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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daddy far away!

Yes he is sweethearts. Today Daddy left for Tokyo before the Boys woke up. We all miss him like crazy and he hasn't been gone for 24 hours yet. I just checked his flight plan and he is somewhere over Russia right now. He should be landing at around 1:30 our time, 3:30 Sunday afternoon Tokyo time. Yucky! We want him home now!

I explained to the Boys that we have to go to sleep 14 night times before he comes home. That seems like so long for a 30 year old, I think it must seem like forever to a two year old. I am going to make a chart for them to cross off the days until he comes home to help reassure them that he will be back.(And reassure myself.)

I don't think they are quite getting it though. They kept asking for him today or looking for him. Which would bring me to explain again and another round of "Daddy far AWAY"! I told them we would go to church tomorrow and they could go to their "big class"(they moved up from the nursery) and Lex's eyes lit up and he asked, "DADDY???". One of their favorite parts is to go say hi to Daddy while he's playing his guitar and listen to him sing. It's Mommy's favorite part too.

Please pray that he stays safe and returns safely home to us. I miss him so much. I am so incredibly blessed to be married to such a wonderful man and father. And to have a great marriage. I love you so much sweetheart!

I am going to try to sleep now...


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their loved ones. We sure did!

It was a beautiful day in Savannah today. I baked two pies this morning and filled the house with yummy smells. As the temperature climbed towards 70, we decided to take a walk down to the ponds in our neighborhood. It was absolutely gorgeous! We came home and played outside, drew with sidewalk chalk and the Boys jumped in their bounce house. We ate lunch and I got to work on our dinner feast. We shared it with friends and the Boys ate maybe a bite of dinner and a bunch of fresh whipped cream. Oh well, there's always next year!

I've been thinking a lot about what I am thankful for and I'll share it with y'all. Here goes.

I am so thankful for my amazing Husband. It has been over 13 years since I met you and you can still make my heart skip a beat just by walking in the room. I knew the moment I met you that I was supposed to spend my life with you and I thank God daily for the love that He's given me in you.

I am so thankful for my Boys. No matter how frustrated I get or how loud you scream, I melt when I hear your little voices say Mommy. I love the innocence in your eyes and the excitement that the simplest of things can give you. I pray that you keep that in your hearts your entire life and I am so grateful that God trusted me with you. I love you all so, so much, there aren't words to describe it.

I am so thankful for my relationship with my Glorious Creator. Thank you for Your Love. I hope that I can be the woman that You created me to be. Thank you Lord for my life.

I am so thankful for our families. I so wish that we could be with all of you more, but know that you are in our hearts and thoughts always.

I am so thankful for our friends. Thank you for being our extended family.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and that there are many, many more in your future. God bless you all!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's already Tuesday.

How did that happen???

I had something come up yesterday and ended up having to reschedule the pelvic u/s, it is now Dec 15. I'm waiting until Dove gets home. I am a little nervous though, my mammogram and u/s is tomorrow morning. I wish it were over with already!

You know how when you don't want something to happen, time flies by, and when you are excited about something, it drags by? That is what is happening this week. I am dreading Saturday morning when my Husband leaves! It sounds so silly, but I felt so incredibly lost and lonely when he was gone last year. It's like I could feel the distance between us. I am really not looking forward to explaining to the Boys where he is. I keep telling them, but I don't think it's really going to sink in until he's been gone all day. They love their Daddy so much, they are going to miss him like crazy and I know he will miss them too.

We ended up going to the Roundhouse museum this morning. They are still snotty, but it's clear and they've been on antibiotics for a few days, so we decided to get out for a bit. They love going there so much. It's so exciting seeing their absolute joy at all of the choo choo trains. I think we are going to get a yearly membership so we can go often. It is definitely worth it! I will share a pic I took of my wonderful men!!!

I hope everyone is well!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A minute or so of our life...

