I feel like all I ever write about is us rushing around, day to day, trying to finish just one more thing. Oh well, I guess that's what it's like to live in the Brown's household.
Football is almost over. I don't know if I'm sad or if I'm overjoyed. This is Tyler's last year before he starts playing middle school football. Then we're on to high school football. I can't believe that he'll be driving in only 4 1/2 short years. Oh my goodness. Anyways, back to football. Tyler's team finished the regular season tied for 2nd place. They played the tournament and finished it in 3rd. Now we are off to Clovis for their tournament. I am so proud of all the boys on this team. They have really put their all into this season. Thank you to the coaches for putting up with not only the kids, but the parents who can be just as bad as the kids.
I have a new nephew. He was born last Friday. He weighed in at 7 lbs and 3 ounces. I believe he was 20 inches long. His name is Jorden. I have seen pictures of him and he is so beautiful. I hope that I can meet him in person.
I went to the Women of Faith conference last Friday. What an inspiring experience. Between all of the laughing and crying, I was totally exhausted when I got back home Saturday night. I would highly recommend going to any woman who wants to be inspired by what God can do in your life. I owe a special thank you to a woman who is an absolute blessing to anyone she comes in contact to. Kathy, you are a special person to me. God will continue to bless you for doing his work. I love you!!!
Quentin has been sick and everyone knows that it's not fun when Daddy is sick. I'm glad he's over it and back to his normal self. Quentin, you mean the world to me and I hope you always remember that you are my love, my friend, and my life.
Sean and Brayden are doing well. Brayden saw a new doctor for his ADHD. I really like this new doctor. He suggested that we change his meds and so we are in the process of doing that. Say a prayer for us. It's going to be rocky for a while.
November 8, 2007
I feel like all I ever write about is us rushing around, day to day, trying to finish just one more thing. Oh well, I guess that's what it's like to live in the Brown's household.
Posted by Amanda at 6:52 PM
October 21, 2007
Like the song says, "Our God is an Awesome God." That's the only way I can describe what has happened in my family. As most of you know, Quentin and Tyler gave their lives to Christ on Wednesday. I can't tell you how excited, proud, and over joyed that they made the decision to do this and to do it together. How many fathers and sons can say that they did that together? I thank God everyday for putting Quentin in my life. I have prayed for so many years that Quentin would find his way back to God. It's finally happened. I have never doubted that it would, but I'm human and I'm impatient. I thank God for helping us find the church that we belong in and for finding Randall for Quentin. They instantly had a connection and I know that God was working through Randall to touch Quentin. Tyler has struggled for so long on how to give his life to Christ. I think that Quentin played such a vital role in helping Tyler make this decision. Tyler loves his daddy so much and I'm so proud that they were able to do this together.
Chad, Heather, Kaytlin, and Reagann came to church with us this morning. I'm so glad that they came. I hope they enjoyed it as much as we do.
Randall has been preaching on Marriage. Boy did we need to hear it. I think every week that Randall has been spying on us and is talking directly to us. Our marriage has been so much better and we are learning a lot of things that can help us improve our marriage even more.
Brayden has had such a wonderful week in school. I'm thankful for the good weeks. The good weeks make the bad ones seem less important. He is doing okay as far as grades, but the behavior issues are hard to deal with it. I know that God doesn't give us any more than we can handle and sometimes I find myself questioning that. I know as a Christian that I have to turn it over and so I have been doing that.
Sean is growing like a weed. He is doing so great at Debra's. Debra, I hope you know how much we appreciate and love you. Thanks for everything.
Work is really busy right now and I don't know how I'm going to keep up. I guess we'll see how it goes this week.
Love to all!!!!
Posted by Amanda at 7:17 PM
October 13, 2007
I know, I know, it's been such a long time since I blogged last. It has been a crazy month and a half. Let's see if I can recap without boring everyone.
