Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day Out With Thomas

These are the pictures from a Day Out With Thomas. We rode Thomas the Train in Chattanooga, got Thomas tatoos, played with train tables, and more. Joey, Crystal, Jenny, Eric, Martin, and Grace spent a rainy day with us.

More Ballet Pictures

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ballet Recital

The girls ballet recital was this Saturday, May 16th. I am so proud of my girls. Katelyn is usally pretty shy and they had to go into a small room with lots of people they didn't know while they waited their turns for their ballet and then tap performances. They didn't hesitate to get on stage. These pictures are from the dress rehersal. Heath's dad "Pops" and my brother, Joey, took all the pics at the show. Heath's parents and my brother Joey and his fiance, Crystal, were there to watch. They did a princess ballet dance and a tap performance to "Hey, Hey we're the Monkeys". It was so cute!!
On another note, Heath has had some cut backs at work and I asked for prayers last Monday. That same day a very nice couple came to look at our house. They have now made us an offer which we accepted and we are waiting on the contingencies. We may be moving the week before the baby is due. Please continue to keep us in your prayers that the contigencies all go well and that we find the right house for our growing family. We love our house and are hoping to find the same thing with a basement or additional rooms. Thanks to everyone!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I am realizing more and more that stress is all relative. I have been feeling stressed a lot lately with our house on the market 6 months now and the stomach virus passing through everyone in our house (which is a lot to clean up!) and me in the last trimester (which means I have little patience).
I remember feeling very stressed working full time with one child, then stressed again when I had a 13 month old and very colicky new baby, then stressed again with 3 children ages 2 and under, and again with 4 children 3 and under. Well you get the point. Now, stressed again as I am in the last couple months ready to have 5 children 5 and under.
I don't always feel stressed but, I am realizing that I am stressed more often than not. I don't know if I just don't deal with it well or I focus too much on the negative. I also feel so blessed much of the time. I could be way more stressed out than I am or have been. Thanks to God, I have healthy children. We are not dealing with losing a home, a job, or a child. We are so lucky and have so much to be thankful for. It is my goal to focus more on the positive although it is difficult sometimes. Please continue to pray that we can sell our house and that I can focus on being a happy mom for my kids.