We had to make another trip to the Dr today. It was a good thing we went though, Lex has the green ooze now and Collin has an ear infection. Both have green ooze out of the nose as well. Hopefully now all three of them will be feeling much better in a few days.

We did go up to Target at the mall to get their prescriptions filled and while we were waiting we rode the Christmas Train for the first time this year. They LOVED it! They couldn't stop talking about it. I have a feeling we will be taking many trips on that this year!

We came home, ate dinner and hung out in their room for a bit before bath. Collin put his Thomas underwear on over his pants and diaper so I broke out the camera. I took a few videos, so I'll share this one with y'all. It's a little dark, but I got some of them singing. They sing all day! They know so many songs I can't even keep track anymore. Who knows we may have the next Hanson, ha ha!

I totally spaced on adding this yesterday, but Lex woke up from his nap and went pee pee on the big potty!!! We haven't really been working on potty training, so this was awesome! We should probably start soon, but I wanted to wait until after Christmas. Maybe we'll do one at a time. Who knows, lol. I'm in no rush. I'd be happy if they stayed babies forever, so when they're ready, I'm ready!

Enjoy a minute and a half of our life!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Duct Tape

May be what's necessary to keep three two year olds in bed long enough to fall asleep at night. I asked the Boys' Dr. yesterday how to keep them in bed at night and that was his answer. HA! I had actually put that on facebook as a thought. I told him that and we had a good laugh and he said to make sure and rip it off quickly like a band-aid. It is really nice to have someone who has had three two year old boys to joke with bounce ideas off of.(*DISCLAIMER*Don't worry, we were both joking, I would never actually tie them to their beds, no matter how great it sounds.)

Why were we there you may be asking yourself?

Just a little bright green ooze coming out of Brody's eye. His nose was pouring clear and he sounded horrible in his chest. We had done breathing treatments earlier in the week. He is my little wheezer and last weekend I thought they were sick, but then changed it to thinking it was just the record cold temps we have had. Unfortunately the first one was the winner. He is now on an antibiotic so he should be feeling much better soon. He did say that his nose looked like RSV though.

If you have ever had a preemie or known someone who has, you will know how utterly terrifying those 3 letters can be. Thankfully he is much older and healthier so it's not a big deal, but I don't think I will ever be able to hear that again without cringing. I am marked for life.

Well, three little boys who are supposed to be in bed are very busy singing the alphabet and playing. That would be my cue to leave.

Nighty-night all.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What a day!

Today was a long day. I woke up at 6am to very awake ready to play Boys. I groggily played with them for about 10 minutes until I realized that the sun wasn't even out yet. I then informed them that the sun was still asleep and they should be too. I told them it was still night-night time and that they needed to get back in bed until the sun woke up. Luckily it worked and we got about 20 more minutes of sleep!

After breakfast we headed to my Dr's office for a check up. It was wonderful seeing everyone! The Boys have gotten so big since we were there last and they enjoyed all of the attention! They were very well behaved.

Now this is probably nothing, so don't worry, but I have a couple of cysts in my bosom, so I will be having another mammogram and ultrasound next Wed. I found a lump that turned out to be fine last February, but now I have some newbies. I am also having ovarian pain so I have a pelvic ultrasound on Monday. Maybe I will be radioactive for Thanksgiving?

I'm sure it will turn out fine, but you can't help but think about it. I am being very positive, but I will admit that I'm also a little scared. I think the scariest part is that Dove will be leaving for Japan on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I will most likely get the results alone. But hey, this little body carried 3 healthy boys at once, it can do anything!

HEY! Maybe that's what did it! I was so full of testosterone carrying 3 boys that's it turned my girly parts against me. MEN!!! Well, at least they were worth it! *wink*

If you have an extra prayer, I would definitely appreciate it.

With that I will say nighty-night, I could really use some beauty rest!

Monday, November 17, 2008


I've been playing around with the photo editing software on my computer and just wanted to share a couple of pictures. These are a couple of pictures that I've taken in the last couple of days that I really liked. Thanks for looking!
(From top to bottom, they are ABC)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A great day!

