Thursday, June 18, 2009

Please tell me I wont forget...

......I wont forget the moments of tenderness with my children while they are still babies.....

I TREASURE my children and there are times when I feel I might burst with love for them, like tonight at bedtime, putting Pierce to bed....

"Mommy, I love you so much, you are the best mommy in the whole world, and you are only my mommy and no one else's"

I didn't really have the heart to point out that actually I am Hope's mommy too, I knew what he was getting at and it just meant so much.

Gee wiz, I love my children.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I thought it would be fun to interview Pierce. Tap into the mind of a 4 year old.... I'm going to do this from time to time and see how he changes over the years :)

BTW, he took this pretty serious. We sat down with a piece of paper and he was very serious in answering these "riveting" questions ;)

1) What is your favorite food? "Hot dogs"

2) What's your least favorite food? "um....sandwhich's"

3) What's your favorite dessert? "Marshmallows"

4) What's your favorite thing to do? "Run fast and go to Jo-Jo's house"

5) Favorite color? "Blue"

6) Who's your best friend? "Nathan, Cody, and Eric"

7) Favorite song? "Jesus loves me"

8) What do you want to be when you grow up? "Same size as Nathan"

9) What job would you like to have when you grow up? "An office job"

10) What's your favorite movie? "I have no idea.....wait a minute, Kung Fu Panda"

11) Who do you love? "Mom, Dad, Hope, and everybody in the world"

Monday, June 8, 2009

Paul's sister (Rhonda) along with her husband, Edward, and the girls, Sarah and Abigail, moved to Pensacola, Fl., over a year and 1/2 ago. We have not seen them since they moved away. Well, this weekend we were all together again!! Paul's parents also came down from Michigan. It was a wonderful weekend!!

Edwards daughter, Anna, graduated from high school and we were all together to celebrate. Friday we all met up at a park and let the kids run and play while all the adults had the chance to just hang out and enjoy one another. Saturday and Sunday we hung out at Rhonda and Edwards place (they just happen to be in-between renters and the house was empty) The kids played in the kiddy pool and had a blast!!! Sunday night we all went out for chinese, and then it was time for good-byes. Crazy, how we plan for something for what seems like forever, and then it's over in an instant. Pam and I are trying to plan a trip down to visit them in the fall... how exciting!!!

So good to see our family again. We love you guys and appreciate your constant love and love for the Lord. We always know what we will get with you guys. Always about the Lord and uplifting, we miss you all and cant wait to see you soon.

Rhonda getting a much awaited hug from her favorite nephew!!

As soon as we arrived, he was off!!!!!!!! He's always off!!!!

Pierce and Abigail.

Hope playing and being cute.

Hope and Abigail.

The four of them all together!!!!!!!!!

Yeee haw!!!!!!!!!

Miss of the funniest kids I've ever known.

Some gifts from Rhonda.

The Bush women.

Me and Rhonda......aka, my encourager :)

The girls having a moment.

Trying to blow up balloons.

Abigail swinging.

Here's the graduate. Anna and her brother Tristan.

Hope enjoying some "new" toys.



and more running.....what they seem to do best.

Hope in the pool with the girls. Pierce wouldnt get in right aways, he said "it's too cold"


Girls ready to head out for the graduation.

Pierce finally got in....

And so did Meemaw.

Playing hard.

Hope having lunch with Sarah.

Dinner at the chinese restauraunt. Pierce HAD to sit by his Paw-Paw.

Highlight at the restauraunt. Hope broke into the "robot" and we all lost it!!! It was hilarious.

Last of the four, before we left......

Hope to see you guys again soon.....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


We went out camping for the first time this season over Memorial Day. It was a group from our ABF (adult Bible fellowship) class. It was very hot, but of course the kids didn't mind, and also very "ticky" yuck. My kids really had a good time and I can say this is the first time I noticed that Pierce was ready to go off ALL THE TIME with his friends. Bittersweet.... The best part you ask?? I was able to go home and sleep!! We went to Charlestown park, and we only be 5 minutes away, HOLLA. Momma was able to go home and sleep and shower ;) I like camping, except for public showers, sleeping in a tent, and sweating, and bugs....I guess I'd just prefer to eat with my homies and leave.

Kids sitting down to enjoy some hot dogs.

Checking out the tent for the first time.

Paul chilling with his baby girl.

THIS WAS PIERCE THE ENTIRE TIME...all he did was ride his bike.

Riding with the "big boys"

The whole gang

SNAKES!!! Yes, we saw snakes, 3 to be exact. "Park Ranger Woman" came by and told us all about them...this one would actually shoot you with a musk, gross.

Paul a.k.a. "Crocodile Hunter"

Watching my son pet a snake and wanting to scream "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE" but "park ranger woman" told me not to worry...whatev.

In my opinion, best park of camping....smores.

Come to momma....

Hopie pouting because she didn't get her way.

Paul and Eric playing cornhole.


Pierce trying to make friends with Brownie...very sweet and beautiful dog.

Hope ready to take on some "X-treme sports"

Jill, Connor, Angela, and Avery.

Paul, Hope, Dan, and Tom.....studs (well except for Hope)

Pierce and Connor taking on a game of cornhole.

And of course who can leave out T.........

Thanks husband #2 for this shot.