My Family 2011

My Family 2011

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jordan's Marine Corps Bootcamp Graduation

 
A few weeks ago we drove down to San Diego to see Jordan graduate boot camp. The weather was pretty nice and Kayla lives an hour from MCRD so we got to stay with her and visit my sweet baby Ruby. She is growing up so fast and I miss her like crazy. I loved getting to spend time with Ruby 's mom too. :)  I am so proud of Jordan and excited for him to start his adult life. He leaves me tomorrow for Marine Corps Training and I'm sad.
This 10 days has gone by so fast.
Right before they dismissed them and I am so anxious to see my son






My handsome boy







Saturday, November 23, 2013

Spa Party for Daisy

   
I had so much fun planning a spa party for Daisy's 11th birthday. Emily and girlfriends showed up to do hair, makeup, and nails. We had snacks, and cake and ice cream. I loved every minute of it. The best part, the girls went home after four hours. It was so special to share this fun day with my girls.

I made these cute invitations and I wanted to shrink myself to be able to wear one. :)

Daisy is so excited




Denise, Emily, Angie, & Lauren










Daisy and friends



Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween Fun

I had so much fun scaring the kids in my witch mask. Even the big kids!! I'm making this a yearly thing. We didn't get too many trick or treaters this year though. Our neighborhood is quite boring these days so I'm trying to liven it up. Haha


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My little minion and PB & J lover

Daisy is all ready for Halloween and is excited to wear her costume tomorrow. I'm thankful daddy will be home to help her get ready. I will be at work. I really hate missing these things but I am also glad Jack is back to help out. I tried to talk Emily and her friend Angie into letting me make them a costume but they wouldn't go for it. Bratty teenagers!!!!! Here is what Emily can eat for breakfast lunch and dinner these days. PB & J.
My little minion

She's addicted

Friday, October 25, 2013

Daisy Lou and Starting Something New


Daisy is going to be 11 in December. She is and always has been a very very busy child. I wish I could have told God in which birth order I wanted my children because I would have chosen Daisy as my first. I feel so guilty all the time because I am never doing enough to keep her happy. I'm sure many parents can relate to this same scenario. I think I have a fun day planned with either me &  Daisy or both the girls. We go out to breakfast and shopping or go watch a movie and have lunch, or even going thrift store shopping together (I'm lucky they both like to do that). After spending half a day out & about I feel good about spending good quality time with them. Not even 10 minutes into the drive home and Daisy will be asking me if we can stop at Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen for ice cream, pick up a friend for a sleepover, or anything and everything her mind can think of. I used to get mad (ok I still do sometimes) because it seems she is so ungrateful for the money/time I've spent with her. Being her mom for so long has made me realize it's more about her wanting to keep busy ALL- THE- TIME!!!! Admitting this to myself is hard enough but admitting it on a blog is even harder. I am a lazy parent these days. I've racked so many hours on field trips, at parks, going on walks, doing arts and crafts, reading books at the library. I did all this three times already. I know Daisy deserves the same but it's just not as fun and exciting the fourth time around.  It takes a lot of effort. My solution to her busy child syndrome is that I try to keep her busy in sports. She really likes dancing but it gets pretty expensive so I rotate her in and out of different types of sports. This way she doesn't get too bored with the same thing. She had her last volleyball game yesterday and what do you know????? She's already hounding me about what's next!!!!  "Gotta love her" is what my husband always says. And I do. I really do!!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Baby Ruby

I am going through some stress at work these past few days. It's hard when you find out someone totally backstabbed you. I was even pretty good friends with this person. Well I WAS anyways. Not anymore. It takes me a while to realize that people aren't who you think they are. I trust almost everyone until they hurt me. Once I get burned by you it's very likely we won't be friends anymore. I t takes me a dew dAys but I say a prayer for the person and try to forgive them. I can forgive but I don't forget and I won't be fooled again.  I do have something that made me happy today. I got to face time with Ruby and Jack is coming home on Saturday. Yay for me!!!! He gets to be off for 20  days. We are going to Jordan's boot camp graduation soon and I am so excited. Here are some pictures of the sweetest little girl I know.




Ruby and I getting cozy

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Guess Who's Home???

 Jack came home a few weeks ago and this family could not be more excited. Being a single mom is hard work and I am exhausted!!!!! We couldn't go meet him in California when the busses came in but Kayla and Ruby went. He was happy to see Kayla but more excited to meet little Ruby. After staying at Kayla's for the night he flew home the  next morning and we met him at the airport with big sign. Yay, daddy's home!!!!!!!!!



First Day of School 2013

It's very sad that I am down to two kids in my first day of school pictures. I knew these dAys would come but never thought they would at the same time. I can say it was a lot cheaper shopping for school clothes than it ever has been but it's still pretty sad. like I'v said before on my blog, I don't like change too much now that I'm getting older. I just want my little screaming,messy,annoying kids back. I miss my family of six.




Jordan leaves for bootcamp

The dreaded day has finally come. People that know me know that if I had a favourite kid it would be Jordan. Haha. I don't love any of my kids any more than the other but I do get along and liKe Jordan better most of the time. The girls know and they don't even mind because they all say the same thing. Jordan is the most likable funny kid you will ever meet. It's just like the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" .  I really don't take any credit for the way he turned out. He's smart, funny, sensitive but tough at the same time, and fun too.  Needless to say this is going to be a looooong 3 months. He graduates November 15th and this mom is so very excited!!!!

Saying goodbye at the airport. I was more nervous than he was. 

Precious Ruby

I will never ever have the words to describe the feelings you get when meeting your grandchild for the first time. It's onE of the happiest days of my life. Meet my precious granddaughter Ruby.





Kayla's Wedding

Our next big event that happened while Jack was gone was our daughter's wedding. This was very hard without him there. I have always pictured him walking her down the isle but like many things I have learned this summer I can't control everything. I still try!!! Haha. The Marine Corps makes that even harder. 


Kayla's Baby Shower

My mom, sisters, and I all planned a baby shower for Kayla in August down in Oceanside California. It was hard for me to plan while being up here in Washington but it was soooo much fun !! We had a garden party theme. I have better photos than these but they are on my sd card and I don't have that at the moment. These are from my phone.