Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kings of the Rock

Paul takes the boys to the local park a lot.  They call this one the "Spider Web" park.  He emailed me this photo of them the other day.  This photo is deceptive.  It looks like they enjoy playing with each other.

Significant sayings:

Sean to Mommy:  Mommy, when I grow up I want to be a princess like you.
Christopher to everyone:  I love this.  It's my FRAVRIT!
Christopher to Pop:  When Jesus comes, everyone dies.
Sean to Mommy:  When I pee and poop, does it make you sooo happy?
Sean to Mommy:  When I'm 100, I'll be a Dad.  That's going to be soon.
Christopher to Sean:  Sean, you're a cooty-head.  (Sean cries)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bike Riding

The boys got bicycles from Santa this year.  So did Paul...

Paul took the boys for a quick ride up and down the street this past weekend.  They took to this quickly and love their bikes!
I took pictures. :-)

Monday, February 24, 2014


Paul has always been a great flower-giver.  It's his love language ;-)  He sent me so many flowers when we first started dating that I asked my friends if it was sweet or creepy....  They suggested I go with "sweet" until proven otherwise.  That was great advice :-)

While I don't have pictures of ALL the flowers Paul's given me, I do have a nice collection that I am sure will grow over my lifetime.

"JUST BECAUSE" July 14, 2011

"JUST BECAUSE" October 12, 2011

Our 5th Wedding Anniversary, December 9, 2011

Valentine's Day 2012

The day we found out I was going to miscarry, April 3, 2012

New beginnings, September 6, 2012

To sooth a bad day, November 11, 2012

My birthday, January 4th 2013

Mother's Day 2013 - From the boys (Paul didn't technically send this one, but it's my favorite!)

"JUST BECAUSE" September 19, 2013

Our 7th Wedding Anniversary, December 9, 2013

My Birthday January 4, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Isn't he the sweetest?

Random Cuteness

I haven't written anything in forever... so here is random cuteness for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Daddy's Helper

While Sean was fighting evil at Didi's house this morning, Christopher was helping Daddy banish the dirt on mommy's car.

He's such a good helper!!!

The Beautiful Sean Super Hero

Here he comes to save the day!

Mom gave Sean and Christopher these outfits months ago.  They didn't have much interest in it them. However, Sean rediscovered it this morning while spending time at DiDi's house.  He wore it all morning.  When he came home he took all his clothes off, as he always does, and put on the super hero outfit again.

He declared himself The Beautiful Sean Super Hero who is going to "kill all the bad guys".  Chris got to be the bad guy.

Isn't he just the cutest nearly naked Super Hero ever???

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Treasure

Treasure was my Siamese cat for 16 years.  I still miss him horribly.  He and I had many conversations about life... whatnot.  He was my best friend.  As he got older he started to have gum problems and started to lose his teeth.  His breath could knock you out.  We slept together under the covers.  I called him my stinky man.  If I was sitting down, he was in my lap.  If I was standing, he complained.  Sometimes I'd wake up at night and find him just LOOKING at me.  Some might find that creepy.  I felt reassured.  Few things have been as painful as loosing him.  The hole in my heart has been mended by having my boys but I still miss him. 

I wanted to post this picture of him in memory
Also, I look awesome with red hair.

Say Cheese!

I'm pretty sure my kids get their humor from me.
What happens when we ask the kids to smile for the camera?  THIS:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How I Met Your Father

Hey kids,
Back in January 2006 your dad sent me an email.  He was browsing on some dating website that no one your age has probably ever heard of and he found an old profile of mine.  I hadn't been active on the website for a while and I think it took me a couple of weeks to even see your dad's first message.  We only had email back in the day.  Not sure what you're using now.  Probably telepathy.  Anyway, I was tired of dating.  Men in my time were having an identity crisis.  Did they open the door for me?  Did they leave me to my own devises?  Did they pay for dinner or would that insult me?  It got old.
I almost deleted his message without ever reading it, but on a whim decided to see what it said.  The very first sentence was a challenge.  "Our age difference might be too great for you, but.." and that's all I think I read.  I got insulted.  He didn't know me.  How dare he presume that he was too old for me!!  So I sent him a very nice response with my best pictures attached.  He was going to be VERY sorry! :-)  Never mind that my last date was 8 years younger than me.  Yeah.  Your mom was a cougar.
We agreed to meet at a Starbucks.  Back in the day it was still kind of embarrassing to say you met online, so we told everyone (at first) that's where we met for the first time.. and it was true.  I got there early so I could get a place to sit and read a book.  I wanted to look smart.  I don't know how smart I really looked sitting there reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  He walked in the door and he looked just like Paul Newman (Google him).  He had the prettiest blue eyes I'd ever seen.  You both got his eyes.  Look out girls!
The rest, they say, is history.  We only dated for a couple of months before your father fell hopelessly in love with me and begged me to marry him.  I eventually said yes.  We were married December 9th, 2006.  
That's my story.  Your father might have a different one :-)

Sweet Berry Farms 2013

This past weekend was "Chris's turn" to go with me down to Austin to see Alice.  He had been asking me non-stop for weeks when were we going!  Aunt CiCi and Uncle Larry had planned a nice outing Saturday to go to Sweet Berry Farm for the day.  They like to go right before Halloween because Alice can stuff a scarecrow and use it with her Halloween decorations.  This year she has a scary tombstone, lots of spider webs on the bushes and Frankenstein lashed to a tree so he can't get away.   Chris was VERY impressed.

The first thing Alice and Chris rode was the barrel ride.  Chris was so excited!  When it was their turn, he bolted through the gate and ran right to the orange barrel behind the tractor.  Alice, got the blue one directly behind it.  Basically the tractor goes pretty slow in a winding pattern around these pink barrel pigs, but the kids loved it.  When it was over, Chris said in his loudest outdoor voice, "CAPTAIN, WHAT IS THAT SMELL?"  I had to get the man driving the tractor's attention to let him know that my beautiful, smart son was talking to him :-)  He simply said, "Son, that's FARM smell!", and shook Chris's hand.  Chris was so proud!

We had a horse ride and fed the goats.
Got some sweet face painting.
Chris is admiring his in the mirror.

We went through the 'maize'.  (Get it??)  Alice was our leader.  She found the bell at the center and then found our way out!
We had a hay ride through Scarecrow Island.
Alice made her yearly scarecrow.
And then we had ice cream amongst the pumpkins.
It was a very fun day!  Thanks Aunt CiCi and Uncle Larry!