Monday, September 5, 2011

1st day of school 2011

    I can't believe how time flies by and how fast  your kids grow up.  We  have been in Tucson now for 5 1/2 years, it seems like we just got here.  When we moved here Tieg was 1 almost 2 and now he is 7 years old.  Reese was 4, Crue was 7, Greysen was 10 and Pepper was not even a thought in our minds.  I always try to take pics on their first day of school.

Tieg 7 years old and starting 2nd grade (teacher:Mrs. Hartman)

Reese 9 years old and starting 4th grade (teacher:Mrs Emerson)

Reese and Tieg with Sissy (2 1/2yrs old)

Crue 12 years old and starting7th grade at Marana Middle School

 Crue and Pepper

Greysen 15 years old and a Sophmore (10th grade) at Marana High School

 Grey and Pepper

I had to take a picture of Grey with red shoes and black socks so he can look back 20 years from now and say "What was I thinking"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

If I hear..."I'm bored" one more time.

If I hear...."I'm bored", "there's nothing to do" or "what is there to eat", one more time.......I think I might shoot myself. I know there are lots of mom's out there that totally love summer and spending every waking moment with there kids and it's not that I don't love my kids and spending time with them but I will be so excited when school starts. I find as they get older and with the age differences that it is hard to keep them all entertained. Having mostly boys means if they are not doing something every waking minute then they are bored, its just so much better when they are in school and playing sports. Anyway, I gotta go cause someones

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I want a sucker

I just had to write this down because it is to funny.......I took Pepper with me to get a diet coke and while I am getting my drink she said.."mommy....I want a sucker." Me: "You don't need a sucker." She looked at me and said...."but I have a cast". SHE IS TWO! lol

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What's up with that?

I tried to convince her to go with pink and she insisted on blue.....what's up with that? Let me start with saying that 1 week ago Reese our 9 year old just got of his lime green cast and had stitches taken out of his head(2 seperate accidents). Not even a week later we are at a friends house and Reese is playing with a 10lb medicine ball....throwing it up in the air and catching it. He missed it and did not realize that sis was laying on the floor and it landed on her arm/wrist and fractured one of her tiny little bones. She screamed for almost 45 minutes, (which is not like her) she is normally one tough cookie. We ended up at urgent care on July 4th and had to wait to see and orthopedist on tuesday. The doctor visits were worse than even that actual break....she screamed, cried and yelled the entire time we were there. The anticipation was worse that what they were going to do to her, which was nothing but wrap it up. Everytime a pair of scissors would come out she would scream at the top of her lungs.."don't cut me!. don't cut me!" You would think that we chase her around the house tourchering her with scissors. Then we would walk out and she would have a smile on her face and say to all the nurses who just tourchered her...."all better." Only 3 weeks with a cast....and it will be all better.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Where do I start?

I really need to start sharing my life on this blog so that I can look back and remember all the fun and not so fun stuff that my kids do and all the happy and not so happy times......cause I have a horrible memory and I don't want to forget. My problem is I feel like I'm not good at writing and I feel like its just not going to be funny or interesting, so I start to write and then delete and never finish. NOT ANYMORE.....I am deciding right now that no matter if its good or not I'm going to type SOMETHING because I know it will be meaningfull to me and my family to look back on all the memories.
Where do I start? I feel like I have lost so much time and memories all ready.....Grey is 15 and will most likely be gone in 3 years and I have hardly anything. I can't believe how fast time flies by. It seems just like yesterday he was starting kindergarten and now he is taller than me. He really is turning into such an awesome young man. Grey and Crue have been in Washington for almost 2 weeks visiting Bob's parents and having a great time. It seems like everytime I talk to them they tell me they love it there and miss it so much and wish that we could move back......maybe someday. Things have been a little crazy since they have been gone, you would think it would be easier having less kids....NOT! I have to say that they definitly make my life a little easier.....when they are here I don't have to take Reese, Tieg and Pepper everywhere I go. I can run errands and just get out without loading all the kids in the car. Reese and Tieg are definitly my 2 that have a hate/love relationship and I feel like lately its more hate than love. I just don't know what to do with them sometimes. I'm not sure if I should share this next story cause it makes me look like an aweful mother and in that moment I probably was but I was at the end of my rope. So here it goes.....Reese and Tieg had pretty much woke up fighting, whining and arguing with each other about anything and everything. I had grounded them from just about everything and anything.......I was done and could'nt take it anymore. They were sitting at the table eating and fighting and I lost it. I told them that I was going to send them to their own seperate families where they would be the only child and they would'nt have to worry about getting along, sharing or playing with each other anymore and I was totally serious. They both started crying and begging me not to send them. Our good friends and neighbors boy Trey was sitting on the couch (he is 11) and he looked over at them while they are bawling their heads off and said .."your mom really does love you." Okay, maybe not my best moment and I do love my kids, I just want them to get along. This post is getting to be a little long so I am going to share one last thing about Pepper, she is definitly a handfull. Pepper is 2 1/2 and very independent, she doesn't need help from anyone and can do everything by herself. She gets into everything and can destroy something in seconds.....which leads to my next story. She was in the bedroom watching netflix on Reese's laptop computer that he got last christmas from nana and papa Gilman (not a new one and older refurbished one) she was in there for like 20 minutes totally quiet watching dragontales (i thouught).....I walked in to check on her and found she had rippped all the keys off the computer from the letter A across and down. How do you do that? I got alot of the keys snapped back on but there are a handful of them that don't work quite right and are just setting in the spot because they won't snap back on and I am not totally sure that 2 of them are even in the right spot. I'm still not ready to laugh at this story and think its funny....time will tell.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Humbled, Greatful but Rough

