's influence), books, and singing. We've been going to the library, and she really enjoys that. It's hard to get her to leave without every single Barney item they have!

She also LOVES her kitties. The other day they snuck out into the garage when we were bringing in groceries. She was so afraid they were going to run away (even though I quickly shut the overhead door and they weren't going anywhere). She started crying and said very loudly, "I NEED MINE KITTIES!" Needless to say she was very relieved when they were in the house once again! Here is a picture of her giving her kitties a treat:)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Kaden is doing great in 4th grade! He's loves spending time outside doing just about anything, and is big into reading lately. He also loves drawing and any kind of art. He recently started painting a Packers logo on a canvas to hang in his room! Like all the other kids, he is growing like a weed, and is outgrowing all of his clothes!

Kaden was glad to get his braces off a couple months ago and now just needs a retainer at night. After getting his green belt, Kaden has decided to take a break from his Taekwondo for a while at least. He is such a sweet big brother, you should see him with his little sister:) He has the patience of a saint with Josie (and no one but her!)

Here he is before crazy hair day at school with Kristen (from next door). Notice the handsome metal free smile!


Brendyn is changing and growing in leaps and bounds! He is working hard in 5th grade and is proud to have improved in many areas. He spent some extra time at our house over his spring break and was a big help, always asking me what he could do to help.

He loves playing with Kaden...and while sometimes they fight like brothers, for the most part they can't wait to spend time together. They love playing their video games together, making a fort out of their bunk beds, and making tracks with sidewalk chalk to ride scooters on. Brendyn also sometimes gets to have an air soft war (air soft guns are like bb guns with much lighter bb's) with Jordan, which he loves!

It sure is a different story than it was a few years ago. It's amazing to watch him maturing and becoming more and more responsible.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Taylor also just turned 14 last week! She is happy to have contact lenses now too and loves her new look:) For her birthday she got to go to the Trace Adkins concert and had a blast. She is a typical teen and loves music and texting her friends, you should see how fast she is at it!

Taylor is a smart, sweet, laid back girl who loves life and is easy to please. I remember dancing with her at a wedding when I first met her dad...she was just 9 years old then. We use to talk about little girl stuff like toys and dolls, now she likes to talk about make up and boys! It is a joy watching her growing up.

catching up...Jordan

So it's been a while since I blogged, so I think we'll do the catching up thing one person at a time, and I'll start with Jordan...

Jordan turned 14 last month, and he is now as tall as me! I knew it would happen, but still, sometimes I just stare at him and wonder where the years have gone. He recently got contacts and loves them. He only wears his glasses when he has to. He continues to get straight A's in school and has every intention of keeping it up as he starts high school next year.

He is a very good kid who, of course, loves spending time with his friends. Lately, air soft wars with the guys has been the thing to do. And he is still into video games. This week is spring break and he will be spending a few days with his Grandpa and cousins up at the "shack" and he can't wait! He is looking forward to getting a new cell phone and is working on saving up the money for it. He has recently informed me he wants to get a job this summer and already has all kinds of plans for his income. He's not sure what he's going to do exactly, he might work with his Dad, he might look into being a caddy...I'm sure he will figure it out:)

I am so proud of Jordan, he is making it so easy to be the mother of a teenager. He is so responsible and never makes me worry. I'm not even nervous about the years to come, not with him. Here he is on his birthday with his cousin, Bella.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

photo tag

The Rules:
1) Open your first photo folder
2) Scroll down to the 10th picture in your folder (if you don’t have 10 pictures, go to the next folder that does)
3) Post that photo and tell your story behind the photo
4) Tag 5 friends to do the same

I think you all know the story behind the picture:) But the reason it's still on my computer in the first folder is because I still haven't printed out any of our wedding pictures! I know, pretty bad...but it's on my list if that means anything!

Amy S, Ashley P, Sterling A, your it!