Thursday, November 13, 2008


Well, as you can surly tell from my blogging history, I don't blog! I have decided to stop blogging. Everyone that was reading my blog is now on Facebook, and that is what I enjoy doing the most. If you want to find me now, I on Facebook JOIN!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

1st Day of School!

Grace's actual birthday was on Monday the 25th, and it was also her first day of school. She has been so exited for the last few days, that I can't even get a word in edgewise. I have had to scream over her most of the weekend to get her to pay any attention to me. Things like "GOOD MORNING GRACE!!!" "DO YOU WANT SOME BREAKFAST?!!" it was exhausting. Finally it came... Monday! She was so exited that it was very hard to focus all of her energy on getting to school. After what seemed like hours, we finally headed out the door. I even managed to take a couple of pictures.

This was the first present of the day, it was an High School Musical Umbrella. This is how I got her to eat her breakfast, I promised a present. Although it was unfortunate that with all the rain we have been getting the last few days, it stopped raining when we headed to school.

This is Grace's fake smile, and Collins' five seconds and I am out of here smile. Which is the reason I only have a picture of them together with Grace's fake smile. It takes a while to get genuine.

The next few were taken in a matter of 10 seconds. Notice the wave of emotions she was experiencing!

2 seconds later

As crazy as this one is, it is my favorite. I will get it blown up for her High School Graduation and have all of her friends sign it for her to put on her dorm room wall.

2 seconds later

I am sure they have a pill that will help both she and I get through the next few years! : )

All in all she had a great day! We ended it with Build a Bear and pizza and cupcakes at Grandma and Pap Pap's.

Grace's 5th Birthday

Grace's 5th Birthday party was last Friday. We were going to have it at the Bridgemill pool, because they were having a Dive-in-Movie "Hannah Montana 3-D". Although, the weather had another plan for us! Luckily Grace is so easy going, and I could have asked her if it sounded good to just eat PB&J in the car for her party, and she would have said yes. However, we decided not to go that drastic, and to have it at the Mexican restaurant that she loves, right outside our subdivision. Here are a few pictures. We all had a great time, and it was a much easier clean up then the ones at our house! : )

Grace was very excited about her golf cart that she has been asking for since June when she saw it at her cousin Claire's birthday. Claire is right next to her, and her other cousin Katie is in the back ground.

Collins was equally excited about his new cars from Grandma. Check out his concentration and dedication to his new toys. I'm just kidding, he was just trying to lick some cheese dip off his lips! : )~

Last but certainly not least, Cake time! Grace got very embarrassed when everyone sings to her, she kept covering her face with her hands.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Meet the Teacher Day!

Grace had a wonderful meet the teacher day! She is lucky to have her cousin Claire in the same class as her for the second year in row.

I didn't realize it at the time I took this picture, but she was trying to get the lid off her glue. It was a while later, that I looked over at her and her eyes were bugging out of her head at me as she dramatically showed me that the lid was not budging. I even had trouble getting it off!

As you can see from this one, she was already giving me the dramatic I can't get this lid of gesture. I just hadn't noticed (until I downloaded the picture) I was too worried about getting everyone in the shot that I wasn't even looking at her. I don't know about all you other mothers, but I like to make sure I have all of my priorities in order! : )

Here she is with Claire digging in a toy box. I am going to have to rethink her hair. She is always all over the place, so I have to really secure it to not have it hanging in her face all the time.

And last but not least, her she is with her new wonderful teacher Ms.Durema.

Hopefully the year will be filled with many more smiles, like we saw today!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I was so tired of seeing the My MeMe title that I had to write this brief post. I have been very busy this summer, and assume that I will post more in the Fall. Grace starts 4 day preschool on August 25, which also happens to be her birthday. She is very excited, because she gets to take cupcakes. That is all for now, although, I will add some pictures.

Collins and Dad at the Lake feeding the ducks.

Grace and Collins playing with the Dora house.

Monday, July 7, 2008

My MeMe

My friend, Lisa, and Amy, "tagged" me for a meme? I have never done this, but here it goes.

(I copied this from Amy)
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was working at NCS Mortgage, and was living with Stacey Hines(Gaffney).

What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?

1. Give the dogs a bath
2. Laundry (everyday)
3. Figure out what is for dinner
4. Get a hold of Dance Imagination for High School Musical Summer Camp sign-ups
5. Water outdoor plants

Snacks I enjoy:
* Hummus & Pita Chips
* Cheese Its
* Spinach Dip and Bread

Places I have lived:

Niles, Oh
Warren, Oh
Bowling Green, Oh
Canton, Ga
Kennesaw, Ga
Woodstock, Ga
Hollysprings, Ga
Canton, Ga (again)

Jobs I have had:

* Gift Shop in Warren, Oh (Timeless Gifts)
* Evenflo Baby products Marketing Department
* Wolf Tan
* NCS Mortgage
* Regions Bank SBA

People I want to know more about:
Amy P.

Weeks in Review

It has been awhile since I last blogged about the family, but here are a few pictures to show our last two weeks.

We went to Emmy Katie's 2nd Birthday Party a couple of weeks ago. Emmy is my friend Onna's little girl. The kids had a great time playing in the pools. Collins got hit in the eye with a swing, and he was very upset for a while. The Party ended quickly, because of lightening.

Collins and Grace playing in the pools.

Collins' eye the next day. It never ended up looking as bad as I thought it was going to.

This is Collins and Candy playing in the front hall. I was making breakfast, and I heard Collins laughing, a bell jingling(in the ball) and Candy running. I grabbed the camera and took a couple of pictures. I liked this one, because Collins is still in motion from throwing the ball, and you can see the Green ball in the air in front of them. Could you imagine living with an animal that came up to your chest?! Yikes!

We had a great 4th. We went fishing at my parents lake in the morning, and then we had a big Bar-B-Que dinner, and then we all went to the Fireworks. Grace and Collins both loved them, and were both very tired when we got home. I have pictures on my Parents camera, I will post some when I get them.