This week has been a rough week and I knew that it would be last sunday....we had so much going on this week and I knew I would be up late for much of the week and when I say late I mean I was up past 1am for 4 of the 6 nights this last week. And when you are short on sleep you are so much more emotional and can cry at the drop of a hat (at least I am). Crue had a science project a book report project and a 18 chapter to finish to get his AR points all by wedensday night so that played a huge part in my lack of sleep and on top of that we had to finish Bob's second step in the process of his border patrol application.....which was over 80 pages long. It took us 2 night of staying up late to finish that but we got it done and sent in. Yeah! Now it is hurry up and wait, which stinks. We really need Bob to get this job and we feel good about how it's been going so far and feel that Heavenly Father has heard our prayers, and at the same time it is so hard to be struggling like we are financaily right now.....but I am so humbled and greatful for all the support we have gotten from so many and don't know how we could ever repay all the help we are recieving. I am just so thankful for my Heavenly Father and I know he is walking with us through this time and will never leave us if we just have faith in him....and I do!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I totally forgot that I started a blog

It's been almost year since I posted on this blog.....and to tell the truth I totally forgot that I had started one. Our computer that we had stopped working and we were without a computer for 6 months before we got another one and I just forgot that I had this. Anyway, I started looking at old my old posts (which werent very many) and had forgotten about those things that had happened at that time and realized that I really need to blog about little things that happen in my life and my families life so I dont forget and can go back and reminise and have a record. It gets so overwhelming when you try to think about what and who you should blog about so I guess I will just start out slow and a little at a time.

So, here it goes...............Bob has been doing construction for the past 2 years trying to make ends meet and it's been good at times and very slow at times, due to our dragging economy. We have really been praying about what we should do and where we should be. Well, a few months back Bob decided to apply with the Border Patrol and he filled out an application......the process to get accepted into BP is very long and can take 6 months to a year. Anyway, to make a long story short he has made it to the 2nd step. On Thursday he had an oral interview in front of 3 BP agents and its a pass/fail interview, so either you continue on with the process or your declined right there on the spot and he passed with flying colors. We were so nervous but now so excited! Now he just has to get through the medical test, physical test and background check which should all be pretty easy......I hope. It would just be so nice to have a little financial securiy and maybe a retirement. Bob is such a great person and I know if they give him the chance he will be awesome. Just say a pray for us that we are making the right choice and if this is what is right for Bob and our family that things will continue to go well.

Now for a short little spot on my son Grey who is 14 and now a freshman in High is so weird to say that. I don't feel that old....but I am! Anyway, he tried out for the soccer team this year and ended up being 1 of 2 freshman that made the varsity team. He is so excited to be on the team and not only that we have gone to his first 3 games this week and I can say that he definitly deserves to be on the team. He is such a talented athelete, though he is young and a little intimidated to be playing with seniors he really is doing awesome. I wish he had a little more confidence but I am sure that will come with each game that he plays in. His 1st game was so exciting.....we ended up tying and having to go into overtime and then to penalty kicks. Each team had 5 PK's and whoever scored the most wins the game.....well, the coach chose Grey to be the 5th guy to kick the PK and we were up 4-3 and each team had one guy left to kick so if Grey scored we won the game but if he missed the other team had a chance to tie the game again and Grey scored! It was so fun to watch. Besides being a great athlete he is such a really good kid and I am so proud of him.

So, I guess that is it for now but I am really going to try and post weekly so I can keep my memories alive mostly for myself.......cus I really do have a bad memory and I want remember all the good, bad and funny things that happen in my life.