In September, we had the Fair. Boy was that a long week. I worked in the vendor bank and Quentin volunteered in the Grill. I also worked 1/2 days at my regular job. Renay was such a huge help with Sean and we really appreciate that. During that same week we had to rush Papa to the emergency room and he was admitted to the hopsital with pneumonia. He's fine now, but it's always scary. Oh and let's not forget that I turned 30 in September. No, I don't feel any older or any different, but thanks for asking. About the only thing that I realized from turning 30 is that Tyler is half way through school, Brayden will only be in elementary school for 2 more years, and Sean will be starting school in 3-4 years. It's amazing how fast time flys. I can't believe how big my kids are getting. School has been really rough for Brayden this year. We have already had 1 meeting with his teacher and one meeting with the principal and the counselor. This is in addition to the numerous emails that have been sent between me and his teacher (which is basically daily). I hope we can help Brayden be successful in school. Sean is starting the potty training process. He has had some success, but of course he's being stubborn. I KNOW he got that trait from his daddy. Just kidding. Anyways, we haven't had much success, but we are still working on it. Tyler has played football every weekend in Bushland and they are tied for 1st place. Go Wildcats!!!! We are so proud of his whole team.
We are still having problems with Brayden at school. I hope we will get it worked out soon. We are going to meet with the principal, counselor, and teacher again soon. I have personally felt God working in my life this month. I have asked for some healing and of course that is what God is doing. I have been able to forgive where I thought it was impossible. Only God has the power to do that. I have to thank 2 very special people who are helping me with this. You know who you are and I want you to know that God will bless you for this. Tyler's football team is still tied for 1st. Sean is still plugging away at potty training.
I will try to do better at blogging. I've got to make some time for me again. I think this is my only time to focus on everything that is happening in our lives. I send my love to all and God bless!!!
Posted by Amanda at 9:03 PM
September 1, 2007
I have been really bad about blogging here lately. I just haven't found enough time to be able to do it. I'll try to update everyone on what's been going on in our lives.
Tyler has been practicing about 3-4 times a week. He has a scrimmage against Tascosa and he did great!! Right now he is playing center and nose guard. He loves playing nose guard. I love to watch him play, but seeing the bruises that he gets is not so fun. He truely looks like he has been beat. Both of his arms are covered and he has numerous bruises on his legs. He still wants to go out there and do it every day. I've also taken on the duty of Team Mom. Who would have thought that it would be so much work. I love it anyway.
Tyler started middle school this year and boy was it hard to see him walk into that building. My heart was so happy yet so sad. I made the comment to Quentin that our baby was going to middle school and he told me that he wasn't our baby anymore, but our little man. Oh my gosh. How terribly sad. He seems to really love it except for the lunch situation. He hasn't had enough time to really enjoy his lunch, but I hope this will continue to improve as days go by. If not, I guess I'll have to make a call to the school.
Brayden started 3rd grade this year. I just can't believe that he's old enough to be in 3rd grade. I really hope that this year goes really well for Brayden. Last year was so hard adjusting to his meds and trying to learn how to deal with the ADHD and disruptive behavior disorder. Just when I felt like we were really making progress, school was over. I know he's going to be fine because he is such a smart boy. I'm so proud of you Brayden.
We are still attending church each Sunday. We truely love it. If it wasn't for Eric and Renay we would never have gone, so I can't tell them thank you enough. Sean is growing like a weed and is learning more and more each day (thank you Aunt Debra). Quentin has had bit of bad luck with his cars here lately. He is trying to get his Firebird running. What a task this has been?! I talked to my Dad Friday and he said that my grandmother seemed to be doing better. He said she weighs a little more than 100 pounds now. It is so sad to see her the way she is. I love you Grannie. My fondest memories of you are your garden, puzzles, and quilting. I love that I have your gardening books and notes. Maybe some day I can really get after the gardening.
I have been so busy at work and at home. I feel that I'm being pulled in a thousand directions. Sometimes I think I just need a time out. I know that I can't let myself get too run down for the fear of getting shingles again. I think that I've told everyone that I'm going to have the gastric bypass surgery in March. I've have been going to see doctor after doctor and having test after test. I went to the pulmonary specialist 2 weeks ago. He has cleared me for surgery, but he thinks that I should be tested for sleep apnea. I am going to make an appointment with that doctor soon. I will go see the cardiologist on Tuesday. Once I complete that test, I will then have to see a psychiatrist and then a dietician. After all that testing, I can finally have my surgery. I'm excited, nervous, and anxious. Work has just been one stressful situation after another. The merger will be voted on at the end of September and will close on the first of October. I know that things are going to be okay, so I try not to worry too much about it.
