Monday, August 18, 2008

Disney World Trip Days 1 and 2

Okay, so as everyone knows we took a trip to Disney World this summer. It was so much fun and now I am going to tell everyone all about our trip.

Day 1: July 5th
So we left on July 5th for our 2 1/2 day drive down to FL. Yes, I said drive, we chose to drive to try and save us some money. And I have to say, for the most part everyone did great on the drive. So we hit the road around 7am. I think my Dad was saying everyday we ended up being about17 mintues late, but with 3 little ones, I don't think that was so bad. The plan was to drive to Layfette then stop for the night on day one. Day two we were driving into Tallahassee and then finish day 3 driving into Orlando. During the course of the drive there were many conversations over whether we should go farther or what not, but in the end everything went as planned, even though we didn't get to Orlando as early as some people would have liked.

Anyway, we loaded everyone up and hit the road. We didn't stop for breakfast, but everyone had banana bread that I had made a day prior. It was very yummy if I do say so, well it might have been better if I had remembered to cut it or bring something to cut it with, but I made to the way it was. I know in our car we just broke pieces off and shared the loaf.


Patrick spent most of this day riding in Grandma and Grandpa's car so I don't have any pictures of him.

This is night one in the hotel...

Day 2: July 6
So after a decent nights sleep we got up and headed for Florida. Notice I said decent, because who can really sleep knowing that in a day and a half we were going to be in the happiest place on Earth! Anyway, we were up and moving around 7am and hit the road about 8am. By this time everyone is starting to get anxious and hoping we can keep on schedule. This would be the weather day. We hit a pretty bad rainstorm this day that slowed our progress and made traffic a ngihtmare as well as lunch at McDonald's interesting and very wet. But we made it through fine. I will admit I was terrified at parts of the driving due to going over some very LONG bridges. I hate driving over bridges and these were extended bridges. Anyway, after the day of diving we arrived in Tallahasse around 5pm or so. Another discussion of whether or not we should keep going, but in the end we decide to call it a day and just stop.

We went for dinner at a place called Sonny's BBQ and it was quite yummy. We got 2 of there family meals and all at our fill without a problem and left food there. And then we headed back to our rooms for the night. This night, my sister, Christina, came over to play some cards with Robert and I. Now, we put the kids to bed right after getting back to the room, but someone had other ideas...

Yes, I know taking the pictures was just encouraging him, but it was cute considering he was still in a good mood.
I'm not sure you can see it, but the clock says around 10:30pm.

So, around 11pm, we tell him everyone is going to bed and Christina goes back to her room and we all go to sleep.

Up next...Day 3: July 7, Arriving at Walt Disney World

Friday, August 01, 2008

A Preview of whats to come

Okay, okay, I know you are waiting on a report from our recent Disney trip, and I'm trying. But right now, getting the boys ready to go to school again has become priority. But, here are a few pictures to make you want the report even more, LOL.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Catching up...

So guess what, I went to Walt Disney World!!! We had a blast and now I'm hoping to recap the whole trip with you as my guest, wanna come? If so, check back over the next few days/week and join me on the fun.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Starting a new chapter

So, apparently we got a phone call last night and the boys start t-ball tonight! They will have their parent's meeting followed by a practice. I can't believe my babies are old enough to start playing sports. They are going to be very tired tonight though, they have both soccer and t-ball. It will be interesting to see how tired they are. Hopefully I will remember the camera tonight so I can take pictures of their first t-ball practice.

In other news, THEY ARE ALL HEALTHY AGAIN!!!!!!!! YAY!!! I really hate it when they are sick, so this is great news for me. Now I just have to completely catch up on all that laundry. They sure make a lot of it when they are sick.

Oh, and I added a new feature...there is a slide show at the bottom of the page with our Easter pictures with Grandma. They had so much fun taking them I wanted to share them.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Anyone need a Mommy break?

So, Michael has been sick for about a fevers or anything, but he will throw up out of no where. I got concerned and took him to the ped yesterday and they do blood work, xrays and the whole nine yards. We have a follow up on Friday to see if he is better.

So, overnight Patrick got sick and then this morning Kaitlyn got sick. So apparently I can't win for losing. I'm so tired of dealing with sick kids. I guess I should be happy, at least I'm not sick ***KNOCK ON WOOD***. So anyway, my day has consisted of baths, laundry, oh yeah, and even more laundry, and I hate laundry, but such is the life of a Mother.

Anyone want to join me in a Mommy break now?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Another weekend gone :(

Well another weekend is gone and I don't know where it went...anyone want to help me find it? In good news, that's another weekend closer to Disney World, so can we hurry up and get into May already.

For me this weekend was lots of fun. Friday night and Saturday I was at a PWOC retreat. Talk about spending time in fellowship and with the Lord. We had an organization called WOWW come and a Worship leader and they were all AWESOME! I really hope someday to be able to share more of what they gave to me this weekend.

In other news, I am working on getting my home certified to do daycare. It's really amazing the stuff they require for you to have other children in your home. One of the biggest things this is forcing is rearranging of schedules and furniture. We are moving the boys into the bigger room upstairs, making the smaller room an office/playroom and then making our front room the daycare room. I'm also working on getting the house ready for an inspection, writing contracts, and building an environment for children. Some of it seems tedious to me, but it's what they require so I will get it all done. I need to have most of it finished by the beginning of June.

This also means the boys will be getting a new bed. I don't know if I want to just do two separate twin beds, a bunk bed or what, so if anyone has any suggestion I'd love to hear them. I've decided that they need to start sleeping separately again, so that is why we've decided no matter what it will be two twin beds. I just don't know if I'd rather two separate beds or bunk beds. And I want to give them some choice in the matter since in all likely hood this will be their beds for some time to come. It's amazing what decisions really weigh on your heart as a mother.

