Friday, December 30, 2011

First night

Well I broke down and finally let Hudson stay the night away for the first time!! I know he's almost 16 months some people will think I'm crazy for just now letting him go then others will say it's still to soon but for this momma it was just right.

We met Brandon's parents for dinner then to the cookie company for dessert . As we were saying our goodbyes they said "oh why doesn't he just come with us" but we still loaded him up in the car with us, but once we got in the car I told B it was ok with me if it was him. So we called his parents & of course they were thrilled! Not gonna lie- I was sick to my stomach as I was dropping him off! Lol not that I was worried in the least about him, he had a blast! It's just something about leaving your baby for the first time.

For about the first hour at home without him we kept saying how weird it was not having him there but we managed. I broke out my new shark steam mop (AMAZING) did some laundry, vacuumed, and dusted. Then I watched the help, gave myself a little manicure and read a magazine. It was a nice peaceful relaxing night but I will def be glad to get my little man back in the morning!!!!

Happy Friday!

I spend so much time praying for the now, the present situations in our life but as one of my new years resolutions I plan to pray more for my children's future. The future schooling, future relationships with friends, their future spouses, etc...

Found this on pinterest and it is one of my hopes and prayers for Kinley.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Til next year

As much as I LOVE putting out all of my Christmas decor I sure LOVE putting it up to! So that is my main goal this week to get all things shiny sparkly and Christmas-y boxed and back up in the attic. Sure seems like this holiday season has flown by! I can't even begin to count all the boxes and wrapping that is all over my house or it will STRESS ME OUT! Those dang twist tyes that hold all the toys suctioned to the plastic boxes drive me nuts! it's like they are EVERYWHERE! But my kids sure love all their gifts so this mess is def worth it!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas:)!

We have had a great Christmas! So thankful for our many blessings!!! Our holiday weekend consisted of Church service's, family, friends, game night, presents, food, lots and lots of dessert!

Santa even stopped by for a visit on Christmas Eve night but Hudson was not his biggest fan! He loved him from afar but Santa insisted on holding him and that's when the tears began to fall!! Oh well maybe next year?!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


My oh my I have never been so thankful for bedtime as I am today! Hudson has three molars coming in and he has been wild as a buck today!!! I seriously have mega patience it really takes a lot to stress me out or work my nerves especially with kids BUT this son of mine has really tested it today! Nothing and I repeat nothing made him happy. So finally I tell Brandon can you please take him because momma needs a break! I told him how wild he had been and mean ( he has a new interest in pinching). As soon as Brandon takes him he is an angel!!! Clapping, dancing, saying awww Dada in the sweetest voice imaginable. Ugh.... Little stinker! I said it's almost like being in an abusive relationship- beats you up & mean when your alone but just angelic when other people are around!!! Haha

Oh but as wild and rough as this day has been I am still soooo thankful for my rascal. I can say that because he's sound asleep now. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

She strikes again:)

   When I opened the fridge this morning the first thing I saw was another sweet note from Kinley! Her thoughtfulness just makes my heart melt.....

Saturday we had Brandon's moms side of the family over for Christmas. We played the Mrs. Right family game and Kinley ended up with the grand prize, a $30.00 target gift card. She was so excited to spend it so we went last night. She insisted on buying us gifts! I told her no she won it so spend it on herself. She replied with Mom it's the season of GIVING not getting. And so she picked out Hudson and Brandon something then I made her buy herself something. She didn't want to because then she wouldn't have enough money for my gift but I told her the gift of her giving heart is the best present I could ask for! And boy do I mean it!!! As a mom there is nothing better than seeing your kids become the people you have dreamed they would be.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bittersweet day...

The sweet-
  On this day 8 years ago Brandon & I got engaged!! Seems like yesterday;) On this day 6 years ago I told him I peaked at my ring and tried it on right before he purposed! Yup that's right I'm that bad! He went to the bathroom I jumped up searched thru his stuff and found it in his coat pocket:) and I don't feel bad about it in the least!

