Thursday, January 27, 2011

For Tuesday...

This upcoming Sunday, January 30th, marks the second anniversary of Tuesday Whitt going to heaven, a day that changed my life and the lives of so many people I love forever.
This beautiful little girl, with the heart of a fighter, taught me so much about appreciating every little thing that life has to offer and not taking anything for granted. Ever.

This Sunday, I will be lighting a candle in remembrance of Tuesday and I ask that you do as well.
And, today, I will be donating $20 to her big brother Spencer who is again shaving his head this March for St Baldricks. Please join me in supporting this great organization and in showing Spencer support, today and always.
There are so many things I could tell you about how my life has changed because of Tuesday and my friendship with her mom and family, but instead, all you really need to know is that I could've never gotten through difficult times in my life if not for imagining all Tuesday had to endure and all my friend has been through.
It's amazing what faith can do for you in your darkest moments and amazing how in those moments when you least expect your faith to remain, it holds you firm

If Tuesday has touched your life even closely to how she touched mine,

please remember her this Sunday.
Light a candle.
Hug your babies.
Be thankful.
Tell the world about Tuesday.
And donate again.

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. ~ (Rom 8.16-18)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Our trip to Ohio in 3 post

The week after New Year's we took our Christmas trip up North. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was that there was NO snow, barely even on the ground, until 5 miles from the In-Laws house (gotta love living in the "Lake effect snow area"). Even then, there wasn't much. We could still see the ground in some places...However, that didn't last long. Our first full day there, we decided to take the kids Ice Skating. Jess has been a few times, but the younger three had never been. I will say they all LOVED it.

Jess helping Delaney

Daddy helping Owen

Poppy helping Sean

A very pretty Jessica

Delaney skating on her own

Owen's got it!

Sean off on his own

I especially love this next picture because you can almost see how fast Sean's little feet were moving.

The skaters!

P.S. I have a video that I am going to try to upload later.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 14, 2010

NO, not today's date, but a very important date indeed! This is the date that my son made me a GiGi!
Aiden Michael Forehand
6lbs 10oz
First Christmas photo shoot!

I am one proud Gigi! However, I haven't been able to convince Chelsea and Chris to let me keep him over night yet. I will not give up, though!

Love you guys!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What an eventful day!

Earlier this week we got the forcast. Snow! The kicker? The wonderful weather forcasters were calling for...wait for it...anywhere from a trace to a foot! Way to cover your bases! lol

By Thrusday, they had narrowed it down to a trace to 2 inches. Then it went to 2-4 inches. Then 4-6inches. I woke up at 1:30 am to just a dusting on the ground and I was scared the kids were going to be VERY dissapointed. How would I explain it to them. I had promised to make snowmen with them? By 7:30 when I woke up....7+ inches! What? ARe you kidding me? Central NC does NOT get this kind of snow! CRAZY!

We quickly got up and went out to play in the snow!

Sadly, after just a few pictures, my camera messed up and for some reason, would not take any more pictures!

We played with the neighbors, threw snowballs, rode on the sled, shoveled the driveway (OK, maybe that was daddy, and it wasn't really fun, but it was done).

Once back inside, and borrowing chocolate chips from a neighbor, we began the warm up process, I got my camera fixed (Thank goodness, a life with out my camera would be a sad, sad life) and baked some chocolate chip cookies. HOWEVER, after the first batch came out of the oven, just as I was getting ready to put the second batch in, the power went out! Great way to ruin our snow day, Progress Energy (who told us it could be midnight before it was back on)! I called the neighbor (who by they way, had power), gave her the second batch of cookies, already on a cookie sheet to have for her family. Afterall, I did borrow the chocolate chips from her. We began to work on a game plan since our only from of heat is electric. We decied that we would hotel points to get a room at a hotel with an indoor pool. The kids could swin while looking at the snow outside.
Our only form of heat!
We packed a quick bag, got our pool things together, packed a cooler, got in the car and the power came on....2.5 hours after it went off!
We had to break it to the kids that we weren't going. That didn't go over very we went to Walmart, got some movies and treats. Went out to dinner and now, the kids are happily watching their movies and eating popcorn.
Hopefully more pictures to come tomorrow.
I will not make any promises, but I am going to TRY to blog more often. Lots of great news to tell as of late!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Carolina Shootout Champions!!

That's right! Carolina Soccer Club '96 Girls are the Carolina Shootout Champs! And Boy did they deserve it! After a long tough year, these girls went to Charlotte, NC and played their hearts out and came out on top and Jess came home with a goal!

Did I mention it was cold?
The final game was a shut out winning 2-0!


That is where the good new ends...we came back to our car in the parking lot and this is what I found

My purse was taken. I left it on the floorboard of the front seat, it had my wallet(of course) and a small Nikon Camera in it. The GPS, an iPod, and a cell phone were also out, but they didn't touch that. A debit card was only used once, so I am thanking God that is was not any worse than that.

Here is the nice Deputy knocking the rest of the glass out so we can begin our long drive home, in the cold, with no window! LOVELY!

Special thanks to my mom and a neighbor who watched the 3 littles so Scott and I could go and enjoy the weekend with Jess!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Changes to come!

A while back, during the Tuesday Blog Party, I won a blog make over. Well, the time has come to take advantage of it. I have not been happy with the look of my blog since my settings expired, so I really haven't done any blog post. I plan to change that. I can't wait to share my new look by Mami Pictures.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Delaney's 1st Soccer Game

Delaney's first soccer game was this weekend. She did great. Much better than we thought. She played a couple years ago and was not into it very much at all. This year she was ready to try again, and we couldn't be more proud of her.

She is in orange

The smile on her face was there the entire time!

Sean and Owen loved watching her play.

I didn't get very many pictures. Owen had a minor accident on the play ground which forced me to miss over half of the game. The score of the game, you ask? Well at this age, they don't keep score, but if they DID, Delaney's team would have won 9-1! The one goal that they let in was while Delaney was in goal. I missed it all! I am so sad about it.

OH! Did I mention that Delaney's daddy is her coach? Congratulations to Coach Scott, Delaney and the entire Rhino's soccer team!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Look how they've grown!

Two years ago, we went to Boone, NC to celebrate the graduation of Christine Pierce and Chelsea Miller. This year we went back to celebrate the graduation of Evalyn Pierce and Danielle Pierce. We took a picture the first time we were there that I fell in love with, so this year we had to recreate the moment to compare.

Sean & Owen

Sean & Owen