I'll try to keep everyone updated more. Until then, I hope God blesses each of you and your families.
Posted by Amanda at 8:48 PM
August 12, 2007
We have had several things happen this week in our family. I hope I don't leave anyone out, but if I do, I'm sorry.
Mom went to the doctor this past week and had some testing done. She didn't get very good news, and without going into too much detail (which she has asked me not to share) we hope that over the next few weeks things will improve.
My Dad had surgery this past week. Nothing major just surgery on a hernia. We have checked on him a couple of times this week and he seems to be doing fine other than being a little sore. He looks like my Papa more and more each day. I can't tell you how much I miss my Papa. Dad has joined a band. His band will play at the Block Party this year. I can't wait to go and listen to him. This will take me back to my childhood. I love to watch him play.
I was told that my sister will be having another baby in October of this year. I always tell everyone that we have nothing but nieces, but the truth is we have one nephew and now one on the way. I don't get to see my nephew and I'm sure I won't get to see the new baby. I can't tell you how disappointed I am with my sister. I wanted so much to believe that she had finally grown up, but again she proved me wrong. I really hope she gets her tubes tied this time and I pray each day that both of my nephews just know in their heart that there are people out there who truely love them and would give anything to be part of their lives. I pray that God will someday bring us together. God has helped me to forgive you sister.
Brayden is feeling much better. I hope he continues to get better. He is such a sweet little boy and each day I'm amazed by him. I love you Brayden.
Posted by Amanda at 5:51 PM
August 10, 2007
I just want to say that I know that everyone thinks they are married to the most wonderful man, but I know that I married the best. Quentin is such a wonderful husband, father, and friend. I think that something has truely changed in our relationship. I think that God has stepped in and made me realize how lucky I truely am. I love to wake up in the morning and just look at him. I wait each day for him to call me on his breaks when he's at work (10 & 3 just like clock work). When I get off of work I rush home so that I can be here waiting on him. He is my bestfriend, my support, and my lover. He loves our children so much. I love to watch him with each of them. He can be very tough on them, but we all know it's because he loves them so much. He always tells me how much he loves me and how lucky he is to have me. He really knows how to make me feel special. I love him so much. I can't imagine what my life would have been like without him. We are so lucky we found each other. I can't thank God enough for putting Quentin in my life. Quentin is my everything.
Posted by Amanda at 9:00 PM
We have had one crazy week. Between work and home I am totally exhausted and mentally worn out.
For those of you who haven't heard Brayden woke up on Thursday with blood in his urine. We took him to our family doctor. Our doctor said that he wasn't exactly sure what was causing this and in turn put him on antibiotics. I can't tell you how worried Quentin and I are. It's just such a scary thing. We will go back for another U.A. next week, unless mom and dad get nervous and take him for a second opinion (which may happen as soon as Monday). I guess we will see how things go. Say a prayer for Brayden.
Tyler only practiced on Monday & Tuesday so we have had a few days off. That's been really nice. He is doing so good. We are so proud of him. I went to my first PTO meeting this week at the middle school. I'm already signed up to work 3 football games and I haven't even paid my dues yet. I guess they really need some help. How do I get myself into these things.
Sean is growing like a weed and every day surprises us with something new. If it's not a new word then it's a new song that he's singing. He loves to watch the movie Cars and he wants to watch every time we are home.
Work has been so extremely busy, and the two guys I work with always seem to be out at the same time which means I'm there by myself to handle things. It's not that I can't handle doing 3 jobs, but when I do, I earn every penny I get paid. I guess it keeps work interesting. I'm so lucky to have my job and to work for the people that I do.
