Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Karate kid!

Doesn't he look tough ?
Tonight Brayden got his purple belt!
 He did such a great job on his test! I am amazed at how far he has come. (It seems like he just started karate not too long ago.) I am glad he has found something he loves.
Way to go Brayd!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


How did we go from this...

to this... and so fast?

Let me tell you what triggered this whole, I can't believe my kids are growing up so fast pity party this time;
So Brayden brought me a paper that said "Please make a 30 min appointment with your child’s counselor so we can register him/her for HIGH SCHOOL" WHAT!!!! How can my little guy be registering for High School already? (Just so you know I am in complete denial and I am taking the latest appointment possible) I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes about now  wondering if I really do get this upset.... just talk to Trav he will assure you I really am this crazy! In fact I told him I just wouldn't go, I wasn't ready, so he said he would (and I quote) "one of us has to be responsible and go register him" I told him "I am totally responsible! Tt is the rational part I always have a hard time with. It gives me a knot in the pit of my stomach to think about how fast my kids are growing up. But I was brave and called to make our appointment. While I was rereading the note (so I wouldn’t sound like a totally idiot) I noticed one of the last sentences has a number to call for any extra counseling that may be needed… hmmm, I wonder if this is for all the moms who can’t believe their kids are going to be in High School…I am sure I can’t be the only one freaking out!
Wish us all luck!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I just love this girl!
 She too is growing up so fast, but unlike her brother she hates it almost as much as I do. The other day we were talking about when she gets older and she said "Mom, I will live at home until I get married at 25 or 28 and then we will live no more than 5 mins away and I promise I will call you at least 10 times a day!"
OH HOW I WISH!!!!!!!!

Tyler age 10   (2012)

My little piano player

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Brayden 14 years old

This kid is my FAVORITE little man EVER!

I can't believe how fast he is growing up. (It breaks my heart)

I keep telling him to SLOW DOWN and he just smiles, gives me a hug and laughs.

He is such a great kid and brother. The kids stayed home the other night while Trav and I snuck away on a little date and when we got home we went and tucked the kids in, I asked Brayd how it went. He said "good" (he is famous for his one word answers) but when I went to tuck Tyler in she went on and on about what a good big brother Brayd was and how he played with her and was so nice to her...Aww, just what a mom wants to hear! (And believe you me; Tyler doesn't just give out complements unless they are earned)

I am sure I have said more than I am allowed. So I better just leave you to marvel at how much he has grown this year.

P.S. he is now 5'8" and wears and 11.5 shoe

Happy New year!

This post was originally written on 1-2-12
However, I tried for over a week to get the video's taken of all the activities that were mentioned below and couldn't get them to work...bummer!
So this will be a picture less video less post :(
I guess you are just going to have to use your imagination on  this one.

I can't believe it is already 2012!!!
 It has been one of those years when it seems the days go by slow, but the year just seems to fly!
We had a lovely Christmas. My new favorite thing about Christmas is the stockings. Now that "you know who" doesn't come anymore ( I really thought all the fun would be gone) we have started a new tradition where we draw names and do their stocking ( BTW it is a secret and you don't know who has you until Christmas morning). It is the BEST idea EVER!! One night for FHE before Christmas we go shopping (don't worry we all have our phones and reusable non see through bags) I can't believe the thought and time that goes into these stockings, and to watch the excitement of the one giving... priceless!
We should have done this years ago!!!!
Another highlight and probably my favorite thing this year was we were ALL home for the break! I LOVED every second of it ! And don't you worry we didn't waste a min of it.
It was full of shopping, going to the movies, Swimming, Ice skating, Putting up the base board in the salon, few little home repairs (just maintenance things that get over looked) organizing, game playing ( video and the board kind) Ringing in the New Year with friends, and some serious snuggle time!
So far the New Year is off to a great start!

Monday, January 2, 2012


WAIT...this was written on 12/3/2011 why did it just now post???
 I really need to update my blogger!

I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted. Man where did November go?

Well, here are a few things that has kept us busy...
Tyler's book report that she did all by herself. Wish I was as talented as she is!
Can you guess the book???

We have a new love for racket ball and the Rec center.
best place to burn energy in the winter hands down!!

We also had a great Thanksgiving and TONS of fun shopping the day after (this year I took Tyler and Brylie) All I can say is these girls are DIE HARDS we started at 9 pm and got home the next day at around 1 pm. Then they played all day before crashing at around 9:30 pm (after taking a Tylenol for their headaches.)