Wednesday, August 29, 2012

best video ever!

i must admit i've watched this video over and over and over. i'm completely in love with it. i hope you enjoy it too. video is about 14 or 15mins. long and you need to watch to the end. let me know what you think? is it cool or what?
totally describes this in Psalm 148: 1-13
"Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the Lord
for he commanded and they were created.
He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all nations., you princes and all rulers on earth,
young men and maidens, old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord.

Friday, August 17, 2012

day two...a full day~

we made it through the first day of school yesterday.
it was a half day. out at noon.
today it will be a full day. let the fun begin.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

2012-2013 first day....

brooke's first day as a sophomore :( it doesn't seem possible she's this old already.
speaking of old already... my baby below....:(

this years will be his last year of middle school.
which means this year he's
maybe that's why the serious face in the photo.
i remember those days when you were the top grade of the school.
you thought you owned the place.

hoping this year brings:

  1. -a patient mom
  2. -no drama
  3. -little stress
  4. -great grades
  5. -fun with sports
  6. -great school year
  7. -new friends
  8. -memories that will last a lifetime
  9. -patient kids
  10. -lovable teachers ( these guys and gals must have patience)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


well like i stated at the end of last year, brooke made cheer.
so this summer she had tons of fundraisers, camps, and fun with these girls.
they just finished relay for life...
with school starting so is the practices.
so far we've been doing cheer in the morning and volleyball at night.
hoping for a great year.

P.S. brady will be doing his usual too. Football, basketball, and baseball.
he is still in junior high this year. as a 8th grader this will be his last year of middle school.
(insert sad face here)
anyway i will have more pictures of that coming up. as a middle school er he does not start sports until school actually begins. which is thursday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

~more us

it's a rare thing when i find something i really, really like (craft wise) and try it. but i did try making this bath sign pictured above, that i placed above our main bathroom. i found this idea here and absolutely loved the idea. it was so amazingly cheap to make too. i also made one for the kitchen and plan to make one for our office once our office looks more like a office.
we are getting more color in the house. now instead of every wall being white, we only have a few rooms that remain white. this is a photo of the colors we decided to do in the spare bedroom upstairs. one of our quests liked it so much they went home and painted their living room the same exact color. the wife was happy the husband not so much, since it caused more work for him. the house is becoming more and more us as we've lived here a year now. CAN YOU BELIEVE WE'VE LIVED HERE A YEAR NOW? me either. i only wish we could have done more to the outside but it was just to hot to work in most days. maybe closer to fall we'll get doing more of that stuff. until than i'm decorating the inside.:) central air is nice.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

just weekend drills

for all of this girls life her dad has been leaving on weekends once a month(sometimes more)he's done two tours to iraq one that lasted 10 months in 2003 and one that lasted 15 months in 2006. these weekend drills are much easier to take. i've told myself i've told him i don't know if i can take another one. is that selfish or what? lets just hope and pray as he is reaching his "almost 20 year" mark that we will not have to go through it again. but if the time comes, i realize this is what he signed up to do so many years ago. he was 18 years old when he signed to protect his country. he says he hopes in him going it will prevent someday his children having to go. but for now we are thankful for just the weekend drills. AND THANKFUL FOR OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE. GOD BLESS YOU.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

twice baked...

i like to share recipes that I try that my kids enjoy! as a mom I'm sure you go through the same thing at your house...TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY at the dinner table. if one kid likes it the other one is complaining. rarely i'm blessed to find a dish everyone is craving. a dish were they'd ask when i'll be making it again! the kids once had a babysitter that made me a little jealous! i mean it was hard having my kids come home comparing her delicious meals to my not so good ones!! made me feel like a failure! i like to use the excuse that I was a young mom and never learned to cook. i had two kids in diapers at the age of 20 so who had time, right? lately i've been trying all kinds of new things thanks to Pinterest and all these lovely blogging ladies that share what works with their families. so here is one I've made twice now at the request of my family:) link here:

Friday, August 3, 2012

the rockies..

we were lucky enough to attend a colorado rockies game while in denver too.
we showed up early in hopes to get pictures with the team.
and that we did.
i'm still trying to figure out how he dresses like that and does not pass out.
it was so hot for us just in shorts and t-shirts.

brady made a new friend.

#31 Hill getting a picture with all of us.
this guy rocked.
he had infant babies he was carrying around just so moms could
get a photo of them together.
brooke said i wish i was still a baby so he'd carry me on the field.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

~on cloud 9~

is where my daughter was this past weekend. CLOUD 9. she is a lover of mister peyton manning and since he now plays for denver we decided to attend one of the broncos practices. which was a great idea since brooke was able to get her favorite sports players autograph. she is no longer wearing the shirt he signed or using the marker he wrote with. (pretty serious stuff) it made our day to sit in the 100 plus degree temps to watch one of her dreams come true.

peyton knows. just ask her.

dad and daughter getting first look at the broncos this season.

the man himself.
brooke is in the mess somewhere along with brady.
i chose to stay out of it:) and look from a far.
brady was not as excited as his sister(which surprised me)
but he came out with champ bailey's autograph.
he did think that was pretty cool.
i think brady wanted to find our hotel with the AC on high.
it was a HOT one.

p.s. it did surprise me how many adults pushed the kids around just to get a autograph. i was almost scared of letting my two in there. adults:  sometimes we need to step back and let our kids enjoy our dreams.

a fun day for sure.