Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Hunter

I came across a picture today of my nephew Hunter on his first day of school in 2002. I thought it would be a good time to FINALLY put up his back to school pics from this year! First, here is the picture of him six years ago eating his McDonald's breakfast that Nanny brings every year on the first day of school.

NOW, here he is getting his locker ready for the first day of 7th grade!!
Hunter, I can't remember your friends name! 1,000 apologies!
Serious Jr. High students
Little sister of the sweetest little girls I know!
Detective Dad, Leigh, Hunter and Emma
Lookin' good!!!
Calling ahead for reservations at the "cool table" at lunch.
I can't believe that my Hunter is already in Jr. High. I can't wait to go to his FIRST FOOTBALL GAME! I only have a few days left to get my air horns and foam fingers ready so I better go! It seems like only yesterday we were listening to "Elmopalooza" and watching Blues Clues.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happiness is...

a clean house (basement included!), dinner in the crock pot, a husband home early, two kids playing well together, a light rain, a peaceful dinner and a pan of rice crispy treats!!! Life is GOOD!

Well, the dinner was mostly peaceful unless you count the 10 times that Brother Cohen yells "PRAY!!!" and tucks his little hands under his chin. The dude prays all the time! We were in Sam's a few months ago and I asked him if he wanted this pair of shorts. Of course I was just making small talk because I don't think he REALLY cares. Boy was I wrong! Apparently it was such a big decision that he had to pray on it. He tucked his hands and squeezed his eyes shut and just sat there. The lady standing next to me was on the verge of tears and said, "Well, I never! That is about the sweetest thing I've ever seen!" Have I ever told you how much I love that kid?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This is His world...I just work here.

Do you ever get the feeling that you are infinitely blessed? It's like Claire said just a few days ago, "My heart is all filled up!" That's how I am feeling today. Just plain old blessed! Maybe it's the fact that my kids were dressed and ready this morning BEFORE 9:00 which is when we are actually supposed to be at school. Maybe it's the fact that my sweet girl put on a pair of jeans this morning without complaining (the excitement there is three-fold). Maybe it's the fact that my upstairs (NOT downstairs) is in perfect order. Maybe it's my new beautiful bathroom upstairs that just makes me happy every time I walk by! Maybe it's the perfect cup of coffee I am enjoying in peace and quite while my children are making new friends, new crafts and new memories for just a few hours while I recharge. Maybe it's the thought of my insanely hot husband working so hard so that I can stay at home. Maybe it was the trip to Mama Jean's (the new organic market that recently opened on our side of town!) and the yummy snacks I got for the kiddos and the tea that I can't wait to try. Or, maybe it's just gas...who knows! What I do know is that NONE of this would be possible without the undying love of a Father in Heaven who knows me inside and out. A Father who loves me so much and has so much faith in me that he has given me this amazing husband, beautiful children and heart that is "all filled up." It's amazing.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Check out my little nugget!

In a tux! This was Coco and Grandma Connie at Uncle and Ashley's wedding. I wish I

had more pics of him but I was busy being a bridesmaid! So thanks Steph for snapping this one! LOVE IT!