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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


My boys are getting so big now and are cheering me on at my 10k!

Friday, October 12, 2012


I am blessed.  I have a wonderful husband, and two precious boys.  God thank you for saving me and claiming me as yours.  Your daughter, your child.  You have never let me go, and have kept me in the palm of your hand.  Though the storms come and we walk through the desert, we are never alone and you do lead us to the promised land, to a place of blessing, and rest and peace.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

38 month 18 month update

I wanted to make sure I got an update in cause Eli has been doing so many things!  He is saying so many words now.  It's easy to know what he wants most of the time, and then to tell him what to do.  His new this is when he wakes up to say, "Momma where are you?"  He doesn't say it 100% clear, but you know what he's saying.  It's so cute.  We have been enjoying our time together on the mornings Kyle goes to school.  He is different when Kyle's not around.  No one to compete with for attention I guess.  They are also playing together so much more.  They spent all afternoon the other day just playing with the buckets and sand and water on the back porch.  There were only a couple squabbles I had to deal with, LOL.

Kyle is fun to have conversations with too.  I asked him if he needed to go to the bathroom and he said, "no, but thank you for asking."  He says he doesn't want to go to preschool but he always has fun and I can see how his language and development has grown just in the few weeks he's been going.  It was definitely a good thing to do.  I am loving having two other people to help us teach him respect, self-control, and obedience.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Kyle I can't believe what a big boy you are getting to be. This week you started preschool.  I was more emotional about it than I expected.  You did MDO last year, but this is different.  You are going two mornings a week and you are so excited every day I tell you it's preschool day.  You have a new backpack and lunch box, and we had a special list of school supplies we had to buy.  We are so blessed to be able to send you to such a great preschool.  You were on the waiting list and got in just before it started!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

16 Months

Eli is almost 1 1/2.  How crazy is that?  He has such a cute, loving personality.  I just kiss his sweet little cheeks all the time.  As if you can't tell from the pictures, this kid loves to eat!  He is 24lbs; Kyle weighed that at 2 year old. LOL  Him and Kyle share most clothes, it's funny.  He is saying more words too.  His new one is "ack" which I think means "out", but Kyle says he is saying "truck".  It's funny when Kyle tries to interpret what he's saying and repeats his jabbering.  Eli loves to go in Kyle's room and wake him up and give him kisses.  It's adorable.

How cute are these shoes??
My snuggle buggle
Brothers....I love it!

Kyle's 3rd Birthday

We had such a fun time celebrating Kyle's 3rd birthday last weekend.  We took him to our local amusement park Friday; the same one that I used to go to when I was little.  He had a blast and loved the train ride especially.  Then Saturday we had a dump truck themed birthday party.  It was a pool party and he loved it.  

Kyle is 32 lb and 38.25" tall.  He is so smart.  He can sing the ABC song, count to 20, and knows all his shapes, colors, and is learning his color combinations (i.e. blue and red make purple).  He loves trains, painting, and riding his bike.  The hilight of his birthday was the drum set we bought him.  He LOVES drums and was so excited. He talks all the time and from what I'm told he's advanced in language for his age.  He is hopefully starting preschool this fall and doing tennis lessons.  He's very active and still hates naps...LOL


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

35 months and 15 months

The boys are starting to play and interact alot more.  I"ve been asking them to hold hands when we cross the street and Kyle really likes to hold Eli's hand and make him mind.  Eli thinks we are playing Ring Around the Rosie (his favorite game other than patty cake and ride the horsie).  We had VBS this last week.  It made me realize alot about Kyle.  He is very busy but has trouble listening and obeying his teachers.  I've decided he is alot like me and likes to test things to see what happens and also needs strong leaders over him.  He will respect and look up to strong leaders, but weak ones he walks all over.  I am the same way.  I had a preschool teacher who everyone thought was mean, but I loved her!
Also Kyle has stopped laying down to take naps with me so we have moved to Rest Time.  It has been better for our relationship and I've thankfully not been too tired not getting in my afternoon nap.  Kyle is still tired but seems to be adjusting.  This is no surprise since he's hated naps since he was born...LOL
He is very excited for his birthday next month.  We are having a Dump Truck birthday and I told him he could pick out a balloon at party city and he's so excited for that.  I love birthday parties!

Eli is talking up a storm.  He has decided that signing is good too.  He says/signs more, all done, thank you, please, sleep. and signs yes.  He says, Momma, Daddy, Bye Bye, hello, poo poo, blankie, binky, Gi Gi, Auntie, cracker, na na and more I'm probably forgetting.  He is cutting all four molars which has been no fun.  He loved the music at VBS and loves to dance on stage and be the center of attention.  He has quite the ornery streak in him too, but obeys when I ask him to do things most times.  He's so cute when I ask him to throw away something he's so proud of himself when he goes and does it.  He is quite the little helper around the house.