Today was hectic. We had a million things to do and my head felt like I had been in a boxing match. We were on our way downtown by 8:30 and after the Book Festival, Dove's rehearsal, a Birthday Party and errands we finally got home a little after 2:30. The Boys and I took about an hour nap and then we headed to Target and the grocery store and ate dinner around 6:45.

But you know what?

It was a wonderful day!

As I sat at the table laughing with my family, I felt so incredibly lucky and so content. God has given me so much. And I am so incredibly grateful.

I love my family. I love laughing with them, singing with them, crying with them. Every minute with them is the most precious gift I have ever received.

I may never be anything more than what I am right now, and that's perfectly okay with me. Because I have it all right now. My life may not be recorded in history, and that's okay. Because it is recorded in my family's hearts.

Today was just your average hectic day but it was ours and that makes it priceless.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Growing up...

Every day I watch my little men grow up so much. How can my little itty bitty babies be so big??? Today Brody was eating something and started crying. I asked him what was wrong and he told me "Mouth". He actually told me what was wrong!!! He must have bit his lip or tongue, but that is such a breakthrough. Instead of playing, Mommy figure it out, he actually told me! If that wasn't enough for one day, tonight I laid out their pj pants and went in the closet to get the tops. When I came out Collin had both legs in his pants and was pulling them up while sitting down! I showed him how to stand up and then pull and then he put his shirt on with a little help from me! I'm so proud of them!!! And also a little sad. I wish I could freeze them and keep them this age forever!

With all of that said, I also had a first today. My first root canal, yay me! It was a blast, let me tell you. Everyone was really nice and it wasn't that bad, until the novacaine started wearing off. It's sore and I'm tired. With that I'm going to bed!

Hug your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you. Every minute is a gift and today is not forever.


Thursday, November 13, 2008


I have my first toothache ever. I teased Dove about how pitiful he acts with one and let me say to everyone...I owe you a HUGE apology Sweetheart!!! This is absolutely AWFUL!

Wish me luck, I have an appointment with the Dentist at 9 in the morning. Pray that it's not too painful...for me or our wallet!

We had our small group tonight and I am so thankful for our friends. I really look forward to Thursday night and the Boys definitely do. They are so incredibly social. They LOVE having friends come over. They got to meet Baby Joseph tonight. The two week old addition to our group. He is soooooo sweet! The Boys were in complete awe of him and so was I. He is beautiful!!! We are so grateful for his family and him!

The throbbing is making me loopy, so nighty-night all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shuffle, Shuffle.

That would be the noise that I've been hearing for about an hour now. Someone can't seem to stay in their bed, Brody.

They are getting much better. Lex will not get out unless he asks and we say it's ok. Collin will stay in after a while. But my little Brody thinks it is a fun game to get up and down, up and down, trade beds, go see Indy. Whatever he can do to get out of bed. He is the most excited about it though, so what gives? It must be the sweet call of freedom.

Shuffle, we go again. It is pretty cute though.

P.S. Happy Veteran's Day to all of our Veteran's! Especially to my brother Brad!!! We have your selflessness to thank for our Freedom. God Bless You ALL!!! We love you Uncle Brad!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big Bed Pictures!

"Mommy, you are interrupting a very important conversation."

3 Big Beds for 3 Big Boys!




It is slowly getting easier to get them to fall asleep. Every day gets a tad better. They love them and sleep totally fine once they fall asleep. Getting them to stay in them long enough to fall asleep is the trick. It will happen...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Big Boy Beds!!!

Well, the time has come! This morning Brody was bouncing on his bed and bounced so high he lost control and dove headfirst over the side of his crib. Luckily he flipped right before he hit the ground and landed on his back. I was at the door to their room and just missed grabbing him. It was the most terrifying moment of motherhood so far. I am so thankful that he is okay, but I told Dove they are not sleeping in their cribs one more night.

