Thursday, September 25, 2008


Sorry this is delayed but I would like to introduce the newest member of our family. CoCo. We picked her up on Saturday morning. She is a 8 week old Cockapoo. She is a great addition to our family. Everyone loves her. Here are a couple pictures.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A long Weekend!

Well when I last reported I said we all had stuffy noses and coughs. Well it got much worse. Payton woke up throwing up on Saturday morning and running a 103.3 fever. He couldn't keep anything down. After the day of him just sleeping and not wanting to do anything I decided I wasn't going to take any chances and took him to convienent care. When we got there he was running a 104.6 fever and they told us that we needed to go to the ER because they were unable to do labs there and they thought it might be his appendix. Well I rushed him to the ER and Grandma and Grandpa went to our house to watch Braxton so daddy could come and be with us. He fever was starting to go down but he kept telling us he had a boo boo and would touch his stomach. We had a great doctor there and he decided to do chest x-rays and we were told that he has bacterica pneumonia in his left lung. The doctor told us that with little kids that pneumonia will make a kids stomach hurt so that explained his boo boo on his stomach. So after a long afternoon we were able to go get medicine and take him home and doctor him up. We kept him from school today because he really just started eating yesterday afternoon and still a little weak. He is still sleepign this morning. I will write more later.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday evening

Hello all from our house to yours. Thank goodness it is Friday tomorrow. I think we are all ready for the weekend. Unfortunately our house has a cough and runny noses. I believe we are at the peak and we can only feel better. Yes we all four have it. So really nothing much to type I hope to type more later this weekend. Til then GOOD NIGHT!

Monday, September 15, 2008

When I grow up!

Jeff took this picture of Payton today and I put the subtitle on it. Yes my throwing shoes are on the wrong feet but isn't he just precious. Start them young!

Monday, September 8, 2008

New family member...arriving soon!

We have decided to add a new family member. After a lot of talking and discussion we decided to add this sweet little girl to our family. Yes we still have Lily but she is celebrating her 12th birthday next month and likes to live her life in quiet and only play when wanting to be played with. With two high energy boys they want more. A lot of research has shown that adding a high energy dog has done wonders for a child with verbal apraxia. She is a cockapoo (part cocker spaniel and part poodle) and she will be able to come home in a few weeks. We are having problems deciding on a name. Of course Jeff wants to name her Bronco or Butkus after some football greats to go with Payton but I don't think that sweet face deserves such a name. If you have suggestions please feel free to comment. I have fixed it so anyone can comment. Thank you!

Happy Monday!

Well it is Monday again and back to a busy week. Life is going great and we had a great weekend with Grandma Marj and Grandma Carol and Grandpa. Grandma Marj was here on vacation and spent most of her time spoiling the boys rotten like always. We all enjoyed having her here.

They boys, Grandma Carol and I went to the Bloomington Zoo on Saturday and we had a great time. It is a smaller zoo but it had a lot of animals we have never seen before. We had tons of fun.

What a great weekend. Thank you to all that were involved.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

Good morning all. In case you didn't know it is my birthday also today so I love Labor day this year. Last night we had a cookout and it was fun to have all the kids out and playing in the water and getting along. Thank you all that came and brought food.

Today we are just hanging out and getting ready for a visitor. Grandma Marj is visiting this week. We are all excited.

Post more later. Blog with you later.

Where did it all begin.....

This is a blog about the lives of a non-traditional midwestern family. I am a full time working mother of two beautiful boys and a wife to a stay at home husband. We were married on June 15, 2002 and were blessed with two boys, Payton (4-19-05) and Braxton (2-08-07).