Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

We've got a cookie in the oven

Shocked. Excited. Nervous. Thrilled. Scared. Anxious. Happy.
I'm feeling every feeling possible. 

I got rid of all my baby stuff, the changing table, the walker, bouncer, baby clothes, shoes, bumbo, baby tub, maternity tops and then 8 days later, bam! Found out we were pregnant! 
That's how life goes I guess. :) 
We couldn't be happier!!!
(And nervous, worried, excited, scared, thrilled... You get the idea)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Andrew & Ethan have a birthday!

I love that these two share a birthday!! They're best buddies, so it only seems right. 

Ethan Kole turned two and loves the little tikes slide mommy picked out for him... And the radio flyer trike that Daddy picked out for him. 

But his favorite gift of all were the $1 helium balloons. He played with those ALL day long! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

8 is great!

...and just like that, I blinked and have an 8 year old! I can't believe those years flew by so fast! This year he asked for very mature things and not the typical, Legos, Pokemon cards, remote control- type stuff. :( I felt so sad that he didn't want toys this year and I'm hoping I still have a few kid years left to "play" with him. 

This year was all about his new favorite obsession, Football! So he asked for a football cake, football jerseys, football helmets, football cards and football team shirts and hats. Geez, that's a lot of football, right? It's is a very new area for me, I'm trying to keep up. We spent the night organizing all his new football cards into teams and I learned ALOT . 
He is such a special kid. His heart is tender and he empthazes well with people. He has a desire to obey and always try's his hardest to make good choices. He loves to play with everyone and never lets anyone feel left out. He's the best big brother and shares everything with his little brothers. They adore him. He's happy and bright and just, pretty darn adorable. Happy 8th birthday, Ashton!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!

I forgot it was "early out" today at school!! When I got a phone call from the school, Ashtons little voice said, "mom, Aiden and I can't find you!" I was 15 mins late!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! So I woke up Ethan from napping, jumped into the car, and rushed to the school. I can't believe I forgot!!! 
The parking lot was basically empty and I felt like the worst mom ever!  They climbed in the car and I apologized for being late.  I said, " Im so sorry, I feel like the worst mom ever", and Ashton said, "you're not the worst mom ever, the worst mom ever would just leave us here all night!!! " and I started laughing so hard that they started laughing. :) 

How did I get so lucky?

Monday, December 7, 2015

Snack time

My 7 year old, Ashton, told me to sit on the couch and close my eyes. (That sounded great) so I obeyed, I closed my eyes for about two mins,and when I opened them, I saw this sweet surprise. He brought me a drink & a snack.  :) 
I love being a mom. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Little boy purple

I don't quite understand why, but this little one has a favorite outfit!! I'm not sure if he loves the color purple or just wants to wear what his daddy wears?  Regardless, he walks into my closet every chance he gets and pulls down his daddy's lavender dress shirt and any purple tie he can find, then he begs me to put a mix matched pair of fancy dress shoes on, doesn't matter if they are his big brothers or his daddy's size and he spends as long as possible in this outfit.

O Christmas Tree

Per tradition, we went to our favorite local tree farm yesterday and picked out our Christmas tree!!! 

I love the way it turned out & how amazing it smells. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving this year was pretty darn delicious.:)  It was nice to spend it with a smidge of snow and lots of wonderful people. We loved having Mom & Dad Terry in town this week.... 
And then look, who I got to see TWICE this week, as they traveled to and from Wyoming.... The Elcocks!!!! 
(On their way up)
(On their way back down)
....and see that brown box in the middle of the table?? That's full of delicious sugar cookies that Rachel and Zak brought to share. Yum. I sure have a lot to be grateful for and It's been a delicious week, indeed.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Aiden's 6th birthday!!!

This little cutie turned 6 years old today! 
He loved waking up to the snow this morning and when Andrew told him it was snowing just for him, he was so excited. :) 

One of the first things Aiden said after waking up was, "mom, guess what??!! I'm not little anymore!!" (In a very excited & squeaky voice). He's been very ready to turn 6 for a long time. 

I can't even begin to imagine how boring life would be without his funny questions and witty answers. He makes me happy everyday. I'm the luckiest mom ever. 
Here he is with his requested Pokemon Poke'ball cake, it tasted better than it looks, ...but I tried. Whatever his birthday wish was, I hope it comes true!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A couple of hours spent with the Hamptons

Our trip was so short last week, but we managed to squeeze a happy 3-4 hour visit with these lovely people in Oak Glenn! 
The Shooks had a wedding to be at that day, but stopped by for a fast crazy 20 mins and we were able to snap this picture of ALL the Hampton grandkids together. Such a rare and special treat! :) 
Here are a few more goodies... 

A new sister ❤️

The very last Terry boy got married last weekend, thus completing the empty slot for a future sister in law....and here she is folks! The beautiful bride, and my newest sister, Mrs. Felicia Terry!
We were so happy to celebrate the special day with them in San Diego. Andrew had the special honor of marrying them on the beach. The weather was perfect and the ceremony was sweet. We are so happy for them! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ethan Kole is HERE!!

All of our waiting and agony has finally ended!!! 
 I decided to just share the whole story, cuz who doesn't love a birth story? 
We went in to be induced at 530 am, Feb. 17th, which is also Andrews birthday!! We were excited to have our little guy on this day, and Andrews looked forward to this major birthday gift.  I was feeling anxious and more scared about this third labor then any other.  Why is this? I couldn't wait to have the other two....
They took us back to our room right away and got things started stat.  They asked if I wanted an epidural and administered it before I ever even felt an actual contraction. 
 The discomfort of being numb was a little scary, but after an hour or so it got easier and I was able to relax. I was nauseated and threw up a few times, but thats old news for me, lol, and I started to feel a little better by the time the Dr came in to break my water. Not long after that, I could tell it was time to be checked again. I was a 10 and ready... and here comes the best part... I pushed 1 time. What? yes, 1 time. The dr said "push" and I did, and he was here. It was the easiest delivery I could ever imagine. 
The instant I saw him I recognized him, like Ive known him forever. I couldn't believe how much he looked like my other babies and I wept as I was suddenly over come with love and gratitude.
7.6 pounds 19 inches long
 I couldn't wait for our boys to get there and meet their new brother.

 The day was full of sweet moments and pure happiness. 
I felt so great, I couldn't wait to get out of the hospital and start to live again.

 Look how perfect and adorable this little guy is.
 The next day we were all cleared and ready to go home!! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

So happy to be in week 24! Every new pregnancy week feels like I just conquered a mountain! You can't see my hand, but it's a victory fist. Let's get to February already!!