Monday, June 1, 2009

Collin's Birthday Party

I am desperately trying to get my blog updated! I know it has been a while but the first part of this year has been crazy and has FLOWN by! Slowly but surely I am hoping to bring things up to date.

Here are some pictures from Collin's birthday party back in March. We had his party the day before we left for LA and I feel like the whole thing was kind of overshadowed by our impending trip. We had his party at Pump It Up and everyone had a great time!

Collin patiently waiting for the party to begin.

His awesome Mystery Machine cake! Thank you Aunt Jennifer for such a special cake!
Thank you everyone for making Collin's party so special!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jay's Surgery

I know most of you have been following my sister's blog to stay updated with Jay but I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone for your continuous show of love and support for us during this time. We have felt your prayers and have truly been overwhelmed by your outpouring of love. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. We love you all!

I am back at the hotel after a very long day and was able to see Jay before I left for a little while. He said that he had a "wicked headache" and was having some nausea but all things considered I think he looked great. When I called to check on him once I got back to the room the nurse said he was sleeping so I am hoping that he is able to get some rest tonight.

The boys and I are holding up well. I know they are ready to see their Daddy and hopefully they can go see him once he is out of ICU either tomorrow afternoon or Saturday morning. I will head back up to the hospital tomorrow morning and let Karrie know how Jay is doing so that she can continue to keep everyone updated on her blog. Please continue to pray for Jay as he continues to heal and recover. We are hoping for a quick recovery with no complications and we are glad to have this part behind us.

Thank you again for your love and support and for all of the kind thoughts and words. You have no idea what it has meant to us. Again, we are so blessed! Love to you all!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Student of the Month

Brady was awarded a Student of the Month award for the month of November and was presented an award certificate at this month's PTA meeting. Here he is proudly displaying his award with his even prouder Mom! Way to go Brady Boy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast Pictures

Heritage Christian Preschool Thanksgiving Feast

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pumpkin Express and Halloween Pictures

Better late than never........

Pictures from the Pumpkin Express

Collin's Class Halloween Party

Brady's "Nursery Rhyme" Parade at school.

Trick or Treating

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who Knew I was Quirky?

My dear sister blog-tagged me an now I have to list 6 quirks that I have and then tag six other people to do the same. I never really thought of myself as a "quirky" person but after thinking about it (and getting A LOT of input from Jay) I was able to come up with a pretty impressive list. (I do have to say that after looking at my list there may be a fine line between "quirky" and just plain old "crazy neurotic".)

Anyhoo, here goes......

1. I IRON EVERY DAY! I will iron the boys clothes even if I know we are just staying home for the day. Why? I don't know. I like the look of nicely pressed clothes. I may go out with my hair a mess and no make-up on but my clothes WILL be ironed. Even t-shirts! I do not, however, iron my bras and panties. Or sheets. That would just be crazy!

2. I HAVE TO LOOK AT THE MAIL FIRST. It seriously drives me nuts if Jay gets to the mail before me! I want to see it first. Don't even get me started about if we are leaving to go somewhere and I get the mail before I get in the car and have it sitting in my lap while I put my seat belt on and Jay starts rifling through it while it is on my lap!! OH. NO. HE. DIDN'T.

3. I CAN USE A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER IN ONE DAY. In my defense, I think that this quirk may be genetic seeing as to how both of my sisters have the same problem. We Nance girls just like our TP. It has been the topic of discussions among the husbands at many family gatherings. My Dad tried to put us on a "3 square limit" once because we went through so much toilet paper at our house! I will at least flush the toilet, unlike another unnamed sibling, which as you can imagine can cause some problems when you use as much paper as I do. Just ask Jay how many Hotel toilets I have clogged with TP! It is quite embarrassing.

4. I HAVE TO GET UP AT LEAST 3 TIMES BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP TO MAKE SURE THE FRONT DOOR IS LOCKED AND THAT THE SIDE RAIL IS UP ON LOGAN'S CRIB. This may also be genetic after reading Lisa's list (or maybe OCD is what's genetic?). It is frustrating though because I have to get up and check even though I know that I just checked 5 minutes ago and everything was fine. What is that all about?

5. IF I EAT SOMETHING SALTY, I HAVE TO EAT SOMETHING SWEET AND VISE VERSA. This one baffles Jay. I see it more as some kind of nutritional principle than I do a quirk. Can you see how this can become a vicious cycle? The only way to break the cycle is to eat something that is salty AND sweet( i.e. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Candy Corn mixed with peanuts, etc..).

6. I DO NOT LIKE BUFFETS OR ALL YOU CAN EAT PLACES. This one baffles even me. I don't know why I don't like them. Maybe it is the thought of everyone fighting over a limited amount of food or the fear that I won't get enough to eat but these places make we nervous and edgy and I avoid them when at all possible.

The list could go on and on but I will stop there for the fear of everyone thinking that I really do need professional help (if you weren't already convinced). I now tag Jennifer O., Tammie, Jenna, Jennifer M., Tami, and Charis. Have fun girls!!!!

Here are the rules: Link the person who tagged you. Mention rules on your blog .Tell about 6 quirks of yours. Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same. Leave a comment to let them know.