Congratulations Peyton!

April 3rd, 2015

After 6+ years of speech classes we are proud to say Peyton graduated today! He’s gone from a quiet 3 year old to a very talkative, articulate 9 year old! We are so proud!

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Rock & Roll, Light the fuse, Take off

March 21st, 2015

Those were the last words from my Dad before they rolled him into surgery. I cant explain the overwhelming feeling of “lets do this” and “Don’t take my Dad” I was feeling all morning. I didn’t sleep at all last night. I drove to the hospital about 3:30 in the morning and sat outside my Dad’s room. He was sleeping so I didn’t want to wake him. I text my sister when I got there. She wasn’t sleeping either so she came to the hospital shortly after I did. Then my Mom and brother. It was a heart wrenching morning, actually the days before this are a blur too.

We waited in the ICU waiting room what felt like forever but when it was over didn’t feel long at all. My Mom has this great way of looking strong and confident but we all know her so well we know she was just as worried, or more, than we were. Always such a strong positive person. I wish I could be more like her, especially at times like this.

Dad came through surgery better than we expected. He was groggy and grumpy when he started coming out of it, but we always say the grumpiness means he’s back to himself.

This was my facebook status after Dad’s surgery was over. I am still so thankful for all of the prayers from friends and family!

Thank you all for the prayers today! It was probably one of the longest, most heart wrenching days my family has ever had. Dad had a stint put in his aortic valve this morning. Surgery went well and he is resting. Hopefully going home to Mom and their puppy soon. Thank you, thank you!

Later in the evening a few showers moved in. There was a double rainbow going over our house. A pretty great way to end this stressful day. Not the best picture with my Iphone but I was really excited to see it.

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March through my Iphone

March 20th, 2015

I continue to forget about the pictures on my phone. A few more from March.

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The boys celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green milk. Funny, I wouldn’t touch green milk when my mom made it back in the day, but my boys love it!

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Dinner and drinks with family.

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Jayden called out MOMMY around 3:00 in the morning. I jumped out of bed, went to his room and he told me his tooth was on his tongue, Funniest thing ever, and I am so thankful he wasn’t sick or didn’t swallow it. Silly boy!

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reading to Ducky and friends.

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Crazy hair day for Peyton’s class.

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We’re planting our bunny garden again!

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cheers!

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Elvis has left the building, (the day my life stood still).

March 19th, 2015

Every year 3rd grade has a wax museum on the night of open house. As many years as I have been at that school I never walked into the gym to see the kids in their costumes, Peyton’s choice was Elvis, which didn’t really surprise us. But as soon as I found out who he was going to be and when the night of open house was I called my mom (Bunny) for help. This is her specialty! Growing up I always had the best costumes. She was always making something.

My mom found a black womens shirt (don’t tell Peyton) at a thrift store and did her thing with it. My Mom is amazing! She also made a belt buckle, a cape (complete with rhinestones, an eagle, and a cross). My only job was to find black pants and cowboy boots, which we already had.

Ready for our 3rd Grade Wax Museum! I made the microphone. Im not very crafty.

Those chops tho. :)

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A few pictures outside OCT…. I did not see our little photobomber in this until today!

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I loved seeing all of the kids dressed up. all of them worked for at least a month, doing research and writing reports on their historical figure.

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Peyton did a great job with his speech. Sadly it was so loud in the gym it was really hard to hear anyone say anything.

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When the wax museum was over we walked down to the boy’s classrooms to see their work. I don’t really remember much of the rest of the night. I got a text while in Jayden’s classroom saying my Dad was put in ICU. I was in a fog the rest of the night.

Jayden’s work was adorable. I wish I could have been more present while he was showing me his presentation on the class Ipad. I think I rushed both boys through it all so we could get to the hospital. #momoftheyear

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Peyton’s work was great too. Lots of research on Elvis.

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We went straight to the hospital after open house. Dad looked tired, but felt good about what the doctors had told him. He would need surgery in the next couple of days. A stint would be put into his aortic valve. Everything stopped for my whole family when we heard. Im thankful we have each other to lean on.

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and so on

March 15th, 2015

I don’t know why I can’t keep up with the pictures on my phone. I found a few more from Spring Break. Will I ever be caught up?

The boys worked hard on Lego City a few of our rainy spring break days….

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Grandpa donated his truck to the Veterans. We’re going to miss hearing the rumble of it coming down our street!

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Guitar lessons are still going strong.

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These two thought they were being quiet in Jayden’s room early one morning…. always together, always laughing.

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Baseball and Soccer are both going strong!

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A special sugary treat at Krispy Kreme.

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They just can’t get enough of the hot tub.

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It was way too quiet when all of them went back to school on Monday. I am so ready for summer!

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Spring Break

March 11th, 2015

We didn’t have the best weather for spring break this year, but at least it wasn’t snowing. The rain held off at least for a few days.

We went on the family mission trip with our church again this year. We helped local elderly people with their yards. The man we helped was so sweet and the family we were working with was great too. Lots of boys!

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Over spring break Jason is super busy with catching up on his yards…. everyone wants their yard done as soon as spring hits. Which is great for business but can get a little lonely for me and the boys.

What boy doesn’t like a backyard campsite?

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Once the rain came, Jason and I decided to get started on the master bath…. It is long overdue for a makeover so Jason being the man he is, decided to take on the job himself…. We have all moved into the boys Jack & Jill bathroom. (This should be fun). I will update with pictures of our bathroom as we move on, but for now this is what is going on and it is not pretty. Be warned. This.is.gross.

When we moved in the master bath was the only room that was not updated. It has brass, awful marble, and white tile… all bad. Once Jason started tearing out he found mold behind the shower walls. We weren’t surprised by the mold. Our house is over 20 years old. We were told it’s pretty normal, but still. Not fun to see.

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and (close your eyes) a huge termite mound behind the half wall in the shower. No termites were found but it’s gross anyway.

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This is where we are now,

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Bathtub is next to go, so is the rest of the shower, the floors, pretty much all of it. We will be putting in french doors at some point. I need to keep my mind on how it’s going to look when we’re done because right now the whole thing just stresses me out.

By the end of the week we were SO over the rain and bathroom. Jason surprised us by planning a day trip to our favorite waterfall park. It was raining in Dallas, but Waco had clear skies! I was so excited for the boys to see our new favorite spot! I knew before the day was over at least one of them would be jumping in!

Two boys and a duck ready to roll….

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Family road trip selfie with a ducky photobomb!

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We stopped at Junque in the Trunk for a little while. LOVE this place! Cutest antiques ever!

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A new sign for the kitchen.

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And finally, we made it to Takwana Falls!

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A little bit of fishing. Peyton caught two!

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Exploring.

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and finally he just had to get in….. (Im so glad I brought extra clothes for both of them!)

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Both boys ended up jumping in a few times. Im not sure why I don’t have pictures of Jayden swimming. Both of them loved it, and it was cold!

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After Peyton and Jayden dried off and changed clothes. We went to dinner on the river. An awesome way to end the day!

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more iphone pics

March 7th, 2015

when did Jayden get so big that he can do this?

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sweet hubby brought home flowers, gerbera daisies are my favorite.

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everyone needs a Starbucks! those snow days were brutal!

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the Boosterthon Fun Run was the day before spring break started. My boys with their boys!

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