Posted by Amanda at 8:41 PM
August 4, 2007
We celebrated Kaytlin's birthday today at Jump N Jive. She is 3 now. How she has grown!!!! She is such a cute little girl with lots of attitude. I can't imagine where she got that from!!!! She seemed to have a really good time. I think she got lots of gifts. We love you Kaytlin. Tyler and Brayden had just as much fun jumping as the younger kids. Sean was a little scared to jump, but I think he had fun as well.
I think the biggest surprise to the boys was the fact that Tricia was here. We didn't tell them that she was home. Just imagine their surprise when they saw her!!!! We truely miss Tricia. We are always glad to see her when she's home and really sad when she has to leave. She is such a special person and is truely doing what God wants her to do! How many of us can say that??? Not many I suspect.
On Sunday we will celebrate Kaysha's birthday. Happy 5th birthday Kaysha!!!! I can't believe how you have grown. I remember the day you were born and how beautiful you were. I watched you being born and it was a true miracle. I'm sorry that your life has been so up and down, but I think you know that you are truely loved. Mom, Kaysha, and I went to get pedicures today. Of course since Kaysha is such a Big Girl now, she also had to have the full treatment. She got her nails painted, and a pedicure. She was some hot stuff!!! We love you so much Kaysha.
Posted by Amanda at 7:10 PM
July 31, 2007
Randall is the pastor at the church we have been visiting. I spoke with him this afternoon. He was asking what our story was and so went through the whole bit of we've been married almost 10 years and so on and so forth. Anyway, he asked what our religous backgrounds were and I told him I grew up in a Pentecostal Holiness Church and all of Quentin's family was Baptist. As he was laughing he said, "How did you guys ever hook up?" I laughed and said, "We often ask that same thing." Anyway, he was so nice and asked if Quentin and I would like to go to dinner or lunch with him and his wife. (Which by the way I would love to go.) So when Quentin got home, I told him that I talked to Randall and that he wanted to go to dinner or lunch with us. Quentin said that would be okay (YEAH!!!!!) However he also jokingly said that he was going to ask "Preach" what he was doing calling his wife. HA HA HA. I think he might actually go through with the lunch/dinner thing.
Tyler had his first football practice last night and oh my goodness he is so sore today. He was nervous about going back today, but in the same breath he couldn't wait to go. Boys!!!!! Gotta love them.
Brayden went to VBS at church and had a wonderful time. He couldn't wait to sing every song to us and tell us word for word what happened. I'm sure you all were sad to not be here to listen to all of that!! J/K.
I have had a few busy days at work. Both of my guys have been out of the office and I have been swamped. It never fails that when they are out, everything happens. One of them will back tomorrow, and I'm so glad. Work has been a major stress factor in my life lately. I'm learning to deal with it, but I'm ready for a little break. I do know that I'm so lucky to have my job and I couldn't work with better people.
Time to cook dinner, so I've got to run!!!!
Posted by Amanda at 5:58 PM
July 29, 2007
What a great weekend we've had!!!!!!
Friday - Friday night I played Bunko at Keri's house. I had such a great time learning how to play and meeting some awesome women from church. I can't wait until next month to play again. Keri's house is so beautiful and great for entertaining. I think Gracelyn and I made a connection and I can't wait to see her again also. What a beautiful little girl and with so much attitude!!!! I can't imagine where that came from (Aunt Renay)!!! Just kidding. Both of the boys were so cute and the baby was just a bundle of joy. Thanks Renay, Keri, and Kathy. I had a wonderful time. I'm so glad you are part of our lives. Quentin played softball Friday night and the team he plays on won both games. I'm so glad he is doing something that he truely enjoys.
