Sunday, October 31, 2010

let the tummy aches begin...

trunk or treat last night at school, fun fest at church this morning, and more trick-or-treating tonight after a neighborhood tummy hurts just thinking about it!!

all 7 cousins above being silly!
Happy Halloween y'all and be safe!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

in the spirit of writing things down so i don't forget, here is one memory about jackson.  when he was 2, his favorite number was 2.  When he turned three, his favorite number changed, yep, to 3! and so on.  here we are with a 6 year old who loves the number 6.  to the point of when he eats, he wants 6 grahm crackers, or 6 chicken nuggets, etc.  heaven help us all when he turns 18!!  anyway, he has shown some OCD tendancies, and i wonder to what extent those will play out as he gets older.  so far, he is thriving at first baptist christian school.  i truly attribute his progress in so many areas with his amazing, God-chosen teachers he has had the last few years.  he's a quirky, small, funny, goofy, and very smart boy that we are so blessed to call ours.  here is a pic from this week...not the best.  poor guy has had croup and fever all week!!

how in the world???

so somehow, in the year since i finished my first sprint triathlon, i've managed to find 13 extra pounds on my body.  how in the world????? yikes. life just happens, i guess, and then there's the fact that i haven't made it to the gym in over 4 months. have i mentioned 1st grade is kicking my butt? well, my 6 year old's and being his mom has us both a little overwhelmed. then there's bible study for me, piano lessons, t-ball, soccer, trying to keep the house picked up, etc.  I eat the same and just haven't had a chance to work it off. sigh.  not a good plan going into the holiday season.  so i'm going to start thinking about getting a move on, literally, and hack away at this extra baggage.  i added a little help from a product i've heard good things about...Plexus Slim, so i'll keep ya posted and updated.  I also started taking Bio Cleanse from the same company and am hoping my IBS will start to improve.  I really want to do better about keeping up with the everyday things going on.  I read so many blogs and just haven't had the motivation to write...but so much is going on from day to day.  I would love to bookmark things in my life as a record...since i've miserable failed in the scrapbook department.  jackson has been sick all week so i've been up at night with him and lazy during the day watching movies.  i've enjoyed our time together even though he is sick, but now have a disaster of a house to show for it!  i'm jumping off for now, to start make up homework with my 1st grader....catch ya later!

and let this be the pitiful before picture to remind myself...i really need to start linking up to the Pleated Poppy and her WIWW!

Monday, October 25, 2010

it's been awhile...

jackson is sick. we just finished a crazy week with fall fest at school. john bought us a golf cart! it's hot outside and almost halloween.  church was great on sunday.  my house is still a mess.  john has been working a ton.  i'm feeling blah.  that about does it for tonight. hopefully i'll be back and better soon.

Friday, October 8, 2010

show us your life friday

fall is here, and we've been enjoying fabulous weather! i love pumpkins and fall and holidays period. i'm behind on everything in my life and am feeling desperate to catch up.  i have so many posts spinning in my head but just haven't taken the time to stop and write. i've been spending tons of quality kid time outside with the boys, and at the end of the day...that's what counts.  at least that's what i tell myself when the laundry is piled high and the dishes still sit in the sink! :) happy fall y'all and have a great weekend.

check out older links to the friday fun at

didn't have time to do a new one!

Friday, October 1, 2010


so i've been meaning to blog for weeks now and life is just flying by me.  nothing and everything is going on all at once and i find myself wishing, hoping, and dreaming that life slows down and i get my act together.  1st grade is giving us a run for our money for lots of different reasons. jackson is amazing and unique and wonderful and complicated...i want to be there for everything and help him succeed at everything he does. soccer and fall baseball are in full swing and keep me crazy trying to remember which kid has which practice which day of the week. jackson started piano lessons and LOVES it! i have yet to find my desk under an unforgivable pile of mail and papers.  there's laundry to do, lunches to make, floors to mop, children to raise, husband to connect with, and i somehow am not quite making it all work. i browse some blogs for inspiration and sanity only to feel even less adequate when i stare at my unfinished to do list.  today i treated myself to some yard therapy and pulled weeds, mulched, spruced up for fall, and just enjoyed God's beauty on a glorious fall day.  I will try to get back and update some more...upload some pictures, and just breathe.r
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