Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Viva Las Vegas!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Here and there

We went to the Vikings with the Kuel's-had a blast! But they lost. Poor guys can't get it together.

Our men

Cleveland Brown's fans that left floating when the game ended.

Me and the dude.

View from the parking ramp, those Vikings fans know how to tailgate!

Heading out-Alex smiles this same goofy smile as his dad.

Lucy and Alex at the Homecoming Parade.

Kris rangling the kids in.

Anthony and his BFF Carson playing around.

I was downtown getting my hair done and look what was outside? ESPN College setting up!

Crazy hair day for school!

My new piece of furniture that i am in love with and I got for a steal!

Friday, September 13, 2013


noun: contentment
  1. 1.
    a state of happiness and satisfaction.
    "he found contentment in living a simple life in the country"
    synonyms:contentedness, content, satisfaction, gratification, fulfillment, happiness, pleasure, cheerfulness; More


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Too funny not to share...

So Monday night I am busy dishing up homemade chili for everyone. I might add that it was indeed tasty! We are going around the table talking about the events of all of our days. What was your favorite part? Do you have homework? What did you eat at lunch? Anthony interjects,"Mom...did you know I have to watch a movie now that I am in 4th grade?" I think I know were this going but pause for a minute, Erik and I both make eye contact. "Yeah the 5th graders told us to day at recess, AND it is about my balls..." I swiftly turn around to dish up another bowl of chili even though everyone has already been served. I swallow my laughter-yes, I know I am very mature. Turn around and say,"that is great honey, if you have any questions once you have seen it feel free to follow up with any questions to your father and of course mommy if you need to." Erik looks down takes a bite of his chili, slyly changes the subject and secretly glares at me. Never a dull moment around here!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

First day of school kindergarten and 4th grade!

This little guy was hesitant. I told him I would meet him at school to make sure he was settled in okay. "Okay Mama.." After dropping off Talia I thought maybe he would be okay and I headed to go to work. Yeah, nope-turned around. No way was I going to let him be afraid on his own. Sure glad I pulled around because I am in stride going to his classroom I hear him say,"Hi Mama!" As a teacher is trying to figure out where he and 3 others belong. We walked to his classroom arm and arm. Found his locker, put away his bag, and snacks for the week. We approached his teacher, she greeted him,"Happy first day of kindergarten!" He sheepishly smiles and stands behing my leg. He looks up and whispers,"I think I want to go home." Mama stood her ground and walked him to an open seat got on her knees to look him in the eye. "You got this buddy. I promise you are going to make lots of friends." He still was not sold but let me walk out. My heart was in a million little proud pieces.

This guy on the other hand would not let me stand with him at the bus stop. He let me walk him to it and walk back to the house. "Mom, what are you doing-I AM FINE! Really, you don't have to stand and watch me." I look at him with a look of sadness and turn to walk to the front door to watch him. "But MOM, I LOVE YOU!"
They both are loving being in school and with their friends. Sleeping good at night and eating me out of house and home when we get home. I am so proud of my boys. Before I had kids I always prayed I would have boys because I always wanted a brother. Thank you God for making that prayer come true-even on the days they test me. I simply would not want it any other way.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our summer in a nutshell