Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Mood Adjustment

It has been very rainy here!  I want the sun to come back out.  I have been so busy, and I know I keep saying that I will blog more often.  I so want just doesn't happen.  I am settling into a new rythym of life that will change again come the end of May, so MAYBE then I will blog more!  Well..I do not feel like typing much tonight so I will just post a few pics and in an attempt to change my mood/energy level I need to take a look at some things I am thankful for:

The green grass that the rain has brought!  
The BEAUTIFUL flowers that are blooming in my flower beds.
The previous owner of my home who planted all of the flowers!
Great lunch visits with co-workers these past few weeks.
A fabulous co-teacher that keeps me grounded on crazy days.
The delish pork chops my dad made me for dinner.  There is just something about your parents home cookin' every once in a while!
The love I feel from my husband even when we are so busy that the only words we speak to each other in a day are :  "Good Bye Honey- Love you." and "Good Night Honey- Love you."
A nice night by an outdoor fire with an amazing long time friend.
Children who never let my life be boring.  

Yes...I do feel better already!

Our "We Inherited it With the House" cat- Kitty

Mr. Gannon- looking down at me from the fort.

Soccer Cuties!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Yes, I finally got a whole bunch of pictures loaded from my camera.
No, I am not going to show you all of them, just a lot!
Yes, Gannon really does like to have his picture taken.
No, I never get tired of taking pictures of my kids.
Yes, I love this fun yes/no way of posting.
No, I din't create it- thanks MckMama!
Yes, Gannon sat still for quite a while as I snapped thses pics.
No, that is not completely normal for him.

Yes, these are snow pics.
No, these are not that snowed in April!

Yes, the boys had a great time building a snowman.
No, I didn't go out and help them.

Yes, I should have gone outside with them.
No, I am not fond of cold weather.

Yes, this is a snow fort.
No, they couldn't all agree on that fact- Gannon swears it was a boat.

Yes, this is my new backyard.
No, I didn't have to get out in the weather to take this- thanks to my big covered patio!

Yes I have more pictures I want to post.
No, I can not take any more of the slow process of posting to blogger- more later!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

This post is going to be a catch up post since it has been so long since I have really posted.

I guess I need to go back to March. We closed on our new house on March 2. We got moved in and are still getting settled. I just got things hung on the walls about a week ago and still have more pictures, just haven't found the right space for them. We celebrated Brandon's birthday on March 5. His mom had ordered him a pizza from
Giordano's in Chicago. They shipped it partially cooked in dry ice. She used to live in Chicago and we always had to eat at Giordano's when we visited. It is the best pizza you have ever tasted and I can barely eat a whole piece- it is so filling. We had a snow the last weekend in March. We had three birthday parties to attend that weekend. We went ahead and went and it was good to get out of the house, but it was snowing so hard. It is really the first hard snow the boys have seen. They loved it. The boys and Brandon went out and built a snowman and a fort.

So far in April we have celebrated Gannon's 3rd birthday! I can not believe that my baby is 3. I am not sure that there will be any more babies for me, so his 3rd birthday makes me a little sad. We were to have his birthday party at Funtastic Island-the most amazing park I have ever seen, however as the weekend got closer it became apparent that we would have to come indoors for the party so it was at our house. I had lots of crafts for the kids, plenty of toys of course, pizza and cake and for the first time ever at one of my kids parties a pinata! There were 40 people here. It was fun and Gannon had a blast! Tomorrow morning it is off to soccer, then to the
Easter Egg Drop at the park down the road from our house. Sunday we will celebrate Easter by going to church in the morning and spending the rest of the day with my parents.

That is pretty much it. I have to be better about keeping up. I will update this post later with pictures when I get them uploaded to my computer!

OH MY- I almost forgot. I am sooooo excited and can't believe I forgot about this. I was recently offered a new position as Assistant Preschool Director at FBCO. I will begin training week after next and I can't wait. I will give more details later- but I will still be able to work part time, the boys will be able to still go to preschool where they are at now and I couldn't be happier for this change!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Am Still Here!

It has been entirely too long since I posted. The last two weeks of February we spent packing like crazy and then we closed on the house March 2. It has been a whirlwind since then. I regret that I have not posted because I intend for this blog to be a record of our lives- I do not scrapbook. Anyways, I will be blogging again very soon, and I may even go back and do some posting of dates that have already passed. ALOT of exciting things have happened I need to blog about. For now though I would like to pass this on to those of you who read my blog. I have been following this blog for a while and am continually amazed by this mom's strength. Check it out and please say a prayer for this precious baby boy. Also, if you feel the need pass this on to others as well!

Prayers for Stellan