Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tumble town

Lil has taken dance since she was three but this year the class times didn't work out for a brand new kindergartener! So we decided to give gymnastics a whirl!

She went yesterday with Maggie and Stephanie to try it out and reported she "wants to go back!".
Thanks steph for taking care of my girl and for the pics!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nail biting

My dear sweet husband is about to chew his nails off watching the exit polls. Noah has begged to stay up to watch the election day results. I for one will be relieved to see the final votes. Election day is the only day we are "red" in ky!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Way back when I was just a wife, and not a mother of three, I decided I wanted to have freedom in my job to set my own hours, control my own schedule, etc. I used to despise being on someone else's clock... So instead of working nine to five at a "regular" job now I often work all day as a stay at home wife and mom, afternoon till evening in the studio or salon, and night until early morning hours in the office....hmmm...

But... In the end it's worth it. I have been blessed to stay home with my children...I haven't missed any of their little milestones along the way. When they are sick they've stayed with me or daddy and I have got to share countless stories, class parties, ball games and dance classes.

Financially, we would probably be better off if i worked a full time regular job. We might manage a few more vacations or dinners out. But the trade off has been worth it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sis is pierced...

Lil has been asking to get her ears pierced for about a year now. We finally got daddy to agree so we took her to get them done. She did great and never even shed a tear. She told me when it was done, " mom I'm so happy!". She now has discovered the jewelry shopping network which she calls "the earring show" and it's her new fave...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First Day of School

Today was the kids first day of school. Noah went upstairs this morning to the big third grade and my little princess started her first year of Kindergarten.  They are both in classes with some of their good friends and I hope they both have fabulous school years.

It has been very quiet around the house today, but little Annie is making sure that I stay busy!!! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reds win the Tournament

Noah has played baseball since he was four years old.  He started out very little playing t ball and spent a lot of time picking dandelions in the outfield and seeing how much dirt he could kick up with his cleats.  However, every year we've seen improvements and the past two years he has become quite the little baseball player. 

Travis has volunteered to help coach his team the past two seasons and this year they worked really hard as a team and improved a lot over the season. 

The final game of the tournament was so close.  In the last inning we were down by two runs and we had two outs.  With two runners on base Noah is up to bat.  He strikes twice and had two balls and kept fouling.  Then he managed to hurt his shin and I honestly didn't think he could run.  BUT his very last pitch he hits a good hit toward right field and manages to run into first base.  He hit the other two runners in and our team won the tournament!!!  This was such a big deal for us, and I hope I never forget the memory of his Daddy picking him up on his shoulder and running him off the field.  I did have my camera but I was jumping up and down and yelling so much I didn't get a picture!!!!  It was a great night!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Did I mention we Bleed BLUE

Have I mentioned that we happen to be UK fans in our little neck of the woods?  Umm...yes.  Noah and his dear old Dad got to go to a coach Calipari UK basketball camp today.  This is Noah's group posing with Coach Cal and the NCAA 2012 trophy.
We had this camp planned for quite awhile.  It was Noah's reward for working so hard in Second grade and getting straight a's and perfect attendance.  Travis was just a little pumped too....

Noah had worked alot over the last few months and saved up a little stash of cash.  Which he used today to buy a Natl Champions Basketball and stand that Coach then signed for him.  It's displayed proudly in his room.  With threats to his baby sisters if they even dare to breath on it.  HA!  Travis also came home sporting an autograph on his trusty UK hat.  He was a little starstruck I think...

And because we're all friends here we're going to pretend that I have been faithfully updating my blog...and I didn't miss lots of milestones like...halloween and Christmas 2011...K?  Good...