Our Family

Our Family

Thursday, February 21, 2013


In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. —Proverbs 3:6

It's been awhile! Life just seems to be flying by, funny thing is since I've moved, I no longer have clients, or many play-dates,  but seem to have barely enough time to sit during the day. I'm finding the older my kids get the busier I am. Not just physical things, like driving them to all over the county, but mentally as well, helping them on their journey. Phew it's a lot of work, I have to constantly check in with them, see how their doing.
 Luke is such a blessing to our family, the kids all light up around him, so fun watching him develop from baby to toddler. 
Jim's working closer to us now, so we get to see him on the weekends, you know how Joseph was his fathers favorite, well I can admit that Jim is our family's Joseph he's much loved! 
Having two batches of kids 6 years apart, I really can grasp how fast they grow up, so this time around, I'm really slowing down, making sure I'm not rushing it! So we take long neighborhood walks, Sadie makes sure they both have their journals to capture what they see along the way. 
 Daddy is so patient with his kids, most times I'm cleaning, cooking, and they'll ask mom make this or that with me, this is when it's great to have dad he'll sit and make, build, bake, he's great, Hey that rhymes...
 I didn't blog about Bub's 16th birthday, well we had a simple day then a nice dinner, Marie came into town to help Bubba celebrate.

 WE surprised Sage while she was at Beach Volleyball. Marie and Sage have a sisterly bond.
 These two dated for awhile, and now are friends, God knows the future for them.
 "Little Lukey he's a cutie, from his head down to his feet." A song my momma made for him.
 What most day's look like in my house
 Valentine preparations
 Chloe savoring her Valentine cupcake
Little girls and I made a trip to see my grandmother who now lives in Bishop, at a retirement home. The move was the right one for her, she is enjoying her new home tremendously.
 Love staying at my parents house, such comfort, love, peace there.
 Papa and his girls, while my momma and I would sit and talk in the house, this is the sight we'd see passing by, either a quad or tractor ride.
 We got up to the mountains, Sadie started a "Big Foot Club" at her school, it's now up to 8 members!! They find clues about Big Foot, so Papa wanted to take her to the mountains for more clues!!
That's me up high in a tree, my dad and I built a tree swing for the girls
 It was a hit....
 We loved our time home, Brenda and I spent time together, and talked so nice to catch up.  Big kids had to stay because of work, volleyball.
 Hope your all doing well, please say a pray for us, big decisions that need to be made and God's grace in it all. I'm going to try to blog more, just seriously not enough time to do it all! Shirley

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beach shots

The earth is the LORD'S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalms 24

 The girls and I did a quick turnaround trip to Cam, for Sage's ortho appointment. Got to see a lot of friends I didn't get to see last trip:) Had a hair client in the hotel, wish I had some pictures, rinsing her in the tub, using the trash bag for a hair cap! Priceless. I soooo miss my buds there, I haven't hung out with real live girlfriends in awhile, last week I did get to escape for a late dinner with a friend from San Diego, that was nice. After having many, many conversations with children, it takes awhile to get my mojo back! I meet up with Teresa she blessed me with the disc of shots we took in October, love them!!
After 17 years were still going strong, thank God, we defiantly have our moments but know that we are both committed to each other and our family. Love this man
 And as I stated before since I was a little girl I knew this was all I wanted, Thank you God for my four
 If I could say that if there was a perfect child, this one truly comes close. Not choosing favorites because I love all my children equally. Sadie just enjoys life, Period, she lights up from within, rarely does she get down.
 So fun watching Sage grow into women hood, her and I can talk about everything, she stands by her Christianity, and doesn't back down in this perverse world, I'm very proud of her.
 Bubba my little prince. God blessed me with only one son, he is becoming so responsible he'll be 16 in two day's :) I'm happy, then I'm sad, next month there will be far fewer times, that momma gets her time alone with him in the car... Life is short

 Chloe my side kick, she is my shadow. All my other children played pretty well on their own.. Not Coco she thinks I'm her BFF, (when Saides not home), and I'm obligated to play every game, go down every slide, play babies till I'm DONE. I'm completely devoted because I know this comming September she'll be off to Kindergarden:( Even though at times I count down the day's, I know the house will feel empty in the morning without my little buddy.

Rachel and I

We all looked forward to the Super Bowl last night but.... The half time show?? Come on when did a black leather corset, and nasty moves become, family entertainment? I really was disgusted, and usually try to hold my opinions to my self, but I was really disturbed by her halftime show. I hope the organization wises up, hopefully next year there is a more tasteful show, if people want to see that crap they can tune into MTV! Hope your all doing well, Shirley