Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1, 2010

The kids stayed up soooo late! Grown-ups made it to 12:30am. Then we all slept in till noon! Except for Stephen who left for work at 7:30am. Firefighters never get vacations! lol....anyway, until we get our professional pix is a family shot from last night. We were all loopy from lack of sleep, so be kind. LOVE TO YOU ALL!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last BLOG of 2009

Melissa and Brandon got home last night! I am so happy to have all of my kids under the same roof! We are having fun so far. Saw "Sherlock Holmes" today. Pretty good movie. Tonight we are eating yummy food and enjoying our time together! Cannot believe it will be 2010 in 2.5 hours! I'll post some pics of the kids tomorrow.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Why I don't blog everyday...

Sometimes things happen that we do NOT want to BLOG about. Like the past month! HAHA! No, I haven't been lazy, just stressed out! TO THE MAX!!! Life has continued though.
School got out for Christmas Break today. The kids are all very very happy! We celebrated at McDonald's. UHG! I am so gonna pay for that later. We also had a mini-present opening session for Brandon. He is flying to California tomorrow to see Ed, Stacy and the kids. He is excited, and a bit nervous. Flying is not his favorite thing. He always has a blast though! He and Melissa will fly back to Arizona on the 30th. That's what I'm looking forward to. I LOVE HAVING ALL OF MY CHILDREN TOGETHER! It's the best.
BTW...I had an MRI a few weeks ago. I actually have 2 bulging discs in my neck. I was referred to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. They called and I said "no thanks". I really do not want surgery and I have no intention of letting them give me shots in my neck! At least at this point. If the pain gets worse I'm sure I will look for more options, but so far I just put up with the pain. I'm actually starting to get used to it. That's pretty lame. I have good days and not so good days. That's life.
I'll post some pics next time!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Happy 17th Birthday Melissa! Hope it was the best birthday yet. We love you so very much! We are so happy to be your family! xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Melissa is turning 17 tomorrow.....

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HOW???? How did this happen? 17 years have flown by since my baby girl was born. She weighed only 6lbs and was 19 inches long. Such a pretty little baby too. Soft sandy blond hair. Tiny little fingers. So petite and perfect! I remember when she started walking! SO FUNNY! It was more like falling and running at the same time! We loved how excited she was about being able to run around on her own! She was always smiling! BIG BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES and golden blond hair! Just like a princess! She took our breath away! When Brandon was born she fell in love! Watching Melissa hold him and love him was so precious. She was always worried about him. She was like a little mommy. SO CUTE! Melissa has ALWAYS loved animals. She will be their protector and defender her whole life. She loves her dogs and is so good to them. Animals love her right back too. They can sense what a special lady she is. Melissa has SO MANY friends, but has a special group of kids that she spends most of her time with. They are all such good people. She loves them so much and always has fun with them. They treat her like gold and she will probably be friends with them forever! Her little brothers and sister think the world of her. She is a "true" teenage sister. Very protective and sometimes annoyed by them. lol....but she loves them and they adore her! I feel so lucky to be her mother. I miss her everyday, but I know she is so happy in Aptos. I just love that she keeps in touch with me. Tex ting has been very good for our relationship! ;) I am so proud of the young lady that she has grown into. She loves life! She is so out-going and friendly. I am very proud to be her "mommy". I LOVE YOU MELISSA ANN!

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