The bitter-
    On this day 4 years ago my Grandma passed away from Cancer. She suffered for 6 years with it and she finally let go. I believe she held on for my Grandpa because he just couldn't live without her yet. The week he told her it was okay that he would be fine, she passed. It's been this long & I still can't say I'm over this or that I accept it. I can't go in her house- just can't. She was so much more than my Grandma she was without a doubt here on this earth to save me and she did. Most of my happiest memories are wrapped up in her. She made everything an adventure or a craft:) I am more like her than anyone else I know. I  for sure have her sense of humor, weird, dry, and corny! She was that person for me that just always made you feel better or that everything was going to be okay. I remember calling her on one of the worst days of my life crying and she calmy said sweetie everything will be okay I'm praying for you. Instantly it was. I felt better. I could go on and on about her because she was just amazing to me. The only regret I have in this life is not spending more time with her...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oh sweet Kinley...

There's no doubt my Kinley bug is sweet!!! But on days like this when she leaves me sweet notes before she goes to school just makes my heart melt!!! How did I get so lucky?!?

She is so much like me (bless her heart!). She is very tell it like it is, outspoken yet shy, and very firm in what she believes. So when she comes home Monday and tells me she kinda mentored someone I can only imagine??? But there is a boy in her class who was saying God wasn't real but Santa was. She proceeded to tell him everything she could think of to make him realize God was real. He fought her tooth and nail. She told me she was getting mad at the things he was saying so she had to walk away! But she left him with this one last tidbit

"Santa only gets a month but Jesus is 24/7 buddy!"

Oh my how I love her!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011


We got up Friday morning and headed to Branson, love it this time of year! We mainly just shopped and ate. I had hoped to get all my Christmas shopping done but we didn't:( did get some great deals though so that's always exciting!

This was Hudson's first night away from home. He did great!!! Perfect the entire time even in the car. It was also his first time to sleep in a pack & play. About 1 am he was screaming!!! He had somehow got stuck under the mattress!!! That scared me bc the matters is weighted so I just stuck him in bed with us. He & Brandon slept great. Me....not so much! Every time Brandon would snore loud Hudson would wake up & say Hi! Then lay back down. He also slept sideways no matter how many times I turned him around that little diaper booty was right back in my face.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love a play date.

One of my favorite things to do during the week now is to go to play dates. Hudson has so much fun playing with the girls and I say girls because 99% of the time he is the ONLY boy there! It's just fun watching them interact and learn together. It's also great getting some adult interaction. Somedays from 7 am to 5 pm Hudson is the only person I see and you can only baby talk for so long;)

Monday, December 5, 2011

First snow

Well we woke up this morning to little flurries that melted the second they hit the ground but by 9 that morning our yard was covered!!! But two hours later it had all melted!!! It was pretty while it lasted:)

Since the snow was gone we decided to venture out for a little Christmas shopping. Brandon was off today so he got to go with us:) We got a few people crossed off our list so that was great! Hudson has always been a shopping champ all he needs is a little snack & he just kicks back & enjoys the ride.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hello December!

I cannot believe it is already December!! Yay, love this time of year!

We have had such a busy week Christmas shopping:), grocery shopping, cleaning, MOPS, visited grandparents, lunch date with the hubby and NO kids!, Kinley had 6 practices two ballgames and a party!! And on top of all that little man has two molars coming in! So today we have not left the house! We snuggled up in our sweats and had cookies and milk:) this may be my favorite thing I've done all week!!!

Happy Friday:)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Basketball time

Yesterday  Kinley had to cheer at her first basketball game. The games were at 4 and Hudson didn't take a nap so it was fun! Really he did fine clapped when everyone else did, watched the entire game. His little eyes followed that ball everywhere it went! But he also yelled sissy every time he saw her! And this was not a quiet little holler for sissy it was LOUD! At half time when the girls were performing on center court it was all I could do to keep ahold of him!