Saturday - Saturday morning we got up and went to sign Tyler up for WTYFL football. I can't believe it's time for football again. Tyler loves to play and we love to watch him. He will start practices on Monday at 6:00 and so that means we will be a practice nearly every night for the next 3 1/2 months. I know it will be a challenge, but we love it. Candy's color guard had their car wash on Saturday, so of course we had to go get our car washed. Candy puts so much time into making Caprock's color guard good. They just don't know how lucky they are to have her there. I talked to Tricia Saturday and she will be coming hom next Friday. I can't wait. We miss her so much and I know that she's where God wants her, but we pray that someday she will come back and be able to do His work here. Quentin and Eric went to the Harley Party to try to bring mamma a motorcycle home. Well, they had a great time, but no motorcycle. I guess we'll try again next year. After the Harley Party, they went to the races and had a wonderful time. I think the highlight was Eric and Quentin talking to Biscuit. Quentin introduced Eric to Biscuit, and told Biscuit that Eric attends the same church. Quentin said that Biscuit told them that there was a driver that really made him upset and anyone who knows Biscuit knows what a temper he's always had, however instead of going and starting a fight, Biscuit said he just went to his truck and prayed. Wow!!!! What a powerful thing to say to both Quentin and Eric. Especially since I know God has been working on Quentin. For another man to say this to him was just another way that God was talking to him.
Sunday - Quentin, Tyler, Brayden, Sean, and I all went to church. I can't tell you how many times I had tears in my eyes during church today. I know that God is reaching out to me and to Quentin. What a blessing it is just to get Quentin to church. I know that it's been a long time since I have really reached out to God and I know that he is pulling me back to him. I felt God's love around me today in such a powerful way. Tyler and Brayden loved the church. They can't wait to go again. Sean didn't have such a great time, but I think he'll get use to it. We went to eat afterwards with the Giles family and then Tyler Giles came home with us to play with the boys for a little while. They had fun.
I guess it's time for me to do some more laundry and to go to the grocery store. Love to all!!!!
Posted by Amanda at 3:37 PM
July 25, 2007
Well, I guess this isn't going to be my month. Yes, I've had another break out of shingles. This time it's not on my head which is good. I'm so frustrated with this. I just don't know what else to do to get rid of it. I'm now taking another round of antivirals. This is a different medication than the one before. I hope they go away fairly quickly. The doctor said that if I have another break out or they don't heal in the next 10 days, that I have to go back in to see him. I don't know what the next step will be. I just pray that this will be the last break out.
I guess that is all for today!!!
Posted by Amanda at 7:01 PM
July 22, 2007
Quentin and I went to church with Renay and Eric today. Since the day that Renay told me they were changing churches and how much she really liked the new church, I have wanted to go and check the church out. I really feel that this was Gods way of getting me and Quentin to church. It's strange how things work this way. I guess not strange but God working in our lives. We really liked the church and liked the pastor. Even Quentin who has been so against going to church was saying that he could see us going back. There was a family that was leaving the church today. It was a husband, wife, and 3 boys. Quentin said that it would be kind of funny if we started going there now since we also have 3 boys. I just think that God works in ways like this. I have prayed for a long time to find a church home that Quentin would feel comfortable at. He's not into dressing up and this church was so relaxed that he felt somewhat "overdressed." Which we laughed at. What an exciting thing it is for me that he is even considering going back. Thank you Renay for your excited about going to this church. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't have gone. Thanks to Eric for telling Quentin that it was laid back and a good place to go. I know that God put you guys in our lives for a reason and maybe this was it. I've wanted Quentin to go to church for so long and it made me so happy today that he went.
We also had our family birthday lunch today. We had lots of good food and it was good to see everyone. We did miss a few people, but maybe we'll see them soon. I wish they would have been there. We haven't seen them in a while. Tyler, Brayden, and Sean love to play ball with the older guys and I'm glad they older guys will play with them.
Posted by Amanda at 5:21 PM
July 21, 2007
Well, Quentin started softball again on Friday nights. His team won this week. Quentin struggled with hitting, but otherwise did really well. It's always fun to watch him play along with all the other family that is playing.
Saturday was a busy day for us. We had to feed Mom's animals again today. We can't wait for them to get back in town. We had to pick them up at the airport this evening and they were so excited to see the boys. I'm so glad that they have such a great relationship with my boys. There's not a day that goes by that they don't call to check on the boys. We thankful for all of the support. Today we also celebrated Reagann's birthday. We had hotdogs, cake and icecream at Chad & Heather's house. There were lots of people and I think Reagann got lots of gifts. We did miss some of the family, but maybe we'll see them tomorrow at the July birthday lunch. We will have the birthday lunch at Beverly's house. Quentin and the boys went with Eric and Tyler to the races tonight. They have enjoyed hanging out with Eric and Tyler and I have enjoyed the quiet time with Sean. It's nice to be somewhat alone at home when you normally have 4 other people in the house. It never fails that someone always wants something or the boys are fighting or all of the "boys" are wrestling. Man, it's nice to not listen to all of that.
