Sunday, August 30, 2009

back to reality...

We are back from vacation and had the most amazing time ever! The beach was perfect, the weather was beautiful, the boys were happy, and life was good! The water was crystal clear and we stayed at the beach for hours on end enjoying each other and making memories! I am working on editing a gazillion pictures but will post a few just for tonight. I have loads of laundry to do and unpacking is always so overwhelming! The boys start school on tuesday so it is back to reality. I am so grateful that we are able to take such wonderful vacations to rest and relax and enjoy what really matters!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Just wanted to say thanks to the people who stop by to share our lives with us! Just hit 6000 visits last night! crazy. Well thanks and have a great week! We are headed out on vacation so I won't be blogging until we get back!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

some law of nature...

we are the marble family and our motto lately is murphy's law..."Anything that can go wrong will go wrong."

I am not one to research laws of thermodynamics, nor do I have the time. You see in just the last 2 weeks of august I have lost count of the number of doctor appointments we have endured. Jackson has sinus issues, impacted wax in his ears (gross, i know), a broken foot, all was being handled very well until this morning. I woke up to my youngest saying he was "ick" (sick). He then puked everywhere. And again and again, threw up all morning, while I am supposed to be packing for our much anticipated annual beach vacation. ugh. i am feeling so overwhelmed and discouraged. We are all headed to bed for naps to see if this afternoon looks better.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

not me monday...

I have the most horrible not me monday post ever. I feel like a terrible mom. I most certainly did NOT in any way wait 3 days after my oldest son jackson fell and stubbed his toes really bad to take him to the doctor. And I definately would not take him to a birthday party and let him swim when he complained that his foot was hurting (even though the whole rest of the day it felt fine). And I in no way would have gone to the gym today to workout and let him jump in the space walk only to come home and see a purple and swollen foot. I did not then freak out, rush him to the doctor for x-rays, and then sit stunned when they told me my five year old HAD A BROKEN FOOT!!! NOPE NOT ME! Because that would be horrible...and I would feel terrible. sigh.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

a little about me...

My husband says I missed my calling in life. He thinks I should have been a meteorologist. I don't think I would go that far, but I am slightly obsessed with The Weather Channel. On any given day during the week I will be able to tell you the chance for rain, what front is moving where, who had the latest severe weather, and how many consecutive days Texas had temps above 100 degrees!! For some reason, it is all just interesting to me. Not to mention the fact that God is the only one who knows when and where it is going to rain. Watching the weather channel used to be just for fun or to check if it was a good pool day. That was until hurricane Katrina happened. I spent hours and hours glued to the t.v. screen watching and waiting. Yes, we live in southeast Louisiana. My parents and sister got 4 feet of water in their houses. My other sister and myself had wind damage but no water. That was a time in my life I don't care to reminisce about right now. Maybe a later post. Anyway, this year has been plugging along just fine. No worries. No hurricanes. No tropical storms. No nothing. I had actually quit turning it to channel 26. That is until yesterday. Yep, I did it. I turned it there because we are headed to the beach next week and I just wanted to see the extended forecast. That is when it happened. The inner-meteorologist kicked in and I can't turn the t.v. off. I can now tell you that for only the 8th time in history we are in august with the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. I can also tell you that watching TS Ana is not important right now because tropical depression #4 turned into TS Claudette in a blink. No one expected it. It came from no where. BAM, all of a sudden there is one fatality (someone who should not have considered swimming in a tropical storm). Ana looks like it is loosing steam, only to be followed by TS Bill that looks pretty nasty. Behind Bill another wave and we're just gettin' started folks! All this the week before our annual family beach trip that I have been counting down the day to. We took a chance this year and opted for going late in the season to get the cheaper fall rate. I'll let you know if it's worth it.

For now I am just going to try to have a good week. Clean my house. Play bunko with the girls. And hopefully get ready for a fabulous beach vacation without standing in front of the t.v. for hours on end watching every inch that these storm travel. Well, I have to be realistic, I will have the weather channel on all week, I am just going to try not to obsess about these storms or let them stress me out. But right now, I am stressed out. AAAAHHHHH! OK, I feel better. Deep breath. And heaven help us all if Jim Cantore packs his bags and heads to Pensacola this week!

Friday, August 14, 2009

show us your life!

kellys blog!

see tuesdays post! i did it early this week because I always miss friday and am late!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

LOVE the beach...Show us your life!

”Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner”

We absolutely adore going to the beach. John and I have gone since we were dating and it has continued as a tradition every year (minus a few when he was in grad school and we couldn't go). I thought as we look forward to our annual trip this month, I would take you on a look back at the previous few years. My boys LOVE the sand and the water and could play for hours building castles and driving trains. I am hoping this year they will be interested in playing on a boogie board! We have gone to Gulf Shores,Denstin, and Pensacola and just love anywhere the sun shines, the sand is hot, and the water is blue! Isn't God amazing to create all of this for us???!





This year we stayed in Destin and it was a forced evacuation right after hurricane Katrina hit. We tried to make the best of it just grateful we would have a home to go back to.

I was huge and pregnant with logan in August 2005


Our miracle family we always wanted!

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Friday, August 7, 2009

update: don't know why I'm having a hard time posting the button but here is the link:

”Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner”
Wedding Receptions and Honeymoon!
I don't know about you but I love Kelly's idea about sharing our lives and it has been so much fun digging up old pictures! Again, for those of you stopping by for the first time, I had to scan these pictures in, AAHHHH, I know, so sorry for the poor quality!

My husband was very sweet and didn't smash cake in my face (although he was threatened with bodily harm had he done so). Our reception was short and sweet with the usual, first dance, food, cake, etc. A lot of people left early because we were so close to New Orleans and they wanted to see the city. We stayed our first night in New Orleans before heading out on our cruise!

This is my hubby's best friend and thought I would include this picture of "uncle" scott because our first born is named Jackson Scott after him!!!!
We headed out on a cruise to see Montego Bay, Cosumel, and Grand Cayman. Did I mention that we got married on September 8, 2001!? Yes, that's right, that means that we were headed out to sea on the 9th not knowing, of course, that our lives and world would change forever in just 2 days. I will never forget waking up on the morning of the 11th and making my way to get some breakfast to bring back to the room. There was a t.v. in the dining room and as I waited for my gourmet omlet, I saw the footage of the first world trade center attack. I left my omlet on the grill and ran back to our cabin to tell my hubby there had been a plane crash. At this point no one knowing what evil terrorism had taken place. We turned on our cabin television and watched in horror as the towers collapsed. Needless to say, that put a huge damper on our honeymoon. WE couldn't get in touch with family. We felt alone, disconnected, scared, and unsure about our new future together in the wake of this horrible event. The cruise held a memorial service and kept news footage rolling. We still enjoyed some amazing sunsets together and tried to have fun snorkeling and swimming with the sting rays, but all in all it was hard to not be able to be home with family during this horrible time for our nation.

Most of my pictures are already in a scrapbook so I just scanned in some pages. We were on the Carnival Inspiration. Every night when we went back to the cabin, our towels were cute little critters on our bed. It was nice to have a big window so I could keep my barrings. I was only sea sick for 1 day and then adjusted. I did miss the lobster dinner though because it was a rough day at sea and I was sick in the cabin.

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blog favorite verse!

TRUST in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding:
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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