Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All About Andrew

My Drewby-doo just makes me laugh. He is such a sweet kid with the biggest heart. I thought I would make a list of updates for him along with reasons why I love him so much… here goes!

• He holds my hand when we are at the store. I don’t have to reach for him, he always reaches for me. It has to be a good hand hold too. No limp fish with him. He will squeeze our hands together tightly with his other hand.

• He gives me the biggest hugs when he tells me goodbye. He even ran after my car the other day to give me another hug.

• He loves gardening, but being in a town house we have to be creative. He tells everyone he has a green thumb and offers to help with their gardens. He told his sister she can help with the pots… but that she doesn’t have a green thumb. She may have a green pinky though, we’ll see how it goes.

• He has such a love for Jesus. He tells me all the time “I prayed for that…” when we are talking about something.

• He loves baseball. He thinks about every play. The other day he was playing 2nd base and caught a fly ball. We are all screaming for him to throw it to 2nd to make a double play and I think he was so shocked that he caught it, that he forgot what to do. “Mom, I forgot where 2nd base was!!”

• He is an artist. He loves to draw these little scenes. They are random… but they go on for pages. I love seeing him do them. He asked me for a notebook, 2 black pens, and a box of colored pencils. I better get to the store!

• He has overcome some struggles this year (and we will continue to work on them again next year) with ADD and a learning disability. He did really well in school. Had great grades. I am very proud of him.

• He has been deemed “seizure free”. His EEG showed no signs of seizures and he is being weaned off his medicine.

• He is a good kid and I am blessed to have him as my son.

Silly iPad2 picture of Drew

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dang Blog!!

I just wrote this really long blog about my Drewby-doo... and it only saved the first line and a half. Dang it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

What a Weird Week

This has been a weird week... anyone else feel that way?

Sunday I got a sunburn from sitting out at my parents house while watching the kids play in the driveway. Then Monday it dropped like 40 degrees.

Ty had her first softball game of the season on Monday and they won 19-7. It was a great game. I was a little nervous b/c she hasnt played in a while and the girls didnt look so great during practice, but they pulled it together and did a good job. It was fun to watch although I think I bit some of my cheek off b/c I was trying to keep quiet. Softball/baseball is my game... and I tend to get loud.

On Tuesday, Drew's game got rained out AGAIN.

Wednesday Ty had a bye so we went to church. Ty helped in the nursery, which then resulted in me helping in the nursery, but Drew wanted me with him. He was a little upset and said next time he is helping in the nursery to be with me. LOL

Yesterday I was just grumpy... its still raining here, Drew's game was canceled AGAIN. People were getting under my skin. I was just feeling sour.

I keep hearing about the world ending on Saturday which has got me thinking... No, I dont believe this man is correct in his planning, because the bible specifically says there is no set date/time when Jesus is returning... but it has got me thinking about what will happen when He does come. Joking around, when the kids asked, I told them if they are with their dad, for them to just hold hands, go together, and I'd meet them in heaven... but I joke b/c I am uneasy about it. I am such a planner... and even though I dont want to know when the end of time is going to be, I want to make sure that I know where I am going, where my kids are going, where my family is going. I know that I have no control over it... but I pray for people daily. I keep praying that they find the Lord so when the end of times come, I dont worry about them. I pray for their salvation.

Tomorrow we are supposed to go on the Freedom Ride which is honoring Veteran's for Armed Forces Day. I hope its good weather, I'd really like to go.

I think that's it... hope everyone had a good week!

Friday, May 13, 2011

3 Years Ago... a letter to my mom


I can’t believe that it was 3 years ago this weekend that you told me you had breast cancer again. I remember feeling like someone punched me in the stomach. I was terrified. I was upset. I was mad. It didn’t make sense, we’d already been through all that, why did we need to do it again?

You were amazing. You let God be in control and did what you needed to do to be healthy again. You lived life to the fullest and were an example to many. Because of your faith in God, my walk with him became stronger. Thank you.

I am so glad that things turned out the way they did and you are still with us today, happy and healthy. I love you more than I could ever express.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fun with the iPad2

As I mentioned I got an iPad2 this past weekend... I LOVE it. I love being able to FaceBook on it, read the news, read my books through the Nook App, play games... but one bit of entertainment has been the Photobooth.

There is a photobooth feature that we've been having a lot of fun with... here are some of the pictures. LOL

Thermal Lisa

Thermal Ty

Kalidoscope Bryan

Mirror MJ and Lisa

Stretch Drew

Stretch Rob

Swirl MJ and Lisa

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend

What a great weekend!

Friday night was date night for me and hubby. We went to City Club for dinner and then to worship.

We had to wake up way early Saturday morning to meet my parents and my brother/sister in law to ride the motorcycles down to SLC for the Race for the Cure. We did that even with 20,000 other people. It was amazing. Mom got to walk in the Survivors parade. I need to get all the pictures from my dad to post... its an awesome event. I was suprised later that day with an iPad2. What an awesome thing... even better all the books I had on my Nook moved over with the Nook app so I didnt lose anything. Yay!!

On Sunday,  my exhusband dropped the kids off to me at church and my mom met us there to. Nothing like worshiping God with your loved ones. Bryan met us after church and we went to Golden Corral for breakfast where we ran into some dear friends. I swear my heart does a dance when I see this guy... he is an amazing example of what Jesus can do. He is about to go away for a bit and I am so sad, but he's gotta do this thing to make up for his past. I guarantee God has big plans for him... he's going to be spreading His love to a lot of broken people. After that we went to my parents to hang out and had dinner with them... my sisters were there, my in laws were there, my best friend was there. Good times.

I am so blessed to have such awesome mom's in my life... my mom especially. I thank God for her daily. She is our rock. She is forgiving. She is loving. She is genuine. She has overcome so much. She is such an example. I just adore her.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Race for the Cure 2011

Whose Life Are You Running For? Participate in the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure® and show everyone whose life you are running for. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life!

Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure
May 7, 2011
The Gateway Mall
Up to 75% of net proceeds from the Salt Lake City Komen Race for the Cure stay in Utah to fund local education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
We want over 17,000 participants at the 2011 Race, so start recruiting your team now! We plan to raise $550,000 with this event and we need your help to reach our goal!
Get Involved. Keep the Promise.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Where Were You When The World Stop Turning?

10 years ago, my family and I were in Chicago on vacation. Ty was only 1.5 yrs old and if you ask her, she still remembers the day the  "airplane of bad men who hit to buildings". I remember the eeriness of a normally busy city, being so calm you could hear every movement. I remember being terrified walking near the Sears Tower and hearing planes even though there wasnt supposed to be any... only to find out that the Sears Tower was a target. I remember having to drive back to Utah, all of us crammed in a little rental car. I remember seeing pictures... hearing stories... numerous news reports of that day... and my heart breaking every time.

Well... the mastermind behind it all is now dead and I dont know how to feel about it. Part of me is relieved. Part of me is scared all over again. Part of me is thankful. Part of me feels bad for feelin good that someone died.

I am just going to continue to pray for our nation, our troops, our goverment and the people of the world who do not know Jesus... as well as put my Trust in the Lord. He's got this, the worry isnt mine.