Monday, April 27, 2009

The most important blessings in the past 2 weeks...

My brother Joe is holding his son Corbin Neil...Corbin was born on April 10, 2009

Joe's wife Casey holding Corbin and Elizabeth (Liz will be 3 this fall)

Elizabeth and Corbin

My sister Amanda holding Alexa Lee......Alexa was born April 24, 2009
Jordan is holding their son Jack who was born on my birthday (Jack will be 3 in August)....a special bond we have! Also Rachel was born on Jordan's birthday...... so it is kind of fun celebrating birthdays.

Another pic of Alexa....

Okay if you have not figured it out, that is 2 babies in 2 weeks. How cool is that! Wish I could love and squeeze on them, but one is in Utah and the other is in will have to do!

Happenings over the past few weeks...

Rachel and Haley each picked out a plant to put in a pot on the front porch!

My new gazebo frame that Chris and the girls surprised me with...we will put the top on after the winds quit for the season!

Our tomato and pepper plants....we are trying the pot gardens this year!

Rachel had Girl Scout recognition Sunday (Rachel is second from the left)....they have learned a lot and have earned a lot of patches, if only I would find time to get Rachel's patches sewn on:)

Haley took a very RARE nap Saturday afternoon (that would be a 3 hour nap)...Rachel came out to the garage and said Haley was asleep.....I did not believe her and checked for myself......low and behold she was asleep...she was a tired little girl!

Haley had Kindergarten Round-Up this past week and they got to take a bus ride around Queen City.....when she got home her dad asked her what she got to do and she said "We went to Kansas City and then went to the play park." We had to laugh at that as Kansas City is 3 hours away....we drive through Kansas City to get to Aunt Pam's so that is why/where she knew of Kansas City. Haley is so excited to start school. We are down to 4 weeks away for summer school to start.....the girls are ready, but me I am going to have a hard time with getting adjusted to not stopping at 1 o'clock and picking someone up from daycare.......

Chris and I have adventured into doing lettering on shirts and hats. We are limited to what we can do for now, but will be adding onto our business as we go. Here are some of the teams shirts we are working on. Notice Chris's other project in the background.......yes his race car. He has not had much time to work on it and he really wants to race this summer, but ball season is taking out of that.......he will just have to race in between games!

Rachel and Haley in their Easter dresses. I snapped these pics after did Chris and I get such beautiful girls......they just make my heart melt!

Rachel and Haley with their baskets that the Easter Bunny left them....

Here are the kids getting ready to find eggs! From left to right are Zachary who will be 3 the end of May (Kathy's son), Haley who is 5 and Rachel who is 8 (mine), Luke, Taylor will be 2 in August and Abbi will be 4 in November (Julia's husband and 2 daughters) and Samantha will be 6 in June (Kathy's daughter).

I love the bunny ears. I found them last year and the girls thought they were awesome, so they put them on for this year.

We had a wonderful weekend. Kathy and Julia came to help with the shirts on Saturday. Sunday we put up the gazebo frame, went to Rachel's Girl Scout recognition and then bought plants/flowers. I did not get any pics of the girls helping plant, but I really do think the had fun. I am excited to see how our pot garden works, but at least we can have some fresh veggies of our own. My dad has a garden and Chris's parents have a garden so we will busy helping them....but it will be rewarding to eat the fresh food. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do you ever feel like....

You are sinking and cannot find your way back up! I have been the biggest crab to my family and I cannot make myself stop! I do not know what it is that has triggered this, but I have got to figure it out. I crab at my kids for nothing, I crab at my husband well just because and I cannot get this feeling of me not spending enough time with my family! I crab at Rachel with homework. I crab at Haley because she cannot do this or that. I feel like I am being pulled this way and that way and I do not know which way I am going.

I realize we have a lot going on right now, but my work is not helping at all. Today as of 9 p.m. I have only worked 2 hours. They keep telling us that they are going to lock down the system and we will have work, well I wish this would happen soon cuz no work is not paying the bills. I did take off and go to Kirksville and get some well needed groceries as my cupboards were empty. I had been scraping by with what I had and getting a few things at the local grocery store, but it was time to go. As always I had it in the back of my mind that I needed to get home and get the groceries put up and get Haley picked up by 1 p.m. as Chris was manning the shop by himself today!

I just need to figure out how to be not so grouchy, please someone tell me the magic that I need to get me turned around! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Do you know...

What bothers me? When you are sitting outside enjoying some sun and some warmth, listening/watching the kids play on the trampoline, and talking to my husband when all of the sudden you hear that familiar sound of a gun going off and then the pellet hitting the side of my neighbors building.......mind you this is all while the kids are playing outside. We think it was a pellet gun, because it was not loud enough for a regular gun. I immediately went through the neighbor's yard to see if I could see anyone outside playing around. It was eary as I did not see anyone. Chris was also looking too. We never did find/see anything, but mind you I will be asking my neighbors as I see them if their children have pellet guns! It scares the crap out of me knowing that one of the kids could have been in the wrong place at the wrong time and been hit with that pellet. This is why I dislike living in town, but I will not be moving soon so I have to deal with it......UGH!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What is God's plan for us?

We never know what God's plan is for us, but this blog is about God's plan that he had in store for this family. I personally do not know this family, just came across this blog, but it brings to light what part of God's plan was for this family....just thought I would share...