Life….Mother’s Day

7 05 2010

LIfe… isn’t always easy….it isn’t always fun…….it sometimes the most amazing thing…..sometimes you are at a loss for words…..sometimes you just don’t know what to do….sometimes everything just comes so easy…..sometimes life is just plain HARD.

Yes, it is Mother’s Day weekend!  Now, why would I start a post off like this on Mother’s Day?  Well, that is how I am feeling.  It has only been about 2 weeks sence Brigette was buried.  Her life is so fresh in my mind.  Her children’s faces are still etched in my mind.  Holding sweet Maryland is so fresh in my mind, she is such a sweet baby let me tell you.  It was looking in Brigette’s face!  Oh, what a joy that was.

Life….is well, life.  There will be some very hard days, weeks and years at times.   This year is one of those.  Tears flow from my face as I write this.  Brigette’s death will be a moment in my life…it will be a sad time for me.  But for her children it will shape who they will be!  It will become an event that will mark everything they ever do!  They will always wonder what she was like, her smile, her laugh, her joy.  This Mother’s Day I can only think about what it must be like for them.

This moment in my life is pushing me to be a better mommy.  Brigette’s memory is living on in my children as well.  She was one of the most amazing mamas I have ever known.  She loved her children more and did soooo much with her little ones.  She was kind and gentle.  She was sweet and loving.  She was fun and creative.  She loved being a mommy!   This makes me wonder about myself as a mommy.  Do I show how much I love it to my children?  or do I complain about the laundry or the chores?  I want my children to know they are the most amazing gifts from God. I want them to know that I love them, that I care of them ( not because I have to, but because I love doing this job called mommy!).

I wanted to post some pictures I took at Brigette’s funeral.  I wanted her children to see how many people loved their mommy, who still love her so much.

HEre is sweet Georgia and her papa.  25 pink balloons were released, one for each year of her life.

Montana, an awesome young man!  Brigette’s oldest.

I love this picture of Georgia.  She is skipping at the burial site with a flower from her mama’s casket, an angel from the casket and a ribbon that said “mommy” on it.  What a picture of innocence.

Sweet baby Maryland with 2 flowers from her mama’s casket.

Life is so hard.  But let me tell you something….my God is great.  My God is faithful.  My God is good.  My God is comfort.  My God is a healer.  My God is amazing.  My God is the father to the fatherless (or motherless).  My God will take care of His children.  My God will provide.


27 04 2010

Grace is in her first year of Ballet and she really loves it.  She is so cute and does a great job too. 🙂  I wanted to post some pics from her picture day…..she goes on stage in June with her friends.


17 04 2010

Have you heard of swagbucks?  If not you have got to try this…..

Instead of using google or bing to search the web you swagbucks.  When you search the web, just like you would with other companies, you may find swagbucks.  When you find them they add them to your account, you then can turn them in for gift cards or cool stuff.  I can’t believe how much free stuff I am getting.

Cut and paste the link below to get started!

We did it…..

2 04 2010

After having one of the hardest weeks of my life (concerning diet), Dave and I decided to order the program materials from Feingold.

It happened last night, we went to the park with my dad, sister and cousins. My dad picked up KFC for dinner and the kids couldn’t wait for our night out with the family. Park, food and fun! All except poor Owen. I brought his food, but he had to sit there and watch all the other kids eat KFC while he had different foods. With the program from Feingold you get a fast food guide that tells you exactly what your child can eat when out to eat!

I also need help with everything else…what kind of cheese, can he eat any cereal?, how about cookies or crackers….the list goes on and on.

I will let you know how it goes! And thank you so much for all the support….the e mails, phone calls, etc. mean so much to us. A teacher at church even went to the website and picked out a snack he could have (so that all the kids would have the same thing and he wouldn’t feel left out), How awesome is my church family again…can we say they ROCK!!!!!

Some new pics….Hope you enjoy

23 03 2010

With a crazy last few weeks I thought I would post some new pics.  Enjoy 🙂

I love this one...look every 3 and 4 year old is doing something different 🙂

Grace in Ballet


Grace while playing in the snow

Owen playing in the snow

Owen loves to play tee ball

Owen playing the guitar

Our Ethan at 6 months

Ethan on the big boy swing for the first time

Ethan and his great grandma

Isaac playing in the snow

Isaac playing the guitar

Getting ready....

I baptize you my brother, In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Buried with him in baptism raised to walk in newness of life.

I cried. Watching him take this step of obedience was amazing.

Happy Birthday Isaac

12 02 2010

WOW!  It has been 6 years that my baby boy came into this world.  He is one of sweetest boys you have ever met.  He loves the Lord, loves his siblings and is just a really great kid.  This past has been a hard one on this little guy.  He was the “man” of the house for 7 months while daddy worked out of state.  He started at a new church, got a new home and a new brother. 

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in May.  This was the most amazing things we have ever gone through as parents.  He gave his heart and life to the Lord while in the garden 🙂  This past week he decided he was ready be baptized, so he went foward at church.  We are so thankful for this.

Isaac is being homeschooled and really loves it!  He is such a fast learner and picks up on the stuff that I didn’t dream he would for years!  If you would like to read about his birth CLICK HERE.

Isaac at 5.5 years old.


12 01 2010

Sorry for not uploading things quick (more recipes etc.) but we have been sick….well mommy has been really sick. Everyone had the stomach flu over the past 2 weeks, but I have gotten it twice! I have lost almost 10 lbs. in just 3 days of being sick 😦

This was not the weight loss program I was wanting in 2010. I am feeling better but very weak, please pray for our family. Pray the kids don’t get sick again with phase 2.

We praise God that I am able to nurse Ethan. The doctor told me that within 1 nursing session my milk will have the antibodies for the flu I just had, keeping Ethan healthy. 🙂 God is so good!!!! Also, we praise God that the kids didn’t get it as bad as me (keeping them from having to be hospitalized, they are just too little to go through this as bad as mommy had it), also we praise God that my family is close and could come and help with the kids while Dave went to work.