We ended our week at work with some good news. Our new firm has decided to give all of the support staff a bonus payable after the 1st of January. It's not anything to do cartwheels over, but at least it is something. I'm very thankful that I work for a wonderful boss who is going to give me a portion of his bonus. It will be nice to have "extra" money. I have been really fortunate to work where I do and work with the people that I do. It can be such a stressful job, but I have always been fairly compensated which makes dealing with the stress a little easier.
Well, it's almost 10:00 and everyone knows that at 10:00 I turn into a pumpkin, so I guess Sean and I will go to bed. Until next time.........
Posted by Amanda at 9:29 PM
July 17, 2007
We went to see Baby Shealee last night and let me just tell you how cute she is. What a beauty!!! Aubrie was so proud of her and informed us that we couldn't take her sister home with us. Tamra looks great and Chris looks tired. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you hold a newborn baby. Even though I was totally exhausted last night, I wouldn't have spent my night any other way!!
This was my second full time day back at work. It went well, however I still don't have a lot of strength. It sure is hard to go back and miss all those naps I took when I was off. I'm feeling better day by day.
Today is Stephanie's birthday. Happy Birthday Steph!!! We miss you! I haven't seen you in a while.
Just when I thought things were going to really settle down, Quentin starts playing softball again this Friday. I think he plays for 5 or 6 weeks, but thank goodness it's only on Fridays. I love to watch him play.
I think it's time for me to rest so I'll update later in the week!!!!
Posted by Amanda at 7:10 PM
July 15, 2007
As most of you know, Debra has been babysitting Sean for about a month now. Debra is truely a blessing to our family. I can't say enough about what a special person Debra is. Sean has gone from being sick on a weekly basis to not being sick at all. He talks more and is so well behaved now. I begged Debra to watch Sean even before he was born. Debra has raised 2 wonderfull girls and I knew given the chance she would do a wonderful job with Sean. Debra is so patient with Sean. I know that Debra prayed a lot about what to do, and I'm so thankful it turned out this way. Debra we love you so much and I'm so thankful you are a big part of our family.
Posted by Amanda at 4:16 PM
Tamra and Chris had a baby girl on Friday July 13th. She was half grown weighing in at 9 pounds and 1 ounce. I don't how Tamra carried her. I can't wait to hold her and give her lots of love. Hopefully I'll get to see her sometime this week. I am being cautious about going around them until I'm completely over the shingles. We are so proud to add her to our family. Tamra, I'm so proud of you for being such a great mommy.
Posted by Amanda at 4:12 PM
Who would have thought that I would have come down with shingles? This has been the hardest 2 weeks I've had since giving birth to Sean. Most people get shingles in places that can be hidden by clothes, but not me. See I seem to be part of the small percentage of people that get it on their face and head. It all started with a spot the size of a quarter in the middle of my forehead. From there it exploded to the entire upper left side of my face. It caused my lymph nodes to swell in both my neck and in front of my ears. Let me just say that it wasn't pretty, in fact it was outright ugly. I went to the doctor on a Friday with the swollen lymph nodes and the spot in the middle of my forehead. He wasn't sure what it was, but guessed that it might be shingles. When I woke up on Saturday, my left eye was swollen shut, and I had numerous blisters over my left eye and in my hair. I went back to the doctor on Monday and he confirmed that it was shingles. I have been on so much medicine since then. Thank God for pain meds. The doctor told me to relax and rest. Are you kidding me???? I have a husband, 3 kids and a full time job. Who has time to rest??? My family has been awesome and I don't think I could have made it without them. Debra is definately a blessing from God. She made dinner for us and it lasted 2 nights. Mom helped us with the kids. Thanks to all for the prayers and thoughts. I think I'm finally on the road to recovery.
