Friday, May 28, 2010

Following The Rules!

In order to meet all requirements for the pre-screening of our movie premiere (must remain nameless), I was forced to make the event blog private. If you would like an invite to view the blog send me an email at

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Graduate!

Buddy graduated from Hand In Hand Christian Preschool tonight. I took plenty of pictures, but this was my favorite. Thanks to my old friend Kent for capturing the moment.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Olympiad II!

This is our second Olympiad. Mallory did well. I love watching her progress. She made the team again for next year, so we are excited about that. Jade performed with her class, too. She did a wonderful job, as well.

Funny Buddy!

Buddy says to Bob the other day as they're driving, "Dad, it looks like you're almost running out of hair." Ha ha ha! Clever boy.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


My sister, Kelly, and her husband, Jaime, just welcomed twins into the world. Chelsea and Chase! I was so fortunate to be able to visit the newbies in the hospital and then go to their house and see my niece, Maggie. I'm so proud of my sister and the mother she is.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Camping With Dad!

Bob took the boys up to Lake Moreno this weekend for an overnighter/campout while I was out of town with my girls. Here is a picture he sent me while I was away and missing my boys.

This picture reveals much about my boys in the morning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Life Spared...Or Toe!

Bobby has experienced a ton of close calls in his life. Here is one that happened just the other day.

We have to keep our knives up high and hidden for obvious reasons if you are a reader of this blog.

In order to get a knife you have to reach blindly into the upside down stool and take whichever knife you stumble upon first just by using touch.

Bob went in for a knife and one jumped out. This is how it landed.

Mother's Day Tea 2010

Mother's Day Tea is the biggest(and my favorite)event Hand In Hand does each year. Maverick had a meltdown when I asked him if he'd wear church clothes for me...You know, the mom on Mother's Day. Then I tried compromising and begging for at least a collared shirt. Needless to say, Dad had to intervene just to make the collar happen. I'm glad I didn't insist because as you can see his crew didn't really dress up for the occasion.

Pictured are some of his buddies with their moms.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Follow Up To Sayings!

I don't mind the sayings so much. What I was trying to say it that sometimes the sayings are used when actions should be used. Rather than telling me you have been there and done that when I complain about teaching and being sick, there could be an offer of any assistance. Maybe, when you see a mother struggling with her child in the hall at church or the isle of the grocery store, you could lend a hand rather than laugh and say, "Been there done that."

I have used these phrases. These were just some thoughts I was having. I'm trying to DO better. I did not mean to criticize.

P.S. I do not use seat covers.

Friday, May 7, 2010


There are so many little sayings that make me crazy. I will list some for starters.

"It's all good."

"It is what it is."

And finally, "Been there done that."

I find these little phrases annoying, and I've noticed my sixth graders use them so much, they have forgotten how to truly express themselves, but this is not the purpose of this post.

"Been there done that" means to me, "Yes, I've done that already, and because I suffered through it so must you." Rather than saying, "I'm sorry. Let me help you through that. I have experienced something similar, and I wish someone had been there to help me through it at the time."

If everyone walks around telling others "they've done their time," and "we all must pay our dues" what does that say about us as a society?

Yes, folks, chances are you have been there, and you have done it all. I'm not sharing my experiences with you, so you can put your stamp of approval on it. I'm probably sharing in hopes you can help me in some way.

Just thinkin' out loud. Well, I'm thinking and typing.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Sometimes, I stop by this spot when I have extra time on my hands.

Sometimes, I stop here when I'm feeling sorry for myself.

Sometimes, I visit this spot to remind me of my sweetest boy.

Sometimes, I visit this special place when I feel guilt knowing so much time has lapsed since my last visit.

Sometimes, I trek out with the kids to keep him real.

But for today, I had to go in order to reaffirm what is truly important in this life.

Thank you, Sweet T, for always teaching me. I love you for eternity.