Monday, September 28, 2009

Out of Sorts

We've been slowly getting out of sorts around here lately. You know what I mean right? When you realize that you and your kids have been eating way too much sugar, staying up too late, and getting sassy with each other. The boys have had attitudes lately and I"m sure it's just an age thing, but holy moly!

I've been busy as usual, and all my extra free time is taken by laundry, TV,my DVR is running over time too many good shows on at one time. And lastly a silly little game on Facebook that is taking up way too much of my time, but alas I really like it. Have you tried it? It's Farmville and up until about a week ago I just ignored all the invites, but one day I clicked on it. HELLO time waster! I mean it's fun but really it does take up my time that I could be doing something else.

So, all that and I've been in a block slump for a couple of months now. I suppose that's good cause there for awhile WAY too much was going on.

Hopefully it won't be another week before you hear from me and hopefully I'll have some pictures to post next time.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Typical Saturday Morning

Kolton learns to ride his bike and Karter learns to run the power washer.

video

Monday, September 14, 2009

March of Dimes 2009


You may or may not have noticed that up until this point I have not mentioned March of Dimes this year. That's simply because I chose not to participate in the March for Babies this time, I just needed a break. The first half of the year was extremely stressful around here. We had two houses on the market(still), our funds were dwindling, we had a pregnancy, a miscarriage and a huge fire that could have and came very close to burning our house down, and we decided to leave our church because it too was stressing us out.

After all that stress and emotion I chose not to participate in the stress and emotion of fund-raising and remembering just why my children needed the March of Dimes. With all that said I still support them and I still suggest that you drop by their website to see just what it is they do.

The walk I usually participate in is on September 26, the boys actual due date, the date it's been on every year since I started. We won't be there physically this year, but I'll be thinking about it on that day.

I would like to leave you with the a link to the past two years I participated with the March of Dimes. The first year 2007, we were the Ambassador family for our town, and I wrote this speech. The second year 2008, we just fund raised and walked.

Will I do it next year? I don't know we will have to see what next year brings.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankfullness

Jimmy here..

Well, I'm 41 today! I'm not really that much into celebrating birthdays, one thing I do though at each birthday is look back and evaluate my life for the previous year. I also take some time to think about how good life is.

This year I thought I'd like to post some of those thoughts now..

Overall, pretty happy with the previous year, my life is nice, I have a beautiful family, make plenty of money, have a job that on most days I can't wait to get to, everyone is healthy and pretty happy. Raising twin 3 year old boys can be a challenge, but for the most part, I adore each second of it, and I miss each second that has left forever.

My lovely wife Brandy is awesome, this coming year, I think I need to tell her how great she is a little more often. She's amazing really, I think she has one of the hardest jobs on earth, but she does it with almost no complaining, she ALWAYS puts others before herself, and she juggles a lot and she manages to keep all the balls up in the air..absolutely amazing. All the while taking really good care of a pretty goofy husband. I'm so glad to have her as my wife, I doubt there is a better wife anywhere in the world.

My two beautiful children, I'm amazed by their antics and by how their little 3 year old brains come up with things. I can see why the duggars have 27 kids (or something like that), they're each a little world within themselves. I think we'll stick with two though. I can't wait for each new day with them and on some level, I grieve each day that has went passed, they're each magical in their own way.

My parents of course can't be left out. My mother is a saint, truly a saintly women. You look up christian in the dictionary, and her picture is there. My dad, he's come such a long way over the years, he's always been a great dad, willing to do whatever it took to keep the food on the table, even if he had to work his fingers to the bone to do it. You look up "work ethic" in the dictionary, and there is his picture. Without my parents, I doubt I would be where I am today.

Oh well, maybe I will post again next year..
Seeya,
Jimmy

Sunday, September 06, 2009

We got schooled...


We bought this little tripod at everythings a dollar about 6 months ago. We tried using it a few times but our camera is just too bulky and it just wasn't working out.

We left the little tripod on the table today and Kolton found it, 5 minutes later he showed us what we were doing wrong..

Neither Brandy or I had ever thought to pull the legs out (the silver part you see here, we thought the legs were the white part and that was it)....

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Just Kolton

Busy I tell ya! That's where I've been lately. Sorry for the lack of updates, just been BUSY!


He was just sitting in the floor watching cartoons in these goggles. He put them on himself.


Took them to their first bullriding. He was so cute decked out in his cowboy boots and hat.