Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Omar "relaxing" on Father's Day!
You are an amazing father in so many ways, but what I think makes you the best is the way you listen and talk to your kids. Truly awesome! They are so blessed to have a dad that respects them and cares for them the way you do! (and they still think your jokes are really funny!)
I love you!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ms. Spunky

If you looked up "spunky" in the dictionary, I am pretty sure you would see a picture of my Katie. Katie approaches life with an intensity that is admirable (and sometimes really noisy!) Her outward beauty is truly a reflection of her heart. She desires to be good and the maturity in which she examines her conscience is beyond her years. She also has amazing dedication and discipline, and when she sets her heart on a goal, she doesn't stop until she reaches it.
Katie loves to sing, she volunteered to sing solos 3 times in Choir this year, she loves her soccer team, and was often the Team Captain in charge of leading the team cheers, she loves to make good grades, she made straight A's in 6th grade, and she loves her family, and bosses, I mean leads her younger siblings in many games/plays.
I love my Katie more than words can say, and I am so lucky that I get to be her mom.

Happy 12th Birthday my Beloved Daughter.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Yesterday at the library, my friend and I left our two 7 year old boys to browse for a minute. When we caught up with them they were standing at the search desk searching for something. The counter hits them just below chin level, but they were both reaching for their respective mouses and focussed on each of their computers. It was a sight to see. These are not the quiet, mild mannered boys that are first born boys were. These are the sword fighting, jumping, wrestling younger brothers. Nonetheless, they know how to use the card catalog and are not afraid to do it.

And it only makes sense that they were searching for..."WAR."

And, by the way, our library has over 7000 entries on "WAR" and they were intent on going line by line until they found the material they were looking for.

Hannah just informed me that she had overheard them looking at a book called "Everyone Dies" earlier. What happened to Thomas the Tank Engine? I think we skipped that phase all together with these two.

It is No Secret

That I am not a cook from scratch kind of mom. Just never took the time to figure that out. As I mentioned before, I chose Choir and Theater Arts over Home Ec. in Middle School, so I have had a learn as you go type of training. Anyway, for those of you who can bear to eat spaghetti sauce out of a jar, HEB has a yummy "Vegetable Primavera" sauce that we loved last night. The veggies are really chunky, but the kids still ate them, with encouragement of course!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Well, almost a month ago, my little blog hit its one year anniversary. What a fun way for me to document the comings and goings of my little family. What a wonderful outlet for me to jot down some of the things that float around in my brain. It helps me clear up some room so that I can remember soccer and swim schedules!

Thank you for taking time to walk with me. I am honored.
God bless you.

Where my little story began:


Tonight Hannah came down from her bed and caught me vegging out. She said, "So is this what you do when we go to bed? Flip channels and stop on random stuff."

Yes, yes I do.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Quite the Politician

My wonderful son, who also happens to be a teenager, sometimes displays behavior at home which, in my opinion, is less than appealing.

This morning the teenager said: This is the summer for the "Personality Change Reform Movement."

Me: I'll believe it when I see it.

The teenager: Amending the know when they do that, it takes a while, it is a process.

I won't hold my breath.