Thursday, December 2, 2010

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

SNOW! I wasnt ready for this....not sure what I was thinking since we are in MI and it is December. Taking Mikah to school, I felt so nervous! Yes I've lived here all my life and have driven in snow so many times but I felt like I had to relearn it all over again. LOL Of course now we have to leave a little earlier so we have time to get all our winter gear on and take our time on the slippery roads. The kids as usual are thrilled to death and so anxious to get out and play in the snow! My goal is to post some new pics tonight....but for now I have to go pick the boys up from Boys and Girls back soon!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The season of thankfulness

Wow this year like so many before it has gone by so quickly! I remember thinking time to so long to get to turning 16 or turning 21 and then once I had kids its like time picked up speed and I see my life speeding by with me just trying to hang on! My kids are growing up so fast and though it can be stressful at times, I know I will miss these days where they actually like to be home and play with Mom. In a few years I'll be begging them to spend time with me so I'm trying to enjoy it now :) I am so jealous of all those faithful bloggers who keep us with their blogs and I would love to do that but I just dont see how they fit in time to be that faithful. I do know that its a great way to make a memory of things so I'm really trying to get better at it. Lately, I see everyone saying what things they are thankful at this time of year and I have to wonder why do we save all of our thanksgiving for this one season while the rest of the year we complain and are well lets face it, a lot of times ungrateful for what we are blessed to have. This year has been tough economically for us like it has been for so many others, but yet I'm constantly reminded how truly blessed we are and how precious life really is! My Grandpa Gras passed away a few weeks ago. He lived a long full life of 94 years and I'm so thankful that he is enjoying his retirement with Jesus. It really made me think about what kind of legacy I want to leave for my children and grandchildren. My Grandpa loved everyone and never said an unkind word. He was a man of integrity and love. He was truly Christ-like and I am thankful for the example he was to his children and grandchildren. I'm thankful for the time I shared with him and am more grateful for the example he left for us to follow!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My baby boy is 3 !!!!!!!!

Makes me sad that my lil guy is already three years went so fast!!! Almost makes me want to have another baby....almost :) Levi is so much like John its crazy! Probably the most like him out of all our kids. He is a musician at heart just like his daddy and can already follow a beat when he's on the drums. We are making good progress on the pottytraining but not all the way there! I havent pushed him as much as I did the other kids because he's my last baby :( I love my lil man so much!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


We have been blessed beyond measure this month!!!!! We got a great new house that we are so happy with, Johns job is going great and our marriage and family life has come so far this year! We have gained a new family at church and couldnt ask for greater people to care about us and share this journey with us! God is faithful to His own! We've gone through the Dave Ramsey program earlier this year and let me tell you, if you want to see a breakthrough in your finances...........TITHE FAITHFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We really started tithing how we were supposed to and the blessings have come pouring in! We've learned to live off the blessing and not the paycheck. Totally relying on God for provision rather than our jobs! It works! Just wanted to share that.....I have some catch up to do with pictures and stuff from Tyrese's bday party and such but I'll have to do that tomorrow!!!! Good night bloggers!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Almost there!!!!

So we are moving this weekend. Its been a really stressful week but we are halfway there! I cant wait to have all my stuff moved and unpacked. Maybe if I wiggle my nose like on Bewitched it'll all be done for me :) Ahh wishful thinking. Seriously, I dont know how you did it Katie (my cousin) with three kids and nine months preggo! You are wonder woman in my book! I am so sick and tired of Lilly and Levi unpacking boxes that I've already packed. They think its hilarious too so its hard to get mad. They are a bundle of giggles as soon as I come in the room and see what they did. Let me tell you though its getting old very quickly. Between church stuff and finishing some things at the new house, John is exhausted every night. He comes home from work, grabs a bite to eat and heads off to church or the new house.....kinda sick of feeling like a single mom but it will all be worth it in the end....which is hopefully this weekend! I need to get the kids fall pics done next Saturday too so I need to come up with some outfits..... so much to do so little time! Hopefully my next post will be of my unpacked house!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boys will be boys!!!

I really dont know how my Grandma did it raising seven, yes seven boys! I am havin' a hard time keeping up with three! We have school pictures this Friday and of course Mikah has a big bump smack in the middle of his forehead and Tyrese has a black eye! I guess we'll end up doing the retake day most likely! Here's a pic of my "crash dummies" :)