Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Our Angel

 Yesterday, God got the most amazing Angel. 
My MeeMaw went to be with the Lord.
We will miss her more than she'll ever know but I have so much comfort knowing she has been reunited with the love of her life, my PawPaw.
God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be.  So He put his arms around you and whispered "Come to ME." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.  Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay.  A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

So many of my most favorite memories are with you and I am so thankful for those memories.
 I am so grateful that my family got to meet you, know you, and create so many memories with you.
You were a phenomenal daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend!
You were so precious to everyone who knew you. 
You were a blessing to everyone who met you. 
 And, during this really hard time I have to remember what you would have told us, "We will take the memories with us."
You will always always always be in my heart! 
I Love you so very very much MeeMaw.  Thank you for being perfectly YOU!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Best Friends


"Chase, you are my best friend in the whole wide world." -Colton

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Homemade pumpkin shapped fruit snacks

All you need...
1/3 cup thawed fruit juice consentrate
2 packs of unflavored gelitine
Silicone pumpkin icecube trays
One supper cute helper (optinal)
 Pour fruit concentrate into pot.
Sprinkle gelitine over consentrate and let sit about 3 minutes. (Off heat)
Warm mixture on medium high stiring til geletine is completely dissolved.
 Pour into molds and let sit 20 min or so.
We put ours into the fridge to set.
Here they are...
Homemade pumpkin shaped fruit snacks.
 We made two batched and got about 12 pumpkins. 

Monday, October 15, 2012


Last week Foundry had their annual Wheelie-a-thon to raise money.  Both of the boys participated.  Chase spotted me while his class was walking down the hall and he was done.  He just wanted to be held, by me and no one else. He did put this sweet little helmet on.
 Daddy stopped by to see the boys.  Chase looks happy here, but he was not!
 This is where he wanted to be.

 Colt's class (and my class too) came out next. He was excited to get out and super excited to hear that daddy was outside waiting to surprise him.

It is such a fun event.  Thanks to Nanny and Grandad and Baa for sponsoring the boys. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

16 months...16 things

Chase is 16 months.
(He'll be 17 months on the 24th)
So, in honor of these amazing 16 months here are 16 things that I want to remember...
1.You are a happy happy little guy.  You have a great gappy tooth smile.
2. You are a mommas boy and this momma loves it!
3. When we ask you where your belly is you pull up your shirt and show us your belly button so proudly.  Speaking of bellies, you love to bare yours.  You walk around trying to pull off your shirt all the time.
4.  You love school.  You cry when I drop you off and if I see you in the hall but otherwise you have so much fun at school.  Here is proof you love the playground. And, the mulch.
5. You climb on everything.
6.  You love music.  Love it. 
 7. You eat a lot of what you like but like only a little. 
You like crackers, toasted crispy bread, a good amount of fruit, no veggies, and fish sticks and nuggets.  Your 4th molar is still trying to come in so you have slowed down the eating at times when those teeth hurt.
8.  You are a mess.  A complete MESS!  Sometimes we have to bathe you just because you've had a meal.  I find food in your hair, in your diaper and tonight I found a chocolate chip stuck to your ankle.
9. You love to be outside playing with anything.
10. You take one really great nap a day. You go down at nap and night awake and fall right to sleep.
11.  You shake your head profusely yes and no but we don't think you really know the difference.
12.  You have such a sweet happy demeanor but you want what you want when you want it.  We started time out a few days ago.  Look how much you hate it. ;)
 13. Mommy is still nursing you once at night.
14. When we ask for a hug you push your head forward and give us your forehead. 
 15.  You love to sit in small chairs. Like seriously love it.  You climb in and out in and out and at school you go straight for a chair and sit.
16.  We just flipped you around in your car seat and you love it.  You love waving "ByeBye" to daddy on school mornings from your seat and riding with the windows down.
And by the way you have the cutest wave!

Man it was hard to only write 16 things.  I could go on FOREVER.  You brighten our day every single day.  We all love you so much!
This post was inspired by this post.

Monday, October 8, 2012


We spent the entire weekend outside and we loved every minute of it. 
Saturday was a little warm and Sunday was a little cold but it was perfect!