I really wanted to wait longer, I was not ready for this, but I'm also not willing to risk that happen again. It was a super crazy day and long story short we finally got all of their beds put together around 9pm. They are normally in bed by 8, so this already screwed up our schedule, but hey, safety first.

They are SUPER excited! They have been asking for "Big Beds" for weeks now, so you can imagine how excited they are. It is 11 and Brody and Collin are still wide awake. I don't think they've ever stayed up this late. Lex is sleeping like a pro on Collin's bed! I think they think it's a musical bed game because Brody adopted Lex's bed and Collin has staked out Brody's. Oh well, a bed's a bed, ha ha!

Since it was so late I haven't gotten any pictures yet, but I will tomorrow for sure. They look so grown up. Just pray they actually fall asleep at some point, hopefully on a bed!

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween...FINALLY! Part 3: School Party

I see you too Mommy!!!

My little Brody-Ham!

Lex driving!

So hard to get a picture of one face, let alone three. I'm just glad they are all in it, ha ha!

Collin loves the cool pirate beads!
(They aren't super tiny, lol, that is their teacher's son and he is older.)

Okay, cheese, now can I trick or treat???

There's nothing in mine yet either...

FINALLY! Brody thinks he found something!

Waiting for the party to start after trick or treating through the school. Starting off with a smartie appetizer.

Halloween...FINALLY! Part 2: Oatland Island

Someone(I won't name him, but his name may sound strangely like a bar of soap.) took my sd card out of my I only have these two pics!

Halloween...FINALLY! Part 1: Pumpkin Carving

"Alright Mom, I'll give it a go," says Lex.

It's not so bad with a spoon. Meanwhile Brody is completely content making his skeleton dance and not touching the pumpkin.

No Mom, I'm not going to try. Lex is doing just fine on his own...where's Collin???

Mommy says I have to give the top back and stop eating it.

Daddy and our masterpiece.

The infamous Pumpkin eater, Collin!(I took the top away and gave him a triangle eye.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Oh peas!

Mommy made a mess! UH OH! Mommy dropped it!

Yes I did. We were getting stuff out of the fridge to make lunch and Mommy knocked over a full bag(open, thank you Daddy :/) of Steamfresh peas! And of course they poured in slow motion all over the floor of the kitchen and the inside of the fridge.

As my mouth went down in a frown, I watched three little boys eyes widen and big smiles cross their faces. I don't know what was more exciting, watching hundreds of little green balls bounce everywhere or realizing that Mommy made a BIG mess. I couldn't help but give in and giggle at their excitement.

Just then I saw a look cross Collin's face and before I could stop him he started stepping barefoot all over the peas. My first reaction was to tell him that was not what we do with spilled peas and he was making a bigger mess. My second reaction was to see what he thought of squishing peas with his toes. I also started taking off my socks ready to make it a fun pea squishing game.

That is until I saw the new look on his face. The gross one.

Apparently cold peas don't feel so good on bare feet, even two year old ones.

Secretly I am a little disappointed. In those 20 seconds I thought I might get to join in, I had visions of it being some kind of therapeutic foot massage treatment.

Oh well it brought joy to my hungry little men and gave our Indy some fresh greens, and I got to see how many peas we are getting for our money.

It's a good deal!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


What's the deal? My own blog hates me! I've been trying to post a message for a couple of days and it's been taking FOREVER! Oh well, all that matters is I'm here now! HA!

If you haven't heard, there is a WONDERFUL article in the Savannah Morning News about my beautiful little men! Anne Hart did a fantastic job, I cried reading it! You can find it online here:

I have tons of pictures to share with you and lots of stories of our latest illness, but that will have to wait.

Today is my 6th wedding anniversary. I don't know why God chose to bless me with such a wonderful man for my husband and such an incredible father to my little men, but I thank Him every day.

I love you sweetheart, I always have and I always will.