Monday, January 5, 2009


It is now a New Year and I have realized that the days aren't getting any longer, in fact they seem like they are getting shorter and my kids are growing faster. We had a great day on 1.1.09. Our dear friends Rodney & Lisa Bardwell came over with their two boys, Steele and Hudson (Lisa, do you feel famous!!!) and we had so much food and so much fun! We ate the traditional New Years meal...except for if you see our house on the Repo list please buy it back for us...just kidding, we are very blessed in that aspect. The boys had a blast, the big boys too. For Christmas David gave Trace is gun that his dad gave him when he was a little boy and they were out on the property shooting the gun. My BABY was shooting his gun for the 1st time and he brought me his 1st shotgun shell and it brought tears to my eyes. I know that we will continue to always have "1sts" with each of them but Trace, I remember his 1st cry and the first time he sat up and exactly what he was wearing and the 1st step that he took. I just can't believe he is SHOOTING A GUN...What??? I think as I get older, just like everyone says, I get wiser to the fact that our children are our lives and to cherish every single second, because in the blink of an eye they are so independent and so receptive to that "1st" without you holding their hand. Here are some pictures of our wonderful kick off to 2009. I hope that you and your families enjoy each day with each other like they were the 1st day and that 2009 holds all your dreams!

Rodney & Steele Bardwell

Thursday, January 1, 2009


We ALL made it to midnight!!! EVEN DAVID!!! This is the first year in I can't even begin to tell you when that David has stayed up with us till midnight, usually it is Trace and I that toast each other with his little shot glasses and say Chin-Chin. We never like to go anywhere on New Year's Eve because the risk is just not worth it being on the roads so we decided to take the boys to eat dinner at no other than Rancho Grande and then I had to run into Wal-Mart so that I could make all the traditional New Year's Day food. Then we headed home where we all stayed up and watched Dick Clark's New Years Rockin Eve. David tried to convince me that at 11:00 he could go to bed because we actually just watched the ball drop (ya, in New York)...didn' work. At midnight we all kissed and toasted and then off to bed for the little boys. We are very excited about 2009; we expect many first's with Baby Kace, we are waiting the arrival of our deer in early February, watching all the boys grow and become such great friends as well as loving (when they are not throwing punches at each other) brothers, spending time with family and friends and just enjoying everyday of life. And if I watch one more infomercial about P90X I may be the rippest mom on the block eventhough we don't live anywhere near a block. We hope that all of you have a great 2009 and we hope to be as blessed as we were in 2008! NO we are not having any more children.., but we do feel very blessed.

Friday, December 26, 2008


We have been a busy busy family since last time I posted so I wanted to catch everyone up quickly...I find it so hard to post on our blog because by the time that I sit down and finish everything else I am exhausted by the time that I get to our blog (and after I catch up on everyone else's blog and then click on their friends and then friends of their friends and I find myself reading about someones life that I don't even know! I tell my self tomorrow I will post that and tomorrow comes and goes). I really am going to make it a New Years goal to be more diligent in my postings, not only for everyone else but for me to document ours and our children's precious days.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008


Getting ready for Turkey Day
Kace's 1st Thanksgiving dinner!!!& He ate every bite with no problem...yeah!!!