Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kendall's new song...

I heard Kendall singing a song and couldn't believe what I was hearing!

"Jesus, you're a monkey, Jesus, you're a monkey..." over and over again.

I asked her if she was really saying that and she confirmed that she was in fact calling our Savior a monkey.

Brooklynn then came up and explained that Kendall was trying to sing, "Jesus, you are my king, Jesus, you are my king."

That makes so much more sense!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Last night was my 10 year high school reunion. It was so much fun!! We met at the Warehouse restaurant downtown Colorado Springs to have dinner and were there for 5 hours. Everyone was talking and it wasn't awkward at all... I was a little nervous about that before hand. It was fun to see where everyone has been in the last 10 years and how they all have changed. Here are some pictures of the night...
Me and my hubby!!

Katie, Sarah, Andrea, Kris and me... good friends from high school. I still keep in touch with these girls.

Andrea, me, Kris, Amber, Sarah

Kris, Andrea, me

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. We are planning to get together on Saturday since that is my birthday to celebrate together. Yes, I was her amazing birthday gift so many years ago!!
Anyway, Mom, I hope you have a great day today. I love you.

hair cuts

We decided to get Brooklynn's hair cut. This was her first hair cut in all her life!! She looks so cute and I think she aged a couple years because of it! I love it!
We did also get a trim on Kendall's hair but you cannot even tell at all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

heavy heart...

You know those times when you feel the Lord is trying to lead you in some direction, but you aren't sure of it? That's where I am right now. There are no words... I struggle with knowing if it is truly God talking to my heart or me feeling certain things and thinking certain thoughts just because of influences in my life. I don't know if any of this is making sense... my heart is just heavy, feeling lead in a direction... a little confused... a little scared... a little excited... a little of everything.

Don't you wish God would just write his directions on the wall, or let a little book fall out of heaven that has step by step directions for your life... oh wait, he kind-of already did that. I guess I need to spend a little more time there! But you know what I mean, something that would make everything so clear, you wouldn't have to even think... I guess that would build no faith. It would just be easier though.

"Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. " James 1:2-5

So I guess my faith is being tested, I should be thankful for the perseverance that I am gaining. That is so much easier said than done...

Again, don't know that any of this makes any sense, I just had to get a little off my chest.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Our new niece!!

Jay sister had her baby early this morning. They named her Addyson Mae. We are so excited for them especially as this is their first and they tried so hard to get pregnant. She was 8 lbs 12 oz. and 20 in. long. We love you already Addyson and can't wait to meet you!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Brooklynn's first day of school...

Today was Brooklynn's first day of preschool. She will be going three days a week. She was very excited about it and had a great time. She is extremely shy, and last year she barely even spoke to her teacher the whole year, so this year I asked her to make an effort to talk to her teacher and she said she did today! I was excited to hear that. I pray that she will make a good friend there. Here are a few pictures before her big day as well as some random ones from the day.

For those of you who don't know... Jay is addicted to video games... he is teaching his children young to have the same passion. They all have controllers in their laps!

Monday, September 1, 2008

I know....

ok, I know I am going a little crazy with the blogs right now, but I just got some pictures that my parents took from last weekend when they had the kids. They took them to the North Pole, which for those of you who don't know this, is an amusement park for kids. I remember my mom taking me there all the time growing up. I have many great memories there. They have little kiddy rides, but they also have rides for bigger kids. Brooklynn and Kendall loved all the rides! I was very impressed that they went on the big ones. They had so much fun and haven't stopped talking about it. Here are a few pictures:

yes, I copied this idea...

I read on a fellow blogger's site that she takes her kids out for a date and buys school supplies with them. I thought it was a great idea so... I copied it.
Brooklynn starts preschool tomorrow. This last Thursday was her open house at her school. She and I went to the open house and met her teacher and saw her classroom. She was very quiet and shy, but was very excited once we got back in the car and it was just me and her. We then went out for ice cream and then to Target to buy her supplies. It was very nice as we rarely have time for just us.

Happy birthday Kendall!!

I can't believe my little girl is three years old! Her birthday was on Thursday, but we pretended it was on Friday. Does that make us terrible parents?! We were planning a little party on Friday for her and felt that she wasn't really old enough to understand that "your birthday is today, but we are celebrating tomorrow, so you don't get cake, your favorite meal or presents until then..." We just thought it easier to lie! We are terrible!!
(sorry I couldn't figure out how to rotate it!)

She had a great time. My parents and my sister and her husband came over. We stayed home and kept it small, but she loved having all the attention on her. Earlier in the week I had told her that I would make whatever she wanted for dinner that night and she chose mac and cheese. That was it. So we had that and we grilled burgers as I thought mac and cheese may not be enough for the rest of us!

For those of you who know my children... it is impossible to find pants that fit. She got three pairs of jeans and none of them fit! I need to return them all. I hate dressing my kids in the winter!! She did get many other nice presents though.

We had an ice-cream cake at her request. It was really yummy!