Friday, September 17, 2010

Cookie Drama

So today was LONG! I am beat!

On the way home after such a long day I had the brilliant idea to go out to dessert, just me and the kids. Not so brilliant! The wait was too long at the restaurant and we definitely couldn't stay. I thought about leaving without anything, but the kids would have started a revolutionary war and overthrown the queen and stormed the dessert case. And since I didn't stand a chance against that threat... I decided to just get a giant cookie to go and bring it home warm it up and pile a mountain of ice cream on top and share it with the kids. So by the time we got back in the car Ella had fallen and, I thought, torn her ACL or something by the way that she was holding her knee and screaming. (It turns out she is fine, not to worry.) And it was 8:30. And let me tell you people when your husband works all day, like from before you wake up till after you go to sleep, 8:30 pm might as well be 2:00 in the morning. And I had just spent $4 on a cookie. Can we all just agree that a cookie in not worth $4?

So I was driving home reaming myself for my stupidity. And I got home and heated up the cookie and threw a gallon of ice cream on top of it. I pushed the chairs of the table together and we all huddled up, shared a plate and ate the cookie concoction with 4 spoons. And guess what? It was all so worth it! We sat there and talked and scarfed and helped each other cut a cookie with spoons. It was a great moment...and totally worth $3.99.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tired Little Tiger

Well we ended up in the hospital. My little fighter couldn't kick that stinkin pneumonia at home this time.
Her hospital gown had tigers on it. It said "Tired Little Tiger." She fought like a tiger. She was brave like a tiger. And she kicked it in the end.
I am so thankful to have her home and healthy.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


My girl has pneumonia again. She is the toughest cookie. Ever. Tomorrow will be the eighth day of fever. She is such a trooper! She inspires me to be better! If Ella can be that amazing, I can certainly be more amazing.

I love you Ella. You inspire me. You are like a little drop of heaven in my life.

Get better Ella! I am sad when you are sick!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


My kids have the best daddy.

We are so proud of you Jarrod.

We think that you are amazing.

We know that you can do anything through Him.

Go get 'em babe!

Monday, September 6, 2010


The girls...
The boys...

The babies...

We had another great family night. We celebrated Labor Day weekend with a baseball game.
I love these people so much! Lately I just feel so incredibly blessed. It isn't perfect, but it is wonderful!