Thursday, November 29, 2007

Well life has been exceeedingly hectic for us. First we had the Thanksgiving holiday, which we had a great time! We just had a small dinner at our house with my parents and a family friend. But then came the move. Well we were all packed up and ready to move on Saturday, we took the first truck loads over Saturday morning. Only to find out the house was not ready to move into. It is a brand new house, never lived in, but it was one of the model homes, and the property management people who were selling it, still had all their furniture in it, and had not had the carpets cleaned as promised. So he said I will get everything out and get the carpets cleaned and you can move in Wednesday. AUGH!!!!!!!!!! Well our entire house was packed up, all the clothes, all the kids' toys, all the food, all the kitchen, (do you get it?), AND the utilities were being shut off, per our request to transfer our services. So now what???? Well it was a few rough days but with the help of some wonderful friends, who brought us into their homes and fed us and let the kids play some, we survived. I called the property management people on Monday morning and told them we did not want the carpets cleaned and we would move their things out and into the garage for them, as long as they let us move in on Monday. Well the guy I spoke with agreed to get all their things out and he would not get the carpets cleaned, but we were finally able to get the keys on Monday afternoon. So we had a HUGE moving party, and we are in, still tripping over boxes but we are in:) I HATE moving!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Well we are officially kidney stone free. Thom went in to have his surgery yesterday to remove the remaining 2 stones that were too big to pass on their own. All went well, he is in a good deal of pain today, but is happy that they are finally all gone. Our only concern is that the doctor saw one that was not on the scan, which means a new one appeared in a 4 day window. He still has not been able to 'catch' one so we have no idea what they are made of, or what is causing them, so we do not know what he has to avoid. But feel that this may become a more constant issue for him. So I am attempting to put him on a 'stone free' diet. A diet that eliminates the stone causing foods and drinks. Which is difficult because he LOVES everything on the list. Coffee, broccoli, nuts.....and I know he is going to be sneaking it all behind my back:( But I can only do what I can do, and the rest is up to him. But I am just glad that this month long ordeal of kidney stones is finally over.

Monday, November 12, 2007


I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all our vets. They mean so much to us all. To my wonderful husband and father, and brother-in-law thank you. And to my boys currently serving in the sandbox, thank you. Keep your eyes open, your heads down and come home safely to us. We love and miss you all!


We had a wonderful trip from my brother and sister-in-law and their 6 children this weekend. And while we were preparing for their visit, I decided I needed to go to the grocery store for a few items. I decided I was going to go child free, and leave all the kids home with Thom. But Nic threw a fit wanting some time with mommy, so I took him with me. We had a fun time shopping and hanging out together. While we were checking out he asked for some candy. He picked out peanut M&M's, but he kept calling the Skittles, even though I kept correcting him. So we are driving home listening to our 'one, two, three' (Tim McGraw's, 'Like a Bird, the kids call it their one, two, three song), and not talking much. And out of nowhere Nic says, "Mom, skittles are good for my heart", while patting his chest. I laughed so hard. Why would he think that? And out of nowhere? Cracked me up, that kid is constantly keeping me rolling:)

Friday, November 9, 2007

This is me and my wonderful hubby, Thomas, on the beach in Mexico, what a fun trip that was!!!!!!
We met in July of 1998, and were married on October 4, 1999. We have been happily married for 8 years, (though of course we have had our roller coaster issues), him and my children are my life, and I am SOOO happy with what God has blessed me with.

This is my little Pooh Bear! William Patrick (named after his daddy and Grandpa Tobin), was born on March 21, 2007. He is also my miracle baby, we were not supposed to be able to have any more children, but I prayed, and prayed hard for 2 years, and God finally blessed me with him:) We call him Will, but his daddy is trying to get him to be called Liam(the Irish form of William, as he is Irish), but it has not stuck yet:) He is such a sweet baby. He is growing up way too fast! He is crawling, standing, walking around tables, jibber-jabbering, and just growing up TOOO fast! He is so precious, and he just ADORES all his oldre siblings. And he has his best friend Quinn, who was born 2 weeks before him, that he loves to play with:) He is such a joy and a light in our lives.

This is my Boo, Nicholas William (William after his daddy), he was born on April 4, 2004 (4/4/04)). He is my miracle baby. During my pregnancy with him i had some health issues, and he should not be here, but God spared his precious life, as well as mine:) He has such a sweet, loving spirit, and loes to hlep out the best that he can, though being only 3, can only help out as much as his age will allow. But he is also spunky, and attitudely, so he and Rylie get along well, and not well at the same time:) They are only 16 months apart and it really shows, they are either the best of friends, or the worst of enemies. And he also challenges me daily. But he can turn on the charm like no other! Nobody can understand how he could EVER get in trouble, you take one look at him and you just melt:) My little Boo, I love you so.

This is my beautiful angel, Rylie Noel (because she was born 2 days before Christmas), was born on Dec. 23, 2002. She is a very spunky, sassy, attitutedy, little angel:) She keeps me on my toes, and on the edge of my nerves:) But she can be very loving and sweet also. She loves to dance, and sing, and be with her friends. Though we can tell that when she is a teenager, WHATCH OUT! But she is very sweet and loves her family, but does not like to help out much, she would rather be out partying and having fun:) She loves to learn and 'do schoolwork'. She is very smart and loving. She challenges me daily, but I absolutely am so in love with her:)

This is my beautiful princess, Makayla Rose (Rose is her birth-month flower), she was born on June 28, 2001. She is in the 1st grade, and doing excellent at school, homeschooling was the right move for her as well, as she needed more one-on-one attention and help than she was getting in the traditional school. And she is now flourishing beautifully:) She is just like her mom, she is very timid and shy, quiet spirit. But just the sweetest thing you will ever meet. She is such a 'mommy' she adores her younger siblings, and helps me take care of them all the time. She is such a HUGE help to me, I do not know what I would do without her:)

This is my oldest son, Kaiden Michael (yes, he was named after my brother, Michael). He was born on July 7, 1999. He is in the 3rd grade, and is brilliant! No really he is way too smart for his own good most of the time:) Homeschooling was a good move for him, because he was SOOO bored in the traditional school. He is now excelling and being challenged, for the first time in his school career. He is in Cub Scouts, he is a Bear, and he loves it, his dad is the Bear leader, so that is a good time for both of them to get out of the house and have some 'boy' fun:) He is such a good big brother, he loves his younger siblings, and helps me take care of them. I do not know what I would do without his help. And he absolutely ADORES his baby brother Will. The two of them are the best of friends:) He has the sweetest most gentle spirit. he is such a good kid, when I look at him, I feel like maybe I did something right in my life, afterall:)

Yeah, look at me, I got it:):):)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my beautiful family, back in April right after Will was born.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Well, I decided I might as well get with the 21st century and do my family a blog. This blog is going to serve to keep us updated with our family and friends that live so far away, we miss you all!

First of all me and my wonderful hubby, Thomas, have been married for 8 years. We have five beautiful children. Kaiden Michael, he turned 8 in July. Makayla Rose, she turned 6 in June, Rylie Noel, she will be 5 in December, Nicholas William, he will be 4 in April, and William Patrick he is almost 8 months old. I will post pictures as soon as I figure my way around this website, so far it is kicking my butt:)