Monday, May 13, 2013

New Homeschool Family

Our family is beginning a new journey.  As of this weekend we have decided to homeschool our kids. Josh and I are beyond overwhelmed but after attending a homeschool conference this past weekend we know this is God's plan for our family. We are so excited to begin this journey!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Let's see if I still remember how to do this...

Truman - Spy vs. Spy, Ryan - Nerd, Nick - 13 and not sure what he wanted to be, Emily - Disco/70's Girl

This year we went trick or treating with Ryan's best friend Truman. They moved into a new house this past summer that is in a pretty big subdivision. This is a change from our normal tradition which has included in the past going to some houses in the country, some in town and maybe a small subdivision. Traditions have been hard since my mom passed away because she was such a huge part of every tradition we have. The kids have pointed out numerous times that we were very lucky to have had such great times with her and that we need to look back on that and be grateful (amazing how much wisdom they have). Anyway, the big subdivision thing paid off. The boys weighed their bags when we got home and they each have a little over 10lbs. of candy! I'm a little mortified but they are loving it.

This dress was actually my grandma's. I found it in a pile of clothes that she had brought to our garage sale to sell a few years ago. I thought it was cool so I set it aside. Emily saw it in a box awhile back and decided she wanted to wear it. We planned on surprising my grandma but sadly she passed away a few weeks ago. I was able to tell her about it and she got a good laugh out of it. I'm going to try and find a picture of her in it and will post it if I do. I did have to shorten it quite a bit :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Life is slowly getting back to normal at our house. Nothing feels "normal" yet but things have been going on since February that have been life altering. Most of it I am not quite ready to share but I hope that someday I will be. The kids seem to be adjusting well to life without Grandma which I have to admit was a little weird to me at first. I didn't want them to be sad but I didn't understand when they seemed to move on with life so quickly. Then at dinnertime I would listen to them pray and ask God to help them not be sad. I realized that because of their child like faith they are ok with things. They know where Grandma is and they have complete confidence that they will see her again. I can't begin to describe how alone I feel at times. I heard someone say awhile back that when you lose your mom it truly feels like your an orphan. I couldn't agree more. I miss calling her just to talk. I miss just doing nothing with her. Even though I had a chance to tell her how much I loved her and how much she meant to me I still want a few more minutes to hold her hand and talk with her. But as my mom told me right before she died it will only be a minute until I see her again.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

July 15, 1945 - April 20, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Please Pray

My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer yesterday. This has come as a complete shock to all of us. We have been told that treatment would not likely help her. My heart is broken. If you could please pray for her and our family we would appreciate it.