May 31, 2011


may is over.
can you believe it?
 the boys have just a few weeks of school left
and then it's summertime!
 we anticipate some seriously beautiful weather
in our near future.
{did you hear that mother nature...
in our near future!}
with the threat of frost far behind us
we planted this weekend.
boy did we plant.
 in between bouts of downpours!
 and even though it was nowhere near warm this weekend
we ran through the sprinklers anyways.
because that's just what you do!
 it was a quiet weekend
we snuggled.
we planted.
hubby and i snuck away for 2 hours after the boys went to bed
our sweet neighbor came over and sat with them. {bless her}

may seems to have come and gone.
what a whirlwind month.
june promises slower paces
longer days
warmer weather
and plenty of smiles.

hope you had a wonderful may!

May 23, 2011

second season{soccer star}

 this kid.
we are so proud of his growth.
his determination and interest in succeeding in everything he does.
if you were to ask what inspires me.
it would be this kid.
he's making it in this big scary world.
 he had an amazing second season at soccer.
not always on the front line.
but sticks with the ball
grasps the consept of the game
and enjoys it!
 he's not sure if he wants to play again in the fall
or if he wants to try baseball like his big brother.
either way, the sheer fact that he wants to play a sport
brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes.
 for just a few years ago,
this sweet little boy would have wanted nothing to do
with being in a group of people.
the chaos.
the noise.
the amount of people on the field
(there were 27 teams of 6-year-olds, 7 to a team, and their families each saturday)
 the fact that he did a second season
and enjoyed it....
shows amazing growth in this sweet little bear.
he did amazing.
we couldn't be more proud of him.
he is our middle boy.
our shining star.
our little bear.

May 20, 2011


1. if i like's mine.
2. if it's in my's mine.
3. if i can take it from's mine.
4. if i had it a little while's mine.
5. if i'm doing or building something,
all the pieces are mine.
6. if it's mine, it should NEVER appear to be yours
in any way.
7. if you are playing with something and you put it down
    it automatically becomes mine.
8. if i saw it's mine.
9. if it looks just like's mine.
  10. if it's's yours.
happy weekend y'all!

May 11, 2011


you better believe it!

nothing new going on here.
i'm the fundraising coordinator for our towns little league
and this weekend is my big "ta-da" hit-a-thon fundraiser.
so i'm only slightly freaking out more by the second
and i heard it's supposed to be cloudy/raining saturday
{of course it is}
this one has been like this for the last 5 days
double ear infection
possible strep throat
fevers in the 100s.
glad he's finally feeling better
aren't antibiotics amazing!

starts take 2
we have about 2 weeks before we can start putting things into the ground
most of these are just sunflowers
we can grow them, but once they bud from the ground
something comes and bites the tops off.
hopefully we can get them started indoors and transplant outside
when they are big enough to not bite the top off.
hubby brought these home on friday
because i was bragging about how my sweet momma sent me flowers
for mother's day and how much i love flowers.
{i think he got the hint.}
mother's day was good.
the boys hubby made breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
we had breaks of sunshine mixed with sprinkles of rain
so we got out and put some more seeds into the ground
spruced up the yard a bit
and just enjoyed being together.
it was brought to my attention a few days later how funny it is that on mother's day
we seem to do chores, work in the garden, clean, etc.
but on father's day...
it's fishing, golfing, something outdoors and fun.
dinner was delish!

these 2 couldn't be any cuter!
{am i right?}
things are good
just busy and scatter brained by this fundraiser.
next week hopefully i will be back to normal.
happy wednesday!

May 03, 2011

one for the books

pre "i want to be black" phase.
this is how serious we take life...he's a rock star!


you know something is wrong when your loudest child
is extremely quiet.
i mean like the kind of quiet that makes you question
if you forgot to pick him up from school.
{you know what i'm talking about}
 he says, "i wanted to be black today."
 with absolutely no clothes on
he colored himself.
 we try to never fully question little bear
for his mind is far more complex than ours.
 we don't know where he got the idea to be black
but we love his passion that he fully thought a black marker
would do the trick.
 the best part is after he was done
he gets his jammies on
grabs his blankets
and head to our room for their "nighttime cartoon"
all the while acting as if nothing was different.
 he was so happy.
truly content with his creation.
and as we looked at him with our "wtf" faces
he simply looked at us with his
"what's wrong with you guys" face.
{like we were the weird ones.}
 it's all over his back and back of his neck
you would have thought he had some help doing this
but this was a one-man-show.
9 months ago i would have walked in to see this and freaked out
i would have thrown him into the shower
scrubbed his skin until it was raw trying to get all the marker over it
and packed up markers like a mad woman.

however, thanks to all we have learned about our sweet little bear
 in the last 9 months
hubby and i simply laughed hysterically
took this as a perfect photo op
and then left him alone.
i have to take him to therapy this morning (marker and all)
and with a straight face am going to try to look miss lynn straight in the eye and say,
"seems like something here isn't quite working."
because humor is how this family rolls