Anyway, I'm hoping to really get back into the habit of this blogging thing, so hopefully you will see more of it soon.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Okay, this is going to be a vent so if you don't want to hear it that's fine! Some people in this world have nothing better to do with their life than but into other people's lives! That must just be their goal in life, and unfortunately it affects other people more often than not, and it's beyond frustrating. I wish people would worry about their own life and not others unless it's something that is hurting them or endangering others, just butt out!

Since this is a public blog, I won't post all the details, but if your curious what prompted this rant, email me and I will share with you if I actually know you personally.

Friday, April 04, 2008


So we are only 4 days into April and I'm already wishing it was over, LOL. This has been a busy month already.

The last Thursday in March, Robert had a soccer accident. They were playing a game and he ended up breaking his big toe on his right foot. We didn't think it was that bad, but he went to the doctor on Friday and found out it was A LOT worse than we thought. He shattered his big toe! It had 4 or 5 breaks in the toe. So we were told his best option would be surgery. Okay, let's schedule the surgery. So on Wednesday morning, April 2nd, Robert went in for surgery. The day before, we were told the surgery would take 30-45 minutes, uuuummm, yeah, April Fool's on us.

We left our house at 6:20am to take the kids to a friends for what we thought would be the morning. Once leaving their house we drove to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital at 7:20am. They got him checked in and put his IV in and we settled in for a wait of about a hour or so we thought. Around 10:00am they come in and tell us his doctor is running behind and it will be another hour or so. At about 11am, they finally come and get him for surgery. It's at this time we are told it's going to be at least a hour long surgery!

So he heads to the OR and I head to the waiting room. And so the wait begins. At 1:25pm, the surgeon finally comes to talk to me. It took 2 hours and 20 minutes to put his toe back together. In the end he got a plate and 5 or 6 pins placed in his toe :O.

Anyway, I begin another period of waiting to be able to go see him. At 1:45pm, they let me back to his outpatient room to be with him. He has a few conversations with me, but mostly he's out of it. Finally around 2:40pm, they begin trying to get him to eat. I say trying on purpose...he didn't take to it well at all. We spent the next at least 2 hours trying to find something to work for his nausea. I felt so bad for him, because there wasn't anything I could do. Finally at about 5:20pm, I decided to go call my parents and give them an update. When I came back he was EATING! So he was discharged at 6:00pm.

He has been doing pretty well at home. The first night he slept pretty good and has been on pain meds since the surgery. Tonight we are actually having a babysitter and going out to dinner. He will be off work for 2 weeks and then we will see what happens. Right now things are good!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

YAY, I have everything back!!!

I am finally getting back into the swing of things. We got a new computer a while ago and it took some time to get everything back in order. I am hoping to be a little more regular with posting now. So, lots has happened since my last post, but I'm not going to catch you up on everything...the biggest thing that happened was EASTER! I will have a separate post including pictures in another day or so...I have to get them uploaded first and decide which to post.

I do, however have a story and some videos to share. First the story...Robert makes this yummy pineapple desert that I love. So when we went grocery shopping at the beginning of the month we picked up a pineapple for him to make it. Well, anyway, once we got home I asked him to make it, but he told me he was to tired to do it, but we would another day. I told Kaitlyn that Daddy was a meanie since he wouldn't make my pineapple to which she turned around and told him, you make Mommy's pineapple right now. We about died laughing and for days you could ask her why he Daddy was a meanie and she would say because he won't make Mommy's pineapple. Anyway, we thought it was so cute, we had to get it on video...
That's the direct links since I can't get them to embed right now.

The next video I'm going to share is one of Michael. We found out just recently he can count to 100! I'm so proud of this and I wanted to share it with all of check it out!
same here...diret link since I can't get it to embed or load to blogger.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

March for Babies

Every year in May is a special time for me. Not only are my babies another year older, but I get time to reflect on what a miracle they are!

In Oklahoma, March for Babies, is held in May. I get to walk to show how proud I am of my little ones and the help the new preemies and those that have not been born yet. I ask each and every one of you that visits this blog to consider sponoring me and my family team. There are only 2 of us that walk, but I would love to give as much as I can to the MOD. Without the research and money they put towards prematurity, my three miracles might not be here. And I can tell you, I coldn't imagine life without any of them.


Thank you for all your help!!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

What a busy month!

As usual, I'm behind with this blog. I don't know how some people keep up with them. I mean, I work part time, have three kids, and a house to take care some, not a lot, but it still keeps me busy. Anyway, this month was filled with planning...

I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but my family is taking a big vacation this summer. This trip is mostly for the kid's birthdays, but it is going to be such a great time for all involved. Can you guess where we are going??


We couldn't be more excitied for our trip. We leave on July 5th to drive from OKC to DW. Should get there on July 7th and then check out July 14th. I've always wanted to take the kids, and we are finally getting to go. So, the trip is booked and we also booked a bunch of meals for while we are there. We will be having lunch at Cinderella's castle, four other charater meals, and also dinner at the Coral Reef resturant. So, if anyone has any good tips and such let me know.

This month we also planned to go see the musical Wicked! I'm so excitied we have tickets for the May 10th showing in Kansas City. I loved the book and have been dying to see the play so this is finally my chance!

Oh, if you check out the side of my blog you will see a banner for the March for Babies, please consider a donation in any amount to our cause. I will be writing a more detailed blog later, but you see my three babies were all preemies and all benefit from the research the MOD does. This is a cause that is very dear and near to my heart, so if you can help at all, please do.