Tuesday, June 12, 2007

8 yrs later

Tomorrow June 12, 2007 will be Jon and I's 8th wedding anniversary!! WOOHOO!! I believe a notch to your belt every year should be celebrated and cheered for. Marriage is hard work. It clearly is the hardest job I will ever have besides being a mother. There are days I love every ounce of Jon the minute he steps in the room, I can't get enough of him, and other days I can't stand the very floor he stands on!! When I think of Jon these are some of the things that I think of - best friend, worst enemy, my biggest competitor, faithful teamate, arrogant, humble when he needs to be, protector, lover, father to my babies, umbrella from the rain of this world, bark worse than his bite, jack of all trades, will help anyone, and loves me often times saving me from myself - husband! When he came into my life I wanted nothing more than to hold his hand and follow him for the rest of my life. If you have ever met Jon he at times can be abrasive, but I have never seen a person like him. He will drop what he is doing to help someone in need. It is his most endearing and annoying quality. We have been through a lot in the last 8 yrs. Having 4 children- one which we had no choice but to let her go be with Jesus. I watched my husband with everything he had try to breathe life back into our girl but to no avail she was already gone. He gave 110% just like he does with everything and still lost that battle. He remains my hero. In our darkest moment we promised to be each others #1. We have watched his mother suffer from cancer and ultimately succumb to her illness and still he remained strong. I have seen him broken, and at his darkest moment look at me at tell me how much he loved me. That is a good man. He doesn't shmooze.. He is what he is.. . take him or leave him. He is confident, never jealous. I love to see his eyes change their look when Madison walks in the room. She was a daddy's girl her first day of life. She makes his day. I love to watch our boys try to be like him. Big, strong, tough, and sometimes grouchy! Haha!! All so very tenderhearted though!! In our 8yrs of marriage I have wanted to kill him, and I have sometimes wanted to leave, but I have realized how messed up I am for him!! I would be good for no one else because I was made to be with him He is pretty messed up for me too!! What a beautiful mess we are in!! I would have changed a lot about the last year, but not for one moment did I ever want to have survived or faced this without him. Everyday I push to be a better wife!! I would drop anyone that could come between us without a second glance, and I have. So, thank you Jon for the last 8yrs. I can't wait to celebrate 50 with you. What a day that will be. You are my heart. You are what I dreamed for as a little girl, and I thank you for loving me as I am. We are so very, very blessed....

Saturday, June 2, 2007

A Little Giggle

Well it is the beginning of the summer and I would like to post several things my kids enjoy doing at this particular time.
1. Torment the dog. (It doesn't matter how much they love him making him bark is way more fun!)
2. Torment each other- (It doesn't matter how much they love each other- pissing your brother off enough to get him to scream at gut curdling proportions is priceless!)
3. Destroying the house- "Let mom clean we will destroy it later"
4. Making mom go to stroke level in 0-2 seconds is AWESOME!!!
5. Playing in the backyard- You know it’s been a fun day when your yard looks like the ghetto when they go to bed!
6. Eating, eating, eating it’s like we have never done it before!! What a concept!
7. Screaming for absolutely no reason at all! ALL OF THE TIME!!
I will write more as they come along!! BRING IT ON SUMMER! BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 1, 2007

End of the Year Awards

Maddie and a friend both have to do bunny ears
Maddie and some of her classmates!

State reading award! She read 25 books this year! We read 30 books in one month!! Awesome!!

Outstanding Reading improvement! Maddie had a rough year but she worked sooooo hard!!

She reads it very seriously!!

Maddie getting an encouragement award

Maddie and her friend Trey

Drew and his class singing "Kindergarten here we come! HERE WE COME!

Please look at my camera not your friends!! one picture please!!!

Andrew getting the Respect award and if you know Andrew you know why I got the giggles when they called his name! I thought he would surely get the perseverance award!!!

Well summer has begun and I have been given the chance to brag on my children a little. Madison will be starting the second grade in the fall and Drew will begin kindergarten. Whew! I know I will blink and they will be in high school!! Right now though I will cherish all the little awards they get in their classes! I am not the best photographer but I try!! I think my kids are beautiful!! haha!