Friday, August 28, 2009

First day of school, First day of school!

So both of the boys first days went off without a hitch. I'll update all of the details another time becuase I am super tired right now and can't remember them all. But here are a bunch of pics for your viewing pleasure :) FYI for those who do not know... the girls are good friends of ours, their parents had to make an emergency trip out of town so I got to have two sweet little daughters for a few days. And was lucky enough to take the oldest, Aleeyah to her first day with Tristan. Avrie, the younger sister, started this past Monday with Jacob. But we all wanted to get pictures together :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Birthday Bash 2009


Ok so I have an amazing group of friends... actually I have a few amazing groups of friends! I am a super lucky girl with lots of great people around me and I am blessed to have each and every one of them, I love them all dearly.
My friend Kim along with a couple others planned a big Birthday Bash. To celebrate everyones birthdays, no matter when they are. We all brought something to share to eat. With tons of great food (I'm still stuffed the next day), tons of great girls, lots of laughs, and plenty of fun. They also planned a gift exchange so we each walked away with a cool present too! It turned out to be the perfect evening.
We giggled til our stomachs hurt...
Here are some of the pictures of our night, there are about 80 pics but I promise I won't post them all, ha ha!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The happenings lately...

Well our first order of business is very very exciting... we have yet another lost tooth in this house.... but this time... IT WAS JACOB'S :) That's right, our little boy lost his very first tooth!!
It ended up being WWIII to get the thing out (I'll spare you the ugly details) but it's out, he's been visited by the all popular Tooth Fairy and the world is wonderful again.
Here are some pictures of our baby boy who is just growing up too fast!!

And our second order of business is just the goings on of our little family. We've been spending lots of time outside, fishing, playing etc. Trying to keep busy while Daddy is gone. He comes back October 1st and we are just missing him so badly right now. Our house just isn't the same without him here and we can't wait til he comes back home to us. But luckily we have friends that stay here at the house and keep us company, and have fun slumber parties with us!
Here are just some recent pics of what we've been up to!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saying Goodbye...

Well, she's gone.

Brenda and Jesse left yesterday afternoon for their journey to New York where they got transferred.

I've known it was coming for a long time and still didn't quite believe the day would ever come. Brenda and I had both been avoiding the whole "goodbye" thing for a long time, not really bringing it up or if it did come up changing the subject.

At one point we even decided that we would not see eachother when they were leaving, that we would text and say bye and avoid the pain and heartache.

Well at the last minute or so we decided we'd meet for a coffee at Starbucks in the BX, that was the first mistake... saying goodbye in public. We (Brenda, Jesse, the boys and I) sat and visited, avoided why we were all there in the first place until we couldn't any longer. I had to go, my boys were hungry, the dogs needed to be let out etc etc. We stood up and I walked away to throw away trash and the boys went and hugged Brenda and Jesse really tight. Then Jesse was closer to me so I hugged him told him I hated him lol and as I looked at Brenda we both had tears in our eyes.... we hugged and it went from quiet tears to gasping for breath. It went straight to "ugly cry" very quickly. We pulled back, I made sure I knew the boys were right next to me, I hugged her quickly again and made for the exit as quickly as possible.

I could hardly see anything through tears streaming down my face. I just wanted to get to my truck, which I had parked not so closely so that was annoying. I rushed me and the boys to the truck, got them in and buckled, sat down and let completely loose. I lost it, in a big way. Tristan actually ended up unbuckeling his belt and climbing up to hug me. He's such a sweet sensitive boy. I explained why I was crying and why it was ok so he wouldn't be worried.

Ugh, I'm just going to miss her so bad. She is one of my very best friends, if not the best. We were like sisters since the day we met. It was always more than just a friendship. I remember the day we met like it was yesterday. We have so many amazing, fun memories. We went through a pretty rough patch for a while but the only thing it ended up doing was bringing us closer. I dont know what I'm going to do without being able to just drive to her house.

Love you Bren!!!!

Here are some pics from the day we said goodbye, the next day when they left I met them at the gas station for one more hug and then some past memories of our fun :)

Now the past pics...