Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today was my goal date for having Journee. If I could make it until August 19th, I could bring home a healthy, happy baby girl. Wow. Alot has happened since April 24th. I know that she knows I would have done anything to get her here safely. I know Heavenly Father must have more important things for her to do up there! Still stinks, though!

Grandma Halladay

August 2009

My sweet Grandma Halladay passed away on Sunday night at 7:11. It sounds bad, but
I am so happy for her. She has been suffering for a long time and has wanted to go be with Grandpa since he passed a year ago. She loved my kids. They had the best Great Grandma any kids could ask for. I will miss her, but I am so glad that I had the opportunity to call her my Grandma. She promised to hug my little ladies in Heaven and let them know I love them. I am sad for my Mom and her Sisters, but I know they will all be okay. Once again, I am humbled by and grateful for the Plan of Salvation. Without the knowledge of this plan, I would not have the confidence of knowing that those I love who have passed are all happy, safe, and doing God's work on the other side. I love You, Grandma!! I will see you later:)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Day of School

Brian and I were so excited for school to start. Check out these cute kids:)
Toothless Charlee loved her first day.
Silly Oaklee had a good time and learned about A's sounds.
Charlee is in Mrs. Telep's class.
Oaklee's teacher is Ms. Carol. She was funny. She got out all of the supplies out of her desk to show them to her friend, Anna.
Jaxson had a great first day.
He walked into class like a little man:)
It is Jaxson's turn to have Mrs. Lorene in preschool... finally!!
Can you believe I am kid less for 2 hours 3 days a week?? I don't know what to do with myself. No, I don't want to use the time to clean as Brian suggests, but we will have to see:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Grandpa came to visit a couple of weeks ago.

He only got to stay for a day, but the kids were so excited.

Come again soon, Grandpa!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Busy Bee... That's Me!

I have been so busy. I am the PTO president for our new charter school. It is a lot of work, but it is also so rewarding for me. I get to meet and work with new people that I would not know otherwise. I get to be involved with my kid's school and everyone gets to know my sweet kids.

A lot happened this week. We had a party at the school. I was in a sling the first part of the week because I bruised my elbow Sooooo BAD!! I am so excited to be out of that. It is hard to do your hair and put on mascara with only your left hand.
This week, Oaklee had a few doosies...
Charlee wanted to sit up front in the car and I told her it was too dangerous. Oaklee said, "I sat in the front seat once. Kenzee made me duck so the cops wouldn't see". Aunt Kenzee got in trouble for that one.
She also wanted to take a bath yesterday and I kept putting it off. She finally said, "Go turn on the water and I will get in. Do you want me to keep bugging you all day? No you don't."
Charlee got to meet her teacher at her new school. She is so excited. She has read 117 books so far this summer. With school starting on Monday, I think we will only make it to 120, but she is getting so much better.
We left the front door open and a BIG lizard snuck into the living room. I was too scared to get it out and Jaxson would not even get out of the car to come in for a fear of the lizard. Dad saved the day by coming home and getting it out with his hockey stick:)
Speaking of hockey... Brian has a class every Thursday and he is getting better. You may remember that he got a TON of ice hockey equipment for his birthday without knowing how to ice skate. He only fell on his butt 2 times this week and the "Big Girl" is his class (that is what he calls her. I don't know her name) complimented him on his skating abilities. I think the whole class is pretty bad, so he is right at home.

I love my life!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


We found this "well loved" dog when we moved and it looks like it could be someone's best friend. Please call me if he or she (I can't tell) belongs to you!!