Monday, February 06, 2012


This is what happens when Mom get's to go out for dinner, alone, with her girlfriends....the boys get really fun treats.  Cracker Barrel always has amazing candy.  These suckers seemed like a good idea at the time, but in retrospect, they may have been a little large. The boys didn't seem to mind though.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Surprise at Franklin

I went to the kids school today with the intentions of registering Jesse for kindergarden.
When I walked in the door, I was greeted by the secretary with, "Oh, here she is."
 I thought they needed me for some FPO stuff, but then I was escorted back to the nurses office.
 Rail had fallen at recess and split open his chin.
They were just getting ready to call me when I walked in.
 It was a pretty good sized gash.

Rail leaving the nurses office

We took his to Carden Children's hospital where they fixed him up good.  
A good friend of mine is a head nurse there so she called ahead and told them to treat us good.  
They were all so nice.  
They ended up stitching up the inside of the cut and glued the outside.  
It turned out he had two lacerations. 
The second one was small enough that they just glued it

The lovely lacerations before stitches.

                                                                       Rail had to sit and wait after they applied some numbing gel.


                                                                    The lacerations after stitches.   He was so brave.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ledger's baby blessing

A little late in posting this, but here is a pic from baby Ledge's blessing. I can't believe we have been married long enough to have all these kids. Coming up on 7 yrs next month. Time flies when you are having fun!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I saw it. It's official.

A few months ago, Cory and I decided we were ready to get pregnant again. I was ready to have my little girl, the one I had been telling everyone on the planet I was going to have after I had my 3 boys. So, this winter I got pregnant and we all waited for the all important question to be answered, girl or boy?????

Last month, when I went into my dr. appt, he did an ultrasound because I was measuring bigger than normal for 14 weeks. He wanted to make sure that there were not twins. (Luckily, there was only one baby). During the ultrasound, he checked to see if he could tell the gender. He pointed to some strange looking shape and said, "If I had to put money on it, I would say it is a boy." Needless to say, I was shocked. He could tell my disbelief, so I think, in an effort to appease me, he backstepped a little and said, "Well, it's still kinda early to tell. We can check again next month." Needless to say, this was a VERY long month. Since I did not see a weiner on the ultrasound, I still held out hope, even though my stomach was beginning to grow straight out, like it did with my other boys. I even had friends send positive girl vibes my way. So, I went in last week and got the second ultrasound. And boom, sticking out there for all to see was the WEINER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, it is official, we are having another boy. But I am excited because that will give Jesse a buddy. Case and Rail are so close and while they are good to include Jesse, I think as they get older, Jesse and this new baby can pal around.

So now that we know it's a boy, the difficult part of coming up with a name begins. That is always the worst part to me. Cory pretty much ends up picking the name. I am due September 1st, on my mom's birthday. So that is kinda cool. Anyway, I just thought we would make the official announcement.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


We have been dying to begin remodeling our house, since we have been here 3 years already. We decided the best place to start would be to turn our garage into something useful, since all it was doing was collecting junk. So we decided to turn it into a playroom. I am sure the neighbors are so grateful we finally tore down our broken garage door.

This weekend, we started laying the tile. The boys were really excited to help, so daddy taught Case how to spread the.... mortar??? (for the life of me, I can't think of what it is called.)

Case did a really good job, but it is pretty hard work for a little guy.
They were so excited with everything their daddy did in the garage. Watching him mix the mortar and water with the electric mixer was just mezmerizing (as you can tell). Anytime daddy uses an electrical tool, the boys drool all over it like a dog.They thoroughly enjoyed riding their scooters on the bare concrete. Even Jesse got in on the fun.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Drastic changes

Life has changed drastically for us this past week, so if you don't hear much from me, please understand. I started watching one of our friend's children. They had to leave their current nanny and were in desperate need of someone to take their kids, so Cory and I happily accepted. They are sweet sweet kids. There is a girl who is 3 1/2 and a boy who is 1. My kids love them. So now, I am the mother of 5 during the weekdays. It works out well because they entertain eachother. So, that being said, please be patient with my lack of communication.