Monday, December 29, 2008

A Holiday Update!

We hope that everyone had a great Christmas. We had an eventful one. It all started when I got home from work on the 23rd. We had a waterfall in our laundry room due to the ice and rain we had for two days. Our landlord came over and had to scrap our roof and then it finally stopped. We lost power on the 23rd at 7:30pm and we didn't come back on until 12 the next day. We took the boys to Christmas Eve lunch at Steak n Shake and then went to the mall to play. They had fun and it allowed us to get our of the hosue and Grandma Marj to get her wrapping done. We went to Danville on Christmas eve and then came home and got the boys ready for Santa to come. Christmas morning was nice and we had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa Lopez and Grandma Marj along with Uncle Matt and Lora and we had breakfast and opened gifts. It was fun. Christmas afternoon we went to Aunt ta-ta's and it was fun to see th boys play with all of their cousins. The boys got way to many gifts and they were exhausted but we had tons of fun. We are sending ouf Christmas cards out late due to the bad weather we had here. Please look for them at the end of this week. Love, Us

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours we want to wish you a safe and merry Christmas! Please remember the reason for the season!

Friday, December 19, 2008

So long ago...

It has been so long since I typed something and for that I am sorry. Here is a little up date on us. Payton is now on Christmas break and does not go back to school until the 5th of January. He made a lovely ornament for our tree at home. Braxton is done with therapies until the new year. He will get development therapy every other week and speech therapy every week. Both boys are doing great and talking up a storm.

We got an ice storm last night and we are without power going on 14 hours. I am not happy and Jeff has been a saint and has been with the boys all day with out anything to do except play with each other and their toys. Hopefully our power comes on soon. I will let you know.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Well all is well in our household. We had a fun but mostly relaxing weekend. We got our tree on Saturday and it was snowing so the boys stayed in the van with Grandpa while Jeff and I picked it out. We got housework done and really just enjoyed the day together yesterday. It was nice to not have anything scheduled.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


This is my favorite photo from our vacation. Two of my favorite people in this world. I love you two so much.

December already

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Decemeber and let you know that our household is slowly getting back to where it should be so that means toys every where and boys running from room to room.

Payton is getting back to normal with the school and loves it. He is a chatter box now and we love it.

Braxton is back to normal and loves everything and he is also a chatter box.

Sometimes I try to remember what it was like when it was Jeff and I and quiet in the house but then I think how our house felt empty and now it is so lively all the time. I know it is late but I didn't talk about what we are thankful for as a family.

We are thankful for all the love and support our family and friends give us. We are thankful for the life we have and the precious time we have as a family to enjoy each other and just have small conversations about nothing. Those are the times I am thankful as a family. We are thankful for a lot more things like how thankful we are that the boys are able to get the education and therapies they need. Well I could go on and on but I think you get the point. I promise I will post some pictures from our trip just have to get the hubby to get them off the memory card first.

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).