Friday, August 29, 2008

Wow, I can't believe this year is flying by so fast. I just wanted give everyone an update on our lives lately. It seems we stay so totally busy and so consumed, I will be glad to be able to breath again. I have 2 photography classes coming up that I will be teaching. I am super excited about it. I am hoping this will open up some doors for me. I have this burning desire inside of me to pursue photography full time like with a studio and all, but know that it is not the Lord's will right now and I am perfectly fine with that. I have a much a much higher calling right now as a mother and wife. I am also going to be teaching a class for the yearbook staff at a private school. Tyler starts school on the 2nd of Sept. I think we are ready to get back into the swing of things. All of his curriculum has come in, so there is nothing stopping us now! I think people have a misconception about stay at home moms that is WORK!!!! It is not like we sit around all day eating bon-bons watching TV. It takes a lot of time and dedication. It is just as much dedication for me as it is Tyler. Tyler is becoming quite the young man. I can't believe he is almost 10 years old. He is smart and funny and just an all around good kid. I pray the Lord keeps him safe and puts an hedge about him! is the BIG announcement ..... drumroll please.......EMMA is potty trained......YEAH!!! We are officially on our 3rd week in panties. I know what your thinking she's old enough to be potty trained, what 's the big deal? The big deal is, she is my last baby and it was hard for me to let go! My last baby that will be 3 in November. Hard to believe. She is smart and cute as a button and so, so funny. She has this personality that infects everyone around her. She loves to sing( I like to think she gets that from me). She absolutely adores her brother, her TyTy. She is a little pistol. This morning she woke up at 5am and I put her in the bed with us..I was not ready to get up. She was in the most loving mood. She rolled over and very sweetly said,"I love you daddy." It was so unbelievably sweet. I think Brad got a little choked up. I mean she says that a lot, but this moment was like no other!! Thank God for my children who are healthy. I do not take for granted one day that I have healthy children. God you are so good!! Brad and I are well. Like I said we stay so busy, but are loving our lives!!! Just wanted to update everyone. Love you all and miss you dearly!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Too BIG for her britches!!

She is too much. Emma is such an entertainer and comedian. Tyler was my shy, softspoken child, Emma is COMPLETELY opposite. She now "poses" for pictures and she is always putting her hands on her hips. She will put her hands on her hips and punch one side of them out and give you this look like in this picture. She is sassy and so girly. I love it now, but wondering if she will give me trouble later. Her new word is beauty. She says, I like your necklace, it is so beauty. All of my friends, she asks,"Is that your daddy?" And she is referring to their husbands. She is really so cute. She cracks Tyler up all of the time. When she is mad at him, she calls him Tyler but usually she so sweetly calls him TyTy. She loves clothes, shoes and jewelry. What is she going to be like as a teenager? We are potty training right now.....i know she should've been trained a L O N G time ago, but I just haven't. She is my last and I want to keep her a baby forever, but I can save $40.00 a month on diapers!! Anyway, enough bragging about my priss-pot.
I so love my children. What a gift from GOD! I am so thankful for healthy, happy kiddos!