Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Well school started for Payton yesterday and I think Jeff and I were more nervous then Payton on how it would go down. Well we got a morning routine down and I took personal time so I could walk him to school. Just love that we are only a block away for the grade school. We all walked to the school and went downstairs to see Payton's room for the first time. We met one of the aids name Eva and she was super nice. Payton put his new storm tropper backpack in his spot and walked with us into the classroom. We said goodbye and he kissed and hugged us and we left. We had more problems with Braxton wanting to stay. We hope Braxton keeps this attitude for years. First day was a success. Thank you Payton for being the sweet and making the transition for Mommy and Daddy so easy.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday night...

Well it s Friday night and Braxton is in bed and Payton is downstairs with daddy. I decided to type and just type about how thankful I am for my family but most of all the unconditional love that Payton and Braxton show. As a parent I have made bad choices and have yelled when I should of hugged or laughed when I should of cried(if you are parent you completely understand) but no matter what my boys always have unconditional love. Children are a true blessing from above.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yeah for hot weather.

Well it was an extremely hot this pass weekend here and for the first time we had summer type weather. I guess we were due. Here is what has been happening...

On August 7th we celebrated CoCo's first birthday. We really got lucky because she has been a great puppy and the kids just love her.

On August 8th marked Braxton being 2 1/2 years old. Can you believe it?

Well Jeff, Payton and Pops took a road trip to go and see Grandma Marj in Wisconsin. It was the first time that Payton has been away from me and yes I cried when he left. The had a fabulous time in Wisconsin and brought back two Lazy Boy recliners that Marj was so nice to give us.

So you may ask what did Braxton and I do while they were up north....Well we went to the St Joe fair and had fun and also had some mom and son time shopping at the local farmers market. It was wonderful.

Well now we are back to normal other than me not getting the wallpaper off the walls in the kitchen/dining room. We have picked out the paint color and my goal is still to paint before I leave on my birthday trip. Well I need to get it done. I will have to take pictures of before and after. It is going to be great.

Well that is all for now.

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).