Posted by Amanda at 4:01 PM
July 1, 2007
First memory: Playing pinball at a bar in Oklahoma, while my Grandparents played shuffle board. I remember I was some kind of pinball player.
First real kiss: 1st grade (yeah I started early), his name was Andrew. Wait a minute, my son's middle name is Andrew. No, no connection there.
First concert: I really can't remember.
First thing you think in the morning: I've got to hurry. I have 500 hundred things that have to be done in an hour and a half.
First book you remember loving: Nancy Drew books. I always wanted to be Nancy Drew. Those were great books. Maybe I should introduce my boys to the Hardy Boys.
First question you'll ask in Heaven: Where are my papas? Can I finally meet my big brother?
First thing you think of when you hear the word 'vacation': Grab the fishing poles!!!!
First best friend: Nikki Harris. We even got caught cheating in the 4th grade. I wonder where she is now?
Last time you dressed up: Every work day. Not my favorite thing to do.
Last thing you ate: Ritz crackers
Last CD you bought: Kenny Chesney Live
Last (good) book you read: The innocent man by John Grisham.
Last time you cried: It's been a while. I'm just not that emotional.
Last time you told someone you loved them: Just a minute ago, when Sean said Love you more. He's so cute!!!
Last really funny thing you did: Didn't recognize my husband. Boy is that embarrassing.
Last thing you watched on TV: Nascar Race
Last Halloween costume: Lady Bug
Last concert attended: Don't remember.
Posted by Amanda at 4:35 PM
June 21, 2007
Well, the FC packages came out. Most were disappointed, however it is free money, so I think most will stay. Our office has been different since all of this came out. Everyone seems to be in a funk. Hopefully soon we'll be able to move on.
Quentin plays in a softball tourney tomorrow night. So guess where we'll be all night. Oh well, it's fun to watch him and he enjoys it so much. He's been busy at work. It's the end of the quarter, so things get busy.
Tyler has just finished playing Y-ball. His team wasn't very good this season. However, considering that Tyler hasn't played baseball in 2 years, I think he did great. He played first base and was really good at it. Thank goodness it's over due to the fact that we were doing baseball 4-5 nights per week.
Brayden decided that he didn't want to play anything right now. Thank goodness. We have really struggled with his ADHD and trying to keep him on his medicine schedule. He can be such a hand full. We go back to the doctor soon, so I guess we'll see how that goes.
Sean has started daycare at Debra's house. What a blessing it is that he is able to stay with her. She has taught him so much already. He has learned to say please and thank you as well as I'm sorry without being prompted. What an accomplishment. Our next step is potty training. I hope this is as easy as it was with the other two.
I've been working out at a local gym for 4 months now. I really enjoy going, and at first I lost 16 pounds, but I have since gained it back from stress. That is so frustrating. I am seeking help with weight loss and I hope that it works out. I go see a different doctor next week. Wish me luck.
Well, I think I've said enough for now so check back soon!!!
Posted by Amanda at 8:14 PM
June 14, 2007
What to do, what to do? Tomorrow the FC packages will be released for review. I guess we'll know our fate soon. Will we stay, or will we go? Will it be okay, or not? What's best for everyone? After 2 weeks and 2 days, finally there will be something to base the decision on. Say a prayer. We're going to need it. It will definately make for an exciting and busy day. Stay tuned...... Amanda
Posted by Amanda at 5:53 PM
June 13, 2007
I've never blogged before, but here goes. I guess I should start by saying that I've been happily married now for 9 1/2 years to Quentin. Quentin was the answer to all of my prayers. He was the light that I so desperately needed in my life. We have 3 wonderful children. Tyler who is 11, Brayden who is 8, and Baby Sean who is 2. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful kids. Quentin and I both come from large families, so having a family of 5 is just perfect. Quentin and I both work outside of the home. Not only am I a full time mom, but I also have a full time career. It can be a challenge to juggle work, and family life. Our older 2 boys are very busy with sports and school. Sean is just busy.
Well it's after my bed time and I have to work tomorrow.
Posted by Amanda at 10:06 PM