May 24, 2008

Really???? 12 Already???

My Tyler is 12. Can that really be true??? We have an official preteen. Really?? Tyler celebrated his 12th birthday on Wednesday May 21st. He was born at 6:31 PM at St Anthony's Hospital. He weighed in at 6 lbs 13 ozs and was 19 1/2 inches long. He had a beautiful conehead (ha ha) after keeping me in labor 10 1/2 hours. He was born 10 days before I graduated High School. He had black hair. He was precious. I remember looking at him and thinking what am I (being only 18 years old) going to do with this little boy? We have been through so much together and I can't even begin to describe what our bond is like. He is starting to go through puberty and it scares me. He is getting acne, black facial hair, and let's not forget the teenager attitude of knowing it all. Even through all of this he's still my sweet little baby Tyler. Quentin and I are so proud of the person he is. He is so mature, so well behaved, and so intelligent. Quentin misses bouncing him on his knee to put him to sleep. They love each other so much. Quentin is getting to be the Dad he never had, and it is such a blessing to watch. I can't explain the bond that Quentin and Tyler have, but I've never seen a little boy love his Daddy so much. God has really blessed us. I could go on and on, but I won't. Happy 12th Birthday Ty. We all love you so much.

May 19, 2008

Momma I hungry

Sometimes I feel like all I do is feed kids. Sean will wake up in the middle of the night and say "Momma I hungry." It seems like he eats all of the time. When he's not hungry he's saying, "I need a shrink (meaning drink)." I know that some day I will miss hearing those things, but there are times that I think I just need a break.

Tyler and Brayden are out of school for the summer. They are so excited about not going to be by 9:00 and just hanging out during the day. I really hope they have a great summer. Tyler will surely be taller than me by the time school starts back. Brayden will be ready to get away from Tyler by the end of summer and I'll be ready for both of them to go back so that they aren't fighting all the time.

I do have to say that I love each of my boys so much. I thank God everyday that he blessed me with such wonderful children.


May 12, 2008

Exhausted Yet Refreshed

Well I just spent an amazing 72 hours worshiping and rededicating my life to my Lord and Saviour. Wow. Just saying that is so powerful. I had a great time on the Walk to Emmaus. I don't think Randall and Gary will ever know how much they touched not only my heart, but the heart of each one of the women there. I am proud and thankful to say that they are part of my church family. Each of them will hold a very special place in my heart forever. God taught me that he loves me unconditionally, will never leave me, and will always forgive me when I let him down. Can you believe that? Wow! I can't say anymore about it than WOW!!! I give all glory to my Father in Heaven.

After getting home on Saturday, I noticed that my house was a little cleaner, my kids were still alive and well, and my husband still had all of his hair. I guess they had a great 72 hours also. I really missed them and I think they missed me too.

Sunday was Mother's Day! We went to church and then we had lunch with my Mom. We had a great time eating and visiting with Mom, Bobby, and Kaysha. Then we went to Debra's house for the monthly birthday celebration. It was great to spend time with more family and friends. To all of the Mother's out there: Happy Mother's Day!

I started my 2 1/2 week vacation last Thursday. I have big plans for my time off. We will see how much of them I get done. Whatever happens will be fine with me. I just needed a break. I have to get started on my list, so I will try to blog again later.