Monday, August 31, 2009

Big Boys off to school:)

Wow, my two big boys were off to school this morning and they couldn't get out the door fast enough:) (Of course my camera was dead so I had to use my phone) Quinn has been waiting so long to ride the bus and go to school with CJ and CJ was more than happy to show him the ropes. I am so glad they are best buddies and can look out for each other. CJ has his back to school night tonight, Caissa has an open house tomorrow for Pre-school and then Quinn has his back to school night on Thursday.....First week back and already my calendar is full, we wouldn't have it any other way.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

9 years and still going strong

"As you sit side by side through this roller coaster of life remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loops and enjoy every twist and turn. The ride is much better when you share it together."

Chad and I at 6 flags in St. Louis on our 1 year anniversary:)
Yesterday was Chad and I's 9 year anniversary:) The past nine years have had there ups and downs that comes with work, school, and 4 beautiful kids. It's hard to take time to be together. With kids starting soccer practice in the mix yesterday we got home a little late and didn't have a chance to do anything special, but we wouldn't trade our busy lives with our kiddos for the world. I am looking forward to another year together and more time to spend together. With all the ups and downs life truly is a roller coaster and it's been a great ride that I never want to end...................

Monday, August 3, 2009


One busy evening as I was trying to get some homework done and Chad was busy as well, we noticed we were strangely uninterrupted for a long time and the kids were a little too quiet. I went outside to check on them and I found them standing knee high in mud. My first reaction was “what a mess!!!!!”, but then I thought “ya know they are having fun and being good, why not?” So we let them have at it while we finished up. I then started them a bath and had them strip down outside and one by one I handed them to their dad to go and put in the tub.
The bottom of my tub was caked with mud after the bath, but they had a good time and they clean up so well:)